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Forum: Introduce Yourself   10-25-2006
Replies: 3,446
Views: 952,884
Posted By Soutie
East Coast South Africa.

East Coast South Africa.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-06-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,708
Posted By Soutie
Sailningdog Yes that's one of my fallbacks....

Sailningdog Yes that's one of my fallbacks. Alternatively to get them directly from the UK over the Internet and courier.
True Blue: The Zenith (whihch I have) is also around $23:00 direct from the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-04-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,708
Posted By Soutie
I know one should not convert one for one but I...

I know one should not convert one for one but I am paying in South African Rands and the dealer is quoting the equivalent of around $250 (each) for the seals.
By the way I have already made a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,708
Posted By Soutie
Mmmm difficult to say. There is nothing in the...

Mmmm difficult to say. There is nothing in the parts manual. At this stage they feel pretty much like slightly stiff PVC (white).
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2006
Replies: 11
Views: 2,708
Posted By Soutie
Lavac toilet seat seals

I have a Lavac toilet that works by drawing a vacuum on the bowl when, with the lid closed, one pumps a bilge pump connected to the outlet. It is an excellent product but now the seals on the lid and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By Soutie
Answers osmosis query

Thanks Sailingdog I agree the epoxy is in itself the new 'barrier coat' but as Sailingfool says perhaps a call to guys who sell the stuff would be worthwhile to make sure that the antifoul does not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By Soutie
Question Osmosis repair completed now what?

Long story short, I have completely resheathed my hull as a 'more permanent' solution to my osmosis problem and also to rebuild the outer glass layer (foam sandwich hull) after having removed the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-16-2006
Replies: 3,446
Views: 952,884
Posted By Soutie
East Coast South Africa, Indian Ocean

East Coast South Africa, Indian Ocean
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2006
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By Soutie
I agree with the opinions above but for the sake...

I agree with the opinions above but for the sake of discussion I believe there is one instance where, even when sailing shorthanded, that backstays are worthwhile and that is where the rig is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-01-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 5,774
Posted By Soutie
To all thanks for the input both valuable and...

To all thanks for the input both valuable and humourous
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-31-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 5,774
Posted By Soutie
Thanks for the replies: Gary: The reason for...

Thanks for the replies:
Gary: The reason for the epoxy tar is because when I used bottom paint ( with an 'etch' primer') on the lead it flaked off, big time.
The epoxy tar seems to stick to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-31-2006
Replies: 16
Views: 5,774
Posted By Soutie
Question Lead keel coating

Having ground my lead keel to a bright rough surface I am about ready to coat it with a two part epoxy tar product prior to applying the antifoul paint. In the past I have tried several systems none...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-03-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 2,759
Posted By Soutie
Mast wax

Thanks for the suggestions. I am aware of the need to insulate stainless fittings from the aluminiuim and have done so. Seems it can't do any harm to put a coating on while the stick is down so will...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-03-2006
Replies: 3,446
Views: 952,884
Posted By Soutie
East Coast of South Africa from Madagascar to...

East Coast of South Africa from Madagascar to Cape Town
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 2,759
Posted By Soutie
Mast waxing

I am presently replacing my standing rigging ( see posting on beeswax) and after such a quick response to my first question I'd like to venture another...
I have read in various articles on this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
Posted By Soutie
Beeswax

Hi All,
Thanks to all who offered advise. I read Knothead first and answered before reading all the other comments.
Just goes to show once again, in boating, it's never that simple. Leave it bare...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
Posted By Soutie
Beeswax advise

Hi,
Thanks very much for your comments. I'm particularly pleased to hear that you had in fact done a comparison. I will definitely take the trouble to wax again!
Soutie
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,222
Posted By Soutie
Beeswax and standing rigging

Anyone who has built a boat will agree with me in saying that you make all your decisions based on your knowledge at the time, some sound and some quite naive with hindsight. I read somewhere at the...
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