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Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-04-2014, 13:04
Replies: 1,410
Views: 124,003
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Forum Member's boat and daughter in trouble off of Mexico

As the most wealthy nation that has ever existed, I'm pretty sure we can afford it. :rolleyes:
Forum: Our Community 04-04-2014, 09:37
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Rebel Heart

Yes, and there's already a muti-page thread about it.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 03-04-2014, 22:36
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Stored Shelf Life of Anti-Fouling Paint

Ask HopCar. He sells the stuff.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 03-04-2014, 08:52
Replies: 23
Views: 523
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Hunter 30 Shaft problem. Help!

With a weak strut, apparently. Struts are typically solid bronze around half an inch thick (or more.) I can't imagine being able to bend one by hand.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 02-04-2014, 21:37
Replies: 23
Views: 523
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Hunter 30 Shaft problem. Help!

How the hell did you do that?
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 24-03-2014, 16:31
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By fstbttms
Re: bottom paint

Please do. I'd be very interested in what you come up with.



Hey, if you're happy with the product's performance, then it works.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23-03-2014, 15:58
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Commercial Diver?

If you want the unvarnished truth about getting into the commercial dive industry, go to the link below. Your question has been asked and answered many, many times:
...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 21-03-2014, 23:43
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By fstbttms
Re: bottom paint

FYI, there is no "highest copper content allowed." And Super Ship Bottom doesn't even have the highest copper content available.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-03-2014, 18:15
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Casting anodes

19+ years in the biz and that's the first time I've ever heard of them. Looks like they do strictly aluminum anodes. Probably haven't made big inroads yet as aluminum is still largely unused for most...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-03-2014, 17:53
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Casting anodes

Doesn't surprise me a bit. I have lots of brokerage/dealer accounts. :thumb:
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-03-2014, 17:47
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Casting anodes

For a second I thought you were a homebrewer. :D
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-03-2014, 17:46
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Casting anodes

Remember that you want magnesium in freshwater, not zinc.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-03-2014, 17:11
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Casting anodes

Definitely. :D

1.- Reliance. Made in Canada. Top of the line. Will install fasteners of your choice (when bought in bulk.)

2.- Sea Shield. Made in California. Also very high quality.

3.-...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-03-2014, 16:56
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Casting anodes

I already named the four most common brands- Reliance, Sea Shield, Martyr and Camp. There have been/are other, smaller anode manufacturers, but these four are the ones you're gonna find at the online...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-03-2014, 16:24
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Casting anodes

I can tell you the brand by the fasteners used. This pic is too low-rez for that though.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-03-2014, 16:19
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Casting anodes

http://www.fotolode.com/images/fstbttms/Hull-cleaning/zinctypechart.jpg
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-03-2014, 13:05
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Casting anodes

Well, not to be argumentative, but almost all anodes available to sailors in chandleries are mil-spec. Reliance, Sea Shield, Martyr and Camp all use military specifications when producing anodes....
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-03-2014, 11:15
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Casting anodes

No offense, but on what do you base that statement?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-03-2014, 08:56
Replies: 49
Views: 909
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Casting anodes

Anodes (whether they be zinc, aluminum or magnesium) are made of an alloy of metals and the best ones are made to miltary specifications. Will smelting spent anodes to be recast as new provide the...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 15-03-2014, 21:04
Replies: 123
Views: 4,866
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Drinking Rainwater with Tiny Bugs Swimming in It

Lots of people sucessfully engage in the practice of smoking cigarettes too. For decades, even. Doesn't make it a healthy way of life.

Just sayin'. :D
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 15-03-2014, 11:07
Replies: 123
Views: 4,866
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Drinking Rainwater with Tiny Bugs Swimming in It

Finally something we agree on. :thumb:
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-03-2014, 10:48
Replies: 54
Views: 2,110
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Broken Off Allen Wrench in the Prop

Problems with Autoprop just never seem to end, do they? :devil:
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 05-03-2014, 18:12
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By fstbttms
Re: San Francisco Bay Area solar installer?

If you can't (as is often the case), try Mathiesen Marine:

(510) 428-1690
Earl@MathiesenMarine.com
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 03-03-2014, 22:10
Replies: 97
Views: 2,483
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Compressed Co2 Pressurized Water

Well, it's your dime. But a pressurized water tank on a boat is not a soda fountain. And (as mentioned before) a leaky CO2 tank in an enclosed space can be a death sentence.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 03-03-2014, 21:45
Replies: 97
Views: 2,483
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Compressed Co2 Pressurized Water

Yeah, it's probably not a good idea. The safest way to do what he envisons is with SCUBA tanks and pressurized breathing air.

Actually, I take that back. SCUBA tanks are pressurized to very high...
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