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by jralbert
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck Restoration
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Carl: The plasteak people make a plastic underlay which is what I used on the bow pulpit and screw the planks to it. Very workable. And indestructible. Don't know the thickness but the website will have it, of course. You won't have to be cutting heavy sheets of aluminum with this stuff and cutting ...
by jralbert
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck Restoration
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Aft Deck Restoration

I forgot about PlasDeck. Very versatile and good looking. You could put that stuff down, tell everyone it's teak and they may never know it's not. But you will when they are scrubbing, bleaching, clear-sealing teak and you are watching pretty girls while pretending to read about medieval history.
by jralbert
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Aft Deck Restoration
Replies: 26
Views: 676

Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Two things: agree with Busia that screwing down the decking is much, much preferable than permanently affixing it by welding. It's something you want the option to more easily remove if and when. Second: teak is gorgeous and very rich looking. But it requires a huge investment in time annually unles...
by jralbert
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Marinette Admin Notices
Topic: File Uploads
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: File Uploads

nice/thank you
by jralbert
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Understanding the CAPAC
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: Understanding the CAPAC

thank god it's posted for all the world to see and I don't have to plow through that project again :-
:twisted:
But most important, happy to get the info out for all the fine boaters on this board
by jralbert
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Understanding the CAPAC
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: Understanding the CAPAC

check the attachments - lots of pages but here is the Capac Manual. The site wouldn't let me upload PDF's so here is a jpg version. Sorry if the print is light.
by jralbert
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Through Hulls
Topic: Understanding the CAPAC
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: Understanding the CAPAC

Carl..I'll attempt this but I can't conjure up all the tech detail. Yes, it''s a thru hull, usually mounted (at least it was in the '88 FBS model I had and others where the helm was port side) aft of mid=-ships on the port side. It measure the electrical potential of the hull using a silver/silver c...
by jralbert
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Before and After Topside Color Scheme
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: Before and After Topside Color Scheme

Good luck, Carl, with the painting project. A few suggestions: First, prep is everything and I'm sure by now you've read enough to know the basic rules of getting a protective skin on the aluminum very quickly after sanding or blasting - within hours. Manufacturers, such as the Awl-Grip people (who ...
by jralbert
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Before and After Topside Color Scheme
Replies: 12
Views: 344

Re: Before and After Topside Color Scheme

Good luck, Carl, with the painting project. A few suggestions: First, prep is everything and I'm sure by now you've read enough to know the basic rules of getting a protective skin on the aluminum very quickly after sanding or blasting - within hours. Manufacturers, such as the Awl-Grip people (who ...
by jralbert
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Hull Plugs
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Hull Plugs

This query is way off the boating topic but is related to threads so while you're in a thread frame of mind, I'll ask: I am screwing some galvanized pipe together (to mount my my backyard weather station) and want to freeze the fitting in place once I've adjusted them. Would that be pipe dope or som...

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