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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

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

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
Views: 1,064
Posted By deltaten
Re: Bondic

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

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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