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by jralbert
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Topside Paint and Preparation
Topic: Topside paint question
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Topside paint question

Painting tip: don;t paint the foredeck glossy white. The sunlight bouncing off that surface can be blinding. Flatten paint in that area. White will still be bright but not as reflective. Or go with another,darker color in that region
by jralbert
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Source for 5/8" starboard marine anti slip
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Source for 5/8" starboard marine anti slip

My choice for look good, very low maintenance, easy to cut, last forever material is Plasteak (akron, OH) with a plastic sheet underlay for added rigidness (Plasteak planks themselves flex across an open span). I used it only for bow pulpit and was going to replace back deck with it but sold the boa...
by jralbert
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bimini Top
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Bimini Top

Long, long time ago there was an upholsterer in Louisville who did a lot of M's but since the tubing can vary, you'll have to use a custom top maker. Go w/Sunbrella which lasts and cleans up well. I'd advise using the best thread since that's the thing that unravels under the punishment of the sun a...
by jralbert
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Models
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: Models

That is the Flybridge Sedan model, virtually identical to the '88 boat I formerly owned.
by jralbert
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Models
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: Models

Photo?
by jralbert
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Corrosion
Topic: 1985 Sportsman Restoration Beginning
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: 1985 Sportsman Restoration Beginning

From experience questions 1 and 2 are totally unimportant. Skip first to question 3 and do what wife says. Always.
(and yes, it's stainless steel hardware)
by jralbert
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Block Heater
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Block Heater

Are you trying to use the boat in the winter months? Anti-freeze not a better (and fail-safe) option for you?
by jralbert
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 39 Sedan purchase & transport
Replies: 22
Views: 531

Re: 39 Sedan purchase & transport

Bridge removal advice from postings here over the years: Mark/label every blessed wire -both sides, of course. Some have described tying it down tight on a carpeted foredeck.
by jralbert
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Vendors
Topic: LED Light Bulbs
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: ELECTICAL

I replaced the automobile type 12v bulbs in the "can" fixtures in the early 1990's when LED's were a novelty and expensive. Made a great, low-draw night light. For illumination, the early ones were dim. Today, the technology has raced forward, the bulbs are widely available and inexpensive.
by jralbert
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Michigan surveyor
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Michigan surveyor

When I needed a surveyor eons ago, Boat US (my choice for insurer) had a list of qualified surveyors in my area. Agree on the contract clause and also recommend that the surveyor be on the no-nonsense, strict side and, of course, that the seller/broker had no hand in selection. (chuckling at the imp...

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