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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By pfile
Re: Mooring ball slap damaging my awlgrip topside ?

That sounds like a great idea also, thanks. Our mooring ball has a metal shackle at the top.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By pfile
Re: Mooring ball slap damaging my awlgrip topside ?

Sorry I didn't mean to start the awlgrip versus gelcoat thing. Truth be told we are newbies when we purchased the boat I wouldn't have done so if I had known now what I know about Awlgrip. For...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By pfile
Mooring ball slap damaging my awlgrip topside ?

Hi,

After one season on a mooring ball our boat Awlgrip is damaged from the mooring ball slapping against the topside. Looks like a rash of white chips along the racing green sides :-(

The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By pfile
Re: Filling voids prior to gel coat ?

Hi Rich,

Thanks for your response. I do actually have some of this on hand, West Sytem and cabosil.

The reason I asked and thought that perhaps the West was not good for this purpose was that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By pfile
Filling voids prior to gel coat ?

Hi all,

I have several void on my deck where the fiberglass is showing and the gelcoat had chipped away. Also some small chips.

What is the best product to apply to the bare fiberglass prior...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-13-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By pfile
Re: Recommend a portable battery charger/maintainer

Thanks for the recommendations guys. I think I will take install a proper marine charger following the advice on mainsails site.

Thx
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-07-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By pfile
Recommend a portable battery charger/maintainer

Hey All,

We are on our second season with the boat and last season had a bad experience with a Schumacher portable marine charger that I noticed was hitting 16v (I checked this with a multimeter)...
Forum: Long Island   09-06-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By pfile
Recommended weekend cruise from Port Washington

Hi,

I'm looking for some recommendations for a weekend cruise from our mooring in Port Washington.

We are still fairly new to the game this is our first season on our 30' sailboat and would...
Forum: Diesel   07-22-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By pfile
Re: R&D engine mounts

I've just installed some from PSS- haven't splashed yet but they did drop in as a perfect fit and seemed to be very well built.
Forum: Diesel   07-18-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By pfile
Re: Replaced engine mounts now how do I align ?

Great info guys and thanks. I will report back.
Forum: Diesel   07-16-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By pfile
Replaced engine mounts now how do I align ?

Hi,

I've replaced the engine mounts on my Sabre 30 W18 engine and now am faced with aligning the engine.

I'm a little daunted.

Any tips from the experts would be much appreciated, need to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-08-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By pfile
Re: Our winter "to do" list...Done

Hi Josrulz,

I have an 86 S30. How did you do the gelcoat replacement? How did you match the Sabre color?

Thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-08-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 3,660
Posted By pfile
Re: Schumacher XCS15 overcharging ?

Hi Brian,

Thanks for the response. I'm a little shocked that a consumer product I've just purchased could be so blatantly crap. Going to see if I can get my money back.

There is a Ray...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-06-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 3,660
Posted By pfile
Schumacher XCS15 overcharging ?

Hi,

I usually place my battery switch to both and connect the Schumacher for charging about once every 2 weeks during winter.

I noticed that my wet deep cycle marine battery banks were...
Forum: US Northeast   10-12-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,092
Posted By pfile
Re: Winter Storage - City Island or Port Washington?

Hi Guys,

Thanks for suggestions. I will investigate tomorrow to see if the lazy jacks can be pulled in towards the mast. I did find a line that eased them but it's not really that helpful. As you...
Forum: US Northeast   10-11-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,092
Posted By pfile
Re: Winter Storage - City Island or Port Washington?

Oh and another thing that I love, when I get my sails all trimmed up, she just sails along on the same tack for ages. I could sit back and enjoy the ride. It takes a long while before she heads up or...
Forum: US Northeast   10-11-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,092
Posted By pfile
Re: Winter Storage - City Island or Port Washington?

By the way, I took her out this past Saturday on my own. Most of my friends live in Manhattan and don't get the concept of how much fun this is... don't want to take the trek out to Port Washington...
Forum: US Northeast   10-10-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,092
Posted By pfile
Re: Winter Storage - City Island or Port Washington?

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the help!

I did speak with George at MBSY and he told me about not being able to paint at the yard but was open to me working on my boat (and lord knows there's a lot of...
Forum: US Northeast   10-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,092
Posted By pfile
Re: Winter Storage - City Island or Port Washington?

Oh and this grounding was as I was motoring out of the mooring field and in view of several couples sitting in their cockpits enjoying sun downers who pointed out that "it's on the charts"

Doh!
Forum: US Northeast   10-05-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,092
Posted By pfile
Winter Storage - City Island or Port Washington?

Taking some of the great advice that I received here (with thanks) this my first season and I kept my Sabre 30 on a mooring in Port Washington, which was great.

I looked at hauling for this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-15-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,775
Posted By pfile
Re: Refinishing companionway steps

Hi MarkSF,

Looks like a lovely job. May I ask how did you sweat out the dents and fill ?

I have numerous small nicks and dents along galley teak fiddles and several larger dents in my sole...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-14-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,749
Posted By pfile
Re: Recommend a Marina? need a slip NY, LIS, NJ area

Hi,

Thanks for the great advice once again. Been away for a couple of days. We went to check out the Brewers at Port Washington, take about an hour off the commute to the boat. The docks are a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,749
Posted By pfile
Re: Recommend a Marina? need a slip NY, LIS, NJ area

Hi,

Thanks for the suggestions. Spoke with Brewers in Port Washington, $25 per ftper month for a 30 footer.

Going to check into the other places for comparison and swing by to take a look....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-10-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,749
Posted By pfile
Recommend a Marina? need a slip NY, LIS, NJ area

Hi,

I'm looking for a marina to keep my new 30 footer in the New York area, can anyone recommend anything?

Currently she is in Stratford CT which is a 2 hour drive for me. I'm looking for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-02-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,067
Posted By pfile
Re: How on earth do I clean black streaks and old name from AWLGRIP?

Hi SchockT, thanks for the tip, I will try a magic eraser today and see how it works out.
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