Blog Comments

  1. Loren Beach's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff W.
    Do you have a link / info on the sort of weight sewn into the bottom? I'd like to do something similar for some canvas covers this year.
    I checked with Josh at the canvas shop, and he uses a piece of "crab line" for all of these weighted sections on his canvas work. This is line meant to sink, with lead inside the core.
    Updated 12-02-2019 at 09:05 AM by Loren Beach
  2. Geoff W.'s Avatar
    Do you have a link / info on the sort of weight sewn into the bottom? I'd like to do something similar for some canvas covers this year.
  3. Geoff W.'s Avatar
    Clean and functional. The folding top is a great idea. I take off my dodger all summer here in the PNW but right about now, I'm wanting it back on...
  4. Slick470's Avatar
    Looks great Loren. I completely understand about the proportions. I'd love a dodger for our 911, but I have yet to see a picture of one that didn't look silly in profile. They always look too high, but like yours, I'm sure in use they are just right.
  5. Tin Kicker's Avatar
    While that looks great, I've wondered if anybody has moved the engine panel up on the pedestal? Down low in our area, the panel gets covered with leaves and snow in the winter.
  6. Tin Kicker's Avatar
    That looks simple and great.
    Thanks for sharing.
  7. Loren Beach's Avatar
    The thickness of the circles under the winches are 3/16, and I believe that the smaller ones under each set of screws for the clutches were 1/4 inch.
    Either will do; it's a matter of utilizing what I had on hand.
    Updated 09-05-2019 at 04:53 PM by Loren Beach
  8. gabriel's Avatar
    Looks like a job well done! What thickness is the G10 PL?
  9. Christian Williams's Avatar
    Iʻm still using a clear-bowl Racor 500 in the engine compartment. My surveyor insisted a flame shield was necessary. Geico Insurance rep did not agree, since it is diesel not gas.

    The flame/heat shield requirement is a can of worms and your solution puts the lid back on. Thereʻs no doubt in my mind that the Racor 500 is far better all around than the screw-on Racors, which are just plain irritating in tight spaces. Hereʻs Maine Sail on the issue:
  10. Loren Beach's Avatar
    When we bought our boat in SF, in '94, Jim Jessie, one of the best regarded (i.e. feared by brokers...) surveyors in that area *wanted* me to follow and observe. It was quite a "class"!
    Alison, whose list I referenced here, loves to have the purchaser observe, and her predecessor Chip Gardes (retired now) always wanted the purchaser present.

    While a good final report has a *lot* of info, by observing the process you have a knowledge framework thru which to view it and understand the nuances.

    The guy you spoke to must have had some *really* obnoxious people following him thru a boat or two, but that's no excuse to act the way you describe.

    Not a part of the discussion, but watch out for surveyors that pad their survey with 50% verbiage containing nothing about the boat. I have heard of one that listed ALL of his tools, for instance. Oh how impressive.

    When you get a sample to look over, first, you will hopefully have a good idea of what you will end up with.

    Nothing wrong with taking your own notes either.... in these modern times you could use a small audio recorder and digitally transcribe it later.
    Like I said, it may be like a sort of "masters class in maintenance and construction" , condensed into a day.

    BTW, Bruce's wry observation shows that he actually Read ... the whole list!
    Updated 05-14-2019 at 08:36 AM by Loren Beach
  11. sgwright67's Avatar
    Great list, I will review this carefully. One local surveyor I spoke to insisted that he will only conduct the survey alone, which turned me off. If I am paying for the survey and the haul-out on a boat, I certainly want to be present to see the boat I am considering purchasing. As a professional, I wouldn't expect to look over his shoulder or interrupt his work, but I also want to form my own opinion of the boat in the limited time available while it is out of the water.
    I am curious how many surveyors insist on doing their work alone?
  12. Loren Beach's Avatar
    The underside of your deck and cabin laminate (balsa cored) has a translucent layer of glass and resin over it. Since it is covered up by a head liner it does not have a covering color coat nor would it need one.
  13. sgwright67's Avatar
    So are those photos showing the underside of the balsa core material through bare glass (no gelcoat)? Not what I expected it to look like.
  14. Slick470's Avatar
    Huh, the light air spin sheets that came with our boat have those connectors on them. I didn't realize how light of a load rating they have. Being plastic, I'm not surprised. I also learned that they are exactly the shape and size of the spin pole jaw and it would get really jammed in there if I wasn't careful. So, I added some of those donut things, which of course adds weight and probably nils any weight savings I get by using the plastic clips...
  15. bgary's Avatar
    This is awesome! I've been looking for a set of nabshackles for a long time (light-air spinnaker sheets). Thanks for the link!
  16. Loren Beach's Avatar
    They came with the boat, altho we are sure that the PO never used them. They are a heavy duty version of Phiffertex, with stitched hems and grommets.
  17. mjsouleman's Avatar
    Hi Loren, I like the lee cloth, is that a DIY project?

  18. Loren Beach's Avatar
    Perhaps poor practice to respond to my own blog, but I just noticed Christian's excellent thread entry on this subject and wanted to link up the subject matter.
  19. bgary's Avatar
    Great list.

    I'm challenged, though, by the notion that "excess beer" is considered a fault....
    Updated 09-22-2018 at 10:47 AM by bgary
  20. 907Juice's Avatar
    Sweet list! Nice to have it all in written form and easy to follow.
Page 1 of 7 12345 ... LastLast