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by tikvah59
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: The boat you want to sail Vs. the boat you want to restore
Replies: 6
Views: 3010

Re: The boat you want to sail Vs. the boat you want to resto

This past spring I sold my Triton as well. I had done quite a bit of work on it, and was often asked why I was selling after all that time/effort/money invested. My first response was to point out how often folks renovate a home only to turn around and sell it. But the real answer lies in how I want...
by tikvah59
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Just launched
Replies: 2
Views: 1981

Just launched

My "new" boat, a Nimble 30 yawl designed by Ted Brewer, was launched today in North Falmouth, MA on Cape Cod. The current plan is to sail her north to Boston this Friday. Emily Hope 2012-06-12.jpg I think you guys should be able to get to this photo album on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/MC6zz...
by tikvah59
Wed May 02, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: New boat
Replies: 5
Views: 2782

Re: New boat

I asked the owner recently about the location of the photos he sent me. While the boat is currently located in the Chappaquoit section of Falmouth, and was moored there for a number of years, most of the pictures he sent me were taken when he bought the boat in Maryland. The pictures of the boat bei...
by tikvah59
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: New boat
Replies: 5
Views: 2782

Re: New boat

Thanks Bob. I shopped for boats for a while and every boat I was interested in involved some type of compromise. I elected to go with this one despite the small cockpit, which is common with double-enders. It had everything else I wanted and more including a brand new set of sails. I was in touch wi...
by tikvah59
Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: New boat
Replies: 5
Views: 2782

New boat

After being a Triton owner for the last 12 years, I decided to move up to a newer boat. I am now the owner of a 1987 Nimble 30 yawl, designed by Ted Brewer. If you're in the market for a Triton with extensive renovations please get in touch! Here's a picture of the Nimble taken on Cape Cod. She does...
by tikvah59
Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Mast replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 2008

Re: Mast replacement

You might try the Zephyr Spars division of Cape Cod Shipbuilding in Wareham, MA.
http://www.capecodshipbuilding.com/site/aboutzephyr.htm
They primarily fabricate spars for smaller boats but may be able to do a Triton mast. Their customer service is very good.

Mark
by tikvah59
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: C&C Corvette
Replies: 7
Views: 1907

Re: C&C Corvette

Rachel, when I mentioned the boat had a new rudder I neglected to say that it is a bronze frame with a fiberglass shell and a foam core. The ports are all new. The hull is not cored, it is rather thick, solid, hand-laid fiberglass. Shark, the centerboard does concern me some, but I've talked with se...
by tikvah59
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: C&C Corvette
Replies: 7
Views: 1907

Re: C&C Corvette

Yah, I missed that "ID this boat" thread. I'm pretty sure he called the boat to port a Luders 33 - it was early 20'th century pure racing boat. He probably told me more about it but I was a bit distracted . . . Funny story: I work at a middle school west of Boston, MA. We had a wicked Nort...
by tikvah59
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: C&C Corvette
Replies: 7
Views: 1907

Re: C&C Corvette

Here are two more shots, showing the owner's other boat: a Luders 33.
corvette 113 sm 2.jpg
corvette sm 3.jpg
Mark
by tikvah59
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Whitby folkboat...new project
Replies: 19
Views: 4090

Re: Whitby folkboat...new project

I don't know if this helps, but I have a mast from a masthead Triton yawl that I would let go VERY cheap. The mast is in Boston, MA. I don't have the dimensions handy but it's around 30'. If you're interested send me a private message.

Mark
by tikvah59
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: C&C Corvette
Replies: 7
Views: 1907

C&C Corvette

Hi Folks, This probably could have gone in one of several other forums, but I had to choose one . . . I'm considering the purchase of a 31' C&C Corvette built in 1969. The owner has done a bunch of work like recoring the side decks and replacing the rudder (the original was aluminum??). It has a...
by tikvah59
Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Chinook 34
Replies: 0
Views: 2090

Chinook 34

I know there are several threads on the forum regarding this boat, but I thought you might enjoy some eye candy/boat porn.

Anyone currently on the board ever sail one?

