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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By distantdrummer
electrical bonding

Rick,

it is the galvanic/electrolytic protection of shaft, through hull fittings, etc. that concerns me, as, as has been pointed out, that is an entirely different breed of cat...

I still...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-17-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By distantdrummer
Just a bit of context, gentlemen, so that you...

Just a bit of context, gentlemen, so that you understand what I mean by water gestapo.
Almost all my experience with the Coast Guard is ok, no complaint.
But when a Ft. Lauderdale City cop (!!!)...
Forum: Good Old Boat   07-16-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 20,441
Posted By distantdrummer
Good article ! And right on the money. Did I...

Good article ! And right on the money. Did I miss you mentioning e-bay as a first rate bargain source? My last purchase there was a 2000gpm Rule bilge pump, electronic automatic on off. Bought...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   07-16-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By distantdrummer
how's the water gestapo these days?

After almost 8 years of Caribbean cruising, we are planning a trip back to Florida.
Wondering what the situation is these days along that coast, with respect to cruiser-harassment by the vairous ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-14-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By distantdrummer
electrical bonding

Rick,

ahhh, lightining protection ! NOW I get it !!!!
Would you per chance know the author and title of a good book on the subject of bonding. I need to study the matter. Thanks.

Frank
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-13-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By distantdrummer
electrical bonding

Having lost a keel bolt to some sort of exotic corrosion, I have decided to replace the entire bonding system.
And promptly run into a puzzle. I read where all the experts declare that the bonding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-09-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 577
Posted By distantdrummer
sister bolts in lead keels

I am very much interested in talking to people who have installed sister bolts into lead keels, or who know somebody that does this kind of job commercally.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By distantdrummer
2 part urethane--failure

recetnly did all my teak. Scraped and sanded to perfection. First coat was West epoxy, w. 10% laquer thinner, then 3 coats of 2 part urethane. The three coats went on within hours of each...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2005
Replies: 0
Views: 568
Posted By distantdrummer
wishbone boom wanted

I own a Freedom 33, and by force had to convert to a straight boom a few years back, when the old rig went overboard.
I want to go back to the wishbone, and am having a very touch time locating a...
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