Archive of MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES TO KISMET

Installing Our New Hurley Davit System

on October 8th, 2012 in CRUISING :, MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES TO KISMET, RIVERS, Tennessee River by | Comments

We had been towing our dinghy for over a year when we finally decided to get serious about finding a davit system. Towing is easy and inexpensive, however towing can also become problematic in rough seas or at higher speeds, so we wanted to find a solution, a viable launch…

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Boat Yard Blues – Part Two

on February 29th, 2012 in Florida Keys, FLORIDA:, MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES TO KISMET, Ranger Tug, TRAILERABLE TRAWLERS :, TWEETS: by | Comments

I am truly in the swing of things on day two in the boat yard. The good news is the On & Off product helped de-wax the hull, one of the steps needed to properly prepare the hull for bottom paint. Next, and it was probably overkill, I applied acetone…

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Boat Yard Blues

on February 27th, 2012 in MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES TO KISMET, Ranger Tug, TRAILERABLE TRAWLERS : by | Comments

We never addressed the issue of bottom painting our Ranger Tug until one day, while taking our boat out of the water in Ft Myers Beach; we were surprised by the excessive growth of barnacles on the hull of Kismet. We recognized the problem and we wanted to take care…

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Getting Rid of Odiferous Aromas

on February 21st, 2012 in BUILDING KISMET :, CRUISING :, MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES TO KISMET by | Comments Off

If you’re a boater or have ever walked a marina dock, sat on the back deck or cockpit of someone’s boat, you’ve most likely had the occasion to inhale the odiferous and unpleasant aroma coming from the vent of a black water holding tank as someone flushed their business down…

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