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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,555
Posted By deltaten
Re: Looking for hard dodger top DIY ideas...

AZEK hdpvc material comes in sheets of common thickness , *is* bendable and can be painted with proper methods. Likely much less expensive than Starboard, too ;) Cut, shaped, sanded just like any...
Forum: Watkins   09-20-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By deltaten
Re: Mainsail rigging


My '80 was/is rigged simply by an end boom-transom fiddle block and cam catch arrangement. I believe all were originally done this way. You *could* go optional with traveller/s aND OR...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By deltaten
Re: Paul Esterle

I sail out of that yard.. I walk I the yard in the mornings when there on weekends+. Often admired those two old girls..
Would it be presumtious of me to mail Mr. Esterle directly to offer what...
Forum: Engines   12-19-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By deltaten
Re: Drip Pan material

I use a pair of toss-away aluminum roasting /cake pans.. Just measure for fit and head to the grocery store :D..Allow for fit at entry...I had ta usettwo,duct taped together to get the rig...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   12-11-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By deltaten
Re: Battery (and solar) for weekender

I'd keep the starting batt andthe house batt seperate. Use what ya have for start. Add a group27 (true) deep cycle marine and. use the outboard. to charge with asmall panel to top off.
I got a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-20-2014
Replies: 1,492
Views: 556,070
Posted By deltaten
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Tired of burning up AAA batts in my LED "track" lighting; I set about to source a power supply. Rummaging around in the bin, I spied one of those component phone charger cig plugs. 5 v in either 1 a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2014
Replies: 229
Views: 27,668
Posted By deltaten
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Ya finally got 'er going. Goodonya! :D

GA to. El Salvador is one helluva commute for daysails! Finish 'er off enuff to take 'er along?! ;)

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-02-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By deltaten
Re: What comes first?

Multi-task!? ;)

Start by figuring out wheryou want to have the boat.. Call marinas in that area to get costs and availability..all while perusing ads for boats.
Call the best three back and get...
Forum: Cruising Videos   05-08-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,582
Posted By deltaten
Re: Paragon's North Atlantic Adventure

Thanks Drake;
It's been a pleasure "sailing"with you and Monique.
Fair winds and easy seas!
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-13-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By deltaten
Re: Looking forward to season 2

Starting second season myself.:D

Welcome aboard, billb
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-05-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 3,954
Posted By deltaten
Re: From Dinghy Sailor to Cruising


The difference in handling, IMHO, between a 27' and a 30' is inconsequential; except for docking fees!
Remember..costs rise geometrically with increase in footage. I'd goforthe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,797
Posted By deltaten
Re: Advice on redesigning cabin layout

I aproach teak asI do decent mahogany. Didja ever hafta scribe a cabinet to a nasty, plaster wall?? Magnify by 10X and yer there! ;) Ya (almost) can't do plumb and level; so ya gotta do square.. I'd...
Forum: Cruising Videos   03-19-2014
Replies: 52
Views: 5,582
Posted By deltaten
Re: Paragon's North Atlantic Adventure

Great videos! Perhaps spend a bit of the editing time running the sound thru a filter or EQ to lessen the engine noise? A wind sock and directional mic couldn't hurt, either.
I await next...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,932
Posted By deltaten
Re: What size winches?

If it's any help; my 27 footer has Lewmar 7's for jib winches and a Barlow #6 for the halyards .
I donn't seem to need much more and hardy use theJibbers. anyway ;) EEither would be a nice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 919
Posted By deltaten
Re: Adapting an automobile tachometer

Auto Meter ## 2888 diesel tach. Comes with strap on sensor for alternator.and instructions to adj for correct rpm. Says that it might not zero whenn off.
IIRC,eBay prides as low as $nintey nine.I...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-13-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 5,360
Posted By deltaten
Re: stopping on a dime

sounds like a winner to me! :D'
Getting a heave-to maneuver balanced and staying there is more problematic for me.. ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-19-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By deltaten
Re: Filling Holes

I have used MarineTex with a skosh of universal colorant to match closely. The MT is putty-like enuff to fill un-backed holes pretty well. Strictly cosmetic? Bevel, clean with acetone and fill away!...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-01-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By deltaten
Re: My First Cruiser: Pearson Triton

Had a Triton on paralell tack last week. What a pretty classic!!!
Ya done good! Now,get 'er home and go sailing. All the rest will work out.:)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By deltaten
Re: Bulkhead refinishing question

If its not poly shades..... copious amts of paint thinner and lots a towelihng. Then scrub alla that pigment off till ya see grain....then finish w/choice of oils.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 3,957
Posted By deltaten
Re: Dinghy and Engine Hoist

Glad ta hear ya found one/it :D
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-04-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3,244
Posted By deltaten
Re: Sloop's "New" Cutter

Now that's a sailing vessel !! :D

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