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Search: Posts Made By: Driver
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,332
Posted By Driver
LOVE Semco

I used the Semco teak sealer last year (after prepping with a two part product). The seats look almost like new and they were yucky dirty gray. Very easy to maintain as you just apply another coat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-10-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 5,776
Posted By Driver

My sister used POR15 on her keel this spring after getting annoyed by the constant rust. She stripped all botton paint off the keel using an environmentally friendly stripper. Rinsed. Sanded or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-16-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 3,312
Posted By Driver
The Elite is a Kirie is a Feeling overseas

Feeling is alive and well in Europe and still producing boats. For some reason, they called the boats Kirie and Elite over here. We had an Elite 32 for a few years and the sail bags said 'Feeling...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-13-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 7,025
Posted By Driver
Now that you mention it...

I have noticed that many of the women's foul jackets are the color of whitecaps...or the frothing sea...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-08-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,111
Posted By Driver

Try Thurston/Quantum in Bristol, RI. Not exactly North Shore but it's not too bad of a drive.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 04-11-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 2,994
Posted By Driver
Smile Brewer Yards

We've been with a Brewer Yard in RI for 6 years and they are quite accomodating to cruisers and they allow you to do your own work. Also, if you store on land with them in the winter and slip in the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-11-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,045
Posted By Driver
USCG Abstract of Title

Be sure to have the USCG abstract of title run just before you hand over any payment for the vessel. An IRS lien was being placed on a boat we were in the process of buying the very day that we were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 8,333
Posted By Driver
Iron Keel Rust

The snow is almost gone in the yard so I'm dreaming of fun bottom painting...

We have the dreaded iron keel rust on our Beneteau and I'd like to remedy this issue. There isn't a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-18-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By Driver
Jamestown Moorings

Clark Boat Yard has an ad for moorings for 2008 listed on Craigslist.

We have friends who are happy with their mooring at Pirate's Cove in the Tiverton Yacht Basin. There is a bit of a current...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-14-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 1,796
Posted By Driver
Talking I'll take the boat anyday

We own a late model "Benehuntalina" - poo pooed by many....but I'd rather be aboard than in my house just about any time!

....and that's even when the refrigerator isn't working, the holding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-29-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 6,555
Posted By Driver

I don't think you can remove scratches but in order to prevent new ones - never use paper towel to clean them. The wood fibers in the paper are bad news. Soft cloth only....Wish the previous owner...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 2,752
Posted By Driver
Sunbrella throw pillows

We keep at least 6 throw pillows on the boat made with Sunbrella covers. They are available from places catering to the marine crown or you can save yourself from paying the extra $$ and get them...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,927
Posted By Driver
Holding tank

Good point about the weight distribution. Fortunately, our fuel and water tanks were on the opposite side and balanced well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,927
Posted By Driver
Holding Tank Replacement

On our previous boat, which was a 32' Kirie, we pulled the old 6.5 gallon (!) tank out and replaced it with a new Todd holding tank which was around 30 gallons. It sounds huge but with 5 people on...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By Driver
Smile Birthday Gifts

I bought tiny sailing gloves for our 5 year old - though the store I found them at no longer exists. There are also a few books that may be appropriate. We recently acquired "Little Rat Sets Sail"...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-17-2008
Replies: 18
Views: 1,876
Posted By Driver
Sounds like maybe too much scrumpy?

Sounds like maybe too much scrumpy?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,785
Posted By Driver

Try eBay. I've purchased several rolls of Sunbrella on eBay at a fraction of retail price. Shipping costs were not too bad and the material was not seconds. A lot of it is less than popular colors...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By Driver

Owner's Manual says to grease the seal annually but doesn't say what kind of grease to use. Any ideas? The seal looks dry and brittle. I don't know much about 'grease' but suspect that petroluem...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-06-2007
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By Driver
Smile Vetus

We put a 16 HP Vetus in our old boat about 18 months ago. Price of motor was about 5.5K - that again for install by our yard. Nice motor. Our mechanic and the yard manager raved about it and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-04-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By Driver
Frayed Rubber

Good question. I noticed the same thing on ours after haulout. A rubber piece that looks to be cracked right where the shaft exits the boat. The vessel is seven years old and I'm guessing the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-19-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By Driver
Two boats - no doc service

I cannot believe that these doc services charge $500. I've done the work myself on our two boats. The first one had a loan on it and the second one was really interesting. The boat was being sold...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,424
Posted By Driver
I feel your pain

Sucked a good 3 quarts of effluent out of our bowl with a turkey baster (don't accept any Thanksgiving invites from me) last month. That was fun. It's about a 10 foot run from our head to our...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 4,421
Posted By Driver
Unhappy Adler-Barbour Woes

Good luck. We bought our boat a year ago and after numerous DIY attempts plus 4 months with a tech intermittently working on it our system is still non-operational. The compressor runs and all that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-25-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By Driver
Adler Barbour Waeco = Don't sell your Igloo Cooler

This is our first vessel with a fridge so don't have much to compare to but....our A/B unit is only a few years old, has only worked for 3 days this season and is now out of commission and Waeco has...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-15-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By Driver
We're not going this year but have gone for the...

We're not going this year but have gone for the past few. The Newport show does have quite a few sailboat dealers and vendors. Most boats are on the large size though. There are also some seminars...
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