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by Mark.Wilme
Tue May 01, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Embarrassing...
Replies: 21
Views: 4270

Why so ?

Because of the cabin sole ?
by Mark.Wilme
Tue May 01, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Sabre 30 (and Jason's boat shopping thread)
Replies: 53
Views: 14493

Did I miss Jasons photos ?
by Mark.Wilme
Tue May 01, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Stars and Stripes Blue
Replies: 9
Views: 3729

There's a 1960's Hinkley in the marina that the yard has just completely refit including a new paint job, it's a blue but not quite tis blue, I'll grab a pic next time I am down there - looks very nice. also there is a Shannon 46 being commission right now - beautiful looking boat but it seems to ha...
by Mark.Wilme
Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Classic Racing Boat
Replies: 19
Views: 5633

mfasis wrote:and mine......
Have you noticed if you zoom out that picture of Long island sound just how shoally it is North of the Vineyard and Nantucket and south of Cape Cod - very noticeable.

Click here
by Mark.Wilme
Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Sabre 30 (and Jason's boat shopping thread)
Replies: 53
Views: 14493

#218 wrote:We've reached an agreement!

The boat should be mine by the front end of next week.

Here we go again!
Heap Big Congrats Jason. Now, about those pictures ????
by Mark.Wilme
Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Classic Racing Boat
Replies: 19
Views: 5633

by Mark.Wilme
Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Sabre 30 (and Jason's boat shopping thread)
Replies: 53
Views: 14493

#218 wrote:The haulout is Tuesday at 10:00. ..................... Where is my self-control?
So Jason, going to get a good nights sleep tonight ?

I'll bet you are as excited as a 5 year old on Christmas Eve

Fun isn't it ?
by Mark.Wilme
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: A crazy project I'm very seriously considering...Swede 55
Replies: 77
Views: 20638

Oh that's just too cool ....

Did I miss the big photo gallery with oh say a hundred plus photos in it ?
by Mark.Wilme
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Our Winter Worklists
Replies: 88
Views: 38678

OK ignorance showing .... but what's that notch in this photo ?

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by Mark.Wilme
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: After a long winter restoration...
Replies: 22
Views: 6376

Oh that is just gorgeous ...
by Mark.Wilme
Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Kaholee Project
Replies: 188
Views: 48293

dasein668 wrote:Go to lackeysailing.com to find the next project.
What's this ? Nathan Sanborn - Tim Lackeys official PR agent


(only kidding)
by Mark.Wilme
Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Haul out of Ariel #226, 'Faith'
Replies: 5
Views: 1575

I have heard of painting your rudder and keel a different color for various reasons and also for painting the hull a bright color for rescue purposes, but this has them beat.

Really, really good !!!
by Mark.Wilme
Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Spring Preparations
Replies: 39
Views: 10417

Spring - GRRRRR I have water in my basement again. My yard is well graded but the soil is so wet it seems to be forcing itself in between the concrete 'walls' and the concrete "slab". Its a 10ft section of wall behind my ood rack. In fact I found some caulk type material at the join so it ...
by Mark.Wilme
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Sabre 30 (and Jason's boat shopping thread)
Replies: 53
Views: 14493

Good luck Jason, if the delam isn't to bad you may be able to fix from the inside so as not to have to mess with your finish topsides.
by Mark.Wilme
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Aux fuel tank proposal from another BB
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Aux fuel tank proposal from another BB

There is a guy on another forum I participate in that is proposing adding plastic jerry cans below deck with a 12v pump to transfer fuel from there to his main tank (see post below) I decided that 138 liters of fuel were not enough, on the other hand I decided that both the port and starboard aft la...
by Mark.Wilme
Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Spring Preparations
Replies: 39
Views: 10417

dasein668 wrote:Update: 4 boats sank at the marina, not two.
Ah ! Salvage material, I'll expect to see them outside Tims shop within the week.


Seriously though, that's too bad, boats can be such an emotonal tie.
by Mark.Wilme
Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: I'm going Waterlift
Replies: 21
Views: 5011

You are in ?

Last Sunday ? Tax day storm Sunday?
by Mark.Wilme
Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Pencil Frustration
Replies: 21
Views: 4668

Re: Pencil Frustration

dasein668 wrote:
Tim wrote:Hey, here's an idea: attach a tether to it, like the strings that connect kids' mittens to their jacket.
You can buy these elastic 'self retracting' tethers at HD.
by Mark.Wilme
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: keel to hull joint
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

One last question re peel-away.

