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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-25-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 6,272
Posted By twilk
Sail Repair- sewing machines

Hello scuppers
Sewing a thick piece like mentioned is the rare sewing situation most of us are likely to encounter.
It makes little sense to buy a heavy duty industrial machine for something were...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-25-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By twilk
sealer for bronze port

I have to reseal a bronze port in a fiberglass boat.
What is the best material?
For economy I''d like to use the same product for bedding the bronze port to the boat and also for resetting the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-25-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 1,076
Posted By twilk
Refinishing brass

I''m sure some of you have run into the same problam as mine.
It seems brass hardware has a laquer coating. Cleaning up brass light fixtures and instruments leaves a light yellow washed out look....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-25-2003
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By twilk
need hardware supplier- please help

I am looking into adding a bowsprit (anchor platform type) and need a supplier for good quality hardware to attach the mast stay and stem eye. A one piece unit would be great. Something that holds...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-24-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By twilk
Boat dreams

Piece of cake.
Here''s a thing to consider. Are you a good boat mechanic? Many great yachts are sitting
destined for the chain saw because the cost of fiberglass work is more than the cost of the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-24-2003
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By twilk
To buy a ''''74 Laser?

Owner says the sails are in good condition. RED FLAG RED FLAG
I''ve looked at over 100 boats in my current boat search.
Most sails are rags. The crap people sail with amazes me.
Count on new...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-24-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 2,812
Posted By twilk
Cutter to sloop

This is something I have to say.
I hear sooo many opinions of the sloop vs cutter question but always wonder if the person with the opinion ever owned a cutter.
Many times I doubt they''ve ever...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-23-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 6,272
Posted By twilk
Sail Repair- sewing machines

Please believe what I''m telling you here.
ALL SEWING MACHINES ARE BASICLY THE SAME
They all sew the same stitches.
these are facts
Older singer home machines are often the same as commercial...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-22-2003
Replies: 14
Views: 6,272
Posted By twilk
Sail Repair- sewing machines

I own a sewing shop and also collect sewing machines. my advice is to use any machine that will sew what you want to sew. Don''t spend money on an expensive "sailors" sewing machine.
Go to a yard...
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