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Search: Posts Made By: munchimike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2001
Replies: 21
Views: 15,148
Posted By munchimike
Teak refinishing and repair

The most practical materials to use, are the simple ones. I recall when the ''thanes'' started coming out; all the johny-come-latelys were running around with oooh and aahhhh and a year later they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2001
Replies: 17
Views: 7,337
Posted By munchimike
cast iron keel coating

Well maybe you should skip the epoxy. Do a rust conversion, that''ll take care of the sealing then just paint it with anti fouling. Next year you may need to do a touch up, but it''ll be done for now.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-15-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By munchimike
Varnishing

Ain''t it hell??!!!I''ve done it a thousand times and a thousand times the same. ALL antone can do is duplicate the techniques that auto spray boothes use to get those unbelievable surfaces! As much...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2001
Replies: 11
Views: 4,793
Posted By munchimike
Going Up The Mast

How many of you guys have been up a mast underway???Different situations require different approaches. A guy can just walk right up the sailtrack on most boats, especially if she''s heeling. I''ve...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 4,325
Posted By munchimike
Decal Removal

Try...mek.....methyl-ethyl ketone. Acetone or adhesive remover...nail polish remover...you''re going to have to polish the dickens out of the cabin side to match the new gel coat hiding under the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By munchimike
House battery capacity

You gentlemen are being a little too cerebral about this; and eventually the factor that none of you have mentioned will catch up with you......attrition. The life of your batteries will decrease at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2001
Replies: 17
Views: 7,337
Posted By munchimike
cast iron keel coating

Don''t forget the rust converter...any hardware store will have it. About the temp.; I''ve seen people put up tents around their boats and bring in propane or kerosene heaters, and as you can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2001
Replies: 21
Views: 15,148
Posted By munchimike
Teak refinishing and repair

that was a typo...it''s supposed to read......maritimetradition.com....Rev.Mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2001
Replies: 21
Views: 15,148
Posted By munchimike
Teak refinishing and repair

AND incidentally, ..the correct web address for my site is in fact...www.matitimetradition.com..Rev.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-14-2001
Replies: 21
Views: 15,148
Posted By munchimike
Teak refinishing and repair

NOW ROB.......What did I just say about staying away from anything ending in -ane?? What you know now isn''t the half of it....Rev. MIke
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-07-2001
Replies: 17
Views: 7,337
Posted By munchimike
cast iron keel coating

Well let''s hope that works. You could go to redlead if you were traditional, but it isn;t really too compatible with epoxy. The rust converter is the secret here. The trest is just to keep the water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-03-2001
Replies: 17
Views: 7,337
Posted By munchimike
cast iron keel coating

Penetrating epoxy is one of those rare mystical products, sort of like the red lead of old; that has a fierce capability of bonding beyond. It''s service as liason between alien elements is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By munchimike
How long a rode?

In severe hurricanes, a guy can lay out by skiff, a wedge of anchors, so you''ll want to be able to seperate a hundred feet to attach your rope rode to so that you could load it and the anchor into...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By munchimike
How long a rode?

Yea Jeff, and get that fat puppy down into the bilge.Measure it out and put a tie-wrap or a rope tie and a painted link every 10-25 feet, you pick. Have shackles at every hundred, and by ALL means...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By munchimike
Refrigerators

Well Chip, for a hunny who''s picky??There are no guarantees in life, certainly not at sea, and if you got one at your condo, you''d better stay there!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 3,360
Posted By munchimike
lifeline stanchions

Hi, if you''re going to go to that much trouble why dont you mount them to the deck as well as the bulwarks, keep the stainless and do the job right so that it doesn''t leak??????????????or instead...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2001
Replies: 17
Views: 7,337
Posted By munchimike
cast iron keel coating

Sand as much of the metal to shiney as you can.Use a rust converter all over the exposed surface.Etch with a metal etch, or some converters double as etch. Penetrating epoxy, zinc-chromate, or other...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2001
Replies: 21
Views: 15,148
Posted By munchimike
Teak refinishing and repair

G''day mate. awaryadjavagoodweegend?FERGIT the fancy stuff mate,...Teak is a beautiful wood and DOES NOT NEED TO BE BLEACHED!!!!If you use regular masking tape you''ll need adhesive remover...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2001
Replies: 10
Views: 6,180
Posted By munchimike
Renaming a sail boat

Gentlemen, I have a little trouble with this; really, because the superstitions of sailors are largely founded on the ''out at sea too long'' hallucinations of what has been a -for the most part; a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-29-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By munchimike
Lightening????

SO IT SEEMS,.....that after all is said and done; as to be expected, there is no single answer; and thus, I revert to the basis for my maritime trades and the integral foundation for ALL...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-27-2001
Replies: 16
Views: 4,857
Posted By munchimike
Live aboard

Oh, I almost forgot.......sell the house and get yourself a BIG vessel. No fun in a cramped little shoe box!!!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-27-2001
Replies: 16
Views: 4,857
Posted By munchimike
Live aboard

Well, you do have almost all the answers now except one or two that I must add. Firstly, get headroom!!and an inch or two more than that!Next get WOOD!!By living aboard, most likely in a marina...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-26-2001
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By munchimike
Lightening????

Yes Rich,...that''s the general conclusion of my 32 years of boatbuilding study/work....the stays are much better conductors and run a straighter course.The copper grounding would be of a fair...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-26-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By munchimike
Painting Alluminum Boats????

firstly you etch, next you zinc-chromate prime(two-part)yellow,.then you two part any number of polyesters.......I recommend Smith & Co. in Point Richmond, California for the goodies! I''ve used MOST...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-19-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 3,487
Posted By munchimike
Ericson - Water Damage To Interior Teak Paneling

AHOY!! I''ve done a lot of template work in my day and the quickest is to cut up cardboard , lay it aganst the hull, tape it together then lay it up on your laminate..(doorskins).....chisel the old...
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