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    How To Use Elastic Vinyl Repair Tape

    October 19, 2019


    Hey guys, this is Seth with www.repairmymoonwalk.com. Today I was going to show ya’ll our repair
    tape. The repair tape that we have we have in various
    quantities to suit your needs. I’m going to show ya’ll what quantities we
    have so you can best decide what you require. So the first thing that we have here is the
    biggest you can order this, again, from repairmymoonwalk.com. this is three inches by five feet long. It’s on a spool I’ll take it out and show
    ya’ll real quick. So if you look here it’s on a spool. Again, this is three inches by five feet long. It’s got an alcohol prep pad and instructions
    for use. That is a little bit bigger, and it can be
    cut up into small sections if you need it. The next is the smaller box. This has a three inch by twelve inch long
    strip inside of it as well as various smaller patches already cut up for you. So if you think that you need one unit repaired
    you can keep one for each unit. Whatever you need. We also sell a six inch by twelve inch sheet
    and this is all that you get right here and this might be all that you need. You can cut smaller squares out of it. Any shape or size you need to cut out of this
    you can. Again, we don’t want to sell you something
    that you don’t need so we can sell you exactly what you need as a company. We also have a three inch by twelve inch strip. This is the smallest that we sell but again,
    might be all that you need. Alright guys, so I’m going to be showing you
    what we’re going to be doing here today. The first repair that I’m going to be showing
    you is a simple tear of 18 ounce vinyl. And again this is standard 18 ounce vinyl
    that you find on your jumpers. And then we also have, again, 18 ounce vinyl
    and 18 ounce vinyl. This is just a mock up of a seam of a jumper,
    bounce house, slide, whatever, and I’m going to show you how to patch a seam. So I’m going to show ya’ll this material,
    it’s very stretchy and very elastic but it’s also very strong . So we’re going to show
    you right here this is just a pen. All the way down it won’t even poke through. This is the first one that I had shown you. This is the 18 ounce vinyl with the tear and
    I’m going to show you how to patch that. So the first thing i’m going to do is I have
    my three inch by twelve inch strip. What I’m going to do is I’m going to take
    it and I’m going to cut a square. It’s always best if you round the tips or
    the square to make it more of a circle edge. All right, so I rounded off the edges a little
    bit more just like that, and I’m going to find the edge there. And just take that across the top. Smooth it down for a second. And there you go. All right, so this is your typical seam application
    and as you can see we already rounded out the edges of this one. So again, I’m going to find the top here. The less you touch it the better. So I had a little bit of a bubble so I peeled
    it up just a little bit, and now I’m going to stretch it back out again. Flatten it out. And that’s how you repair a seam. Some of the benefits of this is that it’s
    transparent so it’ll match what color of vinyl that you’re putting it on. If you’re out on a rental it’s easy to apply
    out on the field. The difference between this and duct tape
    is when you apply the duct tape or glue it’s going to get really messy when you peel it
    off it’s going to leave residue and over time it can really do a number on your vinyl. So if you bring it in to us to get repaired
    we’re going to have to pull off that duct tape and then it’s going to be a hassle and
    it’s going to cost you more money. But if we have the tear aid on it, we’ll just
    pull off the tear aid and get right to the repair. All right guys so that’s how you use our repair
    tape. Those are the functions of the repair tape
    and the quantities of the repair tape. If you have any questions, the information
    is on www.inflateonline.com. We also have a live chat on the website if
    you have any questions. You can give us a call or email us. Also don’t forget to like, comment, and subscribe
    the video. It really helps us out to be able to make
    more videos to help you. And it helps us as well. So if you have any questions, again, don’t
    forget to go to the website. You can order any of the sizes that I’ve shown
    you today and we’ll see you in the next video.

    How to Remove Old Bottom Paint the EASY WAY? Heat gun? Sanding? Sandblasting? Patrick Childress #40
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    How to Remove Old Bottom Paint the EASY WAY? Heat gun? Sanding? Sandblasting? Patrick Childress #40

