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Search: Posts Made By: Gladrags1
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,101
Posted By Gladrags1
I guess it depends upon your lifeline stantions....

I guess it depends upon your lifeline stantions. Standard stantions are robustly built and should handle the load. Remember, the board is attached low so the pressure would be better supported.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Problem about Cockpit sole repair

That sounds about right except I wouldn't use Bondo. Particularly because it is the sole in the cockpit which would be susceptible to stresses and water, I would use a marine grade epoxy filler....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Cal 27 deal of the century or total lemon...

The boat looks to be in good shape. These boats are simple so it is easy to check out. Contact seller and have a conversation about maintenance; condition of keel joint, sails, and engine. There...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Gladrags1
Ok, so do I have this correct: someone drilled...

Ok, so do I have this correct: someone drilled and put a long screw from the inside that went through the headliner, through the hull and into the metal rub rail on the outside of the hull. The screw...
Forum: Chesapeake / Central US east coast 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Washington DC area

Don't forget to consider the Chesapeake Bay as a place to store your boat and sail around. Many Washington area residents keep their boat in Deale, MD to take advantage of the expanded sailing area...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: How to plumb a washdown pump on a 40 ft sailboat?

Interesting. All I can say is that it works for me.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,104
Posted By Gladrags1
Firstly, DO NOT PLUMB FRESH WATER TO HEAD INTAKE....

Firstly, DO NOT PLUMB FRESH WATER TO HEAD INTAKE. You can contaminate your fresh water supply with bad bacteria and make everyone sick!

Secondly; if you T in to the head intake, you may endanger...
Forum: Electronics 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Gladrags1
Just a thought for consideration: a main drawback...

Just a thought for consideration: a main drawback of the units with wireless handsets is the need to remember to recharge the unit. After a long sail you might find a discharged handset just when you...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Simple Question-How good is the sailing in the Chesapeake ?

Spring and fall have the best winds; warm weather holds well into October and the winds are the best in the fall too!

Tod
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Simple Question-How good is the sailing in the Chesapeake ?

The Chesapeake is a wonderful place to sail. The wind is typically light and variable late July and August and you get late day thunder storm but there is a great sailing community and lots of places...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By Gladrags1
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By Gladrags1
If you can get access, use marine tex. Waterproof...

If you can get access, use marine tex. Waterproof for use above and below waterline. Workable and sand able.

Tod
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,298
Posted By Gladrags1
The small power to maintain the radio's memory...

The small power to maintain the radio's memory uses an infinitesimal small amount of power. It will take a long, long time to drain your battery. So don't do it if you never use your boat. Just...
Forum: Diesel 12-11-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By Gladrags1
Apparently you need to bleed the tubes to the...

Apparently you need to bleed the tubes to the injectors.

Tod
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,147
Posted By Gladrags1
The brown stain occurs because the gelcoat has...

The brown stain occurs because the gelcoat has become more porous as it ages. You want to be careful about making it more porous and make sure you seal it well.

We used MEK to clean, then a light...
Forum: Diesel 11-30-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By Gladrags1
Most likely clogged filters. Change and then...

Most likely clogged filters. Change and then re-bleed. Check the filters; how dirty are they? How long since the last change? If recent, your tank is dirty and you should consider fuel polishing to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Mast light fun...

Yes, as long as it is a 12 volt battery it will be fine.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Dropped my water fill cap.

The diver will be a waste of money in my opinion. You can search eBay for it and probably frustrate yourself. Or buy a new fill. What's the least frustrating?


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Front Hatch Replacment

I'm thinking you will need to get comfortable working with fiberglass! Because you have a bend in the hatch, it probably will need to be handmade. Hire a local fiberglass contractor or learn to do it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Front Hatch Replacment

I was trying to see a picture of the hatch which would help me answer but the generic answer is that your forward hatch is important for the seaworthiness of your vessel. I would NOT replace that...
Forum: Diesel 10-27-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: What constitutes a load on a diesel engine?

I think you answered your own question: if your engine heats up to 160 at 1800rpm, then 1800 is your engine operating under load that is enough to "get it's juices flowing." I would operate it at...
Forum: Diesel 10-24-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By Gladrags1
I don't know if it is a drop in replacement but I...

I don't know if it is a drop in replacement but I wou imagine so. Neither one is turbocharged so the exhaust manifold and hoses should be the same. I Would stick with the Yanmar as it is a very good...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 10-24-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By Gladrags1
My wife and I got into sailing about 30 years...

My wife and I got into sailing about 30 years ago. We joined a sailing club when we had children because we recognized that we needed to be around other families to give our daughter some playmates...
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By Gladrags1
I Looked at the CP 360i (can't find the CP 290i)...

I Looked at the CP 360i (can't find the CP 290i) and it looks good. A couple of years ago I considered buying a standard horizon chartplotter but ended up buying the Raymarine e7. The SH product...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 774
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Free boat. What is it?

It's a JY9. Many sailing club's school have JY14 or JY15 to teach and race. Nice sailing boats.


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