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Forum: Islander   09-25-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 5,353
Posted By joub
I always thought that the hull id # contained the...

I always thought that the hull id # contained the manufacturer's ID. The Coast Guard should have some kind of a registry.

Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-20-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 19,337
Posted By joub
experience...teak and holy sole

I refinished my teak sole with polyurathane and was pleasantly surprised to find that it didn't get slippery when wet! If I had it to do over again I would use spar varnish to "build" the thickness...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-06-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,885
Posted By joub
1975 Cal 34 Cabin Window Replacement

Contact Mark Plastics, 369E. Harrison St.,Corona CA 92897 (951)735-7705.

They manufacture plastic windows for most fiberglass boats originally built in Southern California. Ask for Mark Heacox....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 2,408
Posted By joub
SOSpenders, Mustang or ???

I''ve used my SOS automatic vest/harness for at least 10 years. It''s so easy to wear that I often forget I still have it on when I''m on the dock hosing off the boat after an afternoon sail.

I''d...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-19-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 2,087
Posted By joub
Lewmar opening ports

Am not familiar with the Lewmar port, but most ports have adjustments to compensate for gasket compression etc. that might lead to leaks.
Look for some way to tighten the hinges at the top of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,984
Posted By joub
Attaching coax to insulated backstay

Sorry, you never know who you are addressing on some of these questions!

Your concern re the corrosion/lossy connection is valid. I am unaware of any special connectors for the job. The only thing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,705
Posted By joub
replacing ports

Your ports sound typical of many plastic ports installed by the OEM in fiberglass boats. One company I am familiar with here in Southern California, Mark Plastics, has the patterns for many boats...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-10-2004
Replies: 5
Views: 1,984
Posted By joub
Attaching coax to insulated backstay

Using a coax to feed an insulated backstay antenna is not really a very practical idea. It can be done, but the length of the backstay antenna must be a 1/4 wavelength or an odd multiple 1/4...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-05-2004
Replies: 16
Views: 3,729
Posted By joub
Bosuns chair

My ATN clone uses a braided climbing rope also purchased from the climbing supply.
I attach the top end to the halyard and the base to a ring fitting near the base of the mast. I can make the...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-01-2004
Replies: 16
Views: 3,729
Posted By joub
Bosuns chair

I don''t have any hair raising tales to tell, but my experience with the bosuns chair and the ATN type climber, leave no doubt that the climber is the ONLY way to go aloft. (my english teacher would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By joub
Headstay Connection

From your description, it sounds as though you are missing a turnbuckle. If the shrouds/backstay are the same wire size, then the missing turnbuckle is probably the same size/manufacturer turnbuckle...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-11-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1,181
Posted By joub
ATN Bosun''''s Chair

I made a copy of the top climber utilizing my bosn''s chair and some ascenders purchased from a mountain climbing supplier.
It works very well. You can get above the mast when necessary. I use my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-09-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,238
Posted By joub
tranducer installation

I may have to retract some of the previous information. It has occurred to me that your unit may need the load of the 50Khz transducer if the unit automatically switches back and forth from 200 to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 3,740
Posted By joub
Sails and UV protection

You can also use a UV protected dacron fabric in lieu of the sunbrella to protect your furled sail. Pros are it is a 5oz fabric as opposed to 9.5 oz for the sunbrella. (your sails are lighter for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,238
Posted By joub
tranducer installation

You can purchase 200Khz in-hull transducers that are designed to allow compensation for mounting on a slant. In-hull mounting does require mounting on a non cored area of the hull (i.e. solid glass)...
Forum: Learning to Sail   03-31-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 6,580
Posted By joub
what''''s up with sail twist?

Very nice explaination Randolph! You covered a very complex subject in a very understandable manner. You should be a teacher!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 1,889
Posted By joub
Pro Furling System CC 37

I replaced a furling system similiar to the old one you describe with a ProFurl LC32. The links that came with it placed it about one half the height of the pulpit which is just right for me.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-17-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 2,142
Posted By joub
Sealing Windows

The bolt holes should be slightly larger in diameter than the bolts to allow for expansion/contaction and frame working. If the holes are too tight the windows are prone to cracking.

Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-08-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 4,943
Posted By joub
Engine Insulation

The West Marine 2003 Catalog has "Noise Barrier Material" on page 327. I installed this material on my boat several years ago. It has done a great job of quieting down my Perkins 4-108!

Fairwinds,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-29-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 4,801
Posted By joub
Barient Winches

Check out http://www.arco-winches.com/ for parts.
Check out this Ericson web page. Go to "specs and docs" for exploded view of several Barient Winches. They are pretty much the same in a given size...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-22-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,226
Posted By joub
Dezincification

Bronze gets a redish pink shade to it when dezincification has occured. I had to replace a prop at one time because of dezincification. It had turned to a definite shade of redish pink.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-19-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,354
Posted By joub
Tender marking requirements

Can someone help me with the marking requirements for a documented vessel''s tender in the State of California?

TIA

Jim
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-12-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 2,178
Posted By joub
Ultra-leather/suede

>>Make sure you get a fabric designated for marine use as the others simply wont hold up.<<

This is true for fabrics that are exposed to the elements, however cabin interior fabrics can be of any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 2,178
Posted By joub
Ultra-leather/suede

Am currently re-doing my cabin upholstery. After looking around quite a bit I found this web page that has a good selection of fabrics at good prices. http://www.bestchoicefabric.com/

I bought...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-06-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 11,347
Posted By joub
Cetol Vs Honey Teak

Another option that will give you that "8 coats of varnish" look and only require annual refinishing IS varnish. I keep all my brightwork covered with sunbrella except when using the boat. My regular...
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