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Search: Posts Made By: Finallybuyingaboat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-05-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 4,351
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Re: Is bigger always better? Nordica 20

Just my 2 cents, but if you are:
1) looking for something with more cockpit room
2) not going to be spending many nights onboard as you daysail it
3) On Lake Ontario
4) Budget minded

One boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2012
Replies: 1,138
Views: 363,842
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Matt

Is there a picture of this anywhere? I want to build one, step it on top of my mast and run the wire down the inside of the mast to the bike speedometer.

Paul
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-20-2012
Replies: 1,138
Views: 363,842
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I guess you could glue the golf balls onto the U bolt, but it is a fairly long thread and the material of the golf ball is soft enough to sort of grab onto the threads. Worst case, i reach into my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2012
Replies: 1,138
Views: 363,842
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Okay, here is my latest low buck project. I have a 24 foot shark and almost always sail alone. When I raise the main, the bolt rope always jammed, necessitating me to go up and raise the sail by the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-17-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Re: Used winches in Montreal area?

There is The Boat House in Montreal
http://boathouse.ca/boathouse_files/Page437.htm
Their prices are very high since they have the market cornered. There are not enough sailors/racers in Canada to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Re: Used winches in Montreal area?

You won't find anything in the way of used sailing hardware in Montreal. I live here and have never heard of any locations for used equipment and I have been looking. As for Toronto, I cannot see you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,375
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Dust collection is not an issue. I will be doing...

Dust collection is not an issue. I will be doing this indoors in a barn with a concrete floor. Will be wearing full ventilation equipment.

Weight of the sander might be an issue,but I will be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 2,375
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Belt Sander for Hull stripping???

I did a search,but couldn't come up with anything definitive.....

I am going to be stripping off the ablative bottom paint on my boat and was wondering if a belt sander would be faster than an...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-25-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Shark 24 owner

Hi Stimpy

I have had my shark for 2 years and love it. Really easy to sail single handed, does well in high winds, and a classic look to them. I have one of the first ones made (sail #43 made in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Hmm, the entire inside of the boat has a molded...

Hmm, the entire inside of the boat has a molded fiberglass or plastic liner. It is like there is a full boat inside the cabin. Pretty sure it cannot be removed (I may be wrong, but I cannot imagine...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Removingcabin top hand rail on Tanzer 22

Hi All

I was looking at a friend's Tanzer 22 yesterday. Most of the wood on the boatd needs to be repaired and/or replaced. When looking at his hand rails on the top of the cabin, there does not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-03-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 3,815
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Is it just me or does Paul38's posts remind you...

Is it just me or does Paul38's posts remind you of the Nigerian email scams we constantly get as spam? Miles away, can't share info, can't use local boat yard...what's with that?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 10,669
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
My Shark 24 is 47 years old this year, built in...

My Shark 24 is 47 years old this year, built in 1963. She shows no sign of fiberglass degradation. Heck, my 5 year old son could still have this thing when he grows up. So, in response to your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-30-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,776
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Okay, tape, dishwashing soap, latex gloves soI...

Okay, tape, dishwashing soap, latex gloves soI don't get a reaction.I will try again today. Thanks all for the responses.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1,776
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Tricks for laying a clean bead of sealant needed

I was down at my boat trying to laydown a clean bead of sealant on the rubrail using Siakflex. Darn, that stuff gets messy quickly! Does anyone know of any tricks for layingdown a nice clean bead of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,874
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
The MOOR model I have is unknown. The gauge is...

The MOOR model I have is unknown. The gauge is literally one rusted, seized wreck. I know it is MOOR only because a small piece of the face of the gauge can still be seen and I can read the MOOR...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,874
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Wow, I'll shoot you a pm. Paul

Wow, I'll shoot you a pm.

Paul
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 7,698
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
No one has mentioned this, but if the problem is...

No one has mentioned this, but if the problem is with the impeller, try not to run the motor too long before changing it. If you are checking the tube with a piece of wire, do it fairly quickly. If...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1,874
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Used knotmeters - nowhere to be found

Wow, I thought finding a used knotmeter would just require me to log onto EBAY, search for knotmeter, and a ton of options would pop up. Well, not the case!

I have an older MOOR knotmeter and the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 8,863
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Ray, pm sent.

Ray, pm sent.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-03-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Price Point

Thanks for the offer to keep a look out for me!

Price point - 1000 to 1500. I know this sounds low, but I know of 3 tanzer 22s that went for less than $1000 in the last 6 months around montreal....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-03-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Tanzer 22 project boats Eastern Canada

Anyone know of any Tanzer 22 boats in Eastern Canada that are in need of repair? I want to put one into shape for my girlfriend's racing crew for next year's Women's Keelboat Championships.

My...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 8,863
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Good point. It may be fine when the boat is just...

Good point. It may be fine when the boat is just sitting there, but any lateral stress when moving the boat and cradle may cause a catastrophic failure. I guess I will start combing the Marinas for a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 8,863
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Hmm, just found some weird metal boat supports I...

Hmm, just found some weird metal boat supports I may be able to use building a cradle. Pix is too big to insert, but it is in my old Grampian blog.
Parts for Cradle | Reviving a Grampian 23...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-30-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 8,863
Posted By Finallybuyingaboat
Well, I paid $800 for the boat. I can sell the...

Well, I paid $800 for the boat. I can sell the outboard for that much and put the proceeds towards a steel cradle. Now to find a steel cradle for an Ericson 23. Since I haven't seen any of those...
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