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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-06-2020, 09:57
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By bcguy
Re: Dow 795

Thank you CarlF .... you have found a good solution for your boat windows. My 3/8" plexiglass windows mount flush to the hull. I like the reasoning behind the tape.

Gary
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-06-2020, 14:41
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By bcguy
Re: Dow 795

Thanks.... just wondering do you run a 1/4" bead along both sides of the foam or "wiggly style" back and forth across the width of your caulking area overtop of the foam?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-06-2020, 11:32
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By bcguy
Re: Dow 795

P.S... just wondering about roughing up the paint with heavy grit sandpaper would be of adhesion benefit?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-06-2020, 11:22
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By bcguy
Re: Dow 795

Thank you for the posts... the "spacer" to keep the 795 from squeezing out is a very understated step (from my searching) much appreciated. I have never seen those rubber spheres but I will ask...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-06-2020, 14:38
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By bcguy
Dow 795

Hello: Just re-painted my steel hull with PPG 7-814C Line Int/Ext Gloss Alkyd. I have flush to hull plexiglass windows 3/8" thick I wish to attach. I could not find any reference to whether or not...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-10-2019, 13:36
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By bcguy
Re: Rebedding window

Thanks. I am assuming rubber o rings?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-10-2019, 13:35
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By bcguy
Re: Rebedding window

Great idea, thanks
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-10-2019, 21:09
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By bcguy
Rebedding window

2 mm / 3/32" spacers were advised to be placed in the bedding so as to keep the window "floating" on the bedding. While the screws are tightened up. Looking to find out what to use and how since I...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 30-08-2019, 08:45
Replies: 0
Views: 162
Posted By bcguy
Isuzu engine mounts

I put a new 50 hp Isuzu on my old Yanmar mounts 5 years ago which worked out ok. However, I need to replace these mounts now. Anyone with a similar engine find mounts that have worked out well? ...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 13-08-2019, 20:06
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By bcguy
Air vent on stuffing box?

Viewing the picture is the screw beside the grease fitting an air vent? When is the screw actually used?


thanks
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 11-08-2019, 16:33
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By bcguy
Lifting my Isuzu

465 lbs 4 cyl 4 yrs old need to lift it to replace a mount. The tag (pic attached) bolted to the engine seems to be for lifting it but there is no mention in the manual of this part at all. Just...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 08-08-2019, 13:08
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By bcguy
Re: Chucking the diesel?

A PM from an owner of similar steel boat replaced his 3GM diesel for 9.9 yamaha long shaft outboard on a sliding gizmo to lower and raise it ... says 5 kts on flat water. "Raymond" posting above...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 08-08-2019, 09:57
Replies: 58
Views: 6,673
Posted By bcguy
Re: Hot stuffing box, leaky stuffing box. Is there an in-between?

'This high performance non-graphite packing, SynBraidŽ, is a 100% galvanically inert synthetic high performance packing, not a “PTFE infused” product with acrylic or flax yarns making up the braid....
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 07-08-2019, 19:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By bcguy
Re: Chucking the diesel?

Wotname .... "My opinion is you are trading a whole lot of known problems for a whole lot of unknown problems"


Correct ... thanks
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 05-08-2019, 16:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By bcguy
Chucking the diesel?

No longer blue water but just coastal cruise LA here in BC. Very weary about the old iron mainsail (noise, smell, couplers, big fuel tank, shaft, cutlass etc etc eftc etc etc etc x infinity) I was...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-08-2019, 16:09
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By bcguy
Re: Amerlock 2/Sigmacover 2

Thanks Gord. I did see that and I am past 4 days for urethane and psx. However, I am within the 1 month for "itself" to re-coat. I will put on another coat of the Amerlock 2 and then put on a...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-08-2019, 15:16
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By bcguy
Amerlock 2/Sigmacover 2

Just painted a part of my steel boat with this product. Very tough glassy grey finish. We just had some very hot weather 85 or so. The area painted is really, truly very hot to walk on. I...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 30-04-2019, 19:11
Replies: 22
Views: 1,431
Posted By bcguy
Re: Shackles and chain

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/book-review-china-bares-its-claws-exposing-several-misguided-myths


"Claws of the Panda" interesting read in general and reflects upon Chinese...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 30-04-2019, 14:09
Replies: 22
Views: 1,431
Posted By bcguy
Re: Shackles and chain

I did read that China has an "army" of social media trolls attacking any negative reference to China policy and products. ...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 29-04-2019, 14:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,431
Posted By bcguy
Shackles and chain

Time to replace chain and shackles. Previously used Crosby shackles and USA made chain. Local chandler stocks only Chinese chain and says even Crosby makes their shackles in China. Well, I prefer...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 01-03-2019, 14:07
Replies: 58
Views: 8,989
Posted By bcguy
Re: Boat hack; Any trick, shortcut, skill or novelty which increases efficiency on a

The end of the boom overhangs the main hatch and had become not an in-frequent, bloody DNA collector. Cut a ball in half and secured it over the boom end. Seems a lame "tip" but have received many...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 01-03-2019, 14:04
Replies: 58
Views: 8,989
Posted By bcguy
Re: Boat hack; Any trick, shortcut, skill or novelty which increases efficiency on a

Switched to a composting marine head. Use organic material around base of trees or elsewhere near shoreline vegetation for the bin. The fan is 24 hrs. This aerates the unit bin and also pulls air...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 01-03-2019, 13:52
Replies: 58
Views: 8,989
Posted By bcguy
Re: Boat hack; Any trick, shortcut, skill or novelty which increases efficiency on a

Put oatmeal and raisins in a bowl. Add boiling water. Cover with a saucer. Optionally, put cut fruit, granola on top of saucer. Wait 6 minutes. Dump optionals in bowl with (now cooked) oatmeal. ...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 01-03-2019, 13:42
Replies: 58
Views: 8,989
Posted By bcguy
Re: Boat hack; Any trick, shortcut, skill or novelty which increases efficiency on a

Pasta: Bring water to boil, toss in pasta. Shut off heat. Cover with a lid. Let sit for 15-20 mins. Pasta is cooked.
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 01-03-2019, 13:34
Replies: 58
Views: 8,989
Posted By bcguy
Re: Boat hack; Any trick, shortcut, skill or novelty which increases efficiency on a

I use a small, very comfortable kayak life vest with several pockets. One of them is a perfect fit for a portable, float-able vhf radio. Falling overboard with a pfd could still be fatal. The vhf...
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