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by svMira
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Bow Roller
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Bow Roller

I went with a 35lb Mantus on my wanderer. So far I'm happy with it for the area that I anchor in. I build a mock up and took measurements. Heads-up, the templates on the web & supplied with the Mantus don't have the same shank as the actual anchor. So my faithful model build was all for not. I d...
by svMira
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: The Boat Search Woes
Replies: 3
Views: 921

Re: The Boat Search Woes

I understand. I thought of my search in terms of years not weeks. Got quite lucky on all three boats, two of which I picked up in Wisconsin and one in southern Ontario. So I had the same middle of the continent woes you've got. And, I had a boarder and currency issues to deal with on top of that. I'...
by svMira
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Fairing with thickened epoxy.
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Fairing with thickened epoxy.

If I would be actually adding shape, I would be including actual glass in the build up the area first and then fairing once I was really close. Epoxy is strong, but has no interlocking properties. Consider that that area might get bumped, you want the area not to be able to chip out. There should be...
by svMira
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Inspecting the Aging Sailboat
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Inspecting the Aging Sailboat

The thing that would stop me is anything that I can't change/update/improve on my own. And, that'll be subjective to experience. I'm not up to doing a repower, so it was really nice when my boat already came with a diesel, replacing the Atomic Four. I just don't have the equipment to do that 'easily...
by svMira
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Pearson Wanderer and Coaster
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Pearson Wanderer and Coaster

I've seen that one too. I'm sure that must be aftermarket or something. I really can't see the boat needing it. I'm not great on sail balance, lack of experience and sailing old sails, but I've got a 180 on a roller furler and the boat is almost balanced on that alone. I can't imagine needing more s...
by svMira
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Pearson Wanderer and Coaster
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Pearson Wanderer and Coaster

Nick, I've been doing serious Wanderer stalking for years. I still hunt for the ones that are for sale, just to see what people have done with them. PM me if you want with your email and I'll send you a PDF of the info I've got. That way you'll be able to see if any of the boats you run into have be...
by svMira
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Pearson Wanderer and Coaster
Replies: 7
Views: 747

Re: Pearson Wanderer and Coaster

Welcome Nick! I'll be interested int he response you get on this question. I own a Wanderer, but I'm on Lake Winnipeg. I wonder if I'm the most westerly located Wanderer? Not sure if I've ever seen any on the west coast. I also note that you've got a Siren 17 in your sig/bio. I picked up one of thos...
by svMira
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Seperate Engine and House battery systems
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Seperate Engine and House battery systems

I installed my two house batteries and one small starter battery through one of Blue Sea's Add-a-battery systems https://www.bluesea.com/products/7650/Add-A-Battery_Kit_-_120A This way the systems are continuously connected for charge, but dedicated for draw. This way your solar will be keeping your...
by svMira
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Materials, Sources, and Innovations
Topic: Pressure treated plywood?
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Pressure treated plywood?

In our area, central Canada, the quality of the plywood isn't good enough to start off with to bother. Because it is expected to be used exterior and often related to decks and such, the plys are few and large, voids are common and the stuff splinters like crazy. I can't think of a place on a boat t...
by svMira
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Boat is pulling to starboard, especially under power
Replies: 1
Views: 444

Boat is pulling to starboard, especially under power

The last few times I was out on the boat, I noticed that it was pulling seriously to starboard when under power. I need to do a little more testing, but it was surprising. I got in the water and felt around the prop and rudder and as far as I can tell, all seems to be well. Any idea what I should be...
by svMira
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bristol 27
Replies: 111
Views: 59993

Re: Bristol 27

"...looking like a lot of work." You make me feel hopeful, nothing on my list is as big and daunting as a repower.
Nice boat.
Keep on!
by svMira
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Sails, Rigging, and Systems
Topic: Looking for mast toggle replacements
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: Looking for mast toggle replacements

You might have to resort to finding a shop that'll let you draw something up that they get custom laser cut for you and then bend it up. I've had good luck with a shop in my area that does short run fabrication. I draw up the part in CAD, send them the file and then pay by the pound for what I get b...
by svMira
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How do you fuel your boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: How do you fuel your boat?

