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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-16-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 6,081
Posted By broggerp
If, otoh, you're the adventurous sort . . .

. . . (or stupid?) you might consider messing with it.

Admittedly, you might want to check back with me after a year or more my actually having run the thing, but I just put new rings, a head...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2009
Replies: 1,410
Views: 502,512
Posted By broggerp
Diesel Maintenance Help

My favorite low-bucks project was re-plumbing my fuel line. I put an outboard-style squeeze bulb in the line as it comes from the tank, then a Y-valve that directs the fuel: 1, to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-25-2009
Replies: 122
  Sticky: Product Reviews
Views: 76,663
Posted By broggerp
Thumbs up Pettit Protect "Epoxy" -- Really!

For what it is, Pettit Protect seems to be fine. It dries as hard as rock and looks to be adhering very well.

Much of my doubt about its "epoxy-ness" stemmed from some small residue of a mixed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2009
Replies: 122
  Sticky: Product Reviews
Views: 76,663
Posted By broggerp
Question Pettit Protect "Epoxy" -- Really??

This is my first barrier coat job, but I'm more than a little curious.

I mixed some of my first Pettit Protect gallon kit in the 3-to-1 ratio, and began applying to my sanded epoxy coat. By the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-12-2009
Replies: 1,410
Views: 502,512
Posted By broggerp
(There's not much of a visual on this one --...

(There's not much of a visual on this one -- unless I take a picture of the water next to my boat, with no diesel slick showing!)

A friend suggested this one: a high loop in the hose can be used...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 6,563
Posted By broggerp
Lightbulb I retrieved my main halyard once with a stick of...

I retrieved my main halyard once with a stick of wood and a snap hook.

I rigged a ~16-inch strip of plywood to my topping lift, using an eye strap at its bottom end and another at about the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By broggerp
No argument here. Too bad I committed on the...

No argument here. Too bad I committed on the "more obvious" problem before I started inquiring about the sleeper.

(Guess I'd better get something like Casey's "Inspecting the Aging Sailboat"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By broggerp
Smile Sounds convincing to me. (I feel that I've done...

Sounds convincing to me. (I feel that I've done been "passivated".)

Thanks yet again!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By broggerp
Question Dramatic, scary pix, but less oxygen = more...

Dramatic, scary pix, but less oxygen = more corrosion? I'd call that counter-intuitive, at the very least. (But then, as must already be obvious, I ain't no expert!)

Is this another issue upon...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By broggerp
Red face Thanks for that

My boat has what Don Casey's book describes as "the pox" -- little bitty blisters all over the hull below the water line. A look beneath the gel coat shows what appears to be a layer of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By broggerp
Red face Thanks for the warnings

As I hear more about dropping the keel (removing the rig, using a travel lift, etc.), it's sounding like this project is maybe a couple years down the road. Having to grind the gelcoat and apply a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By broggerp
Thanks for that. I'm assuming I brace the...

Thanks for that.

I'm assuming I brace the keel, loosen the bolts, and jack the hull up with well-placed boat stands. (Someone else had done a keel in the boatyard a few months ago.)

Relevant...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By broggerp
It's unanimous. (I've got some planning to do ....

It's unanimous. (I've got some planning to do . . . )

Thanks!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-05-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 4,531
Posted By broggerp
Question Plan for sealing keel bolts -- Comments?

When I bought it two years ago, my '79 San Juan 28 had seawater seeping in around a few of its keel bolts. (Fiberglass hull, exposed lead keel with (8) five-eighths-inch stainless keel bolts through...
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