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Search: Posts Made By: Lubrdink
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-28-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: Liability for 50 year old vessel

We use Progressive for our 44 YO Newport 27. $100 a year and no inspections. Works for us.
Happy sailing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-28-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: It's always something.....

What's a bridge?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2014
Replies: 38
Views: 2,323
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: gate valve won't close - 1977 Newport 28

I have a 70 N27 with a gate valve seacock on the intake to my A4. After we purchased it, we read a lot of forums and I was concerned about it not closing. So I added a 6" brass nipple with a ball...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2014
Replies: 369
Views: 148,419
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

After getting some butyl from Maine Sail, I've pulled a stanchion and some of my chain plates. Mainly the ones the PO had buried in silicone. Suspecting there was a REASON why they had silly-cone all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: Replacing Port Lights

I do have a rubber gasket that goes in the inner channel between the glass and inner frame. It really does nothing but hide the transition but mine too, has shrunk over the years leaving...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 725
Posted By Lubrdink
Replacing Port Lights

I read several threads about replacing port lights but never could get my brain around how it worked on my particular old boat, a 1970 Newport. It's an aluminum frame with what appeared to be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-13-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By Lubrdink
Cockpit Drains: Where do we get them?

Here's one I've not seen and don't find on a search of the forum: Where would one get a drain for a cockpit? I have a 1970 Newport 27 with two drains forward in the cockpit, starboard and port next...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-26-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 2,597
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: Yup, The Harbor Froze AGAIN!

Always amazes me that the news seems surprised when it gets very cold in the winter months. It's what we call winter around here. It was 59 today, and now the temperature's dropping, its starting to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-26-2014
Replies: 1,380
Views: 488,401
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

We covered over our cockpit sole with a teak flooring product we got off of amazon. They were 12"x12" plastic interlocking bases with teak strips on top. I had to trim the edges a bit to make them...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-24-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 3,430
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: How often do you visit your boat during winter layup?

Every day.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-24-2013
Replies: 908
Views: 69,291
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Another flag pic. This one the 173rd Airborne Bgde honoring the namesake of my boat. Course my neighbor one slip over is S/V Pirate and you guessed it-flies the Jolly Roger.He has a small cannon and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-17-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 4,471
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: P.O.'s are Idiots!

WHAT? I thought if you couldn't fix it with a hammer, you had an electrical problem. And screwdrivers are only for taking screws OUT.
I live in a glass "boat" so not throwing rocks. But some good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,295
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: Replacing Inboard with Outboard

That's an option but the Admiral probably wouldn't like me replacing her v-berth with fuel tank!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,295
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: Replacing Inboard with Outboard

Thanks BFloyd. More good info for my decision. I appreciate you taking the time.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,295
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: Replacing Inboard with Outboard

Thanks again. Very good info and much appreciated.
Happy sailing! We got a few flurries of snow but supposed to warm up tomorrow and Sunday so, sadly, after that we'll winterize the A4 and call it a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,295
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: Replacing Inboard with Outboard

Thanks for the EXCELLENT answer. I was hoping someone with experience doing it would reply and your information was just what I was looking for. I thought it could be done but I find a lot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 3,295
Posted By Lubrdink
Replacing Inboard with Outboard

You might think I'm nuts but I can't see why it wouldn't work. Maybe I'm missing something. I have a 1970 27' Newport weighing about 6000 lbs with a corresponding 1970 A4 inboard. It starts and runs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,669
Posted By Lubrdink
Boat name advice

I like John E but then I named mine Glenn E so I'm partial to it.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,426
Posted By Lubrdink
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-20-2013
Replies: 50
Views: 4,426
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: the Silliest question you've ever been asked?

SailAk-you didn't by any chance fly around with the Collings Foundation? Know my old buddy Stephen A?
Me in the Witchcraft somewhere over eastern Kansas...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-17-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 4,546
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: Important boat stuff you forget

The holding tank portion of the port-a-potty, much to the chagrin of the Admiral. Kinda doesn't work well with just the seat and wash tank. Very messy.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-16-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: Main halyard to the cockpit on a B24

Oh man, do I have a red face. I thought this thread was about:

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-28-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1,967
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: New Old Boat

1970 Newport 27 built like a tank. Original Atomic 4. After 43 (yes FORTY-THREE) years still a great boat and we enjoy it about every weekend. Bought for $3500 with trailer two years ago and put...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 8,671
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: Ideas for cockpit shade

A bimini doesn't work for covering all the bases, but after last year's brutal summer (drought, multiple 100+ days) this bimini makes all the difference in the world. $135 on eBay delivered to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,268
Posted By Lubrdink
Re: Going up the mast

Our dockmate Michael up the mast.
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