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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   22 Hours Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 975
Posted By mstern
Re: My Marina

I was actually just thinking positive thoughts about my marina. We pay for the season, not by month, and a "no cash, no splash" policy for launching. It's really a full service place, the exact...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   23 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By mstern
Re: Reattaching cabin top hand rails

Some pictures of the installation.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By mstern
Re: Reattaching cabin top hand rails

For those of you who have been waiting anxiously to find out what happened, you can breathe easy now. The rails are back on. After a couple of bad attempts to get together with the yard manager who...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,743
Posted By mstern
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

fiberglass does stress and does lose strength over time. I recall seeing study that quantified what that loss was. I don't recall the specific numbers, but do remember that the results made me...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   5 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,743
Posted By mstern
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

I can't answer 1 any better than has already been described here; I just don't know enough.

I don't understand the distinction you are making between your questions 2 and 3. You can't make a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 1,743
Posted By mstern
Re: Refurbishing CCA boats

If you want to know what types of upgrades/improvements can or should be made to a classic plastic, I highly recommend that you review Tim Lackey's work. Tim's business is all about restoring...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,090
Views: 398,217
Posted By mstern
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Given the context (an ad), I wasn't offended. Now, if a real person posted a video with that kind of language ("Gimme all you got Mother Nature"), I'd hurl. Self-important puffery to be sure. But...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,118
Views: 51,576
Posted By mstern
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Holy smokes, a rudder that big weighs only 44 lbs!? Even without the internal framing and post, that's amazing and really brings home the strength to weight ratio properties of CF. No matter how...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 77
Views: 17,957
Posted By mstern
Re: My Peak Sails Experience

When I bought new sails a few years ago for my humble boat, I had read many horror stories about using internet lofts. Nevertheless, I priced out a new main and 135 genoa from several of them, as...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-18-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,327
Posted By mstern
Re: Bad boat buying experience

One of the very first things they teach you in law school is that a verbal contract is just as binding as a written contract. That being said, its obviously much harder to prove that a contract...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-09-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By mstern
Re: Reattaching cabin top hand rails

If my next (and final) attempt to get the threads right doesn't work, I'm gonna buy or borrow a heat gun and give it a try. I already split one of the rails by trying to force a bolt out (gorilla...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By mstern
Re: Reattaching cabin top hand rails

There was absolutely no evidence of any water intrusion at any of the bolt holes. I was very pleasantly surprised. And if it were just a question of buying new rails, I'd probably do just what you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By mstern
Re: Reattaching cabin top hand rails

Interestng idea. I don't have a heat gun, but that may be a cheaper solution than buying new rails.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-07-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By mstern
Reattaching cabin top hand rails

I removed my handrails from the cabin roof to refinish them. I wanted to remove and replace the bolts too, however, I just can't get the bolts out of the hand rails. In my many attempts to do so, I...
Forum: Apps & Authors   07-01-2015
Replies: 269
Views: 13,908
Posted By mstern
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

Ok, I see under the What to Expect tab that they have ice; where are the juicy details that show your (and I presume, others') input?
Forum: Apps & Authors   07-01-2015
Replies: 269
Views: 13,908
Posted By mstern
Re: Waterway Guide Beats Active Captain

So was the crucial information on either Waterway Guide or Active Captain?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-26-2015
Replies: 41
Views: 3,592
Posted By mstern
Re: Boat Shoes - you're lucky if you're average

Yer speaking my language son. Fat feet sure limit choices. I've been limited to the brown old-style Topsiders in double extra wide. One other option: buy a pair of New Balance indoor basketball...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-26-2015
Replies: 1,118
Views: 51,576
Posted By mstern
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Hey, those guys move fast!
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-22-2015
Replies: 1,118
Views: 51,576
Posted By mstern
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Just catching up on this thread from the weekend; thanks for sharing your work Bob. Btw, my kids bought me your book for Father's Day (how did they know?:wink). The more I read and learn about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-19-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,720
Posted By mstern
Re: Trouble in Rockland, ME

I think we mostly agree. I have no problem with private management of something like the harbor. I'm sure they could be more efficient than the government. But they would be a monopoly themselves,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-19-2015
Replies: 29
Views: 1,720
Posted By mstern
Re: Trouble in Rockland, ME

I'm with Bub on this one. Minne's view of governmental services is IMHO fundamentally flawed. Goverment exists to provide services that the private sector cannot perform (because they won't make...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-11-2015
Replies: 1,118
Views: 51,576
Posted By mstern
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

Your question got me thinking; the last time I played ice hockey (about 15 years ago), my favorited wood stick (Guy Lafleur model) was clearly out of place. I swtiched to my composite (wood/GRP)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-09-2015
Replies: 144
Views: 9,093
Posted By mstern
Re: Blue Water Boat vs. Production Boat Which one will you book passage on?

No, he said he would pick the bigger boat, not that shorter boats aren't blue water capable. Two completely different things.
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   06-08-2015
Replies: 1,118
Views: 51,576
Posted By mstern
Re: Steel vs Fiberglass

You yam what you yam.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By mstern
Furling Line Upgrade - Part II

A few years ago, I started this thread about an improvement I had made to my furling line set up:
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