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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   23 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By deltaten
Re: Budget, livingaboard, boat size..

true dat
I prferto sailfalso; to the detrimenet of my repair list
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   23 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 638
Posted By deltaten
Re: Budget, livingaboard, boat size..

A; Get the biggest boat you can afford to fix up

B; Get the smallest you can live on

C; Get the cheapest to insure and slip/moor.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By deltaten
Re: water in the wood

$225 buys a LOT of kitty litter !! ;) Same as Flor-Dry. Will also soak up nasty bilge oil/s; but not really use able after that. only wet? dry out and use again! :)
+1 on this ventilation and box...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   1 Week Ago
Replies: 35
Views: 1,157
Posted By deltaten
Re: SV Seeker - 74' DIY sailboat

Seven years in. Folks worldwide stopping in to help. Casts and machines his own feathering props, for criminy's sake!
and ya really think he won't finish and launch?

He's an inspiration...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   1 Week Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 2,491
Posted By deltaten
Re: Damned I hate winter!

Dug out the breezeway and 20-some odd feet to the front of the car. Another 10by20 at 36" and I'll be free !! ;)
Nah! I think I'll wait for Spring .
Winter in the water this year. No calls from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,510
Posted By deltaten
Re: Looking for hard dodger top DIY ideas...

AZEK hdpvc material comes in sheets of common thickness , *is* bendable and can be painted with proper methods. Likely much less expensive than Starboard, too ;) Cut, shaped, sanded just like any...
Forum: Watkins   01-01-2016
Replies: 45
Views: 13,615
Posted By deltaten
Re: Going to look at a Watkins 27.....

Two + months on and the turn ofthe year. Amazing how time gets away!

Spent the days past Labor day aboard; near to seven weeks. Put her up for the Winter in wetb storage not 100 yds from where she...
Forum: Electrical Systems   12-31-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By deltaten
Re: solar panels

anecdotal evidence; but.......
A Bud runs HF rig at camp Takes a 5 w roll-up panel eight hours to fill a set of AA batts in his handheld ! A seperate 15 w panel to recharge his small (30Ah ?) gel...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-31-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By deltaten
Re: downsizing

Same here, Seb !

If it doesn't fit in the seabag or Val-pack; it doesn't "go"; aside from gear annd tools, of course ;)
Sold the house, got rid of 40 years worth of crap and put a bunch in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-30-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 1,213
Posted By deltaten
Re: Are Fake Cannons Lame?

So, year say in' I shouldn't site my mortar on the foredeck sane time as I fly my newly produced "Red Roger" ??
Does wearing the eye patch ameliorate those conditions? ;)
The only "fake" on my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-25-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 910
Posted By deltaten
Re: Organizing tools idea

I'm switching over to soft tool bags; set up as for each type of need. The bags tend to conform to the stowage space, don't mar deck/sole, and usually weigh less than hard containers....
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   12-22-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,673
Posted By deltaten
Re: Careening a 45 foot Ketch

A 45+ ft boat with a ,what?, 6 ft.draft?
N. Chessie and the Susquehanna have normal 3 foot tide range. Don't think careening will work up here:shrugs:
Ya might haft a go further South to get a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-21-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By deltaten
Re: Soft Shackles

I got a few with my new running rigging. So pleased with them that I made. several more from old sta-set core. Use for hanging dock bumpers from the alum.. toe rail. Fwd cleat is too small for winter...
Forum: herSailNet   11-28-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 1,874
Posted By deltaten
Re: Canvas Ideas

I've made several cockpit bags, fitted no-see-um screens for hatches and repaired sails and covers. The biggest project was a boom tent with velcro centerline at stern for topper and back stay. Made...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By deltaten
Re: Glow plugs

my. YE 01 plugs ( nkg) were $29/per from Kubota tractor dealer. ones for another block were larger and only $12.95 .... dammit ! ;) I used the stamped block number and * finally * got the right ones.
Forum: Other Brands   11-13-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By deltaten
Re: New owner of a Parker Dawson 26 Ketch

My ! What a curiously pretty little pocket cruiser! Probably the smallest CC design I've ever seen. :D Visually, quite balanced, too. As a matter of fact; I was wondering just what my W27 would look...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-10-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 804
Posted By deltaten
Re: Tender choice - 8 or ten foot

The WB line; while "salty" looking ,is far from a perfect tender. I know, 'cause I have one. ;) Rows OK; but sails likea sttone
"Money no object"? Well, yer cash might be be better spent on a dink...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-02-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 1,522
Posted By deltaten
Re: Powering Bilge at Mooring Ball/Power Question

look up Interstate batteries. I have a GRP 27 that has a 180 ah rating.IDK the mum offhamd/ but know it,s s real tough piece. Some sort of semi-hybrid FLA
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-01-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 990
Posted By deltaten
Re: $20 million fantasy


Second the beach shack idea, spend a couple grand on what I have, then invest enuff to have a perpetual cruising fund.
Give the rest away to needful sailors .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-30-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By deltaten
Re: Inboard Hull Deck Joint Flange Leak - Tartan 34-2

IMHO, glassing over from inside is a fool's errand. It *may* stop the ingress for a short term; but will leak eventually.
AFA removing nthe screws?? Probably need help to handle the task. Wood-type...
Forum: Watkins   10-24-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By deltaten
Re: Deck core replacement

so Bacchus....
How,d it go?
curious minds wanna know?:
Forum: Watkins   10-21-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 13,615
Posted By deltaten
Re: Going to look at a Watkins 27.....

Sorry for the time lapse. I don't regularly check in down here.
A 24 foot etension ladder. i9s the minimum. I used a 28 this last. time and it was a lot of excess weight atop. I foot it just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,397
Posted By deltaten
Re: Best Upgrades This Year

End of last season added a new-ish main ansd the mast mounted. winch to handle it. Installed side-deck drain/s to alleviate pooled water as ya step aboard.......wonderful! Cut access. hatches thru...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-03-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By deltaten
Re: Build from the inside out????

Wow !
'This old chestnut pops up?! It's from back. before I sprung the $$ for the Watkins; which, BTW. *is* damm'd near bigger on the inside than out! ;) Having been aboard (off'n'onj) for near...
Forum: Watkins   09-28-2015
Replies: 45
Views: 13,615
Posted By deltaten
Re: Going to look at a Watkins 27.....

Wow! Nine months. Where has time gone?
I lost near half the season due to house. sale, then squirreling away the stuff. LOL Have been aboard full-time since w/e before Labor day A multitude of...
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