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    Buzzards Bay, MA
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  1. DrewR

    Beta Marine vs Nanni Marine

    Decrease I believe.
  2. DrewR

    Beta Marine vs Nanni Marine

    Yes, I had to wait until it was hauled in the fall. I went 1 setting and it was better and the following year the 2nd. So it took 2 seasons to dial it in. Fastbottoms here on SA is a diver and does them in the water. There was a diver in Marblehead or thereabouts that claimed to do. I have no clue how unless they dive with a fully stocked spare kit. I swore at mine and had to dig around in the gravel to find dropped parts and it really is a 2 man operation, no matter what the instructions say. Learned that in my multiple attempts. That said, repitching it was the key. Works like a charm now.
  3. DrewR

    Beta Marine vs Nanni Marine

    ^^ I had to set my MaxProp 2 settings less pitch than what they recommended to get near max RPM. J/35 wiith a Yanmar 3GM30F. They've sold a lot of J35 props but their recommended settings were way off for my boat. I could not do anything above 2800 RPM without a black cloud behind me. Now I get over 3000 RPM/~7kts no problem. So I would try to repitch the prop before you get rid of it. It's kind of a pain in the ass, but well worth it.
  4. I did 4 coats of SeaGold on my cabin sole, but it's only been in since April so early report is that I am pleased with the results so far. So easy to apply. Whether it lasts the season or not remains to be seen. I also made a companionway drop in Solo cup/wineglass holder this winter and put 4 coats of SeaGold and 2 coats of Captains gloss over it. Almost a piano finish. Seems like a great product.
  5. DrewR

    Favourite Boat pic?

    Or, prestart:
  6. DrewR

    New, to me, J35

    Mine is definitely thru bolted. No question. 1987 hull #256.
  7. DrewR

    Favourite Boat pic?

    Cuttyhunk sundown.
  8. DrewR

    repainting oxidized molded non skid

    Why is it superior? Just curious as it seems like it's new and relatively unproven. Available in the US?
  9. DrewR

    Protesting other fleets

    Thx!
  10. DrewR

    Protesting other fleets

    ^^ Is that true? I wanted to protest a boat last year from another club that was using the same mark only bcz he was such a dick. A J/120 or J/122 on a reach nearly forced me to collide with a gov't mark, I was close hauled on stb and about a boat length or two from the mark when he came barreling in and clearly was not giving me room. I had to go head to wind and pinched by the mark by inches (current was my friend). He knew we were also racing I was leading a pack of stb tackers from our fleet and I hailed (yelled) at him. At the time I wanted to drive over to the other club and protest, but then I had a beer and realized it was Wed night and the cooler was full. But I will repay the kindness some day I'm sure. He's on the list...
  11. DrewR

    Transport Saybrook, CT to Chatham, MA ?

    If you can deal with buses, Peter Pan runs a bus from Providence to the Cape. The only stop at a few places on the Cape, Hyannis for sure, but it may option. Why not drive? Traffic has been worse than usual this year but time it right and you'll have no issues.
  12. DrewR

    Questions for US Citizens sailing to Canada

    Also be aware that Canada has very strict entry requirements for anyone with a DUI. **Very**, and they do check. And seeming no big deal driving infractions in the US (negligent operation, driving to endanger, etc.) can cause refusal for entry. I know someone turned away bcz of a DUI when he was young.
  13. DrewR

    Mass Bay Distance Races

    If you venture down to Buzzard's Bay, there are plenty of races of length. The Buzzards Bay Trophy has been revived is getting a lot of traction, link here: https://beverlyyachtclub.org/index.cfm?ID=549
  14. DrewR

    Thickening polyester resin

    West 406 works fine with polyester. A bitch to sand tho, but thats the same as epoxy. 410 works as well.
  15. DrewR

    Prop & Centerboard Antifoul

    I'm trying PropGlide, what looks to be a cheaper PropSpeed knockoff, this season. I'll report back in July and let you know how it goes. $100 for the 3 blade Max prop, shaft, and strut with plenty to spare. Could had another boat probably. Don't bother with Velox, it's about as good as TriLux spray can, which is to say awful.