    October 19, 2019


    today we reconnect the head stay strip
    all bottom paint and what power tools we use well as you can see Patrick’s been doing
    a ton of work to the bottom of the boat more than we ever expected to do but
    it’s all for good reasons so um because we’re getting ready to
    cross the Atlantic Ocean and go to Uruguay and not sure I want to go much
    more south than that because it sounds awful cold I mean I have my requirements
    I offered her a water bottle she’s very sensitive to the cold that wasn’t very well received and
    he says how about we just cuddle underneath the blankets all the time
    every day anyway Rebecca is actually been researching a lot of heating system
    propane diesel you name it so we’ll see what we eventually can wind up with but
    in the meantime I’ve been getting all the paint off the bottom of this boat in
    preparation for new bottom paint so let’s get started I’ll show you what
    we’ve been doing normally if we are going to be hauled out for a week or two
    and I had to disconnect the head and inner forstay to fit on the travel
    lift I would just let them hang off to the side and rely on the spinnaker
    halyard and the running pole topping lift to help hold the mast in place but since
    we’re going to be here for months and months we really don’t know how long I
    want it to put the headstay back in place by putting the head stay back into
    its chain plate and going to the back Stay turnbuckle first I pull the two
    cotter pins and then unscrew the barrel of the turnbuckle just as far as it will
    go without losing the back stay I want to keep some threads inside of that
    barrel but that’ll make it as loose as possible so the mast will go forward
    bend forward fairly easily so I have the spinnaker halyard fastened at the front
    of the boat and cranked down tight and the running pole topping lift is also very
    tight against its bridle which is fastened to the bases of two lifeline
    stanchions all of this to help pull the mast forward just as much as possible so
    that we can set the clevis pin back into the chainplate and then I have a block
    and tackle setup here to the Anchor keeper pulling everything
    forward and down to get that sag out of the head stay and now I have
    it almost aligned it’s got to come down on the block and tackle just a little
    more another half inch first I ease the tension off of the jib halyard then
    tightened down a little bit more on the block and tackle and that gave me just
    the alignment I needed to slip the clevis pin in place and put the cotter
    pin back in its hold to hold everything securely while we’re hauled out and for
    the next several months the staysail will just hang off to the side out of
    the way till we get back into the water there are a lot of projects to be
    completed on this boat over the next several months but the two most major
    projects is to prepare the bottom for the application of Coppercoat, a very
    special antifouling product but that means I need to remove all the old
    antifouling and completely prepare the hull very especially for that
    application and at the same time I’ll be digging into all of these resin blisters
    above and below the waterline and treating those and making everything
    nice solid and secure for future travels across the Atlantic and and we’ll see
    how far south we get but the first major problem is to get rid of all that
    antifouling paint I really wanted to have the boat sandblasted quick and easy
    but sandblasting operations here had made such a tremendous mess of all the
    surrounding boats that they don’t allow sandblasting of boats anymore so I had
    visions of hand scraping with large two-handed scrapers like Brian Rolfe did
    on his 27 foot boat Tarka the adventurers of Tarka a very fun youtube
    channel although those scrapers are available anywhere in the US and just
    about anywhere throughout the Caribbean the largest scraper I could find in
    South Africa was this triangular scraper it just would not do so we had to check
    into other alternatives other methods we tried this
    but this paint is just far too soft it would just plug up 36 grit sandpaper
    instantly and so sanding was not an option to remove the bottom paint so we
    went out and bought two electric paint strippers warning warning using a heat
    gun to remove the bottom paint is Questionable and you should do research
    yourself if this is the best method to remove antifouling paint from your
    sailboat damage to underlying gel coat is a major concern especially with the
    heatgun in the wrong hands due to the area being overheated the substrate
    below may also be affected there are also carcinogenic fumes that are created
    when bottom paint is heated so removing it on a windy day is best
    removal with the lowest possible heat setting is preferable
    these are heaters high temperature heaters that will melt the paint and you
    follow right behind with scrapers and just scrape the adult and paint off of
    the boat a very time-consuming but it was a good thorough method to get most
    of it off this would take at least two weeks of continuous work for two and
    sometimes three men operating the powerful tools so it starts out slow but
    with a little practice each person gets their own routine their own method their
    own way of doing it and they just keep at it all day and on this one all those white spots in
    the off-white spot those are digs there it’s gone a little too deep but it’s
    unavoidable no matter how much practice you have so once all four or five layers
    antifouling paint is off we’ll go back and sand this we won’t have to smoothen
    out all of those digs that is not into gel coat this boat doesn’t have gel coat
    that’s an epoxy layer but these guns are so hot it’s possible to melt your way
    right through the whole boat if you’re not careful so after all the antifouling
    paint all the different layers that was removed from the bottom of this boat I
    took a closer look at the remaining red layer of paint what bits of it there was
    and I could see that there was repairs and patches to the boat this fairing
    compound had been placed over that red and as an experiment I took a rag of
    acetone and wiped the red paint and much to my surprise it came off in the rag
    that is not a good sign if this was any kind of a substantial barrier coat it
    shouldn’t be coming off with acetone so this is a major complication I’m going
    to be putting all kinds of epoxy fillers and epoxy barrier coat back over this
    entire hull so I need a good substrate like this white area that I really
    cleaned up and this means we have to go back and grind everything and get all of
    the red off and down to just the white Epoxy barrier coat
    Sip was just an amazing man he could run that 7 inch grinder overhead all day
    and hardly ever take a break and at the end of the day he still wouldn’t be
    tired so Sip and I both got in here with that 7 inch grinder and spent two days
    just grinding away with 36 grit paper to remove the rest of that red paint and
    then we’d go over the whole thing with a random orbit sander and 40 grit paper
    and that would smoothen everything out get it down to a nice white consistency
    and I think then ready for any other touch-ups in the way of filling up the
    ding and gouges which there weren’t many by
    the time we finished sanded with the 40 grit paper why they’re such a massive
    epoxy barrier coat on this hull is that about 18 years ago the entire hull from
