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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-18-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By cthoops
Re: Volvo in Newport

Your videos really captured some of the excitement, Eric! Wish we could have been there.

Thanks for posting them!
Forum: Bristol   04-17-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By Barquito
Re: Bristol Yachts 50th Anniversery 2016

Cool burgee.
Forum: Bristol   04-06-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Bristol 29.9 coaming dimensions

I'm heading up to my boat this Thursday.

I've added 'measure coamings' to my To Do list.

Forum: Learning to Sail   03-28-2015
Replies: 33
Views: 2,715
Posted By weinie
Re: Running one sail

Sometimes lazy is good.;)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,363
Posted By TomMaine
Re: Wood identification?

Here's the 8 dollar mahogany under daylight. You can see different hues of aging and species. The older wood is 50+ year old African Mahogany. Some has been recently stripped and refinished(the...
Forum: Bristol   03-22-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: Bristol Yachts 50th Anniversery 2016

I just saw this. My wife and I will try to make it with our 1978 29.9; I'll let my brother know, he has a 1973 B32.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Sanduskysailor
Re: Melamine Paint

There a lot things to consider here. I worked for a coatings manufacturer in the past and I can tell you that surface preparation is key. Clean all surfaces well and then wipe down with acetone. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Melamine Paint

Seems to be a urethane-reinforced enamel. However, unless the area is subject to high wear, I would have thought that an ordinary enamel would be fine.

I rather like Bilgekote for the inside of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-20-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By jsaronson
Re: Melamine Paint

Formica is just a brand name for melamine. Its all plastic over paper.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-16-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,059
Posted By travlineasy
Kiwigrip - first experience...

I've been working on getting the decks and cockpit painted for the better part of two months now, beginning with the slick surfaces that were done with Petit two part expoxy paint, the first...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-29-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By BlueWind
Re: I'm topside painting obsessed: Before & After

I have a 1981 Catalina 27 which I purchased last year. The fiberglass was showing through on part of the topside. I did not want to spend a lot of money for cosmetic purposes. I found a product...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2014
Replies: 1,412
Views: 509,386
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Lee Valley Tools has some nice channels with diffusers that are inexpensive.

LED Channels and Diffusers - Lee Valley Tools (,43349&p=71702)

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-03-2014
Replies: 59
Views: 3,550
Posted By davekrista
Re: Just bought our first sailboat

Ok now that I have enough posts to post some pics, some one had asked to see some pics...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-07-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,128
Posted By SailRedemption
Re: tipping the splasher

We are one of those places. We own a marina/boatyard in NOLA out on Lake St Catherine, and though we don't expect tips because we try do the best we can every time, sometimes we get tips other than...
Forum: Diesel   12-12-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,701
Posted By pdqaltair
Re: I think I screwed up...

H2OUT. These have proven to eliminate the condensation issue. The media generally lasts several years. I understand that Vetus is working on a product that will be available soon.

AVD2 | Air Vent...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-11-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,221
Posted By deniseO30
Re: Excessive stern "tuck" under power

Close... but think of a bulldozer.. pushing a bigger and bigger hill of dirt. as the hill gets larger the more power it takes to go slower.

Planing hulls will plane. like Mac 26 motor...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-05-2013
Replies: 49
Views: 2,800
Posted By flyingwelshman
Re: Music for sailing: what floats your boat?

Here is my 'Nautical' playlist from my iTunes:

Song of the whale (Part one : from dawn / Part two : from dusk) Tangerine Dream
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin
Pirates Emerson, Lake & Palmer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-05-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,285
Posted By jimgo
Re: Mold

Woo Hoo! Formula B:
One Penny Mildew Spray - Inside Practical Sailor Blog Article (
Forum: Pearson   12-03-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,038
Posted By P35juniper
Re: Centerboard cable/rope?

So far so good, just replaced some sta-set after 3 years, that was not worn anywhere, just put the amsteel in this spring, to hook to the c/b just splice and stich in a loop w/ a thimble just like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-25-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,352
Posted By tschmidty
Re: Centerboard repair-Bristol 32

If you are going to stick with bronze a zinc and grounding it might not be a bad idea, but you would want to research that since adding a zinc is not a cure all. If you go bronze you might want to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 2,352
Posted By CalebD
Re: Centerboard repair-Bristol 32

The guys at your local friendly prop shop work with bronze every day. I bet they could help you out with any bronze fabrication you might want. I'd prefer bronze in my bilge areas over stainless...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By mad_machine
Live wind Map

Only Covers land areas, but should give you an idea how the wind is in your area

Wind Map (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,123
Posted By Tim R.
Re: Cabin Sole Replacement

I did this project on my 1985 Ericson 35-3 a few years back. Here is a link with some tips and techniques that may help you.

Cabin Sole Replacement - TKRonaBoat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 8,864
Posted By CaptainDan99
Re: Raymarine Autohelm/Pilot ST4000


To convert to a 2 wire, remove the small circuit board on the back of the motor. Solder two wires to the tabs on the motor and you are done.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-08-2013
Replies: 24
Views: 1,648
Posted By CanadianNorth
Re: Heat Shrink Terminals

For what it's worth here are my two cents.

Firstly, i am having a ton of challenges with the wiring connections made on my boat. Most only date 8 years, but there are many that are corroded...
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