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Forum: General Discussion 06-22-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,433
Posted By Capthead
I have a wood GB42. I totally soaked the hull in...

I have a wood GB42. I totally soaked the hull in epoxy which preserves the wood and protects it from any harmful worms and wood boring sea life. I will be selling it this fall.
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 05-24-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 35,068
Posted By Capthead
how do you upload videos? I clicked on the browse...

how do you upload videos? I clicked on the browse button in the video box. Selected a video clicked on open and it never uploads.
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 05-24-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 35,068
Posted By Capthead
Should be a video

Should be a video
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 05-24-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 35,068
Posted By Capthead
I painted the bulwarks, replaced the hawse on all...

I painted the bulwarks, replaced the hawse on all three places and painted the cockpit walls. The floor gets the non skid which I will have next month.
Forum: General Maintenance 03-24-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By Capthead
Do you have rode/chain? And does the gypsy handle...

Do you have rode/chain? And does the gypsy handle the rode too? When mine was attached before the hawse for the chain was located away from the windless so I always had to hand feed the chain and...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-24-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By Capthead
Mine doesn't have a chain stripper. It must be an...

Mine doesn't have a chain stripper. It must be an old one. My boat is a 1966. It works great though. I just need the bushings and seals.

Funny thing is I read posts in another forum where people...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-24-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By Capthead
Rebuilding Seatiger 555 Windless

Any pros here on rebuilding this windless? I took the bottom off mine and found it had the very minimal amount of grease in it. It was leaking from the main bearing seals and I can tell both the...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 03-17-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 35,068
Posted By Capthead
I cut a new hole for the hawse pipe a little aft...

I cut a new hole for the hawse pipe a little aft of the original one. I noticed the epoxy gel coat was thick and even and had to share. I hadn't sealed the inside of the port bow bulwark yet because...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 03-13-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 35,068
Posted By Capthead
I realize that and I have hatches I can open so I...

I realize that and I have hatches I can open so I can pay out the chain and line inside.
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 03-13-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 35,068
Posted By Capthead
Thanks for the replies and waking me up. :) I...

Thanks for the replies and waking me up. :)
I first want to say we had a very wet winter here and I recorded about 10' of rain. The boat was dry and even with all that rain when I would go aboard...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,451
Posted By Capthead
When I drink too much I usually tip.....over

When I drink too much I usually tip.....over
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-26-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,537
Posted By Capthead
I know the tape line doesn't follow the cap rail...

I know the tape line doesn't follow the cap rail line and I will adjust to that line. Today and tomorrow will be over 80 and dry. All tape is off and more epoxy on. The rains are coming! The rains...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-26-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,537
Posted By Capthead
I marked off an area I'm considering for the...

I marked off an area I'm considering for the locker and the placement of the hawse. After looking at it I might shorten the depth a few inches.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 10-24-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,911
Posted By Capthead
My house bank lasts 8 years normally and 6 if I...

My house bank lasts 8 years normally and 6 if I cruise a lot. I have a simple system. K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupid.

I learned early on batteries have a determined number of charge discharge...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-21-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,537
Posted By Capthead
Always two options. I'm thinking overboard

Always two options. I'm thinking overboard
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-21-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,537
Posted By Capthead
I know britework is not my best suit at this...

I know britework is not my best suit at this point but believe me when I say I usually have the best looking in the marina and after this long everlasting project ever ends, it's my next. What's on...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-21-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,537
Posted By Capthead
This is why I posted here. I knew someone would...

This is why I posted here. I knew someone would correct me in what I am actually building. Thanks and I stand corrected. :)

Now, fItor my chain/rode locker any suggestions? I'm getting close to...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-20-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,537
Posted By Capthead
I have the bulwarks stripped and soaked with...

I have the bulwarks stripped and soaked with epoxy gel coat. Interesting side note. CPES was soaked on the bulwarks and epoxy 2 part primer and paint over it. This was maybe 15 years ago. I strip it...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,153
Posted By Capthead
It was probably 15 years ago when we bought a...

It was probably 15 years ago when we bought a food saver and started saving food, buying in bulk and freezing, etc. Then after we would pull meat out of the freezer it still had freezer burn and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,650
Posted By Capthead
Which battery made my bananas go black

Which battery made my bananas go black
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-13-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,726
Posted By Capthead
I see this as the problem. Common sense would...

I see this as the problem. Common sense would have prevented both mishaps in my opinion and you can't teach common sense so you end up passing laws to enforce against all.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-13-2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,726
Posted By Capthead
Is this a riddle?

Is this a riddle?
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 10-13-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,726
Posted By Capthead
It never ends. Why do the smaller boat owners...

It never ends. Why do the smaller boat owners overload so willingly? I have a 42 and it sleeps 4, drinks 6 period. I would never have 27 on my boat.

Very glad to see the response which always...
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-04-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,537
Posted By Capthead
Thanks for the tip on the frp panels DHeckrotte. ...

Thanks for the tip on the frp panels DHeckrotte.

Certainly food for thought.
Forum: Custom Builds & Refit Projects 10-03-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,537
Posted By Capthead
The old anchor locker was a split locker and I...

The old anchor locker was a split locker and I have two rodes. I realize there will be an extra job of laying the rode in the new locker but that isn't going to be a deal killer. The area I'm talking...
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