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Search: Posts Made By: mike dryver
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 6 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Cracked Mast

Hi datswite My mast is also like yours, except the crack, everything welded to it! I have a Gulfstar 37, and the compression tube seized around the shrouds bolt, then decided to break away from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 1,899
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Thawing frozen engine

If your muffler froze, wouldn't your block have froze also!? You can use an infrared heat lamp! No circuit cut in and out! Infrared penetrates, and warms, to the point of getting uncomfortable to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Chris Craft Sailboat Question

There was a 37 up here N.E. for sale a few yrs ago. It was a nice design! What I found astonishing was that the factory used flat steel plates imbedded in the decks for the jib sheet winch pads. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 3,338
Posted By mike dryver
Re: How do these seacocks look?

With a half yard of stich mat and a quart of poly-resin you can make your own backing plates. You just have to make a form from ply wood and 3/4 strips of wood, and a lid. use poly bags to make...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Cockpit sole repair

If you can get at it from underneath why not cut out the thin glass layer from the under side! Go to a boat yard that has a bunch of derelict boats and see if you cut out a flat section to fit your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 1,281
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Removing cabinetry

I do as HyLyte suggested. This how I was taught! I am in the process of re-installing part of our interior and I center drilled the old plugs, used a screw to extract the plugs! No tear outs chips...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Another paint thread....

I've gloss polyurethane exterior house paint! I used on an Eastporter I did over for my son! That was 16 yrs ago on the outside hull and the he just gave it to a guy local for him and the paint...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Check out this boat!

If that's the boat I think it is, that thing has been sitting there, as a work in progress since the early to mid 80s
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By mike dryver
Re: To drain or not to drain

You also need to keep tabs on the fuel lines if they are rubber, etc, as they will deteriorate rapidly with the ethanol in them! I would also be concerned with the seals and o rings in the new carb,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-01-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Advice sought on south Florida older boat insurance

Check with IMIS [In Baltimore] My boat is 35 at this time, I started with them in 04. The co. I'm with, with them requires a survey every 5 yrs. now. That being said The boat was 24 yrs young...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By mike dryver
Re: G10 alternative

Why don't you make your own with stitch mat and resin. I made 7 for my boat! I made a form out of plywood base and cut a 3/4 inch length of pine to make a box on top of the ply, then a plywood cap...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Propeller shaft, coupler and struts

Our boat is a 1979 and it doesn't eveb come close to looking like that! But then again it is only in th water 7 months a year! That being said the p/o obviously never didmuch in the way of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Rudder post leaks into cockpit

The water coming in is probably from hydrostatic pressure coming up the tube. this is usually caused be looseness around between the post and tube. So the tube be worn a bit which allows the water...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Fiberglass Bow Tip Repair

Take the p[ulpit to a good metal fab shop, they should be able to straighten out the dmgd center strut enough to get a measurement for repair/replacement piece. They should also be able to heat the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-01-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 1,434
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Which type of boat is best?

If you have never actually sailed a boat of any kind you are most surely a novice, if not a pre novice! Not being cruel just realistic. What your saying in essence is that because you have read...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-25-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 878
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Which type of plywood ?

G `10 is extruded fiberglass panel or shapes and so expensive to the point it will give you heart failure!!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By mike dryver
Re: I just bought a project boat - now what? Project Boat - Part I

Thanks all for giving me a boot in the b-hind! Tore boat apart 4 1/2yrs ago to refit. 1079b Gulfstar 37. 1st in 34 yrs. Had some chain plate issues, etc. Anyway got in real bad accident. Project...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-10-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Life Lines

Rigging Only
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Filling voids prior to gel coat ?

Evercoat say not so. It says on the can do not use over epoxy because of the bonding problem. I just saw this about 3 hrs ago looking at gelcoat listing for repairs on my own boat!!!!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-15-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,752
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Deck core - what on earth am i doing wrong....

I just got done last fall with 4 sections on our boat. 1 was 4ft by 14" tapering to 8"s the 2nd was 3ft. by 16" tapering to 6"s the 3rd was 14" by 14"s and the last was 26"s by 18" tapered to the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Hull question

Those are blisters formed from the heat shrink. You had sweat, and or moisture(rain) that got trapped against the hull. The heat of the sun opened the pores of the gel coat, while making the water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Removing Deck Hardware Fasteners - No Luck

Using a propane torch heat each cleat around the fastener hole. Don't go super hot just not touchable them spray in the PB blaster. it should smoke a little. Do this to each one a couple of times. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Best finish for a mahogany rudder?

Put it in a coll corner of the basement if you have one! What I've found is that if dried slowly in a cool environment it stresses the wood less. After it has been allowed to dry like this there is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Are these supporting weight like bulkheads?

Are they crumbly as in soft wood fiber coming out or are they just de-laminating a little? if the plies are just letting go why couldn't you take each out and turn they over, spread the plies gently...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,025
Posted By mike dryver
Re: Broken Mast - Sleeve or Replace?

campbmic There is a place here in Massachusetts called they strip older sailboats mainly and sell every thing I've been there a couple of times. Their prices are approx half of...
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