I hadn't yet bought a proper diesel jerry can for my boat yet. Had meant to, but hadn't quite got around to it. I was in my local Princess Auto and found a bottom emptying push button fuel jug - surecan https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/5-gallon-self-venting-diesel-fuel-can/A-p8889370e . Just f...
by svMira
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How do you fuel your boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: How do you fuel your boat?

Mine is straight and I can use and have used a dipstick. Part of the problem is what to do with it after. But the real problem I had was I did the math, and had it calibrated, dipped and knew exactly how much room I had left to fill, dumped in less fuel than that and promptly overflowed the filler. ...
by svMira
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How do you fuel your boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 605

How do you fuel your boat?

Any tips/tricks to fuel your boat? I have the filler in the center of the floor of the cockpit and refuel from jerry cans. I have no indicators or fuel gauges By the time I can see fuel in the filler neck of the tank, I've overfilled it. And, just looking down into the tank, I can't tell how close I...
by svMira
Thu May 21, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Cleaning rust off of Stainless Steel
Replies: 1
Views: 389

Cleaning rust off of Stainless Steel

I had an anchor roller made for me in stainless. I had bought a new wirewheel to use to clean it that I understood was for stainless but obviously wasn't. Now it is rusting. I had tried to clean it up while it was on the boat and have now contaminated the edge of two adjacent stainless pieces. What'...
by svMira
Thu May 21, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Fwd stay/Solent stay gap
Replies: 0
Views: 429

Fwd stay/Solent stay gap

What's a reasonable gap size between the solent stay and the forestay? Is 10" too small? I'm trying to keep the mast hound as high as possible and a 10" gap has the hound 33" down from the top of the mast forestay attachment point.
by svMira
Thu May 21, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Installing interior trim
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Installing interior trim

The tradition method of installing trim is to drill/screw and wooden plug. Any other ways of installing wood trim? I'm trying to bridge some fibreglass/plywood joints, inside/outside 90's and the like. Not quite sure if I'm committed enough to epoxy the high traffic area pieces on, but I can hardly ...
by svMira
Sat May 02, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Hanging knees
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: Hanging knees

What was the original width and material? That's be the starting point.
by svMira
Fri May 01, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Nordica 20'
Replies: 32
Views: 4539

Re: Nordica 20'

You don't want voids and you don't want metal in there. If you pulled them apart, removed the wire and stuck up the individual pieces with thickened epoxy between, it should word. But... not if that is red oak, normal hardware store oak. Then get it very far far away from your boat. The only test I ...
by svMira
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Nordica 20'
Replies: 32
Views: 4539

Re: Nordica 20'

Cool. Been there, done that. Don't kill yourself. I had a path around one full side of the boat set up two years ago. Made working a breeze. But it was disconcerting how the levels and type of supports changed. Had to always watch my footing. And it was surprising how much higher the bow was. Had to...
by svMira
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Where to mount bow cleats
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: Where to mount bow cleats

On one boat, I just bought a second cleat and reused the same mounting holes (for the inboard two holes of each cleat) putting the cleats beside each other. I built up the backing below to account for the wider load area. They were a little close to each other, but it worked.
by svMira
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Nordica 20'
Replies: 32
Views: 4539

Re: Nordica 20'

I think you've got the idea. Make sure you dry fit everything first. You don't want to be figuring out your clamps when everything is wet. And, you can make a pile of sticks to hold up your glue-up, like they use to hold down guitar bridging. https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/22205...
by svMira
Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Nordica 20'
Replies: 32
Views: 4539

Re: Nordica 20'

That's one epic can of worms you've got there, not gonna lie. I've done a good amount of glasswork in my time and I almost can't imagine trying to get a wetted out amount of glass up on the ceiling to cover those openings. Even if you re-use the old fibreglass panels (which I've often done), the amo...
by svMira
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Nordica 20'
Replies: 32
Views: 4539

Re: Nordica 20'

And, (only half in jest) with the amount that you are pulling out of the ceiling, you might want to roll your boat upside-down to glass that core and inner layer back in. That way you'll be working with gravity in your favour and could minimize the chance of getting voids in there. https://www.youtu...
by svMira
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Galley stove
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Galley stove

