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Search: Posts Made By: sailbot
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 4,041
Posted By sailbot
I dont know what she weighs, but I new she would...

I dont know what she weighs, but I new she would tip. It just felt real bad
numbers are great but let common sense rule
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 4,041
Posted By sailbot
Hi there, I hope I'm not over simplifing here,...

Hi there, I hope I'm not over simplifing here, but I took the Darwin approach.. No math, no measurements, just started climbing. I got to the speaders, still seemed stable, I made it sway but still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-11-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By sailbot
Thats what i say Too, Just forget about it, Ive...

Thats what i say Too, Just forget about it, Ive had blisters for years and when i first sam em on 1st pull out I stressed and stressed, until some old timer said "forget about it" now Im the old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By sailbot
If ya mount it to the Transome , be aware that...

If ya mount it to the Transome , be aware that any turbulance geneated by the transom and rudder r going to mess up your readings, the transducer maust be mounted in non bubblely water to work right
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,393
Posted By sailbot
WOW they make it look sooo easy. question is...

WOW they make it look sooo easy. question is where too get the old xhatch patterrn, I was thinking I could make my own from a good portion of deck

Could I just wax the section smear some epoxy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,393
Posted By sailbot
Unfortunatly it is the pattern crosshatch stuff,...

Unfortunatly it is the pattern crosshatch stuff, I guess I could paint right over it and use the sand trick !
I kinda like the look of the crosshatch pattern though, I always wondered how they did...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-12-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,393
Posted By sailbot
Painting non skid gelcoat on topsides

Hi there, I have the non skid gelcoat on the deck of my Crown 23, its looking kind of shaby and has some discolored spots where some hardware was mounted. I tried cleaning the discolored areas to no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,402
Posted By sailbot
Hey AllThumbs, your windows look awesome, I an...

Hey AllThumbs, your windows look awesome, I an only hope mine will lok as good. I think I will use the Butyl Tape and then just trim the excess with an exacto knife, Love the smoked look
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,402
Posted By sailbot
I was going to get some smoked Lexan and not use...

I was going to get some smoked Lexan and not use frames at all, I'll just LifeCaulk and #8 stainless bolts, I can wait to see her with smoked windows, now that will be sexy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,402
Posted By sailbot
Its allways good to blame a PO for a mess your...

Its allways good to blame a PO for a mess your in. but in this case its true, I would have stuck to Lifecaulk,
I guess the 3M is just dooing what they said it would, Sorry 3M:(

Any way...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,402
Posted By sailbot
This is one of those time I shud have left well...

This is one of those time I shud have left well enough alone,
I got some DEBOND on order. when I get the frames off I'll have to fix the busted Fiberglass. Im hoping to stick a wedge in broken...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-26-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,402
Posted By sailbot
Thank you much for the ideas, I thought of just...

Thank you much for the ideas, I thought of just cutting around the old frames , but the cut on the top side of window would be too close to the deck, ( be a bugger to seal). looks like Debond is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 2,402
Posted By sailbot
Replaceing my windows nightmare

Hi there , I finally got sick of leaking windows on my Crown 23. there are 4 windows, 2 at 18X6 inches and 2 at 8X6 inches.

The windows are surrounded by an aluminum frames that are bolted thru...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By sailbot
Tager knows not, a nice clean shiny deck is...

Tager knows not, a nice clean shiny deck is paramount, If he wants to park his dingy old boat next to mine, that would make my girl look that much better
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By sailbot
Its either a globalstar (satcomm) or a cellphone...

Its either a globalstar (satcomm) or a cellphone antenna..
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,789
Posted By sailbot
I feel much better now, I know she's waterlogged...

I feel much better now, I know she's waterlogged so Im just going to sail her till she sinks, I'll just go a little slower for lugging all that wter around
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,789
Posted By sailbot
Water logged hull

Hi there, I was at the dock today,some of the old timers say that a water logged hull on a 23 foot sailboat can add as much as 1000 lbs. I cant belive this is true, what do you guys think ?
I hope...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-01-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 6,739
Posted By sailbot
that j24 sail

hey there Jimmy, do you still want to get rid of that main sail. back in April you had indicated thet you wanted to part with it

Im in prince rupert and I have a Crown 23

Happy new year
Terry
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 5,564
Posted By sailbot
hi there, I have a Honda 8HP 2007, I know for...

hi there, I have a Honda 8HP 2007, I know for sure that the throttle must be set to the LOWEST setting otherwise she will never start. The hondas dont really have a conventional choke, it just opens...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-05-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 8,653
Posted By sailbot
thanks for that Blue water Bruce,makes a lot of...

thanks for that Blue water Bruce,makes a lot of sense.
I still think you get the both sails down and secured from within the cockpit,Get motor going and just fend off at about 10 degree off weather....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,822
Posted By sailbot
I agree 2:1 is a horrible VSWR, I use a Bird...

I agree 2:1 is a horrible VSWR, I use a Bird Wattmeter, with app. freq slug.
this will give you Forward Power (high as possible) and Rev Power (low as possible) the lower the Rev PWR the better your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,822
Posted By sailbot
Are u sure u have a balun ? and not just a...

Are u sure u have a balun ? and not just a matching coil, a balun does nothing more than change an unbalanced line (ground referenced) to a balanced line no ground reference. You normally use a balun...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-26-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 8,653
Posted By sailbot
Ah flicking a switch is much more fun.

Ah flicking a switch is much more fun.
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-26-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 8,653
Posted By sailbot
Great idea SD , an added benefit of nettting...

Great idea SD , an added benefit of nettting would be to keep humans from going in the watrer too, I have some old fishing net I could use, I'll get this figured out yet.
I'm playing with the idea...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-25-2008
Replies: 73
Views: 8,653
Posted By sailbot
Wow ,never so much good info for one question, I...

Wow ,never so much good info for one question, I see this is a very importent subject for many people...
2 things come to mind forst saving my skin, 2nd svaing my boat. It appears that saving my...
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