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    Charter, Fort Lauderdale

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    Miami boat show will be short one Beneteau

    Jeez. Last new Bene (Which was also a 55) I delivered on the same route, the rigging team had the upper and lower shroud reversed on the chainplate... Caught that before we left the marina, but I wonder if the same thing happened here and no one noticed.. Those things are super underpowered and loaded up, I can see how someone might have too much sail up for the conditions and something snaps.
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    any tricks for renewing foulies water proof

    Wrong forum, but I've used Nikwax before. It'll give another season or two, but end of the day you're gonna need to buck up and buy new. I've got a Zhik top that I've had for YEARS with heavy heavy use and it''s still waterproof as when I got it.
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    M5 Dock Removal Service

    CG Regs. If the boat can have more than 12 passengers it needs to be an inspected vessel and qualifies as commercial. Gorgeous boat. Must be insane sailing her..
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    Ft. Lauderdale to Key West

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    Chartering a boat for racing

    I've always brought my own sails when I charter.. Sell them your old set and get new or propose that they buy a used set of sails to use.
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    Crazy weight reductions stories

    Crew and I were 15 lbs over 1 day before star NA's.. Several hours in the sauna, a liquid diet and some constipation medicine did wonders. Weighed in 5lbs under. I was so weak I couldn't even pull the main in the first day.. definitely took a few days to get back to normal.
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    Boat Captain/Manager?

    I've done exactly this in exchange for use of boat when I want it.. Cleaned her, used her, ran motor, etc etc. Worked out excellently. Make sure his seamanship meets your expectations, write up a simple contract (you break it you buy it) and done.
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    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    Captain of charter vessel aint gonna be a captain no more. Doesn't matter who's to blame, both parties could have taken more affirmative action to avoid a collision. "Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper look-out by sight and hearing as well as by all available means appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk of collision. " "(a) Every vessel shall use all available means appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions to determine if risk of collision exists. If there is any doubt such risk shall be deemed to exist." Charter captain should be tried for negligence. As a Sailor, this is my worst nightmare. As a Captain, this is my worst nightmare. All you can do is roll your eyes and thank god no one was hurt.
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    Is Viking life raft still in business?

    I drive past their Miami office every day. Definitely alive and well. PM me if you want me to stop by
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    Swan 42

    Decks are soft. Surveyor is coming to look at it next friday. I'll report back with results.
  12. Looking for a 54" diameter steering wheel cover. Doesn't have to cover binnacle as well. I've seen the DIY kits, but has anyone just bought one from somewhere?
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    Life with a deep(ish) keel in Miami

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    Miami to Havana Sleigh Ride Thread

    Looking forwards to update! I'll be joining on my Kalik 40
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    Private Charter in South Florida or Keys

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