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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 1,015
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Brisk sail! And hair dye in the gelcoat…

I think the dye will fade on its own with exposure to sun.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-22-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Foam sanding block--where?

I took graphics off of an old power boat several years back. The surface under the vinyl graphic was so well protected by the vinyl that it seemed that no matter what I did, the area protected by the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-22-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 757
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Foam sanding block--where?

Check out stores that sell stuff for auto body work. If you're shopping online, Eastwood.com comes to mind. You'll find all kinds of cool stuff for sanding and finishing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-15-2015
Replies: 83
Views: 10,633
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Before and After Photos - Show Us!

Wow! Very cool pictures. You folks should be very proud!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-30-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Mainsheet and jib lines needed

Check out Annapolis Performance Sailing. Best selection of line I've ever seen and best prices. They're probably familiar with you boat and could make a recommendation. Sailing Gear: Clothing,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-08-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Oysterman 23

I'm glad to hear someone is keeping these boats going. I had a Menger Cat years ago and got to know Bill and Andrew. I was sad to hear of their passing; good folks, both; gone too soon.

Menger...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-31-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,673
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Wood filler?

Some epoxy glue in that gap will take on the color of the surrounding wood and make for a pretty well disguised fill. You can add a little teak dust if you want, but when the dust absorbs the epoxy,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-01-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Improving visibility under headsail

I've never seen a jib window you could actually see through. The ones I've seen have either been yellowed or stained by salt spray. Even the clear ones distorted so much that the window didn't seem...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: How to launch a boat

They are trained professionals - don't try this at home!

Very cool.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Freeboard? We don't need no stinking freeboard.

I've seen ships similar to that which take on water to lower the middle part below the surface to get floating cargo (like oil rig components) on-board. After that, the water is pumped out and the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-05-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By Quickstep192
Accelerating cure of 5200?

I just finished a repair using 5200 ----- happens to be a toilet seat......
Is there a way to accelerate the cure so I can press the throne back into service?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-21-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 7,555
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Annapolis Sailboat Show

I believe the hotel with the Irish name is O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-21-2014
Replies: 96
Views: 7,555
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Annapolis Sailboat Show

There's a Westin about a mile from the harbor.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,785
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Exceeding Hull Speed in Flat Water: Fantastic Sailing in Ideal Conditions

Very cool!

Days like that make up for the days when things go wrong!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Reducing bird mess

I bought a roll of bird scare tape and sewed it to the perimeter of a burgee. I fly the burgee just above the mast top. It's attached to a stick that I haul up on the halyard with a downhaul to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-10-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 2,322
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Are we doing it wrong?

Here ya go - no you don't have to decide whether to put the pfd inside or outside the jacket

Float Tech Jacket...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,749
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Mounting hardware on Boom

The threaded hole that secures my mast gate is the thing that causes me the most trouble. It seems to instantly seize and then strip the next time I need to remove the screw. I've re-tapped it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,749
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Mounting hardware on Boom

I've had generally bad luck tapping aluminum. In time, the screws seem to always tear out the threads. Instead, I've been using SS rivets. I'd be curious for any thoughts on this.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Before putting parts back on, caulk? or..

Faster's tape suggestion is the way to go. It just makes clean up a whole lot easier. There's also bedding that comes in a tape form for easy application.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,398
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: should I be offended?

I can see how someone might ask that. Both have wooden coamings, pretty lines and nice overhangs. Both are very nice boats in my estimation, especially when well kept.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Catalina sale fell through found Tanzer

The Tanzer is a great boat. To me they seem like terrific bargains considering the quality of their construction. As I recall, they came in a keel/centerboard configuration and deep keel models. If...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-14-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1,720
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Converting a Catboat to a sloop

I'd agree with those who say a boat is probably at it's best as it was originally designed, but the addition of a sprit and a jib on a catboat to make it point a little better is intriguing. Might be...
Forum: Engines   01-29-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 5,110
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Ethanol in gasoline questions

Do you add Seafoam to the gas every time you fill up?
Forum: Engines   01-29-2014
Replies: 99
Views: 5,110
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Ethanol in gasoline questions

Let me preface this by saying that some of what I'm about to write is based on speculation.


I have an outboard that pre-dates ethanol gas. I started having problems in the last few years. Every...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 3,777
Posted By Quickstep192
Re: Teak substitutes. Why not?

I've seen handrails made from trex. They look great, but I can't picture it for coamings, though. Maybe too much surface area to expose the fact that it's not real. I really like the look of...
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