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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By capecodda
Re: Mooring ball slap damaging my awlgrip topside ?

Maine's advice is right on the money as usual.

One other thought, when cruising you sometimes end up on a nasty barnacle encrusted mooring with the pennant attached through a shackle on the top. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Mooring ball slap damaging my awlgrip topside ?

My thoughts (in no particular order):

My new-to-me boat will need to be painted if it is ever to look nice again. The original gelcoat was patched and the patches have yellowed while the original...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Mooring ball slap damaging my awlgrip topside ?

This is PURE RUBBISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LPU paints & primers like 545 are specifically designed and formulated to go over properly prepped gelcoat. If you saw paint peeling it was the fault of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Mooring ball slap damaging my awlgrip topside ?

SOFT mooring ball and ALL connections BELOW IT....

Clean the ball every now and then with inflatable boat cleaner....


Every year hard mooring balls or balls with top connections cause...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By MarkofSeaLife
Re: Mooring ball slap damaging my awlgrip topside ?

I have been bashed by every mooring ball Ive ever been on. But as they are always transient I havent been able to solve the problem.

What about some sort of soft sock? Like a fender cover, or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 628
Posted By Sabreman
Re: What kind of interior finish

I find that wiping the interior with any oil looks good for a time but eventually needs to be re done. Many oils attract dirt and make the wood look even worse after a number of years. This was...
Forum: Diesel   07-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By T37Chef
Re: Replaced engine mounts now how do I align ?

Using a 2x4 or something similar can help leverage moving the beast around.

You'll want to try and get the mounts as close as you can before installing them (too late now I think), that will save...
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