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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2011
Replies: 51
Views: 5,274
Posted By idontwantanaccount
underneath

Great job on the repair!!! I have done major recoring efforts from both below and above. Personally, I have found it to be 6 one way and half a dozen the other as far as time and effort. The...
Forum: Boat Reviews   06-17-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 15,791
Posted By idontwantanaccount
s2

I have always liked the S2 7.9. FYI, I believe the beam is over the legal limit for trailering w/o a permit in most states (generally 8'6"). It might be close enough you wouldn't get caught, but...
Forum: Diesel   06-14-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 3,896
Posted By idontwantanaccount
additives

Adding 3 additives (lubricity, biocide, stabilizer) might run into some money. From what little information I could find, most additives seem to have a relatively short shelf life (2-3 yrs?) yet...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-09-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 4,255
Posted By idontwantanaccount
more

Rich,
I understand hydrolysis. My question revolves around whether the failures boatpoker has observed are typically at the epoxy-gelcoat interface due to incomplete bonding as you suggested or is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 4,255
Posted By idontwantanaccount
failures

I guess I have my doubts that most failures would be a bonding issue with the epoxy. Epoxy is pretty tenacious stuff and people (including me) have repaired localized areas, faired, plugged old thru...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 4,255
Posted By idontwantanaccount
preventative or fix?

I been involved in dozens of epoxy bottom jobs over the years and have seen most of them fail within 3-5yrs.

I am curious about that statement. First, I have never done an epoxy job myself so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,918
Posted By idontwantanaccount
good point

I think that is a really good point. If you sand through portions of the largest patch, you interrupt your strongest layer (due to the longest fibers)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 2,918
Posted By idontwantanaccount
small or large?

There was quite a bit of discussion about the small or large patch first in another forum sponsored by West System folks that I recently read. After reading it, it was apparent that folks have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-29-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 11,033
Posted By idontwantanaccount
spar vs poly

Why use spar varnish, which contains UV inhibitors that generally make the varnish softer (i.e., less durable, I would think)? Wouldn't a polyurethane be better for an interior?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,640
Posted By idontwantanaccount
carbon

I've no experience, but I read a thread on another site (sailing anarchy) where famed designer Bob Perry chimed in recommending carbon fiber rudders. Basically, the thought was that you can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 2,110
Posted By idontwantanaccount
cutting the keel

Reducing the draft via cutting the keel is uncommon, but I have seen several boats that have had it done to them. One person in my marina did it a couple of years ago, basically as a DIY project. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2010
Replies: 34
Views: 13,870
Posted By idontwantanaccount
Saw an interesting thread on another board...

Saw an interesting thread on another board discussing the use of microwaves to dry core.

Using Microwaves to Dry a Wet Deck Core - Cruisers & Sailing Forums...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-04-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 10,642
Posted By idontwantanaccount
gelcoat planer

I have no experience with it, but you should google "marine shaver." It appears to be a relatively low cost gelcoat planer. The video on the website shows fairly impressive results. Also the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-18-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 6,081
Posted By idontwantanaccount
starwind

Despite the previous responses there were actually two models of starwind 22s. The first, as mentioned before, was the same hull as the Chrysler 22, but a different deck. It had an iron swing keel....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-16-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,818
Posted By idontwantanaccount
Thanks!

Many thanks to all who replied. Sounds like the Moeller pump is the ticket. MaineSails set up looks nice. I have always just sucked the oil out of the dipstick tube, but have had trouble with the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-15-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,818
Posted By idontwantanaccount
oil extractor

I am tired of using my messy brass pump to extract oil from my engine and am considering purchasing a manual oil changer (e.g., topsider, Moeller). Does anyone have any recommendations?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-22-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By idontwantanaccount
netting

There are many companies that supply nets for commercial fisherman (and other netting products) that will be cheaper than buying from a marine catalog. In the past I have bought from Memphis...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-05-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 26,645
Posted By idontwantanaccount
did that

We trailered a Cape Dory 25D from Wisconsin to Key Largo. Many 25D's came with a very nice Triad trailer. The total wgt of boat and trailer was about 7,000 lbs and the beam is 8'0" so it was not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,737
Posted By idontwantanaccount
fiberglass rib

The fiberglass rib definately complicates things if you choose to work from the bottom. If it is fairly narrow you might be able to work underneath it by cutting openings along both sides and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-15-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,737
Posted By idontwantanaccount
recoring from the inside

I think we've had this conversation before. I done an extensive recore job from the bottom (and one from the top). IMO, recoring a moderate to small area (or a big area one section at time) from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,737
Posted By idontwantanaccount
possible approaches

If you can remove the headliner you can drill holes from the bottom to check the extent of the damage. If the core is wet to a small distance out, but not rotted or delaminated from the skins, mount...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-11-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 6,088
Posted By idontwantanaccount
Cd25

I used to own a Cape Dory 25D that came with a trailer from Triad. It was a great boat that sailed beautifully. We trailered it from Wisconsin to Florida for trip to the Bahamas as well as some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 4,369
Posted By idontwantanaccount
removable toerail

I have to admit I love the look of a varnished toe rail, but the maintenance is a huge head ache. I suggest manufacturers should make rails that are removable in smaller sections so that the varnish...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 8,148
Posted By idontwantanaccount
what else?

Buy the dispenser pumps for the epoxy--well worth the cost. Also, I have always thought West episize fiberglass was overpriced, its much cheaper to buy a few feet off of a roll and to cut your own...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-14-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 5,157
Posted By idontwantanaccount
Contact the fiberglass manufacturer. Some...

Contact the fiberglass manufacturer. Some general, nonspecialty cloth info was posted at the link below.

Fiberglass thickness - Boat Design Forums...
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