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Search: Posts Made By: Siamese
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Siamese
Storing/using VC17 anti-fouling

Is it advisable to store mixed, unused VC17 to use the next year. I often have a half a can left over of this expensive stuff. I put the lid on, store it over the winter, and apply the next spring...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By Siamese
Re: Paint v. Gelcoat

I'm not real clear on what you're talking about. It sounds like you're talking about both the topsides, and the bottom. Is that right?

They're two different animals.

Nothing wrong with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 3,188
Posted By Siamese
Re: why a storm jib?

Looks like you've received some good answers to your question. Furl it too much and it's no longer really a sail. They become inefficient very quickly.

I'm a neighbor of your's up here in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Siamese
Re: What is This?

I have one of those too. Considering I thought the hinged thing on the top was a chin strap, I'm probably using mine all wrong.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-09-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By Siamese
Re: Admonished in front of the crew

You had it listed for sale under "General Discussion (sailing related). I don't care how much you sell it for...just wondered why you didn't use the classifieds.
Work on your issues.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-03-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By Siamese
Sail Sale...Best Sail Broker?

I'm currently waiting for Mack Sails to make me a new set of sails for my new-to-me 2004 Precision 23.

The old sails, which are the original main and furling genoa, probably didn't deserve to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-22-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 928
Posted By Siamese
Re: Making wooden spreaders. Material?

The best wood for spreaders is aluminum. Preferably from an old growth aluminum forest. Won't rot, needs no care, durable, lightweight, and can be recycled.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Siamese
Re: First Timer with bottom paint (VC17)

VC17's been covered on this site before. Plenty of good information if you use the search function.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By Siamese
Re: Something to hold tiller in place

I have used the Davis, and it's alright. I'm currently using the Wave Front Tiller Clutch (as mentioned by a previous poster) on my Precision 23. The tiller clutch is vastly superior to the Davis. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-12-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By Siamese
Re: What's the best was to seal my stanchion bases?

I think we're having trouble understanding the mounting surface of your stanchions. Can you give some details on how wide the actual contact surface is? A picture would be very useful, too. VERY...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-12-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 3,145
Posted By Siamese
Re: Am I my Brothers Keeper?

When I'm selling something...ESPECIALLY a boat, I do not discriminate. Equal opportunity. That was easy. Got any tough questions?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By Siamese
Re: Loos Gauges and Alternative Rig Tuning Methods

I can vouch for the Selden method. I used it on my Catalina 309. I cut a piece of plastic electric conduit pipe to the required length to use instead of a folding rule. I ground down the lower end...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-16-2014
Replies: 92
Views: 3,557
Posted By Siamese
Re: How big a holding tank vs. camping

I'm a member of a very small minority of people who prefer a porta potti to any other system. People are reluctant to consider a porta over a holding tank system, but why anyone would prefer a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2014
Replies: 108
Views: 8,948
Posted By Siamese
Re: Price of boats... Wow!!!

Those kind of prices are spooky.

I bought a Catalina 309 new in 2007, and it appears that the 315 is at least 70k more than what I paid.

I just bought a 2004 Precision and paid 16.4k. I saw in...
Forum: herSailNet 12-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,505
Posted By Siamese
Re: Make No Assumptions.

If you reversed the roles in this situation, would you be blaming her if she had failed to tell you how to release the parking brake?

Sounds to me like she goofed.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,567
Posted By Siamese
Re: P.O.'s are Idiots!

Hey, it's fun to see the replies. To those who wanted to SHOUT at me...c'mon, I said it's "tongue in cheek", so settle down, eh? I know PO's aren't all fools, any more than all power boaters are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-16-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,567
Posted By Siamese
P.O.'s are Idiots!

Okay, so this is going to be a little tongue on cheek, but there may be some truth here.

P.O., meaning "previous owner", of course.

I just bought a 2004 Precision 23 from the original owner. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-14-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,227
Posted By Siamese
Re: I bought my first boat.. now i have a million question

Ditto on holding off on upgrades for now.

There are two things every sailor has to learn:
1. how to sail well
2. how to manage the maintenance of your vessel

Don't discount the importance...
Forum: Learning to Sail 11-09-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,014
Posted By Siamese
Re: Why port tack gives way to starboard tack


Otherwise every time you found yourself on a collision course, you'd have to do rock, scissors stone to see who is the stand on vessel.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Siamese
Re: Dinghy repair

Easy enough. Just get the hypalon patches, and the special glue, and patch it up. You're likely to find it all in a kit. First place I'd look is Defender.

You'll find instructions in the kit,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-07-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 1,330
Posted By Siamese
Re: Why I sail small boats

I just sold my Catalina 309 (31 ft.) and replaced it with a Precision 23. No regrets. I find it much more fun to sail.

We're in a fairly big marina, here in Muskegon, MI, and it's probably the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By Siamese
Re: Small boat anchor

I'd lean heavily toward the danforth. I recently bought a Precision 23, and it came with a West Marine danforth style anchor. My previous boat was a 31 foot Catalina that we used to cruise all over...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-03-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,716
Posted By Siamese
Re: A 60 foot sailboat for $2,600 found on Craigslist

I recently, and successfully concluded my summer long search for my current boat. Based on the ads I pursued and the boats I looked at, after long drives, I'm surprised the ad for that boat didn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,029
Posted By Siamese
Re: The Girls/Ladies Scrubbing Boats (GSB) Thread!!

A picture of a woman scrubbing the decks? C'mon, give me an easy pictures of my unicorn ranch on the moon.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 1,191
Posted By Siamese
Re: Looking for pointers on painting the bottom

Ditto on using a Scotchpad on vc17. I prefer to use it wet, either by dipping it in a bucket of water now and then, or hosing the bottom of the boat. No sense in exposing yourself to any copper...
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