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  1. mholtzberg
    Hey Gord,

    You always seem to have all the answers so... I am asking you:

    I am a Sea Scout leader and we just last year had someone donate a 1976 Westsail 32 and we have a problem... (Of course... It is a boat)

    The boat has a new bottom job and it is keeping the growth at bay but, the PO looks like he did not coat or treat the prop and this poses problems with maneuvering and motoring under power.

    The prop appears to be possibly the original bronze prop.

    I would like to know what I can do to at least slow down the growth to match the once a month hull cleaning. Thank you.


    Marc Holtzberg
    Ship 185
  2. Montanan
    Hi Gord,

    No I did not coin the word Covidiot. A mayor in Hawaii used it to describe three mainlanders that were breaking the stay at home regulations and which were arrested and deported back to their States. His use of the word and the need to enforce the emergency orders publicized the new word, but he also indicated that he did not coin the term but found it quite exact and appropriate. Take care.
  3. Montanan
    So Gord, regarding the NY Times article. Which of the subjects most caught your interest. Surfaces, Sneezes, or Sex? I find your posts to be very informative and well reasoned.
  4. hanselg
    Hell GordMay,
    My name is Glenn and I saw your post on Gel coat cracks from 04.
    I'm thinking of buying a 1998 Sabre 402 that is otherwise immaculate except for severe gel cracks all over on the top sides. If you have any info on this would be greatly appreciated. My mane concern is that it is structural. Most people say no. I would like the boats gel to be refinished, if I could get her for the right price. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks much

  5. svmariane
    Hello there. Serious question: Dilbert first hit the street back in 1989. Are you thinking about posting some 30 years worth of that comic strip in the CF joke thread? I'm not meaning to start an argument - just asking. James
  6. quartersplash
    Good evening Gord,
    I saw your post today on the relion batteries, and also another post from a lith ion battery technition a few days ago. I read a link to his website and it scared me away from that technology. I just seemed WAY to complicated and too many things can go wrong. It sounds like you need a special charger, and a bunch of other things to make them safe to use. And also he said that there is only one manufacturer that made a lith ion marine battery. Can you tell me your thoughts in a simple way that might change me back to using them?
    I wonder if I will only be able to chartge them with solar panels. It sounds like you can charge with a max 50 ams. Alternator is more than that. Need a special house charger I think. ETC.
    Muchas Gracias,
  7. Phil Reddy
    Many thanks for the welcome hopefully in time i will be able to repay some of the excellent advice on the forum all the best Phil
  8. Quanah 35 III

    I own a C&C 35 III and I have replaced the rudder which has lead to all kinds of issues. The yard heated the puck to get the gross threaded nut that was over tightened by a very smart Engineer, and they seem to have misplaced some parts and the yard employee that took it apart is no longer here.

    The bottom sleeve bearing is there and I have a zerk fitting. I have noticed that my lower bearing has slid up a little and will have to try to get it back down.

    On reassembling the rudder, there is a lot of play.

    They are trying to shim it up but there is a lot of shimming and the rudder was smooth, no play or slop and worked fine before.

    Is there another Delrin sleeve up top?

    Did they potentially cook the upper ring and loosen that when overheating the puck?

    Please help or direct me if you know anyone that can help.

    Quanah - 1984 C&C 35 III
    716-308-7518 Cell
  9. Pblais
    It's been about 15 years since we first crossed electronic messages. I've not been around much for a good while but I got a Gozzard PM and decided to reply. Noticed you were still around.

    Boat is for sale as my wife just can't handle the mobility required and so she is scared stiff on the boat. It's no long any fun. I do still do some OPB sailing and I'm now retired and a photographer so I also do committee boat as a passenger and take pictures and work flags for the Club races down here.

    Just wanted to reach out to an old friend and say Hi! Anyone else still left standing?
  10. Vixmith
    Hi GordMay,

    I just copy/pasted the very helpful rigging guide that you posted for Victoria 18 some time ago. Just got one and needed that info badly last week. My bad decisions and lack of info resulted in a swim for me and a broken arm for her. :>(
    and no sailing that day.

    Could you please tell me where to find the "Owner's Brochure" you mention in that write up for the Victoria 18 ?
    Fair Winds & Following Seas !
    Thanx Much,
    Vic Smith
    Cell 740-525-1453

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    (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
    Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
    RETIRED Project Coordinator, Cuthbertson Engineers (M, P, & E)
    Long-time sailors, Gord & Maggie were full-time live-aboard cruisers from 1992 - 2000. They've swallowed the anchor, and are unhappily boatless
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    "If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"


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