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Search: Posts Made By: rhr1956
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By rhr1956
Re: fill in old screw holes on boom?

Devcon aluminum filled epoxy ( it up, apply and let cure. You can file, sand, drill and tap or paint...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Experienced Rain Dancers Wanted

This Texas drought thing is getting old. The lakes statewide are in bad shape. Our lake is down 9 feet now. The North Texas Water authority has had us at stage 3 (can only water lawns 2 days a month)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By rhr1956
Experienced Rain Dancers Wanted

Here on Lake Ray Hubbard we are needing a little rain asap. This is a photo of my friend's 50' motorsailer. The next picture shows the cribbing that he bolted to the dock to give the boat something...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2014
Replies: 125
Views: 6,146
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Why do people still use depth sounders?

They provide something to look at and sometimes they give reason to have a conversation of impending peril.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Mast weight

It's going to weigh about 80lbs plus whatever may be mounted on it such as winches, matshead, blocks etc.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Rust stains on non-skid

Barkeepers Friend is basically oxalic acid. It will get the rust out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-05-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By rhr1956
Re: How Do You Weld A Mast

Convert Your Sloop to a Double-Headsail Rig | Sail Magazine (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By rhr1956
Awesome Gelcoat Cleaner

(I have no vested interest in this product...just passing on a two thumbs up)
A friend gave me a container of these Express Wipes ( Yesterday I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-07-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Daysailer AGM Battery - what's good?

Years ago I used an air cooled 1.5 HP outboard called a "Cruise and Carry" to move my little one-man bass boat. It was very light weight and worked great. You might want to check this out....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-05-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Daysailer AGM Battery - what's good?

A trolling motor will do you just fine. You can get a "good enough" deep cycle battery at Bass Pro Shop, Walmart just about anyplace. Get a big one. Also…AGM batteries need to be charged with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-02-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,220
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Bird nests in the boom

How about a short piece of a pool noodle. It could come in handy if someone falls off the boat!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By rhr1956
Re: depth sounder install wax cleanup??

I would try amonia. Stinky but the best cleaner I've ever used for just about anything.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2014
Replies: 1,276
Views: 435,648
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I made a drill brush for cleaning the non-skid areas of the boat. It took about five minutes and less than $3.00 plus it works GREAT!
HDX Soap and Scrub Kitchen Brush-139HDXRM at The Home Depot...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By rhr1956
Re: J24 Cabin Sole - Veneer stained-What to do?

UPDATE...We scrubbed the cabin sole with BarKeepers Friend and water...and a white Scotchbrite pad. Rinsed very well with clear water from the garden hose. Toweled dry and then followed up with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-02-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By rhr1956
J24 Cabin Sole - Veneer stained-What to do?

My friend brought over his cabin sole and some assorted pieces of teak for me to refinish. The old varnish on the sole was literally falling off. I removed 90% with a broad knife. The rest required...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-29-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By rhr1956
Re: I'm looking for a tool recomendation for grinding

I've used a variable speed drill (corded) with a flap wheel to remove the rust and old paint on my outdoor meat smoker with good success.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-18-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,289
Posted By rhr1956
Re: What size winches?

Lewmar 7's on my Pearson 26.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-15-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 2,115
Posted By rhr1956
Re: should I be offended?

This thread makes me wonder...What constitutes a "Rare Bird". Obviously a one of a kind sailboat is a rare bird. But what really is rare? Five produced, or Ten, or Fifty...One Hundred?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Powdercoating steel centerboard?

Powdercoat is very durable, much more so than standard paint. I'm not sure how the durability compares to two-part paints, but I would think they should be similar. I made a spinnaker pole out of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,519
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Admidship Ladder: Folding Dock Ladder

For what it's worth...I located mine just aft of the shrouds. The shrouds provide and place to grab hold of when climbing aboard. Plus...people aren't dripping all over the cockpit. I would recommend...
Forum: Apps & Authors 03-06-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,919
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Yacht Question From Author

I agree..."Coach Roof" is the raised portion of the cabin providing interior head room on a boat.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-05-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By rhr1956
Re: You guys see this crazy video?

Even with that much heel, it's a long effin' way to the water!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-26-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By rhr1956
Anybody from Rhode Island coming to Texas?

I have found a replacement rudder for my boat. Do you have any ideas on cheap shipping from Rhode Island to Texas. Common carriers want way too much money. To large to ship on Greyhound. My only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,676
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Butyl tape good or bad

I ordered a couple rolls last fall from MaineSail. I never received them but it wasn't his fault. My stupid little Podunk Post Office said they delivered it to my house. Not so. Then I filled out the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-17-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 633
Posted By rhr1956
Re: Stiff Rudder...all of a sudden?

If I had a GoPro I could stick it on a poll and get a good look without going into the water. I digress...
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