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  1. I have minimal exterior teak on my boat, but refuse to use Cetol again. I have weathered teak now and have considered Awlwood MA for the toerails. Anybody have some real-world experience?
  2. Wire baskets for ice boxes

    A relatively cheap way to have a stainless wire basket would be to use a deep fryer basket. You could even mount a aluminum or stainless piece (old t-track?) up high on the wall of the box to have a removable mount up high, out of the ice. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Bayou-Classic-9-gal-Fryer-Basket/20405590 As anexample, but lots of sizes available. An option for vinyl coating would be to find a crabber that is re-dipping his/her pots, (you'd want to be first in the pool) or use https://www.amazon.com/dp/B019QNAG4Q/ref=asc_df_B01GFYA4825301938/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395033&creativeASIN=B01GFYA482&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198095900368&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16941921667687556470&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9009824&hvtargid=pla-541554687512&th=1 I use it for making crab pot bait doors for our pots.
  3. Thank you very much. I think I may be limited to 1/2" core material if I'd like to match the current. The only penetrations are currently for the traveler. Weight is not as much a factor as ease of use, machining, filling, laminating in situ, and never having to do it again!
  4. I am going to be re-coring the cockpit benches of a boat that was originally cored with foam when built in 1977. It has been neglected for several years and the benches are very soft. You can hear the foam crackling when you step on the bench and there is significant flexing. What type of core do I replace it with? Coosa Bluewater 26? Nida core? Divinycell? Core cell? I have used plywood in another boat before, from below, and I will never do that again. I worry about water intrusion too much to use balsa, but recognize it is much cheaper. What product would you use?
  5. 30-35 ft sprit boat - up to 75K

    I've always like the Synergy 1000.
  6. East Coast version of a Moore 24

    Olson 25 in NC is a sweet boat. Well loved by an engineer owner. http://towndock.net/cgi-bin/classads/view.cgi?cat=Boats.
  7. Ideas needed for removing a water tank

    It's a common problem on powerboats, especially center consoles with foamed in fuel tanks. The least painful method I've seen involved dropping a metal pipe into an access hole with a line attached at the middle, and then hoisting it out using a stout beam across the gunwales or whatever structure you have available.
  8. J/27, newbie questions

    I don't think the t-track on the rail is just plain t-track. I'm pretty sure it is t-rail. http://www.rigrite.com/Hardware/Toerail/T-Rail.php
  9. Best trailerable sailboat for family of 6

    San Juan 21 The one in Altoona looks worth the drive at 650. https://southbend.craigslist.org/boa/d/san-juan/6202058080.html https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/boa/d/sailboat/6210640412.html https://altoona.craigslist.org/boa/d/san-juan-sailboat-with/6213228273.html
  10. I like the looks and layout of the Hanse 455. No idea how it sails. Yachtworld has a shoal draft version for sale in Texas. http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2016/Hanse-455-3073472/Kemah/TX/United-States#.WWp0WU1TFaQ
  11. Viper 830 for sale

    Gbk- talk to Pete hunter in kdh about these boats. Raced one for a while. Now has wai rere.
  12. iPad GPS module

    A cheap power supply for I devices. I have several, and am impressed. https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=108&cp_id=10831&cs_id=1083110&p_id=14575&seq=1&format=2
  13. watch bands?

    https://www.amazon.com/Timex-Ironman-16-20mm-Replacement-Watchband/dp/B003OPZ5NK If one pin is knocked free the other retains the watch.
  14. Bits n pieces n superglue vs medical stuff

    A word of caution for folks thinking to try any of the glues. I was an ED nurse for a long time. We saw a lot of folks for glue-type injuries to the eye. They suck. If you are trying to glue something around your eye socket, like your forehead, nose, cheek, etc, plan ahead. Try to be prepared for additional glue being expelled from the container so there is no danger of it falling into your eye via gravity. IE, don't close a forehead lac while standing in front of a mirror. Lie down and have someone else do it. Make a dam with tape, cloth, anything. Several years ago on vacation my wife was looking for some bugspray. My daughter, trying to be helpful, ran to the 3 floor balcony of our rental house and got some for her. Incoming! My wife looked up just in time to catch the can at the hairline. Nice little crescent shaped lac about 1.5cm. Kept some superglue on the boat for fixing luff tape bits, and after some ice for swelling it was all fixed. Daily sunblock on a stick for a year and you can't even tell it was there.
  15. Yup, that's another doozy, but we were doing NCYRA off Beaufort that year. (1998?) That one had me questioning whether I wanted to do this sailing stuff anymore, being a new father and all. The awesome sail back to Washington the next day reset my priorities. I have sailed many thousands of miles since then, but that was still the worst I've ever seen.