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Search: Posts Made By: MABON01
Forum: MacGregor 01-29-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By MABON01
I am sure that would work as well.... If you have...

I am sure that would work as well.... If you have a mask and snorkel.
Visibility here (Lake Michigan) is about 2' (if lucky, in the harbor) and that is with 20/20 vision. I'd sooner just close my...
Forum: MacGregor 01-29-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 2,363
Posted By MABON01
If still in the water. Add length to your...

If still in the water. Add length to your stopper rope and drop the board out the bottom. Then Keel Haul the offending DB and rope back to the stern and retrieve. Then you will have the fun of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By MABON01
I use a paper towel while disconnecting my 9.9...

I use a paper towel while disconnecting my 9.9 Merc. It barely makes a mark, 2 - 3 drops, but I don't want it on my boat.

Nik
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 3,447
Posted By MABON01
Just my two bits.... You might try using Devcon...

Just my two bits.... You might try using Devcon Aluminium putty to fix her. It is an epoxy paste that is made for AL repairs. almost as strong as welding. I'll await SD's lambasting... LOL....
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-10-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By MABON01
Cleaning fenders... I can fit my 10 x 24 in...

Cleaning fenders...

I can fit my 10 x 24 in the dishwasher... detergent and bleach, remove before the dry cycle.... Nice and white again...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-08-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,232
Posted By MABON01
I thought that is what 101 was for, easy...

I thought that is what 101 was for, easy removal...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2008
Replies: 19
Views: 10,654
Posted By MABON01
A note on plastic materials. Acrylic is brittle...

A note on plastic materials. Acrylic is brittle and will shatter. Plexiglas (Polycarbonate) on the other hand is very flexible in the thinner sizes. I can take a 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 24" piece and darn...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-07-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 4,232
Posted By MABON01
Quite often the ones with the bolt at the bottom...

Quite often the ones with the bolt at the bottom of the winch handle hole will have crud covering them, so it makes it difficult to see the bolt. Also note that the drum can be difficult to remove...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By MABON01
SVD and Poopdeck, Thank you both for giving...

SVD and Poopdeck,

Thank you both for giving me a place to start. It is greatly appreciated...

Nik
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By MABON01
More info... and thanks for direction...

As best as I can say till I get S# and research. I will assume the motor is circa 1987. It is a 2 stroke and works very well; there is mention in the owners manual of an electric start version. Pull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-03-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By MABON01
Is it possible to update / convert a Merc outboard???

I have a 210 (9.9hp) Mercury outboard that has pull start. Is it possible to convert this motor to Electric start???

Thanks,
Nik
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,514
Posted By MABON01
What was that????.... SPLASH

They said ACROSS the bow.... NOT up the stern... LOL

Where do you sail out of? Michigan City here....

South winds to us,
Nik
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,514
Posted By MABON01
Following Bill's lead in... :) Wiring....

I agree with you Bill... And no offense taken... Most terminations are not done correctly and especially soldered ones. When soldering it is important to NOT over heat the connection and draw...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,514
Posted By MABON01
A few electrical issues.

OK, how to word this all... First of all there is no place on a boat that "quick connect" spade and lug terminals should ever be used (they will come loose, not might, WILL). Secondly, the only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-19-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 1,945
Posted By MABON01
No, wait a second.... They don't pull it far...

No, wait a second.... They don't pull it far enough up so as to make room for the line they have attached and running through the eye. Unless of course that is a photographic error. Chafing like...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-02-2008
Replies: 3,330
Views: 653,441
Posted By MABON01
Location

Southern Lake Michigan
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-29-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 4,308
Posted By MABON01
As for eye splices, I have tried and tried to...

As for eye splices, I have tried and tried to splice double braid and it always looks like a snake that ate a camel.[/quote]

Try giving about 6-8 feet of slack in the line, rather than the couple...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 4,308
Posted By MABON01
I like to use the 3M 101 and 4000UV sealants. ...

I like to use the 3M 101 and 4000UV sealants. They work great and have never had any problems with them. As for the Halyards; most of the boats I've saild on in the 30 - 40' range run 1/2" rope. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-28-2008
Replies: 24
Views: 4,526
Posted By MABON01
West Marine has priced themselves out of the...

West Marine has priced themselves out of the market (Look at your competetors pricing); I'll stop my rant here.... I just bought all new running rigging from defender. All Samson lines and I do the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By MABON01
Stripping (NO, not that kind)

I used "Oven Cleaner" to remove the old name on my boat... It melted off like a hot knife in butter and didnt touch the gel. I also used it to remove the Zebra Mussles that were still attached to my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By MABON01
I'll second the motion to move to stainless. If...

I'll second the motion to move to stainless. If you want to keep the Al. find a place that does anodizing near you. Here (Indiana) I use "Remote Control" to do my andozing, Have them strip and hard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-20-2008
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By MABON01
Ummmm............ Try contacting the manufacturer...

Ummmm............ Try contacting the manufacturer and asking what it is.....
Just an Idea....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-16-2008
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By MABON01
Personally I think these racers are a bunch of...

Personally I think these racers are a bunch of P*&&%#s. They are taking the Panama canal and not go'in "Round the Horn", What the heck is that all about? (LOL) As an aside, nay, an actuallity.... I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-12-2008
Replies: 58
Views: 16,160
Posted By MABON01
How about just using gaffs (climbing gear in the...

How about just using gaffs (climbing gear in the tree and utility business); they would work great on a wood mast, though hell to get a bite on an aluminum one.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-03-2008
Replies: 359
Views: 41,412
Posted By MABON01
By all means if you want to...

Go ahead and rename your boat as you see fit; afterall, it is going to be an extension of you. Just remember to do a denaming cerimony (superstitious or just more fun) and a proper renaming cerimony...
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