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by Case
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Wood species for anchor platform
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Wood species for anchor platform

That anchor platform broke in a storm. There were large wakes and Glissando got her pennant over the anchor roller (or the anchor snagged) and it broke. The anchor was on the roller and it bounced off the bow, making a "smile" scar... Its all there in the Glissando website. Tim Lackey ende...
by Case
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Stainless Rigging 302/304 vs 316
Replies: 6
Views: 4034

Re: Stainless Rigging 302/304 vs 316

That is interesting about Loos getting out of the marine wire business. I just looked at their website and they still offer marine wire for now. I didn't know that the best wires came from South Korea. I do think that wire will go away and we'll use high strength lines instead. I'm not totally looki...
by Case
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Alternate use for a boat
Replies: 1
Views: 2304

Re: Alternate use for a boat

That is a GOOD use of a crap boat. After all, a boat keeps the water out or it sinks. So it'll work for use as an underground cellar.
by Case
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Stainless Rigging 302/304 vs 316
Replies: 6
Views: 4034

Re: Stainless Rigging 302/304 vs 316

You're able to find 302/304? Interesting. I couldn't locally. But in conversations with Rigging Only (where I bought my standing rigging), there are some loss in strength with 316 but not that material overall. Rigging Only only does 316, they won't touch 302/304 these days. You can use 302/304 if y...
by Case
Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Another boat ID
Replies: 19
Views: 4634

Re: Another boat ID

I hope you're right. I can't tell from the photographs.

- Case
by Case
Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Another boat ID
Replies: 19
Views: 4634

Re: Another boat ID

That's a sad sight. The top drop board is out. So I bet this sailboat has water damage inside. I usually leave the top drop board out on my sailboat during the summers. Not a single drop gets into the boat! But its on a mooring, not on land... That sailboat is definitely a C&C Corvette. My guess...
by Case
Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Handrails, an "obvious" question
Replies: 5
Views: 1866

Re: Handrails, an "obvious" question

On my Sea Sprite 23, I have huge wood screws going into the handrails from underneath. The screw heads are visible inside the boat. They look nice because finish washers were used. Finish washers are not flat but somewhat cupped. This arrangement is not that super strong, though. Strong enough for m...
by Case
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: C&C Corvette
Replies: 7
Views: 2146

Re: C&C Corvette

I'm not 100% certain but I do recall reading that some Corvettes had aluminum rudders. It was a thing in the 1960s. Went out of style probably due to corrosion problems. Aluminum is not a bad thing but it has to be properly cared for with the right zincs and most people did not do that. The centerbo...
by Case
Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Another boat ID
Replies: 19
Views: 4634

Re: Another boat ID

The first time I saw the pictures, I immediately thought C&C Redwing but its too low to the ground and the cockpit details are all wrong. Portlights doesn't quite look right, either. C&C Corvette is more likely but some details are still a bit off. I'll need better pictures to know better. J...
by Case
Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sizing Shackle for Chain Rode
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: Sizing Shackle for Chain Rode

Generally speaking, most chains can handle a shackle one size larger. For example, if the chains are 5/16", it will take a 3/8" shackle. 3/8" shackle usually takes a 7/16" shackle and so on. I'm sure there are some odd sized chains out there but accepting a shackle one size large...
by Case
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hurricane Irene
Replies: 23
Views: 5458

Re: Hurricane Irene

Wow! Great shot!

By the way... Is that Marshall Catboat still there? Or did it drag and rendered into fiberglass shards?

- Case
by Case
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Forum Rules, Registration Information, and Posting Instructions
Topic: Site move
Replies: 20
Views: 9109

Re: Site move

Faster loading and less need to zoom in/out. That is about it for me.

