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Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-28-2008
Replies: 3,410
Views: 887,148
Posted By paul43
S/V Daydream

Sailing the Caribbean 9 years, 25,000 nm.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By paul43
Old Panels

Solarex 65 watt, 25+ years old...:(
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-01-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By paul43
Solar Panels - Repair/Rework - info needed

I have four 65 watt panels - OLD. Some of the collector leads are corroded, some of the cells are going opaque, I think due to delamination from the face plate. Can solar panels be re-conditioned? ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By paul43
Re-gelcoating - info needed.

Saw an Amel, looked out-of-the-mold-new, not... 15 years old. Was told it was re-gelcoated in Cartagena, Columbia. How is this done? How long does it last? Better than Awlgrip? What do you know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 3,289
Posted By paul43
EasyPoxy Application

Used it with good results in 85+ degree weather. Use fine pore sponge roller; roll on a ways, then go back and roll again with almost 'dry' roller; knocks down tiny bubbles, lays out smooth. We...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-16-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By paul43
Trinidad 'builds up' after several...

Trinidad 'builds up' after several applications... Ultima does not. Saves a nasty grind down of old paint.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By paul43
Bottom Paint -what works!

Took me 25 years to figure this out... used Petit Trinidad for lots of years 'till the build-up was 1/4" thick... ugh :( ! Tried Seahawk Islands 44 Hard - pretty good stuff. Got some Jotun 60 on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2008
Replies: 285
Views: 85,813
Posted By paul43
As a retired aerospace engineer I never saw a...

As a retired aerospace engineer I never saw a soldered connection on ANY flight or weapon hardware... BUT the crimping tool is a very special item that UNIFORMLY compresses the sleeve.... ain't your...
Forum: herSailNet   07-13-2008
Replies: 152
Views: 27,601
Posted By paul43
Good Galley

We have a three burner with oven Force 10 propane stove and can prepare anything you would at home providing, of course, you have the ingredients on hand. A modest collection of pots, pans and the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-13-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 2,805
Posted By paul43
No cost to anchor, IF you can find a spot. ...

No cost to anchor, IF you can find a spot. Bridge opens on demand. Open water out thru creek, eyeball nav, or back out to the west.
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