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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 6,224
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: Rotten Deck

I suspect everyone who has done it to their own boat would agree with us. ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 6,224
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rotten Deck

Agreed, again! SloopJonB, we are on the same page.

Unless you have a really small localized area that has rot (even that is debatable), it just doesn't work. While recoring my boat, I found...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-02-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By mf70
Re: Drilling out bungs

Another tool besides an awl is a small gouge to get those extra wood bits out. I've used one to clean out broken dowels, which are more tenacious than bungs.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By VallelyJ
Re: Drilling out bungs

I've found the screw trick to work well in the course of pulling dozens of bungs. Drill a pilot hole about the center with a 3/32" or smaller bit, then drive a coarse-thread drywall screw in slowly,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By Faster
Re: Drilling out bungs

Sailordave's self tapping screw trick can work well but only if the bung has not been glued in with anything more than some varnish, and providing it's deep enough for the screw to get a grip.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By RichH
Re: Drilling out bungs

I use a small portable drill press that attaches (chucks-up) to a variable speed hand drill ... and a forstner bit of the exact same size as the bung .... 3/8" or 1/2". After locating the exact...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By Captainmeme
Re: Drilling out bungs

I use a bit that is smaller than the bung. When I used a bit the same diameter as the bung sometimes I would get splintering around the hole from wood glued real good to the bung. With the smaller...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Drilling out bungs

Use a under sized drill bit and drill out wood in the middle, make sure you are going outside the edge of the bung.

Use an awl to pick out the rest.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By sailordave
Re: Drilling out bungs

If the teak is varnished, take a scraper and LIGHTLY scrape the varnish off the area around the bung. Then take an appropriately sized self tapping screw and drive it into the bung w/ your electric...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-29-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By drsutton
Re: Possible Upgrade!

Helms 27. A solid boat, but they are hard to find.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By rugosa
Re: Possible Upgrade!

Fin keel, transom hung rudder, inboard diesel, full headroom, in your $ range -

CS 27 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=969)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,038
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Battery Acid!

I personally think his current action is good enough. He understands that he has likely shortened the life of the battery a great deal. I kind of agree with him that for a $100 (since he has minimal...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-26-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,038
Posted By svHyLyte
Re: Battery Acid!

One cannot measure the state of charge with a Voltage meter. The only true measure of the state of charge is the specific gravity of the electrolyte. N'any case, it's your battery/your choice. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-15-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 469,566
Posted By Classic30
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

On that subject, comes an interesting article:
Dream boats: the masters of wooden yacht building - Telegraph...
Forum: Apps & Authors   05-27-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 3,328
Posted By Sabiny101
Re: Yacht Question From Author

Hi all,

Just wanted to thank you again for answering my questions. My book was released today and I made sure to include Sailnet in acknowledgements. If anyone is interested in checking it out,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-31-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 469,566
Posted By bobperry
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

mstern:
You pretty much nailed it:

Yes, in this case that is exactly what we did. I started a weight study and used calculations and wild ass guesses. At the time we didn't even know what...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-23-2013
Replies: 5,316
Views: 469,566
Posted By Brent Swain
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

There are lots of them on the origamiboats site ( yahoo groups)
Forum: Apps & Authors   08-29-2013
Replies: 540
  Sticky: Recommended Reading
Views: 134,435
Posted By manatee
Re: Recommended Reading

I've been working on a collection of free books, some I've already posted but they're scattered around. Try some of these:

Free books about sailing & seamanship & boats:
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By nolatom
"Stupid human trick"--estimate bearings without yr compass

So, here's a "stupid Human trick"--estimating degrees of angle w/o instruments

Did you ever want to be able to easily determine approximately how many compass degrees something is from...
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