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Forum: General Maintenance 12-12-2020, 02:39 PM
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Posted By jwnall
Tuff Coat Marine Paint

I'm thinking of removing the old, bedraggled Sea Dek which is on my boat now and painting the deck with Tuff Coat Marine Paint. Anyone have any experience with this product? The ad's look good, but...
Forum: General Maintenance 08-06-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,010
Posted By jwnall
Can you give me a hint for locating it? I...

Can you give me a hint for locating it? I looked, but didn't see anything which fits that description.







Not a problem. Our living room fits that perfectly.
Forum: General Maintenance 08-06-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,010
Posted By jwnall
Ordered some from Rochford. Good price. And...

Ordered some from Rochford. Good price. And found a "slightly used" Sailrite Ultralight LS-1 for sale locally for $200. So bought it. No electrical cord, but looks almost new. Lady said that it...
Forum: General Maintenance 08-06-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,010
Posted By jwnall
Thanks. And yes, I agree too. Start small to...

Thanks. And yes, I agree too. Start small to get the feel for the machine.


And I would assume you meant Rochford Supply????


John
Forum: General Maintenance 08-03-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,010
Posted By jwnall
After a lot of looking and thinking, I've decided...

After a lot of looking and thinking, I've decided that my wife and I are going to try and make a replacement Bimini top ourselves. Don (Bacchus) convinced me that it is something which is possible,...
Forum: General Maintenance 08-01-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,541
Posted By jwnall
Well, I did my looping many years ago (1995 to...

Well, I did my looping many years ago (1995 to 1999, to be exact), and now just enjoy being a river rat. No bridges, no locks, no intricate patterns of crab craps to thread through. :- ) But...
Forum: General Maintenance 08-01-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,010
Posted By jwnall
Hmm. It does indeed say that they offer canvas...

Hmm. It does indeed say that they offer canvas service. So I fired off an email to them this morning to see if that service is still available. Good sleuthing!!


John
Forum: General Maintenance 07-31-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,010
Posted By jwnall
My boat is at Shields Marina, and they do not...

My boat is at Shields Marina, and they do not have any sort of canvas facility there, nor is it mentioned on their website. I sure wish they did -- it would be very convenient! :-) But your...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-31-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,541
Posted By jwnall
Replace canvas Bimini top with hard top

My canvas Bimini top is getting to the point where it needs to be put into well deserved retirement. I was thinking about getting a new one, but then someone suggested that I might want to try a...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-31-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,010
Posted By jwnall
Thanks for all the advice and comments. ...

Thanks for all the advice and comments. Actually, I do have a Sailrite, which I bought about 10 years ago thinking that I could learn to use it and do all sorts of neat things for the boat. Well, I...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-30-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,010
Posted By jwnall
Hmm. Well, all that sounds a bit discouraging. ...

Hmm. Well, all that sounds a bit discouraging. No way to get the boat in to a shop, and I don't much think that getting someone to come to the boat is feasible. We are too much out in the...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-30-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,010
Posted By jwnall
Thanks. I'll make a note of that, but hopefully...

Thanks. I'll make a note of that, but hopefully someone will come up with a recommendation closer to home. Seems as if there should be places like that in Florida. In fact I feel sure I can find a...
Forum: General Maintenance 07-30-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,010
Posted By jwnall
Mail Order Bimini Top

Given the current state of affairs in Florida, I try to stay away from crowded places to the maximum extent possible. But now I need to get a new Bimini top, since my old one, like me, is showing...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By jwnall
Boat sharing . . .

This is kind of an unusual post, I suppose, but I tend to do that from time to time.


I have a 36-foot trawler, located at St. Marks, Florida, and for health reasons am not able to do all the...
Forum: General Maintenance 03-30-2020, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By jwnall
Painting over SeaDek

For reasons that are not particularly important, I have a section of SeaDek which I cannot get up. So I want to just paint over it, since the rest of the deck is going to be painted. Just wanted to...
Forum: Power Systems 11-18-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By jwnall
How flush cooling system in Perkins 4-236

My port engine is running hotter than normal. It takes it a while to get there, but get there it does. Sufficient water seems to be coming out of the exhaust, so my thought is that perhaps the...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-30-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
Posted By jwnall
I thought about it, but too much on my plate...

I thought about it, but too much on my plate right now to deal with it. So I just ordered two Furrion 30 amp 25' cables from Defender. They continue to have the best prices, so far as I can tell. ...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-27-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
Posted By jwnall
Yup. This is an old boat (1973).

Yup. This is an old boat (1973).
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-27-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
Posted By jwnall
One cable is for the air-conditioner, which is on...

One cable is for the air-conditioner, which is on a completely separate circuit. The other cable is for everything else. And the two receptacles on the boat are for 30-amp cables.
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 09-26-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,597
Posted By jwnall
Need new shore power cables . . .

I think the time has come for me to order some new shore power cables, since the old ones are not only old and weather-beaten (a pretty good description of myself, actually), but also corroded.

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Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 33,151
Posted By jwnall
. And they probably didn't even put sealant on...

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And they probably didn't even put sealant on the wood screws! Oh well. You can put it back, but with a backing plate, sealant and bolts. Hope that was the worse thing you had! My sister's boat...
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 09-04-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,672
Posted By jwnall
Beautiful boat!!

Beautiful boat!!
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,317
Posted By jwnall
Named storm exclusions in policy . . .

A friend asked me this question. I didn't know the answer, but told him that I knew a place where I could probably get him a definitive answer. And so I am posting it here.


My friend went to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-01-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 33,151
Posted By jwnall
No advice, and no war stories. Just fervent...

No advice, and no war stories. Just fervent prayers for the folks in the Bahamas.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 08-05-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,355
Posted By jwnall
Well, the river itself is OK. The Apalachicola...

Well, the river itself is OK. The Apalachicola is too large for fallen trees to cause a problem. And the lock at the Jim Woodruff Dam at Chattahoochee is working OK. The problem is that the...
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