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Messages - Ron Hill

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Main Message Board / Re: Mast Refinish
« on: Yesterday at 02:54:57 PM »
Bill : You have a mast that does NOT require maintenance like a painted mast.  After I come down from the top of my white painted mast - my legs and shorts are WHITE!!  :cry4`  I did promise my 1st Mate that I would stop going up a mast when I'm 90 - FYI, not that far away!!    :shock:

Stu : Have had white autos since 1995 and LOVE them!!  Just feel your tan deck (when the sun is out) and then your white deck - quite a difference!!!  Where you are now is GREAT for a colored deck.  YES, My boat My choice!!   

A few thoughts 

Main Message Board / Re: Mast Refinish
« on: December 09, 2019, 03:22:38 PM »
Bill : Any colored anti skid draws more heat in the summer and is hard to match touchup!!! 
Look at any Hinkley or an old Bristol and they all have a white topside anti skid! 

A thought 

Main Message Board / Re: C34MkII fuel tank maintenance
« on: December 08, 2019, 02:39:57 PM »
Breaking : If you only have 5 gals of fuel in your tank - I'd remove it this spring before launch, clean it, reinstall and then you know that you have a clean tank.  Not that much work!!
I've known C34 owners that have had their flex hoses NOT attached and that could? have been JonW's problem which allowed all that sludge on the very bottom to accumulate!!

A few thoughts 

Main Message Board / Re: Mast Refinish
« on: December 08, 2019, 02:21:34 PM »
Bill : There are two things that I regret getting on my boat (for EXTRA cost) is the painted mast (maintenance) and the gray (rather than white) anti-skid deck - heat!!   :cry4`

Personally, I'd put a coat of good metal Wax on your unpainted mast and leave it as is!!

My thought 

Main Message Board / Re: Rudder blisters
« on: December 06, 2019, 02:02:56 PM »
Chris : I'll guess that your rust stains are coming from the top were the stainless column enters the rudder layup!! That's why I poured some of the "Gulvit" into the center and then later sealed around outside where the column enters the layup. 
You need to drill A HOLE OR TWO IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RUDDER, JUST AFT OF WHERE THE COLUMN IS. That is the grid location.

A few thoughts

Main Message Board / Re: New sails Experiences/Recommendations
« on: December 03, 2019, 02:51:36 PM »
Patches : Ulman did a great headsail (Laminate, leach & foot lines, and foam luff) for me. Now is definitely the time of year to by sails!!

Good Luck Shopping,  A thought

Main Message Board / Re: New Dodger
« on: November 23, 2019, 01:50:12 PM »
Guys : For safety, you can't have too many handles on the outside of your dodger  - both sides and aft as well!!

A thought   :clap

Main Message Board / Re: New sails Experiences/Recommendations
« on: November 23, 2019, 01:38:38 PM »
Guys : After you wrap the sheets around the rolled genoa 3/4 times, also make sure that you tighten the sheet lines and furling line so there isn't any slack in either!!  You can also tie a separate line around the furled wrap!

A thought

Main Message Board / Re: stored bow down
« on: November 20, 2019, 03:08:36 PM »
Guys : We have published owners manuals here on line. I don't believe that the cradle design change for the MkI Hulls 1986 thru 1994!!

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Main Message Board / Re: outhaul car
« on: November 20, 2019, 03:03:21 PM »
Dwight : NO CAR on the MKI !!  Just attach the outhaul clevis to the cringle on the clue of the Mainsail !!
You might want to read thru your owners manual or the one provided on line or in the posts above.

A thought   :thumb:

Main Message Board / Re: Winterization anit-freeze for two winters
« on: November 19, 2019, 04:30:34 PM »
Guys : I posted (many years ago) to remove the impeller, inspect it and I squirt it with silicone to keep it nimble. Then in the spring turn it around so the blades get to bend in the opposite direction than they did the previous year!!

A few thoughts  :thumb:

Main Message Board / Re: stored bow down
« on: November 17, 2019, 04:45:14 PM »
Becki : Go to your owners manual page 5.2   It shows the measurements of the shipping cradle.  Measure and you can confirm if the boat is? or is not? in the cradle correctly!! 
The bow should be 5' 5" ground to pad and the stern should be 4' 11" ground to pad!
The bow cradle verticals are angled inward and the stern verticals are straight.

You should show the yard manager a picture of that page.

Guys: You should always keep a picture of that page onboard to show the yard - so they know where to position the lifting straps!!   I have placed "lifting decals" on the hull just under the rub rail -easily done!

A few thoughts

Main Message Board / Re: Water Heater Question
« on: November 14, 2019, 03:11:13 PM »
Guys : What Ken is talking about in the WH "back flow" prevention valve is "run-a-way" overheating when you are plugged into shore power!   :cry4`

A thought

Main Message Board / Re: Water Heater Question
« on: November 12, 2019, 02:54:09 PM »
Breaking : It takes me less than 15 minutes to winterize the WH - rather than screwing around with new plumbing!! 

As Stu says "your boat- your choice" !!
A thought

Main Message Board / Re: New Dodger
« on: November 12, 2019, 02:50:47 PM »
Cliff : If you want zippers to last (damage from the UV) use black zippers NOT white.

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