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Search: Posts Made By: SVTatia
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By SVTatia
The cockpit seats, because of the hinge may not...

The cockpit seats, because of the hinge may not be a good place to level. To me the cabin sole in the centerline would be better. Having said, try to get reference marks and use those to position the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,216
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Who is divorced because of sailing?

In the Azores a sailor friend got divorced because his wife slept on the wrong boat, ....and liked it. Does that qualify?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 950
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Wet Decks

No what I meant was that the offer should be 15% less than asking (which you probably did anyway).
The 15% mentioned by the surveyor may or may not cover the repair. Estimates are free and can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 950
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Wet Decks

Very well said!



15% less should be the offer without any major issues. The best way to proceed is for you to get a yard (not the surveyor) provide an estimate for the repair, then negotiate...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,147
Posted By SVTatia
Re: True condition after 30 years

Also, make sure you get a thorough survey, the deck as mentioned by smurphny but specially the underbody - primarily looking for blisters as construction and laminating quality varied widely among...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By SVTatia
Re: From the "what were they (the designers) thinking" category.

You have done great work to correct these problems, hats off to you, but I must correct...

These are not necessarily design flaws, the builders could be at fault.
My boat was designed with an...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Sailing around the world in a small sailboat

Jeff, you are right in general terms, and this depends too much on particular designs, but having had the two types of boats, I stand to what I mentioned.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By SVTatia
Re: SW Ontario - Winter cover

Not exactly SW, but try Quinte Canvas. Quinte Canvas (Top Shop) Inc. - Home Page (http://www.topshop.on.ca/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Sailing around the world in a small sailboat

CCA boats are initially tender, but once heeled, they stay there and sail very efficiently as in a groove, rather than rolling back and forth with the uncomfortable motion associated with beamy...
Forum: Diesel 07-14-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Westerbeke 30B motor clicking, high amp draw

Chuckles is right, the fuel pump makes a clicking noise as it is electric and self-bleeding. However, the clicking should only be heard when you turn on the ignition switch, and according to the OP,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Bottom Paint Removal - Scraping or Chemical?

In my opinion this is a good plan, specially if you plan to barrier coat (which should be done after soda blasting), as the hull will have the chance to dry out a bit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Bottom Paint Removal - Scraping or Chemical?

+ 1

Soda blasting prices varies with the area. Also not every marina will allow it. Where I am there is a new dust-less process that will do the same thing, will not harm the gel coat and no need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,530
Posted By SVTatia
Re: How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

RichH, I hear you. But.... bad fuel is bad from the beginning, it may not have anything to do with how old the fuel is.



I posted my reply not because of money. C'mon.

Polish that fuel for a...
Forum: Diesel 07-11-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Westerbeke 30B motor clicking, high amp draw

There is a circuit breaker at the rear of the engine, the button is facing forward, on the starboard side of the engine right beside the fuel filter and solenoid. Did you check it? You could have a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-11-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,530
Posted By SVTatia
Re: How can I tell if my diesel is bad?

I did and they laughed at me!



I have been told by many mechanics and truck drivers that diesel fuel does not age, and if it is filtered properly there is no harm feeding it to the engine.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-10-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Almost sank my boat... Prop Shaft - backup retainer?

Set screws are only good for one use as the get "blunt" - they should be replaced if they are backed out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Portlight dogs

Brass would be just as good.
Get easier to find threaded brass rods, cut to size, round one end for the butterfly nut and drill. Should work fine.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,541
Posted By SVTatia
Re: What's the *second* best way to keep spiders off your boat?

After a long battle with roaches when they came aboard first in Bermuda and then Brazil (yes, they do fly to the boat!!), spiders are not an issue at all, and sometimes welcome, given the stuff they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Wilcox crittenden seacocks - missing drain screws

Thank you Hellosailor.

See... I drive an old Toyota... I am not even sure if it has any bearings left.

Anyhow, WC is not longer, and casting 2 drain plugs out of bronze will prolly cost more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 899
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Wilcox crittenden seacocks - missing drain screws

I am reopening this thread hoping that someone had better luck than I.

I am still looking to replace my corroded WC seacock drain plugs (the boat is on the hard).
I just spoke with Spartan, and...
Forum: Learning to Sail 06-03-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Maiden Voyage

I disagree. This is a must read!!!



Way to go guys!
You are absolutely right about the feeling - and a proof that that the light at the end of the tunnel is not always a train....

I hope...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,766
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

Auto paints are a different beast.
There are cautions everywhere not to polish/buff linear polyurethane (such as mine), as it will burn the protectant top film and eventually destroy the paint.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,766
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

I seems that all the comments, analysis and failures stated so far are related to gel-coated boats.
Their website state that it can be used on painted fibreglass. My hull is painted, paint does not...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By SVTatia
Re: What's cradle worth

+1 the last sentence is important.



+ 1 - Yes, if the chains move or get slack....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,766
Posted By SVTatia
Re: Incredible hull cleaner, dirt cheap and fast.

Well... our boats are fiberglass, why would it not work?
They don't say "use on gel coat only". This is from the Poly Glow web-site:

Poli Glow is a proven concept in boat polish and is 'NOT' a...
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