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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By overbored
Re: Solid wood rudder, Care and Feeding?

the water based stuff is crap, does not last . use a good oil based spar varnish or two part polyurethane not one part. to me Cetol always look like it still needs to be varnished
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By overbored
Re: Ideas for interior bulkhead coatings?

the problem is that Valspar bought Zolatone and the sales people don't even know what it is. it was made to be sprayed on unfinished fiberglass with out the use of primer. for years many boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By overbored
Re: Ideas for interior bulkhead coatings?

A product that has been used by many boat builders to cover the unfinished fiberglass weave is Zolatone now owned by Valspar. it will add a textured and molted finish which hides the exposed fiber...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By overbored
Re: Best way to attach 14 gauge wire to a battery terminal?

if they are saying to use 14 ga wire on the main battery then why does the instruction say to use 18 Ga on the second battery?
the 18Ga wire is not connected direct to the battery. As per ABYC you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By overbored
Re: Best way to attach 14 gauge wire to a battery terminal?

BTW the 14 gauge is a misprint. the terminal on the smart gauge is not big enough for the 14 gauge wire. I contacted Balmar and was told that 18 gauge is plenty big. they said it would work with a 28...
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,378
Posted By overbored
Re: Staysails as original equipment?

check out the sailplan page it shows the sailplan for both
http://web.pdx.edu/~stipakb/PacificSeacraft34-MarketingLit.pdf
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,378
Posted By overbored
Re: Staysails as original equipment?

the original brochure shows that the Crealock 34 was available in both the cutter and sloop rig the mast was in the same location. the 31 is a sloop but having the rig in the same location as the 34...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By overbored
Re: Rubber Flaps over Rudder

never heard of a first 38s just the first 38, what does the s mean. the latter model is the 38s5. the skeg on the 38 is very small as I recall maybe 8" high. doubt the rubber flap is for water flow...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By overbored
Re: Advice needed on the state of these seacocks/throughulls

Don't know about the valve material but the thru hull fitting and valve look to be original type used by Beneteau. in the first pic the clamp still has the original Beneteau red end cover on the...
Forum: Beneteau   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By overbored
Re: Beneteau First 38 - No Boom Vang?

seemed like everything was an option. the first series is the performance series but everything performance back then was an option. the check stays were also an option. did not buy one as they...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By overbored
Re: Any info for faster sailboats?

I was going to buy new POGO 30 but i was to long a wait. decided the 12.5 was just to big to single hand for me. though not as fast I do love the First 30. and I did not have to get a wider slip....
Forum: Introduce Yourself   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By overbored
Re: Any info for faster sailboats?

Where are you located it makes a big difference as to whats available unless you are going ship it to your location.
if it there was a POGO available in the US I would have already bought it.
Forum: Beneteau   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By overbored
Re: Beneteau First 38 - No Boom Vang?

but it was not, it was an option in 1985 when we looked at buying a new 38. many boats in the 80s did not come with a vang.
Forum: Beneteau   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By overbored
Re: Beneteau First 38 - No Boom Vang?

both Rigid boom support and vang would have been an option
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By overbored
Re: New Rig Tension tool

I looked at the rig sense but it only handles up to 5mm wire. good for smaller OD boats
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By overbored
Re: Steel boat issues

most likely it is a leak if it was condensation the whole deck would be effected. steel and ss condense at the same rate. if you want to test for a leak use toilet bowl wax, lot easier to clean up....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-02-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By overbored
Re: Top down furling.

as in drum you mean the sheave that turns the torque rope? most are a sheave that is drilled through so as to create teeth on the inside of the sheave and one of the best rope I have found to use for...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   12-31-2015
Replies: 368
Views: 27,940
Posted By overbored
Re: Bob Perry's Carbon Cutters

Wow, an anchor that claims to work better then all the other brands, Who Knew?
Every one knows the shiniest anchors work the best.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-20-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,314
Posted By overbored
Re: A few legitimate sailboat questions...

if this was the case then explain why does a winch need a drum and not only the self tailer
the number of turns has a big effect on the force required that is why you need a drum with 4 turns of the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-20-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,314
Posted By overbored
Re: A few legitimate sailboat questions...

Hi Effit. you should be putting 3 to 4 wraps on the winch drum so the drum can do the work for you. you know that the winch has two speed ranges because the handle winds it in going either direction....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-19-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By overbored
Re: Spinlock XT clutch problem

looks like you too are experiencing the mickey mouse spring that is designed so well that it self destructs. no the lanyards are not in the way they are only about 3 " long when you release the...
Forum: Diesel   12-16-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By overbored
Re: Yanmar 3gmd or 3gm30 Exhaust Manifold

the problem I see is the old exhaust elbow flange will not cover the water passage section of the flange and will not give you pressure on the gasket in that end of the flange. i was told that the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By overbored
Re: Silva Sweden Clionometer doubts

Defender.com Search Results: inclinometer (http://search.defender.com/?expression=iclinometer&x=0&y=0)
http://www.westmarine.com/buy/rieker-instruments--clinometers--P002_067_002_503
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By overbored
Re: Silva Sweden Clionometer doubts

the top scale is the first 5 degrees and the lower scale is from 5 degrees to 35 degrees in 5 degree increments
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-14-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By overbored
Re: Spinlock XT clutch problem

They don't really hold on any brand of high tech line. ask any racer and most will tell you that they tried everything they could think of and ended up either using two clutches on one line or on the...
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