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Search: Posts Made By: raisin56
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-31-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,898
Posted By raisin56
Re: Gelcoat sealants & silicone

I use Finish First Polish Marine Formula
Finish First Polish (http://www.finishfirstpolish.com/)

I met Paul at the boat show a couple of years ago and he runs this e-bay store with better...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-26-2011
Replies: 1,135
Views: 360,916
Posted By raisin56
Ray Mine trips when beating int slop or on...

Ray

Mine trips when beating int slop or on 95 degree days with no wind.

Dan
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-16-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 8,619
Posted By raisin56
The real question is how did it get there? Not...

The real question is how did it get there?
Not knowing the history of the vessel I would suspect a repair by a PO that wasn't fared properly. I would strip the paint off down to the gel/glass and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-01-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 2,812
Posted By raisin56
Check the model year on the boats. I believe that...

Check the model year on the boats. I believe that 1977 was the beginning of the McCurdy & Rhodes design, prior to that I think it was a Tripp design.

*edit*
It was Phillip Rhodes not Tripp and...
Forum: Apps & Authors 07-26-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 13,051
Posted By raisin56
There are several applications just depends on...

There are several applications just depends on what you want to do. Some that I use are:

Anchor Alert
My Tracks
Tide Prediction
Marine Weather
SailDroid
BC Racer

There are chart plotter...
Forum: Diesel 01-31-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,523
Posted By raisin56
this is what I have: exhaust 104211-13200 ...

this is what I have:
exhaust 104211-13200
valve cover 104200-11310
temp switch no gasket/o-ring listed

Dan
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-19-2010
Replies: 80
Views: 7,901
Posted By raisin56
Trisstan I can't offer any sage advice, but...

Trisstan

I can't offer any sage advice, but try looking at Lee Winters sailing blog at Sailing for SOS | Circumnavigation | Pacific | Allied Mistress 39 (http://www.sailingforsos.com)
He is...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-30-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 4,037
Posted By raisin56
mk, there is your first nibble from hellosailor....

mk, there is your first nibble from hellosailor. Maybe an invite to the best lunch feast in Titusville will real him in. If you want to try for more of a local hand maybe another post with a new...
Forum: Learning to Sail 04-29-2010
Replies: 45
Views: 4,037
Posted By raisin56
mk maybe if you post your location one of the...

mk maybe if you post your location one of the many helpful sailneters is in your area and willing to meet you at the boat for an hour to assist in figuring out the basics.
Way to many variables to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 2,260
Posted By raisin56
Chip Solar won't get you too far but the wind...

Chip
Solar won't get you too far but the wind generator just might. Check out SVHotwire Landing Page (http://www.svhotwire.com) they have an element for water heaters that allows you to use 110VAC...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 01-02-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,020
Posted By raisin56
Davis Island Yacht club has Thursday night races...

Davis Island Yacht club has Thursday night races come spring. They are on public land so they open to the public for the events. Go to the club house bar and let them know you want to crew. Someone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-06-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,579
Posted By raisin56
Free PC based chart plotter is super for US...

Free PC based chart plotter is super for US coastal navigation, charts are freely available. Only drawback to a laptop is that the screen washes out in the sun light so it's best use is below decks....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 1,514
Posted By raisin56
Well that's all there is on ION. You have FIOS so...

Well that's all there is on ION. You have FIOS so go to Seafaring Magazine – Online Sailing Resources | Seafaring (http://www.latsandatts.net/) and watch all four seasons of shows for free.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-11-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 6,759
Posted By raisin56
A messenger is a small line that you attach to...

A messenger is a small line that you attach to the existing halyard and long enough to pull up and back down the mast ending up with both ends at the bottom of the mast. Then you remove the old...
Forum: Learning to Sail 05-29-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By raisin56
Clearwater offers lessons. Here is their link...

Clearwater offers lessons. Here is their link Classes - Instruction - Clearwater Community Sailing Center (http://www.clearwatercommunitysailing.org/Instruction.shtml)
My boat won't be ready to sail...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-24-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 3,295
Posted By raisin56
I have had very good results with Benjamin Moore...

I have had very good results with Benjamin Moore M22 urethane alkyd industrial paint. It is very similar to Brightsides in chemical composition. I used it on the interior and the hull and was very...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-24-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,695
Posted By raisin56
Try PB Blaster instead of WD40. It is made for...

Try PB Blaster instead of WD40. It is made for penetrating and loosing corroded items. Much better than WD40 which is a water displacer and lubricant. Here is their site ..:: Blaster Chemical...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 6,730
Posted By raisin56
I too had a similar problem, it turned out to be...

I too had a similar problem, it turned out to be that the ethanol gas had loosened the varnish that had built up in the fuel tank. As the engine ran the debris would build up around the strainer in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-05-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By raisin56
You can Google progressive tone and find it. Go...

You can Google progressive tone and find it. Go to any electrical supply house in your area, the electricians use them. I have even seen them at Home Depot. The 701K has been the classic standard for...
Forum: Living Aboard 03-15-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By raisin56
Kevin Think real hard about using the storage...

Kevin
Think real hard about using the storage unit advise, not sure it's good. While not moving onto a boat I did have to store items for a year and a half. In hind sight for the money I spent on a...
Forum: Florida - Western 03-02-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,225
Posted By raisin56
Brett I am boatless right now or I'd take you...

Brett
I am boatless right now or I'd take you out on mine. Davis Island Yatch Club usually start up their summer Thursday night races in March. The club opens it's doors to the public those nights...
Forum: Florida - Western 03-02-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By raisin56
Mike I'm just getting intro sailing so I'm not...

Mike
I'm just getting intro sailing so I'm not the final authority in the area but I don't know of a marina in Tampa proper with facilities. Treck is right the guys at TSS (Apollo Beach 1/2 hour...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-25-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,772
Posted By raisin56
Thanks SD, I read them when I decided I wanted a...

Thanks SD, I read them when I decided I wanted a boat. Good info that everyone looking to buy should use. Can save an inspection fee by pre-screening the obvious deal breakers before money starts...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-25-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,772
Posted By raisin56
I suppose your right John, there is a lot of...

I suppose your right John, there is a lot of value i just knowing what needs to be done. Work is slow and the budget is tight but when a real deal comes along... and $500- $600 instead of a survey...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-25-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 1,772
Posted By raisin56
Thanks John Yes it is literally a giveaway. The...

Thanks John
Yes it is literally a giveaway. The owner has passed away and the family just wants to see it gone. It has sat floating at a dock for several years with minimal attention. A friend just...
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