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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-10-2014, 11:35
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Unusual prop zinc anode

The screw attachment is not the only contact point for this style of anode. It mounts on a cone-shaped nut and much of the nut is in contact with the anode.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-10-2014, 21:19
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Unusual prop zinc anode

A 1 3/4" shaft takes a size "G" anode.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-10-2014, 01:42
Replies: 103
Views: 5,124
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Anti foul, bottom paint, soft, medium or hard?

They can't. Using it is a purely selfish act.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-10-2014, 01:01
Replies: 103
Views: 5,124
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Anti foul, bottom paint, soft, medium or hard?

If there's no paint to worry about, why limit yourself to carpet?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 14-10-2014, 21:01
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Bottom Cleaning in New Bern/Morehead City

Interesting- they charge you by the minute, meaning you don't know what you will be charged for any particular service event.

Bottom Time Diving and Hull Care...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-10-2014, 20:55
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By fstbttms
pirate Re: Bottom Paint in Lake Worth - South Florida

Whatever. Just telling you what the reality of hull cleaning and the fouling progression is.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-10-2014, 15:34
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Bottom Paint in Lake Worth - South Florida

I suggest you always clean your hull with the softest media possible. This is the way to make your anti fouling paint perform well throughout its lifespan, as well as extending its lifespan. But...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-10-2014, 15:13
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Bottom Paint in Lake Worth - South Florida

"Scraping" any growth off is not the best way to maintain your anti fouling paint. If it requires scraping, you have waited too long to clean it.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-10-2014, 16:55
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Bottom Paint in Lake Worth - South Florida

It's amazing to me that you would allow a paint to be applied without even asking what product it was.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 04-10-2014, 14:53
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Hypalon Adhesive Solvent?

I ended up using "Goo Gone" and a lot of elbow grease. Hopefully I haven't ruined the material I used it on.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 04-10-2014, 14:12
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Hypalon Adhesive Solvent?

I have a can of it about 20 miles away from me right now. Unfortunately, I have spent several hours shopping for it in Alameda, only to find it apparently is unavailable in California anymore.
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 04-10-2014, 12:47
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By fstbttms
Hypalon Adhesive Solvent?

I need to clean up some Bostik Inflatable Boat Adhesive (polychloroprene adhesive) from my Achilles hypalon boat. Any idea what generic solvent to use? West Marine doesn't carry the Bostik M 501...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 03-10-2014, 17:11
Replies: 46
Views: 2,281
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Need advice on San Francisco bay

You could easily Google the answers to every one of those questions. :rolleyes:
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 01-10-2014, 20:27
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Blackened bottom paint around zinc and through hull

Well, if you are married to having it on there, I guess you get to live with having it ruin your paint in that spot. Personally, I think bonding everything is a bad idea. I'd take it off, cut all the...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 01-10-2014, 18:03
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By fstbttms
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 01-10-2014, 09:21
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Blackened bottom paint around zinc and through hull

This appears to be result of something being discharged from the thru-hull (typically soap or detergent) and coating the paint, IMHO. Happens a lot with galley sink drain thru-hulls.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 01-10-2014, 09:10
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Blackened bottom paint around zinc and through hull

What you are experiencing is "burnback" and it is caused by the anti fouling paint reacting with an improperly primed metal fitting. Relatively common phenomenon.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27-09-2014, 15:21
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By fstbttms
Need Help Updating My Publisher 2007 Web Site Using Filezilla

Help! I am attempting to update my long neglected business web site that was created using MS Publisher 2007. I have changed some of the files and saved the whole thing to a new folder on my desktop....
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 21-09-2014, 08:25
Replies: 38
Views: 2,344
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is There A Demand For Bottom Cleaning??

Hull cleaning frequencies vary greatly up and down the west coast. It is not possible to generalize. In the Puget Sound area, it may be as infrequent as once or twice a year. In the Bay Area, every...
Forum: Boat Ownership & Making a Living 20-09-2014, 22:14
Replies: 38
Views: 2,344
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Is There A Demand For Bottom Cleaning??

Paint in good condition and not overly foul, figure an experienced diver will need about a minute a foot for cleaning. Really foul bottoms and/or anode installations add time.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-09-2014, 14:33
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Z-Spar Antifouling paint concern

Just about any brand-name copper-based anti fouling paint will work well for you in low-fouling Lake Erie. Your main consideration is whether or not the boat will spend any time out of the water. If...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-09-2014, 09:34
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Z-Spar Antifouling paint concern

As a noobie boat owner in SoCal, you are on the steep part of the learning curve. Allow me to edjumacate you a little bit:

Anti fouling paint will not eliminate fouling growth, only retard it....
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 15-09-2014, 21:54
Replies: 19
Views: 1,085
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Anybody used Pettit Prop Coat Barrier Spray

Works fairly well. Not going to last on geared parts however. But nothing would.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 15-09-2014, 07:26
Replies: 82
Views: 4,580
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Shallow Dive System for Bottom Care

Any 110-volt hookah can be run off an appropriately-sized generator.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14-09-2014, 10:30
Replies: 82
Views: 4,580
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Shallow Dive System for Bottom Care

You can buy floating or sinking hose. Most hose sold at the recreational level is floating.
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