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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-07-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By gbgreen59
Strength of Mechanical Bond with Epoxy-Experiment

Does anyone keep up with "Boatworks Today"? The guy has a good set of DIY videos on various topics. He recently did a couple on the strength of mechanical bond between Gelcoat and Epoxy. Here are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-23-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,195
Posted By miatapaul
Re: Soft deck, a problem or no?

This makes the most sense, check for water from below. Do you know what the core material is supposed to be? If there is water, and it is plywood, it should have the core replaced completely. You...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-23-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,195
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Soft deck, a problem or no?

very little...buy a quart first

I think I understand what wet set means, kind if like what underwater putty does?

language barrier here but canadian in any case get a small quart...and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-19-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By Cruisingdad
Fun (cheap) Cockpit Light Project

THis is just a fun and cheap little project. I purchased these lights from Amazon:

Generic LED Strip light, Waterproof LED Flexible Light Strip 12V with 300 SMD LED, 3258 Cool White. 16.4 Foot /...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,575
Posted By manatee
Re: Heat Shrink Terminals

Heat shrink with mastic is what I used on Uncle Sam's airplanes in the Navy, and on the controller and motor cables I made for powered wheelchairs. It's the only way to fly. :) Should be available...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,751
Posted By Alex W
Re: Inner forestay addition

I agree with the advice to work with a qualified rigger.



Changing head sails on roller furling when single handed is not very easy. You need to deal with the halyard and feed the sail at the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-30-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,343
Posted By Delta-T
Re: Solar Panel Confusion

On heat build up...

"This is dangerous because of the intense heat build up in a solar panel. On a hot and sunny day, the surface temperature of the panel can exceed 90C (175F). If there is any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-30-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,343
Posted By Delta-T
Re: Solar Panel Confusion

You can find anything on U-tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpL4RR0_QyM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwHupP4VuEs
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-30-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,343
Posted By tschmidty
Re: Solar Panel Confusion

By running it off the controller it will prevent you from destroying the battery by running it too low.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,343
Posted By tschmidty
Re: Solar Panel Confusion

Yeah, to second the above, MPPT controllers are for maximizing charge from the solar panels although they do also help the over voltage thing. You definitely need two controllers or there are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-28-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,343
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Solar Panel Confusion

thats exactly what happened...The batteries I had were computer batteries backups or something they can be charged at a higher voltage...but the panel was direct...it lasted for a while apparently...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-12-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,261
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Question regarding 2qm15 mixing elbow part numbers

Yanmar seems to have multiple part numbers for their U-type exhaust elbows. I replaced mine this spring on my 3GM30F. Toughest part was getting everything apart. Local Yanmar dealer just needed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 3,241
Posted By knuterikt
If you put the new halyard less than 3-6% of the...

If you put the new halyard less than 3-6% of the mast height below the masthead you should not need extra back stays (3-6% of mast above deck). That is the way Solent stays are set up.

For a 1:2...
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