Gabe_nyc

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  1. I need a cat for a special project. Looking for greater payload rather than greater speed, so prefer one with “fat” hulls (unlike e.g. a Hobie 16). Tramp, Sails and rigging will be reconfigured and are optional. Need 2 sound hulls, crossbeams, rudders. Mast / boom would be nice but also optional. I’m willing to drive 500 miles from nyc to get it. Price is flexible based on condition, trailer, etc. Please let me know if you know any suitable candidates. Thank you, Gabe
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Cool Kayak ! A little disappointed that it’s not listed as “Kool Kayak” but pretty sure it belongs here (:-) https://scranton.craigslist.org/boa/d/thompson-cool-kayak/7122150487.html
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    Lead Keel Anarchy

    The other side is about the same. I have a pic but SA servers do not show it much favor.
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    Lead Keel Anarchy

    My lead keel had some damage / irregularities that I cleaned up and filled with 3M Marine Filler. Still some sanding / smoothing to do, but trying to figure out the finish. Previous bottom paint had been Pettit Hydrocoat and I will be re-applying the same. There is some exposed lead between the patches of filler and the old ablative. Was advised to strip off ALL the old abla on the keel and prime with 2-pack. Was told to have a sharp line between the old paint and the stripped section. If I go over the line, the 2-pack would mess up the old abla, but if I leave un-primed lead exposed around the demarcation line, the new abla would react with it. I am reluctant to abrasively strip the entire keel as I will likely disturb additional areas which would turn this into a major project. Also, the fun times of sanding etc ... And, I’m also a little gun-shy about the whole demarcation-line thing. Wondering if a chemical strip process would not be better since it would cause less mechanical disturbance on the surface of the keel? How deadly are the chemicals required to strip the paint? How bad would be the results of not stripping the entire keel and simply painting Hydrocoat on top of everything including small areas of unprimed lead around the filler patches ? Are there any other primers that would be more tolerant of being “feathered in” around the old ablative, but would still stick well to the lead and would provide a good base for the new ablative? What / how would those of you with more knowledge and experience proceed?
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    Strange Attachment for Mainsheet

    I had another thought about my strange lash-up. In the picture is pulley with a removable becket pin. It seems plausible that another block had been use that had a removable becket pin. For whatever reason, the PO decided to switch to the current Harken 6:1 setup with a riveted, non-removable becket. So maybe the explanation is simply that they didn’t want to cut the loop off the line, so they resorted to the current setup ...
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    Strange Attachment for Mainsheet

    Also acorn nuts ...
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    Help identify paint color

    That does look very close. I will investigate further. Thank you !
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    Help identify paint color

    What indices would help me decide that?
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    Help identify paint color

    Yes to both ! (You have wisdom as well as a good eye) (:-) (For the record, I work in video engineering and quite familiar with things like CIE Chromaticity Chart and other exciting things like that.) Today I got my hands on actual Pettit and Interlux brochures so that I would not fall prey to errors in on-line reproductions of color charts, but nothing appears remotely close. This is a Hail Mary pass after running out of other ideas w the best pic I have right now ...
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    Help identify paint color

    Looking to touch up the boot stripe of new (to me) boat. Previous owner remembered bottom paint is Pettit Hydrocoat, but does not remember the boot stripe paint. Its not a shade that appears close to anything in either the Pettit or the Interlux color charts. If anybody has a clue about what this might be please let me know. The paint was applied in 2017 and was not a custom mix.
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    Strange Attachment for Mainsheet

    A few years ago I bought a 1981 28-ft boat that was in good shape generally, except that this was the snap shackle on the mainsheet / traveller (the boom side was almost as bad).
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    Strange Attachment for Mainsheet

    For now, I don’t want to mess with it, but at El Boracho’s suggestion earlier, I took off the lanyard.
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    Strange Attachment for Mainsheet

    I replaced the those lines, tied a buntline hitch and all looks / works well. Thank you
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    Strange Attachment for Mainsheet

    Hi all, There is no becket on that block. (For now I am content to leave it alone, but I wanted to understand what’s going on so I would know how to respond in case of mishap.) Here is an additional picture: