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  1. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    Below decks, we have butyl tape at the seams of our deck hull joint, and it has collected mildew and grime that may never have been cleaned in 45+ years. We are cleaning and painting all the lockers, bunks, and storage areas of the boat, and this has been, forgive the pun, a sticking point for...
  2. Diesel
    Hi Sailnet, I've recently acquired a 30 year old Yanmar 3GMD which runs at 67C (152.6F) at the crankcase when revved to 1800rpm after a few minutes. This is a little hot for my liking as I'd like to try and get it to 2000rpm if possible - beating into 25knt wind in a very narrow and shallow...
  3. Please Introduce Yourself
    Hello, self taught here, have yet to sail aboard a larger vessel, but hope too in the near future, life long dream to sail/live aboard a larger vessel. I would love living on the water, currently living 100 yards from Loramie lake, not an ideal lake for sailing, dinghy sailing is fine, but...
  4. Gear & Maintenance
    My boat is in the water with no immediate hope/plans to remove. I need to clean everything above the waterline but am not sure what to use that will not contaminate the water. I'm sure there are commercial products and I can check West Marine for ideas but I was hoping there were some home...
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