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Search: Posts Made By: Boondoggle30
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-23-2010
Replies: 0
Views: 453
Posted By Boondoggle30
Cauking question

We have a aura Columbia 8.7 1984. Apparently they are prone to leaks along the seam where the deck and hull meet. The problem is well know I guess and caused due to insufficient cauking at the joint....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-27-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Boondoggle30
Wow. Thank you for all the suggestions. Sadly I...

Wow. Thank you for all the suggestions. Sadly I have "avoided" using our boat until I sorted this issue out as I was afraid I was going to do some permanent damage in the thousands. I am still going...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-27-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Boondoggle30
Understand?.

Knots,

So if I understand you correctly, you suggest disconnect at helm end and move shifter to see if it binds? I replaced the "barrel connector" at the engine where the cable connects to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-26-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By Boondoggle30
Clutch slip?

Not sure if this is in fact the correct term or what is really happening, however, here's what is happening. When I move my gear selector there is no definate position or "click" for reverse, neutral...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-04-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By Boondoggle30
Brighten my brights

Our teak needs TLC. It previously was finished with some sort of clear coat. The finish has since begun to peel off and needs to be redone. An adjacent slip just sanded his down and reapplied. Ours...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By Boondoggle30
Where does one "normally" purchase these types of...

Where does one "normally" purchase these types of exotic woods? I assume Lowes and Home Depot will be a little short on them...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By Boondoggle30
Brian, That would make sense - the...

Brian,
That would make sense - the teak/plywood combo. My marine wood knowledge is zero and I was not aware that teak skinned plywood was out there. When I removed the piece that boxed out the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By Boondoggle30
What wood

I have never done wood work on a boat. I am starting with one easy project followed by a second slightly more involved one. Depending on how these go I need to tackle a third. Ultimatley my question...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 03-01-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By Boondoggle30
I readagood article in Good Old Boat mag which...

I readagood article in Good Old Boat mag which highlighted ventalation. I will be adding a solar vent on the head and galley this spring. Are they hardto install? I'm handy but cuttng into cabin...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-26-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By Boondoggle30
More good reading Thanks. Bl - exactly what...

More good reading Thanks.

Bl - exactly what we are thinking. Strip contents down so we actually know where the heck everything is and put it where WE want it rather than previous owners.
The...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-26-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By Boondoggle30
Excellent advise from all. We actually can afford...

Excellent advise from all. We actually can afford to "assgn space" and the ten yr old already agrees - seniority has privelages. The snacks is another common theme I have heard - again keeping it...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-26-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 2,267
Posted By Boondoggle30
Your best comfort advise

We are a new sailing family with a very broad question. With only one year under our belt, I am looking for your best advise on how to keep the family comfortable. In both sailing and life I have...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 08-25-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Boondoggle30
On the Bay as well

Gramp, we sail the Bay as well. We have a slip in Stillwater Basin. This is our first real year of sailing and the Bay is a nice sandbox to get started in I guess.
See you out there... I'll be...
Forum: Living Aboard 06-25-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By Boondoggle30
Hang my Hammock

In the past I have seen hammocks hung using two halyards... now I have furling on the jib, only have the spinnaker halyard free. Any suggestions on how to hang the free end on/near the jib?? A...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-22-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
Posted By Boondoggle30
Charger issue

Thank you much. At the time I did this, I had the selector set to BOTH for all batteries - not sure if that is better or worse!

Anyway, I will either track down a volt meter or buy one. I am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By Boondoggle30
Soccer netting?

PDQ - you mention using soccer netting on life lines. We have little ones on board, and contrary to the racing types we want safety netting along our life lines to keep wee ones aboard.

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 953
Posted By Boondoggle30
on the Hammock 'thread'

I have only seen one method of securing a hammock on deck - one end to a halyard and the second to the jib halyard and raise both ends. Bad description, but you get the idea.

My jib is furled......
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
Posted By Boondoggle30
Killed my charging system??

So I'm still learning... haven't run into anything but stupidity and experience are tough teachers.

Today was my first 'solo' without anyone along who knows what the %#$% sailing is about (only 2...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-07-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,165
Posted By Boondoggle30
And it continues

Here we go again. I cleaned/dried the engine compartment, the bottom of the engine and the bildge - couldn't find any 'obvious' signs of leakage (that's good...). So, I filled the engine (which...
Forum: Provisioning 04-24-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 19,828
Posted By Boondoggle30
Magma makes the Sea-BQ correct?? We just...

Magma makes the Sea-BQ correct?? We just replaced our Force 10 with the "move over cause the grill is huge" Sea BQ... go big... or eat in shifts. I went big.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,165
Posted By Boondoggle30
The syphon saga...

Thanks so much for all the replies. You put a new sailor's mind at ease.

It is a mystery... but I am happy to hear that the consensus is that the engine is not damaged (we hope) and that I will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-04-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,165
Posted By Boondoggle30
Coolant in bilge

I'm a new boat owner and trying to solve this lovely problem my boat has presented me with. It has a Yanmar 2GMF and was winterized 'properly' as best I can tell (someone who knows more than I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2009
Replies: 242
Views: 127,476
Posted By Boondoggle30
Awlgrip versus Painted boats

Good read. Question though, if my boat is PAINTED with Awlgrip and not gelcoat'ed... do I need to wash/wax/buff or does she just need a good cleaning/scrubbing annually??

I know I need to take...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-20-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 2,248
Posted By Boondoggle30
Total Newbie - For my sons

I am the super newbie here. I have NEVER been around boats, let alone sailboats, and I have absolutely NO BACKGROUND on the water. Further, I used to be in the Army and made FUN of the Navy......
Forum: SailNet FAQ 03-13-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 723
Posted By Boondoggle30
RSS subscription

Is there an RSS page from sailnet.com? If so, how do I subscribe to it? I have RSS through my email... but I don't know much beyond that.
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