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  1. Thanks! the blistering stopped "Thankfully" at the interprotect. The previous owner didn't know that vc epoxy doesn't like to be in the water for 5 months at a time...
  2. Thanks! Do you know if waterline used any interprotect between the gelcoat and vc epoxy?
  3. Anyone can help me out to know if early builds of J24 from US Watercraft have had blistering issues. Looking at a boat that has a vc epoxy bottom that was always well maintained and the owner put her in fresh water for a few months a year for a few years in a row during summer months and now the belly starboard side just aft of the keel to the waterline has coin size blistering and small 1/4 inch blisters. The owner went on to have vivid petit antifouling put on with primer from the local yard, and the blistering didn't get any better. Some of the small blisters have made its way through to the gelcoat. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  4. Anyone can help me out to know if early builds of J24 from US Watercraft have had blistering issues. Looking at a boat that has a vc epoxy bottom that was always well maintained and the owner put her in fresh water for a few months a year for a few years in a row during summer months and now the belly starboard side just aft of the keel to the waterline has coin size blistering and small 1/4 inch blisters. The owner went on to have vivid petit antifouling put on with primer from the local yard, and the blistering (OBVIOUSLY) didn't get any better. Some of the small blisters have made its way through to the gelcoat. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  5. Helping a friend out and he wants to remove the thin coat of white vivid antifouling. Underneath is VC Epoxy. The vivid was rolled on improperly by the previous owner and my buddy just wants to bring it down to the VC Epoxy. Any tips? The boat has been stored on a trailer for a couple of years. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  6. Thank you all. i like the extension ladder idea!
  7. Picking up a new to me Star and I need to bring my spare mast with me as I'm picking it up before a regatta. I need to do about 300 miles with the mast. Using a ford explorer. I'm going to make brackets for the front of the truck but not sure if the tip of the mast is going to fold under all the bumps. Any tips or tricks of how to travel with a 30' noodle without bending it. I did it once with a J24 mast but it's much stiffer. thanks
  8. Tried them, but no luck. Apparently Delta is italian...
  9. I'm buying a Star that has a Delta trailer. To import it to Canada, i need to get the year it was manufactured on letter head... don't ask.. Customs is a bitch. So i'm hoping that Delta is still in business. Any leads would be great. thanks Any lead will help. thanks
  10. Thank you Maxman!!
  11. Hi, new to the Star class. I'm putting the mast together (boat came with two masts and I want to learn on the older mast). It's a spartech mast and I'm not sure about the sequence of shrouds at the spreader tip. Is it from screw to mast: upper, intermediate and the lower section of the upper goes in the fork of the intermediate? Thanks
  12. where are you located?
  13. "there is a respected custom boat builder that started doing repairs and installing wheel steering in tiller boats back in the 70"s.......repairs lead to contacts that will grow with you......good luck to you.......ignore the 'tards like Basketcase that live in a land of hate and anonymity, and could care less if you succeed, because he is a failure working illegally in the USA and taking jobs from proper Americans." Thanks, i forgot how many haters are on this site. Interesting thoughts. thanks
  14. If you are going to answer a question I didn't ask, at least give me a complete answer with reasons why not to do it. Give me three reasons. Because you have no client base and nothing to sell..........if you are serious, start by doing repairs by going to the repair and not making them come to you......a good and well priced repair may get you a new sail down the road......learn to be responsive.....the name lofts here in Canada are not responsive......there is room for a really good repair guy. Now u r talking. I maybe should have been more clear. It is mostly sail repair, canvas work etc. i assumed a sail loft included repairs and such. I totally agree with you on what you are saying. We have over 2500 sailboats + a crazy amount of dinghies + a crazy amount of power boaters in our area with not much in terms of servicing. But if the business needs 5000+ sailboats etc to have a chance to be successful, then the idea is thrown out the door.