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Search: Posts Made By: jparker11
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 3,917
Posted By jparker11
diesel saturation of Fiberglass

LH44, Sorry for over reacting a little. I have just seen bad experiences with repairs of cored laminates and then had to forensically develop repair procedures with computer modeling to save the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 3,917
Posted By jparker11
diesel saturation of Fiberglass


Well, the biggest problem will be developing the repair procedure for putting the exterior skin back in place and having the repaired area perform structurally in a manner similar the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-25-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 2,446
Posted By jparker11


Did you use Awlgrip II?

I used the roll and tip with Interlux''s two part polyurethane. Same result. In the Interlux literature, they actually discouraged spray apps. I could not tell...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-19-2005
Replies: 10
Views: 1,451
Posted By jparker11
Leaving the Great Lakes

From the horses mouth regarding vessel length, beam, and draft:

An amazing turnaround for this ancient relic of another era.

Anybody want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-18-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,618
Posted By jparker11
Barrier Coat


I have three experiences with barrier coats. The initial contact was applying a West System epoxy in 1988. It finally got tired in 2004. At the time of application, the popular wisdom was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-02-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 3,967
Posted By jparker11
OK, how about the Nordic 40 ??


Nordics were built in the USA by the same family that built the earliest Valiants and Uniflite PB''s. They never met at drum of resin they didn''t like (except for the experiment with...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-29-2004
Replies: 69
Views: 12,530
Posted By jparker11
cape hatteras in february what gear should I bring?


Great read on your Chesapeake to Fort L passage.

Thought your views on Chartplotters from an aviator/sailor''s perspective was very perseptive. I liked your two hour log entries. It...
Forum: Racing 08-18-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 7,450
Posted By jparker11
VC Offshore


On the O30, the previous owner had VC17 also. Underlying it was fairing compound and a barrier coat. We didn''t want to mess with either as it was a great looking hull.

As such we...
Forum: Racing 08-18-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 7,450
Posted By jparker11
VC Offshore


With 8 or 9 ablative bottoms and only one hard, Teflon bottom under our belt, consider the source!!

IMHO, the switch to VC Offshore would be a major commitment in time (If you are a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-01-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 2,336
Posted By jparker11
Growling noise around cutlass , or maybe packing or ????


Hate to jump on the cutlass bandwagon, but..... I, too, just pulled the auxiliary (single cylinder, 12 HP dynamo, that shakes the teeth out of their sockets). After more money than I care...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-17-2004
Replies: 69
Views: 12,530
Posted By jparker11
cape hatteras in february what gear should I bring?

Hey, coondogger, thanks for the update. This has been one of those sleeper threads. You started by asking one of those questions that qualifies for "No question is too dumb" types. And what...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By jparker11
where to get a new, aluminum mast?


That length of mast won''t be too hard to find and transport. Just undersling the axles of some rednecks pick up and a way you go!!

But you will need to identify the mast section you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-15-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 3,987
Posted By jparker11
mogan nelson/marek 454cb


I am sure Jeff will bounce in here with one of his multi-page epistles with a dizzying amount of good information. But to inject a some fresh meat into the subject matter, your...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2003
Replies: 22
Views: 2,053
Posted By jparker11
Enough power?


Your consternation about a 30HP to 15HP re-powers had best have the gas to diesel fuel factor in the equation. What the conversion calcs are evaluating is the torque curves and the duty...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-04-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By jparker11
Pre-Spring Stuff


You did not indicate the extent of the deck work. Are you removing all chainplates, winches...anything with thru-deck attachments??

First the issue of sanded surfaces. Your prep will...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-01-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,946
Posted By jparker11
Barros Designed Multi-Chine 28


Not a resident expert, but these barros designs appear to be knock offs of classic good old American naval architect designs of the ''70''s updated and stylized a bit.

The 28 you are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By jparker11

Start Here:

Be sure to read carefully the preparation requirements of the 2000E to receive your intended Anti-Fouling paint.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-28-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By jparker11
Paint Stainless?


You''re spreaders are probably an austenetic grade of stainless steel such as 304 or 316. These grades are particularly difficult to paint and require good surface preparation and specific...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-17-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By jparker11
iron keel

Capt Jim,

Fifteen years of iron keel experience - "It''s NOT paint, but a coating!!" The first couple of years we used paint, and the results were as described by "sailingfool" - immediate rust....
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-06-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,557
Posted By jparker11
Oct 9-13 Annapolis Boat Show to Norfolk


You haven''t lost your mind, you just want to write a couple of more chapters in the book!!

Sounds like the makings of a great adventure. Do your homework on boat preparation and crew...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By jparker11
Replacing or Fixing A Prop Shaft Housing

That sucks!!

Yes, the strut can be replaced, If you look in one of the lazarettes you can see the bolt ends and nuts that hold it in place. You will probably have to pull the shaft to check to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-31-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 3,751
Posted By jparker11
Towing an Ericson ''''27

My experience is limited to fin keel boats in the size range you are seeking. And it isn''t anything like towing a Capri!!

Although I have a launchable type trailer (20 foot tongue extension), I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-28-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,645
Posted By jparker11
Looking at Cal 2-27

The Cal 2-27 is quite a lot of boat for it''s LOA. The stand up headroom and +9'' beam in the main salon is a bonus. As for holding tanks, I believe they orginally came with a flexible bladder for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-26-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 1,070
Posted By jparker11
cal 2-29

So, the first thing you did was replace the Farymann?? Didn''t like having your teeth vibrated out of your head, I suppose. In flat water, I would guess the F-mann''s 10 HP would be adequate with...
Forum: Chartering 08-22-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By jparker11
san juans/chesapeake

Echo the endorsement for San Juan Sailing. I have recommended them to several friends and relatives without disappointment. Their big asset is location. Easily accessed from SeaTac without ferry...
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