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Member Since 08 Mar 2006
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In Topic: Leaky ports

20 May 2016 - 04:09 AM

Sloop is right...there is no easy fix from the outside without removing the ports...yeah, you can slather on some sealant and maybe get to the end of the season, but in the end, you'll just make for more of a mess to clean off to fix it right.  Only real way to fix is to pull the ports and properly re-bed them.  What did boatyard use to bed?  Are there mechanical fastners or just sealant?

In Topic: The Discarded- Rescuing a Tartan 33

20 May 2016 - 03:58 AM

Keep pushing it Ish, the folks that get into trouble are the folks who don't push it, because it hurts.  And they suffer the rest of their lives because of that.  Push.  And keep pushing until a Doc tells you to back off some...

In Topic: My newest project

20 May 2016 - 03:53 AM


I've never had more fun with a project. The fact that it is a beautiful, one hours drive away from my shack really helps. Stopped and bought some Copper River Sockeye on the way home. Life is goooooood.

My little guy, Ian, 8 years old, will only eat fresh caught Sockeye.  No "farm-raised Atlantic Salmon" for him, nooooo...only fresh caught Sockeye!


OBTW, your a saint for your nightly visits to see Bill...Spike would approve, and be proud of his Dad...



In Topic: Keel sump repair

20 May 2016 - 01:54 AM

None the less, well done sir.  Should I ever be in the PNW and in need of glasswork, I'm coming looking for you!


In Topic: Keel sump repair

18 May 2016 - 02:01 PM

To BFM's credit, he found real pro's, and then he's been willing to pay them for their time and expertise.  We all have a budget, but if you start the conversation with cost vs. what does it take to fix it right...you can end up with a less then well done repair.  In this case, the value to BFM (as he has said) was the peace of mind that the keel would never be an issue.  


Its the old, "when you're out there in it, and getting the snot beat out of you, with rescue some time away, how much money would you spend to ensure the keel's been fixed and there's no question that its staying with you?"  That's, in my mind a better way to approach such things...