Not quite the full answer to your question, but I've picked up one of these Jetboil Gymbals. https://www.safire.uk.com/store/Stable-Stove-compact-B-jetboil-gimbal-stove-bracket-p25243476 I have yet to install or use it. So I can't comment yet. I wanted the ability to make tea and have hot water for ...
by svMira
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Nordica 20'
Replies: 32
Views: 4539

Re: Nordica 20'

Looks like she'll soak up a good quantity of TLC. Nice thing with these old fiberglass boats, is that they take to cleaning up well. She looks quite shippy and serious. Should be fun. Are you hoping to be on the water this summer?
by svMira
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Nordica 20'
Replies: 32
Views: 4539

Re: Nordica 20'

Congrats, you passed the first test! <grin> I think most of us boat-heads talk to our self. On the water, I talk to the boat a lot. Welcome here! You're knee deep in one of the tough ones and we don't quite know what to say. Rotten core is rotten core, and it all needs to come out. The fact that you...
by svMira
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: New Triton owner #370
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

Re: New Triton owner #370

Nice.

Do you know where the name Tarooki comes from?
by svMira
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: New Triton owner #370
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

Re: New Triton owner #370

Congrats! We want a slip pic!
I'm excited for you. And a bit jealous. My sailing waters is still 3' of solid ice.
And a 2 day sail to boot.
You're well on your way to a great summer.
by svMira
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: New Triton owner #370
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

Re: New Triton owner #370

First post, Bill! Welcome here. Best wishes on your refitting. Or, un-gutting. <grin>
by svMira
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: New Triton owner #370
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

Re: New Triton owner #370

Old standing tanks won't ever be cleaned through the access ports. Mine had been standing empty for close to a decade at a minimum and showed evidence of a rather funky green inside. I cut about a 2' x 2' square out of the top of mine and was 'lucky' that the baffle was only attached to the top, so ...
by svMira
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: New Triton owner #370
Replies: 15
Views: 2495

Re: New Triton owner #370

Congrats, welcome to the group!
Looks pretty good from the picture.
Yes, you are crazy, but if you weren't, you wouldn't have bought her in the first place. <grin>
Keep us posted.
by svMira
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Solar tracking mount
Replies: 19
Views: 3840

Re: Solar tracking mount

I installed one of the Blue Sea Add-a-Battery ( https://www.bluesea.com/products/7650/Add-A-Battery_Kit_-_120A ) switches when I rewired my batteries. I use two lead 27s for house and something smaller for my starter. This way I know, no matter what, when I come to my boat on the weekend, everything...
by svMira
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Chain Plate Knees and Chainplate Angles.
Replies: 2
Views: 1279

Re: Chain Plate Knees and Chainplate Angles.

Make the hole bigger so it seals better. Counter intuitive, but makes sense. I redid mine with Lifecaulk summer before last, but can well imagine that your idea works much better. Mine previously had sealants just added and all squished out. I dug out quite a few different instances of sealant, inc...
by svMira
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Life Span of Plastic Classic
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: Life Span of Plastic Classic

I just turned 50. I'm a year older than my boat. I've owned enough plastic things long enough that I've seen many things just disintegrate. I had perfectly good winter boots with years of life left in them just fall apart in my hands because the plastic 'died'. Part of me is quietly afraid that at s...
by svMira
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Alberg 30 deck Stepped mast Beam
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: Alberg 30 deck Stepped mast Beam

Somebody would be making a crazy pile of money for that yard's price. Wow. I've never seen aluminum in a wood beam lamination before. The sistering of dissimilar materials has me nervous. But then, up where I live, that beam would be subject to -30C to +30C. Congrats on the great workmanship. It is ...
by svMira
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: Aries windvane
Replies: 5
Views: 1091

Re: Aries windvane

Not sure what your construction/build/repair experience is, but it might put you in good stead to make friends with a local metal shop. I can handle the very basic metal stuff, but don't have the setup or experience to work with stainless. So, I made a connection with a local shop and now I can send...
by svMira
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: New owner with questions 1959 #16
Replies: 18
Views: 2044

