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by Ric in Richmond
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Dyneema Lifelines Installed
Replies: 2
Views: 2484

Re: Dyneema Lifelines Installed

Very nice!

I really need to do this. My lines are of unknown vintage.

Can you get in color other than lightblue?

Who did you use for supplies?

Thanks!

RIc
by Ric in Richmond
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: To flatten or not to flatten
Replies: 3
Views: 1484

Re: To flatten or not to flatten

Mine was glossy when I bought it....several years later it is not glossy.

So either way it will end up flat with enough time and UV exposure.

Leave it. It won't be an issue and it will be way easier to keep clean.


by the way I love the way your boat looks. All your hard work has been worth it!!!
by Ric in Richmond
Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Day Sail pics
Replies: 2
Views: 2396

Re: Day Sail pics

Very nice...Alberg 30. Where?

Get that horizon level and they will be even better.
by Ric in Richmond
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Favorite Odd Tools
Replies: 9
Views: 8780

Re: Favorite Odd Tools

Safety Wire Pliers. Great for turnbuckles. Safety wiring critical nuts. http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_13244_13244 Pocket magnifiers. 2 or 3 lenses and you can see ANYTHING....even when your close up vision goes to hell like mine has. http://www.edmundoptics.com/microscopy/magnifiers...
by Ric in Richmond
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Polishing aluminum
Replies: 6
Views: 2213

Re: Polishing aluminum

strip, you can use oven cleaner or lye to take off the anodizing Sand to the level of finish you want and then re-anodize. I polished a couple of motorcycle frames that NEVER got wet and they always turned gray and ugly just from exposure to air. A quick polish brought them back up fairly quickly. C...
by Ric in Richmond
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: What is she?
Replies: 11
Views: 7750

Re: What is she?

Sexy is what she is....that vertical bow and the little sprit....


Wow...

She'd look even better in the water on a close reach....
by Ric in Richmond
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Classic ID?
Replies: 15
Views: 6315

Re: Classic ID?

If it is documented you can look here:

http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st1/CoastGu ... yName.html
by Ric in Richmond
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rehab of a Designers Choice 15
Replies: 4
Views: 2611

Re: Rehab of a Designers Choice 15

The entire list: Replace tires Register trailer New outhaul line (has one on it but it seems too short) Check trailer lights New polypropylene line for trailer winch I am sure the sails aren't too long for this world even in I get a decent repair. SItting out side that long has to create issues! Hop...
by Ric in Richmond
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rehab of a Designers Choice 15
Replies: 4
Views: 2611

Re: Rehab of a Designers Choice 15

I got the local sail maker repairing the main for $60.00.

The center board is bolted into the trunk and has a pennant to rais and lower it. The thwart should have a pair of cleats on it to hold it up or down.
by Ric in Richmond
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Rehab of a Designers Choice 15
Replies: 4
Views: 2611

Rehab of a Designers Choice 15

I got a call from a neighbor asking if I knew anyone who wanted a sailboat before he called the junk guy. I decided I'd drag it home and see what we could make of it. This boat has sat outside at least 10 years, under the trees, with sails out in the cockpit and nothing taken care of. http://3.bp.bl...
by Ric in Richmond
Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1/2 " to 5/8 bronze hose adapter
Replies: 12
Views: 4215

Re: 1/2 " to 5/8 bronze hose adapter

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3 different adapters made for tallystick. 3/4 to 5/8, 1" to 5/8, 1" to 3/4
by Ric in Richmond
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Isuzu 2AB1 diesel rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 4889

Re: Isuzu 2AB1 diesel rebuild

Very nice! Cool little motor.



For any old copper gaskets or washers a neat trick is to anneal them by heating with a torch and allowing them to cool. The copper hardens and by heating and slow cooling it softens it.

Handy when you don't have a new washer and the old one is not sealing.
by Ric in Richmond
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1/2 " to 5/8 bronze hose adapter
Replies: 12
Views: 4215

Re: 1/2 " to 5/8 bronze hose adapter

Great. Get some measurements for some useful sizes.
by Ric in Richmond
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1/2 " to 5/8 bronze hose adapter
Replies: 12
Views: 4215

Re: 1/2 " to 5/8 bronze hose adapter

Wonder what lengths are available? Bronze is about .3 pounds per cubic inch Small Flat Rate Box Domestic Rate: $5.35 at the Post Office™ Size: 8 5/8" x 5 3/8" x 1 5/8" about 60 cu inches. 60 x .30 x 3 = $54 (but it won't be that much since there will be some space in there. Plus 5.35 ...
by Ric in Richmond
Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1/2 " to 5/8 bronze hose adapter
Replies: 12
Views: 4215

Re: 1/2 " to 5/8 bronze hose adapter

Sounds good, thanks for the kind offer. If you don't already have the materials on hand, the industrial surplus yard near me has a variety of bronze rod and bar stock sold for $3 per pound. I could get the correct sized materials for the adapters I need and some send some extra material if you're i...
by Ric in Richmond
Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1/2 " to 5/8 bronze hose adapter
Replies: 12
Views: 4215

