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Forum: General Discussion 05-07-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,011
Posted By Cleanslate
Save money, what's the rush? Pull the throttles...

Save money, what's the rush? Pull the throttles back to 1600 rpm and run 10 or so knots. That will keep sound down also. Keep those beautiful mechanical 671s, they will out last any of the motors you...
Forum: General Maintenance 05-07-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,367
Posted By Cleanslate
Bar Keeper Friend , I use it on all my stainless...

Bar Keeper Friend , I use it on all my stainless .Works great. Take rust stainless , weeps etc. right out. $4.00 or so. Get it at your super market or hardware store. Get the powder kind, works the...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 05-07-2022, 06:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,835
Posted By Cleanslate
Also a good idea, especially they are the same...

Also a good idea, especially they are the same mfg. boats rub rails etc would have matched up with fenders out quite well. Less chance of a ''ding''.
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 05-07-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,835
Posted By Cleanslate
Great idea, I like that.

Great idea, I like that.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2022, 12:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,958
Posted By Cleanslate
I get any parts I need for mine new or rebuilt by...

I get any parts I need for mine new or rebuilt by MTU who took over DD. I get them from Johnson & Towers, which is now part of Western Branch Diesel.
That being said some of the cast iron stuff is...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By Cleanslate
I use Epifanes clear gloss on my boat. Also use...

I use Epifanes clear gloss on my boat. Also use Captains. I varnish outside in the water/slip.
I never use either below 60 for a high for the day. Captains dries faster. Epifanes takes most of the...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Cleanslate
The holes look to be 1/8” screw holes… tiny....

The holes look to be 1/8” screw holes… tiny. Drilling them out bigger to 1/4” hole and plug with bung ,IMO look worse.
1/8” holes will barely be visible over a large transom when you look at it...
Forum: General Discussion 02-20-2022, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By Cleanslate
I would just fill them in with a teak color Boat...

I would just fill them in with a teak color Boat Life sealant , the paintable kind. Fill in , let dry , sand it smooth and varnish away…
X14 mildew remover it’s also very good for bleaching out the...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 02-20-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Cleanslate
Defender marine supply has it.

Defender marine supply has it.
Forum: Grand Banks 01-30-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,699
Posted By Cleanslate
Just getting a Fiberglass boat doesn't mean you...

Just getting a Fiberglass boat doesn't mean you are in the clear with getting it insured . Most insurance companies are now prejudiced to "old fiberglass boats" regardless of the survey . If you are...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-25-2022, 09:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,824
Posted By Cleanslate
Who's overhead sanding on a boat?!? And where..on...

Who's overhead sanding on a boat?!? And where..on a boat? Headliners don't sand so well. Over head ridged panels ? Take them down on work on them(paint/varnish) or replace them and reinstall.
...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-25-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,824
Posted By Cleanslate
They heavier and well balanced they feel in you...

They heavier and well balanced they feel in you hand , the better. Weight of the tool , IMO, is helpful in a sander.
DeWalt, Porter cable ( the best sanders ) Milwaukee etc seam to have one set of...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-25-2022, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
Posted By Cleanslate
Varnish ain’t “Easy” Sand it off to bare wood...

Varnish ain’t “Easy”
Sand it off to bare wood and varnish.
Or Cetol away, the gloss stuff looks pretty good , I M O .
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-25-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By Cleanslate
There is you new vessels name ! I’ll be it long ...

There is you new vessels name ! I’ll be it long
“ The Boat Has No Name “
Or “ Name Less”

Anyway . Enjoy ! Your new boat . Looks nice via other posts here.
My boat is a 1981 . Vintage year you...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 01-25-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,603
Posted By Cleanslate
Forget about it and disconnect it make sure your...

Forget about it and disconnect it make sure your tachometers are working and go by ear.
My tachometers are spot on and my hair( lol! ) ear is pretty good too.
I have Detroit diesel’s I’m assuming...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,680
Posted By Cleanslate
I have a Shark also. Not sure of the model but...

I have a Shark also.
Not sure of the model but it works very well on all surfaces. Is detachable to do the steps whether carpet or wood and is nice and compact. Fits in a corner in the closet....
Forum: Harbor Chat 01-25-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,328
Posted By Cleanslate
Baby aspirin and some Basil Hayden Bourbon to...

Baby aspirin and some Basil Hayden Bourbon to worsh it down .
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-25-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,518
Posted By Cleanslate
Varnish, varnish, varnish…! Bottom line , no...

Varnish, varnish, varnish…!
Bottom line , no matter what you use.
Gotta start with some nice clean bare $&@$ sanded wood !
Right?
Then let the games begin.
I’m sealing my bare wood joints and...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 01-24-2022, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By Cleanslate
Angus99! Your PM box is full. I can not send...

Angus99! Your PM box is full.
I can not send you a reply
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-23-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,360
Posted By Cleanslate
Boomerang , coming back at Ya . As a good...

Boomerang , coming back at Ya . As a good boomerang toss should . Lol.

Well, that stinks for your friend . I wouldn't think the agent has the much pull in decision making .
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-22-2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,518
Posted By Cleanslate
So the OPs Boat , varnish in question was painted...

So the OPs Boat , varnish in question was painted at the factory?
Then someone decided to strip all the paint and varnish it?
Sounds like it’s got varnish now.
I highly doubt that it was painted...
Forum: Welcome Mat 01-22-2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,360
Posted By Cleanslate
StateFarm. No survey , no matter year of boat....

StateFarm.
No survey , no matter year of boat. If insured for $50k or less.
Check them out .
Forum: Grand Banks 01-22-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,421
Posted By Cleanslate
And …..?

And …..?
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-22-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,518
Posted By Cleanslate
They did the right thing. Your boat was...

They did the right thing.
Your boat was finished at the factory; bare wood , sealant, then varnish over the sealed joints etc.
Sealant needs to bond to bare wood for proper expansion and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2022, 09:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,876
Posted By Cleanslate
Really impressed with all of you. Tons of great...

Really impressed with all of you.
Tons of great points and info for my self to digest.
I’m a people person, don’t think I could ever stay of the grid.
A few days at anchor…, and I need to get back...
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