Re: New owner with questions 1959 #16

Well, she's got character. A little TLC will bring a lot of life back. A clean, doing inventory, getting rid of the old stuff will tell you more than we will looking at pictures. One tip: I use Evernote for recording notes. In there I have one called something like 'My boat', in which I have listed ...
by svMira
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: New owner with questions 1959 #16
Replies: 18
Views: 2044

Re: New owner with questions 1959 #16

I like the engine cover as a heat shield, that's neat. I put a Dickenson diesel stove in my boat. It was quite a planning feat. You need to think about where to run the pipe inside, but also where it exits on the outside, both as far as wind/exhaust travel, and as far as working/moving about the boa...
by svMira
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Pearson Triton Specifics
Topic: New owner with questions 1959 #16
Replies: 18
Views: 2044

Re: New owner with questions 1959 #16

Welcome here and congrats on joining the club. It is exciting to imagine one more of these boats getting and enthusiastic owner. Sounds like you got an oldie too, '59. I'll let someone with more Triton knowledge and experience answer. I haven't touched my rigging yet, so I'll be interested in the in...
by svMira
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Ramblings
Topic: How/where is Plastic Classic hosted?
Replies: 3
Views: 2155

Re: How/where is Plastic Classic hosted?

Thanks for the reply. No problem on the delay, I had actually long forgot about it. I mentioned us/this place to them and got a mildly 'epic' reply. Quite a 'determined' individual that had already made up his mind what was best. It takes all kinds. He's kept the group up through many platform migra...
by svMira
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Pearson Triton Hull #663 - My new boat pics
Replies: 20
Views: 5804

Re: Pearson Triton Hull #663 - My new boat pics

Looks like a Wanderer. Can't enlarge the picture. Feel free to PM me a bigger pic. I'd love to see it. I've been amassing pics of these boats for quite a while and collect any I can get my hand on. Great for reference.... "Oh, that's how you do that!"
by svMira
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Pearson Triton Hull #663 - My new boat pics
Replies: 20
Views: 5804

Re: Pearson Triton Hull #663 - My new boat pics

That new owner is looking uber serious. I thought he would be happier. <grin> I once read a story about some rich guy that took to driving expensive sports cars instead of riding in the back of limousines. He figured that the big black limos just were a traffic annoyance to other drivers and made th...
by svMira
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Top of a pearson rudder post...
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: Top of a pearson rudder post...

The post on my Wanderer is below the footwell. And that is why I post here.... I didn't even know those rudder ports were a thing. I'm betting I'd have room for one of these, once I build up the base to be angled to match the rudder post angle. https://www.deepblueyachtsupply.com/00rp150s-rudder-por...
by svMira
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Top of a pearson rudder post...
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Top of a pearson rudder post...

My '71 Wanderer has wheel steering, the top of my rudder post ends below the deck and has a square top. There's an round aluminum hatch above it to allow for an emergency tiller, a big ugly single alumunim thing. The wheel is an Edson mounted well forward and I can can't tell if it is original or no...
by svMira
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Pearson Triton Hull #663 - My new boat pics
Replies: 20
Views: 5804

Re: Pearson Triton Hull #663 - My new boat pics

I'm looking forward to the rest of the pics...
by svMira
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Boat Photos
Topic: Pearson Triton Hull #663 - My new boat pics
Replies: 20
Views: 5804

Re: Pearson Triton Hull #663 - My new boat pics

Sweet! And it looks like you're berthed in good company. Welcome to the journey.
I wish you many a wonderful sail.
by svMira
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Patching Delaminating Plywood
Replies: 7
Views: 1491

Re: Patching Delaminating Plywood

...and get yourself a dust shroud for your angle grinder if you don't have one already. https://www.amazon.com/HERZO-Universal-Surface-Grinding-Grinder/dp/B01N7ONJUA/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2PW4WRGFBM6MN&keywords=angle+grinder+shroud&qid=1573447403&sprefix=angle+grinder+sh%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-4...
by svMira
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Boatbuilding and Repair Techniques
Topic: Patching Delaminating Plywood
Replies: 7
Views: 1491

Re: Patching Delaminating Plywood

A laminate router, one of those with a small base can make a flush recess that can be dealt with easily by virtue of the consistency of depth of cut. Just one more option. There are many.