    the waterline down was peeled and re- Fuberglassed that was a process to take care
    of some of the hull blisters at that time but obviously some of them have
    reappeared and that’s what I’m dealing with on this haul out these are most of
    the power tools that we have used while doing the bottom work on this boat all
    the sanding and it’s smoothing out of things but it all starts with this
    transformer the change is 110 to 240 in these four countries it can be anywhere
    in the range of 220 to 240 volts or from 240 to 110 any international boat really
    has to sail with this tool if you bring American tools with you or if you’re a
    foreigner like an Australian going to America and you intend to do any work so
    if your home bought tools don’t match the local AC current this will
    straighten it out for you so anytime we go into a new region with AC 240 current
    I have to change plugs this is a plug from Southeast Asia now
    we’re in South Africa so I changed the plug over so I can plug into their
    outlet here there’s a switch on the back I can go from 240 to 110 and I can plug
    in my american-made power tools here on this side I take over 220 volts aside so
    that I and anybody else who helps will not be plugging the power tool my 110
    power tool into the 220 by mistake and it just makes it run twice as fast and
    you can’t slow the darn thing down it hasn’t burned it out but we have only
    made that mistake for very short periods of time if you plug anything electronic
    like a battery charger a 110 battery charger into the 240 side ZAPPO.. you’ll
    hear it pop and that Chargers will be no good anymore blows out the circuit
    right away move over to the porter-cable the seven-inch disc size porter-cable i
    bought this back in when was that 1987 and did a lot of grinding on houses prep
    rate prepping them for painting and it’s still good
    several years ago about five years ago when were hauled out in kudat on the
    very north end of the island of Borneo a bearing gave out inside here and I
    thought the machine was dead but Rebecca went down to a local tiny little
    hardware store they had the bearing that goes inside and the same day I had it
    functioning again so a lot of these tools you think they’re dead because the
    berries burn out or the brushes burn out you might smell them burning electrical
    fire and they stopped working simple replacement of the parts get them
    going again I like this tool it normally comes with
    a handle I don’t know what happened to it we never really used that side handle
    anyway we just hang on to it like this but there’s a backing plate here paper sometimes it isn’t stiff enough I’ll put
    on two pieces of sandpaper and really make it stiff for the type of grinding
    that I want to do normally you only use the outer 1/3 of the disc you don’t hold
    this flat against the surface just the outer 1/3 and you don’t really want to
    use just the outer tip either it’s a waste of paper then there are times when
    I really need a flexible piece of paper on here to get into grooves and I’ll
    just put the paper without this backing plate onto this little backing rubber
    pad here and that way this disc can really fold into places and get a nice
    curved surface where we need it very versatile in Porter cable made in America
    out of other countries they’ve never heard of that brand this is something I
    bought in 1987 also a rant porter-cable random orbit sander it’s done a tremendous
    amount of work over the past 12 years on the bottom of this boat and these Velcro discs that go on the front here… this is a six inch disc so it’s very very efficient in just
    the other week after all these decades of use like I say 1987 I bought this
    thing the bearing went out inside here and then there again I thought being
    american-made here we are halfway around the world the local repair shop had the
    bearing to fix it with a lot of these parts internal parts are universal so as
    soon as I drop this off at the shop to be fixed I went out and bought this one
    because we had to keep working yeah this is the bosch 6-inch random orbit sander
    it is 220 volt and the guys who have been working on this boat they seem to
    like this one better than the porter-cable it’s a little faster a
    little more aggressive in the way it sands and it also has a dust collection
    on the back but we never use that of course we don’t have a good vacuum to
    set it up but that possibility is there where the Porter Cable doesn’t have a
    dust collection system all these tools we carry on the boat it all stuffed away
    somewhere this palm sander is great for getting into tight places it’s good for
    paint prep especially on wood work this is a gen tools I never heard of gen
    tools I bought it used up in Kudat when we were hauled out and I’m very
    surprised I mean the price of of it it certainly cheap on it and I’m surprised
    it’s still working after all this time this angle grinder is almost as old as
    the other two discs Sanders and I started out using this with a masonry disc
    just to kind of dig into some of these bubbles and and blisters but being such
    a stiff disc it’s hard for me to get a nice contour I would have to go back and
    sand it with a random orbit sander or something else to help smooth and out
    and round out the contour… a smoother less aggressive disc would certainly do
    a better job when we decided that we had to heat strip the four or five layers of
    antifouling off of this boat I just went out and bought the cheapest heat
    guns because it was going to be a one job use it seemed like all the heat
    settings amongst the brands were really the same so I just went with price and
    it lasted through the job I have no more use for them now they’ve paid for
    themselves I feel this is 220 of course since I bought it locally here in South
    Africa uses their two prong South African plugs which is strange because
    you can’t plug this in to a wall outlet you have to use this kind of a plug so
    it takes an adaptor plug this into here and now I can plug it into the extension
    cord or a wall outlet my 110 deWalt boy this is an oldie too but I used this for
    putting in a wire wheel for cleaning up bronze fittings through holes also the
    prop strut in the English steel rudder shaft but it’s also good for using these
    little links the drum Sanders put these in here and I can get a nice contour in
    different areas then there’s different sizes I got these actually had a shop
    that sells a dremel tools the good variety of tools is what you
    need for doing this kind of work like I say these tools go with this everywhere
    and they’ve all more than paid for themselves . So Sip, who’s the best person
    you ever worked with? Who me? yeah. Well you! me? yeah! No…. why is that? because
    your good boss , good pay! yeah? yeah! I might have to give you a raise next year!! Oh that would be good…Id thank you for that! That would be good! of course we just reversed that . Yeah you the good boss! WELL, if you ever come to Richards Bay you need a good help, come talk to Sip!
    that’sit…yeah don’t forget miss miss Rebecca inside here! next time we find
    that for decades there has been something quite missing from our keel
    and we’ll see what other projects we have made major advances on also up in
    the video description there is a link to a tip jar if you don’t mind helping out
    thank you very much and we’ll see you next time

