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Search: Posts Made By: appick
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By appick
Re: Antifouling Paint for the Great Lakes

Congrats SV I'm rooting for you. After chasing after a few similar boats and hounding the owner of one in my yard that hasn't seen the water for over 10 years...GRR (letting a great boat go to rot is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By appick
Re: Antifouling Paint for the Great Lakes

Also it's funny to watch most people putting a new coat of bottom paint on every year in my yard in the spring. I just wonder WHY? At the end of the season my boats no different than theirs so why...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By appick
Re: Antifouling Paint for the Great Lakes

SV finally getting that beautiful Luders ready for the water next season? We've used Interlux's Fiberglass BottomKote with good success. We put it on top of some older bottom paint just by scuffing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 67
Views: 3,093
Posted By appick
Re: Dinghy mods

I'm beginning to sense a theme here. He is just looking for approval... So here you go. Ok you're right. You're smarter than 99.99% of all the other cruisers out there, and you've designed the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,259
Posted By appick
Re: Fiberglass repair, and a fail

Were you able to prep the area well? Sand it with 80 or 120 grit in order to give it something to bite to. Also clean with acetone once sanding is done. Then as said before a proper fillet and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-23-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,635
Posted By appick
Re: Ice damage

I've seen what's been said here already. Some boats that have been neglected with ice in the bilge didn't have any problems. A friends Bayfield 32C when he got it was a repo and the bilge was full...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,205
Posted By appick
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,205
Posted By appick
re: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations - Sailing Related

I just saw this live on TV you beat me to it! Glad to hear it's FINALLY going to happen!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-17-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By appick
Re: winter boredom

I can't believe I'm the first to say this on here but now is the time you go boat shopping for the next one! That's about the only thing that gets me through the winter... :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By appick
Re: Easterly 36 sailing characteristics

That's what I was thinking on the ballast too, only 4300lbs on a 36... hmm that's also what I was wondering if they were trying to accomplish, and of course how well it worked. The upshot is it gives...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-10-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By appick
Re: Easterly 36 sailing characteristics

WOW :eek:! I love my S&S designs and that one is a Beautiful boat for sure. Eh I'm not opposed to shipping a boat a ways. I'd probably have to figure at least another $5-7k on top of selling price...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-09-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By appick
Re: Easterly 36 sailing characteristics

Hey Miatapaul,
Thanks for your thoughts I do appreciate them. It is the one at Torrensens. Yea the boat has a whole lot of UGLY to offer that is for sure. The plywood floors were at one point...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By appick
Re: Painting My GOB

Sorry for not checking back sooner. I never bothered calling Akzo Nobel. I probably should have after the first winter when it started peeling. I'd heard this would happen if you used it on a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-08-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By appick
Easterly 36 sailing characteristics

Well we are looking at bigger boats and there is an Easterly 36 for sale near us. There seems to be almost no info other than basic specs from Sailboatdata.com on the net. I'm wanting to hear from...
Forum: Learning to Sail 08-28-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By appick
Re: Looking to sail on Lake St. Clair, MI

Hey Jack, If you're ever in West Michigan drop me a line. I go out most weekends and some weeknights. My boat is for sale as well, Columbia 29MkI even if not interested it's still nice to meet a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-28-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By appick
Re: going big.

That or we are all just a little touched in the head! :rolleyes:

We cross several times a summer in our '61 Columbia 29 MkI, it actually spent the first 50 years of its life in Milwaukee! We've...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By appick
Re: Painting My GOB

My Columbia rolled off the line in 1961. There are still plenty of these old Columbia's around. With solid hand laid up hulls and conservative engineering they've held up well and represent a great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By appick
Re: Painting My GOB

Barquito,
Nice looking boat first off! What's your reasoning with brightsides use on the Topsides? Just for touch up reasons? I've found Brightsides to be completely intolerant of water contact....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-20-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,453
Posted By appick
Re: Painting My GOB

We painted our 1961 Columbia 29 MkI decks 3 years ago. I think that is that part of the boat you are talking about here. I used Interlux's epoxy primer, and at a few peoples recommendation...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-31-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,996
Posted By appick
Re: What kind of work do you do to finance your sailing?

I work for big business but it sure doesn't pay big! So I just learned over the years to spot a good deal. Equally important is having the cash on hand to pull the trigger on the deal when it comes...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By appick
Re: Powering hot water heater with dedicated 12v

How about a dedicated solar water heater panel. I've seen a couple examples made commercially for boaters. Permanent system that taps into the hot water tank to keep it warm without shore power or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-15-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 3,480
Posted By appick
Re: Making an offer for a sailboat

When it comes to making an offer on the sort of borderline shabby boats I look at that need gelcoat/paint/varnish/fiberglass/wood work I usually start at about 50% less the asking price. Then again I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-07-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 366
Posted By appick
"The Dink" Dinghies, anyone have one? What do you think?

Going to look at an American Sail Inc's "The Dink" dinghy tonight. It's and 8ft row and sail model at the right price right in my town. I'm curious to hear from anyone who's had one and what they...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado 07-07-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By appick
Re: Early Columbia 29

From what I've been led to believe, the MkII is with the heavier ballast. The easiest quickest way to tell the difference between the two models is to look at the cabin top. If it has two port lights...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 07-02-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By appick
Re: Diesel or water

Unicorns, there are never enough unicorns on a boat! lol :laugher

I like the idea of a water maker, good solar/wind, and plenty of diesel.

However for where we are all we bring is a high...
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