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Search: Posts Made By: BluemanSailor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 17,312
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Why paint instead of gelcoat?

there are a couple of gelcoat additives - besides wax- that you can add to the gelcoat before spraying so that you don't have to cover the gelcoat for it to cure- one is Duratec Hi-gloss additive -...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Battery charger - small, medium, or large?

10% of the battery bank is standard. 200 amp bank, 20 amp charger.
Here's a great article about marine battery chargers and installation..

Installing A Marine Battery Charger Photo Gallery by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: boat salvage yard?

Try Greg Neck boatyard at the end of the Sassafrass river- had lots of boats around the yard and in the woods..
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 05-29-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Plugged scupper hose

I had the same problem recently- tried blowing air through didn't work but then used a shop vac - - totally cleared it out.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Will epoxy stick to PVC pipe?

I had to glue up 2 layers of starboard - needed a thicker piece, used a specific epoxy,(I believe it was Lord 363) but I also had to pass a flame over the 2 pieces before I applied the epoxy. Strong...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Radar reflector questions

On my last boat and present boat I have a Mobri reflector at my spreaders. My last boat I did a transAtlantic crossing, Bristol 32, I was approaching the coast of Portugal when I saw a large sailing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-23-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,012
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Baba and Tayana 37 fans

Great Read- thanks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-21-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Prop Shops close to Philadelphia

Sorry Jim- the only one I know of is the one in Riverton NJ, if their still open. Also PBS-- had one dealing with them.... .......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Filling voids prior to gel coat ?

If your going to gelcoat afterwards the best product, especially for adhesion and sand ability is Evercoat 27.
Sands easily and great for fairing out any voids. Then gelcoat.

Stay away from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 3,973
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Stupid questions about launch day

Jim - my BF keeps his boat at Haven Harbour also- been there for about 8 years, after they totally screwed up almost every project he gave them, he's been taking his boat to Annapolis for any work...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Electric heaters and boat connections

I did look into them, but they where 2x as much and I still have a lot of refitting and stuff to buy for the boat.

But they do look great! But the new Furrion are really nice..
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By BluemanSailor
Electric heaters and boat connections

To all my fellow live boards in the cold Northeast and PNW area, PLEASE CHECK ALL your power cord connections this winter. There was a fire last winter at out marine due to the poorly maintained...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 11-19-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Storage on Chesapeake (for 1 year)?

GregNeck marina at the end of the Sassafrass River- really great working boat yard with cheap prices, very well protected..
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-06-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Became a liveaboard again finally!

thanks and yes it's the Ben Franklin bridge.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-06-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By BluemanSailor
Became a liveaboard again finally!

2 weeks ago I became a full time liveaboard again, after 10 years of living on land and boatless for 8 years.

Finished enough of the boat to make her liveable, going to spend this winter finishing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-08-2013
Replies: 159
Views: 13,264
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Sailboat perishes off Hatteras, USCG rescues crew

Well she's got some of the facts WRONG - way wrong, typical media screw up. I guess the writer thinks there can be only "one" vessel named "Running Free".

>Until they lost their engine during...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,282
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

I'm working on a 34 footer- finishing up somethings- in between the storms and then will start installing my chainplates. Where are you located?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,282
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Cost to Replace Chainplates? Should I Walk Away?

Am replacing the chainplates on my boat- 8 in total. Cost Stainless metal (316) $25.00 each- cut to size, drilling the holes and welding spacers on the end. $0.00 - exchanged some wood work for the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-17-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,728
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Viewing a Bristol 32 tonight... Questions

Good engine easy to repair. Engine hours? Does PO have maintenance records?
When I brought my present boat PO had all the records - PO did some stupid things but overall he's been terrific with me. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-17-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,728
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Viewing a Bristol 32 tonight... Questions

I owned a 1976 Bristol 32, don't know how much different it would be..
When I brought here - in the mid 90's she was a rock solid boat! the only core issue I had was in the cockpit where the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,296
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Who sells marine plywood?

Ok- here's there website - Hatboro Lumber & Fuel Co. (http://www.hatlumber.com/)
easy to find. Where do you keep your boat?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,296
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Who sells marine plywood?

Jim, I see that your in PA. Check with the local lumber yards, not Lowes or Homedepot. My local yard in Hatboro actually had some in stock, I needed 3/4" and 1/4" they had them. Older stock that they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-16-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Stove food

katsailor -
LPG is liquid propane gas- same thing.
Never had any problems getting propane- except for the french islands..
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-30-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,120
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Truck delivery

These people do a lot of boat moving..
Bayline Inc. Boatyard & Transport (http://www.baylineboatyard.com/index.html)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2013
Replies: 63
Views: 5,272
Posted By BluemanSailor
Re: Show us your home port!

Beautiful Swan Creek - eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay.
<a href="http://s1161.photobucket.com/user/SVkodachrome/media/swancreek_zps0163827b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
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