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by Dan Corcoran
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: clearcoat on sprit failing
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

Re: clearcoat on sprit failing

My clear coat has also peeled off in different places. I am thinking of using the Awlgrip blue paint I already have (blue hull) for touch ups, and painting the end of the pole affected. Anyone have knowledge of how to prep the pole before putting down primer? It looks like I should not be using sand...
by Dan Corcoran
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat Bottom Basics
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Boat Bottom Basics

Thank you!
by Dan Corcoran
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat Bottom Basics
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Boat Bottom Basics

I have a small bit of exposed keel, and on the hull I have a few blisters next to each other. What are the recommended products to build up new coats of protection after I strip it away?
by Dan Corcoran
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat Storage, water question
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Boat Storage, water question

Thank you for all this good information. I am going to go looking for that Dam next, if I can get to it with cover on.

With heavy rains, I had to pump water out again last weekend. In just two weeks the water filled about 80% of the two compartments aft of the bilge, total 14 gallons removed.

Dan
by Dan Corcoran
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Racing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Instrument updates
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Instrument updates

I upgraded to B&G H5000 and Zeus 3 in 2017. You can give me a call, Saturday or another time. Bill Kneller is in the process of a B&G upgrade this winter and really knows this stuff just as well. There is a detailed article on my J/109 B&G refit in the February 2018 edition of Practical Sailor Magaz...
by Dan Corcoran
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Events & Scheduling
Topic: 2 boat spring tune up?
Replies: 0
Views: 103

2 boat spring tune up?

Anyone on long island sound interested in meeting me mid sound for a 2 boat tune-up this spring?

Dan
Strider
by Dan Corcoran
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat Storage, water question
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Boat Storage, water question

Will do. Thank you
by Dan Corcoran
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat Storage, water question
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Boat Storage, water question

A couple more gallons. The boat is covered, there is just no place for rain to come in except down the mast. Why gallons ???

The humidity is really high, at 71% maybe its sweating?
by Dan Corcoran
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Events & Scheduling
Topic: Compete for the greatest sailing prize for Long Island Sound in 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Compete for the greatest sailing prize for Long Island Sound in 2019

Yes, that would be Lloyd Harbor's "Race for the Case" Regatta May 18th & 19th of 2019. The prize, is a premium case of rum. The prestigious Lloyd Harbor Yacht Club is frequently berated for its naked attempts at luring sailors from 100's of miles with the prize, timing, and design of this regatta. W...
by Dan Corcoran
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Boat Storage, water question
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Boat Storage, water question

First season storing Strider mast up. Was shocked to find 5 gallons of water in the bilge after one week of rain (bilge switch is off, canvas cover on). Is this normal??? Stored in Huntington, NY
by Dan Corcoran
Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Crew Position Wanted/Available
Topic: Looking for 2019 Crew now
Replies: 0
Views: 334

Looking for 2019 Crew now

Team Strider looking for 3-4 crew in 2019. Strider is based in Huntington, NY, one of the best sailing communities on Long Island, within reasonable distance of the railroad station in Huntington, NY. Our crew hails from Long Island, NYC, and New Jersey - possibly you can get a ride. We travel to sa...
by Dan Corcoran
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: water hose from deck to gland
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

Re: water hose from deck to gland

This is great. I hope this forum post helps many of us. Thank you
by Dan Corcoran
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Harken Backstay Adjuster
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: Harken Backstay Adjuster

Since the original rod from the stern to the backstay is required equipment, the installation and positioning really have no options except maybe to have the handle pull back into the cockpit (default) or to the side (extra hardware) The installation does require the backstay shortened. After doing ...
by Dan Corcoran
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: Nut falling off Gooseneck / unsure what to do
Replies: 6
Views: 1069

Re: Nut falling off Gooseneck / unsure what to do

David Lively from Sparcraft says the replacement one's available don't have a hole. I wonder if I can drill a hole without damaging threads?
by Dan Corcoran
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance Topics
Topic: water hose from deck to gland
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

water hose from deck to gland

Water Hose Replacement ------------------------------- The 1 1/2 inch groovy white flexible water hose on the starboard side cracked in four places along a seam as I added water to the port side gland. Filling up one gland potentially trapped air and compressed the air in the other to the point of b...