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  1. 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

    message sent
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    Pogo Like Sailboats in North America

    She will not get out of her own way. Needs a square top main or atleast a 120/code 0 up front. Rig is flimsy, depowers well though. Build quality is mediocre at best. Way over priced for what she is. Would much rather be sailing a seascape 24.
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    Zhik Jackets Advice

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    Towing Nerdiness

    Gotta be a jeep GC. They made them (still make?) in diesel trim a few years back. Another option here is to buy a K2500 Suburban with a 6.5 detroit. Just put 4k on mine in two weeks towing a star, 17mpg vs the 9 we used to get with the E-150.. and she was the best handling, easiest towing "rig" I've ever driven. Years better than E-150,4runner, etc etc. Big ole' front seat means you can drive in any position you want, especially with the bench. Big ole' storage area means you'll never run out of space to dirty up.
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    Tragic youth sailing accident

    Agreed, but prop guard or not, the FIRST thing one should do regardless of how fast they're going/direction, whatever, is to kill the motor if someone falls over/they are approaching someone in the water. Sadly, I think poor training on the instructors part is to blame here. Will be interesting (not in a good way) to see what happens in court...
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    Tragic youth sailing accident

    Worst nightmare.... prayers and thought to the family
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    Gary W Mull

    Checking in here with my 1981 Kalik 40 Red Dog. Boat gets a lot of compliments, and she did great in the delivery down from CT to Miami. If anyone has any info about this, please comment! I've got the original blue prints for the boat as well..
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    Have a few thousand miles on my Zhik's with gaitor so far this year... Love them. They fit me very well, (wide feet) grip amazingly and even after several days of wearing them non stop they were still comfortable. I love the gaitors and personally will not buy a boot without them again. I used to e-tape my sallopettes to the tops of my boots... Not anymore!!
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    Car topping "heavier" boats

    Definitely not the hoist at Cryc or any other club But seriously, just lift the whole thing up like normal. They're mostly 2.5 ton hoists which are more than enough for the star+trailer. Pm sent ease!! Thank you
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    Car topping "heavier" boats

    ^^^^ that's the Rick I'm talking about. Real rig. He's a star sailor. He's gone cross country with it multiple times. Star in tow and star on top. The scary part part is lifting the whole boat/trailer rig ontop of the truck!
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    Car topping "heavier" boats

    SFB, that's another thought that crossed my mind. They do it all the time in Europe with VSR's on top of stars. The trailer only has surge brakes. Didn't think about renting one big trailer, liking that idea... would keep west and tear off as well. Going to look into it.
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    Car topping "heavier" boats

    Rick's set up ^^^