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Search: Posts Made By: riphonda
Forum: Sabre 05-18-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By riphonda
Re: Sabre 28 water incursion

Sabre Dan,

I bought a 28 a few years back (im in Ma too...) and rebuilt the boat. I found that I was getting water intrusion all along the hull/deck joint due to the bedding compound having...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 3,323
Posted By riphonda
Just searching some info on Interlux's perfection...

Just searching some info on Interlux's perfection and came upon this thread. I actually had great results with a purdy all purpose (very fine polyester bristle) brush in the 3-4" variety for tipping...
Forum: Sabre 06-10-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By riphonda
Rudder is stainless steel frame welded on a...

Rudder is stainless steel frame welded on a stainless post, then filled in with fiberglass... your water intrusion probably comes from either the entry point of the rudder post at the top of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-06-2009
Replies: 420
Views: 48,943
Posted By riphonda
where'd all the good people go?

Interesting consideration that us young guys and gals are increasingly few and far between in the sailing world...

Sailing has been a way of life in my family and though I took a hiatus to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By riphonda
Good point Jim, i haven't really considered the...

Good point Jim, i haven't really considered the stretch factor especially affecting the sail shape etc... I somehow overlooked the noresman fittings which seem to be of the correct size for my usage....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-03-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,898
Posted By riphonda
IMHO I would say stay small- the lighter the...

IMHO I would say stay small- the lighter the better for this application being that the dinghy is small. A fourish horsepower may plane out with one small person aboard but in that stubby a dinghy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By riphonda
Lots of great ideas guys, thanks! Artby-...

Lots of great ideas guys, thanks!

Artby- the synthetic is not feasible for me if keeping my existing chainplate holes at 3/8" as the only mating hardware i find is 1/2" plus in size. Great idea...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By riphonda
New Standing Rigging (wire)

I am in the process of wrapping up a complete refit of a sabre 28. Boat included a whole gut job, mostly all new structural bulkheads and stringers etc. Lots of glass work as well as fancy new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,660
Posted By riphonda
Spar Urethane...

I say that the stuff is easy to work with, easy on the wallet and works good on interiors as stated above. I will however say that its not truly "marine" as the name implies... Even minwax suggests...
Forum: Sabre 04-13-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,264
Posted By riphonda
Check your anchor locker...

Well I found another area of concern for older sabre 28 owners, of course not while i was looking for it. As i was installing my new water tank realized water was coming in after it rained and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 645
Posted By riphonda
Its actually well connected and adds effective stabilization

That forward lower stay was added to remedy the "mast pump" failure that the early sabres suffered from and consequently some even lost their rigs to the point that sabre immediately sought to fix...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By riphonda
Building New Windows/ Ports

Hi everyone, im in the process of rebuilding a '76 sabre 28 (with leaky windows, arent they all when old) and with the high cost of windows or ports came up with a pretty cheap alternative that looks...
Forum: Sabre 04-08-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,503
Posted By riphonda
Cutlass Replacement

Hello Steve,

I replaced the cutlass this winter and ended up removing the prop drive shaft from the engine coupler and sliding it out with prop attached. First Id recommend loosening the...
Forum: Sabre 03-16-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 4,874
Posted By riphonda
Ive recently torn apart the whole mess and will...

Ive recently torn apart the whole mess and will try to post pictures for you. Its no small job but you'll find that the stringer "block" under the compression post is just some screwed together...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-18-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,745
Posted By riphonda
Materials being equal...?

I seem to recall another thread on sailnet that suggested a C&C 30(?) spec'd 250 ft/lb for the keel bolts. Do a search and see what you come up with. I would imagine the values would be roughly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-26-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,811
Posted By riphonda
Saw your pm days ago, tried to PM you, site...

Saw your pm days ago, tried to PM you, site wouldnt let me because im too new a member. I got to thinking that i should hold onto these until the spring just in case I need them on the new boat,...
Forum: Sabre 11-26-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,503
Posted By riphonda
Got it out...

Cutlass is out, thanks to a nice new stanley fine toothed hacksaw blade and some elbow grease. Should i have the new one pressed in at a machine shop? Oh i forgot to mention that i removed the...
Forum: Sabre 11-22-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,503
Posted By riphonda
Not a bad idea

Thanks for the idea, I know the hacksaw is a viable option for tough to get out bearings, but hadnt even thought about it the way you suggested. Thats a great idea to avoid the whole screw search...
Forum: Sabre 11-19-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 4,205
Posted By riphonda
Congrats...

Congrats on the new boat. I have bought a similar 28' sabre, 1976, on the cheap and am redoing the entire boat. Bulkheads, sole, stringers, whole nine yards. Perhaps we can share info and fill...
Forum: Sabre 11-19-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2,503
Posted By riphonda
Talking Sabre 28 Cutlass Bearing

I am going to replace my cutlass bearing on my '76 28 foot sabre but I cannot find the set screw that holds the cutlass bearing in place. Am I missing something? Any info appreciated, i have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By riphonda
On those older omc's alot of the mechanical type...

On those older omc's alot of the mechanical type stuff I use teflon spray and dry it off ( buff it with a rag until dry and slippery so as not to leave it wet and flammable) I'll usually hit both...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 2,811
Posted By riphonda
got one...

I happen to have a few of these and will let you know the sizes. They are from the 70's.
Forum: Atomic 4 11-11-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 2,056
Posted By riphonda
I know it sounds dumb but...

My A4 is particularly susceptible to water in the fuel tank. I had a bear of a time getting the baby up and running even when there was miniscule amounts of water getting in the carb. It would...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 09-24-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By riphonda
New boat, not new to boating

How are you all doing? Im here because I have recently purchased a sabre 28 and have decided to get back into sailing rather than power for the obvious drawback of fuel costs and also the higher...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-24-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By riphonda
Wink No Big Deal...

I have three family members who have taken their respective bottoms down to bare glass and did the whole "blister cure" and used all the recommended products etc and after countless hours of sanding,...
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