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Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   01-02-2009
Replies: 318
Views: 34,049
Posted By brianbourgeois
1977 douglas 32 custom refit and rebuild ongoing...

1977 douglas 32 custom refit and rebuild ongoing since 05
she will be new again by 2012!!
Forum: O'Day   12-31-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By brianbourgeois
i removed the carpet and laminates to redo my...

i removed the carpet and laminates to redo my interior last year.
the best way i found was to use a heat gun (carefully) to loosen the edges and then worked with several scrapers and small chissel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 10,616
Posted By brianbourgeois
I put them on my 32 last year they are helpful....

I put them on my 32 last year they are helpful. but when my bank account grows up i will get self tailing winches....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 8,106
Posted By brianbourgeois
good old vinager!!! soak it down 6 or seven times...

good old vinager!!! soak it down 6 or seven times over a day to let it penatrate then try to tighten a hair then loosen.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-21-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 2,433
Posted By brianbourgeois
i have a gray marine phantom four 45 from 1939 in...

i have a gray marine phantom four 45 from 1939 in my custom 77 douglas 32.
it is a fine engine and yes you can gat an electronic ignition from pertronix and spare parts are available from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By brianbourgeois
I chaged from a rule with an automatic float that...

I chaged from a rule with an automatic float that kept sticking on (3pumps)
to one of those electronic sensors and could not be happier!!
Forum: C & C   04-20-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 4,843
Posted By brianbourgeois
These guys are in toronto but they ship...

These guys are in toronto but they ship worldwide.
Canoe kits, kayak kits, marine plywood, okoume, BS1088, cedar strips, west system epoxy (http://www.noahsmarine.com)
hope this helps Brian b
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-05-2007
Replies: 56
Views: 4,020
Posted By brianbourgeois
i've got a 20+ year old hood furler that works...

i've got a 20+ year old hood furler that works great on my 32' and every one thats seen it tells me not to replace it because they last forever.(supposedly)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 3,368
Posted By brianbourgeois
northeaster i have one of those generators it's...

northeaster i have one of those generators it's loud and it's a 2 stroke so you have to premix the gas.wall-mart had them on at christmas for $149.00.
i use it for power at dry dock when i'm to lazy...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-19-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By brianbourgeois
Any time you are more than a couple of hours away...

Any time you are more than a couple of hours away from a hospital you will want a good suture kit and the ability to use it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-19-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By brianbourgeois
max 2 hours labour plus $100.00 for parts and...

max 2 hours labour plus $100.00 for parts and that is being generous.
i replaced all of the through hulls and ball valves in my 32' and it took half a day.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-13-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By brianbourgeois
you can usually find them with the industrial...

you can usually find them with the industrial belts asnd pulleys at home depot!
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-08-2007
Replies: 3,410
Views: 890,940
Posted By brianbourgeois
lake Ontario to St. Lawrence

lake Ontario to St. Lawrence
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-07-2007
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By brianbourgeois
Sounds like a big fish story to me!!!! as a...

Sounds like a big fish story to me!!!!

as a dive instructor that spends a lot of time in the region doing shark dives you have to be doing a LOT!!! of chumming or have the shark on a hook for it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-10-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,403
Posted By brianbourgeois
it is common to get a flat spot or slight indent...

it is common to get a flat spot or slight indent from the cradle pad during storage. some times they come out once the boat is off the craddle !
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   11-11-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 5,255
Posted By brianbourgeois
there are several well protected areas around the...

there are several well protected areas around the ivy lea bridge, be prepaired to deal with very strong curents, high trafic and very large ships!!!!
but it's worth it for the diving and the view.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-07-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By brianbourgeois
Bluffers park marina 416-266-4556 the price...

Bluffers park marina
416-266-4556
the price for storage isn't bad and the access to power and your boat are excellent.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,035
Posted By brianbourgeois
ok she was registered in ontario as a command...

ok she was registered in ontario as a command yachts ltd. douglas 32 mk2 1977.
she is wonderful and very fast but all of the douglas's have a full keel.
the canadian coast guard is no longer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,035
Posted By brianbourgeois
she was not uscg registered loa 31'6" beam...

she was not uscg registered loa 31'6" beam 9'6"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,035
Posted By brianbourgeois
Has anyone seen a hull or deck that looks very...

Has anyone seen a hull or deck that looks very similar.
I'm out of ideas!!!!!
thanks brian b
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-21-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,035
Posted By brianbourgeois
I can not find a hin anywhare i don't think all...

I can not find a hin anywhare i don't think all manufacturers were using hin's in 77!! or it has been re coated over!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,308
Posted By brianbourgeois
thanks folks that gives some insight on the 3...

thanks folks that gives some insight on the 3 systems i've been looking at.
brian b
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-20-2006
Replies: 26
Views: 2,035
Posted By brianbourgeois
what is this boat????

i was told it was a douglas mk11 kit but i don't think so.
the boat was donated from an estate to a youth charity auction.
so we are unable to get info from the origional owner.
can anyone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-18-2006
Replies: 14
Views: 2,308
Posted By brianbourgeois
lazy jack advice

i am looking at puting a lazy jack system on my 32 footer.
does anyone have any pros or cons of different systems.
thanks.
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