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Search: Posts Made By: ironworker
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,791
Posted By ironworker
Too bad we are not close to each other, you could...

Too bad we are not close to each other, you could buy me the aluminum steps and I could weld on your steel ones.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,791
Posted By ironworker
Why not weld steel ones on? I know fire control...

Why not weld steel ones on? I know fire control aboard could be challenging but very doable. Weld on the way up, paint on the way down, nothing to it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,116
Posted By ironworker
My halyards are external. There is a steaming...

My halyards are external. There is a steaming light already in place and its wires are at the bottom of the mast. I would like to add deck lighting as well. The baffle looks like foam but I can't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-19-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,116
Posted By ironworker
Rewiring mast on Newport 30

So next on my list is pulling new wires up the mast. Tying to the existing wires and pulling the new in behind the old will not work because the wires are broken at what appears to be a baffle of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By ironworker
It was my apprentice that was holding me, he was...

It was my apprentice that was holding me, he was / is a big 'ol boy. The irony of it all was that I was the job steward and that put me on the safety commitee!!!! The job safety man was on a walkdown...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By ironworker
I can honestly claim that I have been held off...

I can honestly claim that I have been held off the side of the building by my ankles 150' off the and ground and ran a 3/8 overhead (3 passes) that passed inspection with no touch ups.

That was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,721
Posted By ironworker
Where can I find that stuff? I have a buffet just...

Where can I find that stuff? I have a buffet just waiting for those fellas!!!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By ironworker
Tom, you are the first person to ever comment on...

Tom, you are the first person to ever comment on my signature. I guess if you don't REALLY know how to weld it may not make much sense. Thanks for noticing.


Minnewaska, I have started sanding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By ironworker
I have the prepwork issues figured out (and half...

I have the prepwork issues figured out (and half complete!!!!!!) I am still looking for the best way to apply the Brightsides
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By ironworker
Spider cracks <a...

Spider cracks

<a href="http://s542.photobucket.com/albums/gg411/knobby384/?action=view&amp;current=spidercrack2.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By ironworker
Question A few questions about paint

OK, the weather has finally starting to play nice and I am getting closer to painting my Newport 30. My first question is

1) Some of the hull paint above the water line is probably good enough to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2010
Replies: 334
Views: 33,847
Posted By ironworker
First of all, I am on an inland lake so...

First of all, I am on an inland lake so international laws do not concern me. I have a permit to carry and do so on a regular basis. I take my pistol with me almost every time I go out on the water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By ironworker
Thanks for the info. I am in Tennessee and am...

Thanks for the info. I am in Tennessee and am remodeling a '70 Newport 30 and am "on the fence" when it comes down to gel coating and just painting the topsides with something like Awlgrip. What was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By ironworker
They used a gin pole like this Wireless Estimator...

They used a gin pole like this Wireless Estimator (http://www.wirelessestimator.com/industryinfoselect.cfm?categid=31) It climbs the tower as it is built and then you just climb it back down when you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By ironworker
I have never gotten the chance to work on one but...

I have never gotten the chance to work on one but I know a few guys that have. it is a whole other world up there. I know one guy who dropped a $100.00 bill off one at about 600 feet. He said that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By ironworker
Denise, it comes up through the floor about 6"...

Denise, it comes up through the floor about 6" aft of the bulkhead at the head / v berth. They managed to miss the bilge with that hole. I did consider underwater lighting in the aft hole but upon...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By ironworker
There is more glass beyond the 1" in the pic and...

There is more glass beyond the 1" in the pic and my thought was to cut out some of the cabin sole and bevel and repair from the inside as well. I need to cut the sole out to get to the rest of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-26-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 1,131
Posted By ironworker
Fiberglass repair near keel

I am remodeling a 1970 Newport 30 and the weather has finally decided to break from 90 deg days so I got started on the hull. She is a hurricane salvage and the ins. co. drilled 2 holes in the hull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-20-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By ironworker
In the spirit of multi tools never forget about a...

In the spirit of multi tools never forget about a 10 in 1 screwdriver. 2 sizes of flat and phillips, 2 sizes of torx, 2 square head, 1/4 and 5/16 nut drivers all in one compact easy to carry (or...
Forum: Atomic 4 08-22-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By ironworker
A4 gasket link

I know I saw a link to Moyer Marine's site stating which gaskets get sealant and which ones go dry. The problem is I can't find the link on here or the page on Don's site. Can anybody please point me...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By ironworker
Thanks for all the info. I think I am going to...

Thanks for all the info. I think I am going to fair the dings and such with epoxy and fumed silica followed by Interprotect 2000. The jury is still out on the finish coat. VC 17 looks like a good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By ironworker
I thought awlfair and typed awlgrip. I was...

I thought awlfair and typed awlgrip. I was wondering if epoxy and a filler like silica would be just as well. I will be keeping the boat in the water year round on an inland lake. I do like the 2...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-17-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By ironworker
I am in the process of sanding the bottom down to...

I am in the process of sanding the bottom down to bare glass. There are several shallow divits where barnacles were and I am going to fair them with awlgrip or something similar. I was thinking of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By ironworker
Question Fore Stay and bottom paint

Ok, I have two questions at this point. (more will follow I'm sure) I am working towards getting my Newport 30 floating by fall. Mainly because the guy that owns the trailer it is sitting on wants to...
Forum: Atomic 4 08-14-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 852
Posted By ironworker
Electronic ignition choices

I am about 3/4 of the way through the overhaul of the atomic 4 in my Newport 30. I am replacing nearly all of the ignition parts anyway and have decided to go with electronic ignition. My question is...
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