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Search: Posts Made By: HeartofGold
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 5,475
Posted By HeartofGold
Feedback on Tiller Tamers

The Heart of Gold has launched! As a result, I finally had the opportunity to try out the Tiller Tamer. Wonderful little piece. It worked flawlessly, and I can hardly remember what it was like...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-02-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,651
Posted By HeartofGold
Registration N ightmare in Florida/Georgia

For all of you who had been following this thread, I wanted to bring some closure. We are now registered and saling!

If you are interested in the full details of our "Registration Woes" (and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-23-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By HeartofGold
Launch of the Heart of Gold....

The website, not the boat. For those of you who may have noticed, I have been restoring my 1974 Ensenada 20. And after much anticipation (on my part), I have finally launched my website, chronicling...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-13-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By HeartofGold
Shelf life of Cetol/Epifanes

There are two other methods of preserving partially used cans of varnish:

1) Once a can is partially used, add marbles to the can. This raises the level of the varnish so that less air (O2)...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By HeartofGold
Shelf life of Cetol/Epifanes

There are a number of products available to woodworkers which my extend the shelf life of varnish once opened. They come in a spray can and contain heavy inert gasses. By injecting them into the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,489
Posted By HeartofGold
replacing ports

Let me second the recomendation of Mark Plastics. This past spring, I was referred to them about ports on my ''74 Ensenada 20. I reluctantly followed up with the suggestion and found out that, by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 5,475
Posted By HeartofGold
Feedback on Tiller Tamers

Thank you all for your insights. You have all given me enough information to decide pretty much how I will attach it.

This may be overkill, but I will run the lines (45deg off the centered...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 5,475
Posted By HeartofGold
Feedback on Tiller Tamers

Jim,

The Tiller Tamer is a mechanically simple device which simply holds the tiller in place. It consists of a line run from one side of the transom to the other, through a block on the tiller...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 5,475
Posted By HeartofGold
Feedback on Tiller Tamers

Bobbi,

Yes, that''s exactly the kind of information I was seeking. I am not looking for $25 autopilot, simply a third hand when I need it.

A few more questions if you have the time:

When...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,325
Posted By HeartofGold
Getting Varnish Off Of Gelcoat

This past weekend I had some varnish drip onto my white awlgrip (didn''t notice it until the next day when it had dried). I was able to wet it with mineral spirits and scratch it off with my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-15-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 5,475
Posted By HeartofGold
Feedback on Tiller Tamers

I am looking at a Tiller Tamer by Davis Instruments. I am intending to use this on an occational basis (when I need a minute or an extra hand). Can anyone comment on the functionality of this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-07-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 911
Posted By HeartofGold
Boat Christening

Greetings to all!

I have reviewed all the posts I could find about denaming/renaming boats. There were 2 refrenced sites:

1) http://www.48north.com/aug97/denaming.htm (which I believe is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-04-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,651
Posted By HeartofGold
Registration N ightmare in Florida/Georgia

Nice try; actually, we thought of that.

The problem is that the registration personnel here in FL do not accept GA''s 3 digit number, but they see the manufacturing date on the form as infallible...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-01-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,651
Posted By HeartofGold
Registration N ightmare in Florida/Georgia

Frank,
That is certainly a reasonable option, but I would like to save that for a last resort. As of now, it looks like we may be on the right track here. I''ll reply once the (correct) papers are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-01-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,651
Posted By HeartofGold
Registration N ightmare in Florida/Georgia

We are making progress. But the problem is the stubbornness of the local office. As it turns out, Ensenada never assigned 12 digit numbers. Unfortunately, the local office will not accept that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By HeartofGold
Bedding windows..help

I have a related question to ask of anyone who would like to throw in their 2 cents worth. I have just replaced my windows and port frames (newly remanufactured) and will need to mount the plastic...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-13-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,651
Posted By HeartofGold
Registration N ightmare in Florida/Georgia

dshearn,

Thanks for the sympathetic ear. I am running down a couple of inside lines (a relative who used recently retired after 30 years with the state licensing office in Tallahassee and a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-11-2004
Replies: 11
Views: 2,651
Posted By HeartofGold
Registration N ightmare in Florida/Georgia

I am having a registration nightmare in Florida. I purchased a vessel (trailered Ensenada 20) from my wife''s aunt from Atlanta, but am unable to register the vessel in Florida. Georgia does not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 698
Posted By HeartofGold
SAFE PAINT REMOVER

This is a real neat idea (and relavively inexpensive). Make a name board.

Shape a name board from mahognay or teak and take it to sign maker with you boat''s name and have it laser engraved. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,508
Posted By HeartofGold
3M 5200

Here is a related question/comment. A rigger recently advised me to use 3M 4200 to bed plastic hardware (such as Harken block stands). It is a polyurethane product, but is allegedly more resiliant...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 637
Posted By HeartofGold
Cruisenews Forum

In addition to the crusiers forum, Cruise news has also established a new forum.

http://www.cruisenews.net/forum/
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,111
Posted By HeartofGold
BoatWorks magazine

Has anyone here seen the new magazine by SAIL, BoatWorks? I saw an add for it but cannot find any local copies. If anyone has seen and read this (quarterly?) publication (April is the kickoff), any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 7,086
Posted By HeartofGold
Need advice on non skid paint

For those of you following this and who offered advice, thanks. I was able to lightly sand the areas of the "clumpy" nonskid the next day, and then apply a second coat. There are still some spots...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-13-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 18,109
Posted By HeartofGold
the perfect 20'''' cruising boat?

Jeff,

That was quite a response, even by your standards. Terrific ideas you presented. I am currently in the process of restoring my Ensenada 20, and though I am almost finished with the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 04-11-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 5,225
Posted By HeartofGold
Require Navigation lights

Yes, that is a very purdent suggestion. My orignal intention was to use a powerful flashlight, but as soon as I read that comment about a rechargable spotlight, I realized that even a 3-cell...
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