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by jralbert
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Understanding the CAPAC
Replies: 31
Views: 25155

Re: Understanding the CAPAC

I believe Jeff may have made one of these and posted. It was, as I recall, a very simple setup that you dropped overboard and got a quick reading on a voltmeter. It is not good, however, to use as troll bait for rockfish.
by jralbert
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sunken 32`
Replies: 111
Views: 42563

Re: Sunken 32`

go ahead with a selection of pix..they are always instructive. Aim, focus, shoot
by jralbert
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Seacoat Sea-speed bottom paint
Replies: 19
Views: 1973

Re: Seacoat Sea-speed bottom paint

If coal tar is rough, it is likely to slow you down. That's a huge fuel penalty. Maybe it's good anti slime, anti barnacle but the speed issue weighs heavily in considering the product
by jralbert
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sunken 32`
Replies: 111
Views: 42563

Re: Sunken 32`

I don't think "the minute after" is a required standard..but certainly within a few hours or less. Your best guide: your paint mfr's tech people.
I do think priming the next day is too long a wait. IMHO
by jralbert
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sunken 32`
Replies: 111
Views: 42563

Re: Sunken 32`

blasting took 7.5 hours....so how are you supposed to get paint on a hull after 7.5 hours of blasting and then an hour of soap and water wash? Easy..you tell the marina to be damn sure to have someone on hand when the blasting ends and get a coat of primer on there and and then. NOT the next day. S...
by jralbert
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Sunken 32`
Replies: 111
Views: 42563

Re: Sunken 32`

Point to consider that you may have planned for - I Hope. Once taken down to bare aluminimum you must prime the hull asap.within hours. a day is too late because it begins to skin coat almost immed which means paint won't stick. So, it appears you have work to do (welding) ..but before applying any ...
by jralbert
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Seacoat Sea-speed bottom paint
Replies: 19
Views: 1973

Re: Seacoat Sea-speed bottom paint

Brain fart - I couldn't think of the name TriLux but that was the paint I was referring to as having reformulated and doing a superior job. I would not for a second believe any claim of "ten year paint". Sorry to be a doubter. I put their copy (lifted from their web site) below. And notice...
by jralbert
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Seacoat Sea-speed bottom paint
Replies: 19
Views: 1973

Re: Seacoat Sea-speed bottom paint

The best speed enhancer if that's what you're trying to achieve (and you should for your wallet's sake) is a clean bottom, free from algae and barnacles. If that paint does it well (discourage growth) then it's ok. What I have encouraged on the board is to do actual comparison tests and see what wor...
by jralbert
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bridge gauges
Replies: 12
Views: 2519

Re: Bridge gauges

each helm is wired individually and do not depend on each other for the boat to run. Agree. But one problem is, of course, if you leave one helm running and turn off the other, it's still running. I left the FB ignition on for one or two weeks once. Turned off the cabin, forgot and went home. whoop...
by jralbert
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Cabin and Interior
Topic: exterior flooring suggestions needed
Replies: 18
Views: 2931

Re: exterior flooring suggestions needed

PICTURES: When creating or replying to a post you'll see below, at the center of the message message a field for full editor. Click on that and that will bring up a tab "Attachments" down to the left side. Click on attachments and that will give you a fairly self-explanatory path to attach...

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