    Will 40,000 M&Ms Flush?
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    Will 40,000 M&Ms Flush?

    October 19, 2019


    Is your ability to draw a straight line constantly impaired by earthquakes outsmart that earthquake with this handy-dandy line drawing Oh man, look at him. He’s getting that that hard riding disease. I can’t remember the name of it carpal tunnel Yeah carpets a perfect tonal so that way it doesn’t get carpal tunnel. He’ll use actual car. That’s so smart Simply drill hole through the driver’s seat and let the pin drive whoo. Toasty nose is my favorite chip here the Krispy Kreme Oh, oh, whoa. Who’s this dude? You can’t tell me that guy didn’t know what he was doing when he opened it from the bottom scrap the heck just don’t invite That guy around anymore. Geez, come on. Oh, that is a mega chip, but that’s not a bad idea. That’s pretty good Okay. This one’s really useful. I’m going to show this to my wife and then our chips won’t be stale She just throws them in the cabinet without putting some kind of clip on them. And then I can’t enjoy my Chex Mix anymore Oh my doctor no sinners or the ranch. I have tried that salsa. It’s the Walmart salsa. It is not good That’s why we’re running it over destroy it each droid be good. Oh Are those Doritos who dips doritos in salsa? Let me know in the comments if you dip Doritos and salsa so I can have the FBI raid your house because you’re crazy You know, I’ve never ate burritos with salsa, but I mean it makes sense Do you log to be the greatest chef in the world? Come on? But struggle with figuring out how to open Chicken broth master this meeting method to be on your way to becoming the master chef get off at Like 400, where’s the container inside the rock? It’s like a juice corn that’s gross. That’s what juice is in the broth is Bad because all the sonic come on man, I feel like this hat kind of borders on crazy That’s how you make the best snack ever what you do is you take three hotdogs cut them up into little pieces put two pieces of crap singles on a microwave them for 90 seconds, then you dip them in ketchup after they pulled off and you eat them and it’s the best meal ever This next hat wait that potato looks like ba Arthur I don’t know who that is, but my scriptwriter put it there So i’m sanna grouse Pringles game, even though that’s the best flavor wait, so he used a knife at that So he’s gonna router that work. So well, it did work actually really. Well, it probably would work better than a knife, honestly He just did that we ate a raw potato. Remember I did. Oh, yeah Yeah, it tastes about your crush is walking your way. But your breath smells like a dead fish in a landfill You’re gonna need all the take taxi. Oh, yeah. This is gonna be very good up you’re wrong. This was not very close being sarcastic Nice, I’m going to rate this. Why is this on the street right now hack review? Chandler 0.2 rating on this half out of what 10? Sorry thing that you are not beginning the hack of the Year award ice cream sandwiches are great for space travel But they take up too much room on the shuttle. I read. All right, I’m not gonna make everybody mad I respect ice cream sandwiches. I just don’t do it. I don’t eat them very much I just don’t feel the desire for ice cream sandwiches every day this what are you eating? Oh, It looks like somebody’s Like a really fat person SpaceX plans to use this simple trick the safe room on the trip to Mars you that no ice ice tray duh game Yeah skirt Pato Bruce Wayne ain’t got no spoon Chandler and all I gots a ping-pong ball and some hot glue Probably and a popsicle stick he threw away the other half of the bomb. He could have had two spoons. Boom I just like packed the light pack. I was right about the hot glue. Oh, I don’t think that’s gonna work I guess that was wrong that won’t CQ for our Come on oh I think actually I think you did. I heard some slurping coke tastes better out of a bottle It’s just a scientific fact, but like me you like to carry your bottles upside down. What are you going to do? Don’t panic simply take the balloon. You keep in your pocket and use it to seal the bottle I’d die if the cabbage my eating itself. Yo ting itself even oh my gosh, it worked now You can safely transport your bottle without spilling any of that scientifically improved formula Sharpie has cornered the market but no one has created the permanent paintbrush yet Stay ahead of the game by breaking open a Sharpie to reveal the ultra secret hidden paintbrush in the middle I wonder what sharpens are gonna do. All right. So let’s settle this one sharpies the brain the end. It’s a permanent marker Yes, but you call other permanent markers contacted. Oh, look at he getting his hands dirty Dude, that’s not coming off either dude. Sharpie takes forever to get off your hands Looking for a creative way to patch those cracks in your driveway make them look fabulous by filling them with glitter glue Oh, that’s a pretty glue. Oh, yeah, I had to use normal white glue Oh, oh, yeah. Ah Beautiful Look at this shining of the Sun on it. It’s so nice. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous I don’t know about you, but wet concrete just looks so gross too low-key I feel like the amount of kids eating glue went way up when they paint blue pretty and as you know glue works better if You hit it with a hammer. Oh, no, not all the Nike whatever. Those are. I don’t even recognize issues Let’s get these nerfs some buffs. Oh, they’re waiting the ends of it Oh bears. Don’t hurt that bad I don’t think they hurt that I think it’s our coming out pretty fast. It’s coming out It’s on slo-mo and I can’t keep up with this, dude What they just made him do em right by they’re like, I don’t know. Maybe we should redo this Your shirt wasn’t in the right position the complete opposite of a hollow tip. This hack is plastic band proof ultra Ultra Thor and when a panel eb o for a living baby, will you like this son so much like him? What are your thoughts on Planet Sheen Planet Sheen yet? Did you see that? Yeah, it was trap. It was bad. Oh wow Look at that he put his hand chef’s huh? Ultra4 rice. Krispies treat. Oh wow, 2 or 1. Oh wow No good ultra Four Reese’s make getting peanut butter to your mouth faster when they put it in a squeeze bottle Achieve terminal peanut butter velocity with this quick hack. Oh whoa. Whoa, whoa, whoa such a waste Oh, no, that stuff is so good. Oh, oh man, maybe a Wow Food. Ah Reese’s puffs receipt Oh, eat em up beat him up beat him up. It’s not the word see in the second verse. Yeah He’s good that Looks like good if I saw poop on the road and I saw that I would think that that was boot This hack was developed specifically with our viewers over 30 of mine. Are you in 1848 Chris? I actually am in 1848 currently I got stuck in a time machine will me to guess what I’m at to me What a quill holder Oh What a quill holder whose quill interpret Franklin see if Benjamin Franklin was alive in 1848 When did Ben Franklin died? 1790 dude, you’re like a hundred years off. This is beautiful since we’re an 18th minor your wrist We can hold our clothes and our little holders man. What does that say? Olden days life hat sometimes cooking like an adult can be boring. That’s why sometimes it’s fun to do it with a bad word Nothing to say a wienie Greg. Go back to weenie hut dude. Hey, what’s that beef Oscar Mayer be beef on a stick. Oh This ain’t bad idea. Do you eat cold hot dogs? I used to when I was a kid, but now the thought of cold hot dogs makes me do stuff Yeah, that’s kind of gross. Yeah, they need it Maybe not what a weenie weenie had doing you all your friends are out playing airsoft without you Here’s a hack to get involved in the action speaking of airsoft I don’t know if you guys saw the tweet, but we’re actually doing a huge $100,000 airsoft battle royale with youtubers So if your youtuber and watching this just you know tweet at me on Twitter and I can get you all the list There’s a lot going on right now. Whoa, what is going on right now? So we’re shooting BBs out of syringe Thanks. Oh wow Those dookied the first one is way better. Come on Look at it. It can be difficult to find a boat big enough to fit your entire candy stash But what if I told you every home in America came with one as standard so I don’t know what the point of this is Sit before it looked really cool. How are they not going down. Are they floating to him and in salute? yeah, but it’s so about oh, oh, oh, that’s nasty That’s disgusting. I look pretty cool though. How all those go down that toilet? Yeah, that’s all I had good flushing But it won’t after all those freaking M&Ms are in the mouths of it choosing which pudding you want can be Frustrating eliminate the choice by mixing them together to make one berry blue chocolate snacks. This is like two types of jell-o It could be jell-o when the jell-o pudding. There’s jell-o pudding and there’s jell-o Jell-o, but some people just call it put it but it’s made by gym. Gel is a brand not a yeah No, I tell them to jello is our item – no, no, no jello is the name of the brand gelatin is the item Okay, so nobody calls it. Gel. It’s like chapstick It’s called it’s supposed to be called lip balm. But everybody just calls it chapstick chapstick. I don’t know about that one That is gotta hate you sometimes lip balm because there’s lip balm on it for brands too though. Yes, exactly It’s the general name for it. Yeah Chapstick is the brand behind it. That’s their brand just lip. Balm brain. No If you listen to this Let me know stupid that blue one. Looks like it belongs in a barrel with the school label on it That’s it for the video. We’re about to play rock-paper-scissors Remember whenever you click on a mr Pirie beasts video always watch to the end is at the end of every video We play rock paper scissors people that don’t play rock paper scissors. The parents don’t level take your hand Preferably your left hand do either a rock a paper or scissors with that hit Rock Paper Scissors shoot I choose paper I know you lost don’t lie Next one I choose scissors. Oh Really you chose rock Wow. Okay, it’s time. Hmm. This one’s for the Dove Rock Paper Scissors Shoot. I know you chose scissors game end subscribe right now like the video leave a comment of your favorite life hack Get back

    3 Boat Cleaning Tips & Tricks to Tackle Your Toughest Stains | BoatUS
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    3 Boat Cleaning Tips & Tricks to Tackle Your Toughest Stains | BoatUS

