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    How to replace eyes on pulpits

    I believe getting the old one off will be the job. I'd probably just cut it off so I have a smooth surface to center punch the aluminum and keep using bigger drill bits until it crumbles. Simple, but time consuming.
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    We need to grind down the cockpit coaming and paint it.

    That is the plan. yeah, two masts. lol
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    We need to grind down the cockpit coaming and paint it.

    Do you think it would work under the winches?
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    We need to grind down the cockpit coaming and paint it.

    An update. Here's a pic of the coaming. Square tape are holes for screws or bolts that won't be going back on. Absolutely no cracks around the winches, which is why, if patched properly the ones from under the teak shouldn't reappear, I hope. As you can see, non-skid is pointless.
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    We need to grind down the cockpit coaming and paint it.

    Sadly we have few options as the PO no longer delivers here. So, if not available on the island, we'll have to import everything from Trini and we don't want to do that multiple times. So, I guess it's a box of each.
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    We need to grind down the cockpit coaming and paint it.

    No this is quite apropos. It is highly unlikely I can get even the 3M discs here, let alone the screens, but this is helpful info, thanks.
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    We need to grind down the cockpit coaming and paint it.

    Ho boy. Once again, this is the cockpit coaming that the winches sit on. Nobody is ever going to walk there, just rest their elbows there, hense no nonskid. I didn't ask for a method of dealing with the cracks. They were caused by years and years of wood soaking up water, swelling, then heating...
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    We need to grind down the cockpit coaming and paint it.

    Nope, don't need non-skid there. Nobody can walk there. Just want to clean up the surface, fill the holes and paint it.
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    We need to grind down the cockpit coaming and paint it.

    We do not need to save the nonskid, but there are a lot of holes from the teak that we will fill. What type of sander would you recommend?
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    Simple Engine Maintenance Log

    We use a little black book for each department, deck and engine. Everything we do in the engine room, filters, oil change adding water to engines or batteries, electric and pressure water system repairs or upgrades. We put fuel and oil use in there too. The deck department book is for everything...
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    deck prep

    What sanding machine did you use?
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    Guest 295C

    Remember when we were young and we couldn't get our car to start? The headlights were bright as usual, so the battery had to be good, right? Nope, starter wouldn't go would it? So now you have the same in reverse. The light is taking all the juice, and this is causing a failure. Therefore, I...
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    Square sail

    The Vikings had these great inventions called oars and I bet dollars to donuts they never even tried to sail to windward. Heeling an open boat isn't the best idea in any seaway.
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    On the “Distant” Dream?

    Some people just never learn when to let go.
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    On the “Distant” Dream?

    [ By contrast, we see little apparent interest in learning much about local cruising areas. Here in CA folks dream about cruising in Mexico on their first boat; . These notions arise, apparently, before new owners, or future new owners, have spent even one night at anchor in a local site on...