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Search: Posts Made By: tagster
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By tagster
Seal packing material.

My old man was telling me about a seal packing material he used to use in the boat yards that they called "Monkey ****", supposedly has a play-dough like consistency, is capable of keeping a water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-18-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By tagster
Keel leaking

Last time I hauled out, the seal around my keel was shot enough it was hanging off the boat. Pulling the caulk was a piece of cake it came off like masking tape. ;-) Redid the seal with 5200,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-18-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By tagster
After digging around I finally found out that it...

After digging around I finally found out that it is (because I found a jug of it on the boat, hah! After 3 years I'm still finding new stuff stashed away I had no idea came with the boat). It's a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By tagster
Linseed oil. Old school, I like it.

Linseed oil. Old school, I like it.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By tagster
Wire Rope Conditioner

I've got galvanized rigging. My maintenance log makes reference to an Interlux product for coating the rope it calls Interlux wire rope and chain conditioner. However, I'm not having much luck...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-27-2008
Replies: 43
Views: 2,860
Posted By tagster
Heave-to and pull out the sail making kit

Take that sail down in the cabin, and stitch it back up. It's not that ******* hard. And if you're sailing any distance and you don't have a sail making kit on board, or atleast a full back up set...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2008
Replies: 13
Views: 3,314
Posted By tagster
That looks pretty cool if your course is pretty...

That looks pretty cool if your course is pretty general. But I have this funny feeling those things don't work too well with a hydraulic pedestal wheel.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-19-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,484
Posted By tagster
From paint to bright

I have a bunch of bright work that was painted over white. Some of it was painted over with a low quality red trim that is coming right off. The red seems easy to deal with, since it seems not to...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 10-31-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,850
Posted By tagster
I'd say buy a bigger boat :-)

I'd say buy a bigger boat :-)
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 09-24-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,850
Posted By tagster
Man it was f-ing crazy. Being green as hell and...

Man it was f-ing crazy. Being green as hell and this being my first offshore, single handed in a big schooner I had no idea what I was up against. And even more, I had no idea how rough the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 1,486
Posted By tagster
Sail mending

I had a sail blow out, my sails are made of mylar (I believe)...has anyone patched this stuff before? It appears that the seam just came unraveled, but the edge of the seam is frayed. Also, does...
Forum: Provisioning 08-06-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 5,475
Posted By tagster
I didn't think of those things, and surgar, etc...

I didn't think of those things, and surgar, etc because I live aboard and so they are already on my boat :-) Already have two large bottles of olive oil and more vegitable oil than I eat in months...
Forum: Provisioning 08-06-2007
Replies: 32
Views: 5,475
Posted By tagster
16 days

Trying to provision my vessel for 16 days. Planning on bringing the following:

1 lb coffee
1 lb ground beef
2 lbs beef steak
1 lb bacon
1 lb ground seasoned sausage

1 package of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 4,045
Posted By tagster
BoatUS still sells insurance though, or is that a...

BoatUS still sells insurance though, or is that a different BoatUS?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-04-2007
Replies: 27
Views: 2,254
Posted By tagster
labatt, you forgot the keel/leaderboard. He'll...

labatt, you forgot the keel/leaderboard. He'll probably want one of those if he's doing anything other than sailing windward.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,891
Posted By tagster
what if it runs to the royal mast? Mine are...

what if it runs to the royal mast?

Mine are single spar, the top mast is represented by white paint, so I guess that'd make it a freshwater stay. Is it supposed to have tension?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,891
Posted By tagster
yeah that one, it's slack. Any idea how much...

yeah that one, it's slack. Any idea how much tension if any it should have, generally?
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-02-2007
Replies: 29
Views: 2,345
Posted By tagster
Keep worrying about it, the nervousness is good...

Keep worrying about it, the nervousness is good for keeping you from sleeping too heavily. ;-) I like to wake up once or twice in the middle of the night and check on things when at anchor. At the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,891
Posted By tagster
All of that being said, putting 6 hundred pounds...

All of that being said, putting 6 hundred pounds of tension on my main fore stay (the one that runs from the main mast, to the fore mast) causes my mast to bow...I have read that I should tension...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,891
Posted By tagster
I actually like the look of the galvanized cable....

I actually like the look of the galvanized cable. The black stays have a rustic, more traditional look which is fitting for my schooner rig. The one thing that bothered me when I was looking at...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 08-02-2007
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By tagster
Securing the Rode

I'm not quite sure what not you all tie in your rode, or if you tie one at all. But not having a working end makes your knot selection quite limited, so I've devised what seems to me to work very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-02-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,891
Posted By tagster
Thanks Camaraderie....Wow that site says the...

Thanks Camaraderie....Wow that site says the galvanized cable is stronger.

Anyway to answer the questions my rig is 1970, glass hull. She seems to have a timber substructure. 1970 is "older". ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-01-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,891
Posted By tagster
Stainless vs. Galvenized Cable Strengths

I'm tuning my rigging, but I couldn't find a gauge for galvanized steel, only one for stainless. Can anyone tell me what the ratio of tension, breaking strength, etc difference is between stainless...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 07-26-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 3,850
Posted By tagster
Cool Looks like I'm leaving the 6th of August. I...

Looks like I'm leaving the 6th of August. I expect to take around around 12 days over all, but who knows how fast I'll be this time of year. I'll be doing whatever I can to get there before the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-18-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 1,258
Posted By tagster
The cables are black coated something or other,...

The cables are black coated something or other, which looks to be copper but I'm really not sure. Definitely not stainless steel, and definitely look nothing like the ones I see on any other vessels.
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