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Forum: General Maintenance 08-06-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By ckpetrus
I'm fine, I had just gotten past the lubricating...

I'm fine, I had just gotten past the lubricating oil stage when I cut my hand on the lexan window shield while banging on the door trying to get it shut again. Just a flesh wound.
Forum: General Maintenance 08-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,928
Posted By ckpetrus
You guys forgot to mention "there will be...

You guys forgot to mention "there will be blood."
Forum: General Maintenance 08-06-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,928
Posted By ckpetrus
Thanks for the advice everyone. I am going to try...

Thanks for the advice everyone. I am going to try a combination of the suggested approaches starting with drilling/cutting/grinding off the ends of the hinge pin and hitting it with penetrating oil....
Forum: General Maintenance 08-05-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,928
Posted By ckpetrus
What is a "steel drift"?

What is a "steel drift"?
Forum: General Maintenance 08-04-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,928
Posted By ckpetrus
Removing Rusted Hinge Pin

I've got a big ol' heavy steel door with a rusted out hinge pin. You can't tell from the photos but the hinge pin is completely sheared through and each segment is rusted in place. Luckily the other...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-07-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By ckpetrus
Thanks Bluto, the "Willie" is permanently moored...

Thanks Bluto, the "Willie" is permanently moored in Port Aransas Texas until I win the lottery and can buy two big Elco motors to replace the diesels the previous owner removed. As for pics, you...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-07-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By ckpetrus
I knew I should have taken welding in high...

I knew I should have taken welding in high school. Thanks everyone for the good advice. I've got a yard visit coming up soon so hopefully it wont cost too much to repair.
Forum: General Maintenance 05-06-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By ckpetrus
Here's a pic. I don't thing the voids are large...

Here's a pic. I don't thing the voids are large enough to cause the posts to fail outright but agree that a welded fix would be best. I'm mainly just trying to stop the rust holes from expanding....
Forum: General Maintenance 05-06-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By ckpetrus
Filling Rusted Voids?

I have a large h-post that has rusted out voids beneath the horizontal crossbar. Since it's basically just a hollow steel pipe, I was thinking of digging out as much rust as possible, hitting it with...
Forum: Power Systems 06-09-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By ckpetrus
You got it, and if towing is the best bet, I can...

You got it, and if towing is the best bet, I can accept that. I'm just thinking out loud here as, like most boat owners, I would prefer some level of mobility. The boat still has the rudders in...
Forum: Power Systems 06-09-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By ckpetrus
I can't argue with you on the point of my...

I can't argue with you on the point of my relative lack of knowledge but I do take issue with the statement that I dismissed Mr. Roberts feedback. I received his message loud and clear, but the fact...
Forum: Power Systems 06-08-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By ckpetrus
Thanks for the words of warning. The boat itself...

Thanks for the words of warning. The boat itself is actually a done deal already. My wife and I are planning to use it strictly as a liveaboard so the idea of "mobilizing" it is just...
Forum: Power Systems 06-08-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,201
Posted By ckpetrus
Minimum Outboard Size

I was reading one of the forum threads and someone mentioned that the fact a commercial vessel originally had two big high horsepower diesel engines didn't mean you needed that much horsepower to...
Forum: Liveaboards 06-05-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,215
Posted By ckpetrus
Thanks to this forum we finally seem to have...

Thanks to this forum we finally seem to have found the right insurance match, oddly from the same underwriter for which another agent blew us off.
Forum: Liveaboards 06-02-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,215
Posted By ckpetrus
The Texas gulf coast has no mooring fields of...

The Texas gulf coast has no mooring fields of which I am aware, and I'm happy to say we don't have freezing bays either!-)
Forum: Liveaboards 05-31-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,215
Posted By ckpetrus
My email address is ckptemp@mac.com

My email address is ckptemp@mac.com
Forum: Liveaboards 05-31-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,215
Posted By ckpetrus
Adding outboards would be an option but that...

Adding outboards would be an option but that would mean a large investment (two 200hp saltwater outboards?) for a boat we do not plan to remove from its slip except for its 5-year haul-out. I suppose...
Forum: Liveaboards 05-31-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,215
Posted By ckpetrus
[QUOTE=Pau Hana;159956]Questions: Is the...

[QUOTE=Pau Hana;159956]Questions:


Is the vessel designed/meant to be engine-less, or is the vessel in a repair status?
Where will you and the vessel be located?
Have you/do you intend to...
Forum: Liveaboards 05-31-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,215
Posted By ckpetrus
Insuring a motorless boat

My wife and I are looking to purchase a 56 foot custom made motor-less trawler as a liveaboard. The marina requires the boat be insured but the insurance companies I've spoken with don't seem to want...
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