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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,837
Posted By PopeyeMike
I replaced the keelbolts on my Pearson 26 this...

I replaced the keelbolts on my Pearson 26 this past spring. I torqued the bolts to something near 80 ft-lbf. Dan Pfeiffer's P26 web page has all the details on the bolt size (3/8" - I think??) and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By PopeyeMike
PB-blaster is good stuff. A propane torch...

PB-blaster is good stuff.

A propane torch and wax works well too - heat the nut for 5 minutes with the flame, then melt wax into it.

Obviously SAFETY FIRST... don't do this near gasoline or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By PopeyeMike
Very good point - I just assumed the bootstripe,...

Very good point - I just assumed the bootstripe, trim stripe and lettering were with enamel... I might try rubbing some acetone on the registration #'s... see wha thappens.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-15-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By PopeyeMike
how to remove enamel registration # on Awlgrip paint?

Hi all,

I just bought a beautiful new boat, and will be changing the registration state... i.e. new registration #.

The current registration number is painted on - well done, in what I guess is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-25-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 2,363
Posted By PopeyeMike
My brother (elder brother, obviously) always...

My brother (elder brother, obviously) always tells me, "it is better to walk away from three great deals than to walk into one hidden disaster."

Sorry, and best of luck!
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