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  1. Re: Boat window rubbers seals and frame section

    A word of warning about Butyl rubber .
    I used this on all my windows and found that the Butyl started to go very soft and ooze out of the joint in the Med heat !
    I had to remove every scrap of...
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    boarding/ swim ladder types ?

    I am looking for a better boarding ladder for the transom step on my cat .
    I have a removable type , presently , but it has to be removed when going stern to and the fittings are getting worn...
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    Re: Leopard 38 cabinet hinges

    just a quick tip , if using piano hinges buy stainless steel type , I have replaced mine as the plated ones went rusty !
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    Re: Solaris Sunstar 32 for Sale

    Hello Ian , she looks really good you have done a fine job !

    I wish you luck selling and I am sure it will sell quickly as there are few boats around in this size .
    Looking at your windows ,...
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    Re: smaller jib with square top main ?

    Hi Peter , re the new main
    , I bought from FarEast Sails and went for dacron again ,
    5 battens
    top batten at 45 degs to support flat head
    tides marine track + slides
    fixed snap shackle to...
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    smaller jib with square top main ?

    I have recently fitted a new square top main and it is very good , it gives me around 1 knot of boatspeed over the old , tired main .
    As the main has more area it has got me wondering if a...
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    Re: New Square top mansail problem

    I have just fitted my new flat top main and used a fixed snap shackle to the top ring on the head , (no headboard ) so the non swivel shackle sits attached to the top car and then I reach up and...
  8. Thread: Prop coatings?

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    Re: Prop coatings?

    Sorry to hear about the corrosion problems you are having .
    I have a similar set up but the props are Flex-o-fold . bronze hub and blades on a s/steel spline
    which fits onto the matching...
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    Re: Photos of L&N under sail

    Handsome mainsail ,
    I have just ordered one !
    was yours a big improvement on all points ,
    and how much closer can you sail with it ?
    the photos look as if you are steaming upwind !

    is...
  10. Re: Prout event or snowgoose classic for trans atlantic

    Solaris made a cat with far better bridgedeck clearance the Sunstar , 32 and 36
    I have one and its a great boat , quite different from the earlier designs...
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    Re: What I must know about a Lavezzi 40

    probably a thousands things ,

    I ma sure you have done all your usual checks , bilge pumps /liferaft/ clean / spare fuel /vhf working
    sailing wise if you are new to cats ?
    dont oversheet the...
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    Re: Spindrift 2 - Jules Verne Trophy

    Well done m/6 ,
    I have been spending far too much time bouncing between these boats
    :thumbto discover their relative positions using the individual websites !
  13. Thread: Gunboat broken

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    Gunboat broken

    Just read this and thought it best to post pdq in case any
    forum ites have been thinking of upgrading ....

    image:...
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    Re: Spindrift 2 - Jules Verne Trophy

    Thanks , I,ll be watching that !
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    Re: Carbon fiber wing mast.

    Very smart wife you have there !
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    Re: Wavepiercing Bows on Catamarans

    Well done mh6 , great to see you just "did it "
    they look very neat .
    good to see forumites just getting on with it .:yes
  17. Thread: Solar hot water

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    Re: Solar hot water

    As you say "keep it simple "
    nothing to go wrong :thumb
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    Re: Joke Thread - 2014

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    Re: Autopilot Broken

    I finally gave up with the rubber band Navico and bought a new Raymarine EVO 100 with the wheel drive .
    there is quite a difference in performance , and it is very quiet .
    it cost 1180 from...
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    Re: Sailing close hauled

    I can understand your reaction to that event ,
    BUT ....
    they are still building monos with keels ............

    :p
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    Re: Sailing close hauled

    Just a little thinking "outside the box ",

    If you added low aspect keels to a Catalac it would give better grip therefore better pointing , less leeway , ditto , and more bouyancy to counteract...
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    Re: linking two battery banks .

    lovely day here in Greece , for wiring !

    I have now added cables linking both Perko battery switches 1 and 2 so can now start port eng with stb batteriesand and vice versa , without going...
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    Re: linking two battery banks .

    I checked this and both banks supply the + / - bus bars but the Perko 1/2/both switches are connected via the 2 position only , so I guess it is all linked up as long as the switches are set to ...
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    Re: linking two battery banks .

    I have neg/pos bus bars and1/2 isolating swithches on each side but no apparent link between them ?
    can I just link two extra -/+ cables between each of the switches or the bus bars to complete...
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    linking two battery banks .

    I have 2 batteries for each side of the boat with solar panels charging each and an engine each .
    There appears to be no connection with battery cables linking the 2 sides together , is it usual to...
  26. Re: Cat for 2, need help for the last kick at the cat

    a very convincing video , how would anyone not buy this boat !

    I was very interested in the genoa sheet arrangements , 2 pulleys and no track ,gives me an idea for higher pointing .....
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    Re: any tips for improving pointing ?

    Good point , I was out today and the wind machine offset was set at
    - 35 !

    out again tomorrow so will re-set it it does seem a little weird 1.5 knots faster on one tak ?
    This is most likely...
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    Re: any tips for improving pointing ?

    Apparent wind ,
    and it will be apparent , in my location ,
    that there is no tide or current to account for ! ;)
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    Re: any tips for improving pointing ?

    I do have folding props , already , Flex-o-fold .
    They have performed perfectly for 12 years now and can highly recommend them to anyone considering changing props .

    now I have a fully working...
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    Re: Maverick 400 cracking up

    + 1
  31. Re: FOR SALE: 2014 Suzuki DF300HP 4Stroke $8,500USD/Yamaha F300 XCA 300 HP $8,500USD

    After considerable wrangling about this VERY good offer I have decided not to fit 2x 225HP,s on Wild Honey in search of more boat speed and have decided on a new main instead .

    so " into the...
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    Re: All Is Lost Film

    I invited a sailing buddy round to dinner and to watch this with a couple of jars and we laughed so much there was spaghetti everywhere !
    I,d like to know how much the script writer was paid !::)
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    Re: All Is Lost Film

    interesting storm tactic , when he realised there was a big storm heading his way , he went below and had a shave !::)
  34. Re: FOR SALE: 2014 Suzuki DF300HP 4Stroke $8,500USD/Yamaha F300 XCA 300 HP $8,500USD

    impressive pricing !
    what about a 5 / 6 HP outboard , any good deals ? :rolleyes
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    Re: New member with first Cat

    A warm , wind , welcome to you guys ,
    you just bought into the best sailboat and brotherhood .
    we want to hear your experiences and thoughts ,
    and some photos maybe ?

    good sailing , and may...
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    Re: any tips for improving pointing ?

    yep , taking quotes for a new main today

    square top ?
    Hydra -net ?
    all opinions heeded :rolleyes
  37. Thread: mono madness

    by gramos
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    Re: mono madness

    Bavaria options list ,
    after Keels....:eek:
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    Re: any tips for improving pointing ?

    Oh dear , looks so like my mainsail ,
    from the "toast " loft ! :D

    Being a close relative of Scrooge , my first step will be a re- cut , after all its only 9 years old and hardly a full time...
  39. Thread: mono madness

    by gramos
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    mono madness

    , if it's the noise that bugs you this version should be silent enough...
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    Re: any tips for improving pointing ?

    I can not open these pics , do you use any other format ?
    sounds very interesting and very good of Quantum Sails to accept it .
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