- Case
by Case
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton? for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 6095

Re: Triton? for sale

If this forum is no longer run by Tim then it may be fine. Tim himself did not like seeing Craiglist listings, I think. One problem with Craiglist ads... often, by the time I click on them, they have expired... Perhaps a category just for links to sales might do? That way, people know that there is ...
by Case
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Boat Brochures
Replies: 14
Views: 5618

Re: Boat Brochures

If that $9500 was in 1959... Its roughly the same as $73700 in worthless 2011 dollars. And this is based on offical CPI inflation figures. Those CPI numbers were jiggered in the last 20 years so the actual price probably is in excess of 100k. Not as cheap as you thought? That's inflation for you. An...
by Case
Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Getting to Bath, ME by boat
Replies: 4
Views: 2808

Re: Getting to Bath, ME by boat

I'm in the area. I've done it many times via powerboat but not under sail. Its really a motoring course, to be honest. It will take ages just to sail unless the wind direction is just right. I frequently went to Boothbay then to Bath then out via Popham. It is a nice ride but I would only do it with...
by Case
Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Professional paint job
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: Professional paint job

Look at truck shops that repaint trucks or trailers. They often have huge buildings that can accommodate boats quite easily, unlike auto body shops. I've heard their prices are not marine...

Ask around and find out.

- Case
by Case
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Gooseneck questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2891

Re: Gooseneck questions

I don't know if they have the right size for your boom but try Dwyer Aluminum Mast Company . Look at the gooseneck brackets, see if one will fit your mast and the pins on your gooseneck itself (on boom). Email them the measurements if necessary. I had a good experience buying from Dwyer but it was a...
by Case
Mon May 23, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What's a good solvent for Dolfinite on teak?
Replies: 14
Views: 2360

Re: What's a good solvent for Dolfinite on teak?

It might be Butyl. The color is usually grey or black, not pinkish so I'm not certain what it is. One other possibility is window glazing putty. That's usually the same color as Dolfinite, though. The pinkish color really throws me off...

- Case
by Case
Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Epifanes.
Replies: 7
Views: 1451

Re: Epifanes.

Just keep thinning until it flows smoothly (brush doesn't drag). You don't need lots of thinner but a tiny bit is almost always necessary all of the time with Epifanes. I use both the regular gloss and the woodfinish gloss (no sanding version). The latter doesn't need much thinner to keep flowing bu...
by Case
Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Locating Anchor Winch
Replies: 26
Views: 4280

Re: Locating Anchor Winch

Maybe its just me but most sailboats I see with dorade vents up near the bow... tend to have it offset. Not on center. You could move the dorade vent to starboard and more aft. Then put the winch right where the dorade vent used to be. I'm not overly keen on chains dragging over a long distance from...
by Case
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What Paint???.... Marine Ply in the cabin.
Replies: 19
Views: 3215

Re: What Paint???.... Marine Ply in the cabin.

Based on the picture, it looks like the deck was recored with plywood. Then the plywood itself wasn't fully encapsulated in fiberglass. That is a bit odd, to be honest. Normally, when you recore, you encapsulate everything in fiberglass. It might not be a bad idea to look closely on the recore job i...
by Case
Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: When do you know you need to replace bronze parts.
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Re: When do you know you need to replace bronze parts.

Look for any cracks. Inspect closely. Sand smooth or polish so to see the surface better if necessary. If you cannot find any, its all good. I doubt new bronze will be any better than old, as long there are no cracks. Bronze is somewhat malleable compared to stainless steel. They're less likely to s...
by Case
Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Adding hardware on Triton deck
Replies: 2
Views: 726

Re: Adding hardware on Triton deck

Its safe to bet that most of the deck is cored. Later Pearsons had no core near the deck/hull connection but not early ones. Just focus on where you want the padeyes to be. Then drill. If there's core, do the usual core isolation process. Don't let the core location determine the padeye location... ...
by Case
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: 7345 problems
Replies: 5
Views: 3647

Re: 7345 problems

I just wanted to mention this much: Inflation is nasty stuff. Many people say old tools are better. Not necessarily so. For example, my father had an old drill. He paid $80 for it. The carbon brushes blew out on it recently and I took it apart. It was all steel inside. No plastic stuff except for th...
by Case
Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Edson pedestal wire/chain replacement - thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 872

Re: Edson pedestal wire/chain replacement - thoughts

Probably time to replace the wire/chain by this time. Just to point this out, the "go fast" sailboats do not necessarily have higher loads on the rudders. Its more about design, actually. I have seen videos of T-52s broad reaching at 15-20 knots and the tiller (some do have them, even for ...
by Case
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Palmer Johnson Alberg 35
Replies: 49
Views: 13924

Re: Palmer Johnson Alberg 35

Silver is indeed manipulated. So is Gold to a certain point. To purchase gold or silver, you must buy the real thing, not a certificate or a stock. These certificates or stock may become worthless because the amounts exceed the physical by a large amount. I do have to point this interesting thing......
by Case
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Palmer Johnson Alberg 35
Replies: 49
Views: 13924

