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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 939
Posted By mbowser
The going rate for teak in new England is...

The going rate for teak in new England is currently in the high $20s per board foot. Just stupid expensive. I only use teak for areas that will be under foot (great nonskid properties) and i do not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 447
Posted By mbowser
Re: Westerbeke 21 diesel running to hot

I have a w-21 as well and had a bit of an overheating issue several years ago. The normal temp was <180, but was creeping up in the 185-190 range. No adverse effects, but I'm sure it would have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-27-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By mbowser
Re: Paint for cockpit sole?

Ultimately, you will have to address the reason why the paint is chipping and flaking off, so anything you do will be a short term fix that will fail faster than it should and your work will have to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By mbowser
Re: GFO stuffing box packing

Excellent; and just like my 15 year old son, I will accept the answer I wanted to hear! :grin
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By mbowser
Thanks all for the responses. The GFO packing...

Thanks all for the responses. The GFO packing was labeled dripless on it and the manufacturers website indicates this as well.

My stuffing box has the occasional drip when the shaft is turning,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-24-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By mbowser
GFO stuffing box packing

I know there have been many, many threads discussing GFO packing but I haven't found any that specifically answer the drip question.

Anyway, last year I replaced my stuffing box and repacked it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-06-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,501
Posted By mbowser
Re: Cape Cod Canal

I've anchored overnight at the eastern end, but would never attempt it with a northerly. The nice thing about that end is that if you get there and the winds are northerly, just duck into Harbor of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By mbowser
Re: Friend lost winch

Agreed, it certainly is cheaper than buying new.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-05-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By mbowser
Re: Friend lost winch

I've had good luck with Hutton-Arco, but they aren't cheap and if you are located in North America, then shipping costs are pricey as well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rigging Replacement and StaLocks

Agreed, that's why I chose Hi-Mod over Norseman or Sta-Lok. The grooved crown ring in the fitting makes it really easy to align each strand of the wire around the cone. I had never done my own...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rigging Replacement and StaLocks

I replaced my rigging last year and ended up having the tops swaged and did the bottoms myself with Hayn Hi-Mods. For me it came down to cost; having an eye swaged on top was roughly half of what it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-23-2015
Replies: 60
Views: 9,315
Posted By mbowser
Re: Kiwi-grip Non-Skid deck finish...

Get some air moving over the problem area. I had the same thing happen to me. I laid it all down and 30 hours later it was still just as wet as when I applied it. I got in touch with KiwiGrip...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By mbowser
Re: Cutlass bearing

I'd vote hacksaw blade. I've done it many times with good results. If your worried about the bronze log, just make sure you go slow and you won't have any problems.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 7,061
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rotten Deck

I've used several types of non-skid finishes over the years, but never used the actual tread patterns Rich is talking about (although I've heard that you can source them).

* Interdeck works well...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,927
Posted By mbowser
Re: Navigation App for Tablet

I have used MX Mariner, but recently switched to Navionics for Android. A much more seamless experience (IMHO) and has the SonarCharts feature which uses crowdsourced data to constantly add new data...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 7,061
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rotten Deck

Agreed, again! SloopJonB, we are on the same page.

Unless you have a really small localized area that has rot (even that is debatable), it just doesn't work. While recoring my boat, I found...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 7,061
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rotten Deck

Agreed. Between grinding bevels in the old skin and drilling relief holes in the cut out panels, all the benefits of saving the non-skid is lost in time and hassle. Even though you will spend a bit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 7,061
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rotten Deck

I used a poor man's Multimaster to get in tight corners when cutting the top deck, but doing the whole thing would take a very long time. For straight runs more than a foot, nothing beats a skill...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 7,061
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rotten Deck

One thing to keep in mind if reusing the old skin is that if the skin is big enough it becomes increasingly difficult to be sure that there are no voids between the top skin and the underlying core. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 7,061
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rotten Deck

I didn't take that into account when I did my deck. The bits of salvageable balsa that came out of the old deck were 3/8" and I replaced it with the same thickness. I made the assumption that there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 7,061
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rotten Deck

Don, that was my boat (and article) and believe me, I wish Aloof had been around when I started the project, I would have been done years ago.

The reality of deck rot is that it is just a messy,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By mbowser
Re: port light gasket material

Not sure what size your gaskets are but I was able to find replacements for mine (1/4" square) at mcmaster-carr. They have many sizes, search on 'square ring cord stock' from the home page.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By mbowser
Re: Cockpit sole repair

The first thing you need to do is to estimate the extent of the wet core. If you can take the inspection plate out your able to dig around until you get dry core coming out then great, but I'd be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,565
Posted By mbowser
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...

KiwiGrip is easy, but as with most paint applications, surface prep is the key. Taping out the areas took the most time especially areas where circular patterns were required. Once the tape is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By mbowser
Re: Wheel forward in cockpit

I just converted my boat back to tiller steering after having a pedestal located in the forward end of the cockpit. The previous owner moved it forward because he was moored up in Maine where it can...
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