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  1. MrXC

    Does your dinghy have a name?

    My Albacore is Binky, my Laser is Zoomie and when its restored my Sailfish will be Flop. All are nicknames for things rabbits do.
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    In May, I picked up a 1981 Albacore with trailer and three sets of sails for $350. It required some fiberglass repair where the seats attached to the hull and the gel coat on the deck was so faded you could see the glass fibers. Otherwise it was functional. Photos from when I bought it and after a few weekends of maintenance.
  3. Has anybody used a bicycle spoke tension meter to measure the tension on a wire shroud? I'm setting up an Albacore after spending most of my time on a Sunfish or club boats set up by somebody else. I'm also an avid cyclist and hoping I can buy one tool for both sports (and a bike spoke tension meter is less expensive). Thanks.