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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-03-2007
Replies: 90
Views: 6,460
Posted By soapstone
Lurking?

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: 745
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: 4,261
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: 1,157
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: 679
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: 3,120
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: 694
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: 4,695
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: 872
Posted By soapstone
electric woes

Hello-

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: 1,260
Posted By soapstone
No clue re: outboard motor!? Saltwater question!

Hello-

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
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Views: 1,362
Posted By soapstone
lexan

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: 1,123
Posted By soapstone
new yanmar engines

Hello-

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?

Dave
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-15-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 790
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: 1,759
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: 1,441
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: 1,339
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: 2,167
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: 8,564
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: 936
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: 1,329
Posted By soapstone
lightning protection

Hello-

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: 699
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: 986
Posted By soapstone
saildrive?

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: 2,210
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: 3,114
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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