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Search: Posts Made By: i_amcdn
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Deck Scupper: Tiny Leak

I actually tried to do this but with some West Systems epoxy. I made a mess and it ended up being just a thin coat. I then thought of the eavestrough repair stuff as I was fixing my eaves.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Stringer/Floor repair

I have used 6-10 alone on the deck where my teak hand rails were screwed into some raised "knobs". Those "knobs" are / were the only place on my boat with wood inside fiberglass. The rest of the boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Deck Scupper: Tiny Leak

I got laughed at by some here last year when I fixed a similar problem with my cockpit drain but my fix worked.
The drain is a glassed in tube about 18" long, dating from 1981. I had very limited...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 766
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: jib track bolts, big phillips?

If you are taking them out then the next step is to throw them out.

Replace them all with Robertsons.

Phillips are the #2 worst screw head in the world, only surpassed for PITA'ness by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,346
Views: 475,428
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

And the outside view of the stern
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,346
Views: 475,428
Posted By i_amcdn
Motor Lift Bracket re-inforcement

My problem:
Old motor lift bracket with Honda 8 HP 4 stroke. Creaks and groans; loudly when motoring through significant waves.
Bracket was held on by 4 bolts that went through a 3/4 wooden plate...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: finally out of the deep freeze!

I am on the hard and even though I cover the hatchway and cockpit with a tarp somehow a little bit of water sneaks in. Nothing as bad as my first winter when I installed new windows in November and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Tacky West Systems Epoxy

Cold was the culprit.

I have left them in our 2nd bathroom with door closed and light on for added heat (we rarely turned on our apartment heater all during this killer winter just finished and I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Tacky West Systems Epoxy

Oh crap...
Looks like I am removing it all...but I will let cure for a few days inside warmth of apartment first.

Epoxy Problem Solving | WEST SYSTEM how to use guides...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By i_amcdn
Tacky West Systems Epoxy

Ok, me thinks I screwed up.
Sanded the tiller and four teak hand rails that I removed last fall from the roof of my cabin and pop top. Stained them; let dry 24 hours.

Yesterday AM I added a coat...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By i_amcdn
Australian Yacht found by Air Canada

But can they find my lost luggage?

Air Canada flight finds stranded Australian yacht - CNN.com (http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/18/travel/australia-yacht-rescue/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Former HMCS Annapolis sinking

Surprised that AC flew 737 for awhile. I never actually saw one in use as part of their fleet. I always thought that the new 737's on order would be the first.

You can dive the Avro Arrow scraps...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Mapping depth by dinghy

I cannot find it on his site now but I do recall reading how Walker Mangum created his own charts around Anegada Island, BVI using his dinghy, a sounding line and his GPS. The GPS charting there is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,392
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Raising & lowering sails

The problem I have is while motoring out from the marina a loose halyard gets wrapped around the mast light @ spreaders. What I do now is attach a bungee to the halyard shackle and run that down to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 4,545
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Keel repair - PICS

Here is mine from May 2014. I was wire brushing the old bottom paint when I notice weeping at trailing edge of keel. Poked with screwdriver and it leaked. Drilled a couple of holes along bottom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-11-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 2,639
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Jib sheet knot catching on stays...

Timing is 99% of everything in life.

The only cleat up front on my Edel is a centre mounted cleat about 4 ft back from the furler. If I don't tighten up the loose jib sheet as the FIRST step in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Does VHF need external antenna?

Thank you all.
As Gilda Radner said "It's always something."
I am not dropping the mast to run a wire, drill exit holes in deck and mast, etc.
I will get a handheld and skip the battery this year....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: The Dock Shoppe is back

Well hopefully I see Larry this month when I am @ TRS for a seminar.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 5,649
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: West Marine pulling out of Canada

Well damn as boatboy pointed out to me in another thread WM downtown is gone,
I am on the hard near Cherry and Commissioners street so WM was a 5 min drive away. With all of the construction on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: The Dock Shoppe is back

Well that sucks big time. I was "just" there when I hauled out late Oct. Larry was my go to guy for advice and I spent the bulk of my boat bucks with him. Now he will be replaced by more 650 sq ft...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: The Dock Shoppe is back

I used to live in that tower. I used a push cart to take the beer cases across the street to Queens Quay Sailing for race night.

Could not stand the 24/7 noise of the Gardiner Expy right below me...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 1,125
Posted By i_amcdn
Does VHF need external antenna?

I have inherited an old West Marine Zephyer VHF radio from a friend who upgraded on his Cal-27.

He has a mast antenna. I have none on my bare bones Edel 665. I don't even have a battery yet so...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: 12 volt hifi numpty needs MP 3 help

I have my Android tablet loaded with MP3. Link it to my BOSE mini sound dock via Bluetooth. Tablet stays down below mostly. Speaker sits just underneath sliding hatch and acts like a speaker box. Of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-05-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,465
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Hull Painting Please Help

I paid $800 for my Edel 22 with cradle and Honda 8HP so I splurged on brightsides.

did the hull year 1 and the deck last year. Hull has some overlap ripples from my beginner's roll and tip effort....
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-01-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 3,507
Posted By i_amcdn
Re: Mistake #4: *Getting the Wrong Catamaran for Your Voyaging Agenda.

Also check out Zero to Cruising! (http://www.zerotocruising.com) . Go back tho their first blog entry and spend a half day reading up to now in their journey from 2008 to learn to sail, buying their...
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