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Forum: Watkins   05-27-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By Bacchus258
A little woodworking today

I had about an hour and a half few today to do some work on the companion way drop boards.

Bigtooth - A Watkins 27 Journal: A little woodworking...
Forum: Watkins   05-17-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Bacchus258
Re: Deck core replacement

I'll check them out. Thank you.

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Forum: Watkins   05-17-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Bacchus258
Re: Deck core replacement

I have but it would make this project more expensive than I am willing to pay.

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Forum: Watkins   05-17-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Bacchus258
Deck core replacement

My deck core replacement project has begun in my 1980 Watkins 27 with the removal of the port foredeck core. I plan to work my way through the entire deck and then paint and add new nonskid.

The...
Forum: Watkins   03-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By Bacchus258
Re: Watkins Owners

Here is a link to the Google+ community I started and it has links to other Watkins owner sites. https://plus.google.com/communities/100018032310049280947

Happy sailing and keep sharing your...
Forum: Watkins   03-23-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By Bacchus258
Re: Watkins Owners

I am the proud owner of a 1980 Watkins 27 in Connecticut. I am currently working to restore her to better than new condition and having fun doing it.

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 67
Views: 6,224
Posted By Bacchus258
Re: Rotten Deck

Here is a great resource. Fiberglass Core Replacement For Your Boat: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLV97GZkHhpHP2qtnHoqWEuaH0P-pbFVFr

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2014
Replies: 393
Views: 163,965
Posted By Bacchus258
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

My Watkins 27 is constructed like this as well. When I removed the forward hatch it had plywood strips inserted into the cavity that the screws went into. The period was rotted so I think I am going...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 15,649
Posted By Bacchus258
Re: yanmar manual crank?

Rikhall,

It has been updated and I tried to send a PM but I have not posted enough to do that yet. My email is bruceharang@gmail.com if you would send me an email I will email you my address.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2013
Replies: 66
Views: 15,649
Posted By Bacchus258
Re: yanmar manual crank?

Does anyone know where to buy the crank handle? Some in this post said they bought one but my Google searches come up empty. Any help is appreciated as always.

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Forum: Introduce Yourself   04-10-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By Bacchus258
My Watkins 27 displaces 7500 lbs. and my 8hp...

My Watkins 27 displaces 7500 lbs. and my 8hp Yanmar YSM8G has plenty of power. I am told that it is a very reliable engine as well and it does sip diesel as others have posted.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   12-19-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Bacchus258
Thank you for the tips. I had not thought about...

Thank you for the tips. I had not thought about using the v-birth as a containment area like a play pen. That's pretty cool. The DVD player is a great idea as well.
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   12-13-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By Bacchus258
Sailing with children

My wife and I just bought our first sailboat, a 1980 Watkins 27, and we have a 5 year old and a 3 year old. My goal in the next couple seasons is to sail from our home port of Guilford, CT to West...
Forum: Sailnet.com Polls   12-06-2012
Replies: 318
Views: 34,404
Posted By Bacchus258
1980 Watkins 27 Sent from my SPH-L710 using...

1980 Watkins 27

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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-03-2012
Replies: 393
Views: 163,965
Posted By Bacchus258
Thanks for the great tutorial. As a new, first...

Thanks for the great tutorial. As a new, first time sailboat owner I really appreciate having detailed and illustrated instructions to use.

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