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Search: Posts Made By: docket
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 3,206
Posted By docket
I used Balsa

I redid the deck on my Kalik 44 and I used balsa. It has held up for 10 years just fine and I liked the fact that the balsa absorbed the west system epoxy.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,212
Posted By docket
Skeg Plate

Six bolts on the bottom and it comes off in your hand. I had to remove it on mine.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 01-28-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 4,327
Posted By docket
I own a 44 and there are a few out there. The...

I own a 44 and there are a few out there. The build quality is awesome but, like any boat built in the early 80's everything is old, worn out, and I had to replace it. For information there is the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-11-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By docket
I need pulpit straightening in Kemah, TX

I am in Kemah. I have used United Metal Arts in the past. Tops and Towers may do that type of work but I wouldn''t trust them any further than I could throw the owner -- he''s a big guy. You may...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By docket
Elecric Head

Jabsco Quiet Flush. Works great at a very reasonable price.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-02-2004
Replies: 9
Views: 1,203
Posted By docket
Bow Pulpit for Catalina 38

Stainless Outfitters in Canada can do anything in Stainless for a reasonable price. They have made several pieces for me over the years, the quality was excellent and the price was less than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,270
Posted By docket
Replace Teak Deck or remove

I replaced the deck in a 47 foot boat that was sprung. I had two estimates in California for about 40K. I had it done in Houston, Texas for about 50K. Removing it was no problem with a shovel and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 892
Posted By docket
Deck Cleaning

Never use a pressure wand to clean a teak deck unless you are getting ready to replace the deck. The pressure will strip the soft wood out of the grain. The only way to clean a deck is to use a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By docket
Repainting

I am getting ready to repaint the hullsides. I am going to have a local boatyard spray it. They have worked on the boat for years and do reasonably good work. Their price is $8000.00 for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-15-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By docket
Teak Cleaner

I have teak decks that are about two years old. Because I went through the hassle of having them replaced at a huge expense, I am finicky about using a cleaner that will raise the grain. Anyone use...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By docket
Plasma Screen TV''''s??

All of the LCD TV''s are generally 12 volt units that run off of a power converter that steps down 110 to 12 volt. I plugged by TV directly into the boat 12 volt system. I do not think that any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By docket
Jabsco Quiet Flush

I put in a new toilet and it takes forever to evacuate the bowl. Anyone installed one of these? What was your experience? It can take two or three minutes for the bowl to empty on the drain...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By docket
Electric Toilet

I am getting ready to replace my Raritan PHEII with an electric toilet. I am inclined to go with the SeaEra by Raritan or the Jabsco Quiet Flush. These two models have a small footprint (essential...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 4,598
Posted By docket
Engine Insulation

SPM from www.sailorssolutions.com. Great product, self stick, easy to install, quiet. I put it in myself and it shut up my Northern Lights generator that is in the lazarette of my sailboat. All I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 4,598
Posted By docket
Engine Insulation

SPM from www.sailorssolutions.com. Great product, self stick, easy to install, quiet. I put it in myself and it shut up my Northern Lights generator that is in the lazarette of my sailboat. All I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 4,598
Posted By docket
Engine Insulation

SPM from www.sailorssolutions.com. Great product, self stick, easy to install, quiet. I put it in myself and it shut up my Northern Lights generator that is in the lazarette of my sailboat. All I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 4,598
Posted By docket
Engine Insulation

SPM from www.sailorssolutions.com. Great product, self stick, easy to install, quiet. I put it in myself and it shut up my Northern Lights generator that is in the lazarette of my sailboat. All I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By docket
Below Deck Autopilots

I have an Alpha 4404 and I have been very pleased with the unit. It is not fancy but it works pretty well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 2,836
Posted By docket
Sailcare

Has anyone used them to have their sails reconditioned? Their website is www.sailcare.com. While the website looks favorable, and I have found very little negative on the web, I was curious if...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 801
Posted By docket
Gensets

I bought a 6kw Northern Lights Diesel. It is an 1800 rpm unit. It is small, strong and quiet. Even though it has no soundshield I don''t think it would need one. It has run flawlessly out of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-02-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,441
Posted By docket
GPS Chartplotters

I have a Garmin 2010C below at the navstation and a 2006C above at the helm. They are easy to use, well built and the Blue Chart data is great.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-13-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By docket
Boat yards in Galveston

I had my boat, a Kalik 44, trucked from Dana Point California to Clear Lake Texas. The yards in Galveston are scarry. One guy is a rip off artist and the other is new in the business. Clear Lake...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-02-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 2,444
Posted By docket
Are All Deep Cycle Batteries Alike?

I bought Lifeline 8D''s. They are expensive and it took two people to put them in. They, however, have not missed a beat in the two years since they were put in. Importantly, there is no gassing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2003
Replies: 12
Views: 5,760
Posted By docket
Entec West Generator

My search is over, I went ahead and bought a Northern Lights 6kw unit that is Model 673L. Believe it or not the unit was only four inches wider and six inches longer. Moreover, while the unit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By docket
NO SERVICE AT ALL

I purchased something from Sailnet, returned it with their permission about a month ago and despite having now emailed them five different times over two weeks have heard nothing from them except for...
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