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  1. Dinghies, Beach Cats, Etc
    Hi all, I was readying my new/old Albacore (~1969) for painting and as I continue to take off various equipment I discovered that the wood along the centerline, including where the mast butt attaches (this area had been repaired) was all rotted out and as I pulled back and investigated, it is...
  2. General Discussion (sailing related)
    So first off, i hope this is in the right forum, I looked at a 89 Catalina 25 with a fin keel today, an end of season deal before he puts in away for winter. The price is right, very inexpensive and he is even willing to split winter storage. It has an inboard atomic 4 that starts right up...
  3. Tanzer
    Hi all - A storm here in Boston broke both mooring lines on my Tanzer 16 and the result is the busted hull you see in the image. Note the shroud attachment bent in the same area. Inherited this great boat from my father, but unsure if a repair is viable. Welcoming any input on feasibility of...
  4. Bristol
    So I inherited my father's B24 when I was too young, dumb and broke to restore her. Now that she's sat in the yard being neglected for 5 years, I've decided to take her on. However, because I left her abandoned in the yard for 5 years without any word or payment my yard owners are being...
  5. Gear & Maintenance
    We finally wrapped up the Fisher 46 restoration we were doing. After nineteen months, she rolled out of the shop. Hull before: and After and We also had to rip the interior apart to replace most of the wood and all of the fabric in the boat. Before: and and...
  6. Introduce Yourself
    Hi, friends call me Kiko. I have been designing, developing, manufacturing, testing and using boats for 51 years. In addition, I have been sailing for 73 years. My work in the marine industry included draftsman at one boat company, chief engineer at another, and finally vice president of...
  7. Gear & Maintenance
    New boat. I just got this boat and, while I have some sailing and fiberglass experience, I don't know where to begin. I believe that she is a classic moth boat. I'm missing the boom and other parts of the sailing rig. She floats but I do like the weave showing through the paint. Any...
  8. Gear & Maintenance
    Does anyone have any experience/feedback using 3M Marine High Strength Repair Filler? It's a vinyl ester compound. I'm interested in using it for minor deck repairs ... some screw/through-bolt holes from removed hardware and and two openings, the largest being about 5" x 3". I want to fill and...
  9. Gear & Maintenance
    ... is a word that my 8 year old unfortunately learned last weekend when he went with me to the marina to have a proper look at "Rockhopper's" forehatch. ;) Here is the background: The Mac26S came originally with a simple (I guess) fiberglass foredeck hatch. A previous owner upgraded this by...
  10. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello and thank you in advance for your help. I think maybe i should do a quick background about me since I'm new here before I get to the heart of the matter. I'm 42 and just started sailing a Catalina 14.2 on our little Idaho mountain lake last summer and had a blast. So, I apologize if my...
  11. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi All, I'm about to attempt my first marine fiberglass repair, and just wanted to check that my plan is solid (so to speak..). So the problem is that the wooden strut in the rudder assembly at the top of the picture below has come loose from the fibreglass. This has lead to a small mount...
  12. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi All, I have recently purchased a lightning 19. Its in good shape, but needs a little cosmetic work such as some wood trim and some minor ding repair in the hull. someone also told me that i may want to put in a bow eye so that when i get a decent trailer (the one it came on is [email protected]#$) i can...
  13. Gear & Maintenance
    I have a three part question and would like several opinions. I am replacing the soft deck in my Balboa 20 which is best described as a swing-keel pocket cruiser. Water infiltrated several places where previous owner and even the factory did not protect the core when fastening through-deck...
  14. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi all, I got some good advice on how to recondition an old beat up daggerboard for my NACRA 5.5. We hit a stump a few weeks ago which made the repair necessary. I cleaned out the chipped pieces and part of the stump still wedged in the fiberglass. Here are some pics of the damage before...
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