A couple of the old timers at the yard say to use regular thick poly sheeting sealed (duck tape?) At the edges over the top of the peel away.

Does anyone have experoience of this versus the "real" paper supplied?
by Mark.Wilme
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Spring Preparations
Replies: 39
Views: 10417

So, Tim, nathan

How bad was the storm. NECN paints a bit of a horror story - did you get rain or snow, or a mix ?

Hope you and your families are OK.
by Mark.Wilme
Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: keel to hull joint
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

Thanks Tim, I knew about the 'bright shiny metal', good point with the 'polyester' - thanks. The bottom layer is actually a primer, given the thickness - did slice the pieces with a razor out of curiosity and it is definitely all paint. I would say that not all of the slices are that thick, some are...
by Mark.Wilme
Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: keel to hull joint
Replies: 6
Views: 1030

keel to hull joint

Was don at the marina yesterday in the hi 40's temps stripping the bottom of Impeckable. As a reminder she is a 1984 Kirie Elite 32, fiberglass hull, iron keel with swing keel/ CB. We had the CB broppsed and done over last spring, now am doing the bottom. A sharpened 5 in 1 tool proved best to zip o...
by Mark.Wilme
Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Americas cup 1851 - 2007
Replies: 2
Views: 781

I put a PC card into my home PC a while back, I may see if I can digitally record it too
by Mark.Wilme
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Americas cup 1851 - 2007
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Americas cup 1851 - 2007

For those of you that don't know

Americas cup 1851 - 2007

ESPN Classic

Tonight (Apr 13) 7pm - 9pm
by Mark.Wilme
Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How dry?
Replies: 19
Views: 2966

That's so's he'll know when to reapply bottom paint. When he starts to see black bottom, he knows that it's getting thin! (Ablative paint types, of course!) Nathan is correct, using a black base only besause that's what I have on my new boat. Having spent time litterally chipping ablative paint off...
by Mark.Wilme
Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Battery box - ABYC ?
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Those T-105s: are they the wet cells or AGM? You can get away with less if they are AGM since they won't off-gas as much. Wet cells - my charger isn't set up for AGM charging and I stuck with wet cells for reasons I thought I covered in a post a ways back. Thanks for your responses, always good to ...
by Mark.Wilme
Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How dry?
Replies: 19
Views: 2966

I can but tell you what I am doing. We are stripping the bottom of the Elite 32 that I jus sold (included in price). It has always been a dry boat, I have found no blisters so far and we are almost done stripping. There is no barrier coat on today. I will not be applying one - we will apply 3 coats ...
by Mark.Wilme
Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Battery box - ABYC ?
Replies: 3
Views: 540

Battery box - ABYC ?

I just collected my new T105's and it seems that they are a fraction larger than I had calculated from the specs. I don't think I will be able to use the exisitng off the shelf box I have and will need to make a custom box (I have the physical space for it). I was going to build a plywood / epoxy bo...
by Mark.Wilme
Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Any good ideas for filling some bulkhead holes <not epoxy
Replies: 23
Views: 6113

Duncan wrote:I have just the thing for you. It's a plastic trout a well-meaning nephew gave me.
If you poke it, it wiggles, and sings "Take me to the river, lead me to the water..."
I have one of these too, you can have it for the price of shipping, really, I do ..
by Mark.Wilme
Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Fender covers
Replies: 0
Views: 943

Fender covers

See here for a quick page I put together for the Beneteau owners group on some fender covers I put together from the Sailrite boatblanket kit.

http://bene381.awardspace.com/fendercovers/index.php

Mark

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by Mark.Wilme
Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Defender sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2648

Yea, my sis-in-law and I are stripping the Elite 32 completely (Gee there's a job !) And then I need paint for the 381. I may be half a gallopn too much.


Good call on the beach BTW - thanks from a 4 year old !
by Mark.Wilme
Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Sailing and Cruising
Topic: Down East
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Down East

Wa,ted to share a couple of cruising links from a guy I met the other day

http://www.marisystems.com/maine2005

http://www.marisystems.com/maine2006

I know, I know a modern plastic boat

Enjoy anyway
by Mark.Wilme
Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Defender sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2648

"Spineless Jellyfish". Me too 60ft BBB and 250ft rode Whole set of flares Weems and Plath clock and barometer 5 gallons ACT Couple of interior lights 3M polishing compound and "wax" 3ft engine hose Pair Figawi boots New plastic "glasses" Chaffe guards The only thing I w...
by Mark.Wilme
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Photo tip
Replies: 5
Views: 1417

