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    Ugly dodger collection

    Good eye, I completely missed that
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    Ugly dodger collection

    Came across this gem. Please view this ad: 22' Sailboat LOADED, Price: $ 2,000
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    Laser 28 owners?

    I crew on a Laser 28 every Wednesday. It is a fun boat that responds very well to minor tweaks to your sail trim. This has drastically improved my skills as it is very easy to see when you are too hard on the sheets, or too soft. I just had to deal with the Buhk engines fuel lines being rotten and falling apart. This seems like no big deal to fix. Well it was fun and taught me a lot about that engine. There are a series of fuel lines that have banjo fittings on them. These banjo fittings are a whole mess of sizes but all use the same size of hose. This is not a common occurrence with Banjo fittings in north america. These banjo fittings make you believe the lines are dealing with much higher pressure than you are, they are all either before the injection pump or after the injector. So the pressure is not very high, 100 psi range. You can carefully cut the old crimp off and save the fitting. Then go and get diesel injection line at your local automotive store. If you go to a shop that make hydraulic lines they can fit new crimps over the old fittings. I had originally sourced a line that was going to be 3 weeks out and cost +$100 but this route ended up costing $34 for most of the lines. Bleeding the Bukh is a pain. There is a manual pump on the port side fore of the fuel filter. I tried this but it took forever. Ended up flipping the decompression lever, cranking the engine for 5 seconds bleeding the air out in one place then after the starter cooled doing it to another. If the system still has air in it you can get it to start with a touch of ether on a rag and slightly covering the air intake. The engine will run and get you out in a pinch but more bleeding will be needed. If there is anything specific you need let me know. If I don't have the answer I'll talk to the skipper
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    For the price they are either desperate to sell or there is something horrible going on with it.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24
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    Decisions, Decisions. Opinions Requested.

    I have a C&C 25 mk ll. I am very impressed with the build quality of the boat, how she handles, and the ease of use. As for racing, I haven't with her yet. The 24 seems very popular with the people who have owned it. There is a 1000 lb difference between the 24 and 25 but everything I have read states that the 24 isn't too tender and is a good all around boat. Biggest complaint being the heads location. I'd also go for the C&C but I am also Biased.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    No mast in any picture of the boat including when it was on the water.....
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Saw this on facebook. Not only is the price mock worthy but requiring a picture of the cash first. Also the deposit for answering questions....
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    Soda blasting a hull

    Awesome thank you. I will give this a good read.
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    Soda blasting a hull

    5 months now but it is winter here so -5c to -15c for 3 months of that time.
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    Soda blasting a hull

    Good to know thank you
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    Soda blasting a hull

    Glad some one knew, I have never had to deal with a barnacle. Fresh water only so far
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    Soda blasting a hull

    The rudder was covered in two inch blisters. I cut it open and the foam core was soaked. So I removed the core and am currently rebuilding the rudder. The water got into the core through the bottom of the rudder, there was a 1/4 inch jet of foam through the fiber glass that soaked up all the water. The hull had one blister above the water line, still trying to figure out how water got there but I suspect it came down from the toe rail. Other than that no blisters under the water line on the hull. Might be a good idea to get some readings though, as they may help me find the ingress route at least.
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    Soda blasting a hull

    I should but haven't yet. Need to get a meter would be the first step