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Search: Posts Made By: Valdensule
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,179
Posted By Valdensule
Thumbs up Solved !!!!

Well, I used up all my intelligence thinking about the problem. So my manstincts kicked in :cool: and while I had it positioned at the point I needed it to go past I WHACKED it on the side... It then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,179
Posted By Valdensule
If only that were the case

Did I mention it is a bulkhead mounted compass.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-25-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,179
Posted By Valdensule
Upside down compass

Umm, this is gonna sound dumb, but I just bought a used Saturn compass online and got it in what appers to be an inverted state.With the inclination marks down it will not right itself it stops as if...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-23-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By Valdensule
Free Boat? Wooden, hmm, Just come get it? hmm..

Ok, It has happened. Someone has offered me a "free" boat. It's a wooden sloop built in the early 60's. Looks like it is still in good condition and was in the process of being restored when owner...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By Valdensule
Thanks to all

I have made my decision. Water belongs in my boat only in the fridge, the head, and the storage tank, not in the ballast. (good point on it working against me in a blowover) I am going to drill a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By Valdensule
Thanks for the post

That is my quandry, Let me explain. under the boards, in the "bilge" near the centerboard cable there are 2 1" holes on either side of the keel winch. I can see the lead ballast, and because there is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By Valdensule
No, I don't think it is either

I just cringe everytime the drill get's close to the hull :eek: :eek: :eek:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By Valdensule
DROP That Drill Mister.....

I have a problem, my Helms 25 has been on the hard for 2 years, (that's not the problem, just a symptom). In all the time I have been painting/ sanding, re-rigging. It has always had water in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-14-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By Valdensule
Sealant

I used the same marine all purpose clear sealent I used to seal my deck hardware. It adhears fine as long as you can keep it "blocked in" until the sealent sets. This way if I want to replace the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-12-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 1,927
Posted By Valdensule
Gemini Dream

I have a Gemini on my Helms. I too have crazing which drives me crazy, I do love the light. Mine is a bulkhead mounted unit only visable on the bulkhead side. I would love info on all around view...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-30-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 7,896
Posted By Valdensule
This may work

I work with some ex-navy types. The first words out of thier mouths was "Bugjuice". Apparently if you make the normal recipe for Kool-Aid, but double the sugar, (times x for the amount you need) 100...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-22-2007
Replies: 65
Views: 4,510
Posted By Valdensule
Stop it John

You should know better than to try your oil rig tricks out here.
Forum: herSailNet 08-17-2007
Replies: 43
Views: 6,337
Posted By Valdensule
Girls just want to have fun !!!!

I had to chime in here. A few years back I introduced my now wife, then fiance' to sailing. She is starkly petrified of new experiences, and a heeling boat would have sent her over the edge on our...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-26-2007
Replies: 57
Views: 10,491
Posted By Valdensule
Someone??

I would keep an eye on your girlfriend................. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Valdensule
Thanks

It is external, and thanks. I don't mind using up elbow grease. Just wasn't sure how the plastic would handle an abrasive.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By Valdensule
Foggy Compass

I am repainting and refitting my 1974 Helms 25. I am troubled by having to replace my perfectly functional bulkhead compass because the "glass" is foggy and I cannot read the heading thru it. It is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-02-2007
Replies: 41
Views: 2,705
Posted By Valdensule
A "hey, be aware of this craft" might be in order

I am not experienced with U.S. coast guard protocol; however I think in the same situation I might have noted the craft name (and registration numbers) and given a heads up to the coast guard or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By Valdensule
In order not to get anyone in trouble suffice it...

In order not to get anyone in trouble suffice it to say that my lawyer advised me never to say anything I could not back up, and never ask a question you don't already know the answer to.
As far as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-14-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 719
Posted By Valdensule
Stay Away From YCOA

There is a Marina Whore down in FL called YCOA. Stay away!!! Owner is a psyco, The company is riddled with various levels of crooks and shiesters.
1st hand experience does not lie.
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