ah yes, I forgot that. Tie the tail of the hailyard to the deck cleat/bullseye/bow handle/any fitting that's not broken off your ghetto boat :D
A mast cleat is quick and easy and solves your problem permanently.
Also, sailing without a deck cleat or bullseye is easy and no need to tie...
only matters on a boat that is left in the water long term. It works great on sunfish hulls.
Nice! I was think about doing the same thing. Computer fans can be had cheap or free, and I've got tons of chargers I could cannibalize.
I sanded up to 220 before painting. I very lightly rubbed the 220 over it between coats by hand.
I used fiberglass resin I had laying around to...
No friends with trucks or roof racks that you could trade cars with for the day?
I think you'd be silly not to complete it. I'd LOVE to get my hands on an untouched kit from way back when and build it myself. Would be so much...
also check out intensity sails. they don't carry nearly as much as APS, but what they do carry, most is cheaper.
I didn't prime. I used a foam roller and tipped it with a cheapo foam brush. Came out awesome.
I did my painting in cooler weather than that. I'd guess humidity is killing you. either that or you got a bad batch of paint.
mine was fully cured in about 24 hours.
What's your weather like? temperature and humidity? Also was the wood completely dry?
No need to rent a grinder. You can buy a pneumatic die grinder at harbor freight for under $15. Or buy an electric name brand 4.5" grinder for...
Mine does it when going downwind. Not a big deal, but you can pull it up. You don't really need it when running.
I used white oak for my tiller. It didn't seem very porus at all, and didn't absorb any varnish. Sanded it to a beautifully smooth finish and...
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