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by Bruce Decker
Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Dimension change for 42 'glass classics - if so what year(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 1527

As always - thanks for the info. The collective knowledge out there is amazing.
by Bruce Decker
Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Specifications
Topic: Dimension change for 42 'glass classics - if so what year(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 1527

Dimension change for 42 'glass classics - if so what year(s)

Searched thru the archives to no avail so maybe some one knows this - did the 42' classics undergo a hull or mold change similar to the change that the 36' did in the late eighties? Any info appreciated.
by Bruce Decker
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: East Coast Cruising
Topic: Cruising Canadian waters
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Thanks for the advice. I feel a little better about trying the trip now. The boarder security and hassle factor here in Buffalo has been pretty high for the past two years.
by Bruce Decker
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: East Coast Cruising
Topic: Cruising Canadian waters
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Cruising Canadian waters

We are thinking of taking a cruise through the 1000 Islands up the St Lawrence to Sorel and then heading south through Lake Champlain this summer. I have read that once in Canadian waters you are required to have the most up-to-date official charts from the Canadian gov't, things such as the Richard...
by Bruce Decker
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Cruising Forum
Topic: GB 32 Storage
Replies: 5
Views: 1175

There is a beautiful 36' GB woodie, 1971 I believe that is for sale in our marina - asking $40,000 - very nice condition - just thought you might want to take a look. I can get you the contact info if you are interested.
by Bruce Decker
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Cracked Keel
Replies: 2
Views: 616

My Keel cracked from water freezing over the winter during seasonal storage. Turns out there was a previous repair that was not the best. The keel is hollow with some hard foam/cellular material inside. This was about eight feet from the stern. To repair I removes all the loose fiberglass from the p...
by Bruce Decker
Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Zodiac inflatable repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1245

After trying heat, solvents and mechanical devices I am ready to give up and look for a new dinghy. I have read many posts about this and there seems to be many opinions. Just wondering if anyone has a new great solution as to what to buy. I will be keeping it on the aft cabin roof and will be launc...
by Bruce Decker
Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Zodiac inflatable repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1245

Dave - thanks for the offer - I might take you up on it - there is a lack of inflatable repair facilities around here.

I attempted the heat gun approach and got nowhere fast. just started to melt the vinyl. Unless Dave's or Bob's contacts pan out it looks like a new RIB is in the future.
by Bruce Decker
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Zodiac inflatable repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1245

Thanks all for the suggestions. I'll call the Seattle folks to see what they suggest. Yes, this thing is glued together very very well. I've tried the thin putty knives but maybe I just didn't put enough "oomph" into it. It looked like I was cutting into the vinyl. Some type of solvent wou...
by Bruce Decker
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Photos - Repairs & Outfitting Projects
Topic: Zodiac inflatable repair
Replies: 13
Views: 1245

Zodiac inflatable repair

Help!!! I inherited a Zodiac inflatable w/ the purchase of Elizabeth and knew it was in rough shape; just how bad I didn't appreciate until late last year. The bottom 1/3 of the wood transom is totally rotted away. I would like to rebuild it as the rest of the inflatable is serviceable. Has anyone a...
by Bruce Decker
Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Moisture under the bunk
Replies: 18
Views: 1028

There is another product called Dri-Dek Panels made by Kendall Products (http://www.dri-dek.com/). Very similiar to the Hypervent I would guess. West Marine sells it. They are 12"X12" panels, vinal plastic, easy to cut if needed. We purchased it for use under the cushion that covers the po...
by Bruce Decker
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Repair Questions
Topic: Flexing in a 'glass hull, proper blocking
Replies: 6
Views: 535

I have been told by numerous boating and yard people that fiberglass hulls flex when out of water which is one of the reasons one never aligns the prop shaft and transmission until the boat is back in the water and is allowed to re-shape itself for a day or two.
by Bruce Decker
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: East Coast Cruising
Topic: Little Loop
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

Here is the web site for the NYS Canal System cruising guide.

http://www.nyscanals.gov/exvac/cguide/index.html
by Bruce Decker
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: East Coast Cruising
Topic: Charts needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Here is the web address for the cruising guide -
http://www.nyscanals.gov/exvac/cguide/index.html

Good luck and have fun!
by Bruce Decker
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: East Coast Cruising
Topic: Little Loop
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

The Richardson Cruising Guides to the Great Lakes are pretty handy to have. If you are planning on cruising the New York State Canal system there is a very good cruising guide published by New York State that covers everything except the Hudson River. They are available on-line I believe, google NYS...