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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-10-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By junkmeister
Two sailing seasons ago I went through the same...

Two sailing seasons ago I went through the same thing. Since most of my sailing is single handed I wanted the convenience as well as safety when the weather gets rough. I bought a furlex furler and a...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-13-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,864
Posted By junkmeister
I always cross sheet when single handing unless...

I always cross sheet when single handing unless the wind is extremely light. When I put new selftailing winches on the boat I beefed up the backing plates as big as was physically possible to get in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By junkmeister
When I did my boat (a 25 footer) I sprayed the...

When I did my boat (a 25 footer) I sprayed the 2000E and by the time I was done one coat it was already dry. I just kept going till I used up all my 2000E which amounted to 5 coats. I alternated...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-16-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 25,742
Posted By junkmeister
My son owns a C&C Corvette (31') and I know it...

My son owns a C&C Corvette (31') and I know it has a solid hull but the deck is Balsa Cored. I know because I've helped him with the rebuild of the boat.

Larry.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By junkmeister
Harbin - what I have used is a piece of a noodle...

Harbin - what I have used is a piece of a noodle that kids use in a swimming pool. It's about 3-1/2" dia. and is soft enough to conform to the shape of the boat but dense enough to hold the radius...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-26-2009
Replies: 62
Views: 8,212
Posted By junkmeister
My fees stayed the same as last year and the year...

My fees stayed the same as last year and the year before. No electricity or water. I can drive right up to the slip and park in front of the boat. I have room for a deck with canopy and Johnny on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-06-2009
Replies: 63
Views: 4,498
Posted By junkmeister
O darn - there's no category for me. I don't make...

O darn - there's no category for me. I don't make a living anymore. I gave up trying. Oh well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-01-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 20,274
Posted By junkmeister
Thumbs - I use VC17 on my boat and it works well...

Thumbs - I use VC17 on my boat and it works well for our water. As I advised in another of your threads we sail in Long point bay out of Turkey Point Marina. Because the water gets so warm in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-26-2008
Replies: 576
Views: 74,714
Posted By junkmeister
Thumbs - I've enjoyed this thread on your rebuild...

Thumbs - I've enjoyed this thread on your rebuild project. I also enjoyed your other hobby of the little engines. We live very near you in Tillsonburg and sail out of Turkey Point Marina. Last winter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 5,399
Posted By junkmeister
I just did the same thing on my boat this spring....

I just did the same thing on my boat this spring. Mine required a 5" hole and it was done with a hole saw with no problems. Larry.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By junkmeister
I would guess that you have voids where there was...

I would guess that you have voids where there was not enough resin when the initial layup was done. I'm in the middle of doing a major fix-up on my deck and I found many places with small voids where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-27-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 2,142
Posted By junkmeister
10 volts will never charge a 12 volt battery. You...

10 volts will never charge a 12 volt battery. You need in excess of battery voltage to charge. At 14.4 you will be charging OK. How much does the RPM drop when you are reading 10 volts. 10 volts is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By junkmeister
15HP is overkill. My 25' boat weighs 3500 # as...

15HP is overkill. My 25' boat weighs 3500 # as well and has an 8 HP Johnson and it will push the boat at hull speed at about 1/2 throttle. It is adequate for me. Larry.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-29-2007
Replies: 3,429
Views: 919,825
Posted By junkmeister
Long Point Bay on North shore of Lake Erie....

Long Point Bay on North shore of Lake Erie. Beautiful sailing day today. We will soon run out of sailing weather.
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