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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,294
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Ceramic knife review

Mark,

if you ever DO understand that woman, let the rest of us know. You might be on to something.

We bought a couple of ceramic galley knives and love them. Only had them one year so...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,285
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Best way to make fenders easy to use...

We use a plastic hook from a bungee tied to the end . I simply hook it in through a slot in the toe rail from the outside with the hook pointing up. The more weight, the tighter it gets. Haven't...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,413
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Resin stanchions

Dude, material aside, nice job!
Forum: O'Day   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By DonScribner
Re: How far have O'Day 322s made it?

Denise,

Can you fill in your comment a little bit for me? I'm looking at going bigger and it will probably be a 272 or 302.

Hey, is the O'day 30 new to you? I think I just put 2 and 2...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Asym sizing

I'm with Rich. Where do I want to go? That's where the wind is coming from. The fastest current point of sail . . . dirctly to the closest reef, rock or promontory. And all this time I thought it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By DonScribner
Re: If you don't like the weather....

That's an adage up here ( proabably elsewhere as well). If you don't like Maine weather, wait a minute. I've chopped ice in bare feet, shorts and a t-shirt on February 17 and driven through a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Blocks & tracks at cockpit

Bruce,

month or two??? We'll be enjoying your antics for at least a year, maybe two! You should hear some of the stupid stuff I did! Anybody worth his salt will own up and laugh at himself! But...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 815
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Tinted 1/2" Acrylic Companionway Sections

First of all, I just opened the boat so don't judge on cleanliness or maintenance.

That said, my companionway door is three sections of bronze .236 polycarbonate joined with living hinges and 3M...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 815
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Tinted 1/2" Acrylic Companionway Sections

It depends on the size and shape of the companionway. I used .236 polycarbonate. Cutting can be done on a table saw or with a circular saw with guides and a very steady hand. Use a sander on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By DonScribner
Re: I'm dazed by the glaze

Denise,

if you do something like this again, look up my previous posts. 795 should be applied once, tooled and the tape removed immediately. It looks like a perfect gasket and there is very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By DonScribner
Re: I don't think this mast step is correct

If you'll be stepping often then a flat head screw is not the way to go. The screw head will likely strip out often and the way it is being used, unless the screw is really tight, the load will...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
  Hello
Views: 198
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Hello

Andrew,

give the guys your area and you'll probably get some recommendations.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Companionway Steps

I'll be doing the same. Mine have anti-skid tape on the tread of the stair but not the nosing. On several occasions I've hit the nose and gone completely down on my keester, barely missing some...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By DonScribner
Re: straighten furling foil

Like others have said, set it in the sun for a few days. Plastic has memory and wants to return to its original state. Maybe encourage it a little by putting heavy objects in its path and forcing...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-16-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Well, we did it...

I loathe you entirely . . . no offense!
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-15-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By DonScribner
Re: SY JollyDodger on Sailnet

English is my native language yet I depend heavily on spelll chekc.

Welcome to the asylum. Nice pics. Great looking obsession.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-13-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By DonScribner
Re: seeking first sailboat

Thatha,

is the gelcoat the part that is cracked? I mean, is it spider cracks around the stanchion mounts? Usually that's no problem at all, just a little unsightly. Are you new to sailing? If you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-12-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Mainsail Replacement Quotes and 3 Choices

We're just finishing up our mainsail from a kit that we bought at Sailrite.com. Four long weekends and about $600 and you're sailing on a computer designed and cut sail made out of the same dacron...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-11-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By DonScribner
Re: How to remove old instruments

Heat it with a hair dryer also. It won' t get hot enough to damagd anything but it will heat things up.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-08-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,850
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Navigation Lights

We step the mast of our Lancer 25 every time we go out. Far too many times than I want to disclose to mixed company, I failed to unplug my mast wirining and . . . parted it with extreme prejudice. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By DonScribner
Re: sail maint.

If I were to guess (it's easiest when I guess cuz I can seem right to me with absolutely NO facts) I think simply the age of our machine has something to do with. Cast everthing. I'm pretty sure it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-07-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By DonScribner
Re: sail maint.

Chomp,
Gotta disagree with Mark on one point. A beefy sewing machine is a nice-to-have, not a necessity. We are just finishing a sail from a Sailrite kit. Mama's Kenmore (circa 1980) did the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-05-2015
Replies: 52
Views: 2,753
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Splash 2015

Still have a foot of snow in the shadowed parts of my lawn
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-03-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,055
Posted By DonScribner
Re: GS 44 - I43 - KP 44 ... the short list

Mal,

Know nothing, can't comment. But, I'd recommend the one with the shallowest draft.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 995
Posted By DonScribner
Re: Butyl rubber sealant with non-thru bolts?

Have you used this stuff before. I'm sure there are different grades for different applications but the stuff that the PO used to seal our portlights to the cabin just dripped out over a period of...
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