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Search: Posts Made By: soapstone
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-03-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 6,368
Posted By soapstone

There are those who say it is better to say nothing and be thought a fool, than to post and remove all doubt. :rolleyes: Same is certainly true for me as regards lurking.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-19-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By soapstone
Selling a boat

I'm looking to sell a sailboat that's been gracing the backyard for a couple of years.. Does anyone have any good ideas about where to advertise it? It's not an expensive boat, so a broker isn't...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-03-2005
Replies: 8
Views: 4,089
Posted By soapstone
MacGregor 25 to Bahamas?

I used to have a MacGregor 25. IMHO- it would be suicidal to take one off-shore... Because it''s so light, it snap rolls like a demon and doesn''t have enough mass to tack into a steep chop. (It...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By soapstone
Charging adapter for phones, laptops,etc

It depends how handy you are...

If the item requires only a small amount of power, and requires an odd voltage, you can make your own pretty easily if you know how to soldier and know a bit about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-04-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By soapstone
Boat Move in New England

I used jocylins (sp?) to move a boat from the Nashua area to CT. Thought that they did well by me, and the price was competitive.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2004
Replies: 25
Views: 3,019
Posted By soapstone
Best way to remove barrier coat

I just finished doing a similar job on my boat. The PO had put barrier coat over old bottom paint, and it was peeling pretty badly. A real mess to get off.

I found two products capable of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By soapstone
Rust colored organisms

Are you certain that at some time you or a yard mechanic didn''t use your cockpit as a saw horse to cut off or grind a piece of metal? Small particles will stick pretty well and can be tough to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-25-2004
Replies: 8
Views: 4,499
Posted By soapstone
Johnson Sailmaster 6 vs Me

Sounds as if it is the carb to me. I used to have an 8HP Johnson much like it. I''d recommend getting a carb kit and a decent repair manual, as they have lots of good pictures... If memory serves,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By soapstone
electric woes


If you are using a digital meter, which most are these days, the input sensitivity is so high that any kind of stray signal can register. Digital circuits from things like on-board...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2004
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By soapstone
No clue re: outboard motor!? Saltwater question!


If you can get access to it, practical sailor recently did a pretty good comparison of outboards. Might be worth checking it out.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-19-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,345
Posted By soapstone

I just purchased a pice for a set of drop boards/hatches that I''m building. Got it at the local glass store. Cost $20 for a piece of 1/4" smoked Lexan about 12x15.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,099
Posted By soapstone
new yanmar engines


Has anyone heard anything about when Yanmar will release their new 15 HP diesel? Or would you choose the current 18HP on the assumption that the new engine would be unproven?

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-15-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 775
Posted By soapstone
Strange Electrical Fire

Sure, I''ve seen it in 3 phase systems. We once had an electrician get his color codes backwards. Was that way for years,,, until we connected two computers on opposite ends of the building with an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,718
Posted By soapstone
Keel bolt issue

In a previous life I did plumbing and electrical maintenance in a factory. We used to use a product called spraysalvo from chesterton that was nothing short of amazing. You could spray it on a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-10-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 1,418
Posted By soapstone
Help! What brand engine should I buy?

I''m planning the same for my boat in the spring. Have to agree with you about the Beta. It''s not just the Kubota parts, but from what I''ve read they also do a good job of using common source...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By soapstone
Jeff and all the outher realy smart guys and galls

One thought might be this- in looking at the pictures of your boat, it looks to me as if the entry gets a little fine at the bow, especially if it is riding a little high as you suggest. Might be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-19-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 2,137
Posted By soapstone
home built dink

If you can find the time, take the wooden boat building course at Mystic seaport, I did and recommend it highly. One of the things they teach is how to build a boat from a simple table of offsets,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-05-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 8,308
Posted By soapstone
fresh water tank repair

I''d strongly recommend grinding the tank out and getting something stronger.

But having said that, has anyone tried a petex candle? If not familiar with them, it''s a white plastic candle that...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-28-2003
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By soapstone
Deck hardware

Hate to disagree- but I once owned a boat that the previuos owner used 5200 on.. Had core rot everyplace that the 5200 had dried up and leaked.

I suggest using the epoxy method described above. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-21-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,309
Posted By soapstone
lightning protection


I''m looking for input for providing a lightning ground. The boat has an encapsulated keel, so there are no keel bolts to attach to.

I''m hearing that pretty much anything that you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-24-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By soapstone
Looking for ANY old Dinghy/Jonboat in New England

I''ve got a 6 foot FG dingy available in Eastern CT. $200 if interested.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-10-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By soapstone

I''m in the process of a complete refit of my good ol'' 27'' sailboat. One of the jobs is to be re-power. It was originally inboard diesel. All of that was removed, including stern tube and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-15-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 2,169
Posted By soapstone
everyone - need keel solution

On my boat, there is vermiculite sand poured in a cavity on the leading edge of the keel. This is to absorb the hit if you run aground without causing de-lamination. You might try to figure out if...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-24-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 3,057
Posted By soapstone
How to Sell Sailboat without A Broker?

I did the following: Bought a cheap digital camera, took a dozen or so snaps of my old boat showing all views, sails, etc. and created a web page. My ISP allows a free page. The Netscape editing...
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