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by gunner
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Cracker Larry's Corner: Boat Repair and Rebuild Support
Topic: 16.5 Peterborough cedar strip ronabout
Replies: 0
Views: 422

16.5 Peterborough cedar strip ronabout

Several weeks ago we picked up a peterborough that was stored from 1963 to present on a trailer in an enthusiasts garaage. It appreciate basically whole with no necessity to replace any planking. Looks like the E inner keele has a rotted area where water collected on the port side. Needs four ribs i...
by gunner
Thu May 06, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: "Best" first sailboat??
Replies: 12
Views: 1332

Re: "Best" first sailboat??

A lot depends on whether your friend wants to get wet frequently ( laser/laser 2/Sunfish or moonfish) or stay reasonably dry (snipe/wayfarer/C13 ect) Also is he going to sail alone or with another. I own severalsets of powerboat plans from here. Got re hooked on sailing and now sail two different on...
by gunner
Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Merry Christmas...Happy Holidays
Replies: 20
Views: 1567

Merry Christmas to all. Its a white Christmas here in Ontario. We had about a 10 inch fall at our place last nite. Some very light rain but it will be white as temperatures will drop tonite.

Everyone be safe. The gift of grace gives each of us hope!
by gunner
Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: CR13 - deck stepped mast
Replies: 3
Views: 718

lost a stay on my Siren 17 last summer in high winds. made for an exciting day.
by gunner
Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Snow in the NC Smokies
Replies: 28
Views: 2330

I purposely have not changed to the winter rims and tires on my truck so it does come(lol). We would not open even weekends until December anyway due to the daily labor cost. I am looking forward to the extra money the season brings as net of taxes, equipment replacement and gas all the extra earnin...
by gunner
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Snow in the NC Smokies
Replies: 28
Views: 2330

I taught a program at the ski resort for the Patrol last nite. It was snowing when we left. Tonite they will play with the fan guns and lay up some "whales" near the hotel to use for the promotional "rail jam" during the ski swap November 9. Same every good lite next week. We opened the earliest eve...
by gunner
Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Epoxy and ABS plastic?
Replies: 11
Views: 4608

when we took out docks last weekend at the sailing club a member took away some of the float cubes to "weld" as they have holes in them. Thaey showed me some that were fixed two yewars ago that did service all this season from may 1 to now.. They use some sort of a heat welding process.
by gunner
Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: why buy a 4 stroke?
Replies: 110
Views: 14532

I have a "cranky" yamaha 2 stroke 4 hp on my sailboat. I envy my cubmates with their older MErc and OMC engine. Use it seldom, enen usually dock under sail. It runs well when started but its never a first pull thing. I'll be looking this winter for an older aux engine.
by gunner
Fri Sep 12, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: SB18 Keel lifting without using the boom
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

My 30 plus year old siren uses a small winch not unlike that on a boat trailer to lift the falsekeel/centerbaord. Could some adaptation help. Mine always works wekk- the assembly is about 130 pounds.
by gunner
Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: FS14 layout question
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

There is an FS 14 in the gallery set up in a center console fasion with a sole. What you are suggesting is not much different.