Re: 1/2 " to 5/8 bronze hose adapter

Easy to make. I am using an old Southbend 9" "A" lathe from about 1947 Cut the broze rod stock to length. Chuck it up and turn one side to the major diameter of the barbs. FLip it and do the same for the other diameter. Spot drill the end, run a drill down the center, bore out the wid...
by Ric in Richmond
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1/2 " to 5/8 bronze hose adapter
Replies: 12
Views: 4215

1/2 " to 5/8 bronze hose adapter

My engine outputs cooling water in 5/8 hose. My water injector just upstream of the muffler is 1/2 ". I needed a 5/8 to 1/2 inch adapter. I'd been using hardware store brass since I couldn't find one in bronze. Well once I got my lathe there was no reason not to have one anymore! Brass Hardware...
by Ric in Richmond
Fri May 11, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton emblem
Replies: 6
Views: 4161

Re: Triton emblem

Outside forward end of coaming board I believe....
by Ric in Richmond
Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Great listing of all Steve D'Antonio's articles.
Replies: 0
Views: 3386

Great listing of all Steve D'Antonio's articles.

Steve D'Antonio writes in Passagemaker, Cruising world and Professional Boat builder. Here is a link to ALL his articles.

Should keep you busy for a while and expand your knowledge base!!

http://www.stevedmarineconsulting.com/c ... ticles.php

Fair winds!!!

RIc
by Ric in Richmond
Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Head rim height
Replies: 10
Views: 2606

Re: Head rim height

Very good point about the anti syphon loop. Many heads also go under the waterline at certain angles of heel. BUT you get to trust that the little duckbill valve always stays clear, never gets crusty stuff in it and doesn't start a syphon. If I have the option to keep the bowl above the waterline I ...
by Ric in Richmond
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Head rim height
Replies: 10
Views: 2606

Re: Head rim height

As others eluded to, keep the rim above the anticipated water line at rest. I have gotten onto my boat after a few days away and have found the head filled to the rim on several occasions, after I forgot to close the intake, just as you will forget. Mine is within about 1/2" of the waterline a...
by Ric in Richmond
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Head rim height
Replies: 10
Views: 2606

Re: Head rim height

How about a nice little foot board you can drop into place when the need arises? Seems a whole lot easier.

And my guess is that the head is above the waterline.
by Ric in Richmond
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Loose Footed VS. Attached foot sail
Replies: 20
Views: 8290

Re: Loose Footed VS. Attached foot sail

This would work...about $30 a foot though!!!

http://www.tidesmarine.com/sail-track.shtml

Slips over bronze track.
by Ric in Richmond
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:23 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: year of manufacture
Replies: 10
Views: 4937

Re: year of manufacture

Anyone know of any source for pearson/ allied grumman in 1962?

My boat is 50 this year...but I'd love to know her hull number. No hull plate, no numbers under the drawers or hidden spots. Coast guard documented so that is the "number" we use.

Thanks!

Ric
by Ric in Richmond
Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Cutting threads with a die
Replies: 10
Views: 2262

Re: Cutting threads with a die

Send them to me and I will do it on my lathe.....
by Ric in Richmond
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Forum Rules, Registration Information, and Posting Instructions
Topic: Site move
Replies: 20
Views: 9366

Re: Site move

If it happened....I didn't notice it.....all good from this end!!!
by Ric in Richmond
Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hurricane Irene
Replies: 23
Views: 5771

Re: Hurricane Irene

Marina says hi and dry and no apparent damage!!! Woo hoo!

Now we will hope all of you get good news too!

Ric
by Ric in Richmond
Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hurricane Irene
Replies: 23
Views: 5771

Re: Hurricane Irene

I suppose at some point I might hear something today. She went through less wind than I thought but higher surge. News was saying up to 8 foot. That might be the killer right there. Even if my old barge didn't float off lots of other smaller boats may have. Right now I have to take care of our minor...
by Ric in Richmond
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hurricane Irene
Replies: 23
Views: 5771

Re: Hurricane Irene

http://flood.firetree.net/ Sea level rise app...in meters. What ever will be will be. Last week I was thinking...well we haven't gotten to use her much maybe we should sell her....and now I am worried sick we will lose her. But remember, things are nothing and can be replaced. People stay safe!!!
by Ric in Richmond
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hurricane Irene
Replies: 23
Views: 5771

Re: Hurricane Irene

http://1664596.sites.myregisteredsite.c ... onmap1.jpg

Wind speed for the southern bay....we are on the hard...probably 6ft above sea level ...just inside the 80-100 zone.

Not good!!
by Ric in Richmond
Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hurricane Irene
Replies: 23
Views: 5771

Re: Hurricane Irene

http://www.sailflow.com/windandwhere.iw ... meOffset=1

You can change the location...and then go to forecast and then hit play.....

Not fun...
by Ric in Richmond
Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hurricane Irene
Replies: 23
Views: 5771

Re: Hurricane Irene

I thing "in the water/out of the water" depends on what is upwind of you. I have a whole marina of boats that is east of me and a good portion are canvased, roller furling on, marginally tied up. I think I am better off on shore IF ground stays solid and isn't inundated. "cane hole no...
by Ric in Richmond
Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Chesapeake Bay flotilla August 12 to 15.
Replies: 5
Views: 2955

Re: Chesapeake Bay flotilla August 12 to 15.