    October 19, 2019


    Hey there, folks! Lenny Rudow here for BoatUS Magazine. You know, when it comes to cleaning up your
    boat, there are a lot of tough chores to take care of. The internet is full of awesome tips on how
    to take care of it. But the internet is also full of some advice
    that is downright dangerous! So, today, we’re going to talk about three
    top cleaning hacks that you can use on your boat. Hack number one: mold and mildew stains on
    vinyl is really tough to get rid of. Now, you can use a chlorine-based product,
    but it will destroy your vinyl. It takes a big toll. However, OxyClean actually does a really good
    job of getting out those stains. So, we’re just gonna sprinkle a little bit
    here, give a little dose of water and a little scrubbing and some good old-fashioned elbow
    grease. Much better! Actually, this is a two-part hack. After you clean that vinyl, you want to hit
    it with some 303 Protectant. That will help keep the mold and mildew from
    getting back in there into the vinyl material. Sun-dried fish blood is another tough one
    to clean. Now the best way to handle it is, first-off,
    to give your boat a good coat of wax in the springtime so stuff cleans off easier. Second-off, scrub it and rinse it away the
    moment the fish blood gets on the gelcoat. But when you don’t manage to do that and all
    else fails, go for your Barkeeper’s Friend. Sprinkle a little bit of this stuff on that
    blood, let that sit for just a little bit, percolate, add a little bit of water, and
    then give it some good old-fashioned elbow grease. Oh yeah! That’s taking it up! There you go! Folks, this one really aggravates me. Hard water spots on my windshield. I mean, come on! I just washed the boat, and this is the reward
    I get? Hard water spots? Well, 50/50 mix of vinegar and water will
    take care of that. When you’re working on your gelcoat, if hard
    water spots are an issue, just chamois the boat as soon as you’ve washed it. Ah! Much nicer. I like that. Well, folks, I hope you found this video helpful. Don’t forget to leave your comments in the
    box below, and by all means, please subscribe to the BoatUS YouTube channel. Have a good one!

    Sailboat Haul Out Preparation/Sailboat Refit: Richards Bay, South Africa (Patrick Childress #39)
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    Sailboat Haul Out Preparation/Sailboat Refit: Richards Bay, South Africa (Patrick Childress #39)

    October 18, 2019


    today on Patrick Childress Sailing we’re
    going through all the steps to get this boat ready to haul out of the water and
    especially on a travel lift that has the weight capacity but not the physical
    length to accommodate our rigging something has to move! Hello we’re
    Patrick and Rebecca Childress on the 1976 Valiant 40 ‘Brick House’. Anytime
    during the video if you wouldn’t mind clicking on the subscribe button down
    below and also the thumbs up button that’ll be much appreciated. And if you
    feel inclined there is a tip jar too. The link to that tip jar is located in the
    video description. Thanks a lot for all your support! Now let’s go get this boat
    ready to haul out!! What a relief to be able to tie up to a
    concrete dock like this in Richards Bay South Africa and have all those long
    coastal passages and storm dodging behind us. Now we can relax a little bit.
    but a storm did move in on us that night with high winds and torrential downpour we were buffered at the dock but it finally did ease up and it became a pleasant day
    late in the day the following afternoon but where else in the world can you tie
    you to a concrete dock like this for free at least for the first month and
    have access to fresh water and electricity the only other place we know
    of is possibly Rodrigues Island out in the middle of the Indian Ocean there you can
    tie up to the concrete dock and have fresh water but no electricity so these
    are only two places in the world that are incredibly unique and generous to
    passing through cruisers there are there is a downside to free though just across
    the road off to the port side of Brick House is a very loud boom boom disco
    which every Friday and Saturday night they played their big obnoxious music
    until 3:30 in the morning and then also behind Brick House is another commercial
    dock where large tugboats and other work boats tie up and they have the loudest
    almost unmuffled diesels I’ve ever heard but it’s cool here so at night we close
    up the hatches and the port lights and that certainly helps to muffle those
    outside sounds but now that we’re here we can get busy cleaning the boat and
    getting ready for the haul out but first there’s a number of things we have to
    tend to so we got right into hosing down the decks cleaning up the boats and then
    of course right away I wanted to check the city water here and see what we are
    dealing with I started the microbe test yesterday over 24 hours ago and the
    color is still the that golden yellow so there’s no microbes that
    we can detect in this water so that’s a good to go
    let’s test for TDS I’ve already used this hose for several hours today that’s
    a little high for city water but I tested the city water at a very upscale
    mall yesterday in the city and the bathroom faucet at the mall it tested
    the same 290 parts per million so that’s their standard here in this city in
    South Africa Richards bate and everybody here drinks it everybody says they have
    no problem with it and especially if they had problems it
    would be because of microbes and the flavor the water is fine I don’t taste
    anything unusual about it so good drinking water here so far in South
    Africa the next thing to do was to wash out the bilges so I had taken the water
    hose down inside the boat and thoroughly washed the bilge starting at the very
    front and worked my way back to the mast paying special attention to the base of
    the mast to get all the salt water that might have contaminated the mast area
    and give that a fresh water rinse and the scrubbing all the way back to the
    sump pump then I started back in the engine room and worked my way forward to
    the sump pump and thoroughly washed everything got everything nice and clean
    in the sump and just before we left the dock to go over to this hall out
    facility I brought in buckets of water and filled up the sump and flushed that
    out and also disassembled the check valve that we have in the spillage pump
    line and then thoroughly dried everything I want this boat just as
    clean as possible and so it can dry out easily
    while we’re hauled out of the water and have everything nice and clean inside of
    the bilges I hate these stupid little finger holes so let’s see oh here we go here’s some
    liquid ant bait and there’s another type too it’s a very dark color we’ll try
    them both out on these ants I found that one in poison doesn’t work for all so
    I’m gonna put a little bit of both out here I’ll take one of this packets out
