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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 5,367
Posted By OhioTom
I'm currently renovating (not restoring) a 33...

I'm currently renovating (not restoring) a 33 year old boat, so this strikes close to home.

I have found, for myself, that the greatest obstacle is perfectionism.

I try to remember what I was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-29-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 40,335
Posted By OhioTom
Where do you live? That is the biggest factor in...

Where do you live? That is the biggest factor in dockage cost.

I live on Lake Erie and it is WAY cheaper than some of the others here are paying. Dockage for my 26' is under $2000/year and that...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-28-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By OhioTom
Thanks for the replies. To answer the...

Thanks for the replies.

To answer the questions posted so far:

sailingdog: I doubt anyone else has my boat (maybe). Its a 1976 Soverel 26. The mast is keel stepped, and I already have tracks...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   08-28-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
Posted By OhioTom
Control lines set-up for singlehanding

I have all my deck hardware removed for my deck re-core/re-paint project. I'm considering whether to alter the layout for my control lines to make it easier to singlehand.

Currently, all my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-28-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 6,436
Posted By OhioTom
Where are you stationed? When I was...

Where are you stationed?

When I was stationed at Camp Lejeune I had a friend who used his VA loan to buy a 30-odd footer and lived aboard at the MWR marina. It was really cheap. His dock fees and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-27-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,430
Posted By OhioTom
A 1" drain hose sounds very small for a 30' boat....

A 1" drain hose sounds very small for a 30' boat. I'd think closer to 2" would be a great improvement.

I'd check to see if the hoses are the correct length as well. If not, they can kink and...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-07-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By OhioTom
I've never been to San Diego, but I was stationed...

I've never been to San Diego, but I was stationed in NC and the base ran its own marina. The rates were dirt cheap for military personnel and I had a friend who bought a sailboat with a VA mortgage....
Forum: herSailNet   08-06-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 8,242
Posted By OhioTom
I'm trying to be very careful with my time...

I'm trying to be very careful with my time management. I'm doing my best to make sure I put in a good effort on her "honey-do" list. Mostly I work on the boat while she is at work and scramble an...
Forum: herSailNet   08-04-2009
Replies: 79
Views: 8,242
Posted By OhioTom
Just had a "break-through" with wife

Hi,

I just had a "break-through" with my wife and wanted some advice on how to capitalize on it.

A little background first: My wife is not the adventuresome sort. She can't really swim and...
Forum: Soverel   08-04-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,960
Posted By OhioTom
Soverel 26

I have a Soverel 26, hull #11, built in 1976. I'm in the process of a major overhaul - currently re-coring parts of the deck - and aim to launch in 2011. I'm not sure of the entire history of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2009
Replies: 51
Views: 3,124
Posted By OhioTom
I spent the weekend with a circular saw, two...

I spent the weekend with a circular saw, two hammers, and a pry bar cutting the outer skin of my deck off. Lots of rotten balsa scooping and itching from the fiberglass dust.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 4,333
Posted By OhioTom
What are you asking for the boat? If $1500 to...

What are you asking for the boat? If $1500 to have a professional repair the bulkhead is a small % of the price, then I would have it fixed. You would probably have to discount your asking price a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-02-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,640
Posted By OhioTom
If there is any one place NOT to cut corners, it...

If there is any one place NOT to cut corners, it is with paint.

2-part polys are so much more durable that they "pay for themselves" by lasting so much longer. They really aren't that much harder...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   08-02-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By OhioTom
You'll be welcome here, I think many enjoy...

You'll be welcome here, I think many enjoy sailing in the nood.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-30-2009
Replies: 108
Views: 17,329
Posted By OhioTom
I voted "10 or more feet less" because I need a...

I voted "10 or more feet less" because I need a dinghy.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-29-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By OhioTom
Removing 3M 101 from fasteners

I'm re-coring my deck and have hundreds of fasteners I want to reuse that are slathered in 3M 101 or equivalent caulk. What is an easy way to strip all the caulk from the fasteners?

I'm soaking a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-28-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By OhioTom
Small jobs like this are very easy with epoxy....

Small jobs like this are very easy with epoxy. They also give you experience working with those materials for when you want/need to tackle a bigger job.

Just do it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-28-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By OhioTom
Repairing Molded-in Non-skid after Re-core

I need to re-core the deck, in spots, on my 1976 Soverel. I have a large area on the port-side deck, two smaller areas on the starboard-side deck, and a very small area on the cabin top that are...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-24-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,201
Posted By OhioTom
This was what I was thinking as the battery...

This was what I was thinking as the battery charger operates as an isolation transformer. With an isolation transformer, you don't need to ground the incoming AC with the DC negative, correct?
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-24-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,780
Posted By OhioTom
Thanks for the replies. I pulled the tracks...

Thanks for the replies.

I pulled the tracks off today and could tell that they were the source of my leaks and deck core decay. All good hardware, just improperly installed. The backing was too...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-24-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,780
Posted By OhioTom
Confused over multiple jib fairlead tracks

I wasn't sure where to post this, but as the concept is new to me, I thought I would post it here.

I'm refurbishing a 26' sloop. Right now I'm working on the deck - re-coring, re-mounting...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-23-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,201
Posted By OhioTom
I'm on the Great Lakes. Is a galvanic isolator...

I'm on the Great Lakes. Is a galvanic isolator useful/needed in fresh water?
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-22-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 2,201
Posted By OhioTom
Adding battery charger to DC only boat

I have a DC only sailboat with very modest electrical needs: LED nav and cabin lights, VHF, cabin fan, LED compass lights, knot meter, depth sounder.

I have a Xantrex 10A multi-stage battery...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By OhioTom
My guess would be the window housing you mention....

My guess would be the window housing you mention. A large sheet can expand and contract quite a bit over the temperature change between night and day. If its bolted on, it could be that there is not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By OhioTom
Thanks for the replies. I think I'll try the "dry...

Thanks for the replies. I think I'll try the "dry erase" markers Hellosailor recommended. I've been keeping the deck covered since I've been pulling everything off, so I won't have to worry about the...
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