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Search: Posts Made By: Mr. Chef
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 1,927
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: Deck core replacement from inside the cabin.

Preparing to cut out a section of interior on my grampian26. Both sides of cabin, where the handrails were, are totaly holding water and the balsa is mush. Cabin flexes when walking over it. Your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 4,967
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: Smallest sailboat to use in blue water safely

I stand corrected. I wonder where I got that information.
Forum: Living Aboard 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: Another wannabe liveaboard....

Dude! Do it! Or you will be 53, sitting in your living room reading threads like this while your family watches tv.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 4,967
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: Smallest sailboat to use in blue water safely

Joshua Slocum circumnavigated in a wooden 30ft tahiti ketch without electronics. Of course, there were no shipping containers to worry about and much less traffic.
Forum: Grampian 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By Mr. Chef
G26 or Cape Dory 25?

I have the opportunity to cut bait on this G26 I inherited that has no mast, at least yet. The CD25 looks like the same boat but uses up valuable cabin space for a motor well. And the resale of CD's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,649
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: Complete transformation of a 1967 Grampian 26

Thaw is coming out of the ground and lacrosse has officially begun. It may be later than I thought getting this baby in the water. Probably should get her surveyed, huh? A few areas or indications of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: How much deck over the cabin do I remove?

Here is a link noting condition upon arrival at my house. I already soft scrubbed the cockpit and WOW it looks amazing! Now to finish cleaning the mold out of the interior so I can check for leaksand...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: How much deck over the cabin do I remove?

This boat came to us so a friend could stop paying rent for it to be in a yard. It has sat for the past 6 years. I paid to get it to my house. SO far, thats the extent of cash out, except for some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-25-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: How much deck over the cabin do I remove?

Such common sense!


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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: How much deck over the cabin do I remove?

Thank you all for the input and advice. I will keep you apprised as I move forward.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: How much deck over the cabin do I remove?

Here are a few still shots.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: How much deck over the cabin do I remove?

I know its wet because when I cut off the pedestal, there is standing water there, right up to the surface. Despite leaving it exposed to the fine weather over the past 2 weeks, it has not dried or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: How much deck over the cabin do I remove?

I have a 23 second video which is challenging me on the upload. It's coming.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-22-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,649
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: Complete transformation of a 1967 Grampian 26

Not sure why you would put all that into a Grampain 26, not a bad boat, but not something you should be throwing thousands into improvements. A boat like this needs to be cleaned up and sailed
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-21-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2,649
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: Complete transformation of a 1967 Grampian 26

I know its been 12 years. But any chance of updating the link? would love to see how it turned out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: How much deck over the cabin do I remove?

As you can see, maybe, this is the furthest astern post I removed of 5 on each side. They all are cracked do varying degrees. The screws holding the dowel hand rail all have caulking on the threads,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: How much deck over the cabin do I remove?

15958
Interesting idea. I will look into that option
Forum: Grampian 10-14-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By Mr. Chef
Gratitude for Grampian

Just a quick note of thanks to sending me to the grampian owners site. Apparently he is looking for someone to take over as webmaster. Meanwhile, I inch forward with my project and now that I have 10...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-14-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 1,605
Posted By Mr. Chef
How much deck over the cabin do I remove?

I cut off one of the posts that hold the handrail on my Gramp26 since it was already cracked and I was sure let in water. It certainly did! the interior, where sits the plywood, is full of water. So...
Forum: Grampian 10-14-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By Mr. Chef
Finding the Hull Number

There was a small plastic engraved with a series of number on the back of the transom that I dont think is the number, its too long and has letters in it.
There is a small metal plate just under the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1,748
Posted By Mr. Chef
Smile Re: A mistress?

Wow! A man goes to work, comes home and finds this has been a big topic while gone. Thank you all for weighing in. My wife loves to sail and we are both very excited about this project and what it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-07-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 1,748
Posted By Mr. Chef
Smile A mistress?

The boat I am about to reclaim is in the driveway on stands about 2 days before I find time to get in her and reel at the project ahead. I spend about an hour and a half one afternoon tossing out...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-06-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By Mr. Chef
International Community

One minute I am in my living room looking up how to prep a keel for paint, I log onto this site, register and BOOM! I am part of an international conversation about sailing details and dreams. This...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-06-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Mr. Chef
Introducing myself so I can get pics up

I have been devouring Caseys books and watching youtube videos on how to repair glass boats, assessing Gelcoat, Keel maintenance, and just browsing photos of some really cool interiors. The Grampian...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 10-06-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By Mr. Chef
Re: Maine-ayuh-cal

Maine is full of wind and fans of wind both soft water and hard (ice). Love it here!
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