    of here now it didn’t take long before the ants found us they crawled from the
    dock across the docking lines and onto the deck of our boat we once had a
    terrible infestation of ants that we caught in Cartagena Colombia little tiny
    sugar ants they called them and we tried all kinds of ant baits and it was not
    until we got this kind in this plastic container that finally got rid of them
    and it has helped to kill a lot of other ants that would have invaded us the
    active ingredient is sodium tetraborate decahydrate 5.4%
    we spent nearly one month here at this stock getting to know the area working
    on the boat waiting for our haul out which had to happen on a high tide but
    while we were here the strong winds either blew us away from this concrete
    or at other times blew us right up against the barnacles that were
    encrusted on this concrete our fender covers wouldn’t have stood a chance
    against those barnacles so we had to resurrect the fender board which has
    been stored on the deck for the past 11 years and used once
    it’s a pressure-treated 2×6 piece of lumber with a rope secured on each end
    of it by the time we left here however those lines securing the fender board
    were nearly chafed through it would have been a much better idea to drill a hole
    through each end of the fender board as it’s shown here but then drill another
    hole through the very top down – those holes so that the lines securing
    the fender board would come down through the top and then a stopper knot tied so
    it would rest inside of the horizontal hole well out of the safe range of
    anything on the concrete pier finally the day came that we could haul out at
    the Zulu land Yacht Club in Richards Bay and to go up on their little travel lift
    I would have to take the head stay in the inner forestay apart actually just
    undo it from the titanium chainplates I didn’t want to have to take the sails off and
    undo the turnbuckles inside of those roller furlers there are some travel
    lifts that have adequate tonnage to carry our boat and haul it out of the
    water however sometimes they’re just so small physically that we have to undo
    the head stay in the inner forestay to fit on the structure of their travel
    lift and unfortunately that’s a situation here at Richards Bay so we
    have to take the head stay and the inner forestay off but I don’t want to have
    to take the sails down I don’t want to have to fiddle with the turnbuckle
    inside of those roller furlers so we are going to disconnect the headstay and
    inner forestay from the chain plates and we’ll start by setting up the
    spinnaker halyard on a bridle forward and also the running pole topping lift –
    a bridle that will attach to the base of two lifeline stanchions
    that’ll give us forward pressure so then when we release the backstay or ease
    that up greatly we’ll be able to take the clevis pin out of both the head stay
    in the inner forestay before we do anything to the backstay turnbuckle we
    want to mark the threads where they are sitting right now in relation to the
    turnbuckle that’s so when we reassemble everything and we tighten the turnbuckle
    back we want to know exactly where it was previously so we can have the same
    amount of tension on it so we’ll use blue tape never use regular old masking
    tape that glue is miserable miserable to try to remove after it’s been out in the
    Sun and dehydrated for quite a while blue tape is always easy to remove
    for the most part so we’ll put a wrap on the top of the turnbuckle threads and
    also on the at the lower end of the turnbuckle to mark our position they
    will pull the cotter pins those only have a 15 degree bend to them so they’re
    easy to pull out and then we’ll loosen up the turnbuckle well loosen the
    turnbuckle almost to where we have no more threads left in the turnbuckle we
    want it as loose as possible so that we can get the clevis pin out of those head
    stays but once it is all loosened up it’s best to use some kind of a
    anti-seize compound whether it’s Lanacote tefgel or any number of other
    products there’s a lot of them out there put those on the threads so the next
    time when you have to unscrew the turnbuckle it’ll happen very easily you
    won’t have to put a torch or any kind of severe heat to it to break the rust in
    corrosion that’s holding it together so once the turnbuckle is wide open as
    far as we can go then we go back to the mast and tighten up on the spinnaker
    halyard and on the running pole topping lift to give as much forward pressure on
    the mast as we can to relieve the pressure on the clevis pins of both the
    head state and the inner force day it’s a bit stiff like that I’m gonna
    crank down on that halyard again we still have quite a SAG in here that’s
    plenty of sag a punch and a hammer is very helpful to finish knocking that
    clevis pin out but also I have used a block and tackle attached to the roller
    drum of the roller furling and then down to the anchor down to the anchor
    assembly and that helped to pull the SAG out of the head stay and gave just
    enough clearance to either remove the clevis pin or reinsert it as we released each head state we lifted
    them up and over the side of the boat so that they could hang freely without
    having any kind of a curve to the foils and where they came in contact with the
    cap rail we cushioned them with a some heavy towels or scatter rugs and then
    tied everything securely so they couldn’t move forward and aft and we
    were ready to head over to the marina to get hauled out there was one more very
    important thing that we had to do before leaving the dock and heading over to the
    haul out facility and that was to mark the side of the cabin with blue tape
    exactly where the slings should be placed there are some haul-out
    facilities that take absolutely no responsibility where the slings should
    be placed and require the owner to direct them where to put them other
    times divers do go in the water to help place the slings but they don’t always
    make the best decisions so the best thing to do is to reference old haul out
    pictures take broadside pictures of your boat hanging in a sling and always use
    that as a reference then for the next haul out on where to put the blue tape
    on the side of the boat so that the slings can always be placed in the same
    proper spot you don’t want slings bending up your prop shaft or in our
    case far forward I don’t want the slings strapping underneath our fairing blocks
    for our depthsounders and as soon as our boat was parked we
    got to meet some of our new neighbors they might be cute but we have been well
    warned if we don’t lock up the boat when we leave they will make themselves at
    home especially in the galley and they do make quite a mess and they do not
    clean up after themselves and now the real work begins See you next time! Thanks for watching!

