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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,492
Views: 554,558
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Found these for $14/each at Lowe's the other day, great for inside lockers and what not. Battery powered motion sensing LED lights made by Sylvania. Powered by 3 AAA batteries (we use the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-14-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,445
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Bowsprit replacement?

Whoa, sorry to hear about the leg. That kind of thing can really put a pinch on boat projects, especially with winter right around the corner. Hope you get better soon.

I just finished...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-12-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,753
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Tayana 37 or Pearson 365

If you want more direct answers to your questions about T-37's, you might want to sign up and check out the Tayana Owners Group on Google:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-09-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,954
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

Thanks guys. It hasn't been an easy four month project by any means, but I'm learning a lot about glass, epoxy, and fillers :D
The locker lids are glass over plywood and poplar. The old teak over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-08-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,954
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

Not to toot my own horn ;) and sorry for the derail, but I finally managed to get my cockpit nearly back in shape, so it is definitely possible. I hope someone will manage to restore that old Tayana...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,246
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Holding tank vent fitting options

Our vent came plumbed with a 1/2" through-hull just below the toe rail.
I up-sized it to 3/4" in the exact same location, and added a Big Orange (or something like that Canadian) carbon canister...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2014
Replies: 80
Views: 6,371
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Sorry, you are about to get slammed. First question: bowsprit

Ouch!!
And I thought my sprit was in bad shape...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2014
Replies: 1,492
Views: 554,558
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Here's one for you.
Everyone looses a halyard up the mast from time to time ;)

I found a thing online for snatching a loose halyard from the mast head for about $30+shipping. I made one from a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Jib catches while tacking

Sorry to offend. I don't sail on tall ships.

Like I said: to each his own.

But, as the original poster queried, if your jib is getting hung up on whatever crap you got hanging from your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Jib catches while tacking

Personally, I don't think ratlines have a place on any length boat except those pirate ships in the movies, but some people think they look "salty". ;)

To each, his own, right?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-25-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Jib catches while tacking

Ratlines (the ladder rungs for climbing the shrouds) ?

A bad bowline with a long tag end will also snag on every tack...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-21-2014
Replies: 1,492
Views: 554,558
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Not sure, but since it said so on the label I'm hesitant to try.

Besides, who uses brass on a sailboat anyway? ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2014
Replies: 413
Views: 178,783
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

+1.
Thanks Mainesail. Ordered your tape, and installed per your instructions last year (after first over-drilling and potting with epoxy).
No leaks.

Why would anyone second guess something...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-20-2014
Replies: 1,492
Views: 554,558
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Thanks guys. Those port pics were after a once-over with Flitz. Ive tried vinegar on the bronze, but it seems to take forever and a day to soak off 38 years of "patina".

Something else I've...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,954
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

Sorry, too late. Those forms were a one-off design based on my own personal dimensions. I've already stripped them down, pulled all the screws, and tossed the plywood in the garbage. In fact (I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,954
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

Dr. Shaffhausen,,,,call for Dr. Emil Shaffhausen.



Hey Bob, I found a '75 T37 on Yachtworld that was build with the "low coamings" straight out of the mold. Notice how the teak cap is at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-19-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,954
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

Hey Pete, not sure if I'm an expert or not, but I'm learning a lot about how these boats were built as I go along through my personal re-fit. ;)

Honestly, I don't think those coamings are anywhere...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2014
Replies: 1,492
Views: 554,558
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

We also use Flitz metal polish every 6 months or so to maintain that "shiny new, straight from the factory" bronze finish. Not bad for bronze ports founded in 1977….
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2014
Replies: 1,492
Views: 554,558
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Nice score on the bronze port lights. We cleaned ours with a soak in Clorox toilet bowl cleaner (the blue kind with HCl, not chlorine). The acidic nature of the cleaner is a bit of a pain to work...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2014
Replies: 1,492
Views: 554,558
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Nice work bench!! I'm jealous.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2014
Replies: 1,492
Views: 554,558
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Outboard engine stand. Basically free since I already had the 2X4's and wood screws. Built from a set of plans downloaded off the inter webs, and it has a spot to put your gas can, and you can park...
Forum: Outboard   08-13-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 13,080
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Brand new Honda 5HP Outboard won't start - should I switch mfg?

Can't beat a Honda for reliability, but they're pretty picky about their fuel. Water in the gas is a bad thing for these finicky little outboards.
We have a '97 9.9 on our inflatable and it still...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,954
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

I think Ta Yang changed the deck molds shortly after mine was laid up. I've seen pictures of newer boats (hull #'s in the low 100's) that the owners have cut open the coamings for storage bins. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 5,954
Posted By thereefgeek
Re: Tayana 37: Coamings cut off - is this repairable?

Hey, look on the bright side: at least it doesn't have teak decks & cockpit :D

The coamings were a definite trouble spot for the first 100 or so T37's (mine's hull #91), and I'm in the process of...
Forum: SailNet FAQ   09-27-2011
Replies: 55
Views: 8,270
Posted By thereefgeek
True, or you could use off-shore tackle crimps...

True, or you could use off-shore tackle crimps for the mono-to-cleat loop.
The bungee just helps you keep from ripping it's lip off when you drag the poor guy for 5 miles, unaware that there's a...
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