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    Yes. The jury came back and said "Fuck this. Get some decent batteries you stupid fucking cheapskate" So I did. No more splashing. No more filling half empty batteries with distilled water through a funnel after removing settee panels & cushions. You asked what were good quality marine batteries. I shopped for 3 months and finally decided on Northstar NSB-AGM 24Ms. Compare the specs
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    I paid $299. $380 must be boutique chandlery pricing.
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    Floodeds are crap. I have 3 Northstar NSB_AGM 24Ms. 2 house, 1 starter. They are the best you can get
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    San Diego Sailboat Rentals

    Yes, I second that. Make sure to take your family for a close up look at the aircraft carrier Midway.
  5. What's interesting is that the boat has lost it's rudder, yet is down by the bow.
  6. exactly. he did not beach his boat, he missed the entrance.
  7. I just like to include all possible variables in my decision making process', sometimes important considerations are revealed thereby
  8. That's what I thought, but using 12 metre's formulas it looks as if the layman's 2 dimensional center of effort of the sail plan only moves aft about 10% of the headsail overlap (where the headsail overlap and "E" mainsail foot length are identical) when re-calculating CE for a 100% jib vs the existing 140%. And I wonder how much of this amount of movement is likely lost or negated by the M & J sail trim angles. Basically what I'm looking at is how much the CE moves aft if I put a 100 on with inboard sheeting (waaay inboard of current sheeting angles). Less total sail area, true (573 vs 681) but better pointing. Hmmm.....
  9. Yes, I used it on my cockpit seats. They make templates, it is easy to trim & install, does not hold dirt, comes in a myriad of color combinations. The one thing i was afraid of, overheating after sitting in the sun, (think hot vinyl seats in cars) has not happened. cheaper than teak, no maintenance (yet) but only had is a year so unsure of longevity.
  10. What is the correct formula for calculating the movement of the center of effort of a sail plan from a 140% overlapping Genoa to a 100, maybe 105% “nonoverlapping” jib?
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    New SWAN 48 and sweet dreams

    I would think that the block at the base of that mainsheet capture would break before the capture itself. The bigger question would be the mainsheet itself and where it goes running downwind - at least a traveler gets the mainsheet to the side of the boat and relatively out of the way.
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    whats that thing on his neck???!!