Someday, it'd be nice if someone would build an entire structure or mechanism that used only one size nut. For a start, wouldn't it be great if someone built a boat that only had metric or SAE fasteners, not both? Speakng as someone who grew up in the UK with 4 different gauges (Metric, SAE, Whitwo...
by Mark.Wilme
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Defender sale
Replies: 16
Views: 2648

We are going Friday too - I need chain, rode, a bruce anchor, bottom paint for both boats, flares and some other stuff. Looks like I might bump into Figment while we are there. The Shipping on the anchor, chain and flares may make it worthwhile. Will be looking for a nice place for lunch and also a ...
by Mark.Wilme
Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Surveying a Diesel Engine
Replies: 43
Views: 9051

Jason I am glad you avoided making a mistake with this particular boat - that's what the thorough inspection, survey and sea trials are for - to guarantee your assurance (or not) that you are making a sound buying decision. Now I am sure this group will help you find your next boat if you'd like the...
by Mark.Wilme
Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: computers on board
Replies: 16
Views: 2691

If you are not up on Linnux try something like Knoppix - it will run straight from any bootable device - ed a CD or 500MB flash drive
by Mark.Wilme
Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Portable diesel tanks?
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Didn't we have this discussion three months ago and determine that tanks are supposed to be permanently mounted ?
by Mark.Wilme
Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Surveying a Diesel Engine
Replies: 43
Views: 9051

Join me on mine anytime you are in the area.

( This is the best photo I have, unfortunately )

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by Mark.Wilme
Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: computers on board
Replies: 16
Views: 2691

I used an old Pentium II (Dell Latitude) laptop running Sea Clear and a cable to a handheld gps. Itworked fine. I had a small Xantrex inverter too (< $40 at Radio Shack) because the battery was shot.

Seems to hold up fine if you take reasonable care of it.
by Mark.Wilme
Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Surveying a Diesel Engine
Replies: 43
Views: 9051

Okay, so name one :-) Wow am I glad I can't access the forum form work ! To be fair anything I add would only be building on what Jason said and then after I re-read the comment I did note the :-) smiley face. I do still think that once the Benehuntalinas age some more that they will be the 'afford...
by Mark.Wilme
Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Kaholee Project
Replies: 188
Views: 48293

Same as in this picture ? It's a thru hull. Seems high up for a drain ...

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by Mark.Wilme
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Surveying a Diesel Engine
Replies: 43
Views: 9051

Oh c'mon !!! way back on the NETA thread it was said : sailbloats Ok, that IS a great typo... really describes most of the 'Benehuntalinas' out there these days.... Now we are complimenting Jason on his purchase ? what's the plan - lull him into a false sense of security and then WHAM ! , once he ha...
by Mark.Wilme
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Surveying a Diesel Engine
Replies: 43
Views: 9051

Jason

There are some very active Catalina forums on both Yahoo groups and Google Groups.

M
by Mark.Wilme
Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Surveying a Diesel Engine
Replies: 43
Views: 9051

The real test for any diesel is to run it. I have minimal experience but I can agree with that. We just bought a boat that had been on the hard for 12 months. 4 months earlier I had repowered my previous boat (yea, I put all of 50 hours on that before we sold it), so suffice to say I was anxious th...
by Mark.Wilme
Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Looking for Coast Navigator software
Replies: 5
Views: 764

I tried the trial of coastal explorer - worked well.

Also take a look at Sea Clear II (http://www.sping.com/seaclear/)

Works well with NOAA raster charts
by Mark.Wilme
Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Classic Sailboats
Topic: Westerly Berwick and Westerly Centaur
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

Nathan is a magician who is best treated carefully. He sure is, " Our Hero! " C'mon Figment - identify that one .... (see foot of message for answer) http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j125/markwilme/nathan.jpg Answer - highlight with mouse to see : it's the bicycle repair man.
by Mark.Wilme
Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: New member and my project
Replies: 17
Views: 4249

Welcome !!
by Mark.Wilme
Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: My new favorite: Bosch PS20
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

I actually bought one of these recently, to get into tight places where I needed to drill oles or tighten screws. I know, I know its a Skil, but it is amazingly compact and has a Lithium battery. there is a review of it on this page : http://www.handytoolguide.com/2006/09/ http://tbn0.google.com/ima...
by Mark.Wilme
Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: Favorite Sailing Books
Replies: 17
Views: 4367

The Coast of Summer by Anthony Bailey

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Link to Amazons page with descriptions and reviews : Link