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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By deltaten
Re: Foam sanding block--where?

"Pulled out"??

Same as mine. The gell is burned/eroded away outside the decal-protected area.
Firm sanding block and take the surface down to match.
Or simply live with it ;)
Forum: Diesel   1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By deltaten
Re: Universal compression check confusion

I'd be more concerned with the even-ness of the numbers across the cylinders. ..say within a few pounds per. 450 # (as new) down to 337 nominal? I'd be happy with the 300+ *IF* all were within a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,559
Posted By deltaten
Re: Your top 3 production boat alterations

My list of three mods?

More/bigger vents/hatches
More/better cabinetry, storage
better access to aft bilge to use space below to better advantage.

Plans afoot for all three. Since I need to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By deltaten
Re: High Carbon Monoxide readings

Slip?
Marina?
Some stink-potter nearby fired up his 500 cu.. in. pair of diesels and flooded your area with fumes.
Happens to me alla the timewhen fish boat w/an OB behind (upwind) me fires up his...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,482
Posted By deltaten
Re: Resin stanchions

A-H,
now you,ve got the casting down, mebbe try lost wax cast in plaster(?) and try yer hand at backyard bronze?For the talent and ingenuity you,ve shown, it should be a nice challenge ;)
best to...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-11-2015
Replies: 244
Views: 12,804
Posted By deltaten
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Finally done!

'Bout wore myself out this past w/e polishing and waxing topsides, moving standsto [paint patches of non-blue and moving the newly placed mast step to a better position.. Too many...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By deltaten
Mast foot block ??

Had a bit of a "whoopsie" lowering the mast last Nov., so had to do some repairs to the glass on the cabin top under the foot block/step. All back in place and gel'd. Mounted plate where I *thought*...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-16-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By deltaten
"Roll & Tip" Gel-Coat?

I have a small fiberglass repair to finish soon. Cabin top under/around the mast step. While this slightly˜raised area gets virtually no foot traffic; I'd sooner not use anything that might need...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-31-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 3,733
Posted By deltaten
Re: Cockpit tent

Looks great, ncc:D

I did mine from an old main sail.. Clipped and removed panels, sewedback together with bthe short tops in line with the longer bottoms; then one long seam at a diagonal....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-10-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By deltaten
Re: pattern cutting on bandsaw

radial arm's the worst. 99 wrong waysta use it and no right way ;) Had a run-in with a joiner some40-odd years ago. not pretty at all but I recoverred intact. Minor scrape with a chop saw; no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By deltaten
Re: Where Do I Go From Here

Outstanding advice, Capta! :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By deltaten
Re: Paul Esterle

I sail out of that yard.. I walk I the yard in the mornings when there on weekends+. Often admired those two old girls..
Would it be presumtious of me to mail Mr. Esterle directly to offer what...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,396
Posted By deltaten
Re: Marina unplugged my dock cord and damaged my boat

^^^
Mightwanna find one anyway!? At least, start looking if options go whacky?
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   12-30-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,409
Posted By deltaten
Re: Chesapeake Shorthanded Sailing Society?

Better to be short-handed than short sheeted , short sighted, short changed; or heaven forbid, given short shrift. ;)
I'd be in :D
Lemmeknow where/when
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-28-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By deltaten
Re: Sink plumbing

Regular, home-type drain set should work just fine above the W/L. Screw together PVC's fine. Wouldn't go so far as sched 40 glue up; too stiff IMHO
Managing to match up PVC waste to thru-hull hose...
Forum: Learning to Sail   12-27-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,509
Posted By deltaten
Re: How do you start from nothing?

Start with yer nuthin'
Add a few more
accumulate a whole pileo'nuthin's

Shape yer nuthin'sn into a dream
Massage yer dream into an idea
add a few more nuthins'

Work towards the culmination...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-24-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,055
Posted By deltaten
Re: very small batches of resin???

For small items; sure, G-flex is OK;but for15 yd 1708? At $320/gallon (calc @ $30/12 oz), G mite be a bit spendy ;)

I have near 5 gal of resin and hardner for te bigger project. I may invest...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,055
Posted By deltaten
Re: very small batches of resin???

2 tubs of cabosil, so i have that covered ;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-23-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,055
Posted By deltaten
Re: very small batches of resin???

Not West Systems. Using a three to one mix with medium catalyst. Resin is a lot higher viscosity than cat, unless I warm it some ;)
Gonna get to A..C. Moore for grad cups and popsicle sticks this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,055
Posted By deltaten
Re: very small batches of resin???

Syringes sounds like the way to go :D

I have a set of 12ml from an old printer ink refill injector. Just about tthe same sizeas the twin-tube epoxy jobbies at the hardware store.
Plennny 'nuff! ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,055
Posted By deltaten
very small batches of resin???

Having a few small projects to do over Winter, I'm seeking others input on how they measure resin in small quantities; say, less than 3 oz.?
Too small, given the viscosity, for graduated...
Forum: Watkins   12-22-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 12,055
Posted By deltaten
Re: Going to look at a Watkins 27.....

Got 'er covered the week-end after the pull-out.. Framed the ribs from1 by 2s,as Lowe's had no regular 1 by 3 furring lath! 2 by 4 ridge and 1/2"ply gussets at the ribs. Re-used the tarps from year...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-20-2014
Replies: 8
  Bondic
Views: 1,064
Posted By deltaten
Re: Bondic

cc,
acrylic epoxy?
Forum: Engines   12-18-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By deltaten
Re: Drip Pan material

Cameron.
I use a pair of toss-away aluminum roasting /cake pans.. Just measure for fit and head to the grocery store :D..Allow for fit at entry...I had ta usettwo,duct taped together to get the rig...
Forum: Diesel   12-16-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By deltaten
Re: engine size?....

IMHO, that's nominal. Personally, I'd go a tad bigger; Justin case ya need to get out ta Dodge right smart;)
Given that most are not really labeled at. true,, normally use able HP; mebbe something...
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