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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-15-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 4,614
Posted By Mandofish
I don't think i would have the tearing thru hands...

I don't think i would have the tearing thru hands problem if i cleat off the rode, then walk the bitter end to the bow, cleat, then release stern cleat right?

I Appreciate your directions, its...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   04-15-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 4,614
Posted By Mandofish
Stern Anchoring Question

So, I've read a lot about setting an anchor and all the various techniques folks use. I have set an anchor from the bow of my 26' sailboat several times now using under power using the typical...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mandofish
I like the idea of manufacturing a drain slot in...

I like the idea of manufacturing a drain slot in the stanchion base...but I don't own a grinder. Any way to do this without big expensive tools?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mandofish
The bases have been removed already and yes,...

The bases have been removed already and yes, there was considerable core rot around the old holes, which I removed and then filled with epoxy. (following the excellent recommendations at Maine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mandofish
Drilling a rain hole in the base is not really...

Drilling a rain hole in the base is not really possible due to the curved shape of the base, and the fact that the drain hole would still be at least 1/2 inch higher than deck level which would still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-26-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,780
Posted By Mandofish
Filling a Stanchion?

I am in the process of re-bedding my stanchion bases and adding backing plates. Upon removing the stanchion bases, I notice lots of rot and gunk buildup under the bases. I believe this is due to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-18-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By Mandofish
Bill, I get my outboard serviced at Specialty...

Bill, I get my outboard serviced at Specialty Marine in Oxnard. While I've only had regular servicing performed on a 5 hp Tohatsu, no major repairs, the place seemed very professional and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,582
Posted By Mandofish
Its not the mast base blocks that are the issue,...

Its not the mast base blocks that are the issue, those are already installed at the mast base. Its the deck organizer (actually a double cheek block) that needs to be affixed to the cabin top. If I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,582
Posted By Mandofish
Need to run lines (halyard, reefs) back to the...

Need to run lines (halyard, reefs) back to the cockpit but he cabin top on my Columbia Mk26 is too rounded ("bubble" style cabin top) to mount the hardware directly to the cabin top surface!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,582
Posted By Mandofish
Ok..this leads me to a second question...what if...

Ok..this leads me to a second question...what if I were to use an aluminum plate as a BASE plate for some hardware on the cabin top, which would be secured with stainless bolts...would this be a bad...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,582
Posted By Mandofish
Thanks, I will try the fiberglass layup technique!

Thanks, I will try the fiberglass layup technique!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,582
Posted By Mandofish
Would thoroughly saturating the oak with epoxy...

Would thoroughly saturating the oak with epoxy and/or encasing it in fiberglass solve these issues? (splitting, cracking, warping?) I am having a hard time finding marine plywood.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 2,582
Posted By Mandofish
Oak for backing plates?

Is there any reason not to use oak board for backing plates for deck hardware? I know aluminum, stainless steel, fiberglass, and marine plywood are typically used, but why not oak? I would of course...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 611
Posted By Mandofish
Running lines aft Columbia 26?

Does anyone out there have a Columbia 26 MKII with lines led aft to the cockpit? I have done a lot of web searching and reading on this forum about leading lines aft and I think I understand whats...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-03-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By Mandofish
Hello Sailnet!

Hello All! Just introducing myself on this wonderful forum. Recently purchased a 1970 Columbia 26 MKII. Planning on doing some retrofitting and am new to sailing "larger" boats (sailed hobies,...
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