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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-09-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 507
Posted By gtunison
hatch rebuild

Greetings,
The lazerette hatch on my C24 was built with a mahogany frame, 3/8 plywood inset and mahogany planks overlapping the frame by about a half inch.
I have access to thick enough...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,599
Posted By gtunison
Question mast repair

My mast is dented where the spreaders attach. I want to have the sockets cut out and welded back on with plates under them to make the mast flat(oval) again. I will be sailing on a small lake. The...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-13-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 10,376
Posted By gtunison
Thanx everyone. Having read most of that info...

Thanx everyone. Having read most of that info before I posted my question I should have asked what, other than knots being weak points, the problem would be having external halyards with no turning...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-10-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 10,376
Posted By gtunison
rope to wire halyard knot

Is tying a bowline to connect rope to wire halyards bad? what if I seize the tail of the knot by whipping?
thanx
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-07-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 6,211
Posted By gtunison
that's a cool idea but he specifically said "see...

that's a cool idea but he specifically said "see how these taper down and seal so soon. the straight threads sometimes start to seep after a while of moving the handle back and forth." who to trust?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-07-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 6,211
Posted By gtunison
Thanks for the great answers to my questions. ...

Thanks for the great answers to my questions.
Why would the yard guy like to use mismatched threads and the supplied locknut instead of the flanged thru-hull? He also seemed to not believe I got a...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-07-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By gtunison
Talking Thanks for the warm welcome.

Thanks for the warm welcome.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-04-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By gtunison
Cool Hi there.

I am hours from good sailing but I bought a seaworthy(at least by design) boat anyway. Recently bought a 1965 Columbia Contender that happened to appear in my town. Looks to be a project that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-04-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 6,211
Posted By gtunison
what's the best way to seal thru-hull/seacock threads?

Is tfe paste adequate for sealing threads for thru-hull/seacock connections? Does anyone have a favorite brand or type to recommend?I just talked to a guy at a boatyard who said he doesn't like using...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-26-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By gtunison
Question local boat ramp or me?

Greetings,
Is getting a 24 foot fixed keel boat on a trailer usually:
easy
complicated
super hard
depends on ramp
?
does anyone know the trick to having the boat come out flat on the trailer?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2008
Replies: 0
Views: 2,602
Posted By gtunison
building a cradle

My C-24 needs a patch on the bottom of the keel and it is now on a trailer.What's the best way to build a cradle that I can pull the trailer through and out from under the boat? I'm considering...
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