Been that kind of summer hasn't it???

Richmond dinner soon..!!!!
by Ric in Richmond
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Chesapeake Bay flotilla August 12 to 15.
Replies: 5
Views: 2955

Re: Chesapeake Bay flotilla August 12 to 15.

So...how was it???
by Ric in Richmond
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:10 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: An Orphan? Guest #219 rubber 12 volt spotlight
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Re: An Orphan? Guest #219 rubber 12 volt spotlight

put an ohm meter across the plug terminals. Infinite? then wire broken or bulb blown..then ohm from one terminal of plug to terminal in lamp, then the other leg and keep working it down until you find the break. Put a 9 volt battery across bulb to see if it lights at all...if not probably bulb. ohm ...
by Ric in Richmond
Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hurricane Irene
Replies: 23
Views: 5771

Re: Hurricane Irene

eastern virginia / tidewater looks marginal/improving as of wed am. I still see it pushing east. Check wxrisk.com or wxrisk on facebook. Dave Toleris, while a very bad speller, is a very good forecaster who lays it all out. sailflow.com wind forecast is showing me at maxing about 30 near gloucester....
by Ric in Richmond
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:49 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Where to obtain rudder bushings?
Replies: 13
Views: 2464

Re: Where to obtain rudder bushings?

I make the sheaves from sheet delrin, by first boring the center hole, then cutting the circle with a bandsaw. I use a mandrel made from a bolt the same size as the center hole. The mandrel has a center hole for support. The delrin blank is slipped over the bolt, the nut tightened, and the bolt chu...
by Ric in Richmond
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Where to obtain rudder bushings?
Replies: 13
Views: 2464

Re: Where to obtain rudder bushings?

I haven't ever tried delrin...it can't be too hard.

Added bonus?

I am in Richmond.

I'll be in hayes tomorrow AM if you want to meet up.
by Ric in Richmond
Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Where to obtain rudder bushings?
Replies: 13
Views: 2464

Re: Where to obtain rudder bushings?

I'd also turn them for you. You supply materials.
by Ric in Richmond
Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton? for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 6259

Re: Triton? for sale

My take on this is that unless or until Captain K changes the forum guidelines, that the ones currently listed under "Please click here to view the forum rules" would be the ones to go by. If any of us would like to see changes to any of them (such as making a new forum category for links...
by Ric in Richmond
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton? for sale
Replies: 14
Views: 6259

Re: Triton? for sale

Personally I think there is no problem with putting up a tasty boat from CL or Ebay in the classified section. Rather see it go to one of us who will love it and keep it safe than some guy going to break it up and sell off bits... Not sure I understand the rational of banning those postings in the f...
by Ric in Richmond
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Forum Rules, Registration Information, and Posting Instructions
Topic: Site move
Replies: 20
Views: 9366

Re: Site move

I'll just second and third all the posts above and be on my way...Best place on the net...
by Ric in Richmond
Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Looks like fun at Casco!
Replies: 2
Views: 2199

Re: Looks like fun at Casco!

I sold my SPEC E30 car and bought andiamo....much more family friendly!!!

SRF look like a blast...glad we never had to run with them I'd NEVER see them from a sedan!!!

I do miss it and I miss VIR the most. Although Summit point was my first track so it always will be special.
by Ric in Richmond
Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Check out this cutie
Replies: 4
Views: 4301

Re: Check out this cutie

Seems like a decent price. Look good in the driveway!! Nice to be able to work on it at home and you could go explore ANYWHERE with it....
by Ric in Richmond
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Looks like fun at Casco!
Replies: 2
Views: 2199

Looks like fun at Casco!

Looks like a great day for a Sail....


That your spec racer ford at VIR?

I consider that my home track...great place. SF look like fun there!!! I used to run SpecE30 with NASA.
by Ric in Richmond
Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: HELP !! vibration problem
Replies: 13
Views: 5343

Re: HELP !! vibration problem

I keep the stiff foam rubber floor tiles around for the same purpose. Some in the garage soem on the boat. Just for laying on the ground or climbing around on hard pointy stuff.
by Ric in Richmond
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Was supposed to be in the alt to ensign post!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2505

Was supposed to be in the alt to ensign post!!!

Gonna find you a boat one of these days.....and this is a sweet one... http://norfolk.craigslist.org/boa/2514009782.html http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l505/UrbannaYachting/1982%20Cape%20Dory%2022/DSCN1348.jpg We could do a relay sail...I'll sail it to annapolis, another member to cape may anot...
by Ric in Richmond
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Oscillating multi-tool
Replies: 4
Views: 2359

Re: Oscillating multi-tool

I am thinking this would be ideal for the siding....

http://www.milwaukeetool.com/new-produc ... 48-00-1600

Image
by Ric in Richmond
Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Boat Brochures
Replies: 14
Views: 5787

Re: Boat Brochures

I have actual ads for the Alberg 35 framed in my office....