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    Removing Duct Tape Residue From Cabin Top

    Is WD40 more mild than Goo Gone, which I tried and it bubbled the paint?
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    Removing Duct Tape Residue From Cabin Top

    Heat gun as in a hair dryer?
  3. During the winter I had a portlight leak. To remedy the situation, I covered the portlight with plastic that was duct tapped to the cabin top. See attached. I am now trying to remove the residue without damaging the paint. Keep in mind that the deck of this boat was repainted by hand (PO) so it cant take much of an aggressive treatment. I tried Goop Off and it blistered a small area even though I rinsed it. I have been using a sponge with an abrasive side and it to removes the paint. Thoughts suggestions.....how about a wet sand paper with a very grit ie 220? Thanks
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    What To Do With This Cabin Sole

    Thanks everyone for some very good options. I think the most attractive ones are either to paint or to use the above product.
  5. I have a vintage Santana 27 that is overall in excellent condition. The hull is solid, no deck core issues, the topsides were professionally painted, a complete set of new Neil Pryde sails and a nice new Yamaha 9.9 outboard. So for a half century old boat she is in great condition and sails better than most. However one area that has not been addressed is the cabin sole (see pic). As you can tell the veneer has worn away in many places although the actual floor boards are in relatively sound shape. Also the boat does not have a hull liner. So the floor boards fit on top of the inside of the hull and were all individually fitted when built and conform to the variations that exist in the contour of the hull. So replacing the floorboards is not a viable option as it would take a great deal of patience to replicate the hull contour. I have considered one of the plastic type teak and holly overlays. However I am concerned that if the sole would look new, the other wooden interior parts would really old......the old house remodel conundrum. One option that I am considering is to just pain them with an expoxy paint and call it good. However I thought I would get the input from this esteemed group before making any decisions. Thoughts on what you would do? TIA. Pat Mc
  6. I received a Nest Outdoor camera and would like to try and see if it will work for monitoring my boat. Our marina does have pretty good internet and I have an antenna next to my slip. The Nest unlike some IP cameras does require ac power. I am curious as to how you might have it set up for your boat and how well it works or doesn't work for you.
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Nice photo and another wonderful Gary Mull design.
  8. Soon to retire guy is looking to gain some offshore or extended coastal cruising experience. I have many years of smaller boat sailing and currently own and cruise a classic Santana 27 on Puget Sound. I have completed ASA 100-105 courses, take direction well, and have good tolerance for uncomfortable conditions Ideally I would like to find some west coast opportunities but am also available in other locations. I am also flexible on duration of the trip.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I am not the very talented painter, but I am the other CA member that Kim references as having stopped by to say hello. I am sad to say that it has taken me far too long to go over and meet Kim who as many of you know is very gracious and welcoming. We are at least for part of the year neighbors and I have been drooling over Francis Lee since it came home to Port Blakely. Today I was fortunate enough to get a tour of FL and I really cant say anything more than all of the very appropriate superlatives that others have used to describe such a beautiful boat that is located in such a beautiful setting......sailing heaven for sure. Pat McShane
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    Keep Turning Left- In the News

    Nice to see Dylan getting some well deserved and earned exposure. He does my kind of sailing.
  11. It's getting to be that point in time where I need to get a new bottom paint job and am looking for recommendations for the Seattle area. I'm actually over in Eagle Harbor and am looking for a cruising level rolled on finish as opposed to a racing finish. The last time CSR did the job and did fine but would like to see if there are more modestly priced options. This is for a 27 ft keel boat....timing is likely to be in early October or so.
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    How nice should this boat be

    GunkHoler.....I also own a Santana 27 that I keep in Eagle Harbor. I have owned the boat for two years. The previous owner did a pretty significant refit on her, including all new Neil Pryde sails (main, two genoas and spinnaker), new sail and tiller cover, new standing and running rigging, topsides professionally spray painted, new 6HP outboard, some new electronics, new KiwiGrip applied by the owner and other improvements including the remounting stanchions, portlights, etc. I have done other projects as well. However I am trying to limit the improvements that I make on the boat (as opposed to normal maintenance bottom paint etc) to ones that I really want to enjoy but also anticipate a zero return on my investment. So while I would love to have a furler, I know that I will not get the dollars back and will live with a hank on headsail and rig a jib downhaul. At the same time a larger outboard that my wife could actually start in an emergency was important to us and worth it to us for the $1,000 incremental increase in cost after selling the one that came with the boat. The good news is that these are really great boats, sail really well, and have a strong design pedigree. We should talk and compare notes and I would love to see your boat as well.
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    Outboard Motor Mouting Santana 27

    After a lot of different thoughts I think this makes the most sense. I have a local ss fabricator doing the plate. I am considering using two part epoxy putty rather than Gflex as I have had difficulty with Gflex running but maybe I am just not adding enough filler in to change the consistency. But overall I think your suggestions make the most sense> Thanks!!
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    Outboard Motor Mounting Santana 27

    Yep...I this is Yamaha's high thrust model, designed to push heavier loads at lower speeds and also has the extra long 25" shaft, electric start but also has a pull start function as well.....also an altanator. Pat
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    Outboard Motor Mounting Santana 27

    Tom, the starboard would simply be a pad and would be placed in between the motor mount and transom. So the transom is providing the structural support. The goal is to provide some protection to the gelcoat where it would come in to contact with motor mount clamp. Pat