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    Follow up inspection of saildrives: ...

    Follow up inspection of saildrives:

    https://youtu.be/huTcj0NboNM
  2. Fixed-blade Replacement For Martec Folder

    Pulled a Martec 2-blade folder off a customer’s Santana 30/30, as it had thrown a blade. Replacement blades are not available. Will replacing the Martec with a fixed-blade model having the same...
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    Rapid Disintegration of Saildrive Leg

    It didn't look like this three months ago:

    https://youtu.be/88ax4YKe9H0
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    Bump

    Bump
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    There are only two paints I ever recommend-...

    There are only two paints I ever recommend- Pettit Trinidad (hard) and Interlux Micron 66 (ablative.) Anything else runs a distant second at best, IMHO.

    But full disclosure- since I posted this...
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    Pettit Black Widow Video Review

    I am often asked for my opinion of Pettit Black Widow anti fouling paint. Hadn't had much experience with it until this spring/summer. Based on what I found yesterday, I can't say I'd recommend it.
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    Hull Divers For Hire

    If you are a boat owner in need of a dive service or a hull cleaner looking for new clients, I have created a Facebook group designed to put the two of you together. A bulletin board where boaters...
  8. When The Boatyard Doesn't Know How To Put Your Max Prop Back Together

    https://youtu.be/lH7ch0FC8h4
  9. One Of The Worst Fouled Bottoms I've Ever Come Across

    There is nothing visible below the waterline that indicates this is a boat! :D


    https://youtu.be/eOFx47M9DIg
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    Don't Be Like Jerry

    Jerry didn't believe me when I told him he had an electrical problem aboard. The prop eventually fell off. Don't be like Jerry.




    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/5u6MOq.jpg
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    You Get What You Pay For

    A new customer asked me to inspect the work her previous dive service had done a week earlier.


    https://youtu.be/mSdRfASiDGc
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    The yard is empty. Otherwise, not much has...

    The yard is empty. Otherwise, not much has changed visually.
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    Bill Engle of Bill's Marine is your man. Not a...

    Bill Engle of Bill's Marine is your man. Not a shadetree mechanic however, so if you're looking to have this done on the cheap, don't bother calling him.

    (510) 708-9391
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    Yes

    Yes
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    Alameda & Richmond

    Alameda & Richmond
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    Updated timeline: Yard closes at year end,...

    Updated timeline: Yard closes at year end, wholesale moves to Bay Ship in March.
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    Doer leaves 10/1/17. Svendsen's Boatworks leaves...

    Doer leaves 10/1/17. Svendsen's Boatworks leaves 11/1/17. All the marine business "anchors" are gone. Exactly what developer Bill Poland wanted. Now the argument can't be made that the complex...
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    Svendsen's Boatworks To Close 11/1/17

    The word on the docks is that the boatyard will close November 1st. Employees will move to other Bay Ship facilities. Retail and wholesale operations apparently unaffected at this time.
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    I have one client using it. Really too soon to...

    I have one client using it. Really too soon to make a definitive judgement but so far, so good. It wouldn't have to do much to be better than Baltoplate or VC17 though.
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    Underwater Max Prop Lubrication

    https://youtu.be/EiGowIK-GGI
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    This just in- Former Alameda Marina harbormaster...

    This just in- Former Alameda Marina harbormaster Brock DeLappe has landed on his feet and will be taking over the reins at the Oakland Marinas beginning next month.
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    Looks like some subsidence of the earth under the...

    Looks like some subsidence of the earth under the asphalt in front of 400-dock (IYC is above the 300-dock.) Couple of low spots covered with steel plates. Bulkhead appears intact.
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    My buddy has his office above the 200-dock at...

    My buddy has his office above the 200-dock at Alameda Marina. He just went and looked. Says the bulkhead seems fine at the IYC.
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    I'll be there in the a.m. and will report.

    I'll be there in the a.m. and will report.
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    As a matter of fact, it is. We're diving the boat...

    As a matter of fact, it is. We're diving the boat every other day jiggy
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