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by Sangraal
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Black Sealer
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: Black Sealer

I would look at using Bed-it butyl tape for windows. It will not set and will allow differential movement between the hull and the frame. A thin bead of caulk can be applied along the edge for cosmetic / secondary seal. The same goes for all fittings. The stuff works.
by Sangraal
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Dock Talk
Topic: Wow, great response.
Replies: 5
Views: 5909

Re: Wow, great response.

Brilliant!
by Sangraal
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Joystick necessary with thruster?
Replies: 2
Views: 1853

Re: Joystick necessary with thruster?

The need for a bow thruster on a twin engine 42 is marginal IMHO. I have a bow thruster in a bigger 54’ 70,000# boat with a long keel and make it a point to minimize use of a thruster. Don’t get me wrong they make life easier however I try not to rely on anything other than the main engines for mano...
by Sangraal
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Cutlass Bearings
Replies: 18
Views: 5603

Re: Cutlass Bearings

I changed the outboard cutlass bearings a couple of times. I bought a device on line that basically allows two threaded bolts to be tensioned whilst sized shims sit on the shaft and push out the old one. It is then backed off flipped and you push the new one in. The first time I did it I iced the ne...
by Sangraal
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Suggestions for new GPS cartplotter
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Re: Suggestions for new GPS cartplotter

I like the 7612 from Garmin. Plug and play
by Sangraal
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Dock Talk
Topic: Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 4493

Re: Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year too Tom, and everyone else. Here’s to many more.
by Sangraal
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Life Aboard
Topic: Anchor Type
Replies: 4
Views: 14905

Re: Anchor Type

I believe Rocna have an anchor design with no roll bar that receives good reviews. No personal experience however.
by Sangraal
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Steering sail for 36' Grand Banks
Replies: 7
Views: 4746

Re: Steering sail for 36' Grand Banks

I found the staysail was of use in a beam sea. It did not stop the roll but took the snap out of the change from rolling one way to the other. I called it my air keel, as that is how it behaved.
by Sangraal
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Auto pilot replacements
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

Re: Auto pilot replacements

I have installed a Raymarine on a GB 42 with chain and cable system to the steering quadrant. The system was great. I usedit independently to the chartplotter. The hardest thing was getting the various sprockets and chains but ultimately all done on line. I have just completed fitting a Garmin hydra...
by Sangraal
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: The Lighter Side
Topic: HOW!
Replies: 0
Views: 4561

HOW!

Got to love it!
by Sangraal
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Dock Talk
Topic: So many thoughts, so little time.
Replies: 3
Views: 2400

Re: So many thoughts, so little time.

Very good as always!
by Sangraal
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: What Oil are you using
Replies: 15
Views: 7041

Re: What Oil are you using

I think you will find the Lehman should use a single weight oil. I use a Rotella 30W.
by Sangraal
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Anchor Drag Detector
Replies: 4
Views: 2903

Re: Anchor Drag Detector

The Aquamaps app has a anchor watch feature and it works well. It is a successor to Drag Queen developed by Jeff Siegel ( Active Captain). It tracks your movement which is an eye opener. Easy to use and in a great navigation app.
by Sangraal
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Epoxy Coating Teak Decks
Replies: 23
Views: 8411

Re: Epoxy Coating Teak Decks

About 1983 I sheathed the bottom (below the waterline) of my carvel constructed mahogany on oak yacht with West epoxy and 3 layers of 8 oz cloth and many more coats of epoxy. The process was time consuming and akin to hanging wallpaper on the roof with paste on both sides. The result however was ver...