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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-10-2020, 07:33
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By VChild
Dodger Envy

Wow!
I’ve finally found a company that can build a “proper” dodger/bimini/enclosure that actually complements the beauty of a classic sailboat rather than detracting from it.
Unfortunately, the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-09-2020, 13:39
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By VChild
Re: Bridge out at Pensacola

The pensacola bay bridge is the “3 mile bridge”.
The south bound span was completed recently and is temporarily being used for both north and south bound traffic. Work has begun on the north bound...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-09-2020, 08:54
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By VChild
Bridge out at Pensacola

Sally hitting Pensacola pretty hard. Just lost a section of the brand new Pensacola bay bridge.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 09-09-2020, 17:22
Replies: 95
Views: 7,840
Posted By VChild
Re: Let's Talk Hull Painting

Thanks!
Yeah definitely more expensive than painting topsides.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 09-09-2020, 16:28
Replies: 95
Views: 7,840
Posted By VChild
Re: Let's Talk Hull Painting

I can tell you the price per foot for cabin trunk and deck area depends on the complexity due to masking and/or removing hardware.
This was about $400/ft. Removed all hardware including winches.
...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-09-2020, 19:51
Replies: 95
Views: 7,840
Posted By VChild
Re: Let's Talk Hull Painting

Acceptable solvents for stubborn stains on Awlcraft 2000 are xylene, mineral spirits, kerosene and diesel fuel per the company website. If that doesn’t remove the stain then just buff it out to...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 08-09-2020, 18:27
Replies: 95
Views: 7,840
Posted By VChild
Re: Let's Talk Hull Painting

I had my hull painted with Awlcraft 2000 made by Awlgrip. Awlcraft 2000 is easily repairable and can be spotted in and buffed perfectly to match. Awlgrip is slightly tougher but can't be spotted...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-09-2020, 16:38
Replies: 36
Views: 3,848
Posted By VChild
Re: Crossing the Gulf of Mexico - specific scenario

I can tell you that "typical" weather in May can be very unpredictable. A few years ago I sailed from Pensacola to Key West in the beginning of May and then, the following year, did it again, also in...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 03-09-2020, 16:25
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By VChild
Re: Removing teak from cockpit and filling in screw holes - 1989 Beneteau First 32.5

Agree. I was assuming there would be some type of coating or new surface applied on top, as it can be pretty rough looking after removing teak. I recently replaced the teak decks on my 41 footer....
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-09-2020, 17:47
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By VChild
Re: Removing teak from cockpit and filling in screw holes - 1989 Beneteau First 32.5

A tube of Six10 epoxy from West Marine is very easy to use for that purpose. Apply it with a standard caulk gun. It comes with a mixing tip that screws on to the tube so there is no hand mixing. ...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 28-08-2020, 09:50
Replies: 45
Views: 5,960
Posted By VChild
Re: Amel 50 vs. Garcia 52 vs. Discovery 48

I would like to know which of these top brands actually sails better, eg. to windward in big seas etc.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 15-08-2020, 12:39
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By VChild
Re: Anchor Windlass Recommendations

See the following description of Lighthouse 1501

Windlass 1501 (https://www.lighthouse-mfg-usa.com/1501.html)

Hands down the best
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 15-08-2020, 10:35
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By VChild
Re: Anchor Windlass Recommendations

I have been very happy with my Lighthouse 1501. It is extremely robust. It has a mirror polished stainless steel construction. It can be set up different ways. Mine has dual chain gypsies and a...
Forum: Marine Electronics 14-08-2020, 23:21
Replies: 65
Views: 6,896
Posted By VChild
Re: How should we protect ourselves in a Electric storm.

I can only speak about BoatUs insurance. They paid for absolutely everything no questions asked. They sent out an adjuster who met with me and the yacht repair company who submitted the bid for the...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 05-07-2020, 18:17
Replies: 228
Views: 21,837
Posted By VChild
Re: Captain/Owner Sleeping at the Helm

That is correct. The blades do not fold back but rather twist. I wonder if a folding prop would even have sustained damage in this situation. Folding blades probably would have just stayed folded...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 04-07-2020, 19:43
Replies: 228
Views: 21,837
Posted By VChild
Re: Captain/Owner Sleeping at the Helm

My transmission is a new TwinDisc TMC 260 on a new Beta Marine (Kubota) engine. The owner’s manual for the transmission specifically states to sail with it in reverse gear if you desire not to have...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 10-06-2020, 18:30
Replies: 9
Want To Buy: I need a Few things
Views: 975
Posted By VChild
Re: I need a Few things

Life raft just sold. Sorry.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 06-06-2020, 13:56
Replies: 9
Want To Buy: I need a Few things
Views: 975
Posted By VChild
Re: I need a Few things

I have a 4 person auto-inflating life raft for sale. Viking 4UK in hard valise. Never deployed. Last re-packed / re-certified 5/2012 by local certified Viking re-packer. Reported to be in...
Forum: Navigation 01-02-2020, 16:41
Replies: 23
Views: 2,588
Posted By VChild
Re: Inside passage to the keys from miami

(Repeat post, previous video link broken and unable to edit)


I did Hawk Channel from Key West to Miami (https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/tags/miami.html) and back in May of 2017. Great sail...
Forum: Navigation 01-02-2020, 15:31
Replies: 23
Views: 2,588
Posted By VChild
Re: Inside passage to the keys from miami

I did Hawk Channel from Key West to Miami and back in May of 2017. Great sail in both directions. I only did day sailing due to the many lobster pots which are very difficult to see in choppy...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2020, 09:44
Replies: 37
Views: 3,406
Posted By VChild
Re: QUESTION FOR OWNERS OF FULL KEEL, "BARN DOOR" RUDDER VESSELS

I'll report back after the autopilot modification. Appreciate all the info.
Thanks
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 21-01-2020, 09:40
Replies: 37
Views: 3,406
Posted By VChild
Re: QUESTION FOR OWNERS OF FULL KEEL, "BARN DOOR" RUDDER VESSELS

Very impressive video.
Lets us know how yours turns out.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-01-2020, 16:05
Replies: 37
Views: 3,406
Posted By VChild
Re: QUESTION FOR OWNERS OF FULL KEEL, "BARN DOOR" RUDDER VESSELS

I hear what you’re saying about braking effect and slowing of the boat while in forward motion but I’m actually talking about a situation where the boat is stationary in a tight channel in a marina. ...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-01-2020, 15:47
Replies: 37
Views: 3,406
Posted By VChild
Re: QUESTION FOR OWNERS OF FULL KEEL, "BARN DOOR" RUDDER VESSELS

Thanks for your input. I don’t think generation of enough thrust is my issue, though. I have a brand new, powerful engine and a 24” diameter 4 blade MaxProp. It brings the vessel up to hull speed...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-01-2020, 09:51
Replies: 37
Views: 3,406
Posted By VChild
Re: QUESTION FOR OWNERS OF FULL KEEL, "BARN DOOR" RUDDER VESSELS

Wow! Truly fascinating articles. Thanks.
I will definitely be looking into a rudder modification like this.
Amazed at the extreme rudder angles which essentially make the system act like a very...
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