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Search: Posts Made By: merc2dogs
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-06-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,988
Posted By merc2dogs
Re: Trailer Reg in California

Agree with taking the home-built registration route.

It is often the easiest and fastest way to get it titled. Check requirements though before going that route though. Some states have a mile...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-17-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By merc2dogs
Backer rod and the grips would work fine. ...

Backer rod and the grips would work fine.

Typically I use styrofoam blocks cut to shape and then wrapped with sand paper. It's stiff enough to sand well, but soft enough to conform without...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,125
Posted By merc2dogs
A different way to look at it would be to...

A different way to look at it would be to consider whether you could make your 3k back if it is a total loss.
If the boat is in great shape, and I wanted it, I'd talk to the insurer and see about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2011
Replies: 40
Views: 4,382
Posted By merc2dogs
It's odd, I'm not one to go by looks in anything,...

It's odd, I'm not one to go by looks in anything, but when I look at an old style boat I get excited over them.
New boats, while maybe faster, and better in many ways, just don't spark me. I look...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-27-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 9,938
Posted By merc2dogs
Flap wheels on a 4 1/2 inch sander are what I use...

Flap wheels on a 4 1/2 inch sander are what I use to do the bevels, this type:

Shop 3M: Flap Disc (http://www.shop3m.com/3m-flap-disc-f3mwjbcp0h.html)

Note, these are normally called 'disks'...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 2,114
Posted By merc2dogs
I'd say the deck doesn't leak, would have plenty...

I'd say the deck doesn't leak, would have plenty of evidence on the interior pictures, and everything looks pretty clean inside. No stains on the hull sides, cushions or bright work. And the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,145
Posted By merc2dogs
WDS, I thought I was the only one who used...

WDS, I thought I was the only one who used lanolin :)

On my old trailer sailor, the fastening point for the cable was worn/rotted so it was elongated with maybe 3/8th inch solid iron between it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By merc2dogs
Also, check to see where the return line is...

Also, check to see where the return line is routed into the tank, it could be disturbing the float. Quick test would be to disconnect the return, and route it into a fuel can.

Generally engine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-19-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,307
Posted By merc2dogs
Sounds like a good fix!

Sounds like a good fix!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By merc2dogs
can sometimes remove the plugs by drilling a...

can sometimes remove the plugs by drilling a pilot, then threading a screw into them. Other times, can chain drill a few holes in them and pop them out with a chisel
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By merc2dogs
I plug the screw/bolt holes in my project boats...

I plug the screw/bolt holes in my project boats with seam tape, it's butyl with a cloth or felt backing. For screwed in things, I simply clean the surface and apply the tape, for through bolted...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 1,991
Posted By merc2dogs
Quartersawn is the way to go reduce expansion and...

Quartersawn is the way to go reduce expansion and contraction, it can also be the prettiest way to cut wood. But due to the way the grain runs it's not always the best for applications that can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-12-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,037
Posted By merc2dogs
Get some coax from an old antenna that has the...

Get some coax from an old antenna that has the right end for your radio. Cut the jacket off for about two-three feet from the end to expose the braid, separate the braid near the jacket enough to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-08-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,008
Posted By merc2dogs
Not a bad looking boat, posting the size would...

Not a bad looking boat, posting the size would help a bit in narrowing it down. Sits high on the trailer like Lugers do with their mostly external drop keel, but cabin doesn't look like any of them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-03-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 4,394
Posted By merc2dogs
I'd also advise speaking with a lawyer, as they...

I'd also advise speaking with a lawyer, as they are the only ones who will be able to provide true legal advice.

What I would do, if you are able to document everything you've said, is put up a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-29-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 6,447
Posted By merc2dogs
Most of what I have seen called a tabernacle are,...

Most of what I have seen called a tabernacle are, according to what I grew up knowing, a mast hinge, not a tabernacle. The earlier pic posted by Ulladh is closer to a real tabernacle, with the pivot...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-23-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,782
Posted By merc2dogs
This post does have some longevity!

This post does have some longevity!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-22-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By merc2dogs
I've always used putty knives and dish soap. The...

I've always used putty knives and dish soap. The putty knives cut the seal, and the dish soap keeps it from re-sticking.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-21-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By merc2dogs
Easy way is toplace slight upwards pressure on...

Easy way is toplace slight upwards pressure on the area to open up the cracks, then clean them out well with acetone etc, Then using thinned gel coat, or thinned paint, fill the cracks up. With...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 3,721
Posted By merc2dogs
Caveat is that unless the through hulls are far...

Caveat is that unless the through hulls are far enough below the water line, when heeled the water will often have to go uphill to make it out the other side, so will pool in the low side of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By merc2dogs
There are tons of uses for noodles in a boat, I...

There are tons of uses for noodles in a boat, I used them stuffed under the gunnel of an old dingy as flotation. Also cut 6" lengths from them, run wire through and use it to hold the wire in areas...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 4,806
Posted By merc2dogs
Think the rental option would be better all...

Think the rental option would be better all around. It would be rather difficult and expensive to equip a bike and have it legal anywhere you go.
A moped would work, I've seen off-road capable...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 09-05-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 3,214
Posted By merc2dogs
I've never hesitate to buy a boat in need of...

I've never hesitate to buy a boat in need of serious work. Main consideration for me is if I like the boat and it will meet my needs.

The main reason it works for me is primarily because I can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By merc2dogs
I'm one who hates sunscreen, simply because I...

I'm one who hates sunscreen, simply because I can't stand oily crap on my skin. (think I'd be used to it since my side business is auto and motorcycle repair)

For me the solution is pretty...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 1,821
Posted By merc2dogs
I was wondering about crevice corrosion when I...

I was wondering about crevice corrosion when I responded too.


An option for really large shrink tube, is plastic bottles. Anything that is made of the same plastic that 2 liter pop bottles are...
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