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Search: Posts Made By: follysurf
Forum: Catalina 06-12-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,784
Posted By follysurf
Re: mast raising C27

I referenced this video many times before lowering my mast. It is not too difficult and can be done with two people although a 3rd probably would not hurt. The A-frame made out of 2x4 is stable and...
Forum: Catalina 06-12-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 714
Posted By follysurf
Re: Cat 27-What is the hole under starboard side?

On my C-27 there were 3 holes on the starboard side. One was for the head, one had the depth finder sensor and the 3rd has a knot meter.
Forum: Catalina 05-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,732
Posted By follysurf
Re: Catalina 27 Motor Mount

Scott: I am finally tackling the motor mount issue, after completing the bottom painting, and here is what I have come up with. I found a spring mount on craigs list for a reasonable price that is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-27-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,809
Posted By follysurf
Re: Is this a Good Sander for Bottom stripping

Alright, I am going to try this drywall scraper but feel that I will need the orbital at points of the process and it probably also a good tool to use between coats. ( have not read instructions on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-26-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,809
Posted By follysurf
Re: Is this a Good Sander for Bottom stripping

Boatpoker:

1. I know it is gonna be a crappy job but boat is in my yard and it is very expensive to have someone come do it. I knew what I was getting into prior to having it hauled to my house...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,809
Posted By follysurf
Re: Is this a Good Sander for Bottom stripping

I plan on taking it down to the gelcoat and putting on new barrier coat.

Is the drywall sander effective on sanding through the existing barrier coat or just the existing ablative paint? I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 9,812
Posted By follysurf
Re: Prescription sunglasses for astigmatism

Costa del Mar....

I have had a pair for ten years and am about to replace them as my prescription has changed slightly. I also have an astigmytism in each eye, though not as severe. It's pretty...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-25-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 2,809
Posted By follysurf
Is this a Good Sander for Bottom stripping

I have been looking at various orbital sanders and this one caught my eye with the comfort and 6 amps. It has less orbits per minute than the sanders that are 3 amps or less.

I am thinking this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-21-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,313
Posted By follysurf
Re: Removing Bottom Paint -- Need Input

Is it the norm to apply 5 coats of barrier paint prior to the bottom paint when stripping down to gel coat? Is 2 coats not sufficient?

I am about to tackle this project also.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-13-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By follysurf
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-20-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By follysurf
The battery minder charger/ controller looks good...

The battery minder charger/ controller looks good and seems to be an easy way to check the status of the battery. So that with a 60w panel should do the trick?

I could add another battery later...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By follysurf
Help with Solar options

I have read through all the solar power related archives and read sailingdogs blog on solar panels and have gotten some great information. I am trying figure out the best set up for my situation. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By follysurf
I'm a big fan of the sawsall, but am trying to be...

I'm a big fan of the sawsall, but am trying to be more delicate in this operation, though it is still an option! Part of the step is still bolted on the deck of the boat so I will use whatever means...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,627
Posted By follysurf
I usually leave the sheets out and ready go when...

I usually leave the sheets out and ready go when I know I will be sailing frequently.

If I know I will be away for a while (more than a couple of weeks) I remove the jib, stuff the sheets in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By follysurf
Thanks for all the advice! I have been...

Thanks for all the advice!

I have been spraying the seams with PB blaster daily and giving it a couple knocks with a hammer and block of wood. No movement yet.

I need to get a torch to heat...
Forum: Catalina 02-07-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,732
Posted By follysurf
Catalina 27 Motor Mount

My C27 has the outboard motor cut out in the transom and I have a very reliable Honda 4 stroke engine. The only problem is that it can not be tilted up to the point that the prop is out of the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-07-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By follysurf
I will try the heating idea. I guess the key is...

I will try the heating idea. I guess the key is to move the flame around so as to not damage/ deform the base of the mast in the process. Does heating the outside of the mast loosen up the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,018
Posted By follysurf
Mast Step Corrosion

So, I recently dropped my mast and in the process of bringing it down the mast step was detached from the boat and is 'permanently' stuck in the base of the mast.

Any ideas or types of solutions...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,662
Posted By follysurf
Olson34: From looking at the current VHF, I'm...

Olson34: From looking at the current VHF, I'm pretty sure it is original to the boat, 1972! It worked prior to the coax seperating so I am planning on continuing to use it although I know even the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,662
Posted By follysurf
Thanks for the responses. My original thought...

Thanks for the responses. My original thought was to go ahead and replace so I will stick with that plan. I agree that it is an inexpensive piece in the grand scheme of things. I am also pulling...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By follysurf
It was an individual with a trailer. I got his...

It was an individual with a trailer. I got his name from talking with people at the yacht club. He is basically the only person in the area with ability to transport keel boats. Although I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-02-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,662
Posted By follysurf
Do VHF antennas go bad?

Hi all,

This may be a stupid question, but I am about to pull new coax in the mast while it is down and am wondering if I should replace the antenna as well to avoid a problem later on. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-16-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,541
Posted By follysurf
I just lowered the mast on my Catalina 27 using...

I just lowered the mast on my Catalina 27 using the a-frame method mentioned above and it worked very well. With 2 people, one guiding the mast down and the other tending the line, it went very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 1,767
Posted By follysurf
I recently had my 27' hauled out and placed in...

I recently had my 27' hauled out and placed in the back yard for $300, one way, plus the cost of 5 jackstands at $125 each. It took the guy about two hours with a hydraulic trailer from meeting at...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 11-07-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 7,256
Posted By follysurf
I spoke to someone this weekend who also...

I spoke to someone this weekend who also suggested fire hose. I am going to try that route.

I also installed a 'back up' pennant this weekend with 6' of chain from the mooring chain/ ball...
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