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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 243
Views: 22,179
Posted By wfish11
Re: Florida is at it again

This law will do nothing to affect derelict boats. It will only affect the honest people who want to anchor for a night or two, they will be harassed at the rich landowners behest by the FWC. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 679
Posted By wfish11
Re: Is this mahogany, how to seal it?

A year ago I started using Helmsman Clear Gloss Spar Urethane on my grab rails, companionway boards, etc.. It goes on at full strength, don't need ten coats and only one final sand before the last...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By wfish11
Re: Engine to close to tilt up all the way

I had to make a two inch thick bearing plate - 2-3 inches larger than the plate on the mount - wood glued up with epoxy then epoxy coated to be able to tilt the new 4 cycle 9. I still have to turn...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 2,860
Posted By wfish11
Re: Squatters at dock!?

I think the real problem for your friend is that she gave him permission to dock. His not paying her or being unwilling to remove the boat sounds like a civil matter.

It's probably not documented...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-03-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By wfish11
Re: Best way to store paper charts.

This guy said he wanted to use the charts for art. Folding them will create creases, destroying the art concept. I'd fold them for use on a boat as space is limited, but for art you do not want...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-02-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By wfish11
Re: Best way to store paper charts.

Roll the charts loosely and store them in a 4" PVC tube of sufficient length with end caps . Get some flower drying salts at a garden center and put that in a cloth bag and put it into the tube....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-30-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By wfish11
Re: Buying a boat with deck delam

Drilled and filled doesn't usually fix a large area of delamination. It needs to dry out completely before it will work and that will only happen with a couple of New England winters under cover or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,434
Posted By wfish11
Re: canvas stitching

Unless you're willing to do a lot of your own work, a sewing machine that will do it will cost too much. I killed 3 home version Singers (don't touch the wife's machine) and I bought one POS on eBay...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-28-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By wfish11
Re: Sailboat for constant 15-20 knots of wind

Island Packet, full keel, heavy, built for the sea not racing. Modern design inside. Keep it away from the shallows though.

Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,399
Posted By wfish11
Re: Bad boat buying experience

No money, no paper, no contract. You might have let on that you were going to negotiate the things the surveyor found and some one else offered full price no questions asked. Even with honest people...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-08-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,308
Posted By wfish11
Re: We just cannot get it apart

The scraper is also useful for separating things that have been glued on with 5200 such as cleats, lifeline bases, hand holds, etc. It not only cuts but the friction causes heat which softens the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-07-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 2,308
Posted By wfish11
Re: We just cannot get it apart

How about one of those high-speed vibrating tools. They come with a number of blades one of which is a thin scraper. I use the scraper to remove a lot of things on boats that nothing else will break...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2015
Replies: 61
Views: 2,637
Posted By wfish11
Re: A little Pollution Anyone?

The real problem is the town will discharge excess water when they have a break down or heavy rains. Then some land owner will notice it on his beach or there will be an article in the paper about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-04-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 9,013
Posted By wfish11
Re: Dealing with Birds at your Dock

I took a four foot length of dowel and attached tassels like they use on little kids bikes to the ends. Added an eye ring to the middle of the dowel. Then i hooked the eyering to the main sheet to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-28-2015
Replies: 39
Views: 2,833
Posted By wfish11
Re: Argh! - Charter Hull Scratches

From the photo that looks like a pretty good gouge and there could be a vertical crack there as well. I doubt you would not have noticed if you ran the boat into something hard enough to do this....
Forum: Electronics   06-18-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,331
Posted By wfish11
Re: What to do with an I-Pad?

Your iPad maybe old enough that you can't run the latest version of the OS. If so many of the programs won't run. We had one of about the same vintage and that was the case. Also Apple wouldn't give...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2015
Replies: 79
Views: 17,526
Posted By wfish11
Re: Flying Scot - did I buy the wrong boat?

The Scot is actually designed to be difficult to dump over. As the wind blows it over, the wide cockpit will start to block the wind and it will come up. You can flip one of these but you have to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-06-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 2,171
Posted By wfish11
Re: slip vs. mooring

I think you're missing one main point. If you sail alone, bringing a boat into a slip can be a little hairy. With the wind and tide the boat can have a mind of it's own and there are expensive boats...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-19-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,012
Posted By wfish11
Re: How to get back in after falling overboard solo...

First do everything you can NOT to fall off the boat wear a harness and set up a jack line for it. Second wear a PFD Third West Marine has a Safety Ladder #15044316 a bag hangs on the back of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-24-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,911
Posted By wfish11
Re: Engine hour meter - how important for resale and options

It would be important if the things worked all of the time like a car speedometer. In reality they break and they are only useful for guessing at the next maintenance chore anyway as its easy to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-13-2015
Replies: 57
Views: 4,901
Posted By wfish11
Re: Dinghy theft protection

As mentioned they will always go after the pretty girl first. I like the repaint your motor a ridiculous color and have Chinese decals made up. Buy an older raft, rub dirt on it and stick a couple...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-11-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By wfish11
Re: Liability question

In general lawyers sue everyone in these kinds of situations in the hopes of getting someone. If you can't afford to defend yourself or if you don't have an insurance co. that's on the hook with you,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,967
Posted By wfish11
Re: My Boat is being accused of breaking the pumpout?

If its the muck valve jamming it's not a vent or anything on your boat. it is solid matter that the valve can't handle and it sounds like it is hard enough to damage the valve. Something is in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By wfish11
Re: Today on Tampa bay

The winds were very light this weekend. The Tampa Sailing Squadron held their annual Gasparilla races. Not really exciting, the smaller boats did very well, big ones hardly moved. We have photos up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-24-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,816
Posted By wfish11
Re: West Marine BIG sale on line

West marine sale was for one day only Jan 23.
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