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by Fifty Plus
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Where to buy boat insurance?
Replies: 19
Views: 10028

Re: Where to buy boat insurance?

A CO detector registers carbon monoxide, a smoke detector registers smoke and fire. A CO detector has a shelf life after which it must be replaced. I also have an explosive fume detector for LP gas, gasoline, butane(lighters), hydrogen gas(from charging batteries). These can be bought with or withou...
by Fifty Plus
Sun May 16, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Electric Power & Systems
Topic: Battery Charger?
Replies: 27
Views: 11236

Re: Battery Charger?

I used a Charles 2000SP 15 amp charger on Fifty Plus.

http://www.charlesindustries.com/Marine ... lowres.pdf

I think the numbers are correct for your battery.
I use it on 2 battey banks and it has worked very well.
by Fifty Plus
Sat May 15, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Power-Row Skiff 13 1/2
Replies: 619
Views: 52622

Re: Power-Row Skiff 13 1/2

Now thats :lol: :lol:
by Fifty Plus
Wed May 12, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: 240 Grit
Replies: 6
Views: 2419

Re: 240 Grit

I would use the 80 to give a "tooth" for bonding.
by Fifty Plus
Tue May 04, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neverending saga
Replies: 488
Views: 47156

Re: 10 Months 3 days + 656 hours = 27 days to launch

I started when I was 54, and soon discovered that if everything was made perfect I might be gone before I finished. So.. I made everything simple and solid, and saved the time to make perfect for using the boat. This allowed me to finish in 5 years with what I call work boat finish. For me, perfecti...
by Fifty Plus
Mon May 03, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Sailboats
Topic: Sea Cocks
Replies: 12
Views: 2615

Re: Sea Cocks

I used a Forespar Marelon seacock with a scoop strainer to avoid corrosion. It works smothly. In the fall I remove the scoop and take out the zebras. I have a Vetus strainer on the engine cooling water, and in the fall I get about a dozen zebras out that are very small but too big to pass the strain...
by Fifty Plus
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: Using epoxy to seal wood floor.
Replies: 9
Views: 2934

Re: Using epoxy to seal wood floor.

I would use somethng like "Shark Grip" in the varnish. SG is polypropelene (sp?) micro-spheres which have a density that allows them to mix and stay mixed for better spreading. Put in the last coat of varnish may give to sharp of a surface. You may want to put on another coat to make it more comfort...
by Fifty Plus
Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: To Old?
Replies: 9
Views: 2526

Re: To Old?

It's good, go ahead and use it :)
by Fifty Plus
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: build your dream boat #7
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: build your dream boat #7

I don't care who you are, that's :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Fifty Plus
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Varnish Sags
Replies: 3
Views: 1473

Re: Varnish Sags

As far as I know varnish sags for one reason.... too thick of a coat.
Brush it out as thin as possible, many very thin coats should avoid sags :(
by Fifty Plus
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Fastener Kits & Books
Replies: 13
Views: 4915

Re: Fastener Kits & Books

Mike
Just audio no video. After you hear it , you will have lots more to read and research :D
by Fifty Plus
Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Fastener Kits & Books
Replies: 13
Views: 4915

Re: Fastener Kits & Books

Mike I will leave the answer about the fasteners to those with experience. BWP and IMI would be considered the "texts" for sure, and BN, HTFABB are very good as well. I may be biased, but I would like to think that the "teleseminar" is a good source as well. :) :shock: As much info as possible is al...
by Fifty Plus
Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: West system 207 hardener?
Replies: 17
Views: 8574

Re: West system 207 hardener?

Billy
Call West Systems at 866-937-8797 and get the info from the experts. :)
by Fifty Plus
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Epoxy
Topic: how much epoxy?
Replies: 10
Views: 3050

Re: how much epoxy?

It sounds about right to me...too much is better than too little :)
I used 45 gal. on Fifty Plus :shock: :)
by Fifty Plus
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Painting
Topic: Bottom painting
Replies: 7
Views: 3423

Re: Bottom painting

You have a good epoxy base, 80 grit sand paper will give the needed tooth for the paint...
I used Petit Trinidad paint.