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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,578
Posted By rbrake
Re: Teak stain issue

Forgot to add that sun will do a lot over time to blend in the discoloration at the meeting places and with the rest of the wood.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 2,578
Posted By rbrake
Re: Teak stain issue

If you get anywhere close with stain removal stop. It is very easy to overdo it and then it looks worse than the original stain. Wipe the whole piece with mineral spirits and you can get an idea of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By rbrake
Re: Roller Furling failure .

Look at the joints. The first Harken held the extrusions on to the joint pieces with black plastic tabs, lock tight and a roll pin that went through the extrusion and connector from side to side one...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 1,840
Posted By rbrake
Re: Cleaning/Polishing Portlights

They look like the Bomar ports widely used in US production boats. I'd do some investigating first as they are made of an aluminum/magnesium alloy and nothing should be done to them except clean...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 9,078
Posted By rbrake
Re: 35 year old standing rigging - but rigger says it's ok

As a former professional rigger I have seen older wire with a higher quality than newer wire and I would not replace it. I would pull the rig for a complete disassembly and good visual inspection...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,633
Posted By rbrake
Re: Chartplotter died, time to upgrade?

Some considerations: Much Raymarine stuff will require black boxes to keep differing generations talking to each other. Do you sail in waters where AIS is important and making sure all of the new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2012
Replies: 32
Views: 5,194
Posted By rbrake
Re: Repair of broken hull around keel stub

Great article. I'd highly recommend the small random orbital buffer made by Shurehold. It's variable speed and relatively small for inside cockpits etc. Sheepskin pads for compounds, and foam pads...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By rbrake
Re: Shrink Wrap and mast removal

You can build a decent re-usable frame with cheap electrical conduit, a cheap pipe bender and a box of couplings. I'm in snow country and like to have a cover high enough to work under come spring...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   04-19-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 567
Posted By rbrake
Northbound

I have two deliveries northern Caribbean to New England with open berths. Both are professional deliveries (captain has 250,000+ blue water miles and 35 years experience, both boats are...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   03-31-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,708
Posted By rbrake
Re: Looking to crew a delivery

I have two deliveries coming up this May. Both professional, no pay but all expenses covered. Both are northern Caribbean to New England via Bermuda. If you are interested send me a sailing...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   09-21-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By rbrake
Southbound

Southbound deliveries. I have open berths on two boats going from New England to northern caribbean. The first leaves Oct 25/26th, Newport to Tortola via Bermuda. The second approximately Nov 9th...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-04-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 963
Posted By rbrake
Newport RI to Virgins via Bermuda

Boat size & type: .. 47' Cutter
Embark port: .. Newport RI
Estimated departure (or join) date: .. Oct 27th
Arrival port & ETA (or voyage details): .. Virgin Islands Nov 8th
Number of other crew...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-03-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By rbrake
defensible, I have a well found boat going...

defensible, I have a well found boat going Newport RI to Virgins via Bermuda departing around Oct 27 and arriving around Nov 8. Send me a PM or email with a method of contact if interested. Robert...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   09-28-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By rbrake
Jonathan if you are interested in a trip Newport...

Jonathan if you are interested in a trip Newport to the Virgins via Bermuda, departing Oct 27th and arriving about 8th Nov., all weather permitting of course send me a PM r.brakeNO SPAMusa.net. Well...
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