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Forum: Other Brands   1 Week Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By deltaten
Re: New owner of a Parker Dawson 26 Ketch

My ! What a curiously pretty little pocket cruiser! Probably the smallest CC design I've ever seen. :D Visually, quite balanced, too. As a matter of fact; I was wondering just what my W27 would look...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 668
Posted By deltaten
Re: Tender choice - 8 or ten foot

The WB line; while "salty" looking ,is far from a perfect tender. I know, 'cause I have one. ;) Rows OK; but sails likea sttone
"Money no object"? Well, yer cash might be be better spent on a dink...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 1,346
Posted By deltaten
Re: Powering Bilge at Mooring Ball/Power Question

look up Interstate batteries. I have a GRP 27 that has a 180 ah rating.IDK the mum offhamd/ but know it,s s real tough piece. Some sort of semi-hybrid FLA
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 903
Posted By deltaten
Re: $20 million fantasy


Second the beach shack idea, spend a couple grand on what I have, then invest enuff to have a perpetual cruising fund.
Give the rest away to needful sailors .
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By deltaten
Re: Inboard Hull Deck Joint Flange Leak - Tartan 34-2

IMHO, glassing over from inside is a fool's errand. It *may* stop the ingress for a short term; but will leak eventually.
AFA removing nthe screws?? Probably need help to handle the task. Wood-type...
Forum: Watkins   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By deltaten
Re: Deck core replacement

so Bacchus....
How,d it go?
curious minds wanna know?:
Forum: Watkins   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 13,115
Posted By deltaten
Re: Going to look at a Watkins 27.....

Sorry for the time lapse. I don't regularly check in down here.
A 24 foot etension ladder. i9s the minimum. I used a 28 this last. time and it was a lot of excess weight atop. I foot it just...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-03-2015
Replies: 37
Views: 2,120
Posted By deltaten
Re: Best Upgrades This Year

End of last season added a new-ish main ansd the mast mounted. winch to handle it. Installed side-deck drain/s to alleviate pooled water as ya step aboard.......wonderful! Cut access. hatches thru...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   10-03-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By deltaten
Re: Build from the inside out????

Wow !
'This old chestnut pops up?! It's from back. before I sprung the $$ for the Watkins; which, BTW. *is* damm'd near bigger on the inside than out! ;) Having been aboard (off'n'onj) for near...
Forum: Watkins   09-28-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 13,115
Posted By deltaten
Re: Going to look at a Watkins 27.....

Wow! Nine months. Where has time gone?
I lost near half the season due to house. sale, then squirreling away the stuff. LOL Have been aboard full-time since w/e before Labor day A multitude of...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-24-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By deltaten
Re: Dinghy Dummy

Options, options!?
Cheapie, PVC air-floor?
Use it as a toy for the kidsat dock! ;)

Hypalon, hard deck RIB in great shape otherwise?
Fix it!
Evaluate the above at a "cost vs return" against a...
Forum: Watkins   09-20-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By deltaten
Re: Mainsail rigging


My '80 was/is rigged simply by an end boom-transom fiddle block and cam catch arrangement. I believe all were originally done this way. You *could* go optional with traveller/s aND OR...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,771
Posted By deltaten
Re: Resin stanchions

Thanks for the update. Keep us apprised of developments. Looking good :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-22-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By deltaten
Re: Foam sanding block--where?

"Pulled out"??

Same as mine. The gell is burned/eroded away outside the decal-protected area.
Firm sanding block and take the surface down to match.
Or simply live with it ;)
Forum: Diesel   06-18-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By deltaten
Re: Universal compression check confusion

I'd be more concerned with the even-ness of the numbers across the cylinders. ..say within a few pounds per. 450 # (as new) down to 337 nominal? I'd be happy with the 300+ *IF* all were within a...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-08-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 2,015
Posted By deltaten
Re: Your top 3 production boat alterations

My list of three mods?

More/bigger vents/hatches
More/better cabinetry, storage
better access to aft bilge to use space below to better advantage.

Plans afoot for all three. Since I need to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-08-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By deltaten
Re: High Carbon Monoxide readings

Some stink-potter nearby fired up his 500 cu.. in. pair of diesels and flooded your area with fumes.
Happens to me alla the timewhen fish boat w/an OB behind (upwind) me fires up his...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-12-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,771
Posted By deltaten
Re: Resin stanchions

now you,ve got the casting down, mebbe try lost wax cast in plaster(?) and try yer hand at backyard bronze?For the talent and ingenuity you,ve shown, it should be a nice challenge ;)
best to...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay   05-11-2015
Replies: 392
Views: 22,750
Posted By deltaten
Re: 2015 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Finally done!

'Bout wore myself out this past w/e polishing and waxing topsides, moving standsto [paint patches of non-blue and moving the newly placed mast step to a better position.. Too many...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By deltaten
Mast foot block ??

Had a bit of a "whoopsie" lowering the mast last Nov., so had to do some repairs to the glass on the cabin top under the foot block/step. All back in place and gel'd. Mounted plate where I *thought*...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-16-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By deltaten
"Roll & Tip" Gel-Coat?

I have a small fiberglass repair to finish soon. Cabin top under/around the mast step. While this slightly˜raised area gets virtually no foot traffic; I'd sooner not use anything that might need...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,250
Posted By deltaten
Re: Cockpit tent

Looks great, ncc:D

I did mine from an old main sail.. Clipped and removed panels, sewedback together with bthe short tops in line with the longer bottoms; then one long seam at a diagonal....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,445
Posted By deltaten
Re: pattern cutting on bandsaw

radial arm's the worst. 99 wrong waysta use it and no right way ;) Had a run-in with a joiner some40-odd years ago. not pretty at all but I recoverred intact. Minor scrape with a chop saw; no...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-15-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By deltaten
Re: Where Do I Go From Here

Outstanding advice, Capta! :D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By deltaten
Re: Paul Esterle

I sail out of that yard.. I walk I the yard in the mornings when there on weekends+. Often admired those two old girls..
Would it be presumtious of me to mail Mr. Esterle directly to offer what...
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