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Search: Posts Made By: wfish11
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 2,437
Posted By wfish11
Re: Replacing Headliner

You could forget about the headliner and glue thin strips of wood 2 or 3" wide up there. Use short 2x3s or an adjustable shower curtain rod to press the wood into place. Glue grass cloth onto the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By wfish11
Re: Scum in Fuel Tank

I had a tank like this in my 1981 Pearson 323. Easily removable, I put a couple cans of Gumout in it and rolled it around for a few days. It had a big access hole in the top so it was easy to chase...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 37
Views: 1,767
Posted By wfish11
Re: Scared of inboards and the Volvo md7a

I have a Volvo MD7A in my Cal 29 (1974). It was a rebuild when they put it in (1980). Currently it is just a piece of ballast as the rings and valves are shot. There doesn't seem to be any source for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 14,038
Posted By wfish11
Re: how do you remove old boat lettering

I have done tons of these. You will need a heat gun, (rent or borrow one, don't try to use a propane torch!) a plastic scraper, acetone, fine scotch brite and some 400 grit sand paper. You maybe able...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By wfish11
Re: Moving to Tampa

I've lived in Tampa for the last 11 years, Boston before that. There are tons of boats here that draw 5' or less and prices here are probably going to be lower than up North. You don't want a deep...
Forum: Living Aboard 08-16-2014
Replies: 122
Views: 23,741
Posted By wfish11
Re: Downside of living aboard

Try it out first. Rent or charter one for a couple of weeks and live on it. You don't need to go any where, just live on it. You can also try joining a club that gives you a few weeks a year and use...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By wfish11
Re: Patching a PVC inflatable, what works for you?

For the guy with the 310RIB

These have a partition separating the tube sections. A leak in the partition will only go from one tube to another. There is a leak in the outside some where.

Some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-06-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By wfish11
Re: Good depth finder for Cat 22 with no drilling

I mounted the transducer in my Cat 22 just a little ahead of the keel on a flatish portion of the hull with silicone sealant (not 5200). It worked just fine and when it came time to move it to my new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,205
Posted By wfish11
Re: Anti Bird Spikes for Spreaders?

You don't tie it to the mast you tie it to the mainsail sheet (rope) and run the mainsheet up to about a foot above the spreaders. Be sure to tie the mainsheet to itself very securely you don't want...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-08-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,205
Posted By wfish11
Re: Anti Bird Spikes for Spreaders?

I used a wooden dowel with those streamers things for a little girls bike handlebars nailed to the ends. Secure it's center to the mainsheet (make sure you secure both ends of the sheet to each other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By wfish11
Re: Inflatable dink

I'm the guy that did the video on Utube inflatable dinghy repair. HH-66 is a great glue for reattaching bottoms and hardware. The first one I did for the video is till holding up after 3 years....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By wfish11
Re: Dinghy Parts

try InflatableBoatParts.com - Inflatable Boat parts, repair kits and accessories for Zodiac, Achilles, Caribe, AB, Avon and Walker Bay Inflatables. - Inflatable Boat Parts...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-10-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,226
Posted By wfish11
Re: Grey Water in No discharge areas

The only no grey water areas I have ever heard of are in the RNA, research natural areas of the Dry Tortugas here in Florida. There no grey water, no deck wash water, etc, nothing except engine...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-25-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 3,272
Posted By wfish11
Re: Derelict, abandoned and marina foreclosures

Another idea is to find a Youth Sailing or Sea Scout group that takes donated boats and sells them. I've seen 30ft boats with running engines sold for $1500.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-23-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,561
Posted By wfish11
Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

If it had a very strong smell I would think rats are visiting. So it is probably water. It is picking up some rust, oily mud or dirt from the anchor locker or the transverse beam and that's where the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By wfish11
Re: Maptech Pro

I believe they may have shut down. I have the Navigator and there were no updates last year for the tides and none of the contact numbers worked. It's usually a bad sign when that happens. Not a big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-30-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 5,029
Posted By wfish11
Re: 10K$ boat --- Are Insurance and Survey REALLY mandatory?

Liability insurance is relatively cheap, mine from Boat US is only $250 per year. My boats a 1974 so they did require a survey. Where you get murdered is on the comprehensive which you don't need on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,561
Posted By wfish11
Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

My 1974 Cal 29 has a vent in the fill cap of the water tanks. If they were close to full and you were sailing hard, water could squirt out of the cap into the bilge. If your front tank has a vent...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By wfish11
Re: Poly Glow

I've used PoliGlow on about six 1970-80's age boats with excellent results. It is basically like an acrylic floor wax with a ton of UV agents in it. It can put a shine back on a 20-30 year old boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-10-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 968
Posted By wfish11
Repairing an Inflatable Dinghy Rub Rail

I've just placed a video up on You Tube covering how to repair/reglue the rub rail back on an inflatable. Just go to YouTube and search dinghyrubrail and you'll see it. Sorry I still can't post the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By wfish11
Re: Inflatable Dinghy BIG hole repair

Sorry i figured a search on YouTube wasn't a big deal. SailNet doesn't allow me to add a link until I have atleast 10 posts. The search location was the best I could do right now. I'm just trying to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By wfish11
Inflatable Dinghy BIG hole repair

I've put another video up on YouTube explaining and showing how to repair a fist sized hole in your inflatable dinghy. We used a very old Avon hard bottom for the project. Next will be how to stick...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-09-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By wfish11
Re: Crack in front of encapsulated keel

You didn't say if you were the original owner. I assume you bought this boat used, hopefully recently and though a Broker. Maybe you can go back and get a partial refund as the boat isn't seaworthy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By wfish11
Outboard Engine Starting Problem

I have a 1993 Honda 9.9 outboard with a weird problem. Normally it is stored tilted up on the boat. When I put it down at the dock it runs just fine and it will run you out in the bay. When we are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 6,086
Posted By wfish11
Re: How to reseal floor to Zodiac tube

It's 2012 now and this won't help this guy probably but for any new readers you need to get HH-66 glue from SailRite. It's about $20 a quart and it beats the heck out of $30 a tube for 250mls at WM....
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