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Search: Posts Made By: mike dryver
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Check out this boat!

If that's the boat I think it is, that thing has been sitting there, as a work in progress since the early to mid 80s
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By mike dryver
Re: To drain or not to drain

You also need to keep tabs on the fuel lines if they are rubber, etc, as they will deteriorate rapidly with the ethanol in them! I would also be concerned with the seals and o rings in the new carb,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Advice sought on south Florida older boat insurance

Check with IMIS [In Baltimore] My boat is 35 at this time, I started with them in 04. The co. I'm with, with them requires a survey every 5 yrs. now. That being said The boat was 24 yrs young...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By mike dryver
Re: G10 alternative

Why don't you make your own with stitch mat and resin. I made 7 for my boat! I made a form out of plywood base and cut a 3/4 inch length of pine to make a box on top of the ply, then a plywood cap...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Propeller shaft, coupler and struts

Our boat is a 1979 and it doesn't eveb come close to looking like that! But then again it is only in th water 7 months a year! That being said the p/o obviously never didmuch in the way of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Rudder post leaks into cockpit

The water coming in is probably from hydrostatic pressure coming up the tube. this is usually caused be looseness around between the post and tube. So the tube be worn a bit which allows the water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Fiberglass Bow Tip Repair

Take the p[ulpit to a good metal fab shop, they should be able to straighten out the dmgd center strut enough to get a measurement for repair/replacement piece. They should also be able to heat the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Which type of boat is best?

If you have never actually sailed a boat of any kind you are most surely a novice, if not a pre novice! Not being cruel just realistic. What your saying in essence is that because you have read...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Which type of plywood ?

G `10 is extruded fiberglass panel or shapes and so expensive to the point it will give you heart failure!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 764
Posted By mike dryver
Re: I just bought a project boat - now what? Project Boat - Part I

Thanks all for giving me a boot in the b-hind! Tore boat apart 4 1/2yrs ago to refit. 1079b Gulfstar 37. 1st in 34 yrs. Had some chain plate issues, etc. Anyway got in real bad accident. Project...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Life Lines

Rigging Only
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Filling voids prior to gel coat ?

Evercoat say not so. It says on the can do not use over epoxy because of the bonding problem. I just saw this about 3 hrs ago looking at gelcoat listing for repairs on my own boat!!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,618
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Deck core - what on earth am i doing wrong....

I just got done last fall with 4 sections on our boat. 1 was 4ft by 14" tapering to 8"s the 2nd was 3ft. by 16" tapering to 6"s the 3rd was 14" by 14"s and the last was 26"s by 18" tapered to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Hull question

Those are blisters formed from the heat shrink. You had sweat, and or moisture(rain) that got trapped against the hull. The heat of the sun opened the pores of the gel coat, while making the water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 750
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Removing Deck Hardware Fasteners - No Luck

Using a propane torch heat each cleat around the fastener hole. Don't go super hot just not touchable them spray in the PB blaster. it should smoke a little. Do this to each one a couple of times. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Best finish for a mahogany rudder?

Put it in a coll corner of the basement if you have one! What I've found is that if dried slowly in a cool environment it stresses the wood less. After it has been allowed to dry like this there is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Are these supporting weight like bulkheads?

Are they crumbly as in soft wood fiber coming out or are they just de-laminating a little? if the plies are just letting go why couldn't you take each out and turn they over, spread the plies gently...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 1,863
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Broken Mast - Sleeve or Replace?

campbmic There is a place here in Massachusetts called they strip older sailboats mainly and sell every thing I've been there a couple of times. Their prices are approx half of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-08-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Shackle question

Your not saying the pin eye came through the shackle eye!!!??
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Engine Driven Refrigeration Compressors

Why not call the MFG. They should be able to tell you right away,no!? with no information of mfg no one can say in real world
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 637
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Help with refinishing of teak.

Why wouldn't you contact Beneteau and ask what they used. It can make all the difference in the world! On our G.S. 37 the mgf used Minwax Colonial Maple stain to make all the teak inside look the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 813
Posted By mike dryver
Re: What's the best was to seal my stanchion bases?

Mizra To fill the under side of your bases with epoxy you only have to put a piece of tape over the hole in the under side! check to make sure your stanchions don't extend below the hole. I did...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-11-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Inspection Aloft

I've got rum but I cannot make down there before the snow flies again!!! OOOHHH the agony of it all!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Inspection Aloft

the 2nd pic shows a weld also ,but not making contact at the fwd edge. It would appear there is flexing, or it might be stress relief. It looks old, ie no fresh metal showing. I would show the pics...
Forum: Outboard 01-26-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By mike dryver
re: Need help finding an anode for my outboard.

Defender Ind. 12$ just was on line with them!!!!
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