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Search: Posts Made By: asdf38
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 59 Minutes Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By asdf38
Re: Tips for installing new tank

Yes, Contessa 26.

Thanks for the suggestions though I settled on an alternative method........Velcro. Let me know how bad an idea you think this is.

Actually I think it's decent. As shown,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 7,169
Posted By asdf38
Re: Kiwi-grip Non-Skid deck finish...

I applied kiwigrip to the cockpit locker covers in my basement last weekend and a full 6 days later it's still not hard.

Today I left them outside so they'd get some sun/warmth and I can still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By asdf38
Re: Deck Painting Project - Topside Paint & Compatible Primers

Yep interdeck traps dirty like crazy. The only thing that got it out for me was a pressure washer. But I'm going over it with kiwi-grip this year because that's not realistic.


This year is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By asdf38
Tips for installing new tank

I'm looking to permanently mount a 6 gallon water tank.

Any tips or pictures for mounting a rectangular tank in a non-rectangular boat?

I imagine I want to glass in a couple pieces of wood but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,541
Posted By asdf38
Re: Raw water cooling - walk away?

There is a reason why designers add in fresh water cooling so often but on the other hand lots of engines operate with raw water for a long time just fine. And on the bright side, it's mechanically...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,152
Posted By asdf38
Re: Repainting non skid only

Good topic.

I'm approaching some peacmeal deck painting myself this year. My goal is cockpit non-skid and cockpit touchup or re-paint.

The idea is that I spend all my time in the cockpit and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,380
Views: 488,270
Posted By asdf38
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I've got a lot of Milwaukee M12 tools and I toyed with the idea of hacking up one battery and adding a lighter plug extension cable. Then I'd be able to run multiple tools.

Though the modern...
Forum: Diesel 04-16-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By asdf38
Re: How to start engine on the hard?

That's what I wish my process was but my haul outs are a 4 hour sail which is usually too late in the season and too late in the day to get those done upon arrival. If it's not snowing and still...
Forum: Diesel 04-16-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By asdf38
Re: How to start engine on the hard?

Be careful with this method.

I know my Yanmar (much smaller than yours) uses a bypass mechanism for temperature control. The cooling water mostly bypasses the block until the engine gets up to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-12-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 22,493
Posted By asdf38
Re: Best 30-36' boats for bluewater & liveaboard?

Contessa 32
Baba/Tashiba etc Bob Perry designs
Albergs and Cape Dory's

Search Bluewaterboats.org
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 5,093
Posted By asdf38
Re: Lifespan of a Diesel Engine

For what its worth I double checked my Yanmar 1GM10 manual and it specifically does say that the engine should periodically be run full-out.

I tend to hate doing it (my one-banger is loud and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 4,867
Posted By asdf38
Re: Custom Engine Panel Design

Well, 2.5 years later and I finally started this project!

First, my original plans were overly ambitious. While it would be nice to have Nav/Spreader lights etc in the cockpit it's not really...
Forum: Diesel 04-03-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 881
Posted By asdf38
Re: How to start engine on the hard?

I disagree with the priming detail. My engine (1GM10) never has trouble priming.

Just fill the bucket and stick the hose in.

Though I'll say that removing and then replacing the hose from the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By asdf38
Re: Make Cushions Without Sewing

For what its worth I also distinctly remember someone posting about a contact cement technique in the low buck project thread for cockpit cushions but I can't find the pictures.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By asdf38
Re: Source for good hose clamps...

And you're sure you want it to be easy to come off? That's been my concern adding any form of lubricant.

Minnewaska:
Yes I do close the seacock every time I'm off the boat. I think this brings...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By asdf38
Re: Source for good hose clamps...

While on this subject I have a question: What the hell are the tricks for getting tight hoses on/off seacocks?

One of my most curse inducing regular maintenance activities is putting the engine...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-25-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 16,944
Posted By asdf38
Re: What is the smallest dinghy with a cabin?

Has anyone used one of those?

Sailing rig and inflatable cuddy aside, I recall seeing one at a dock in Maine. Looks like a pretty unique rugged little tender actually.

Hollow foam filled...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-23-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,710
Posted By asdf38
Re: To survey or not to survey; that is the question.

I felt exactly the same way. In the <10k range you can convince yourself a survey doesn't make financial sense. But then you'll be left questioning the condition of the boat when the weather pipes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,641
Posted By asdf38
Re: Protecting Tools

Waterproof box is a good idea but I find square boxes are mostly incompatible with my small curved boat.

Actually come to think of it right when I bought the boat I bought a big waterproof tool...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,671
Posted By asdf38
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-21-2014
Replies: 175
Views: 53,147
Posted By asdf38
Re: Micro cruisers

Benetau First 235. Fast, with an enclosed head, galley and an aft cabin:

http://www.beneteau235.com/images/First_235_interior_color_drawing_cut_700.jpg
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-21-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,201
Posted By asdf38
Re: Prices for everything

My projects, 1979 Contessa 26. Showing cost and my hours (profesional hours included in cost).

Re-wire - ~$1000 + 100 hrs
-All interior wiring except engine panel
-Cost includes crimper,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,671
Posted By asdf38
Re: New favorite interior teak oil-Weiman vs. Formby

Sold! Just added to my Amazon cart. My (limited) teak has nothing.


Next question - what would people recommend for a floor panel? I'm wrapping up a solid teak and holly (maple) panel for the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-12-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,408
Posted By asdf38
Re: Ugly Boats

Oh come, you're picking on the little 23' pilot house? Heh that isn't fair.

The 27 I definitely like.

You also have to admire them for staying in businesses and continuously producing a 27.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-09-2014
Replies: 82
Views: 7,238
Posted By asdf38
Re: possible to buy a seaworthy sailboat under $20000 that requires very little fix?

I did a couple "dives" on my boat this year.

Got a lesson about the little shrimp that hang onto the bottom - I climbed out of the boat and looked down - 100's of little brown squrming things all...
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