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Search: Posts Made By: liveitwell
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By liveitwell
Re: topside panel repair

so lemme get this right. all i have to do is throw out all my stainless screws that i was going to wax and pull out of the project anyway. get a bunch of sand bags. make them defy gravity so they can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By liveitwell
Re: topside panel repair

oooooooooooK ive had a change of heart. turns out i had a bunch of three quarterbinch marine ply kickin around. ripped out the partially set balsa and now onto the new material. i have it cut into...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By liveitwell
Re: topside panel repair

thanks for tour comments everything helps. had to go balsa core. spilled an bottle of hardener , had to buy another and now runnin so low on funds im not sure theyll even pit me in the water at rhe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By liveitwell
topside panel repair

so i dinally have hauled out my 1974 balsa cored beuty and lo n behold contrary to everything folks had said, shes checking out. just fine. the only spot of rot is on the stern quarter where a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By liveitwell
Re: Fitting out a staysail...stay

BINGo!!! Thank you sir! i must have overlooked your answer in no.4 "parrallel the headstay" perfect, she's not the kind of boat to go to wind worth a SH*T the staysail is specifically for running off...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-14-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By liveitwell
Re: Fitting out a staysail...stay

eight responses and no one can tell me how high up my mast to put the fitting for a stem tacked staysail? anyone? Boat 38 feet overall with the bow sprit 32 on deck ketch rigged with 100 percent jib...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By liveitwell
Re: Fitting out a staysail...stay

All the time in the world and money dosnt have to do with this project. welding experience and a little thing called DIY has pretty much 100% more influece than money, effor keeps us from being...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By liveitwell
Re: Fitting out a staysail...stay

o yeah...PITA??? wtf is that? thanks you
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-18-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By liveitwell
Re: Fitting out a staysail...stay

Thanks for the opinions folks. A couple of poits I should repeat.
I have a ketch rig, so two backstays. And no genoa just a working jib 100%
Im looking to use the inner stay for storm jib and to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,510
Posted By liveitwell
Fitting out a staysail...stay

Hi there, Ive got a project Idd like to throw through the ringer of folks on here. Im looking to fit my mast with a stay for a stay sail, essentially cutter rigging my ketch. Im 31ft from stern to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By liveitwell
Re: cutting down aluminum masts

You folks are quite a wealth of knowlege. Thank you. The masts are set inside stainless steel brackets The ends of the masts are capped but on an angle that had plastic wedges placed under to level...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-30-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By liveitwell
cutting down aluminum masts

Ive recently took dow some aluminum masts of an old ketch rigged boat to replace my wood ones. The main mast is three feet too tall and the spreaders too this makes it easy to figure out how much to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By liveitwell
Re: Sealing through hulls in balsa cored boat

Ive another question for all you wise casey's out there. Ive been reading Hull and deck repair and Understanding more of what is to be done. I am however confused on how to use epoxy resin for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-29-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By liveitwell
Re: Sealing through hulls in balsa cored boat

The valves are old gate valves. The handles are not seized but the valves wont close need em gone. I like your advise most of all (keeping it simple!) Thank you
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By liveitwell
Re: Sealing through hulls in balsa cored boat

Thanks for the info folks, keep it coming its a great help! Ive got a better idea of how to go about it now. Ive also been doing lots of tapping to try and detect any delamination, tricky below the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-08-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 279
Posted By liveitwell
Calling all Dreadnought owners!

Im trying to find any information at all on the construction methods used in the dreadnought 32's Ther is very little information on the internet about them. Mine is a balsa cored hull but im...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 897
Posted By liveitwell
Sealing through hulls in balsa cored boat

Ive recently purchased a dreadnought 32 with a balsa cored hull. There are two gate valves in the head that are fairly corroded and have me a bit concerned. Im planning to haul to boat out and remove...
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