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    Re: Lightweight spreader pole

    Oops, substitute windward for leeward in my above posting. The rest of the post is still what I meant.

    Mark
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    Re: Lightweight spreader pole

    The drawing has the jib on the leeward side of the boat. Most jibs will not be able to get the leech tight enough, and the huge camber in the sail located closer to the luff would have the air...
  3. Re: Yanmar SD40 and SD50 To Lock or not Lock the Propeller.

    Thanks Gideon, I misunderstood and thought you were talking about the shifter lever position itself.

    Mark
  4. Re: Yanmar SD40 and SD50 To Lock or not Lock the Propeller.

    Hey Brett,

    I wasn't clear on the middle part. We have Volvo's, but I don't think they differ this way. When we put them in reverse to fold our props, we move the shifter back to the detent...
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    Re: For Sale: 1998 Manta 40/42 Catamaran

    Thanks Mike,

    We bought a Dolphin 460 catamaran, so just changing boats and continuing cruising.

    Mark
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    For Sale: 1998 Manta 40/42 Catamaran

    Price: $250,000
    Location: Brunswick, Georgia, USA
    Condition: Ready to go cruising

    See: http://svreach.com/manta-4042-for-sale-250000.html

    S/V Reach is a 1998 extended Manta 40/42, Hull #39....
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    Re: How important is fuel capacity?

    150 gallons of fuel is 700-900nm motoring range depending on specific boat, engines and conditions.

    Otherwise, it is dependent on how and where you plan to cruise. In the tradewinds Eastern...
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    Re: Manta 40/42 catamaran "Reach" for sale

    Thanks Mike!

    A couple of 360* pictures:

    https://theta360.com/s/p5X2eyueX8LTRw4EOY6AiLx56


    https://theta360.com/s/j2LGn8qHEVaVhCgESzFhUdzxw

    Mark
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    Manta 40/42 catamaran "Reach" for sale

    We have decided to sell Reach, a 1998 extended Manta 40/42, Hull #39. We are asking $265,000.

    Reach has been extensively up-dated and maintained. We recently finished a two-year refit and were...
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    Re: Anchor upgrade for a 2015 Leopard 44

    You keep side stepping my point that our 9kg anchor holds as well as our 25kg one of similar design. And the point that a 25kg Rocna will out-hold a 25kg CQR. It has nothing to do with weight...
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    Re: Anchor upgrade for a 2015 Leopard 44

    OK, we will agree to disagree. The comment that design is more important than weight is true. Carrying the opposite argument to reductio ad absurdum doesn't prove it is untrue - it only shows that...
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    Re: Anchor upgrade for a 2015 Leopard 44

    Funny, now you're making my point for me. Weight only trumps design and shape when it gets to ridiculous relative proportions. Until then, it plays only a minor role.

    Let's turn this around. ...
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    Re: Anchor upgrade for a 2015 Leopard 44

    Yes, we use the lightest steel anchor of that design which is appropriately sized for our boat. The size is calculated on holding power, which is proportional to the fluke area, and not the weight....
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    Re: Anchor upgrade for a 2015 Leopard 44

    Our primary is steel. The two aluminum anchors are backups, but each sized for use as a primary anchor for the boat. The main reason the primary is steel is because aluminum anchors are not as...
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    Re: Anchor upgrade for a 2015 Leopard 44

    Of the three anchors we carry, two are aluminum.

    Mark
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    Re: Anchor upgrade for a 2015 Leopard 44

    I think a more fitting comparison would be a steel Spade S100 at 20kg and an aluminum Spade A100 at 8.5kg. The anchors are exactly the same size and shape, but vastly different in weight.

    From...
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    Re: Anchor upgrade for a 2015 Leopard 44

    You are describing shape, not weight. Weight is less important than shape, as witnessed by Fortress anchors, aluminum Spades, and others. Weight plays some role in getting an initial bury, but once...
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    Re: Anchor upgrade for a 2015 Leopard 44

    If the roll bar anchors don't fit, then a Spade is an equal alternative, although maybe more expensive. I've heard good things about the Sarca Excel, but have no experience with it like I do the...
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    Re: B&G instruments and autopilot.

    The VHF is not connected to anything, although since it also contains AIS receive functionality it's NMEA output is wired to the data bus, but disconnected, in case we need to use it as backup.
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    Re: B&G instruments and autopilot.

