Recent content by wild cat 2 34

  1. wild cat 2 34

    rebuilt atomic4

    Yeah, stitch welding is used to keep from warping the metal. You have to understand that when you weld, you are melting the rod/wire/stick and welding the parent metal together. You are basically superheating the materials to liquid form. Stitch welding spreads the heat out, otherwise warping...
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    rebuilt atomic4

    I am a welder by trade. When welding cast material, it is important you have material know as wool (super wool is best). It is an insulation use to keep heat in or out. You can get it different thicknesses. To weld cast, you would line up your cracked parts, use a rotery file and remove the...
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    Mast wiring/electronics install

    $125 an hour? That seems high. I have seen around here for $55-$95 an hr. You could probably get a sailer who lives in port to do the job a lot cheaper but, you would probably not get the same quality? Assuming they did a quality job at that price. 3 days 24 hrs does not seem too far of from 20...
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    Mast wiring/electronics install

    Well, do share. What did they do? What was your basic charges? What yard or state? I purchased a boat, not thinking it through. Made a trade and accepted some flaws that I noted and found more later. No place to keep her so, I am moving her from Port to port. Right now 2.5 hrs each way away. She...
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    Mast wiring/electronics install

    I am not sure what your long term goals are for your boat, day sailing, cruiser, racer ect. What type of boat? So people do not have to research. What is wrong with your wiring? You should include this info in your post. As far as basic info, get a book on the subject and research it. The one...
  6. wild cat 2 34

    dingy

    I had to do searching but, did find a couple of pictures. For emergency retrieval of "man overboard", I would rather use the inflatable. For just cruising back and forth doing island hopping, I think the walker bay is the better bet. Espically with the sail attachment. I have not finished...
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    dingy

    Good for you. My lady when I met her had the 10' version. Nice boats. I put a 6hp Johnson on it. With 3 people (the seller, my lady and I), the boat was over loaded. 450 lb 3 person max load range. I am almost 200 lbs my lady is like 130? (I don't ask) the seller was about 120 (16 year old kid)...
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    C22 anchor roller, am I crazy?

    Very nice work. It looks very classy.
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    C22 anchor roller, am I crazy?

    To tell you the truth, it is the same sicko that looks all day at the boat chat hoping there is a new post. Then looks at you anchor and tries to figure our a storage place on their boat for it. So, safe travels, keep the post coming. Lol
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    Gate valves and seacocks

    It is racer mentality verses cruiser mentality. If you use a gate valve verses a ball valve, the potential is there for a stuck closed valve and causing sever issues. How bad would determine the thru hull. I have done research on the topic because I want to know exactly my choices and the cause...
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    Keel Separation

    Your welcome. There is topics like this in a number of books. What you had was a near miss. It could have been catastrophic. I am glad you caught it. Keel bolts are a big deal for those bolts that have them. You can do it fairly inexpensively verses having them checked for cracks. Not to...
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    Keel Separation

    What you are going to want to do is have the yard separate the boat from the keel. You are lucky you caught it before you had it detach. After they separate it, pull the bolts. Don't bother xraying them. Cost prohibitive. Call your local yard.
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    Gunwale seat behind wheel

    Here you are my friend. The best I could come up with.
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    Gate valves and seacocks

    I realize you have over 3,000 posts and I am sure this debate could go on for years. Both side of the fence. I am not going to argue with you but, I will just leave it at, "proceed at your own risk". Why take uncessary risks.
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    Gate valves and seacocks

    Kitto, you hit the nail on the head. Every through hole will be underwater at some time. How much do you like your boat? Do you sail? I am not even an experienced sailer and I can see this. When your boat heels to one side or the other (it is a sailboat) that through hole will be under water...