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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 718
Posted By bantrybayboston
Outboard Lock

I just bought an outboard (9.8) and I''m using it as my only engine. Any suggestions on keeping it safe from theives/ preferred locks?
Thanks in Advance
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-03-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 601
Posted By bantrybayboston
alkyd enamel

Does alkyd enamel marine paint require a coat(s)of primer on bare fiberglass?

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By bantrybayboston
Wheel maintanence

The PO replace the tiller in my boat with a wheel. I don''t know much about maintenance for the steering. I took a look under the cockpit at the control lines. They are plastic outside with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By bantrybayboston
Loran/VHF antenna

Is there any reason why I could/should not use an unused loran antenna that is mounted deck level as my VHF antenna?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-29-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 2,329
Posted By bantrybayboston
solar power trickle charge

Sounds like a great idea, I think I might try it. I have one question though. What does a "solar regulator" (found on sailnet) do? Does it prevent over charging of the batteries?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-20-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By bantrybayboston
What size seacocks

The discussion about portapotties got me thinking. I think I''m going to install a portapotti with a 6 gallon waste tank. I have one seacock near where I want to put this portapotti and I''m...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-27-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,037
Posted By bantrybayboston
slight bulge in side of boat

I have noticed a slight bulge on the outside of the hull of by boat (64'' Triton). It is only a slight bulge, running vertically. It seems to match up to where the bulkhead is tabbed to the inside of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 774
Posted By bantrybayboston
Using Formica

Does anyone have any experience replacing formica surfaces on the inside of your sailboat. Can you use standard formica methods (like you would in your kitchen)? Can you formica over formica?...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-31-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By bantrybayboston
Running motor on dry land/stuffing box

I was wondering if it is bad for the stuffing box to run the motor while the boat is out of the water. Once I start the enging I can fiddle with the gears to get it into neutral, but there is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-15-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By bantrybayboston
Sail storage

What is the best way to store sails for the winter? Is there anything wrong with folding the headsail or does a sail used on a roller furling need to be rolled for storage?
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