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Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 07-12-2016, 02:54
Replies: 12
Views: 2,831
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Wanted: Self steering windvane

Factory refurbished Monitor, with parts from the refurbishment for spares, plus stainless mounting pieces, plus wheel adaptor, plus manufacturer doc, (and maybe a DVD).
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 02-12-2016, 17:13
Replies: 41
Views: 17,450
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Corrosion on the mast between Aluminum and Stainless Steel

They do run specials.

I may at some point here, have a pint I can free up, and send your way to experiment with.
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 02-12-2016, 14:58
Replies: 50
Views: 14,792
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Looking for Like Minded Individuals

Where would you be crossing the Atlantic to?
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 02-12-2016, 13:38
Replies: 41
Views: 17,450
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Corrosion on the mast between Aluminum and Stainless Steel

I've been experimenting with MasterSeries Silver Paint. I have a test running on a Danforth, and it has been sitting outside for 2 years, and it is still as I have painted it.

It's used in...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-12-2016, 13:13
Replies: 22
Views: 3,402
Posted By BigSmile
Re: How much Core to remove?

Is bone dry, has had lots of time and the right environment to dry, so no worry there presently. Just hope I can keep her that way, as "It does not matter" yard is sticking to position, and need to...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-12-2016, 12:25
Replies: 22
Views: 3,402
Posted By BigSmile
Re: How much Core to remove?

Here's couple more pictures to help with context.

Delams are not isolated, visual inspection shows them.

Thanks for the details on vacuum. I'll have to study that more, and may have some...
Forum: Meets & Greets 02-12-2016, 02:41
Replies: 15
Views: 2,992
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Stoked To Be Here And Meet Other Like Minded Sailors, Especially Female Sailors.

Welcome!

I see you are in FL. A great resource is down the way in Fort Lauderdale. Google Pam Wall.
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 02-12-2016, 02:27
Replies: 50
Views: 14,792
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Looking for Like Minded Individuals

A few more thoughts, since it's more fun over here vicariously on this thread presently, than on my own:
Consider dinghy sailing on Jackson Lake and looking up at the Tetons, with a nice cozy lodge...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-12-2016, 22:04
Replies: 22
Views: 3,402
Posted By BigSmile
Re: How much Core to remove?

> It's a weather deck, lots of water sluices around. A long period on the same tack, and can be underwater for just as long. Leela, a similar vessel, has a great pic on her page Leela - The Highs,...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-12-2016, 19:15
Replies: 22
Views: 3,402
Posted By BigSmile
Re: How much Core to remove?

Thank you for your input, cuz this just boggles my mind...
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 01-12-2016, 14:33
Replies: 50
Views: 14,792
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Looking for Like Minded Individuals

Consider finding yourself good crew here and there, and having your wife fly in to meet you at various ports or exotic places. Might not be able to travel for as long, but may be the best of both...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 01-12-2016, 14:07
Replies: 22
Views: 3,402
Posted By BigSmile
How much Core to remove?

From under the deck margins, would you remove just the rotted core material, but leave behind the core that is delaminated from top &/or bottom skin, and delaminated in places from itself, and voided...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-08-2016, 16:13
Replies: 19
Views: 5,563
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Coosa Board

Hmm, not getting these quotes right. Can you talk about Coosa prep & findings on previous post?

Thank you
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-08-2016, 16:08
Replies: 19
Views: 5,563
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Coosa Board

No glass on the inner skin inside, only core bond.

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How do you prep the Coosa before laying into Corebond? Any sanding (particular grit?), cleaning, wiping or primer treatment, or...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-08-2016, 15:42
Replies: 19
Views: 5,563
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Coosa Board

Yes, Poly does have a distinctive smell. Smelled it in a few spots when piece of bottom skin came up with one of the few balsa squares that actually bonded. (Don't get confused here...original core...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-08-2016, 11:44
Replies: 77
Views: 13,410
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Replacing wet balsa core

Yes, thanks for the update, and congrats!

Process question, what did you do to prep the Coosa before laying it into the deck, any cleaning, or sanding? And same question for Coosa on the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 25-08-2016, 20:20
Replies: 77
Views: 13,410
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Replacing wet balsa core

Meant MEKP, right?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18-08-2016, 21:53
Replies: 23
Views: 3,979
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Port Light Caulk

Did I break etiquette?

Yes, twas me had trouble removing. I'll have a fresh look, now that I know what I'm looking at. Mostly wanted to pull for inspection to verify no concern related to deck.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-08-2016, 23:00
Replies: 19
Views: 5,563
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Coosa Board

545 Tie Coat - Is this the Awlgrip 545 Epoxy Primer?

After what I've learned, I agree with you, one resin system, and since prior patch(es) failed, inclined to redo, but will know more with a...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-08-2016, 16:58
Replies: 23
Views: 3,979
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Port Light Caulk

Thanks all for tips & tools for removal. And the New Found Metals video.

Previous tries with putty knife were not fruitful, very tight hard to get the tool behind the inside flange at all, can't...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-08-2016, 01:17
Replies: 19
Views: 5,563
Posted By BigSmile
Re: Coosa Board

Few more questions popped:

How is corebond best applied under the margins?

For the top skin, need to achieve 3/8" thickness for original construction/stiffness:
-I think that comes to...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-08-2016, 00:36
Replies: 23
Views: 3,979
Posted By BigSmile
Re: port light caulk

Thanks for the tip on gaskets, tucking that one away.

Do you have any tips on how to pull one of these bronze port lights?

The one need to pull for inspection is about 12" long, and the oval...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 16-08-2016, 11:20
Replies: 120
Views: 19,889
Posted By BigSmile
Re: First Collision... how could I have avoided this?

Not sure if we are saying the same thing. Did you maintain good forward progress through the turn with the engine, while making adjustments for how the wind contributed?
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-08-2016, 01:56
Replies: 1
Views: 893
Posted By BigSmile
Teak BowSprit Inspections - Servicing

Inspections at 2 points where bowsprit mounting brackets were also pinned horizontally through the bowsprit timber, revealed some cracks.

A windlass was mounted on top of the bowsprit and...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-08-2016, 00:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By BigSmile
Re: replacing rudder bearing

Hi Tom,
Any chance you could take some pictures and post? Would like to follow your project. All the best to you on it.

And thanks in advance if you can grab any photos.
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