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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,662
Posted By ptsailor
Leak?

A friend and I were discussing leaks yesterday and he mentioned using smoke. Close up cabin and reverse shopvac to push air/smoke into cabin and have lookouts around boat to look for smoke coming...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-07-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 5,801
Posted By ptsailor
No craddle?

That's a cool picture.....but? How safe is that for working on the boat? Up and down, in and out, sanding and painting? Will the boat stand up if a
30- 40 mph wind comes down the valley. We have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 5,801
Posted By ptsailor
Thanks for the information. I just looked up the...

Thanks for the information. I just looked up the page and it is similar to something a friend and my dad worked up today. My boat not being near the weight of the Sabre, we are using smaller lumber...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 5,801
Posted By ptsailor
Sailingdog, Thanks. Didn't think about listing...

Sailingdog, Thanks. Didn't think about listing the boat, it's not one found on the West Coast. The boat is a McVay Micmac. My friend is hauling his boat in March other wise I could use his dolley....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 5,801
Posted By ptsailor
AllThumbs, thanks. What is locally? I'm in Port...

AllThumbs, thanks. What is locally? I'm in Port Townsend, Wa.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By ptsailor
Wink Thanks for all your responses. I learn better by...

Thanks for all your responses. I learn better by doing and with the book as reference I can understand the basics better. I would like to at least be able to trace a problem. Learn to figure out load...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 5,801
Posted By ptsailor
Unhappy Boat stands

I'm having a hard time finding used boat stands. Is there a proper way to make stands out of wood? For sailboat with full keel, 8' beam, 26' long, 4' draft and approx. 6400 lbs. Using a friends...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,164
Posted By ptsailor
Cool Electrical?

I'm buying a boat that I will need to redo the electrical system. The electrical system and I are like water and electricity.... not user friendly. If I were to buy a book on marine electrical, from...
Forum: Islander   10-11-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,573
Posted By ptsailor
Thanks for the reply. My mistake it's a 25 ft.

Thanks for the reply. My mistake it's a 25 ft.
Forum: Islander   10-11-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,573
Posted By ptsailor
Cool '73 Islander 26'

I am looking for any information on the 25 ft. Islander. I understand they only made a couple dozen or so. I am looking at a 1973 boat but have found no information online. Any help or direction...
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