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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 992
Posted By svindigo
Vetus just released a bladder that come saturated...

Vetus just released a bladder that come saturated with some sort of epoxy that makes it appropriate for water and fuel. It is flexible during installation then cures to the shape of the space it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-23-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 5,910
Posted By svindigo
FWIW - issues with teak decks can be repaired. ...

FWIW - issues with teak decks can be repaired. The overhead being too low is forever.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,389
Posted By svindigo
FWIW another option is to use the boat hook to...

FWIW another option is to use the boat hook to haul the halyard down, put a sail tie around the boom several feet aft of the mast capturing the halyard underneath. This will pull the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-16-2008
Replies: 46
Views: 4,105
Posted By svindigo
At least with diesel the racors will get out any...

At least with diesel the racors will get out any spit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,530
Posted By svindigo
Thanks Martha, I will search for rest of your...

Thanks Martha, I will search for rest of your thread. I like the Al foil idea!

Ike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,530
Posted By svindigo
Thanks Xort and Nola. I hadn't thought of the...

Thanks Xort and Nola. I hadn't thought of the Rustoleum to lock up the rust I couldn't get to. I'll be doing this in place so taking a page from NOLA I'll be masking everything for miles around. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By svindigo
Hello Charlie - Thanks for the detail. It's more...

Hello Charlie - Thanks for the detail. It's more than I was planning to do but I'd like to do it right if it's to be done. I can find the zinc chromate primer but are the other items readily...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 4,530
Posted By svindigo
Engine painting advice/watchouts sought

Hello again,
Having recently lost my mind I thought I would repaint our Perkins 4-154 while waiting for the men in white coats to show up at the slip. Any advice or warnings for the collected...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By svindigo
I'm with you there SD. I'm a huge fan of...

I'm with you there SD. I'm a huge fan of Lanocote. It's on all my turnbuckles and most mounting hardware. Tefgel is on all mast hardware.

Again, many thanks. Your responses are always very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By svindigo
Nope, not anodized.

I'm just going back and forth between 1) paint it and if it works great if not paint it again or 2) do like the Dashews and go raw and let it oxidize. With the generator mounted to it I'm worried...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By svindigo
hey there TerryJoe. Insufficient torque on the...

hey there TerryJoe. Insufficient torque on the keel bolt could result in the leakage. I would look for a deepwell socket in the size you need at an auto parts place or at Harbor Freight if there's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-17-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By svindigo
Painting aluminum

Hello all, am installing a generator on an aluminum framework. QOTD is whether or not to paint the frame or leave it au natural. Insight and suggestions are welcome before I start cleaning and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-30-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By svindigo
No problema mi amigo! We had work done there and...

No problema mi amigo! We had work done there and drove down several times (from OC) so it was worth it for us.

Good luck with the decks
Ike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-30-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 28,083
Posted By svindigo
You'll know when the water gets to your engine...

You'll know when the water gets to your engine because it will stop running so you should be OK FOR NOW. Agree with the earlier advice re: fuel water separator (if you don't have one, do not pass go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By svindigo
If you are near the border I'd drive down and...

If you are near the border I'd drive down and check out Baja Naval in Ensenada. Can't comment specifically on teak deck refits but they do good work on the other wood related projects I've seen come...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-07-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 4,549
Posted By svindigo
Generally, the distance is measured from the...

Generally, the distance is measured from the anchor attachment. That way you know exactly how far it is to the hook. I suppose there is no rule that says you can't do it however you want but if you...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-07-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,705
Posted By svindigo
Our table is attached at the pedestal and has one...

Our table is attached at the pedestal and has one leg placed forward to support it when in use. (when not in use the leg is stowed in a cockpit locker) Our side flaps are supported by slide out...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-03-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 3,430
Posted By svindigo
Anchoring at 2 Harbors is great but it's deep. ...

Anchoring at 2 Harbors is great but it's deep. Cat Harbor is good as others have stated. Emerald Cove is very nice for snorkeling. Little Gibraltar is also good.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-28-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 850
Posted By svindigo
Matt Schulz - Exceedingly thorough. He will go...

Matt Schulz - Exceedingly thorough. He will go through the boat with a very fine tooth comb for you and accompany you on the sea trial. The quote from him I remember best is "Trust is good,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,992
Posted By svindigo
AC circuits on our boat were all wired with Home...

AC circuits on our boat were all wired with Home Depot orange extension cord cable with the plugs cut off!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 1,749
Posted By svindigo
Hit them with a pressure washer first and that...

Hit them with a pressure washer first and that will get most of the crud off.

Ike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2008
Replies: 78
Views: 15,641
Posted By svindigo
For what it's worth, give some thought to how the...

For what it's worth, give some thought to how the name will sound over the radio when you are being hailed. It should be something that is not easily confused with another name. If you are planning...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-25-2008
Replies: 36
Views: 7,454
Posted By svindigo
We redid our non skid last year and did not use...

We redid our non skid last year and did not use primer on the advice of a local yard. So far we are pleased with the job. The last time the job was done (before us so 6+ years) they primed and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-25-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,064
Posted By svindigo
I'd second the mast suggestion by SV Carolena. ...

I'd second the mast suggestion by SV Carolena. Water can get in if it is keel stepped. Something else to check is in and around your anchor locker or hawse pipe if you are so equipped. Rain can...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-23-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 2,736
Posted By svindigo
The Isthmus side of 2 Harbors definitely gets...

The Isthmus side of 2 Harbors definitely gets current running through it. At night it's really easy to see when the phosphorescence is visible. It is something we keep in mind when anchoring and...
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