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Search: Posts Made By: BoatyardBoy
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Boat Sitting - Is it really an outrageous proposition?

I'm not ready yet, but I'd entertain the idea.. You see, I'm a merchant mariner and work in the Gulf for four weeks out and four in. I am getting my boat ready to live aboard at the moment but will...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 806
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: How not to get wet

Keeps the hard mineral deposits down... Haha! Wink
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 17,176
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Why paint instead of gelcoat?

Thanks, definitely better than I got it.. Just need to get it in the water!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 116
Views: 17,176
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Why paint instead of gelcoat?

You just don't get the gloss and shine like awlgrip though... (: Just finished my boat last month.

And awlgrip is stronger than I ever tho, after the boat I race on, which has awlgrip, hit Port...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: LED Spreader Lights

You got it.

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: LED Spreader Lights

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/25/vagu3u4u.jpg

Or you can swap the hinge around..

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/25/8aserana.jpg

I'd say the construction is pretty solid, they are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-11-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 3,691
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Icw

Unnecessary bridges are not a recipe for a contented Sailor...

Well if that was the case, we should let the tugs and barges and other commercial traffic that bring goods to coastal ports know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2014
Replies: 354
Views: 110,129
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Bump

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-09-2014
Replies: 88
Icw
Views: 3,691
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Icw

Had to stop in and mention this, For basic traffic information and calls you just need to make a normal call of your name, location, intentions, and a request for all nearby concerned traffic. It's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 354
Views: 110,129
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

I have a question that didn't come up on the searches too well.. I have rebed my diesel fuel fill deck fittings and I'm not sure what to use. I know to use butyl for things that get stressed like...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft 06-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Anyone do a soundproofing kit on a PSC?

I did my Kaufman 47 engine room with Sound Down sound proofing paint then bought the tiles from Sailor Solutions and used some sound aluminum tape off Amazon. The tiles were easy to cut and stick on....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 1,886
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Lightning ?

I asked because my boat has a lead encapsulated keel. I'm not that worried just posed a question.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Newbie wind direction question

Wind is from, current is to.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 1,886
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Lightning ?

What if you have a poured in/encapsulated lead keel? How would you ground the mast?

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: LED Spreader Lights

Yea, that's true.. I'm sure it can be worked around. I'll let you know.

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: LED Spreader Lights

I'm going with Rigid Industries dually with diffused lens. They are a little pricey, comparable to the big name brands, but they are better designed and comes with limited lifetime warranty. Plus...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 674
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Rugged access hatch

I don't think adding that aluminum hatch would compromise the deck, if anything it would make it stiffer. The perimeter ring would be stronger than the original glass that was there. It would be no...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-13-2014
Replies: 114
Views: 9,305
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: The great things about owning a sailboat that no one tells you about

For me it's always been taking people out who have never sailed and their faces of joy and how much they are truly enjoying it. That is one of the many things I like about it at the moment while I'm...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-05-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 2,602
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Boat BBQ tips and recommendations...

When I go camping and am near water, I usually just tie a line to the grill grating and hang it in the water over night. Fish and other critters eat the crud off the metal and it's fairly clean. Plus...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Exterior Night Lighting Ideas

b) The Rules concerning lights shall be complied with from sunset to sunrise, and during such times no other lights shall be exhibited, [Except such lights which cannot be mistaken for the lights...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,571
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Using these as jerry cans

Those examples are the reason why construction sites are required to have metal fuel containers. More expensive but at least you don't have to worry about leaky tanks or worse tanks busting open.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,014
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: First Bottom Job

Haha, damn someone else typed that!

That article was good and I agree about gelcoat blisters not being a big deal. I had a couple glass blisters on my boat but it's been up since Jan and won't be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,014
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: First Bottom Job

That would be even worse than a craps barrier coat. You essentially are ignoring the osmosis problem and covering it up with more bottom paint. If you did a crappy barrier coat, it is at least...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,014
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: First Bottom Job

So what your saying is that since it's already absorbed water, you shouldn't stop it from continuing it because you should leave well enough alone?

It's not an obsession, it's prudent. Gelcoat...
Forum: Diesel 04-21-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By BoatyardBoy
Re: Repowering - Newer engine models

Just trying to get some info on these new engines and experience with them. Most people buying engines are in the 55hp and lower range so no turbo Yanmars and the older Perkins.

Sent from my...
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