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by Mark Chadwick
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Vloging My Build
Replies: 8
Views: 3301

Re: Vloging My Build

Definitely watching!
by Mark Chadwick
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Prayer Request for vupilot
Replies: 67
Views: 19816

Re: Prayer Request for vupilot

Hi Chris

We met at a couple of the Gatherings but we have missed attending for a few years.

So sorry to hear your news. Please know you and your family are in our prayers!

Mark C

#cancersucks
by Mark Chadwick
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Round over chines
Replies: 6
Views: 2224

Re: Round over chines

Another alternative, which avoids the use of other chemicals....but needs equipment is to vacuum bag it. Not saying it is cheap and/or easy!


BTW - Hi Stuart! How is she coming? Water this year?
by Mark Chadwick
Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Gathering 2016
Topic: G-10
Replies: 330
Views: 89275

Re: G-10

Hi Folks

We have missed a few years because of my work. My wife and I both missed the trip down to attend. I really hope, if I start planning now, we can make it for G10.

I would be bringing my Bull's Eye - Sparrow.

Hope I won't be the only sail in sight!

Cheers

Mark C
by Mark Chadwick
Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-l 14 mast ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4421

Re: Glen-l 14 mast ?

Hi Dave One thing to keep in mind in addition to the weight. On my Bull's Eye I used an aluminum extrusion mast for weight and simplicity. Thing to remember.....aluminum masts don't FLOAT!! If capsized the boat will tend to turtle. You need to add floatation to the mast extrusion to keep the mast fl...
by Mark Chadwick
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L 25 cabin sole
Replies: 1
Views: 1528

Re: Glen-L 25 cabin sole

Look beautiful Stuart!
by Mark Chadwick
Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Halyard Block Question? New Sailor!
Replies: 4
Views: 2094

Re: Halyard Block Question? New Sailor!

Getting the fixed bail on the block off the mast will save your varnish!

Even the same block with a pin/shackle instead of the fixed would help some.

Cheers

Mark C
by Mark Chadwick
Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Glen-L25 bow roller
Replies: 5
Views: 2251

Re: Glen-L25 bow roller

Looking good Stuart!!

For bedding compound did you look at 3M 5200?

Cheers

Mark C
by Mark Chadwick
Wed Oct 01, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Filter
Replies: 4
Views: 2722

Re: Filter

Hi Stuart It has been a crazy year for me at work and I'm only just getting around to catching up on the forum. I missed The Gathering again this year because of work :( On the other hand....we are just back from a bare-boat charter in Greece. We had a Beneteau 37 for a week so I can't complain too ...
by Mark Chadwick
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:11 am
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: The Dinner Table
Replies: 9
Views: 2933

Re: The Dinner Table

Hi

Glad they worked for you. Some folks complain Lee Valley tools/hardware is expensive, but I don't think I have ever been disappointed with anything I have purchased from them.

They are a great resource.

Cheers

Mark C
by Mark Chadwick
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Raising the centre board
Replies: 5
Views: 2378

Re: Raising the centre board

Hi Stuart I would imagine you will not need to do it very often. If you are sailing in Lake Ontario out of a marina, it will likely be perhaps only around put in/haul out for trailering or winter storage. Do you plan to trailer launch or use a marina/yacht club and their crane or travel lift? I don'...
by Mark Chadwick
Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: The Dinner Table
Replies: 9
Views: 2933

Re: The Dinner Table

Hi Stuart Most transom motors are bracket mounted as per the type spoken of earlier in the thread. I can't say I have seen one on a sailboat ever connected to the tiller/rudder. Most people simply pretend the outboard is an inboard by locking it more or less straight ahead and using the tiller rudde...
by Mark Chadwick
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: The Dinner Table
Replies: 9
Views: 2933

Re: The Dinner Table

Hi Stuart

Just catching up on your pictures - looks wonderful! Thinking this spring for launch?

You didn't mention how you wanted to flip the leaf for the table but this might be an idea?

http://www.leevalley.com/en/Hardware/pa ... 41261&ap=1

Cheers

Mark C
by Mark Chadwick
Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Francis Drake build
Replies: 26
Views: 7010

Re: Francis Drake build

Mark, when you dealt with noah's, did you have any issues with the quality of the lumber they sent you? I will have a 15000 dollar order to them in the spring for the francis drake hull......as far as I know they are the only marine lumber shop in canada that handles the east coast. My experience w...
by Mark Chadwick
Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Step 1, Obtain plans
Replies: 7
Views: 2946

Re: Step 1, Obtain plans

Yes!! Had a single mast on a Beneteau 43 in the BVI, and when the wind piped up, and running the toe rail close to the water it was way more than enough for some of my family - the rest of us had a blast though :D More masts means more complexity and more options, but in a boat under 20ft I just don...