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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-03-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By mrb2222
Dodger window spots

I can''t find an answer in the archive to this one.

My clear windows in the dodger have black spots on them. They don''t rub off and I tried a mild cleaner and that didn''t work.

Anyone know...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-17-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By mrb2222
Mid Chesapeake Restaurants

Thanks for the ideas. If my boat survives Issy I plan to try each of them.

I''ve been to Taylors. Excellent food.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 851
Posted By mrb2222
Question on aluminum sheaves

I have a Kenyon spar. At the masthead there are 4 aluminum sheaves. They are very corroded (on surface) but not cracked. The bearings seem ok.

Can I clean up the sheaves and paint them (to help...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-05-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,242
Posted By mrb2222
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-04-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,242
Posted By mrb2222
What kind of bottom paint do I have?

A week ago I brushed the bottom with a scotchbrite type pad. I got a cloud of paint in the water. Does this sound like ablative paint or would a hard finish do the same when cleaning?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,242
Posted By mrb2222
What kind of bottom paint do I have?

I bought a boat but don''t know what type of bottom paint is on it (ablative vs hard).Is there a way to tell?

Owner is gone and bought it out of state so backtracking is a challenge.

I looked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 1,324
Posted By mrb2222
Decontaminating water tanks

Here is what I do.
1. Fill tank then drain it. Remove any filter you may have.
2. Pour in hydrogen peroxide - I use one teaspoon/gallon of tank capacity.
3. Refill tank and let sit a day. Be sure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-11-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By mrb2222
Etching mast

Thanks for the help. Looks like I am going to use Interlux''s Viny-lux etching primer under their Yacht primer and Brightside for the top coats.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-07-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By mrb2222
Etching mast

I am going to paint my mast. It is painted now but I am going to remove the paint first. It is in bad shape. Do I need to etch the mast or can I prime it right away? Thanks.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-29-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By mrb2222
hose connections

Thanks for the info. I used a hair dryer to make the hose pliable. Worked great.

Installed everything with two clamps except a check valve. Could only get one clamp on each side so decided to use...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By mrb2222
hose connections

The hose would be connected to screw-in barbs. My plan was to just unscrew the barbs and throw them out with the hose when the time came.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-09-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By mrb2222
hose connections

Has anyone used 5200 in addition to two clamps to secure a hose that must not leak?

I am replacing a holding tank hose that will be very hard to get to if it should come loose and I am looking for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,176
Posted By mrb2222
Need info on globe circumnavigate sailing expedition

Try the Ocean Navigator folks. Not sure of their website.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By mrb2222
South bound on the ICW

Here are some links to get you started:

http://members.aol.com/americacruising/aiww-south.html

http://members.aol.com/americacruising/giww-west.html

http://www.toad.net/~tdove/icw.html
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-25-2003
Replies: 55
Views: 13,610
Posted By mrb2222
Please tell me it is worth it???

Cryptic, but here are my thoughts.

I think any step you take to reach your dream is a good step.

Are your steps big enough to get there?

What are your life goals? Are they compatible? Is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-23-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 557
Posted By mrb2222
Carrying mast on boat

Every once in a while I see requests for info on how to transport a mast laying on the boat. I posted a photo forum article on the Hunter Owners site for those interested. The link is below.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By mrb2222
Clueless: Handheld Radio advice needed

hamiam, good point. You must read the ad and ask questions if needed. I''ve gotten one vhf and 2 GPSs at great prices.

BTW, the VHF was used but seller had high rating so I took a chance. Turned...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 740
Posted By mrb2222
Mid Chesapeake Restaurants

Anyone have a favorite restaurant on the lower Potomac, Rappahannock or other mid Chesapeake rivers that can be sailed/motored too? Fancy, casual, lively...all types welcomed. Thanks!
Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-22-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By mrb2222
Marinas in Chesapeake & New Eng.

Willoughby Harbor in Norfolk has monthly rates.
Mike
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By mrb2222
Clueless: Handheld Radio advice needed

When you decide on a unit, I have found Ebay to be a great source for marine electronic gear. Take a look at completed sales for the item you want, to get an idea of cost. VHFs are common items.
Mike
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 522
Posted By mrb2222
Peel Away for Mast??

I''ve pulled my mast to transport it only to find that it really needs a good coat of paint.

Anyone used Peel Away to remove existing mast paint? I''ve read where people have used it successfully...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By mrb2222
Transporting Mast on Boat

Thanks for all the info. I pulled the mast this weekend and have it laying on deck on saw horses. Plan to make some sturdier supports before moving. All the rigging is removed since it needs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-11-2003
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By mrb2222
Transporting Mast on Boat

Just bought a boat and need to move it about 350 miles with the mast down. Has anyone done this and could you tell me the best way to support it? Also, about how far apart can the supports be?
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-08-2003
Replies: 0
Views: 821
Posted By mrb2222
Wilmington, NC Riggers?

Well, now I am looking for a good rigger in the Wilmington/Southport NC area. All suggestions appreciated. Thanks
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-08-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By mrb2222
Jeff thanks-Great surveyor

Jeff, Thanks for recommending Rob Eberle (Eberle Marine Surveys) as a North Carolina (New Bern) surveyor. Very, very thorough and capable. Money well spent.
Mike
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