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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-09-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By Gramps
Re: What Size Dock Lines do I Need ?

I have 4 ea 1/2" lines 3 strand, 2 bow, 2 stern... never a problem. Even in hurricanes. 27' 6400#. Reasonably protected slip except from the north.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-27-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 1,436
Posted By Gramps
Re: What works on aluminum?

To get more of a mirror finish you need to wet sand with some intermediate grits of paper. The 320 leaves fine scratches that are too much to get out with 1500. I would suggest after the 320 move up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-03-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By Gramps
Anchor platform

I am in the process of building a stainless anchor platform for my Bristol 27. After doing serious damage to my beer supply I finally completed the design and began fabrication. The frame work is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 9,747
Posted By Gramps
Re: can I afford to continue sailing

Once again I am no expert. I did some quick research and it appears that it has something to do with deductions for a second home 2nd home so you are probably right about only the interest and such...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-29-2013
Replies: 115
Views: 9,747
Posted By Gramps
Re: can I afford to continue sailing

While I am no expert on the subject you may want to investigate using the boat as a tax deduction. I believe the IRS allows a percentage of the cost of ownership to be deducted provided the boat has...
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-25-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 3,980
Posted By Gramps
Re: I love to learn the hard way!!!

Dang Barq!
How do you save "Harbor Face" running aground in your own mooring field? As a fellow B-27 owner I may need some tips.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By Gramps
Re: That's my story and I'm stickin' to it

When did you first notice it was missing?:laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-20-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 906
Posted By Gramps
Re: Cutting above waterline hole in boat

Getting the hole above the heeled waterline is not necessary. Just be certain that you put a loop in the discharge hose with the top of the loop above the hole and secure the hose. This is the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   09-24-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By Gramps
Re: Live aboard Downtown Norfolk VA

You could try Waterside Marina right in downtown Norfolk but I don't know if they allow live a boards. If not , they could point you to someone close that does.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-19-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 4,380
Posted By Gramps
Re: Hinged Mast Step OR Tabernacle

I have a home made hinged mast step and lowering rig that works quite well single handed for me. Pics of it in action can be seen at Bristol27.com under SV Moxie.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   09-18-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Gramps
New member checking in

Hello all,
My name is Jim (Gramps as I am still celebrating my grand daughter's 1st year). I sail a 1966 Bristol 27, mostly solo, out of the Hampton Roads area. Been lurking for some time now and it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By Gramps
Re: Liquid Penetrant Inspection?

I have used both Sherwin Inc. and Magnaflux brands. Both are industry standards. Unless you have a Black light and dark area use the visible. Both are available in solvent removable and water...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-18-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By Gramps
Re: Liquid Penetrant Inspection?

I have made a career of Non Destructive Testing (40 years and counting). The key to dye penetrant is that the part to be inspected must be clean. This is usually accomplished by solvent cleaning. Any...
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