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Search: Posts Made By: desert rat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Days Ago
Replies: 41
Views: 1,246
Posted By desert rat
Re: very small batches of resin???

Mark 1 eyeballs, in a little clear plastic cup, hardener by the drop. Like mixing bondo. sometimes to fast and sometimes to slow. Small quantities are always harder to measure plus or minus a %.
Forum: Diesel 6 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By desert rat
Re: Cutlass Housing Issue

How about installing a heavy bronze collar for the cutlas bearing. How to hold it in and to the fiberglass still eludes me. Perhaps large splines or a strap, perhaps bolts for splines. The longer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,169
Posted By desert rat
Re: Water vs Gas

Dry composting toilet - no holding tank.
Forum: Living Aboard 1 Week Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 4,900
Posted By desert rat
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Guitarguy the condo needs a haul out and bottom paint.
Newhaul I lived in Macdonald county mo for several years.
live and let live as long as they do likewise. Different strokes for different...
Forum: C & C 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By desert rat
Re: Leaky hatches.

butyl. Smaller companionway or larger hatch cover. Perhaps a wooden or metal adaptor,
like an ell bracket or something that presents a larger area.
Forum: Cal 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By desert rat
re: Turnbuckles Cal 30

The gadget for tightening your standing rigging? Turnbuckle I think. At least as strong as the originals.
I can't spell and I am a native speaker.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By desert rat
Re: Hydraulic steering problem help

The whole system seems well used. Time for a refit. All new gasgets and seals, fresh oil, clean everything inside and out. Professional rebuild on rams, pistons, replace valve.
Refit make it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 1,650
Posted By desert rat
Re: What would cause this?

The Sherlock Holmes award is to be shared equally by sony2000 and boatpoker.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By desert rat
Re: The moving pivot point

I have the idea in my head but I need a boat before i can even imagine the ah haa that
would go with the Idea. Would this be the feeling that goes with the term tender (not a dinghy)?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By desert rat
Re: Microscope

The price on the OMAX is stellar. The Swift I looked at (research grade) was 1,500. In the past when I looked at other manufacturers of research grade microscopes Swift was competitave. At the price...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 853
Posted By desert rat
Re: Microscope

I have always been a fan of Swift, but the digital sensor and display is something I never looked for. You should be able to get it as a stand alone add on to any scope. If you want the digital...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By desert rat
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 717
Posted By desert rat
Re: Question for Boat Builders

Here is a specific question. Is it possible to join two pieces of polycarbonate (lexan) so
that the joint either chemically or thermal so the joint is as strong as the original lexan?
Thinking of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By desert rat
Re: 10 reasons to visit Italy...

White wine and calamari. Not to mention all the other fine food.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 193
Views: 10,391
Posted By desert rat
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,176
Posted By desert rat
Re: Caulk for toerail...

magic fingers (vise grips), will hold a nut below even when you are topside.
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By desert rat
Re: How long will a barel hold oil if the cylinder and rings are in good condition?

TY. Verry interesting. I would have expected the oil to stay for years. Perhaps the rings or the cilinder or both have worn enough to increase end gap. perhaps, perhaps, perhaps,
I don't know. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,096
Posted By desert rat
Re: Looking for premium coastal cruiser 39 LOA or less

For coastal cruseing I would want a boat that could snake up a small stream to hide from
a storm or dry out safely on a mud flat as the tide goes out. 39 ft seems a bit large. As above the English...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 6,960
Posted By desert rat
Re: Why are wheels so big?

Now I understand why a worm gear never caught on. TY.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-20-2014
Replies: 610
Views: 45,016
Posted By desert rat
Re: I hate boats...

And I thought that I was parinoid.
Coolant temp
oil temp
oil pressure
voltage and amperage
Exhaust temp (turbo charger only)
low point drains manual
anti siphon reliable no expense spared...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-19-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,285
Posted By desert rat
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-18-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,108
Posted By desert rat
Re: You know it's bad when....

precision purcusive controle -- Anyone ever play pinball? BFH Is a term I learned in the army dealing with tank maintenance and they mean bigger.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-14-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 1,562
Posted By desert rat
Re: I can't kick the old school

1851 schooner America. Beautiful, fast, lots of room, Reproductions only.
Forum: Living Aboard 11-10-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By desert rat
Re: How to buy

Looks as if I am the killjoy this time. If you had a car house that the same house on the market was selling for 70K and someone offered one just like it for 15K well uhm. I would at least take a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-08-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By desert rat
Re: Recommend a decent Hand Salve?

Farm supply stores carry bag balm for cow udders. There is nothing better.
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