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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Fresh water tank fitting on Islander 30 Mark II

I'm thinking that you will want to remove that hose. Maybe the best way to do that is to cut a slit lengthwise in the hose from above if you can get a knife or blade down there. I'm thinking that...
Forum: Electrical Systems   10-14-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 342
Posted By Gladrags1
On my boat, the Bayfield 36, there is a plate on...

On my boat, the Bayfield 36, there is a plate on the keel that the rig is grounded to. You are not supposed to paint that plate which would, I assume, interfere with its ability to ground the rig. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-10-2015
Replies: 28
Views: 1,732
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Is this mahogany, how to seal it?

I like Semco as a finish for teak. It doesn't change the color of the would, only enhances it. It applies easily and simply wears away with age, not requiring any scraping, sanding, or work before...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-29-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,477
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Blog about going south on the East Coast ICW to FL?

Don't know blogs but I crewed down to Beaufort, SC on my friends boat as he headed to the Bahamas last fall. He found Chris Parker invaluable to recommend dates and weather windows on off shore legs...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-23-2015
Replies: 18
Views: 1,486
Posted By Gladrags1
I guess it depends upon your lifeline stantions....

I guess it depends upon your lifeline stantions. Standard stantions are robustly built and should handle the load. Remember, the board is attached low so the pressure would be better supported.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   12-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,939
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Simple Question-How good is the sailing in the Chesapeake ?

The Chesapeake is a wonderful place to sail. The wind is typically light and variable late July and August and you get late day thunder storm but there is a great sailing community and lots of places...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Engine vent air valve?

Let me guess - the port side is connected to a blower to remove air from the engine room? If so, the starboard is for air intake to suck fresh air into the engine room.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-06-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 1,985
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Vented loop vent confusion/waste system sanity check

I must admit to never being aware that one could attach a hose to a vented loop vent. It just vents locally and the valve always keeps the effluent inside the hose where it belongs. There never has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-04-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2,470
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: furler

When single handing your success at sail handling is going to rely more on early weather prediction and early sail handling than anything else. Reduce sail before it is a necessity. Rolling up a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-23-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Is this second track necessary?

I can't see the reason for 2 tracks either. Remove the shorter one.

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Forum: Electrical Systems   05-18-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 1,853
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Removing a birds nest behind the panel!

I like the concept of moving the neg bus bar out which would remove half of the wires with it, making more room behind the panel. How many circuits are unswitched? I don't like the idea of unswitched...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,550
Posted By Gladrags1
I think I stuffed my furler. What do you think?

I was wondering that myself. If that is the case, you cannot sail the boat until repaired or you may lose your mast. Just in case, take a spinnaker halyard and attach it to a fitting in the bow and...
Forum: Electronics   04-25-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: new Instrument install

Myself, I would make every effort to remove the existing transducers before drilling new holes in the bottom of my boat. Hopefully it will go better than you anticipate. Do you have good access from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By Gladrags1
Marine-tex epoxy putty on keel....

MarineTex is easy to work with, just follow the directions. It is waterproof and long lasting. You are on right track.


Mandolin, Bayfield 36 out of Rock Creek, Chesapeake Bay.

Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Waste Bladder fills up with saltwater as soon as I pump out.

I'm guessing that the vent may be blocked so the vacuum sucks in seawater slowly? Do you have trouble flushing? Or maya be the upside down U anti-siphon valve is clogged. Maybe you don't have one...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   07-20-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Knapps Narrows

It would be tight, especially around the R4 on the western side. They have installed a new green buoy to help - you need to stay real close to the R4 and turn sharply afterwards. It can be done with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-22-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3,252
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Pigtail Adapter: 30A to household 15a plug

I don't think you will have a problem. You won't be able to run a/c while plugged in and you may have a problem running a microwave, especially if the battery charger is on. What would happen in that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2013
Replies: 87
Views: 7,497
Posted By Gladrags1
Re: Help pinpointing a leak

My comment is about a surveyor who doesn't remove the floor boards to check under them. I find that incompetent. What did he check then, everything in sight, nothing behind covers? Isn't this why you...
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