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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Sound advice for all boats, I think.
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    Leisurefurl Boom Failure - Any Suggestions?

    Measure the size of the aluminum tube, buy from a local supplier, cut, drill and reassemble.
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    Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    I've been using one for about a year. Parts are available and easy to get from torqeedo usa. It works well for what it is, I've had some issues with communication errors with the tiller. But for the most part it's reliable, has decent range and requires little maintenance. I used to have an RIB with a 15, it was nice for long trips. I have a wooden sailing dinghy now so I leave the torqeedo behind if I'm going any real distance and just sail. It's not so fast but that's kind of the point.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Also the cove stripe would have a star if it were a C&C
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    Full Main + HW Jib?

    You don't like the idea of it or physically doing it? You gotta get over this, it's a basic fundamental of sailing. You will always sail faster with the correct, balanced, sail plan vs "pushing the limit" of your main and putting up smaller and smaller jibs.
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    Is sailing cool?

    No
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    west coast cruising

    These are isolated things usually. Mexico is a huge and beautiful country, with the most amazing people and food. I've cruised the Pacific coast from North of SF to South America. There are some really beautiful areas of California, but it's too damn cold and nothing that really made me want to hang around. Mexico is to this day one of my favorite cruising grounds, although winds are a bit light for my taste. The whole pacific coast of Latina america is really great IMO. It'd be easy to spend a few years cruising this part of the world.
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    Transpac 2019

    What's full crew on an opti, like 11 people?
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I have 2 dedicated batteries, for the oversized windlass, mounted in the V-Birth (so no long runs or major voltage drops). They have 120w of solar to keep them topped up. When they are full ( basically always) the charging current can be redirected to the main bank, of 6 group 27s.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    '75 C&C 48 custom No shaft or strut helps a lot in light winds, as does the weight savings from not having an engine/trans. I turned the engine room into a battery/water maker room, helps keep the weight low and centered. Only source of power is solar and wind but looking at methanol fuel cell options going forward.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Gray C&C with the yellow stripe w/o pulpit
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I am going on 4 years in the Caribbean without an engine on my 48fter. If you have a boat that points well and sails in light air and you actually really like sailing it's great. You have to pay a bit more attention and plan better but I don't see any limitations, especially in this part of the world where the wind always blows. I wouldn't go back, a fossil fuel free boat is a beautiful thing.
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    Hanks over furler foil

    Top down or continuous furlers have antitorsion ropes sew into the luff of the sail allowing the whole sail to roll together. It will furl but it will be bottom up and be sloppy if the leach is too loose it can catch the wind, pump, unfurl or wrap. I always thought it'd be slick to set up a piece of luff tape with grommets that you can link soft shackles into and hoist and furl sails without converting them
  14. The statistics on density of yachts vs incidence of piracy are basically nil. Obviously there are high risk areas, like the Peninsula of Paria, but I sail between Trinidad and the virgins multiple times annually. I have heard first hand accounts but mostly just second or third hand stories. I am not saying things can't happen and that you don't need to be smart about where you are going but the fear people have seems unfounded. Then again, the haul out in Trinidad is a great deal so I guess stay scared to cross south of Grenada, so I can keep saving money.