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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-04-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 10,211
Posted By Deadeye
For the record, I can't think of any application...

For the record, I can't think of any application in a boat where you would use plywood without glassing over it, even if it's just a single unit of 6oz to protect the epoxy barrier from abrasion like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-03-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 10,211
Posted By Deadeye
Respectfully Brian, I think you're forgetting...

Respectfully Brian, I think you're forgetting about about the intent of laminate construction being to provide two skins held at a fixed distance apart to provide MORE panel stiffness than the same...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-03-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 10,211
Posted By Deadeye
Personally I'd stick with marine ply under a deck...

Personally I'd stick with marine ply under a deck stepped mast. Were it my own job, I'd probably run one piece the thickness of the core to replace the balsa with a generous lap, say two or three...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,749
Posted By Deadeye
Leave the stanchion in place until you can't dent...

Leave the stanchion in place until you can't dent the epoxy with your fingernail anymore. The tape will prevent a bond with the steel.

If you want to use masking tape to make a line, there's no...
Forum: Diesel   11-02-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 11,653
Posted By Deadeye
Sorry, I should have mentioned that first time...

Sorry, I should have mentioned that first time around:
Test the tank empty.
Before deciding it's the tank, be sure to check the fittings on top, including the temporary plugs, with soapy water.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 10,211
Posted By Deadeye
I must have read the OP wrong, but it sounded...

I must have read the OP wrong, but it sounded like there's balsa core between the mast step and the compression post ?

Balsa core is awful for compression loading. The only production sailboats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,749
Posted By Deadeye
Quick question for you guys that are having...

Quick question for you guys that are having dissimilar-metals issues with SS and aluminum: are you running the fasteners in dry ?

I've built a bunch of aluminum workboats over the years and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-01-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,749
Posted By Deadeye
Brian and sailingfool are bang on. Mounting...

Brian and sailingfool are bang on.

Mounting the stanchions as you show will trash the gel all around that radius and will let water in eventually, regardless of how well-bedded it is. For a good...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-01-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,669
Posted By Deadeye
I'm curious as to why one would install an HO...

I'm curious as to why one would install an HO alternator then derate it with a 30A regulator. Simple reliability/redundancy ? Wouldn't a second unit be better for that ?

Jorgen, the 'trickle...
Forum: Diesel   10-30-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 11,653
Posted By Deadeye
I've done a bunch of aluminum tanks in the shop,...

I've done a bunch of aluminum tanks in the shop, as we have to certify them before installing 'em. I've got a test rig with a ball valve and a pressure guage plumed into a tee. Then it's just a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-27-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,290
Posted By Deadeye
Wow Ken, I didn't know anyone still used...

Wow Ken, I didn't know anyone still used tubulars. Last time I used 'em, Hinault was still racing. Cool.

As for the firehose idea, what about installing (bedding) a wooden rubrail to the hull and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-26-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,543
Posted By Deadeye
Does the rode lead into the locker through a...

Does the rode lead into the locker through a hawse or is there a fairlead to come down from the deck ?
Sounds like you might need a straighter run onto the gypsy, assuming it's not too small for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-19-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 2,991
Posted By Deadeye
Just a thought...you know the stretchy plastic...

Just a thought...you know the stretchy plastic netting they use to protect machined stuff and produce like melons and apples ?

That must be available in industrial quantities and sizes. You could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-10-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,658
Posted By Deadeye
Xintex makes a pretty good safety system whereby...

Xintex makes a pretty good safety system whereby the solenoid is powered through LPG sensors - any leaks and the solenoid kicks off. I think they can also receive input from a CO monitor, though I've...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By Deadeye
If you haven't figured this one out already, a...

If you haven't figured this one out already, a cold shower is best after a day of grinding glass. It closes up the pores in your skin so the glass dust washes away = no itching at all.

Citrus &...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By Deadeye
I was thinking about that today at work actually....

I was thinking about that today at work actually. I figured you must have meant panel loading rather than point loading - your post just didn't make sense otherwise.

My confidence in your posts...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-04-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By Deadeye
Normally, when you're installing deck hardware...

Normally, when you're installing deck hardware over a core, you grind out the core material around the opening and fill it with bearshit (resin thickened with chopped strand). This takes the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-19-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By Deadeye
On the 'other' side of the genny, are you...

On the 'other' side of the genny, are you planning to install a flame arrestor and a bilge blower ?

Otherwise, the shorepower pigtail might indeed be ticket (esp as a backup) if you can turn off...
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-02-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By Deadeye
Personally, I'd use power posts for that...

Personally, I'd use power posts for that connection.
These are the power posts I use - great stuff:
PowerPost 3/8 inch - PN 2003 - Blue Sea Systems (http://bluesea.com/products/2003)

Just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 17,547
Posted By Deadeye
5200 is great for a glass to glass adhesive, so...

5200 is great for a glass to glass adhesive, so long as you're looking for a permanent bond (same goes for Sikaflex)d. If you want to be able to remove the liner contact cement, silicone caulk, or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-27-2009
Replies: 135
Views: 12,557
Posted By Deadeye
Just curious Dadeo, but since the vents are taped...

Just curious Dadeo, but since the vents are taped over and the heat sink is coated how does your stereo dissipate the heat ?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 5,128
Posted By Deadeye
Glad it went so well. They are a pretty efficient...

Glad it went so well. They are a pretty efficient unit. One thing concerns me a bit though...in the event of an exhaust leak at the burner, will exhaust (and CO) be drawn into the cabin by the bus...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-20-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 8,952
Posted By Deadeye
Marine applications are one of the few instances...

Marine applications are one of the few instances where "negative" and "ground" are not synonymous.

"Negative" deals with the current carried from a battery, genny, etc whereas "ground" refers to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-19-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 5,128
Posted By Deadeye
Like MaineSail said, I'm sorta questioning the...

Like MaineSail said, I'm sorta questioning the compass' location myself.

That said, I've installed a bunch of both the Airtronic and Hydronic Espars. They are a great little heater, that's for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 13,711
Posted By Deadeye
You mentioned thorough cleaning because you...

You mentioned thorough cleaning because you couldn't get the tank out to replace it. Just a thought, but if you can access the top of the tank, you could cut an access opening and use the tank to...
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