Re: Palmer Johnson Alberg 35

That coin is a Peace Dollar. 90% silver... worth about 30 bucks as of writing. Not a cheap coin at all! Most on this forum probably don't follow silver prices but silver has gone from $3 a ounce to $30 in the last decade. Might be a bubble but on the other hand the dollar itself might be getting wor...
by Case
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: cheek blocks for turning halyards
Replies: 3
Views: 1104

Re: cheek blocks for turning halyards

Just to mention one thing about wire halyards... There are high strength lines almost as small as wire but is actually stronger. Going this route can save money on having to replace the sheaves. Many yachts do it this way because it saves weight and reuses the old sheaves meant for the wire halyards...
by Case
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Cetol or Varnish?......
Replies: 53
Views: 9119

Re: Cetol or Varnish?......

I love varnish. But for things like toerails, they just don't last in my case. I have had it with endlessly fixing the toerails only to have it peel in less than a year. Other varnished bits are still good after 6 years so I will keep using varnish for these parts but not for the toerails. The color...
by Case
Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Outhaul pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Outhaul pictures

I am getting a full new suit of sails this year. New mainsail and new genoa. The new mainsail will be loosefooted. Thing is... I am not 100% certain on how to configure the outhaul for adjusting the mainsail. I am a bit fortunate that I can get new ends for my boom and do an internal outhaul if I wa...
by Case
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: constructing a mooring
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: constructing a mooring

That helix anchor looks really interesting. I might go ahead and buy one. It would be for a dock or a small boat in waters that's only 3-6 feet deep at low tide. I would be able to use less scope with a helix anchor. Space is constrained in the area I have my mooring in. It would be worthwhile to tr...
by Case
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Swoon
Replies: 4
Views: 2113

Re: Swoon

That's an awesome sailboat. However... There's a huge question mark right there. Teak decks. Old Swans with teak decks... its a notorious moneypit. Replacing the teak deck, you can burn thru 30 grand in a blink. I have read stories of prices skyrocketing past 100 grand. Its labor, you know. Lots of ...
by Case
Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Alternatives to the Pearson Ensign?
Replies: 61
Views: 30988

Re: Alternatives to the Pearson Ensign?

Ha! That's Fizz, my Sea Sprite 23. My father is the one sailing it... For some reason, my picture frequently shows up first when people search for SS23s. There are lots of Ensigns around so keep looking. Sea Sprite 23s are similar but many are old... condition may be a problem. Be prepared to cough ...
by Case
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: tarp rub
Replies: 10
Views: 1691

Re: tarp rub

I thought those custom canvas covers were insanely expensive but as the years go by, I suspect they're the best way to go. Less chafe and the fabric breathes, too. Most seem to last 20 years or so before replacement. Divide the high cost by the years and the price doesn't seem so bad then. Shrink wr...
by Case
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Guess where?
Replies: 21
Views: 7256

Re: Guess where?

The Basin that I know is the one in Phippsburg, Maine. Its right in my home waters. I had to look up where the Basin was in Hurricane sound. It's at Vinalhaven Island. I've gone thru nasty entrances but that one gives me the shakes. I'll have to see it in person to be able to say whether I can get i...
by Case
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Fair Market Pricing
Replies: 22
Views: 3496

Re: Fair Market Pricing

Usually, a specialized trailer is used. This type of trailer can get longer or shorter as needed. Its probably more cost effective to have masts (or long booms) delivered. Take a look at Tim's Triton Daysailer project. Somewhere late in the process, the mast was delivered. There are pictures of the ...
by Case
Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Fair Market Pricing
Replies: 22
Views: 3496

Re: Fair Market Pricing

Skipper599 - One company I know of is Dwyer Aluminum Mast Company . They sell extrusions only along with complete masts or booms. There are others but Dwyer is the one I know about. I've bought fittings from them before and I was happy about the purchase. One cautionary note: Shipping can be a kille...
by Case
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Fair Market Pricing
Replies: 22
Views: 3496

Re: Fair Market Pricing

Anything that says "marine" gives people the license to overcharge. It's disgusting, I have to admit. That said, I hate to say this... Items related to boats tend not to be manufactured in large enough numbers to keep prices low. This happens because the boating market is not that big enou...
by Case
Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Looking for Sea Sprite 27/28 or similar boat
Replies: 24
Views: 3713

Re: Looking for Sea Sprite 27/28 or similar boat

Good luck in your search! By the way - try the Cape Dory 27, especially those with nice cove stripes and eyebrows on the cabin. Many don't thus look a bit more plain than expected. Keep that in mind when looking at CD27s. The Tartan 27 is another option. Same for early Bristol 27s (later ones have t...
by Case
Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Advice on bulkhead replacement?
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

Re: Advice on bulkhead replacement?