    DIY homemade camper trailer
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    DIY homemade camper trailer

    October 18, 2019


    Alright so today what we’re going to do is…
    you can hear him grinding in the back. We’re going to take this off here. I think it was
    nine feet extra. We basically this is the trailer we built. Sorry we don’t have a build
    on it. I’ll take you through a walk through in a little bit but we just took this old
    boat trailer we got him off Craigslist for $200. Nice 21 foot bass trailer. Not quite
    what we wanted we thought it was a little wider on the wheel base. So it ended up being
    five and a half feet wide I guess. So were really looking for some thing that was at
    least six on the interior so when we got done. But basically we took one and half inch 14
    gauge tubing and made a whole frame so this is exactly twelve feet long. So we could just
    use full sheets of tin. We used the what is it? Maxi-rib or what ever from Metal-Mart
    or where ever. Just trimmed him out like a shed pretty much. Braced in some windows and
    stuff. I’ll take you inside so you can see the frame since we don’t have anything in
    there anyway. Anyway when we hook it up to the truck we’ve got all this extra space right
    here. We originally had thought about you know putting the batteries and the propane
    tank and stuff up here. Maybe even a little wood box for some firewood and stuff but it
    is still to long. So we are basically going to chop this all off all this extra angle
    and get rid of some of this weight anyway cause we did not move the wheels forward to
    give us that 60/40 ratio or whatever. So we are kind of heavy on the tongue weight but
    its fine makes it pull nice. We’ve used it a few times already. Anyway we’re going to
    bring it out four feet so the ball should be about right here. Which still gives us
    plenty of room to put some little thing. Were going to have to chop these off too to make
    it a single tongue. Picked us up some 3 by 3 quarter inch maybe 3/16th I don’t remember.
    We are going to make it a composite frame just to be sure. Found some spreadsheet from
    a guy that does all that and the 3 by 3 and 3/16 ths is supposed to be enough for the
    weight of this trailer and everything by itself but we’re going to give us a little extra.
    Anyway that’s what we are going to do this weekend. Is get rid of all this and fix that
    up so it pulls better. Cause it will get a little closer to the truck too so we don’t
    have so much wind draw. This is basically just 12 volt here were not real outlet. We
    have our batteries here we just hooked up get a little cable and plug that in and that
    gives us 12 volt inside for everything that we run off it. Like I said we trimmed him
    out painted him black did all of that. Put a light on the outside right there. This is
    a mobile home door. We just picked it up and mobile home window. That way you just get
    everything done frame it out and then you just screw it down with that butyl tape and
    he is good to go. Inside like I said wired up everything in 12 volt. Got a nice little
    light in there don’t have him on right now. That’s a little LED light $15. Bright and
    lights this whole thing up. There’s a little 12 volt power sources and got a little inverter
    in there for little bit of a fan or electric or something at night if you want too. What
    else? The frame one and a half inch tube like I said and that’s about it. The floor we did
    put that R-Max underneath the floor so it’s nice and insulated. Then we got the trailer…
    we got this from the mobile home place too. It’s that same stuff that goes underneath
    mobile homes so it is you know rodent… radiant…whatever all kinds of barrier. It’s better than like
    Tyvek or something but that goes underneath everything on the bottom up underneath. That’s
    really about it the rest of it you know eventually we’re going to add a hitch on the back here.
    Yep talked about the light too. The little porch light that was what he was saying. Wanted
    to make sure to tell you about that but yeah it’s one switch here… porch light and this
    is interior. But like I said batteries as you can see on the front wasn’t hooked up.
    Then we just built this bed out of an old… it actually was a king size frame that we
    had used and we just took the metal frame off of it and made a wooden frame. And then
    we just welded him up in here for a queen size. So the two boys sleep on there. We just
    cut him down and now he just rests on that. Eventually we are going to get rid of the
    air mattresses and put a real just like one of those memory foam mattresses or something
    in here. They make a pretty good one for… what is it a 4 and a half inch sofa mat I
    think is what it is and it comes in a queen size. That will fit perfectly up here. We
    reused the brackets off of the bed frame as well. Made the little ladder just to kind
    hide probably put a piece of board in here to hide all the electrical.We got us a little
    voltage meter here. Got a little voltage meter, got the inverter, and then right in here is
    our… we put our what’s it called… the 12 volt plugs the standard little… these
    things. It fits through that hole. You can plug in. What we do is the air mattress inflater
    thing the pump for this. It keeps these nice and tight for us. That’s pretty much it. What
    we would do different a little bit bigger window in the front. One that goes down to
    the bottom because the top people are great. There’s a good air flow through here with
    the mobile home door and when you raise that the air flow is good. The person on the bottom
    doesn’t get any air flow so a little bit bigger window next time. Made it just so we could
    put full sheets of plywood. Not plywood full sheets of the metal and everything else. It’s
    six and a half feet tall so I can stand up fully in here. Pulls real good and will pull
    a lot better after we get that cut down some. Anyway if you have any questions let me know
    and I’ll tell you what we did. Like I said we framed it up. I do have some pictures I
    will probably include those in here as like a little slide show because I did take pictures
    as I was building it so you can see it. So I will probably put that in here as well.
    We just leave all our camping stuff in here that’s what all that is. Then we just hook
    up and go. All we have to do is pack clothes and food and we are ready. Anyway, next thing
    is we’ll start on that tongue he was grinding it all down the big piece we bought and getting
    it ready to tack up and stuff so be back shortly.

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    How to Replace a Leaking Oil Pan Gasket in Your Car

    October 14, 2019


    one, two, three, four! Rev up your engines! It’s time for the Scotty Kilmer Channel today I’m going to show you how to
    replace a leaky oil pan gasket on your car now the first thing you want to
    check is to see if it’s actually the oil pan gasket that’s leaking because oil often
    drips down by gravity and it can leak on the bottom but that might not be
    where the leaks coming from. now this case it’s dripping here at the pan and
    when you look up on the top you can see there it’s all dry on the top so it’s
    not leaking from the top down it’s actually the oil pan gasket that’s
    leaking so the first thing we do is take the oil drain plug out and get the oil
    out so we don’t make a mess just put a pan on the bottom
    take out the bolt and out goes the oil then when most of the oil is out just
    put the plug back in so it won’t drip because it’ll drip for hours sometimes
    Then we unbolt all of the bolts that hold the pan and there’s a whole bunch of
    them and in some cases these bolts hard to get to this is a plastic cover so
    here we get a screwdriver and you take the cover off so then you can access
    these bolts and get to them easier to get them off and often some of the bolts
    are hard to get to so you can get a little ratchet like this with a little
    socket so it fits in tight spaces better to get them off like this, it fits in
    there and you can pull on it now once you sure you have all the bolts off
    you’re going to find sometimes it’s tricky because in the case of this
    Toyota the pan is actually glued on we have to break the bond of the glue to
    get the pan off and here’s how you can do it so you get yourself a skinny a
    little pry bar like this there’s a thin head that will fit right onto the oil
    pan and then you can break the seal loose and get the pan off you get the
    pry bar between the glue and the pan on you pull on and then it starts to come
    off and then off comes the pan and as you can see this oil pan doesn’t have a
    gasket it’s just glue so we got to clean all this glue off which is a giant pain
    basically get a scraper and just start scraping it all off and of course go on
    to the car and scrape all the gasket off that’s on the top of the engine too, get
    all that clean now you’re not going to get it perfect but you notice
    you see all the black pan in the middle where the gasket goes you want to get
    that section all perfectly clean because that’s where it’s going to seal and you
    know what the gasket to fall off so put a little sealer around the lip and then
    put the gasket on and let it sit for about half an hour to dry so it doesn’t
    slip when you put it back on I use a three on black weather stripping it
    works pretty here because it dries fast you just put a little bead the whole way
    around and as you can see it’ll hold the gasket in place it’s not to really seal
    it much it’s mainly to make it not slip when you bolt it back on that’s why you
    wait about half an hour for it to dry so it won’t slip as you’re putting it back
    on then place the oil pan on and a couple of starter bolts started so it
    stays in place and one on the other side so it stays off while you’re putting the
    rest of them in and here’s a trick just use your hand and get them finger tight
    first then go back later with the ratchet and put them on snug then you get
    the ratchet with a socket and put them on and you want to get them nice and
    snug in this case it’s 80-inch pounds if you’re using a torque wrench but most
    guys don’t use a torque wrench they just make them snug and leave it at
    that and of course don’t forget to fill the engine back up with oil you don’t
    want to blow the engine up so the next time your oil pan gasket is leaking why
    not replace it yourself and remember if you have any car questions just visit scotty
    kilmer channel

