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Search: Posts Made By: georgefmys
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By georgefmys
Re: Lots of little holes in the gel coat - osmosis?

Definitely gelcoat blisters.Common cause at waterline can be air bubbles or trapped styrene where different gelcoat colors applied outside optimum cure times(seem like repeated wet/dry cycles at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By georgefmys
Re: What is older gear worth?

Soooo what ya got? Am refitting an 80's built 40footer and need lots of deck gear ( including windlass)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-31-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 1,310
Posted By georgefmys
If you can identify the hatch manufacturer,check...

If you can identify the hatch manufacturer,check with them. They will often have a trim ring and or interior screen frame that will do the trick.Ev en another company's trim ring can work if hatch is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-26-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,062
Posted By georgefmys
Though applying another non-skid finish after...

Though applying another non-skid finish after minimal prep of the diamond tread will work fine,it never looks that great.This method works well:Tape off and sand the pattern [about halfway] Then roll...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 3,942
Posted By georgefmys
plenty!

Have done many repairs to teak decks over the years,including an 80's vintage Pedrick 41. All the older Taiwanese boat decks I've torn into have been cored with plywood squares about 4'' by 4''. Set...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By georgefmys
Try Salt-Away sold at West Marine,don't know...

Try Salt-Away sold at West Marine,don't know what's in it but I have used with excellent results. Seems able to break down even very stubborn salt deposits. As you may have already found out,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-12-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By georgefmys
Your deck would have been cored at factory with...

Your deck would have been cored at factory with [unfortunately] poor quality plywood cut in about4'' squares and somewhat sealed in polyester resin. From your description, core is history-and there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-01-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,625
Posted By georgefmys
Since you are in Annapolis,you might talk to...

Since you are in Annapolis,you might talk to Keith at Maritime Platics in Eastport .They can help you source what you need-or fabricate something custom if that's what you will need.Ask them to show...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-21-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,502
Posted By georgefmys
Try Hatchmasters[they are in CT.] However,if you...

Try Hatchmasters[they are in CT.] However,if you have any marine fabrication shops local to you ,they can do it cheaply[if they want to]. I'm not sure you should tell them about your installation...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By georgefmys
There arelots of ways to ensure that your cockpit...

There arelots of ways to ensure that your cockpit repair is strong , looks good and will last. [Starboard is not part of that recipe,by the way] Epoxy resin should be considered and I would strongly...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By georgefmys
Some abrasive companies now offer mesh sanding...

Some abrasive companies now offer mesh sanding discs [look like screen fabric]. They work well for vacuum sanding and wet-sanding-almost no clogging of grit. Brand I use is Abranet by Mirka...has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 1,598
Posted By georgefmys
I have used the Kover Klaps with galv. EMT...

I have used the Kover Klaps with galv. EMT tubing. I'd like to try it with PVC tubing[i should think it would work] Clamps,sorry,Klamps work great-only downside is storing and toting heavy metal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By georgefmys
Strong cleaners,such as TSP,will remove most of...

Strong cleaners,such as TSP,will remove most of the oxidation without sanding.If you need to go deeper,600 or 800,used carefully should not remove too much gelcoat.i would hand-sand all areas that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-03-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 8,657
Posted By georgefmys
I suggested you replace with core material so...

I suggested you replace with core material so that deck structure with similar qualities of stiffness and flexibility as originally designed can be maitained.Also,a heavy,solid lay-up can be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 8,657
Posted By georgefmys
Though solid glass will fix problem,it's probably...

Though solid glass will fix problem,it's probably not best choice unless you have fiberglass experience.Check West System tech site for detailed help.I like Coosa structural foam as core...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-02-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,281
Posted By georgefmys
Mineral spirits soaked in a terry rag may loosen...

Mineral spirits soaked in a terry rag may loosen up teak oil.If not,TSP and scrub pad should do it...if on smooth gelcoat you maybe can buff it off. The green corrosion sounds like it's on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-28-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,852
Posted By georgefmys
A very good product for this is Star-brite...

A very good product for this is Star-brite Nonskid Deck Cleaner.It comes with a flip-up spout,cause they want you to use entire bottle! Put in an empty sprayer,brush off anything loose, then spray on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6,448
Posted By georgefmys
jaschrumpf-you seem to already understand that...

jaschrumpf-you seem to already understand that only real fix is to repaint the hull, but a very easy and cheap patch job can be achieved with any one-part paint that matches hull color best...you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-22-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,908
Posted By georgefmys
Most yards in Annapolis offer storage on land in...

Most yards in Annapolis offer storage on land in separate brokerage or work areas. Brokerage usually a bit cheaper.....You can't beat Jabin's Yacht Yard for high visibility, clean well-run facility....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,472
Posted By georgefmys
Consider using shrinkwrap plastic over your...

Consider using shrinkwrap plastic over your frame. White shrinkwrap[one layer] can last 2-3 yrs-hopefully you won't need that much time! It's opaque, lets in bright,natural light and assists holding...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By georgefmys
A trick I was taught by an old boat mechanic...

A trick I was taught by an old boat mechanic farther north[a place where only risk-takers leave their boats in all winter] was to remove hose directly above all underwater valves then attach short...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,513
Posted By georgefmys
Fascinating that there are two threads with...

Fascinating that there are two threads with similar subjects and similar 'go for it' and 'not so fast' commentary. The photos point out what we all know to be true- many older,otherwise stout and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 7,965
Posted By georgefmys
Lots of repair methods discussed in this thread....

Lots of repair methods discussed in this thread. Thougt IMHO most[that may not be successful] could actually take longer, and be more difficult, than what always works! I refer to removal of all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-16-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 4,513
Posted By georgefmys
Take a look,krozet,at previous thread called...

Take a look,krozet,at previous thread called gelcoat cracks by dieselboy [and look at pics]. Your boat has same problem, and it can't be rectified without removal of all gelcoat! That is not as hard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-15-2009
Replies: 43
Views: 7,965
Posted By georgefmys
Looking at pics,no way to only remove individual...

Looking at pics,no way to only remove individual cracks,it's all cracked! That gelcoat is,or was, done. If it was a boat bottom,or maybe even topsides, rolling on clear epoxy could help ensure a...
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