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Search: Posts Made By: downeast450
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By downeast450
Re: Father and son sailing

Consider something like the Marshal Marine Sandpiper, cat boat. 15' long with a hinged mast and a huge sail. A floating patio! Room for 4 adults and lunch. Very safe and fun. Fast, too with the...
Forum: Atomic 4 01-19-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,651
Posted By downeast450
Re: FWC kit for Atomic 4, a good idea?

When I re powered with an exchange from Moyer 5 years ago I included the fw cooling option from Indeglo. I am glad I have it. Installation took some "cleverness". I run a little cool here along...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,422
Posted By downeast450
Re: Lets Talk Radar Mounts.

Simple enough to build a pole mount. I followed Rik Hall's example here on Sailnet and with scrounged aluminum plate it cost me the welder's time. Under $100.00. Works fine. Is high enough for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 8,088
Posted By downeast450
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

Agreed Marty,

If and when we go to a larger boat the newer designs will be our direction. The argument for performance, even for non racers, is hard to ignore.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 8,088
Posted By downeast450
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

Next to the female form, canoes, double enders are the most appealing shape I know of.

I have a "collection" of canoes. A wide variety for a variety of uses. Amazing craft! Capable,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,384
Posted By downeast450
Re: Teak project started

Ah! Varnish! One of my favorite topics! I do love a beautiful varnish job. I used to teach varnishing at Woodenboat magazine's school and for the State of Maine's Wooden Boat Building School. I...
Forum: Gear and Maintenance Articles 01-19-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 29,740
Posted By downeast450
Re: Safety Equipment for Offshore Sailing

MarkofSeaLife;1321258]AED? Something for Erectile Dysfunction?

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 2,165
Posted By downeast450
Stowing drop boards?

Anyone have a good solution for storage of and access to their drop boards?

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 2,083
Posted By downeast450
Have a workbench?

Having an "indoor" work bench would be nice. Perhaps a fold or stow away surface that is sturdy and could support a small vise. Strong enough and well enough supported to "pound on". I'm working...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-10-2013
Replies: 74
Views: 10,784
Posted By downeast450
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-06-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 9,360
Posted By downeast450
Re: Solo Mast Stepping System


Yup! That is what I am up to for my I-28. It looks simple enough. I have the tabernacle scale mockup ready to take to the fabricator. The boat is stored adjacent to the fabricator's and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 89
Views: 12,511
Posted By downeast450
Re: What do you have on your cabin sole?

TD's marine plywood sole is painted with flattened white two part epoxy paint. We use rubber backed throw runners on that. Easy to roll up for bilge access and cleaning. Inexpensive and easily...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-02-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 9,360
Posted By downeast450
Re: Solo Mast Stepping System

I wish I could find the owner's manual that came with my Rhodes 22. It says, "After attaching the lowers and the back stay, using both hands heave the mast up with all your force." I did it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-01-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 9,360
Posted By downeast450
Re: Solo Mast Stepping System

Ed and Ellen Zacko have the answer. I purchased their DVD, "Raise Your Mast ...Yourself" and am in the process of adapting it to our Islander 28.

An informative DVD about how to raise a deck...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-18-2013
Replies: 81
Views: 10,938
Posted By downeast450
Re: Aren't boats too easy to steal?

That is a question I consider from time to time. Our Marshall Catboat is moored in a "vulnerable" location. It is not a busy place and there are not lots of eyes around. Perhaps that is a plus?? ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2013
Replies: 2,995
Views: 377,351
Posted By downeast450
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Thanks Smack!

An insightful piece. Valuable for lots of reasons.

Fair winds to you and your young men. Hope our courses cross.

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-03-2013
Replies: 38
Views: 3,693
Posted By downeast450
Re: "You make your money buying the boat, not selling it."

I like to think about the money I pay for a boat as "parked" not spent. I am, or was, a marine surveyor. I have owned boats for the past 50 years. I never purchased one to "make money" on one. I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 06-29-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By downeast450
Re: dangerous seas & barbarous coasts

CalebD is right on with his advice regarding Butyl tape. I have used everything over the past 40 years from 2 parts to 5200 t0 4200 and , don't repeat this, (silicon). Butyl tape is the stuff I use...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-27-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By downeast450
Re: New to Sailing


Welcome and thanks for your service! Hopefully you ended up with a little cash after all those years. One thing to consider as you look for a boat. Get some help from a reputable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-22-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,149
Posted By downeast450
Re: Lowering a hank on jib

That was my problem, too. That is what prompted me to try a downhaul. It fixed the problem. It is quite tidy and comfortable now. With the jib halyard in the cockpit. I simply round up, drop...
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