    BTW, there really isn't "parts and service" for much of this stuff from anyone any more. Since the controllers and displays are sealed units with bonded displays and single integrated electronics,...
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    Re: B&G instruments and autopilot.

    For autopilots and small instruments, B&G have two lines. The high end H5000 gear is definitely top of the line, and the autopilot will outperform everything out there except maybe NKE, where it...
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    Re: Good Service

    Interesting. We use position reporting all the time on our portable. Can you clarify the problem - do all new portable radios not work with older radios for position reporting? Was there something...
  23. Maxwell 1000 Watt 12 Volt Replacement Windlass Motor P12072

    $350. Currently located in Vero Beach, FL, but will ship for cost of postage.

    Used, but in new shape, 1000W motor for Maxwell Windlasses. This is the new style with 4 mounting options. It is a...
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    Re: Volvo 120 saildrive

    You might try this: http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f64/two-volvo-penta-d1-30b-engines-and-sail-drives-189287.html

    I don't know if he will part them separately. The drives are 130's, not...
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    Re: Preparing a catamaran

    Good point about the power. One thing I forgot to mention above is that we were operating those little dehumidifiers off the inverter because we didn't have power available. The solar kept the...
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    Re: Preparing a catamaran

    We have done this the past two years as we spent the summer doing some other things. We don't take anything off the boat. For mold, we put a few Sunpacs around the boat, which contains the...
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    Re: Reconditioning Sail?

    I haven't used them, but know of a few people who have. The sails came back clean and feeling like new because of the re-resining. However, none of this will fix or mitigate sails that have lost...
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    Re: Lightning and Thunderstorms Website

    There is also an iphone/ipad app for this.

    Mark
  29. Re: Is Seawind 1160 or 1250 a good choice for blue water sailing for a couple?

    It is actually the opposite of that. Light boats can carry more payload weight. Same for rockets, trucks, and anything else. In the above example, if the boat was 10,000lbs, then it would take...
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    Re: Stripping boat coats

    But that isn't any different for a multi than a mono. And after a below water impact, cracked bottom coating is probably a minor concern.

    Mark
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    Re: Stripping boat coats

    I've never seen a multihull whose hull flexes (any more than a mono's). The boat in whole, yes, to some degree, but the hulls themselves? I would be very worried to have hulls that flexed.

    Mark
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    Hey Paul on Suliere

    Trying contact you but your PM box is full. Left a note on your website, but it hasn't been updated in 3yrs and don't know if you see it anymore.

    I have a question about your flexboat dinghy.
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    Re: Foiling an A Class Catamaran

    We are in Bermuda watching the AC50's and AC45's, so lots of foiling catamarans here! Saw two Nacra cats foiling the other day - I didn't know there was a foiling version of those.

    A fleet of...
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    Re: St Francis Marine SF50 - A boat that can kill

    To be fair, Paul's last "whining" was 5 years ago, and if you read other threads by him, he fixed things, got out cruising, and stopped looking back as fast as he could.

    I don't see him in the...
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    For Sale: 2 Sport-A-Seat cockpit cushion

    Two genuine Sport-A-Seats - these are the high quality ones, not the cheap West Marine versions. Both have small chafe patches on the bottom hinge area, but are in good condition and fully workable...
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    Re: Glue for keel to hull attachment

    Since the keel is meant to be sacrificial, I wouldn't glass and epoxy it. That may cause structural damage in a collision. Maybe a light layer of 6oz cloth with polyester over the seam, or just...
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    Re: Protecting the helm

    Not the same boat, but an idea: http://www.multihulls4us.com/forums/showthread.php?5734-How-to-build-a-hard-top&p=62024#post62024

    Mark
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    Re: Rudder failure - Belize 43

    I don't know about getting a replacement from FP, but since you have an existing rudder still, making a new one will be very easy. Nothing you can't do yourself or have a glass guy duplicate.

    You...
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    Re: Anything like catastrophic loss insurance?

    I don't know if you can get specifically a "catastrophic loss" policy, but you can get a regular policy with a large deductible that would essentially be the same thing. Prices go down as the...
  40. For Sale: 2015 Achilles HB-350DX 116 Hypalon Rigid Bottom Inflatable

    $4,000 Located in Vero Beach Florida


    Length: 116
    Beam: 59
    Tube Diameter: 18
    Weight: 187lbs
    Max engine: 30hp
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