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Forum: General Sailing Forum 20-02-2021, 05:24
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By fireman182
Re: Remove old lettering from Sail Bag?

Thanks for the replies.

I'm gonna go with your advice and just panel over it. This lettering is like road paint. I'd need a grinder to get it off
Forum: General Sailing Forum 19-02-2021, 06:51
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By fireman182
Remove old lettering from Sail Bag?

I bought a used main sail cover to replace my worn out cover.

The old boat name is on the cover, and I'd like to remove it. Does anyone have any ideas how?

It looks like a heavy duty fabric...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-02-2021, 09:46
Replies: 17
Views: 3,034
Posted By fireman182
Re: The History of Traditional Sailing Tattoos

Ah the google search answer! Why didn't I think of that? lol :facepalm:

I've read all those. I'm actually looking for more substantial sources and more in depth history dating back to the Age of...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-02-2021, 06:43
Replies: 17
Views: 3,034
Posted By fireman182
Re: The History of Traditional Sailing Tattoos

Wow. Impressive.

I love a good sailor story like that. Regret nothing lol

I would hope that alcohol of some sort help guide his choice in tattoos.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 01-02-2021, 07:49
Replies: 17
Views: 3,034
Posted By fireman182
The History of Traditional Sailing Tattoos

I'm Im just doing some research on traditional sailing tattoos. Looking at the origins and the meaning behind them. It seems they've been around for hundreds of years yet information is very limited...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-01-2021, 12:07
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By fireman182
Re: Best propeller ? Fixed or folding? 2,3, or 4 Blade?

Thanks for your insight. Some very good points there
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-01-2021, 12:07
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By fireman182
Re: Best propeller ? Fixed or folding? 2,3, or 4 Blade?

Thanks! Just the info I was looking for.

I've seen 3 bladed props with swivel blades....they dont fold they turn on a series of ball bearings. What are these props for?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-01-2021, 10:05
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By fireman182
Best propeller ? Fixed or folding? 2,3, or 4 Blade?

I'm looking at replacing my prop. Currently its a fixed 3 blade.

What do you guys recommend ???
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 22-01-2021, 06:24
Replies: 5
Views: 846
Posted By fireman182
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-01-2021, 06:19
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Re: Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

When I was boat shopping I found that nearly half the boats I looked at had rotted decks. From cheap boats to higher end turn key boats.

These boats all had winter covers.

I've re bed my...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 22-01-2021, 06:11
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Re: Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

I asked the manufacturer of my sail boat if leaving it out during the winter through freeze and thaw cycles would hurt it.

He said no. UV and salt water will hurt it.

Ironically, the same 2...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2021, 12:11
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Re: Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

As a surveyor, have you seen first hand real damage from un covered boats due to winter?

I don't mean neglected or abandoned boats. Like I said earlier the most expensive boat in our yard doesn't...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2021, 12:06
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Re: Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

I'm not saying you're wrong but how bad is the damage if in 10 plus years of no cover, issues are still not found ?

At worst I can see having to re bed a few deck mounted grab rails, which most...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2021, 12:00
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Re: Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

Thats been my experience so far. I don't Boston and Toronto are too different in terms of climate and winters
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2021, 09:17
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Re: Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

Good points. My days of doing winter work on the interior of the boat are over. Probably best to keep it dry for now.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2021, 09:16
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Re: Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

You sold me on the canvas. lol. Short term pain for long term gain.

Just not in the budget right now. Maybe the Toronto virtual boat show will have some deals
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2021, 09:05
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Re: Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

I know from my winter camping days the main problem in a cold tent was moisture.

Expedition 4 season tents are almost entirely made of screen below the top outer cover.

If the total surface...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2021, 08:55
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Re: Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

Prices have gone way up then! But there's not too many people doing custom canvas for boats so they set their price to whatever they want it seems.

Have you had mold issues?

The other side of...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2021, 08:46
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Re: Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

I leave my water tanks empty no anti freeze. The water that is left freezes but nothing happens.

I used to blow the lines for the sink faucets. One faucet still had water in it and broke. Had to...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2021, 08:41
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Re: Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

I looked at a canvas tarp with poles. The quote I got was $5000. The next issue is storage and the hours spend putting it off and on each year.

Maybe the winter freeze/thaw damage is more related...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2021, 08:22
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Re: Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

Good point. Now that I think about it, I have seen proper disposal bins
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2021, 08:21
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Re: Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

This makes alot of sense to me. Mostly the extra load on the boat. It hasnt been my experience but I also see that structurally some boats wouldn't be able to handle increased weight of snow on the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2021, 08:11
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Re: Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

I'm in an climate that 95% of boat owners shrink wrap. Outside Toronto

I don't cover the boat at all and I haven't had any issues. One year I wasted hours and hours with tarps that just shredded...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2021, 08:08
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Re: Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

I'm near Toronto.

We have freeze thaw cycles with periodic heavy snow falls.

I keep an eye on all these issues and haven't found any. My boat hasn't been covered in well over 10 years of this...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2021, 07:56
Replies: 117
Views: 10,643
Posted By fireman182
Winter Shrink Wrap ? Why?

Hey Guys,

I've been checking on my boat all winter and looking around at the boat yard and noticed not all boats shrink wrap. Mine included.

Looking for some opinions.

I have never wrapped...
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