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Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-03-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By Brent Swain
The needle scaler ,at 90 PSI, works great. Leave...

The needle scaler ,at 90 PSI, works great. Leave it on one spot, and it gets cleaner and cleaner,until it looks shotblasted.
No dust, which lets you use it inside.
I sharpened the needles on mine,...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-03-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,855
Posted By Brent Swain
I have done many trips to the South Pacific in my...

I have done many trips to the South Pacific in my steel boats. When my decks were beige , here in BC, it was no problem. I could walk barefoot on them any time, even in summer heat.Not so in the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 09-19-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,855
Posted By Brent Swain
I got my hookah compressor to do some...

I got my hookah compressor to do some sandblasting, very slow at 90PSI.
I checked out air needle scalers, and found they only need 90 PSI at 2,5CFM, and only cost from $40 to $100 ,while electric...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-23-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,855
Posted By Brent Swain
Great post! Yes for 95% of what most boats are...

Great post!
Yes for 95% of what most boats are used for , two week summer cruises, and occasional weekend cruises , plastic boats are perfect.
For such rare use,especially in warm dry climates...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-22-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,855
Posted By Brent Swain
I just met another fibreglass boat which had hit...

I just met another fibreglass boat which had hit a rock, and had major water coming in.
That makes 4 so far this summer. Luckily, I had an under water epoxy stick to prevent him from sinking,...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-06-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,855
Posted By Brent Swain
For a good comparison between cruising in steel ...

For a good comparison between cruising in steel read Bernard Moitessiers books " Cape Horn the Logical Route" and "The long way"
He has less trouble rounding the horn and circumnavigating in the...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-05-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,855
Posted By Brent Swain
The more you cruise, the greater your odds of...

The more you cruise, the greater your odds of having an "Incident." I have been cruising full time for most of the last 40 years.
"If you aint been aground you aint been around."
Many...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 08-03-2016, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,855
Posted By Brent Swain
The first 36 ft steel boat I built spent 16 days...

The first 36 ft steel boat I built spent 16 days pounding in up to 12 ft surf on the west coast of Baja, and was pulled of thru 12 ft surf ,being lifted and dropped that distance on hard packed...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-17-2016, 11:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,855
Posted By Brent Swain
Yes, the most important paint you can put on a...

Yes, the most important paint you can put on a steel boat is inside, something which is often sorely neglected on many steel boats ,including most commercially built ones around here. There is no...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-09-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,855
Posted By Brent Swain
Having lived on , built and cruised full time on...

Having lived on , built and cruised full time on steel boats for 40 years, I also know a bit about steel boats, from first hand experience,m not speculation.
When the zincs are gone ,the corrosion...
Forum: General Cruising Forum 07-08-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,855
Posted By Brent Swain
[QUOTE=capta;35975]No one has mentioned the...

[QUOTE=capta;35975]No one has mentioned the electrolysis you have with bare steel. If you should lose any paint underwater you must haul immediately and recover the bare steel.
/QUOTE]

The...
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