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  1. Removing plywood from fiberglass

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello all - This is my first post (and no doubt, the first of many). I've recently purchased a well-sailed 1983 Hinckley Bermuda 40 MK III that is currently on Tilghman Island, MD. It has already been once around the world (without me). I'm trying to get it back into shape so it can take me...
  2. Removing jib track

    Gear & Maintenance
    The genoa track works well and the jib track serves as a sharp obstacle on the small side-decks of my 7' beam of a boat. Want to take it up. The two steel screws at the end came right up. The bronze screws (about 7 per track) just spin and don't come up. Can't really get at the underside -...
  3. Removing painted numbers over gel coat

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have some faded registration numbers painted on my boat and want to remove them. It is a fiberglass boat with a gelcoat finish. What can I use to safely remove the numbers without harming the gelcoat? I do not know what type of paint it is but it appears to have been on there for a couple decades.
  4. Any tips for removing corroded bolts at rudder?

    Gear & Maintenance
    Good day everyone! I am in need of some advice as to the best method to remove bolts that are corroded into their sleeves in a tight area. I am in the process of refinishing the topside, and I need to remove the rudder in order to do a proper job on the transom (the rudder is mounted to the...
  5. Teak Deck Replacement with Nonskid

    Gear & Maintenance
    Today I started the BIG job of replacing my teak decks on my 1981 Cheoy Lee ketch. I just did a small section of the cockpit near my port jibsheet winch. I'm using this post as a guide. It took four hours from getting my tools out until the area is mostly clean. The first step was removing the...
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