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Search: Posts Made By: mbowser
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By mbowser
Re: Cutlass bearing

I'd vote hacksaw blade. I've done it many times with good results. If your worried about the bronze log, just make sure you go slow and you won't have any problems.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 3,564
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rotten Deck

I've used several types of non-skid finishes over the years, but never used the actual tread patterns Rich is talking about (although I've heard that you can source them).

* Interdeck works well...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,460
Posted By mbowser
Re: Navigation App for Tablet

I have used MX Mariner, but recently switched to Navionics for Android. A much more seamless experience (IMHO) and has the SonarCharts feature which uses crowdsourced data to constantly add new data...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 3,564
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rotten Deck

Agreed, again! SloopJonB, we are on the same page.

Unless you have a really small localized area that has rot (even that is debatable), it just doesn't work. While recoring my boat, I found...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 3,564
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rotten Deck

Agreed. Between grinding bevels in the old skin and drilling relief holes in the cut out panels, all the benefits of saving the non-skid is lost in time and hassle. Even though you will spend a bit...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 3,564
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rotten Deck

I used a poor man's Multimaster to get in tight corners when cutting the top deck, but doing the whole thing would take a very long time. For straight runs more than a foot, nothing beats a skill...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 3,564
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rotten Deck

One thing to keep in mind if reusing the old skin is that if the skin is big enough it becomes increasingly difficult to be sure that there are no voids between the top skin and the underlying core. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 3,564
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rotten Deck

I didn't take that into account when I did my deck. The bits of salvageable balsa that came out of the old deck were 3/8" and I replaced it with the same thickness. I made the assumption that there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 3,564
Posted By mbowser
Re: Rotten Deck

Don, that was my boat (and article) and believe me, I wish Aloof had been around when I started the project, I would have been done years ago.

The reality of deck rot is that it is just a messy,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-09-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By mbowser
Re: port light gasket material

Not sure what size your gaskets are but I was able to find replacements for mine (1/4" square) at mcmaster-carr. They have many sizes, search on 'square ring cord stock' from the home page.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By mbowser
Re: Cockpit sole repair

The first thing you need to do is to estimate the extent of the wet core. If you can take the inspection plate out your able to dig around until you get dry core coming out then great, but I'd be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,765
Posted By mbowser
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...

KiwiGrip is easy, but as with most paint applications, surface prep is the key. Taping out the areas took the most time especially areas where circular patterns were required. Once the tape is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By mbowser
Re: Wheel forward in cockpit

I just converted my boat back to tiller steering after having a pedestal located in the forward end of the cockpit. The previous owner moved it forward because he was moored up in Maine where it can...
Forum: Diesel 07-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By mbowser
Re: Wrapping Exhaust Header

I was hoping that I could go the automotive route, much cheaper and easier to source. I'll give it a try. Thanks. Now if I can only get the manifold back on the beast.
Forum: Diesel 07-23-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By mbowser
Wrapping Exhaust Header

I'm currently battling war number 2 with my Westerbeke w21 that until 2 weeks ago, hadn't been started in 5 years. With all of your help I got it running nicely again, but even though I replaced...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,030
Posted By mbowser
Re: What the heck is this?

It's part of my early coax cable replacement program. :o
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-16-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 880
Posted By mbowser
Re: Fairing interior fiberglass after core replacement

Wow, that's impressive, I couldn't imagine re-coring from the inside. Mine was bad enough from the top but I guess I shouldn't whine because at least I had gravity on my side.

Big kudos to you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,030
Posted By mbowser
Re: What the heck is this?

Mystery solved, I got in there this afternoon and pulled it out along with a huge amount of wiring. On the back side it's clearly labeled and is some sort of control box for an old fathometer that I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-15-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,030
Posted By mbowser
Re: What the heck is this?

It certainly will be coming out, I can't stand anything but simplicity and this upsets the engine compartment's feng shui. I'm just curious what it is.
Forum: Alberg 07-15-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 981
Posted By mbowser
Alberg 35 for sale on Craigslist

Just saw this this morning:

1963 Alberg 35 Sailboat (http://maine.craigslist.org/boa/4568904911.html)

No affiliation, just re-posting. Could be a good project boat for a brave soul. The...
Forum: Diesel 07-14-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By mbowser
Re: Westerbeke 30B motor clicking, high amp draw

I wonder if the 'idiot' buzzer is broken and he has the ignition switch in the 'on' position even though he is sailing. While I was trying to get my w21 started over the past few days I temporarily...
Forum: Engines 07-14-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 1,634
Posted By mbowser
Re: Restarting Engine after 5 years

I want to give everyone a HUGE Thanks for all the help. Without everyone's help I would have given up and shelled out probably hundreds of dollars for a diesel tech. to make a house call and get it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,030
Posted By mbowser
Re: What the heck is this?

I knew it, if anyone has seen my other thread about starting a diesel after five years, this may be the problem I'm having; the Ectoplasm is not getting to the injectors. I think I'll hook the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,030
Posted By mbowser
Re: What the heck is this?

Ha, yes I suppose I can. Engine and electrical are my big boat knowledge failings so I'm always cautious about pulling anything out that I don't understand (or even know what it is).
The boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-14-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,030
Posted By mbowser
What the heck is this?

I came across an odd item tucked away in my engine compartment this weekend while practicing my contortionist positions. It isn't visible unless your head is literally resting on the water pump.
...
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