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Forum: Our Community 03-01-2015, 16:59
Replies: 103
Views: 22,744
Posted By shipleft
Re: Weird Question- Swinger Propositions

Oh Jeez! I thought this was more stuff on the "swing keels" thread. To swing, or, not to swing, that is the question! Lead on MacDuff!
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 03-01-2015, 16:54
Replies: 25
Views: 5,044
Posted By shipleft
Re: Moving to Bainbridge Island, WA worried about keeping warm, moisture and storm is

You're not worried about CO levels in a closed up boat? I have Alladin oil lamps and love the light they produce but you always have to remember you are burning a hydrocarbon in a relatively small...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 03-01-2015, 16:42
Replies: 128
Views: 14,971
Posted By shipleft
Re: Rudder Packing Gland to Steering Quadrant Leak

That's a good thing having that lower pivot bearing, but you will have to pull the quadrant in order to get the top part of the packing gland up and out of the way. You should try to get all the old...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 03-01-2015, 16:23
Replies: 13
Views: 2,453
Posted By shipleft
Re: Kevlar based paint for deck..

Well that box liner stuff(Linex or Rhinohyde) might hang on to the teak if it is sprayed on when the teak is real dry but I wonder how long it would be before the expansion and contraction of the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 31-12-2014, 17:27
Replies: 21
Views: 6,543
Posted By shipleft
Re: Swing keel maintenance, reliability and performance.

The "swing keel" or center-board is used on a lot of lake and ocean-going sailers. It has some distinct advantages ie:shoal water sailing (possible grounding warning!) and trailering, and on some...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 31-12-2014, 16:32
Replies: 70
Views: 15,217
Posted By shipleft
Re: 53 foot Cat breaks in half

I think you got that backward admiral, that vessel was two Haida dugout canoes lashed together, sailed by a young chap named Jordie Tocher, from what was then the Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwai)...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 30-12-2014, 13:46
Replies: 13
Views: 3,151
Posted By shipleft
Re: Hull Deck Joint Repair

Sikaflex makes some pretty awesome adhesive/sealants too you know, the 292 is heavy bodied and will stay where you put it. The stuff stays flexible forever as long as no UV gets at it, in the open it...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-12-2014, 19:55
Replies: 6
Views: 1,658
Posted By shipleft
Re: That old teak deck again...

Hold the crowbars! Did we ever establish if this is teak over glass, or is it a really old boat with a solid teak deck?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 29-12-2014, 19:40
Replies: 66
Views: 6,221
Posted By shipleft
Re: Teak veneer over MDF?

Re: Alder v.s. Doug fir, doesn't that just frost yer lenses! I have nurtured my forested acreage these past thirty-five years in the hope of "cashing" in soon with multiple logging truck loads of...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 28-12-2014, 12:41
Replies: 66
Views: 6,221
Posted By shipleft
Re: Teak veneer over MDF?

the expensive cabinets sell because the people that buy them either don't know or don't want to know what their cabinets are really made of, some are satisfied when the salesman tells them the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-12-2014, 12:50
Replies: 66
Views: 6,221
Posted By shipleft
Re: Teak veneer over MDF?

Up here in the Pacific north-west we call that mds stuff "cookie board", guess why.
Actually, I have seen mds used in a marine application, for marine toilet seats of all things!
Don't use it ,...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 22-12-2014, 20:23
Replies: 23
Views: 4,468
Posted By shipleft
Re: What's missing in this photo? And why?

I could see the spreaders against the mast without much ado but I was sort of wondering about the flag rules, don't you have to display both while in the host country? No radar reflectors is a bad...
Forum: Challenges 20-12-2014, 14:51
Replies: 65
Views: 8,485
Posted By shipleft
Re: Is this raft bluewater seaworthy?

Go Newt Go! Jordie made it from Haida Gwaii, you are closer already! Take along some broken mirror glass to trade for food with the natives. Good luck!
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 15-12-2014, 19:41
Replies: 16
Views: 2,703
Posted By shipleft
Re: Another Newbie.. More questions

Just wanted to get everyone's attention to point out that in order for your replies to get to the thread starter, rather than the last person to post, you have to click on to the person you want to...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 12-12-2014, 13:51
Replies: 14
Views: 3,911
Posted By shipleft
Re: Best for cleaning diesel soot

FIX THE PROBLEM WITH THE HEATER FIRST. Then use varsol(mechanics cleaning fluid) or regular paint thinner(expensively package varsol, but not laquer thinner!) to do the initial, then use a detergent...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-12-2014, 13:38
Replies: 46
Views: 4,662
Posted By shipleft
Re: Would this be visible at 2 nm?

Exactly! Maybe, none of these boats will ever find themselves in that situation where you are dead in the water at night, in heavy rain or fog, in a shipping lane and you are hearing that swish ,...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-12-2014, 13:23
Replies: 46
Views: 4,662
Posted By shipleft
Re: Would this be visible at 2 nm?

I would be real careful with that Jack, just because you can illuminate the deck with it , by no means does that give you the 2nm minimum required by law. That's why the lens is as important as the...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 12-12-2014, 13:12
Replies: 19
Views: 4,218
Posted By shipleft
Re: Would this scare you away from purchasing the boat ...

Wouldn't scare me away but I would be getting a better handle on that soft spot in the deck, and having a real good look at that shafting for corrosion, the crap on it in front of the packing gland...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 12-12-2014, 12:25
Replies: 12
Views: 4,052
Posted By shipleft
Re: Aluminum mast/boom - how important is the anodizing?

Anodizing is usually black or goldish in color so you should be able to tell how much or little anodizing you rubbed off,(if it was anodized to begin with). i have seen bare aluminum masts on older...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 11-12-2014, 16:25
Replies: 35
Views: 3,976
Posted By shipleft
Re: First launch and ballast advice please.

Hey Tat, it is very unlikely your boat is going to turn turtle on you, they don't make them that tender, especially your kind of boat. What you removed was basically trimming weight added to get the...
Forum: Fishing, Recreation & Fun 08-12-2014, 20:40
Replies: 7
Views: 1,935
Posted By shipleft
Re: Wow! Orcas are fast...

Those are very fast Orcas! I didn't think they could sustain speeds like that, but if they are hungry enough, or pissed off enough?...................
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-12-2014, 20:24
Replies: 19
Views: 2,563
Posted By shipleft
Re: Dinged Bow Below Waterline - What to do?

The way it chipped, off it looks like it might have been fairing compound or a previous repair of some dings. Fortunately, it is where the hull is thickest because of the overlap of the fibreglass...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 08-12-2014, 19:46
Replies: 25
Views: 3,852
Posted By shipleft
Re: Who Built My Volvo?

look at the front port side of the block, directly in front of the injector pump, if it's Perkins engine, it should have some identification stamped on the edge where it meets the timing gear cover.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 08-12-2014, 13:49
Replies: 25
Views: 3,852
Posted By shipleft
Re: Who Built My Volvo?

Zorks! Those sneaky Swedes, and I always thought they invented the diesel but didn't put their name on it before the German guy did! At least that what they told me.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 08-12-2014, 13:11
Replies: 25
Views: 3,852
Posted By shipleft
Re: Who Built My Volvo?

Volvo is made by Volvo period. The rebranding issue is more a matter of one company buying engines from a manufacturer, marine-izing them with proprietary parts like air intakes/exhaust manifolds,...
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