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Search: Posts Made By: hriehl1
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,352
Posted By hriehl1
Consider that if you have the bottom now down to...

Consider that if you have the bottom now down to bare gel coat and faired, it is your only opportunity for a barrier coat before recoating with bottom paint. On my 28 footer, it took no more than 90...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-10-2014
Replies: 50
Views: 1,591
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Inboard/Outboard?

Lots of pros and cons to consider.

First, an outboard solution is less-expensive... the outboard version of the Aloha will cost less (but fetch less when you sell). If / when you need repair work,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-22-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By hriehl1
I have an O'Day ds1 and the cockpit has wood...

I have an O'Day ds1 and the cockpit has wood coamings surrounding the cockpit. They extend higher than deck level so if you put the rail in the water the coming will deflect the water from the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-22-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By hriehl1
I cannot comment on the products you cited. But...

I cannot comment on the products you cited. But I did a very similar job with four portlights a couple years ago and was very happy with the results.

Each portlight consisted of an upper-half and...
Forum: Outboard 01-19-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Outboard advice needed - dealer charged install price

I think if you check some outboard online sites, you'll see that the remote throttle / shifter / ignition plus associated wiring and cables are a separate equipment purchase... before any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2014
Replies: 36
Views: 979
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Convert back to tiller?

I also have an HR28 with original tiller steering.

True, the tiller does sweep 60% of the cockpit, but when sailing with 3 or 4 we can just hand-off the tiller to the person on the opposite side...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-19-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,284
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Trailerable sailboats with 7+' cockpit?

I would second the Chrysler 20... much larger cockpit than anything in its class (though as others have observed, this comes at the expense of a less-generous cabin). In this class you need to make...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By hriehl1
Re: How much Butyl tape is needed for one port light?

I bedded four rebuilt portlights with MaineSail's butyl tape after bedding the new plexiglass into the aluminum portlight frames with Dow 795.

Interestingly, we had a couple minor leaks in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Solar Panels

All over eBay as low as $100. Of course, these will be no-name Chinese panels but there is a worldwide glut pushing prices to unheard-of levels.

I bought a 30 watt no-name last year for $60......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,907
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Proper adhesive/sealer for Lexan

Last winter, I rebuilt 45-year-old portlights using Dow 795 to secure the new plexiglass in the U-channel aluminum frames. After a 2-week cure, I used butyl tape bedding and rivets to secure the...
Forum: Electronics 11-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Budget-Priced 5" Chartplotter Advice Needed

Thank You... I'll take a look.

$400 is a good benchmark for my definition of "Budget-Priced". Thanks for asking.
Forum: Electronics 11-25-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Am I crazy to buy another Garmin GPS

Are you certain your current Garmin-format waypoint inventory cannot be somehow "translated" into a format usable by competitive makes? I have to believe there are PC based utilities available to...
Forum: Electronics 11-25-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By hriehl1
Budget-Priced 5" Chartplotter Advice Needed

I've been using a handheld Garmin GPSMap 76Csx with Bluechart G2 (NOT Vision) chip using NMEA 0183 output to a VHF for DSC support. I have a separate depth sounder and have no need for fishfinder...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-20-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Boston Whaler Harpoon 5.2

While shopping and ultimately buying an O'Day Daysailor, I checked out a couple and saw listings for a couple other Harpoons. From what I could gather in my research, they are very well-regarded and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Precision Sail Loft... Any advice about vendor? makes off-the-shelf sails for a variety of smaller boats. I bought their mainsail for an O'Day Daysailer and was happy with the product, price and service.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-09-2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5,133
Posted By hriehl1
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

I am the original poster... have many posts on Sailnet... and while I fall short of an unqualified endorsement of Peak, on the whole I'm reasonably satisfied... the product is fully satisfactory,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Sail purchase options

I started a recent thread where several posted their experiences with discount internet lofts.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Survey?????? I've never had one

Given the boat is on a trailer, you might save significantly by taking the boat to the surveyor, saving his/her roundtrip travel time and expense. Early in my boatowning career I trailered a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 6,211
Posted By hriehl1
Re: What is the best way to Tarp a sailboat for winter

I have gotten very good service on my 28 footer with a home-built electrical conduit frame and Kover Klamps. Kover Klamps secure the intersection of the conduit no matter what the joining angle may...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-24-2013
Replies: 40
Views: 3,804
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Practical Sailor has deaf ears

While I will concede that Practical Sailor's email solicitations to buy what are esentially aggregated reprints is a PITA, I still find they offer good value. I have learned a great deal reading PS...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By hriehl1
Re: What stays on the boat after winterizing.

My advice is to remove as much as you can store elsewhere with reasonable convenience. Most important is anything made of cloth that mice would want to nest in... sails, clothing, PFDs, etc.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-08-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,032
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Interlux Schooner vs. Sikkens Cetol

Agreed... that would be the ultimate entertaining thread... but wait... it must be posted by one who's been lurking on the site and has never sailed before.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-07-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,032
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Interlux Schooner vs. Sikkens Cetol

From Practical Sailor, September 2011, at the 2-year mark of their coatings test.

"The Cetol products are still at the head of the pack, albeit a somewhat mangy-looking pack. The cloudy, opaque...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,933
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Time for a new dinghy - roll up vs. air vs. rigid floor

You might get more pertinent replies if you provide more info on your usage patterns.

How big is the mothership? Do you tow? Have davits? Need to break it down to stow on deck? Or stow belowdecks?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-06-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 2,032
Posted By hriehl1
Re: Interlux Schooner vs. Sikkens Cetol

The only threads more entertaining than varnish are about anchors.

I will not claim one is better than the other... they have different merits; choose your medicine. Varnish (generally) requires...
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