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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-21-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By macwester26
Re: Emergency Hole Patching Material

Denzo tape and a life jacket for larger holes.Pull the life jacket cord fills the hole.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-17-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,950
Posted By macwester26
Re: How much does a Coast Guard rescue cost?

And whom pays the recovery of the vessel ...Or is it not recoverd and just abandoned ..?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2013
Replies: 1,412
Views: 507,889
Posted By macwester26
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Good for you .
This is something I do quite a bit and intend to make a full set of coloured sails next year.

When the odd sized sail appears on eBay if it is cheap enough i will buy it there...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By macwester26
Re: Sinking Sailboat

Saving on the mooring fees per foot ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By macwester26
Re: Genoa 150

Many many thabks for all your help....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-10-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By macwester26
Genoa 150

Hi Everybody I am hoping someone will be able to help me here.
I would like to know if possible what size the foot would be ( approx ) for a Genoa sail called a 150 for a 26 foot yacht.

I can...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   10-08-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By macwester26
Re: battery twist switch accident

Just found that out myself so have done away the the solenoid and gone back to the pull cable type . I was thinking if I had a solenoid fault and yes I have been told it could happen There would be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-04-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By macwester26
Re: No Return line on Tank

Or you can return the pipe back to the incomming side of the fuel filter..
Forum: Diesel   09-30-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,425
Posted By macwester26
Re: Homemade exhaust riser outcome....

What a great job I love all the diy stuff.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-30-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By macwester26
Life jacket marking.

Life Jackets and the RNLI.

Just replaced two of the life jackets we had.. Inside the jackets is a small pvc see through window with a little card. Name ship or what ever.

After talking with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2013
Replies: 57
Views: 12,659
Posted By macwester26
Re: We're getting hosed

I have a Kabota d1005e Diesel engine I can get the spare parts cheapish But I never never mention the words Marine or Boat..
Forum: Atomic 4   09-29-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By macwester26
Re: Painting An Atomic 4?

Moyer may know what it is and the colour.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2013
Replies: 44
Views: 3,475
Posted By macwester26
Re: $95.00 an hour. phew

I just worked out my rate in us Dollers and it is US $80.69 I do anything with grp and cosmetic repairs
From building Kayaks to new cabins and decks.
Thought I was FAIR PRICE ! after all thats...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-29-2013
Replies: 25
Views: 2,055
Posted By macwester26
Re: Is it Dangerous to Sail Underpowered?

The 5 Secrets of Heavy Weather Sailing
Hal Roth

A book that may be of interest to you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-29-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By macwester26
Re: project advice 45' restoration

Wow what a nice project..

Here is the best advice I can give and was given to me many years ago.

You can do a lot more than you think you can. The first yacht we ever bought was just a shell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-12-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 4,326
Posted By macwester26
Re: Fiberglass ..classic??

The short answer is YES...
Here is mine near on finished now.
1964 to 1967

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-06-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By macwester26
Re: How do I get a boat off a trailer?

You could always try lifting the front of the trailer until the boat starts to slide off the back then pull the trailer forwards until you get to the bow then place a tyre under the bow and lift the...
Forum: Diesel   08-31-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 4,958
Posted By macwester26
Re: Which? Kubota or Yanmar ?

I am in the throws of fitting a Kubota D1005 e
Parts are not as expensive as Yanmar the reason being Kabota does not have the words BOAT or Marine both before or after the word Kabota..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-31-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 4,800
Posted By macwester26
Re: What's the most absurd seller statement you've heard

it was working well the last time I used it.
After about 50 of the same answers we decided not to bother with it.
But knew the person that bought it. and sure enough I guess it all worked the last...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-07-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By macwester26
Re: Best kit/ clothes for dinghy sailing

Try eBay for a surface water drysuit....
plenty of room in them even over clothes in the winter time.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,108
Posted By macwester26
Re: My HDPE Rudder...

A great job done.. I just love it when I see the diy projects.
Well done
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-01-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By macwester26
Re: Stupid solar question

I have a large 85 watt solar panel I was told that i should use a 15 or 20 amp controller.

The cheapest i found was 15.00 GB Pounds from eBay...

Fitted into a lift up hatch It does keep both...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-01-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By macwester26
Re: Strong Hatch required

or Make your own out of grp.

Like these PAGE 13 (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-30-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By macwester26
Re: oops

Well I guess he or She got under the bridge.

Maybe they wanted a new mast anyway.. Who Knows....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-28-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By macwester26
Re: What I really Do...

Nothing wrong with that as work.
There is a certain skill required when applying epoxy coatings the better the application the smoother the bottom paint will be.. Especially if you have to apply 6...
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