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    DIY PVC Canoe/Kayak Cart

    October 12, 2019


    I have a canoe and sometimes I like to use it solo but it’s kind of a pain in the but to move it around by myself. So I build this cart and I’m going to show you how I did it. I found other designs online for canoe/kayak carts but they didn’t quite fit my needs. I came up with design that allows you to carry a canoe or kayak right side up but it also has these extra wings on the side which will allow you to carry a kayak upside down. The cart is made from 1 inch diameter PVC. These top supports are 14 inches long. These upper supports are 12 inches across. The side wings are each 9 inches. The upper section is 7 inches from the bottom section. The handle is just the portion of PVC left over from the 10 foot section I bought. It’s about 14 inches. The axle is a 5/8 inch threaded rod that goes through an end cap with a 5/8 inch hole drilled in it. There is a 5/8 inch flat washer to prevent the wheel from digging into the PVC. The wheels are 10 inch wheels. They are rated at 300 lbs each which is way over-kill for this project but they were dirt cheap $4 at Harbor Frieght. The wheels are held on to the end by 5/8 inch nylon insert lock nuts. The axle was a 2 foot section that I had to cut off a couple inches of the end. The foam on the supports is just PVC pipe insulation. Some people use pool noodles but in this insulation was actually cheaper and it fits the pipe perfectly. I really like the way the cart turned out. It makes it a breeze to move the canoe around by myself. It also makes it super easy to load the canoe on top of the car. If you decide to build one of these I’d love to see a photo of video of it in action. I hope you found the video helpful if you did give it a thumbs up. You can also subscribe to keep up to date with my newest videos. Thanks for watching! Waiting for an airplane… Taddis, no no, nope That is a loud truck. They are… oh… jeez

    7 Sailing Tips For Blue Water Sailboats (How to STOP LEAKS on Sailboats)Patrick Childress Sailing#25
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    7 Sailing Tips For Blue Water Sailboats (How to STOP LEAKS on Sailboats)Patrick Childress Sailing#25

    October 9, 2019


    Finally we had some waves hopefully the
    wind will follow so we can stop this motoring and put up some sails hello my name is Patrick Childress on
    Brick House and today I have seven very important sailing tips for the
    long-range Cruiser and certainly number seven is the most valuable I think even
    the most experienced Cruiser will find from good use than tip number seven and
    at the end of this video I put together some segments on the large wooden
    sailboats in Madagascar and the tremendous amount of weight that they
    can carry and about the hard-working men who
    those quotes it’s they have all my admiration in the world for how much
    work they put in for very little money in Madagascar is way past the horizon
    and somewhere well over the horizon is Tanzania Africa and the island of
    Zanzibar I love the sound of those names but first we’ll be stopping at the
    island of Myatt out here in the Mozambique Channel so right now let’s
    get to tip number one when we are hard on the wind slamming it
    to big waves swimming into this port light and also sometimes on the windward
    side of the boat those port lights will also have a little drip and even though
    I’ve taken silicone grease and you can also use Vaseline I’ve rejuvenated the
    seal but we can still get small drips though an anticipation of extreme
    weather now I found it’s really best just to take out the screen and install
    a storm window this plastic is quarter-inch thick six millimeters and
    it’s just some smoked plastic that I found in a trash pile at a marina so
    it’s really easy to take out the screen and put in the storm window no more leaks tip number two how to keep
    the water out of the chained pipe for the windlass it’s pretty easy actually a
    nice wad of modeling clay will do the trick you just squeeze it in around the
    chain and have it overlap the base of the windlass and that’ll keep 99% of the
    water out the only problem is and very cold weather the clay will become very
    stiff then small rags we’ll have to do tip number three the hatch on the
    foredeck how to help that seal on the inside do its job to keep from big waves
    slamming up here and water dripping on the inside and it’s called chinking a
    little bit of line to help fill in this gap slows down the waves so that the
    seal can do its job it just goes around the edge and it’s
    tied in the back with a simple knot this is our 4 year old shits cat Lily we
    picked her up at the island nation of pullout when she was just a little
    kitten you know how when a lot whis is always
    being put in the lion with each coil but this is pretty much the standard way of
    doing it and stowing a line the problem is then when you release a line and it
    goes through quickly it’s all hung up because the twists are trying to come
    out faster than they can untwist so it gets hung up inside of whatever fitting
    it’s going through in this case a break so it’s much better to rather than coil
    a line to hand a line H a nd hand bring it over and back and over that way you
    don’t put those twists in the line when it runs out they’ll run out nice and
    clean nice and fair very quickly without any snags two-five catching rainwater you don’t
    need a big area to catch a lot of rainwater this bimini the water runs
    down to the hard Dodger and then downhill into this gutter which is made
    from thin walled PVC cut lengthwise and attached to the hard Dodger with four
    screws and some sealant along the top edge this line just sits in here has a
    knot to help hold it in place and the water runs downhill
    while angled aft and then through surface tension the water adheres to the
    rope and runs right into the bucket you number six hard to imagine sitting in a
    nice calm anchorage like this big ocean waves that can come over the side of the
    boat and fill the cockpit with water or even smaller waves they can come over
    the side of the boat these were solid and fixed permanently with twist locks
    there could be all kinds of damage these would have been destroyed long ago but
    when big ocean waves come crashing over the side
    they just don’t cause any damage they just get us wet on the inside these side
    curtains are held in place with just little snaps they’re of an oval shape so
    if you want to pull them apart by hand pull them up from the bottom oval not
    from the side through the top but from this bottom oval and they come right off it’s probably the most important tip of
    all in this whole video because it contains hundreds and hundreds of other
    tips and this is one very important book that I think every long-range cruising
    boat should have onboard offshore sailing 200 essential passage making
    tips by Bill Seaford bill Seaford has been in the boating business most of his
    life he’s quite the expert and I don’t care who you are no matter how
    experienced you are you read this book you’re going to find something very
    unique that’s going to help you out in any long-range cruising situation this
    was edited by Daniel spur he actually all these information into a book format
    daniel spirt was an editor at cruising world for many years and then he became
    the big man at practical sailor in r and practical sailor for many years and
    spurs guide to upgrading your cruising sailboat is another very important book
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