Your sailboat was filled with water. It probably froze, too. The weight of the water would have deformed the hull by now. I don't see any dimples in the hull in the pictures I can see. That means the boat will be fine with no bulkheads! My 23 foot Sea Sprite 23 doesn't even have bulkheads, you know....
by Case
Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Boom vang configuration
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: Boom vang configuration

Imagine the bail being attached to the mast... Its a loop thing held by a bolt. This bolt goes thru the mast. If you tighten this bolt too much, you crush the mast itself. What I did was to drill a 3/8" hole for a 3/8" aluminum tube that was pretty thick. I put this aluminum tube thru the ...
by Case
Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Advice on bulkhead replacement?
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

Re: Advice on bulkhead replacement?

I somehow missed the comment about using G10 as a bulkhead. That's really HEAVY and costly. Wood is a great material, you just need to seal the holes in the deck to prevent the wood rotting away. By the way, if the bulkheads are rotten, then the core in the deck penetrations (chainplates, stanchions...
by Case
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Advice on bulkhead replacement?
Replies: 14
Views: 2763

Re: Advice on bulkhead replacement?

Some close up pictures of the bulkhead attachment would be helpful. Most times, sailboats with a hull liner like that... The bulkheads often are just screwed in with some fiberglass tabbing (often none for this size range). Its relatively easy to replace them compared to boats with a full stick-buil...
by Case
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: '76 Northstar Farr 727
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Re: '76 Northstar Farr 727

Congrats!

Looks to be a great project boat. Welcome to the forum.

- Case
by Case
Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical Data and Boat Nerdery
Topic: standing rigging
Replies: 4
Views: 2746

Re: standing rigging

Ooh, you're at the bleeding cutting edge. You're also very behind the times technology-wise. I'm being sarcastic. Synthetic standing rigging is on the way and oddly, it does use technology from the Age of Sail (100+ years ago). Odd how things go and then come back! Anyway, I said "bleeding cutt...
by Case
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Chrome over Bronze Deck Hardware??
Replies: 10
Views: 2099

Re: Chrome over Bronze Deck Hardware??

In the 1960s, many people like shiny things. Stainless steel hardware wasn't as common back then compared to later time periods so if you wanted shiny, you went with chromed bronze. You can sand off the chrome if you can. It will not ruin the bronze unless you use heavy grits over-zealously. I recal...
by Case
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Dan's rebuild with electric propulsion
Replies: 80
Views: 18609

Re: Dan's rebuild with electric propulsion

Sound great!

Now I know you know the upsides and downsides of an electric propulsion system. Many people don't. Most people are better off with gas or diesel due to time constraints - they do not have time to recharge the batteries if they run out before reaching their destination.

- Case
by Case
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Dan's rebuild with electric propulsion
Replies: 80
Views: 18609

Re: Dan's rebuild with electric propulsion

That's interesting. Electric motors definitely are the way to go if daysailing. I am seriously considering getting a Torqueedo outboard for my sailboat. I daysail most of the time. However, for cruising, I have my doubts about electric motors... The reason why I doubt they are good is you need to go...
by Case
Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Boom vang configuration
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: Boom vang configuration

Its typically a third away from the mast. More is better if you can swing it. As for the sleeve, get one! No sleeves, you will get an oblong hole sooner than later which isn't a good thing... Also, sleeves have one other bonus: They prevent the mast being crushed by the bolt holding the bail. I used...
by Case
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: westerbeke parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1708

Re: westerbeke parts

I don't know any particular details but do recall that some Westerberkes were marinized Kubotas. Not all of them but some were. Some were Nissans or Mitsubishi - small Japanese diesels in general. Often found in farm tractors, industrial pumps, forklifts and the like. Try looking at the engine speci...