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  1. Looking for some sail trim literature to get me through the winter -- specifically for fractional large overlapping headsails. I've had The Art and Science of Sails by Whidden/Levitt recommended to me but I don't want to buy a book that is essentially a giant North advert. Thanks!
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    I like the top plate treatment. We do a lot of foam shaped over the post rudders (H80 or H100) and I’ve always routered the foam to a 3/8” round-over and the multiple layers of 12oz biaxial have no trouble taking the shape in the bag. Many ways to shave this cat! Loving the progress
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    Boomkicker install...any tricks or tips?

    The instructions are very thorough. Take your time.
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    Interlux Watertite Question

    I had a kit of watertite that cured a very very pale purple, but when sanded was the normal blue hue we know. Is it curing fine? If so, I wouldn’t be worried.
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    Oh man, just post more pictures already!
  6. I think I would hop on the opportunity and if you really like the boat consider repowering.
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    Velocitek SpeedPuck

    Ok. Please let me know if he passes it up. Looking for simple (affordable) speed displays for a youth fleet of Shark 24s we are starting at our YC. Don’t want tactical, don’t want to be installing transducers/batteries.
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    Velocitek SpeedPuck

    If you would like to sell it, please let me know.
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    Rudder refurb and associated troubles...

    Glass then fairing. Looks really good but I think you could have shaped a new rudder out of H100 foam and bagged a new rudder in the same time. That’s how we do them.
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    stick on cam cleat base

    I’m not sure I see the point beyond needing to place a cam in a difficult spot where a custom riser or bridge is needed to negotiate the surface on the deck. You will need to heavily abrade a decent chunk of the deck for your base to bond with any sort of reliability. Holes are easier to fix in my mind. I’m not familiar with Spabond, but I wouldn’t use Sikaflex. My choice would be Plexus or another MMA.
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    Pretty floor options?

    Balsa w/ 12oz biax skins (epoxy), nonskid paint. Light and cheap
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    Mo Bettah Too

    Agreed about doing away with the aft winches in favor of leading the runners forward.
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    B&G paddle wheel recessed in housing

    Confirm that the transducer is properly and fully seated in the thru-hull. A little Vaseline can help the transducer slide easily into the housing.
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    I believe you can email yourself the photos (through the mail app) and by doing so you can compress them.
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    Gill OS2 vs OS3 vs KB1- Jackets and pants

    I've had an OS2 for about 3 years now. The high collar is great as are the chest pockets. But this thing is WARM. Great for the early and late season, but I wouldn't want to wear it in the middle of summer.