Mark
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by tikvah59
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux
Replies: 24
Views: 6903

Re: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux

I'm curious: what was it about the butyl caulk that did not impress you? Another question: with the VHB tape, did you eliminate (any of) the fasteners? Rachel When I used butyl around my opening ports it seemed to degrade fairly quickly in the sun and picked up a lot of dirt. So it went from white ...
by tikvah59
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux
Replies: 24
Views: 6903

Re: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux

Northstar wrote:Mark...

Great info, thanks for sharing! Out of curiosity how much do your port lite frames "bear" on the face of the fiberglass cabin trunk sides??

Glenn
Glenn,

I don't have the frames here - I just finished installing them this weekend. I'd estimate something around 3/8".

Mark
by tikvah59
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux
Replies: 24
Views: 6903

Re: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux

Deadlights part 2 Taping the frames I meant to write at the beginning of this project log that I have never purchased any quantity of 3M 5200. I am very grateful to the previous owners of my boat that they did not use any such “permanent” adhesives, making it possible for me to take apart just about...
by tikvah59
Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux
Replies: 24
Views: 6903

Re: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux

Just out of curiosity, have you considered butyl tape. When I did the deadlights on this boat I used some Velux butyl cord that was laying around the shop it was difficult to work with but has been water tight. If I were to do it again I would use butyl tape, the kind sold by 'Mainesail' on this si...
by tikvah59
Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux
Replies: 24
Views: 6903

Re: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux

Timely discussion for my purposes, thanks. Are you going to treat the frames you've wire brushed clean? Looking forward to the next set of pics. Steve Here's the process I used with the second set of frames (from the port side): physically remove as much silicone as I could (mat knife, scraper, etc...
by tikvah59
Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux
Replies: 24
Views: 6903

Re: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux

I should have mentioned: I've installed the newly-rebedded deadlights on the starboard side, and they apparently made it through Tropical Storm Irene without leaking.

Mark
by tikvah59
Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux
Replies: 24
Views: 6903

Re: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux

So... are you using VHB only? And are you able to use one piece all the way around so there are no joints? If not, how are you treating the joints? Rachel, Although 3M claims this is their most "conformable" tape, I could not get it to stretch/bend around corners. I did have to have seams...
by tikvah59
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux
Replies: 24
Views: 6903

Re: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux

Figment wrote:How long ago did you do the silicone?
First time: about 6 years ago
Second time: maybe a year later?

They leaked both times - admittedly, due in part to my inexperience.

Mark
by tikvah59
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux
Replies: 24
Views: 6903

Deadlight Bedding deja vu redux

I've been frustrated for years with the deadlights (fixed ports) on my Triton. As anyone with similarly-constructed ports will tell you, they are not easy to install so that they don't leak. Especially (in my opinion) if you use silicone as recommended. A recent Good Old Boat article discussed the u...
by tikvah59
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Plastic Classic on the road to recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 2760

Plastic Classic on the road to recovery

Earlier this season I was shocked to see this little fiberglass Friendship sloop in the water. 2011-08-22_18-07-56_593.jpg She had been on the hard for over 10 years, and despite her classic lines and recent Yanmar diesel the owner couldn't give her away. A few years ago an older gent took over the ...
by tikvah59
Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Reefing grommets
Replies: 6
Views: 1912

Re: Reefing grommets

Is that a loose-footed main? I would have thought those grommets along the foot were for slugs to slide in the track on the boom. I replaced the stock boom a few years ago with something beefier, and at that time I decided to try rigging the main to be loose-footed. The original boom had a slot for...
by tikvah59
Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Looking for dorade cowl vent scoops
Replies: 11
Views: 3895

Re: Looking for dorade cowl vent scoops

These look nice, although the web site has some dead links, which always makes me wonder:

http://www.firstmatescabin.com/mariners ... ROCast.htm

Mark
by tikvah59
Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Reefing grommets
Replies: 6
Views: 1912

Reefing grommets

I'm finally getting to the point on my to do list where I deal with reefing hardware for the mainsail. I just noticed that not only is there a grommet at the leach in line with the reefing lines, but there is a second grommet at the foot just below the leach grommet (see picture). I can imagine a li...
by tikvah59
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton in Quincy MA?
Replies: 8
Views: 3566

Triton in Quincy MA?

