Zen and the art of sailboat maintenance


Zen and the art of sailboat maintenance

Take the best option on sailboat maintenance. Do it yourself, with the help of others.

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Mold Solutions?

Started by Donna. Last reply by Donna Aug 21, 2010. 9 Replies

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Comment by Terri on November 1, 2009 at 1:17pm
Oh...oh... I think I have barnicles and other critters clogging my galley (never used, kept seacock closed) thru hull. Tried to winterize...poured about 6oz pink stuff down....only a bit when down, rest pooled in sink. Think they were painted in spring. Will check at haul out in a week or so and do the screwdriver scrap I guess...any suggestions??? Thank you
Comment by h on September 23, 2009 at 7:21pm
See the free PC based Chart Plotter Discussion Forum I started above.

If you are using these PC based software and charts, please share your experience with it.
Comment by LOLA on June 17, 2009 at 8:47pm
Hey Pete some great racing pictures just posted
Comment by PCarrico on June 17, 2009 at 8:39pm
Hauled the big Z today. Only about a million little barnacles on the Baltoplate.
They'll all scrape off, then we wetsand, more paint then wetsand some more...
Comment by h on June 17, 2009 at 7:08pm

Watch out for those picture frames.

Anything else that is fragile will brake in a boat.

Have fun. We like to hear that you are having fun sailing, not only maintaining the boat.
Comment by LOLA on June 16, 2009 at 10:25pm
Hey Pete got company this week, but after leave I will be taught by my First Mate Lisa, an experienced sailor who teaches...
Comment by PCarrico on June 16, 2009 at 10:15pm
Lola, you must be busy sailing.
Hopefully so...
Comment by Terri on June 11, 2009 at 7:37pm
Hooray for you! About time!!! Hope nice weather for weekend for you and first mate! I think i'll have to wait till next weekend to sail :-(
Comment by LOLA on June 11, 2009 at 6:58pm
Picking up the boat tomorrow...yippie
Comment by LOLA on June 11, 2009 at 8:54am
The Campbell did not work for me so went w a Mich sailor prop

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