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Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 17-11-2014, 15:44
Replies: 42
Views: 1,775
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Max Prop or Not?

The Autoprop failures were not internet hype. I have witnessed such failures multiple times. That said, the prop has apparently been redesigned to eliminate these problems. However (for whatever...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 17-11-2014, 08:48
Replies: 42
Views: 1,775
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Max Prop or Not?

Any version of Max Prop can be installed, removed, adjusted and lubricated underwater. No reason to haul for any of this work, regardless of model.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-11-2014, 07:47
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Painted bottom and shrink wrap

Delete the word "vinyl" and you got it right.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 08-11-2014, 12:04
Replies: 54
Views: 3,289
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Need advice on San Francisco bay

You clearly have never spent any time on BART during rush hour.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 08-11-2014, 11:01
Replies: 54
Views: 3,289
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Need advice on San Francisco bay

Marina Village is probably the nicest marina in the Bay Area. Jack London Square Marina is less user-friendly and parking is definitely a pain. There are good restaurants & bars close by however. ;-)
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-11-2014, 06:14
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Unusual prop zinc anode

There is no washer and/or additional nut, only the cone-shaped nut that accepts the (in your case) "C" anode. The nut has slots in the cone portion of it so that a cotter pin can be installed through...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 02-11-2014, 07:45
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Prop puller

http://www.fotolode.com/images/fstbttms/Hull-cleaning/scissorpuller.jpg


PRO-PULL 1"-2" VERSATILE PROP PULLER...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 29-10-2014, 21:59
Replies: 35
Views: 2,750
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Lanolin as propeller antifoul

LanoCoteŽ Prop & Bottom™ is a proprietary formula designed for application while the boat is on the hard, or while in the water.

Prop, Shafts and Running Gear – Under Water: Apply to a cleaned...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-10-2014, 07:07
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By fstbttms
Re: Underwater Lights- antifouling

You can't. And depending upon the fouling conditions where your boat lives, simply "rubbing with your hand" may not be sufficient to clean them. Unless you are willing to get into the water to do it...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-10-2014, 12:35
Replies: 10
Views: 718
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, 22:19
Replies: 10
Views: 718
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, 02:42
Replies: 103
Views: 5,526
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, 02:01
Replies: 103
Views: 5,526
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, 22:01
Replies: 3
Views: 298
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, 21:55
Replies: 15
Views: 794
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, 16:34
Replies: 15
Views: 794
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, 16:13
Replies: 15
Views: 794
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, 17:55
Replies: 15
Views: 794
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, 15:53
Replies: 5
Views: 360
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, 15:12
Replies: 5
Views: 360
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, 13:47
Replies: 5
Views: 360
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, 18:11
Replies: 54
Views: 3,289
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, 21:27
Replies: 12
Views: 645
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, 19:03
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By fstbttms
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 01-10-2014, 10:21
Replies: 12
Views: 645
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.
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