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Search: Posts Made By: overbored
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By overbored
Re: composite wood Toe Rails

Most of the new plastic wood decking products on the market are 100% PVC and does not contain wood fibers as the older polyethylene blend materials
the PVC material can also be glued
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By overbored
Re: composite wood Toe Rails

try these guys Recycled Plastic Lumber | PlasTEAK Inc. (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By overbored
Re: 3D printing and synthetic rigging

3D printing is not very strong and Caligo terminators are made of T6061 aluminum and Black hard coat anodized not plastic. they are very high quality...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,220
Posted By overbored
Re: Major hull modification?

I think he said he tried to use the angled bow to saw through the wooden dock but the dock won. I think a flat saw has a better chance of sawing water then a angled bow does sawing wood.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By overbored
Re: Rigging Bottlescrews Fail -- Racing Fleet Diverted

I am going to guess that they use wire on all their boats. very big wire and not easily spliced sea. and they said it was a problem with the bottle screw so why would it matter if it was wire or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 759
Posted By overbored
Re: Chainplate craziness

dye penetrant testing is a better choice for 300 series stainless. Mangaflux does not work as the 300 stainless because it is not magnetic.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By overbored
Re: What Size Dock Lines do I Need ?

1/2" double braid is more then enough for a 27' 6800 # boat. 1/2" is good to about a 8500 #. 5/8' is good to about 15,000# boat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By overbored
Re: Symmetric Rudder damage and surprise hardware!

Is it possible that the bolts are also part of the rudder shaft attachment to the rudder skins? I would make sure the shaft is still tight and refill the the depressions with thickened epoxy and an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-18-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 2,788
Posted By overbored
Re: TITANIUM Keel Bolts in cast iron?

how cold are you talking? the ocean water never gets below the freezing temp of water . that is not cold when talking about these metals
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-14-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By overbored
Re: Spinnaker Question

comes do to how high the spinnaker hoist is on the two boats. fractional 26' to 30' masthead will not work. 26' mast head to 3/4 rig 30 footer it might. forestay length will not mean as much as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By overbored
Re: Aluminum corrosion

Lewmar aluminum winches are anodized black or gray. if the corrosion is through the anodizing then polishing will not help much but you can sand and paint. if you are trying to clean off the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-12-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,697
Posted By overbored
Re: stabilizing the boat?

Great name but not a good color for the inside. light gray or blue is best for the sun reflection. yellow and white are the worst. yellow shows all the imperfections and the dirt and aids in getting...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,910
Posted By overbored
Re: Great Boat at Auction: Navy 44

did not understand that you were talking about an Out islander. I have one across for me being used as a condo and the owner says it sails like one too. the 44's are nice boats but the layout is for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-11-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,910
Posted By overbored
Re: Great Boat at Auction: Navy 44

She was one of 20 of the Mk I models that the Academy had built for there sailboat training program. they are replaced by 20 more of the same boat a MKII model in 2007 or so.
A Blog & A Boat that...
Forum: Learning to Sail 12-11-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 1,697
Posted By overbored
Re: stabilizing the boat?

A 2 year old on an FJ? Not me and I have been sailing and racing them for many years. If you are good at sailing one and everyone has a PFD on, you still run the risk of a capsize or collision and if...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,910
Posted By overbored
Re: Great Boat at Auction: Navy 44

I would crew on her too along with the other 12 guys you will need to sail her. she is a nice boat for someone with a lot of $$$$$$ to bring back this old out of date race boat only to go out and get...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By overbored
Re: From one style boat to another Mono/Multi

I have sailed and raced on both. for me and for where I sail I would like a CAT. but since I don't have an unlimited budget I sail a small CAT and bigger mono. CATs are 4 times more money to buy....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2013
Replies: 33
Views: 4,886
Posted By overbored
Re: Proper adhesive/sealer for Lexan

Dow 795. McMaster has it.
McMaster-Carr (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-03-2013
Replies: 61
Views: 2,088
Posted By overbored
Re: Poor quality stainless rigging

if it was only that simple. here's some good info that is not to technical
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 2,172
Posted By overbored
Re: boom kicker, anyone?

if you are going to span the cockpit opening then use a Harken high beam track and there is no need for the bridge
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By overbored
Re: Chainplate Re-locating

yes, if you have a tight wallet it will be a much more difficult project. any thing can be done if you through enough money at it. moving chain plates is a lot of money. Going sailing and walking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-25-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By overbored
Re: Painted chain plate?

paint on stainless is not a problem. you can only have corrosion if water is on the stainless and it can not dry out. if there is paint on the stainless and it is dry then no corrosion.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-23-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 1,199
Posted By overbored
Re: loose footed main

99.99% of all race boats use loose footed sails. that should give you an idea if they work better
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-22-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 1,245
Posted By overbored
Re: wood mast

what size boat. any where from 15K to 30K for a new mast, is the boat worth that much. and I love the term cost efficient when talking about boats. and then I just used them in the same sentence.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-21-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By overbored
Re: Flexible holding tank location

don't see the problem, most systems with a manual pump will pump up 4' to the vented loop and then 4' down to the tank and the Sh** is left in the line . that is what the joker valve is for. and the...
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