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Search: Posts Made By: phunter
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-14-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 7,176
Posted By phunter
Bristol Channel Cutters

Good Old Boat has an article about Lyle Hess in this months edition that discusses the BCC.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 2,146
Posted By phunter
bleaching teak

Jeff is correct. I favor houshold bleach and a light sanding so that not much material so lost.
Mix asolution of 20% bleach to water and brush it on, let it sit a few minutes and hose it off. Try...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 7,483
Posted By phunter
Need advice on non skid paint

I have read that yoou can paint a second coat without the granules and it will soften the surface a bit.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-23-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,779
Posted By phunter
Rant: Passage Maker Magazine

I seldom pay cash for anything for that very reason. A well written letter to your credit card will get that charge reversed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-23-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By phunter
holding tank on E32

Ronco plastics has 100s of off the shelf tanks of different sizes and shapes and they will deal with you direct.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-23-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By phunter
Sheathing the wheel

I ordered the book from B&N and got it in 5 days for 10 bucks. Very thourough.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-12-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By phunter
Changing Sheaves

Ed Louchard at made me some new oilite bearings for my sheaves at a fair price and was pleasant to work with.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 2,009
Posted By phunter
JeffH - Question on cutters

Jeff, I wonder if you could expand on the idea of Tayana 37s being worthless so that those making decisions to possibly buy one would not weigh your opinion without the underlying criteria and basis...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 2,882
Posted By phunter
Non skid decks

You have many options before you.
1) Paint with interlux that includes the non-skid.
2) Paint any deck paint and sprinkle on interlux non-skid granules.
3) Same as 2 but use clean sand.
4) Apply...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By phunter
Boat yards in Galveston

Try Kevin at Stix N Riggin. He is honest and well regarded. He is doing the work on my Morgan designed and built Heritage Wet Indies. You will find that 98% of the boats (10,000+) are docked in Clear...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 2,284
Posted By phunter
Fresh Water Drain Points on Perkin''''s 4-108

As you look at the front of the engine, there is a drain spigot that looks like a mini faucet at the back of the block, left side. If you do not have the spigot there than you will find a dead plug...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-14-2003
Replies: 21
Views: 12,230
Posted By phunter
81 Catalina 38 '''' Sparkman Stevens

I looked at one a few years back and felt the headroom was adequate for me at 5''8" but how well did you fit?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-14-2003
Replies: 29
Views: 5,066
Posted By phunter
Factors influencing boat balance

No, Jeff. Not a loony toon. Just a guy who oes not have to take 400 words to prove I am so smart. And I can do it with humor!!!

Look closley at the shape of late 70s early 80s offshore designs...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-14-2003
Replies: 78
Views: 19,212
Posted By phunter
Option: Catalina 36 and 38

Just my 2 cents worth. Jeff is a blowhard but mixed in with his hot air is always a some truth and a genuine effort to contribute what he actually knows. He can''t help it if he sprinkles in some...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 05-09-2003
Replies: 29
Views: 5,066
Posted By phunter
Factors influencing boat balance

There are many variables that must be answered that contribute to an answer to that question. for example: What color is the bottom painted, what shape is the bottom in, what color hair does the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 4,493
Posted By phunter
rudder, glass or wood?

Actually, Jeff neutral bouyancy means exactly that. It does not float up (that would be called positive bouyancy) and does not sink (that would be called negative bouyancy). It just stays at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 4,493
Posted By phunter
rudder, glass or wood?

Keep in mind the goal of nuetral bouyancy.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 2,080
Posted By phunter
Perkins 4.108 overheating

In addition to the heat exchanger, the exhaust manifold is bathed in fresh water. There could be a crack inside the manifold that is allowing the fresh water to go right out the exhaust. You can...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-17-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,389
Posted By phunter
Perkins and Bottom Paint

I rebuilt my Perkins 4-108 last summer in the garage. All told it cost about 2500 in parts and misc. labor. My freind had his done turnkey and it was 10 or 11 grand including transmission. You do...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 836
Posted By phunter
Rudder Post Corrosion

My 2" rudder post has corrosion where it exits the fierglass blade. This is also exactly where a 1/4" shim sits between the bottom of the boat and the top of the fiberglass. I understand that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2003
Replies: 11
Views: 2,151
Posted By phunter
New sails

Sailnet''s qoute to me was cheaper than the local boys comparing apples and apples.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-06-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 947
Posted By phunter
Forum: Learning to Sail 01-03-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 2,036
Posted By phunter
Houston/Clear Lake TX

dial 281-334-1856 and talk to Glen. Good classes, nice guy to deal with.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-03-2003
Replies: 17
Views: 3,857
Posted By phunter
Describe Sailing

You are moving slowly through the channel under the power of a noisey smelley (but needed)diesel. The boat begrudgeing goes where it is pointed but anyone at all in touch with their five senses knows...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-24-2002
Replies: 8
Views: 3,476
Posted By phunter
Heritage Yacht

To: donrr1-Most of what Jeff said about the Heritage is incorrect. If you will E-mail me I will answer any of your questions directly. I own hull #27 and I am in the process of upgrade and...
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