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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-12-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By bigsarg1
thanks for the info

I gig not know lexan was not UV protected.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-12-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By bigsarg1
what thickness of lexan?

rikhall, (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/members/rikhall.html)
What thickness of lexan did you use. Are the ports still working as you planned? Thanks in advance

henry.bartlett@us.army.mil
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By bigsarg1
The only thing about a under the deck pilot that...

The only thing about a under the deck pilot that I like: is another way to steer the boat, if my steering is broken. But, the price and the way I will be using it. I think the cheaper wheel pilot is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-30-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By bigsarg1
A friend has the same boat as I, and has the...

A friend has the same boat as I, and has the ST4000. It has worked remarkable well for him. My sailing is coastal and if the weather turns I would be at the helm. I just can not find myself turning...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By bigsarg1
confused about auto pilots

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I have an Irwin 1978 37 center cockpit. I am considering a wheel pilot, which I know is slightly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-29-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By bigsarg1
great info. I thought that they were just setting...

great info. I thought that they were just setting in there. I guess the aluminum frame is just to finish off the interior. I think I will fix the two that are cracked and then do another window like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-29-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By bigsarg1
The more I look at how they are put in there. It...

The more I look at how they are put in there. It looks as if they are just held in with adhesive sealant. Am I correct. Can I just push from the inside and get them to pop out? I have to replace two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By bigsarg1
Irwin 37 CC fixed ports

My 1978 fixed ports are leaking and one is cracked. I can see that the inside frame rivets have to be drilled out and that will remove the frame. But the plexyglass looks to be mounted in a recess in...
Forum: Good Old Boat   06-21-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 24,080
Posted By bigsarg1
I know this thread has been done a long time ago,...

I know this thread has been done a long time ago, but I am wondering if I can do this project over my flush mounted windows on my 37 Irwin. Double the window and double the protection? Any thoughts
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By bigsarg1
I saw just the thing the other day in a box. So,...

I saw just the thing the other day in a box. So, I just hook it and start pulling and pushing back and forth? I think I have an idea what you are saying. Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By bigsarg1
You know there are a few hoses going to the thing...

You know there are a few hoses going to the thing in the engine compartment. I thought it was a fan of sorts, cause someone said it was (as you can tell, I am new to sailing a boat this big) Now that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By bigsarg1
Great info. Thanks I also have another...

Great info. Thanks

I also have another question. I have a blower in the engine compartment and at the helm at my feet is a handle of sorts. I can not get it to pull up. I sprayed some PB Blaster...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By bigsarg1
Great info. So, the ones from West marine, the...

Great info. So, the ones from West marine, the holes all line up? I can see on the other ports that were replaced that the holes didn't. The main one is the port from the gally to the cockpit. It is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-06-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By bigsarg1
were was it?

I know I read on this forum that I could get new ports for my Irwin 1977, 37' CC. But I can not find it now. Any help would be helpful. The previous owner put in a few ports, but you can see that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By bigsarg1
no pics at this time. I bought the boat down in...

no pics at this time. I bought the boat down in Miami and will be going to bring it up to Panama City Fl at the end of the month. Just doing research on the things I found during the survey.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By bigsarg1
Most of the wood is gone and it seems as if it...

Most of the wood is gone and it seems as if it just went down to the cabin sole pan liners and sat on top of that. Probable glued to the sole. I would just cut the bad area out and fiberglass it all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By bigsarg1
I would fiberglass both sides of the bulkhead....

I would fiberglass both sides of the bulkhead. One side to the head floor, and the other side to the cabin floor. Going up the wall 4 inches or so on each side.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-06-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By bigsarg1
bulkhead rot in head

The bottom of the bulkhead has rotted pretty badly in the head About 3 inches up or so. Can I just cut this portion out and fiberglass the remaining bottom of the bulkhead to the floor? It is rotted...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-23-2009
Replies: 207
Views: 104,861
Posted By bigsarg1
I owned a mac for 6 yrs. Are you still thinking...

I owned a mac for 6 yrs. Are you still thinking about it?
Forum: Irwin   10-06-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 3,304
Posted By bigsarg1
thanks a lot

thanks a lot
Forum: Irwin   10-06-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 3,304
Posted By bigsarg1
looking to buy Irwin 37 CC

I am located in Florida and want to buy early 80 / late 70 model Irwin 37 CC. I am willing to pay market value (NADA) only. I have bought many and sold many boats. So, please no boat owners w/ some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2006
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By bigsarg1
turn it down

If you have the AC on high (all the way up) the compressor is not cycling and there is probable a thin sheet of ice building up in front of the coils. This then melts and trips in the cabin. Turn the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-06-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 2,369
Posted By bigsarg1
roll and tip tech?

I have read a number of ways to roll and tip w/ awlgrip paint. I will try the following tech: A good approach is to roll the paint on in about a 2' x 2' square area. Roll out the paint in a big W and...
Forum: MacGregor   04-21-2006
Replies: 77
Views: 113,683
Posted By bigsarg1
26 X

I had a 1999 26x up until last Aug. I sailed it in the Gulf near Panama City, Fl. and then shiped it to Hawaii. This type of boat is like a cork on the ocean. It is more of a power boat than a sail...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-16-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By bigsarg1
try here

try this site to fiind one:
http://www.boatus.com/insurance/sflsur.asp
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