Saw this nice Triton this weekend in the boat yard at Marina Bay in the Squantum section of Quincy, MA.

Does it belong to anybody on this list? Just curious.

Mark
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by tikvah59
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Cleaning sails? Y/N
Replies: 9
Views: 3488

Re: Cleaning sails? Y/N

I've used Sailcare and I'm pleased with the results. I'm not sure exactly how old my sails are but I think they'd be considered "serviceable." When they came back from Sailcare they definitely had more body, if that's the right word. I'd agree with Rachel that the re-resin process won't re...
by tikvah59
Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Boat Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Boat Cover

I've had a Sailrite sewing machine for a while, and I've been trying to finish a sail cover kit for some time. Even though the sail cover is still under construction, I decided that this winter I'd sew a winter cover for the boat. I don't do shrink wrap and I'm tired of buying plastic tarps every ye...
by tikvah59
Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Happy Birthday, Tim!
Replies: 12
Views: 1994

Happy Birthday, Tim!

According to the most recent post on the Motorsailer Project log, yesterday was the birthday of the moderator extraordinaire of this forum. Happy Birthday, Tim, and thanks for hosting this forum! And keeping us constantly updated on what's happening in your shop . . . maiden-voyage-sailboat-cake.jpg...
by tikvah59
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Rub Rail
Replies: 6
Views: 1805

Re: Rub Rail

Carter, When I painted the deck/cockpit/cabin of my 1959 Triton, I filled in the hull/deck joint and painted over it. Yes, my topsides are white, which did make thinks easier. I still tried to mask a fair line below the covered joint so the paint line wouldn't look too bad. I had originally thought ...
by tikvah59
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bottom job
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Re: Bottom job

s/v Faith wrote: Man, I could stare at this all day!
Did I mention that's the original 1959/60 gelcoat on the topsides? Great from 10 feet or more . . .

Mark
by tikvah59
Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bottom job
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Re: Bottom job

s/v Faith wrote: .... what a drop dead sexy hull!
Thanks! Now only if I could get my wife to say that to me . . .

Mark
by tikvah59
Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bottom job
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Re: Bottom job

What did you use for the non-skid? I want to change the color of mine - right now the entire deck surface is plain white, but I like the look of the white deck with tan non-skid. I used Durabak. It's a polyurethane with suspended rubber particles. There are a number of sources on the web including:...
by tikvah59
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton hinged cockpit lockers redux
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: Triton hinged cockpit lockers redux

Thank you all for the detailed input! I now have an idea of how I can modify the pitch of the gutters on the top-opening lockers. I may see if I can get the port side fitted over the winter and finish it when the weather warms enough for the epoxy to set. I don't think I was very clear about the gas...
by tikvah59
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton hinged cockpit lockers redux
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Triton hinged cockpit lockers redux

The recent thread on top-opening cockpit lockers motivated me to ask about a possible future project. My Triton has the side-opening cockpit lockers AND top-opening hatches made of a Starboard-like plastic material. A couple years ago a guy in New Hampshire decided to part out and cut up his Triton ...
by tikvah59
Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton #660
Replies: 12
Views: 3441

Re: Triton #660

Welcome, Steve! You've got a beautiful boat. Thanks for sharing the pictures. I'm guessing you like varnishing? :-) If I had to do it over again I think I'd try to afford a boat like yours rather than the relatively bare-bones boat I bought and renovated. Live and learn. Do you know if the PO posted...
by tikvah59
Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Boom vang configuration
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Boom vang configuration

Can anyone offer a rule of thumb for where a traditional boom vang should connect to a boom? 50% out from the mast? Less? Also, I'm thinking I don't need to put a sleeve through the mast when I attach a bail to it for the other end of the vang, because it's a sheer load with minimal torque. Thoughts...
by tikvah59
Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Triton Brass windows
Replies: 30
Views: 5812

