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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-28-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 1,412
Posted By ambianceack
Re: How to put epoxy for screw mounting into a void???

A threaded nut insert might work for your situation. I think STANELY makes them for plastic materials, review the specifications and see if it will work for your application.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2015
Replies: 114
Views: 7,080
Posted By ambianceack
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 1,514
Posted By ambianceack
I installed a groco and a few spartan sea cocks...

I installed a groco and a few spartan sea cocks some with bolting through the hull and some with stainless lag screws into the blocking. They were the same lag screws from the original Wilcox...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-02-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,175
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Favorite inflatable and colapsable kayaks

A folding kayak that I paddled and sailed for many years was a Klepper. It might work on a sailboat. They fold up into two bags. But the kayaks are expensive.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-28-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Outboard repair books or classes

I rebuilt my 2.5hp Suzuki 4-stroke this winter using the SELOC manual, I have one for the Yamaha 9hp 4 stroke too. try Seloc Marine Home Page (http://www.selocmarine.com) or iboats.com
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 967
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Need help with botched thru hull installation

That's unfortunate, having gone through the school of doing something twice and wondering what would work and the inevitable question if...? I have always found taken everything apart, salvaging...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-06-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,131
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Mast Inspection Opinions

I agree with ValleylyJ. The Lanocote sold by Forespar should be sufficient to help thwart electrolysis. Not sure if you can climb your mast but my thought is that applying the bead of 4200 or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2015
Replies: 36
Views: 2,131
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Mast Inspection Opinions

I would remove the unit too, using the technique MarkSF describes. Is it possible to slide the sleeve up or down the mast for removal rather than spreading it apart; or is there too much hardware in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-08-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By ambianceack
Re: internal halyards

Ok. I have had success with the electrician fish tape but it gets tricky since the tape can wrap the around other lines, wires etc...inside the mast. you might have to pull any bolts or even the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-06-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,462
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Mono hull to Cat

Hi Slayer-

I did not read the above but to answer your question go for the multihull. I chartered one for the first time last fall and it was fun. A few hints that I discovered, To Tack, have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-04-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,641
Posted By ambianceack
I used the petit hydrocoat, ablative last summer...

I used the petit hydrocoat, ablative last summer and it worked fine. We keep the boat on a mooring in nantucket harbor may thru September, we are cruisers. minimal growth. A little touch up this...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-02-2015
Replies: 35
Views: 1,641
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Wood filler?

I cut the board three times and it's still too short, glued it back together and now its too long. I just do not get it?

if its not an exact measurement could you shave a little off the ends,...
Forum: Chartering   12-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Martinique: Sail North or South?

I do not think you can go wrong in either direction. We went with Dream Yacht Charters out of Le Marin, Martinique for seven days and sailed south into St Lucia this past October. There is some...
Forum: Chartering   10-14-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 4,905
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Dream Yacht Charters BVI

Had a great experience with Dream Yacht Charters in Martinique. No issues with the 42' Catana named Tesla. I am pretty sure you will have a great experience too in the BVI. I would encourage you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-26-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Section of gelcoat worn through on cabintop

yes you can paint with gel coat, as with any paint job, a good prep is a good bond. Information at www.jamestowndistributors.com might be helpful for your project
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-13-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Catalina 22- Patching Sail, Weathered rigging & Teak, Hull stain cleaning?

Catalina Direct: (http://www.catalinadirect.com) is a good source for parts. as others have said the mending dots/sail tape should work in the main part of the sail.
FSR might work. Mary Kotes...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-05-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Sailing opportunities near Rockport ME.

I always enjoyed the deer isle/stonington area or points further downeast you might want to look around muscongus bay
Forum: Chartering   08-06-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 4,905
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Dream Yacht Charters BVI

I am headed to Martinique during October 2014 for a bareboat charter and will post after the trip.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-31-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 2,264
Posted By ambianceack
Re: bermuda 40

I have been on a B40 a few times going from the Chesapeake to Southwest Harbor and thought the boat handled just fine. Crossed the Gulf of Maine in a six to ten foot sea and headwind at night and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-11-2014
Replies: 72
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Views: 4,585
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Arthur

http://http://www.ack.net/StormGallery2070514.html

The storm came in a little closer than expected, about 45 boats washed up on shore. Most of the boats were less than 20-feet were a few in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-05-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Suzuki 2.5 security to dink

I don't. I just take the red safety cord and leave it at the dock. This keeps the honest people honest and well the true thieves would get it no matter what lock you put on it. I own some nice...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-29-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Thinking About a Solar Vent

just installed the 4" nicro about a month ago, has made a big difference with moisture problems and has greatly reduced the mildew smell in the cabin when coming back to the boat after being closed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-18-2014
Replies: 165
Views: 9,756
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Help me plan my cruise North!

In the event you do not have it, get the Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book. Use the boston harbor tide for calculating vineyard sound tide.

For moorings: at Cuttyhunk are first come first serve, you...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-17-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,888
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Mooring Line

Check this video out, if the link works, if not go to offcenterharbor.com It might help answer some of your questions.

NEW VIDEO: What's In a Mooring?

Searsport harbor is similar to where...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By ambianceack
Re: Main sail can be difficult to raise

I was having trouble with my main sail too. I used McLube, and cleaned the track even went as far as painting the mast and having the track in perfect condition. Come to find out the slug on the...
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