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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Spot spots on deck

Some will recommend trying to bond the old skin back on after replacing the core, but that rarely works. There may be spots in the middle of your repair area where the core is still good and bonded,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,157
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Bow rail bend fix

Right, if you can get it off that would be better, but sometimes they bury the nuts and bolts so bad you can't get to them. Working upside down up in the pointy end is never fun.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,157
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Bow rail bend fix

For the one that's bent down, I would think a hydraulic jack would push it back into shape. One that needs to be pulled down would be harder. Maybe set the jack on top of the rail and chain it down...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Off the shelf bimini

I like the pop rivets. I've found the set screws don't stay set and the fittings slide around. After I get everything adjusted the way I want it, I replace with pops.
Forum: Learning to Sail   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: mainsail downhaul?

I have a stack pack on my main, and it makes it hard to pull that last few feet down. I tie the tail end of the main halyard to the head board to make a down haul. As the sail goes up it takes the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Rowing an inflatable

Good inflatables row poorly, these pool toys are terrible. They also don't hold up, you'll tear the bottom out or other major damage very quickly. Generally not worth the little bit of money they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Interior paint for wall panels

In my experience the exterior latex works just fine, especially if your not after a gloss finish. Latex doesn't level out like enamel so you will have roller stipple in the surface. The surfaces I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 4,793
Posted By capt jgwinks
re: Privacy considerations for ignorant powerboaters

I find it easier to turn my stern to the wake in close quarters. The bow would be better but you'd have to turn almost 180 degrees to do it. Putting your stern to the wake only requires about 20...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 830
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Interior paint for wall panels

I painted the fake wood paneling in my 1969 Columbia 36 and it came out great. I started with Pettit Cabincoat at about $30 a quart, and was not happy with it. It is advertised to stick to anything...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Reattaching cabin top hand rails

Have you tried heat? Get the end hot with a propane torch, grip with pliers and see if it will melt it's way through the glue. Not cherry red hot though.
Forum: Newport   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Clog in sea water cooling system

Check the inlet to the block, there's a drain valve in it which might trend to get clogged. If you're getting water out of the pump that would be the next place it could clog. I don't think there are...
Forum: Newport   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Clog in sea water cooling system

Don't force water through, you can blow the head gasket end up with water in the crankcase.
I would remove the alternator bracket / water manifold (where the temp sensor is) and see if water comes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By capt jgwinks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Painting at an auto-body shop

Why not? They would have the necessary equipment and training to use the two part paints. They could use the marine paint but the automotive would nearly the same. Most people don't do this because...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Icebox insulation upgrade

Sounds almost exactly what I did except the foam sign board. I wish I'd thought of that, would have been cheaper and easier than the glass and paint I did.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Icebox insulation upgrade

I painted over the glass with Brightside white. Turned out pretty nice.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Icebox insulation upgrade

I used regular pink foam board from Home Depot, 1/2" for the curves and 2" for the flats, and spray urethane foam for glue and to fill the gaps. Added two inches on the sides and four on the bottom. ...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 133
Views: 17,478
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Are you a do-it-yourselfer?

I never pay anyone to do anything I can screw up myself.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Frozen cotter pins...HELP!

I clamp vice grips on the round end of the cotter, then roll the grips against the tang or turnbuckle kind of like a claw hammer pulling a nail. Quick and easy, I've never had it fail. Ruins the...
Forum: Diesel   06-18-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Volume of returned fuel?

My old Albin AD2 had the return line connected to the secondary filter, and I'm pretty sure that was the factory setup as it was shown in the manual. Boat had two tanks and a selector valve on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-13-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Wiring gauges in series? OK??

Just try removing the alternator with it still connected to the batteries and hot. I dare ya. Much easier with it disconnected, and the easiest way to do that of with a switch. I think Main Sail...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-12-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Wiring gauges in series? OK??

Best practice would be to wire the alt output direct to the house bank, through an isolator switch. Lacking that, run a heavy wire from alt output to starter lug. On the original Universal setup,...
Forum: Diesel   06-11-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,921
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Coolant puzzle

Is there a water heater connected to the system? If the heater is higher than the engine, and in most boats it would have to be, that would cause coolant to flow out the cap as well. I still agree...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-11-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: Wiring gauges in series? OK??

Well, not really in series. That would be power wire to positive on the first gauge, then negative first gauge to positive next gauge, and so on. I don't think that's what he meant. I'm reading this...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-08-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By capt jgwinks
Re: How to convert in-hull running lights to LED

The two mile lights are physically bigger. Compare the AquaSignal series 25 (1nm) and the series 40 (2nm). The 40's are about twice the size. I guess it's more about the size than brightness.
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