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by FrugalWife
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Stain removal from Teak deck
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Stain removal from Teak deck

I have a typical older GB ... gray decks, protruding seam sealer, popping bungs, etc. My advice is to only clean it gently and leave the rest to Mother Nature. 1st story. 5-6 years ago I was knocked down by an unexpected wave offshore while hauling an anchor and hit my head very hard on, I think, th...
by FrugalWife
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Loose Steering Wheel Spokes
Replies: 4
Views: 6162

Re: Loose Steering Wheel Spokes

This abnormally (new normal?) warm weather is reminding me I need to crawl under the shrink wrap and grab the wheel and get it in my shop for some further analysis. It's pouring rain today but I'll get after it soon!
by FrugalWife
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Troubleshooting Starting Circuits
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Re: Troubleshooting Starting Circuits

If your batteries are ok, as you indicate, and breakers flipped then there is clearly a short circuit somewhere. To me, the battery charger is suspect and I concur w/CharlieO, pull the charger out of the circuit and try again. After that you'll need to physically check all the starting circuit start...
by FrugalWife
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Best water supply lines.
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Best water supply lines.

All my plumbing repairs and re-dos - Pex ... blue & red just because ; <)
by FrugalWife
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Steady Sail from 42 GB Cl
Replies: 7
Views: 3182

Re: Steady Sail from 42 GB Cl

Actually I haven't passed on this but do have to admit to sending a PM to the wrong guy! If it's not too late I am definitely interested and have, this time, sent a PM to you ... I hope.

Thanks,
Bob
by FrugalWife
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Steady Sail from 42 GB Cl
Replies: 7
Views: 3182

Re: Steady Sail from 42 GB Cl

PM never arrived but never the less I've seen your edited post w/measurements. I'll go measure and come back to you in a few days. I do know my mast & boom have a slot for the line stitched to the sail to slide in rather than grommets or SS clips.

Thanks,
by FrugalWife
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: Showers
Replies: 4
Views: 3711

Re: Showers

Both showers in my boat have a wrap-around shower curtain rod (and curtain of course) that pretty much keeps the water off the cupboards, toilet paper, head, and door. The composite wall does get wet and the teak grate obviously. I rarely even wipe down the wall just leaving it to dry via some air f...
by FrugalWife
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Information
Topic: 8 D batteries
Replies: 1
Views: 625

Re: 8 D batteries

Other than the label, there isn't any way to tell so far as I know other than maybe dissecting them. Maybe look up the brand and see if they even come in both configurations. 8D deep cycle batteries tend to be a more rare model so it might be safe to assume they're starter batteries. Yeah, I know, n...
by FrugalWife
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Engine oil...
Replies: 1
Views: 1257

Re: Engine oil...

That is very good to know, thanks. I pay a little bit of a high price locally too.
And use Rotella 15W40 ... not to start an argument ;<)
by FrugalWife
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 4 x GB Brass berth lights.
Replies: 4
Views: 1020

Re: 4 x GB Brass berth lights.

Have you checked out LED replacement lights? I bought a pair and are quite happy with them; they are available in brass or chrome at a lower price point than you are paying. They are by AlpenGlow: www.alpenglowlights.com
by FrugalWife
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Steady Sail from 42 GB Cl
Replies: 7
Views: 3182

Re: Steady Sail from 42 GB Cl

I might be interested but as I have a 36 the measurements will be important. Thanks!

Bob
by FrugalWife
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 2001 36 Classic for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Re: 2001 36 Classic for sale

Hmmh, pretty tall price at US$230K. I'd be very surprised if I could top $100K for my 1985 Classic that is well maintained and in good/excellent condition. Curious the thoughts on your asking price. Maybe I'm way off on what I think mine's worth!
by FrugalWife
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Loose Steering Wheel Spokes
Replies: 4
Views: 6162

Loose Steering Wheel Spokes

I know there is thread around somewhere that talks about the wooden steering wheel spokes being loose but I sure can't find it! Anyhow, the flying bridge wheel on my boat is also loose so I decided to do a little investigation to see how it's constructed with the hopes that would lead me to the best...
by FrugalWife
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: for the woodies: paying seams
Replies: 9
Views: 2110

Re: for the woodies: paying seams

Goop in a tube is very very bad for seams as it doesn't have an give to it as the planks take up. It can actually cause cupped planks, broken frames, and loosened fasteners. That being said, I'm not an expert and the best advice on this subject would be found at the WoodenBoat Forum - http://forum.w...
by FrugalWife
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: window rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 1564

Re: window rebuild

Yes, it should just pull off as it is a press fit type of installation, no adhesive that I could find. Mine came off quite easily. Might try a soak in warm water.