Re: Triton Brass windows

I believe Britton did a survey at one point that attempted to document some differences between Tritons including the materials used to make the ports. My Triton (c. 1960, also a yawl) has bronze deadlight (fixed port) frames along with the more primitive bronze opening ports. I purchased a set of p...
by tikvah59
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Pearson 35 Hull 29
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Re: Pearson 35 Hull 29

Sorry for the late reply, but I've got two suggestions. I have used a stripper successfully on the bottom (below the water line). I used one of the AquaStrip products. It was time-intensive but I find sanding ablative paint to be a very frustrating exercise. I'd imagine a stripper would work even be...
by tikvah59
Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Help with sightseeing in the Boston to Bar Harbor area
Replies: 17
Views: 4893

Re: Help with sightseeing in the Boston to Bar Harbor area

Hi Ric, You may already be on the road, but in case you're not: I've got a Triton in Boston Harbor, and would be happy to take you folks for a sail if the timing works out. There's obviously lots you could do in Boston, but when I go to a bigger city with my family and have limited time, we like to ...
by tikvah59
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bottom job
Replies: 8
Views: 1625

Bottom job

OK, it's not a sailing day, so I'll actually post some pictures of my latest project. This spring I removed all the paint from the bottom, patched the chips I found, and applied new paint. Some details first: - The bottom paint was chipping off in numerous places, leading me to think that the bottom...
by tikvah59
Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Barrier Coat?
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Re: Barrier Coat?

Mark, I thought Bob's #407 was fractional rig. Was it yawl rigged like yours or did you have to modify it? I am almost afraid to ask, why does Bob no longer need a mast?... oh never mind. That was the perfectly functioning Triton that was chopped up for parts :-( Yes, it was a fractional rig before...
by tikvah59
Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Barrier Coat?
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Re: Barrier Coat?

Question: Does your 50 year old Triton hull layup have a problem with blisters now? ;-) Good to hear from you Mark. You have been quiet for a long time! How is ol' #59? Thanks, Britton. #59 was much better last year once I got the "new" mast installed. I got one from Bob Moberg in NH, and...
by tikvah59
Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Barrier Coat?
Replies: 6
Views: 962

Barrier Coat?

I don't get to post on this forum as much as I'd like, but now that I'm finally done bailing out my basement from the rain we've had in the Northeast (the spare bilge pump came in handy) my thoughts are turning to my Triton yawl. I've owned the boat for about 10 years and it's time to strip the bott...
by tikvah59
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: National Triton List
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Yeah, I check in now and then and scan for ownership changes or info for my database but I struggle to not to hit the 'Reply' button and write something I will regret later. (mostly successfully) There seem to be several others on that list who don't have or don't exercise the ability to self-filte...
by tikvah59
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: National Triton List
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Tim wrote:What took you so long? :<)
I guess I'm an idealist . . . I was hanging on to the memory of what that listed USED to be like. Gee, I do sound old, don't I?

Mark
by tikvah59
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Missing my Photo of the Month...
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

March 09?

It was 50 degrees in Boston today, I'm thinking about Spring.

Mark
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by tikvah59
Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: National Triton List
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

National Triton List

I tried, I truly tried. I know there are those on this forum who once posted frequently on the Yahoo groups Triton list and have stopped that practice for various reasons. I thought it was worthwhile to read that list and contribute occasionally but now I'm officially done. If the people/person in c...
by tikvah59
Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Triton yawl under sail
Replies: 8
Views: 1914

Sorry, I didn't realize this thread was still going. Robert has the right idea about the configuration of the backstay and mizzen boom. I can't remember at the moment if the backstay passes to the port or starboard of the mizzen mast, but on whichever side it is the mizzen boom chafes on the backsta...
by tikvah59
Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: 1968 33' Allied Luders 33 - $32000 (Westbrook, CT)
Replies: 0
Views: 1098

1968 33' Allied Luders 33 - $32000 (Westbrook, CT)

On the New London Craigslist - very long, detailed description with some pictures.

Contact Duffy at Robert Christopher Yacht Sales for additional pictures and/or information: (860) 402-8041

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/boa/943347644.html