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Search: Posts Made By: radly53
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,359
Posted By radly53
Re: Kiwigrip

I redid my nonskid 5 years ago with Kiwigrip (light gray) on my 1977 Bristol 29.9, I'm very happy with the product. It was easy to use and has held up realy great. I've used other nonskid paints, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 2,588
Posted By radly53
Re: Where would you go?

I'm planning sailing around Maine, this summer and then down to the USVI by the end of November and the winter in the Caribbean islands. I have a little work to do and a few up grades on my boat,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-11-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,611
Posted By radly53
Re: Biggest boat docked under sail

A 74 foot gaff rig steel sloop. The boat dose not have an engine, we would use a yall boat most of the time but with a crew of 3 we would dock under sail. It was not uncommon to dock under sail its a...
Forum: Bristol 02-16-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,428
Posted By radly53
Re: Bristol 29.9 Mast Boot

I use silicone caulking, once the mast is stepped I just caulk it and its good to go.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-08-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By radly53
Re: Need a boat to cruise the coast of Maine

I have owned a Bristol 29.9 for the past 7 years in Casco Bay. It's been a great boat, I lover her. But I wanted to point one of short comings.

The 15hp yanmar is small and under powered for the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-04-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 6,279
Posted By radly53
I used KG on my boat 2 years ago and I'm very...

I used KG on my boat 2 years ago and I'm very happy with it. It still looks very good. Its very grippy and dose not ripe up your skin. I found is simple to apply and it's water base.
I would use it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By radly53
I also recomend Tony Theriault, he did a great...

I also recomend Tony Theriault, he did a great job for me.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-14-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 3,595
Posted By radly53
Mahogany for Cockpit Grate?

I was thinking about building a cockpit grate out of mahogany. If I us the mahogany will it be a waist of time?
I know that teak would be preferred but I have some very nice mahogany left over...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-18-2010
Replies: 180
Views: 50,093
Posted By radly53
I have a wood stove that came with my boat,...

I have a wood stove that came with my boat, nothing beter than a wood fire on a cold rainy day at anker. Wood buring has many down sides; its messy, storeage is a pain, keeping an even temp means...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-01-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,831
Posted By radly53
I made one but, it was for a 74' steel gaff...

I made one but, it was for a 74' steel gaff rigged sloop. It worked OK for a few years than we put a keel on her. I sure you could just weld one up, pore some lead and three you go. no big deal maybe...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-23-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,284
Posted By radly53
We love are isotherm, it will keep chicken frozen...

We love are isotherm, it will keep chicken frozen for weeks if it's up against the cold plate. My box has 4 to 6 in of fome and a tight seal on the lid. My isotherm uses a heat exchanger through the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-23-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,225
Posted By radly53
I made a setup years ago, for a jackrussel. I cut...

I made a setup years ago, for a jackrussel. I cut a door mat so it would fit in a plastic bin. The bin was about 3" deep with handles. I tied the bin to the lid of the aft lazzeret. I also put two...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-18-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By radly53
I had luck using a electricans fish, on a mast...

I had luck using a electricans fish, on a mast with internal lines. The fish is a thin metal ridged wire on a reel. You can get one at hardware store. Run it through the boom and tape the end of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By radly53
I used a brass brush, because I felt the ss brush...

I used a brass brush, because I felt the ss brush would be to harsh. The ss brush might scrach the prop and make it worse.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-26-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By radly53
I ll second the vote for Garhauer blocks. I...

I ll second the vote for Garhauer blocks. I replaced some last year and Ive been so happy with them I ordered 12 more this year. They arived 3 days after I placed the order.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2008
Replies: 155
Views: 14,630
Posted By radly53
http://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=2732042...

http://www2.snapfish.com/slideshow/AlbumID=273204200/PictureID=6394241762/a=114849270_114849270/t_=114849270

Stephen
Bristol 29.9
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-04-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,457
Posted By radly53
Steve my vote would be for the Bristol 29.9. She...

Steve my vote would be for the Bristol 29.9. She is easy to single hand, lots of room and storage down below, well built, modified keel with skeg hung rudder dose not snag lobster pots. She can very...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-16-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1,769
Posted By radly53
Here is the link, just click on broadcast to see...

Here is the link, just click on broadcast to see when it is airing in your area Independent Lens . Program Guide | PBS (http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/guide.html)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 6,562
Posted By radly53
I have a hard thru ball system setup with lots of...

I have a hard thru ball system setup with lots of flots on the pennants. it works well and this the second year with it. But the big problem is when its calm or the wind and tide is opposed the ball...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-08-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 5,689
Posted By radly53
I went to a local plastic shop and picked up...

I went to a local plastic shop and picked up enough 1/4" 3/8" smoked acrylic to repace 8 portlights for $25. The killer was the 3 tubes of sicoflex. If you can do the cutting yourself the project can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 2,584
Posted By radly53
I just go over the side and scrub it with a toth...

I just go over the side and scrub it with a toth brush. Its faster and than there is no problem with water coming in.

If the paddle wheal is damaged you can get a replacement.


Sea Fever...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By radly53
You have a nother good point. After all it is...

You have a nother good point. After all it is less than a boat "Chit" and the job will be dune right.

"Chit" = $100
So a shaft , coupling , cb = 4 chits

I love it and thats what its all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By radly53
Sabreman Thanks that what I thought, with the...

Sabreman Thanks that what I thought, with the scoring and .02 of reduction in thickness at the stuffing box and CB.
But why do I need a new tranny coupler. the old one still looks like its OK.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By radly53
I am surprised with all of the wisdom out here on...

I am surprised with all of the wisdom out here on Sailnet that no one has an answer to my questions.

S/V Sea Fever
Bristol 29.9 #49
Standish, ME
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-22-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By radly53
Do I need a New Shaft?

Do I need a New Shaft?

I pull the shaft to change the cutlass bearing. The shaft is a 1" bronze, but it has some scoring and has worn down were it passes through the CB and stuffing box. Its...
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