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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-01-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 2,694
Posted By geste
PFDs

I am increasingly convinced that having "legal" PFDs avaliable in case of emergency is a joke. Soooo, I am moving toward having enough auto-inflating PFDs on board so that any crew can wear them at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,113
Posted By geste
UHMW for structural pieces

While I have used UHMW for several shims/pads with great success, I did wonder about rigidity and compression characteristics for some applications. For instance, I daydreamed about the idea of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,246
Posted By geste
Non-skid vinyl

I was going to look at Home Depot, but then I got a look at a sample of this stuff:

Marine Vinyl Flooring 72"...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2007
Replies: 7
Views: 1,435
Posted By geste
R33 leaking mast step

My R33 originally had several cables (steaming, masthead, spreader lights and antenna coax) penetrating the mast step fitting. No matter how much caulk, it leaked. Seven or eight years ago I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 5,178
Posted By geste
Ssb

I have a Yaesu FT-857D and it is quite a package, but the menuing system and interface are a bit complex. Also, while it will do SSB, it isn't type certified, I don't think, for marine SSB.

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,113
Posted By geste
Uhmw

Thanks for your replies. I am fairly motivated to look at using more UHMW as it seems like I am getting lazier and lazier, and UHMW cleans up real well. Standing around with a pressure washer is my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2007
Replies: 15
Views: 5,178
Posted By geste
SSB rigs

I am going to guess you mean SGC and the 2000:

SG-2000 PowerTalk ADSP2 Transceiver (http://www.sgcworld.com/2000ProductPage.html)

Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-03-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,246
Posted By geste
Vinyl...DriDeck

Thanks the many replies.

I use DriDeck under the foam mattress in my V-Berth (to create an airspace since water tank is just below and can have a condensation problem.)

The cabin sole is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 2,246
Posted By geste
Woodgrain vinyl for cabine sole?

My 1970 Ranger 33 has a simulated woodgrain vinyl covering the sole. It is now really ratty. I don't immediately find anything like it (it is fairly thin and fabric-backed).

If I can't find...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 2,113
Posted By geste
UHMW as winch pad...other applications?

I have a teak winch pad that is pretty beat. I started to wonder: how about replacing it with white UHMW?

I have made a couple of small custom pieces for the boat out of UHMW, but none in a deck...
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