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  1. Old and tall

    3M VHB tape or Dow 795 to afix acrylic windows?

    IStream Perfect - I have one on its way. Thank you
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    3M VHB tape or Dow 795 to afix acrylic windows?

    Thank you all for the information. I used some sandpaper and got it a little cleaner, but not as perfect as some of the pictures above. I reinstalled the window yesterday using Dow 295 and am happy with the outcome. I was unable to use the VHD tape because of the inside lip the window sits on is too proud and causes a ridge that is higher than the depression for the 295. I masked all around the outside and on the window itself, then used a tongue depressor to clean the visible seams. So far so good. Next time I have to do this I'll purchase Debond - any specific name for that?
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    Race to the Straits 2018

    Wow = good wishes Dan. That must have been one hell of a collision.
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    3M VHB tape or Dow 795 to afix acrylic windows?

    So I spent a couple of hours getting the goop off. Messy but not difficult. (The water gods did manage to get a couple of my tools) It's interesting how the inner lining is tabbed to the outer skin of the boat. Also there is a lip all around the inner lining of the window. Now waiting on the tape and goop to be delivered.
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    3M VHB tape or Dow 795 to afix acrylic windows?

    Window popped out very easily. Does not look like it had any tape holding it just black goop. Now my job is to clean off the goop. More info to foloow
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    3M VHB tape or Dow 795 to afix acrylic windows?

    Thank you all for the much needed information. Now to put theory to practice. I’ll report back when complete.
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    3M VHB tape or Dow 795 to afix acrylic windows?

    OK - I read most of the stream above and watched the video. So, my port-light (non framed, non opening) in the head of my J105 has started leaking at the seal. I think due to heavy feet during a round up. The Lexan is not broken. What I am planning on doing is taking the port-light out and then resealing the whole thing. Question 1. Recommendations on removing the old window. Question 2. Does a 105 window have enough of a lip to use VHB or do I just go with Dow 795? Question 3. Has anyone done this on a 105? Thanks
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    WIRW 2017

    So why only 62 boats. It was a perfect week with excellent weather. No "bobbing", no race day delays and only one day without sun. In the past fifteen years I have seen the boat roster go from the 120's to just 62 this year. Its not the camping arrangements - they were reasonably priced. It's not the cost of the showers - they were free. It might be the lack of a hoist for the smaller boats. It might be the "sameness" of the event is getting old. Thoughts?
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    Tacktic/Raymarine instruments

    The new instrument is installed and works. Yippee
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    Tacktic/Raymarine instruments

    Just received a replacement instrument from RAYMARINE. Finger crossed it'll do all it's supposed to do. I'll try and install it this weekend.
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    Tacktic/Raymarine instruments

    So a remarkable thing happened to-day, and it was totally out of the blue. I received a call from Defender who were interested in the outcome of my second instrument they had sent. When I told them that I had sent it back to RAYMARINE they said they would do the follow up to see what was the status of the instrument was. I gave them a tracking number - worry and consternation lifted from my hands. GOOD FOLLOW UP CUSTOMER SERVICE.
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    Tacktic/Raymarine instruments

    I played looking for the g-spot and like many other g-spots I have tried to find it was illusive.
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    Tacktic/Raymarine instruments

    Interesting turn of events. As I said in the previous posts the second instrument arrived from Defender. So this past Saturday I took the new instrument to the boat to join up with the three other existing micronet instruments. Opening the box everything looked perfectly new - pressed the power button and NOTHING. So for the second time in a row I received an instrument that did not work. So fast forward to to-day. I called Defender and had a very productive conversation considering that this was two bad instruments in a row, and they told me to call RAYMARINE and miracle upon miracle RAYMARINE answered. So they are now requesting the unit and are going to replace it. So I'm almost happy - may be comfortable would be a better word - both RAYMARINE and Defender are doing their best. So more to follow:
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    Hand held vhf

    What predicated this string was the fact that my MC-35, was excellent, right up until it would not charge. It had been a good VHF up till now. So I started looking/thinking about a new one, but a clever friend told me to try cleaning the charging terminals that sit on the outside of the battery. So Isopropanol, q-tips and a little scrapping and now the battery is fully charged. I guess I'm part of the dumb-shit-society.
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    Hand held vhf

    What are the best recommendations for a hand held VHF with max output power?