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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 7,181
Posted By fishboyneil
Looks very nice. I believe the beverage may be...

Looks very nice. I believe the beverage may be safe unless you're expecting rough seas in the parking lot.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By fishboyneil
I've given mine a good sanding and then put on a...

I've given mine a good sanding and then put on a couple coats of interlux brightside polyurethane with decent results. They do need a recoat every year or two. The brightside stands up pretty well to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 4,073
Posted By fishboyneil
Agree that if you can't furl it's likely the...

Agree that if you can't furl it's likely the attachment of the line to the drum or another problem with the furler such as worn/ salted bearings, halyard angle at top of furler leading to wraps,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 8,792
Posted By fishboyneil
I agree make sure the vent screen is not plugged...

I agree make sure the vent screen is not plugged or corroded. Having good air flow in the vent line is important. I hung one of those sanitizer/deoderizers in the bowl (clamps on the rim) on a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2008
Replies: 20
Views: 9,599
Posted By fishboyneil
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This has probably been addressed but just in case. Are you certain all the vanes are still on the raw water impellor and none of them have broken free and ended up in the jacket or other part of the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By fishboyneil
Sorry. the photos didn't post. They worked in...

Sorry. the photos didn't post. They worked in the sailboat design and construction forum. I'll try again.
Forum: Living Aboard   05-08-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,824
Posted By fishboyneil
Thank you all for your help. I'm making notes and...

Thank you all for your help. I'm making notes and putting a plan together.
Forum: herSailNet   05-08-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 5,227
Posted By fishboyneil
There is this caulk called "Windjammer" available...

There is this caulk called "Windjammer" available at home centers that makes a decent nonskid. It comes in a pressurized can with a variety of nozzles. I have had some luck spreading it on the bottom...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-08-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By fishboyneil
dinghy identification

I tried posting this in another forum and didn'g get much response. Maybe it will get more traffic here.

just aquired this dinghy...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-08-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,824
Posted By fishboyneil
I currently keep my boat on a mooring at the E....

I currently keep my boat on a mooring at the E. Greenwich Yacht Club. Unfortunately they do not allow winter liveaboards at their docks. I'm planning on buying a larger boat and would like to live...
Forum: Living Aboard   05-07-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 1,824
Posted By fishboyneil
Living Aboard Narragansett Bay, West Shore

I'm considering living aboard in RI next winter and would like to know what experiences people have had at marinas on the west side of the bay. Things like winter slip fees, quality of shower...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 4,952
Posted By fishboyneil
It is definitely a question of dilution. True,...

It is definitely a question of dilution. True, ablative paint wears away slowly as the boat travels but the amount is miniscule compared to what is concentrated by pressure washing, scrubbing or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 7,181
Posted By fishboyneil
Thank you all for your opinions. I've got a...

Thank you all for your opinions. I've got a couple scraps of teak laying around. Over the weekend I'll try the light on half of one and the natural on the other. With any luck I can post the results...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 7,181
Posted By fishboyneil
new cetol

Does anyone out there have any experience with the new color of Cetol, "Natural Teak" that was released this year. I dislike the color of the orignal and have been able to live with the "light." I'm...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-28-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,463
Posted By fishboyneil
I will take some additional pictures later this...

I will take some additional pictures later this week. I'm away until wed. It is the rig and sail that came with the boat. The graphic is a skull and crossbones. It looks as though someone might have...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-27-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,463
Posted By fishboyneil
Thank you for the help! The boat doesn't have a...

Thank you for the help! The boat doesn't have a HIN number anywhere. It definitely came out of a mold at some point and I believe the gelcoat is original. I've been around sailing dinghies and other...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-24-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 2,463
Posted By fishboyneil
dinghy identification

Hi,
I just aquired this dinghy to teach my toddler some basics. I will be repainting and making a new sail. There are no identifying marks on the boat anywhere. It is all glass with a molded liner....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-16-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By fishboyneil
More on fishfinder v. sounder

After reading the recent post on the topic, does anyone know if a fishfinder draws significantly more power than a stand alone sounder?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2007
Replies: 51
Views: 3,399
Posted By fishboyneil
Smile I think a lot of good suggestions have been made....

I think a lot of good suggestions have been made. A decent size solar panel and a large battery bank can get you pretty far considering the equipment you're planning on running. I would compute an...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   09-23-2006
Replies: 66
Views: 9,467
Posted By fishboyneil
I had this problem on a contessa 26 which I...

I had this problem on a contessa 26 which I believe has a similar rudder/keel design to your boat. I ended up bolting a piece of fiberglass batten to the bottom of the aft end of the full keel. On my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-23-2006
Replies: 59
Views: 11,890
Posted By fishboyneil
I have used cetol extensively on two boats. I...

I have used cetol extensively on two boats. I switched to the cetol light as the color was far less orange than the original. It will never match the beauty of real varnish but the maintenance is...
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