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Search: Posts Made By: Cal31Windchaser
Forum: Engines 01-17-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Stern tube grease and propeller shaft

Julien, not sure what CalebD sent you but it sounds like he might know more about your particular boat model and situation. I was just saying that if my prop shaft had so much lateral movement that...
Forum: Engines 01-17-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Stern tube grease and propeller shaft

Hi, none of my boats have had grease in the propeller shaft tube. It is correct that water must get to and weep through the packing gland to keep it cool, unless it is one of those new dripless...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Storage in Florida for a year?

smurphny, thanks for the lead on the mold packs. Their information indicates that it controls mold growth by depleting oxygen in the air. Sounds like it would work best on a boat that is sealed up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Storage in Florida for a year?

smurphny, does the smell of the mold packs dissipate quickly after opening the boat? I also like leaving a tarp above the cockpit and roof. Due to frequent very high winds from
Florida's summer...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Storage in Florida for a year?

bratzcpa, we plan on doing the same thing but at Glades Storage. I am considering options as well and have included an ozone generator on my list. We have used one in the home for some 30 years and...
Forum: News Feeds 12-16-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Sailboat crew wants to sink perceptions about abilities of people with MS - Hanfo

Greetings, my wife has had MS since 1996 and we still travel on our sailboat. She obviously has to make some allowances for her disability but still loves to be on the water.

We would be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-02-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blister Repair - How we did it.

SHNOOL and mf70, thanks for the responses. My wife says redoing the boat bottom is probably much like having a baby. It hurts like the dickens at the time but as time goes on the pain is forgotten....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blister Repair - How we did it.

1. In fact I tried Interlux's stripper on places where it was difficult to sand with the machine. The Interlux product was useless. Maybe there are other products out there for use on fibreglass...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blister Repair - How we did it.

The boat is fairly new to me and wanted to get some personal history on blister development before spending the money on a barrier coat. My working theory is that once the existing blisters were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blister Repair - How we did it.

Here are pictures of the bottom at pre-purchase haul out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blister Repair - How we did it.

Here is a shot while we were removing the bottom paint. Initially didn't remove all of the paint but went back and sanded all off as the filler was reacting with the remaining epoxy bottom paint...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Blister Repair - How we did it.

Just finished repairing blisters on our 1980 Cal 31. It had been in fresh water all its life and had not been hauled for many years prior to our purchase in Jan. 2014. Here is what we did.

1....
Forum: Cal 11-09-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 24,070
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Cal 31

Jeflaba, you are right on target about the Cal31 icebox. It is too big and too poorly insulated for a typical add-on refrigeration unit. Our previous owner tried to improve by drilling holes in the...
Forum: Cal 09-16-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 24,070
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Cal 31

Hello Tankersteve,

Congratulations on acquiring your Cal 31. When I purchased my 1980 model I found several things needed immediate attention.

1. The boat was in fresh water and had not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-22-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,893
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

I fully understand. My 31 will not go back into the water until this winter, so for right now my water in the bilge mystery will have to wait. Meantime I have rebedded everything on deck with butyl...
Forum: Cal 07-14-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 24,070
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Cal 31

Jeflaba, was thinking about refrigeration. I put a 12volt Adler Barber in the icebox on my previous Cal35 and was a little underwhelmed with the performance. I think the box was too big for the...
Forum: Cal 07-14-2014
Replies: 55
Views: 24,070
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Cal 31

Jeflaba, thanks for the response back. I did some more measuring and think I have a plan that will fit a 6' long bimini from the mainsheet, which is connected at the bridgedeck like yours, to just...
Forum: Electronics 07-09-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 395
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Need a Simrad HR22 Autopilot Remote

Anyone have an HR22 remote for sale? I would like to use it with a TP32 tillerpilot.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blistering

DeniseO30, thanks for responding again with the clarification. I will just have to plan on taking the time to wash and sand as I am not a fast worker.

I like your idea about mixing fillers. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blistering

RichH, I have read Pascoe's stuff. However, thanks for the lead.

I have the time and money to do the work now. The boat is blocked in a yard and can stay there as long as needed. Since I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blistering

DeniseO30, thank you for the input. I was wondering about the blush. Mas Epoxy says their's doesn't but...

If I apply the filler in layers, will I have to sand in between or can I apply when the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blistering

Shinook and Mitiempo, thank you for the quick responses. I liked how
Watertite sounded, but was put off by manufacturer's statement that it must be covered with Interprotect. Doesn't make sense...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blistering

I just ground out the blisters. Mostly in the gelcoat and outer layer of mat. I think I want to pre-seal each ground blister site with epoxy before applying the epoxy filler to better seal the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Alcolhol Stove Burner oscillating

Thanks everyone for the information. The suggestions give me at least a good start in curing the problem.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 444
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Alcolhol Stove Burner oscillating

JimsCAL, can you provide more information on pumping the tank up properly? I have the Kenyon Homestrand stove/oven with a remotely mounted tank. I use a bicycle air pump to add pressure via a...
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