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Search: Posts Made By: frjeff
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2012
Replies: 243
Views: 145,425
Posted By frjeff
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

I have the same Makita as you do. I bought a small backing plate 2+" and it will hold 4" pads. Worked great in the cockpit everywhere except the non-skid.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2012
Replies: 243
Views: 145,425
Posted By frjeff
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

Do some push ups for a few weeks first!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2012
Replies: 243
Views: 145,425
Posted By frjeff
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

I'm thrilled with what I have on the Monty with just the first coat of Collinite on the hull.
I am going to wait on coat two until I have the deck and cabin compounded, polished, glazed and one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By frjeff
Hull Number Not Readable (Hardly Visible)

Some PO of my "new" Montgomery 15 has filled the imbedded hull number on the starboard stern. I cannot even read it. I believe it has been filled with some sort of poly or epoxy filler.

I have and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2012
Replies: 243
Views: 145,425
Posted By frjeff
Unbelievable!!

I'm geeked!

Just finished Step #1 : Makita 9227C with Presta Ultra Cutting Cream Light compounding the hull.

This stuff and result is better than I even thought after reading this great post.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2012
Replies: 243
Views: 145,425
Posted By frjeff
Which First?

All of my teak is stripped and sanded - ready for Cetol Natural Teak.

My hull and deck is also ready for the full blown compound/polish/wax process outlined here. All Presta and Collinite on hand....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 5,861
Posted By frjeff
Re: Teak Varnish Removal?

Went to work today and got the toe rails stripped, per all of the good advice here. Followed with 80, 100 and 220 grit sanding. Will clean/lighten next and then refinish in Cetol/Sikkens ( I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 5,861
Posted By frjeff
Do you mean a plastic disposable razor like I...

Do you mean a plastic disposable razor like I shave with?
Would I be scraping with the blade or just the plastic edge of the razor?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-04-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 5,861
Posted By frjeff
Teak Varnish Removal?

All of the teak (toe rails, hatch guides, handholds) on my "new" Montgomery 15 is varnished, but in need of work.
I could sand and refinish with many ore coats of varnish, but I believe
I would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By frjeff
Compass Advice

Wish to get a decent, yet reasonably priced, compass for my little Montgomery 15.
Probably best to consider bracket mounting, some adversion to cutting holes in boat

I have a Garmin Trex gps,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2012
Replies: 243
Views: 145,425
Posted By frjeff
Slow and Easy, and......

Thanks, that's what I thought you meant.

Per another tipster here, I will also likely use smaller backing plate and pads on the lapstrake areas. There are 2 3/4" plates that use 4" pads and a 3...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2012
Replies: 243
Views: 145,425
Posted By frjeff
Going Slow!

Maine Sail

Thanks for the great tip!

I am going to go very slow as I have never had a "real" buffer polisher in my hands before and I sure do not want to mess up an already pretty boat/hull.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2012
Replies: 243
Views: 145,425
Posted By frjeff
New Buffer/Polisher

Just bought the Makita 9227C.

Now, safe up some buck$$ for backer plates, pads, Presta Strata Ultra Cutting Cream Light, Presta Chroma and Collinite #885 and the work shall begin.

Bringing the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2012
Replies: 243
Views: 145,425
Posted By frjeff
First Step

My "new" boat is 30 years old, but it was stored in a TX polebarn for 16 years. So, not fresh from the mold, but very, very good!

But I have decided to compound. Will use all Presta products...
Forum: Boat Reviews 02-14-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 6,287
Posted By frjeff
Take a look at thr Montgomery 15 or 17. I just...

Take a look at thr Montgomery 15 or 17.
I just purchased a 15 and love it.

Bit more than your dollar limit, but I have seen them at your number.

The 17 is probably more the cabin space you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2012
Replies: 243
Views: 145,425
Posted By frjeff
Another Question

Siamese or any other viewer,

With my hull having the faux 4" lapstrake moulded in the fiberglass, I will only be able to run the Makita with horizontal movements. Vertical pattern would be across...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2012
Replies: 243
Views: 145,425
Posted By frjeff
Thanks - Good Advice

I believe you are right. I'll bite the bullet and get myself a new Makita or DeWalt and have no excuses.
I was giving thought to the lapstrake and I like the idea of the smaller wheel/pads.

Yup,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2012
Replies: 243
Views: 145,425
Posted By frjeff
Great Post - but, Questions

Thanks for such a fine post.

Questions:

I have a small (15') Montgomery in very good shape (no chalking, etc.), so I intend to ramp up to do this exercise beginning with the 3M Finesse-It step,...
Forum: Electronics 02-13-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By frjeff
Need Handheld VHF Suggestions

Need to get a handheld VHF for my "new" little trailerable Monty 15.

Leaning towards the Uniden MHS125; seems like a pretty well featured unit at a decent price.

Any other options I ought be...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-13-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By frjeff
Old Sailor back On Boat - Monty 15

Having sailed all of my life excepting the past 15 years, I have just purchased a "New to Me" Montgomery 15. I'm in Northern Michigan and the boat is in North Carolina. We will hook her to the truck...
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