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Search: Posts Made By: johnseattle
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-11-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,982
Posted By johnseattle
C Flex in fiberglass hull construction

For sale I have seen a 16,800lbs Jason 35 sailboat, about 20 years old with a solid fiberglass hull built with "C Flex."

I googled "C Flex" and one site had this to say - "... C-Flex allows any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 5,564
Posted By johnseattle
Yes, I saw the Coronado 41 on Craigslist but...

Yes, I saw the Coronado 41 on Craigslist but thanks all the same for mentioning it. A 41ft boat @ $8 to $9 per foot per month for moorage is one reason that I'm looking at 30 footers. I'm keeping...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-22-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 5,564
Posted By johnseattle
kits, fixers etc

Thanks everyone. Let me tell you what I've seen advertised. There's a 1970s Westsail 32 "sailaway kit" boat but nearly 3,000 miles away in the Carolinas. Ideal in many respects but the trucking is a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-21-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 5,564
Posted By johnseattle
Kits for building a 30ft sailboat?

Does anyone know of any kits (comprising fiberglass hulls & decks) for building a 30ft sailboat? I know you can buy plans to build from scratch but such projects need 4 or 5 years of work. For...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-29-2010
Replies: 105
Views: 18,758
Posted By johnseattle
This looks as though it could be interesting and...

This looks as though it could be interesting and in Westsail style. An Ingrid 38 : Seven C's Sailing Web Log (http://www.seven-cs.net/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By johnseattle
Yes, you're absolutely right, the bow was squared...

Yes, you're absolutely right, the bow was squared off.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-25-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By johnseattle
It may be a Fireball. I used to own one in the...

It may be a Fireball. I used to own one in the 1970s. Mine had a spinnaker chute in the foredeck but otherwise looked a lot like your photos.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By johnseattle
I'll try to find out if the divinycell starts at...

I'll try to find out if the divinycell starts at the keel or at the WL. It hadn't occurred to me that the core may not go the whole way down but it's an interesting point. Thank you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 1,940
Posted By johnseattle
I think, Dupek, that if you a Green card holder...

I think, Dupek, that if you a Green card holder and plan to stay outside the US for more than six months you may have difficulty returning unless you have cleared this in advance with USCIS. Ask them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-16-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By johnseattle
Divinycell hull core

I am thinking of buying a 1979 fiberglass sailboat with divinycell as the core material in the hull. I have heard of balsa cores and airex but divinycell is new to me. I've googled it but does anyone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,448
Posted By johnseattle
Electrolytic action on aluminum spars

I'm in the process of painting the aluminum mast, boom and cross trees on a 1978 Islander 28. I've removed all the standing rigging & other hardware and sanded down to bare metal which after 30 years...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 01-28-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,983
Posted By johnseattle
Holding tank now finished

Just wanting to report back about how my home-built holding tank turned out. It's now finished, has about a 13 gallon capacity, roughly 30" length x 13" width x tapering depth and includes baffles....
Forum: SailNet FAQ 01-05-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,983
Posted By johnseattle
There's a Sealand Tankwatch level monitor around...

There's a Sealand Tankwatch level monitor around $70 that I might try because my holding tank locker is not very easy to access. I guess as an alternative I could cut an inspection window into the...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 01-05-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,983
Posted By johnseattle
I'm very glad you pointed out the regulation...

I'm very glad you pointed out the regulation requiring a level monitor on the holding tank, thank you, I was unaware. A quick online search suggests these devices may be expensive and perhaps instead...
Forum: SailNet FAQ 01-04-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 2,983
Posted By johnseattle
Holding tank vent question

I'm thinking of building my own 15 gallon holding tank inspired by an example from the Gougeon Brothers: DIY-BOAT.COM - Durable DIY Holding Tank (http://www.diy-boat.com/content/view/1082/138/)
and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,177
Posted By johnseattle
Is it possible to avoid the need for anodes by...

Is it possible to avoid the need for anodes by simply disconnecting shorepower and batteries while at the dock? Or is the mere presence of dissimilar metals in water enough to case a problem? Thanks,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-20-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,177
Posted By johnseattle
Zinc Anodes

I have just seen an online ad for a Universal Zinc Anode, one that's on a wire that you hang over the side while moored. Presumably you connect the wire to your propshaft, I'm not sure.

On this...
Forum: Islander 11-24-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 4,692
Posted By johnseattle
Compression post issue Islander 28

I totally agree with Stillraining. Forget shims, cut out the failed plywood and replace with new wood. I used a short maple plank from an offcuts bin at Rocklers, about $5. On my 1978 I28 I found no...
Forum: Islander 11-18-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,028
Posted By johnseattle
Headliner Replacement

The headliner on my 1978 Islander 28 is looking dirty and tired but because it's not damaged I'm cleaning it with Aerospace 303 vinyl cleaner and then planning to use a vinyl spray paint. Info at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By johnseattle
I'd like to thank everyone very much for all the...

I'd like to thank everyone very much for all the good advice, it certainly helped. The repacking went very quickly and smoothly. I liked the idea of using a piece of inner tube to slow the inflow of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By johnseattle
Packing a stuffing box

Please, does anyone happen to know the correct packing size for the stuffing box on a 1978 Islander 28 sailboat? I've found plenty of good information on this site and elsewhere on how to do the...
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