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Search: Posts Made By: sarafinadh
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 2,439
Posted By sarafinadh
Re: Interior painting time!

Our fiberglass is not faired, it has a deep waffley texture and paint clung to those dips. We did do a few interim washes and then worked at it further. Stuff kept comig up!

When it was all done...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By sarafinadh
Re: What do other folks use?

New they are a bit pricy, but the come up on craigslist very reasonably priced all the time.

The Botes will plane pretty easily with a small motor, 2 or 3 horse. Weight of the motor matters, get a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By sarafinadh
Re: What do other folks use?

Look into the 8' Portabote with a small 2hp motor. It will fit along your lifelines when folded up and seat 3 in a pinch.

All the dingy options come with drawbacks, but for a small craft I think...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By sarafinadh
Re: Hang Interior Cushions

We have a Ranger, made by the same yard.

The cushions are similar in style but the connection is different. There are brackets at each end of the back rests, and the boards the cushions are on...
Forum: Provisioning 11-12-2012
Replies: 43
Views: 4,937
Posted By sarafinadh
Re: provisioning for a 400 mile passage..

Take pipas, the green young coconuts. They are good with the tops sliced off and drunk straight from the hull. A straw helps! They keep with out a fridge and are naturally cool.

I would take eggs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By sarafinadh
Re: potable water systems

Ice, rock salt, baking soda, vinegar into tank and then go sail her on a brisk day to slosh it all around. Scrubs out the tanks. Ice melts, salt disolves and then pump it all out and rinse. Repeat as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 2,439
Posted By sarafinadh
Re: Interior painting time!

We used a crimped wire cup brush with a stem, on the drill and a paint and rust stripper disc, also on the drill. A hand held wire brush was used for the tight spaces but it did not work very well...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-12-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 2,439
Posted By sarafinadh
Re: Interior painting time!

Hard to say what results you will get, but we found on our hull that, after the scraping and sanding and wire brush and grinding, it finally took off the last of the flakes. We scrubbed with simple...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-11-2012
Replies: 35
Views: 2,439
Posted By sarafinadh
Re: Interior painting time!

We had the scrub forever, flaking no matter how much your sanded and scrubbed problem as well. Finally bit the bullet, turned on a bilge pump and started pressure washing... Three passes later it was...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-12-2012
Replies: 45
Views: 16,135
Posted By sarafinadh
Re: What is the best Microwave oven for boat?

We use the MV to reheat beverages in the mugs, and to steam veggies and to heat leftovers and soup, and sometimes to defrost meats.

It's a Sharp Half Pint and is 600 watts. It's 12" deep x 12"...
Forum: Living Aboard 07-07-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 9,752
Posted By sarafinadh
Belay that hot knife for the foam. What you want...

Belay that hot knife for the foam. What you want is an electric carving knife. Often found in thrift stores for next to nothing ; -)
Forum: Cal 05-11-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,409
Posted By sarafinadh
Ok. Your Cal 25 weighs in empty at 4500lbs. Our...

Ok. Your Cal 25 weighs in empty at 4500lbs.
Our Cal 28 weighs in at 9000.

We started with a 6hp and it moved her but windage was a problem when docking her. But it moved her fine. Not fast but we...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 7,518
Posted By sarafinadh
Inside prolly fine so long as the fabric is heavy...

Inside prolly fine so long as the fabric is heavy enough to stand up to the wear and has enough body to give you a good finished look.

For outside you want to know if it has uv protection. I am...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 7,518
Posted By sarafinadh
froli is incredible. we love ours. its in the...

froli is incredible. we love ours. its in the vberth with a serta foam mattress 4" thick from overstock.com. it's 2.5" of dense foam and 1.5" of memory foam.

we think it may be the most...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 7,518
Posted By sarafinadh
way to score! OK; Start simple. flat...

way to score!

OK;

Start simple. flat square things with out curves or weird angles. Pick projects that are not as visible for your first attempts. you will get better and improve your results!...
Forum: Living Aboard 04-09-2010
Replies: 59
Views: 9,752
Posted By sarafinadh
2 layers; Froli and a serta topper that's 2...

2 layers; Froli and a serta topper that's 2 inches of dense foam and 1.5 inches of memory foam. amazingly comfortable. Our v berth is not set up to "sit" at, only sleep. doesn't even have the...
Forum: Provisioning 04-08-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 4,134
Posted By sarafinadh
man, I am the queen of pantry items in the...

man, I am the queen of pantry items in the galley. hard to limit it...

Prolly the string cheese, salami and crackers if I have to pick 3 things...
Forum: herSailNet 04-08-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 7,713
Posted By sarafinadh
oh honestly. stop it! This is silly. Don't...

oh honestly. stop it! This is silly.

Don't yell at your wife when helping her to learn to sail is common sense.

**** happens and when it does voices get raised is common sense as well.

quit...
Forum: herSailNet 04-06-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 7,713
Posted By sarafinadh
Brilliant, Nick!

Brilliant, Nick!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-04-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 1,883
Posted By sarafinadh
man.... I have done this and it is NOT pretty if...

man.... I have done this and it is NOT pretty if the interval is close...

We did 12' to 15' swells with almost NO interval all the way from Half Moon bay to the gate and I chummed the WHOLE way....
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls 04-04-2010
Replies: 72
Views: 7,580
Posted By sarafinadh
we have a nice little flat screen in the vberth,...

we have a nice little flat screen in the vberth, with a tiny dvd player. There is cable (comes with the internet) and is hooked up, but virtually never watched. We use it to curl up with a good movie...
Forum: herSailNet 04-04-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 7,713
Posted By sarafinadh
There is, no doubt. But this thread is about...

There is, no doubt. But this thread is about helping a woman learn to love sailing. Here seems like a fine place for it. It is all about HerSailing isn't it?

And there has been a great deal of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 1,342
Posted By sarafinadh
sailrite has 4oz but I don't see a heavier...

sailrite has 4oz but I don't see a heavier weight.

What is your application?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-18-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 7,518
Posted By sarafinadh
That's the one! We are very happy with it for the...

That's the one! We are very happy with it for the berth for sleeping and it's an excellent choice for cushions.

As far as the bottons go I would do them in the same fabric both sides. One side...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-28-2010
Replies: 40
Views: 7,518
Posted By sarafinadh
I feel that cabin cushions, which will not be...

I feel that cabin cushions, which will not be exposed to conditions like a cockpit cushion are not as demanding as far as materials go. For cabin cushions I suggest you look at overstock.com and see...
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