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Search: Posts Made By: downeast450
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By downeast450
Re: Teak project started

Ah! Varnish! One of my favorite topics! I do love a beautiful varnish job. I used to teach varnishing at Woodenboat magazine's school and for the State of Maine's Wooden Boat Building School. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 1,770
Posted By downeast450
Stowing drop boards?

Anyone have a good solution for storage of and access to their drop boards?

Down
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1,494
Posted By downeast450
Have a workbench?

Having an "indoor" work bench would be nice. Perhaps a fold or stow away surface that is sturdy and could support a small vise. Strong enough and well enough supported to "pound on". I'm working...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 6,153
Posted By downeast450
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-06-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,298
Posted By downeast450
Re: Solo Mast Stepping System

Greg,

Yup! That is what I am up to for my I-28. It looks simple enough. I have the tabernacle scale mockup ready to take to the fabricator. The boat is stored adjacent to the fabricator's and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 86
Views: 7,889
Posted By downeast450
Re: What do you have on your cabin sole?

TD's marine plywood sole is painted with flattened white two part epoxy paint. We use rubber backed throw runners on that. Easy to roll up for bilge access and cleaning. Inexpensive and easily...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,298
Posted By downeast450
Re: Solo Mast Stepping System

I wish I could find the owner's manual that came with my Rhodes 22. It says, "After attaching the lowers and the back stay, using both hands heave the mast up with all your force." I did it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3,298
Posted By downeast450
Re: Solo Mast Stepping System

Ed and Ellen Zacko have the answer. I purchased their DVD, "Raise Your Mast ...Yourself" and am in the process of adapting it to our Islander 28.


An informative DVD about how to raise a deck...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 6,553
Posted By downeast450
Re: Aren't boats too easy to steal?

That is a question I consider from time to time. Our Marshall Catboat is moored in a "vulnerable" location. It is not a busy place and there are not lots of eyes around. Perhaps that is a plus?? ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2013
Replies: 2,821
Views: 303,581
Posted By downeast450
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Thanks Smack!

An insightful piece. Valuable for lots of reasons.

Fair winds to you and your young men. Hope our courses cross.

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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 2,490
Posted By downeast450
Re: "You make your money buying the boat, not selling it."

I like to think about the money I pay for a boat as "parked" not spent. I am, or was, a marine surveyor. I have owned boats for the past 50 years. I never purchased one to "make money" on one. I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-29-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By downeast450
Re: dangerous seas & barbarous coasts

CalebD is right on with his advice regarding Butyl tape. I have used everything over the past 40 years from 2 parts to 5200 t0 4200 and , don't repeat this, (silicon). Butyl tape is the stuff I use...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By downeast450
Re: New to Sailing

Bill,

Welcome and thanks for your service! Hopefully you ended up with a little cash after all those years. One thing to consider as you look for a boat. Get some help from a reputable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,843
Posted By downeast450
Re: Lowering a hank on jib

That was my problem, too. That is what prompted me to try a downhaul. It fixed the problem. It is quite tidy and comfortable now. With the jib halyard in the cockpit. I simply round up, drop...
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