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Search: Posts Made By: oomfh
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By oomfh
Re: Anyone have experience with Force 10 heaters

All good information, thanks for the posts.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By oomfh
Re: Anyone have experience with Force 10 heaters

Haven't purchased one yet. One feature we like about the Force 10 is the 1' diameter chimney as opposed to the 3" on the Dickinson. This will be installed in smaller boat - Catalina 25. We have no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By oomfh
Anyone have experience with Force 10 heaters

Looking to purchase a second hand Force 10 heater. Anyone have experience with owning, operating and maintaining?

Bad idea to purchase?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By oomfh
Removing bluing from welded stainless steel

Had a stainless steel cross member welded to the stern pulpit which resulted in bluing.

Is there a goto product for removing bluing?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By oomfh
Re: Drilling out stainless steel screws

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By oomfh
Re: Drilling out stainless steel screws

Update:

Make that (4) holes (or studs drilled out) on (1) drill bit.

Also discovered - as you angle the drill to get it back on center - the more (naturally) material you remove. Then what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By oomfh
Re: Drilling out stainless steel screws

Well, overbored, after reading the above after I acquired true cobalt drill bits (not the total junk that Rigid calls "Coldfire"), cutting oil (not 3-in-1) and I am thrilled with the results. Two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By oomfh
Drilling out stainless steel screws

Had to drill out the heads of ss screws that were seized in the mast.

I need to drill out the studs so I can re-tap the holes.

Used a '***** punch" as a starter for the pilot bit - but the bit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By oomfh
Re: Blistering

I stopped counting at 300 blisters on a previous 1981 Catalina 25. I wouldn't remove the gel coat. I used a carbon steel counter sink drill bit to open all the blisters.

West System has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2014
Replies: 242
Views: 129,343
Posted By oomfh
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

I found the gallon containers so economical, I didn't even pull out a calculator. I'm not sure if the instructions talk about storage, but I keep the leftovers in a place where they won't freeze.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-14-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 909
Posted By oomfh
Re: longer hitch for launching boat

Turn your spare wheel into a fifth wheel and launch with a strap

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,380
Posted By oomfh
Re: Minn Kota Endura C2 30 $99

While our Yamaha 9.9 is being serviced we're using a 37 lb thrust trolling motor get our 5,000 lb Catalina 25 from the dock and up the channel :laugher. Unless you're in strong winds or currents, you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By oomfh
Rudder repair, how would you?

So we purchased a 12' sailboat (1975 Jester 12) for the grandkids to putter around in and "crunch" off comes the top of the rudder. It's 3/4" thick - so I am thinking I'll just recreate the whole...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By oomfh
Custom bimini maker

Looking for a high quality quality bimini maker in the NE U.S.. Boat is located in Erie PA. I am able/willing to take measurements for an out-of-town vendor.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2013
Replies: 356
Views: 112,691
Posted By oomfh
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Sorry if this question has already been asked. I relocated a traveler track onto superfine nonskid. I'm trying to remove the residual buytl that has gotten onto the nonskid. I've used acetone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By oomfh
Reattaching rubber gasket, outboard motor cover

The rubber gasket on the lower edge of my Yamaha outboard motorhead cover has become unattached. Can anyone recommend an appropriate product for reattaching?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,471
Posted By oomfh
Re: West Marine: A Love-Hate Relationship

Yeah, I had 1 fender, needed 1 more, now I have 4 :-/

It's those damn bean counters fault!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By oomfh
Re: New mainsheet - recommendations

Yeah, the stock C25 traveler leaves a lot to be desired (though you can squeeze a couple-three degrees with it.) The tiller jockey and sheeter always seem to be in each others way! Mounting the new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-29-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By oomfh
Re: New mainsheet - recommendations

Thanks for the reply Trevor - nice looking website. I'm just up the pike from you (Pgh.) I will be in touch once I have all of the hardware for the new traveler
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By oomfh
Re: New mainsheet - recommendations

Excellent information above . . .

Moving the traveler forward just in front of the companionway - part of the reason for changing to a 4:1.

Thanks all.

Oomfh
aka OJ, 1989 Catalina 25, hull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By oomfh
New mainsheet - recommendations

Time to replace the 3/8" mainsheet on my Catalian 25. Natually I will be using a dacron double braid, UV resistant. I have a couple-three questions:

(1) Any brand that is heads and shoulders...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-12-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By oomfh
Flexible solar panel - brand recommendation

Looking to purchase a flexible solar panel this spring, approximately 1.5 amp. Any brand reccommendations?

Same question for a voltage regulator.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2013
Replies: 242
Views: 129,343
Posted By oomfh
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-30-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By oomfh
Caulking bottom of new rope clutches

So Santa came through with a pair of double rope clutches. Lewmar failed to include any installation instructions. I've read that Life Caulk may not be compatible with plastic. Long story short -...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-14-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,121
Posted By oomfh
Re: Looking for documentation - Jester 12

Thanks for the kind reply. I know of three Jester 12s that have sold in Cleveland in the last couple of years. We acquired ours in State College . . . so you are the most eastern sighting. Indeed,...
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