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by FrugalWife
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Steady Sail from 42 GB Cl
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Steady Sail from 42 GB Cl

PM never arrived but never the less I've seen your edited post w/measurements. I'll go measure and come back to you in a few days. I do know my mast & boom have a slot for the line stitched to the sail to slide in rather than grommets or SS clips.

Thanks,
by FrugalWife
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Showers
Replies: 4
Views: 1681

Re: Showers

Both showers in my boat have a wrap-around shower curtain rod (and curtain of course) that pretty much keeps the water off the cupboards, toilet paper, head, and door. The composite wall does get wet and the teak grate obviously. I rarely even wipe down the wall just leaving it to dry via some air f...
by FrugalWife
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: 8 D batteries
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: 8 D batteries

Other than the label, there isn't any way to tell so far as I know other than maybe dissecting them. Maybe look up the brand and see if they even come in both configurations. 8D deep cycle batteries tend to be a more rare model so it might be safe to assume they're starter batteries. Yeah, I know, n...
by FrugalWife
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Engine oil...
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Engine oil...

That is very good to know, thanks. I pay a little bit of a high price locally too.
And use Rotella 15W40 ... not to start an argument ;<)
by FrugalWife
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 4 x GB Brass berth lights.
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: 4 x GB Brass berth lights.

Have you checked out LED replacement lights? I bought a pair and are quite happy with them; they are available in brass or chrome at a lower price point than you are paying. They are by AlpenGlow: www.alpenglowlights.com
by FrugalWife
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Steady Sail from 42 GB Cl
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Steady Sail from 42 GB Cl

I might be interested but as I have a 36 the measurements will be important. Thanks!

Bob
by FrugalWife
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 2001 36 Classic for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: 2001 36 Classic for sale

Hmmh, pretty tall price at US$230K. I'd be very surprised if I could top $100K for my 1985 Classic that is well maintained and in good/excellent condition. Curious the thoughts on your asking price. Maybe I'm way off on what I think mine's worth!
by FrugalWife
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Loose Steering Wheel Spokes
Replies: 2
Views: 1035

Loose Steering Wheel Spokes

I know there is thread around somewhere that talks about the wooden steering wheel spokes being loose but I sure can't find it! Anyhow, the flying bridge wheel on my boat is also loose so I decided to do a little investigation to see how it's constructed with the hopes that would lead me to the best...
by FrugalWife
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: for the woodies: paying seams
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Re: for the woodies: paying seams

Goop in a tube is very very bad for seams as it doesn't have an give to it as the planks take up. It can actually cause cupped planks, broken frames, and loosened fasteners. That being said, I'm not an expert and the best advice on this subject would be found at the WoodenBoat Forum - http://forum.w...
by FrugalWife
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: window rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: window rebuild

Yes, it should just pull off as it is a press fit type of installation, no adhesive that I could find. Mine came off quite easily. Might try a soak in warm water.
by FrugalWife
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Fuel Tank Refit (was aft shower pan)
Replies: 9
Views: 4473

Re: Fuel Tank Refit (was aft shower pan)

Congrats. I know the feeling well! The next few will be a lot easier too.
by FrugalWife
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Started cutting out fuel tanks.
Replies: 16
Views: 1972

Re: Started cutting out fuel tanks.

I stacked the new tanks in my boat also. Plenty strong as the baffles line up as well as the outsides edges of course. Plus I added 2" fiberglass strips on each tank aligned with the baffles & edges (front to back alignments). That was done to prevent any crevice corrosion if moisture gathe...
by FrugalWife
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Navy Blue Boot Stripe Gel Coat
Replies: 1
Views: 4738

Re: Navy Blue Boot Stripe Gel Coat

I’ve used Interlux Brightsides navy blue paint. It looks original to my eyes. Bootstripe on my boat looks like it’s always been paint. As the paint wears, it starts showing a whitish gel coat. The paint wears well, only need to paint it about every 5 years.
by FrugalWife
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Started cutting out fuel tanks.
Replies: 16
Views: 1972

Re: Started cutting out fuel tanks.

Just did the same this past May. Nasty job but the second tank took a couple hours less time due to less thinking about cutting strategy. I used a sawzall and 20 blades. The first tank took 7 hours to cut, remove all the pieces, and cleanup the mess. I used a shop vac to clean up the metal “sawdust”...
by FrugalWife
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Replacement water temp sender
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Replacement water temp sender

Two things.
1. Look at the guages ... Stewart Warner or VDO, they are labeled.
2. Call American Diesel. The first thing you’ll be asked is what kind of gauges do you have and then what engine.

I did exactly that this past June and got exactly what I needed.