Looper

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  1. Looper

    Craigslist Finds

    I have a butterfly in Chicago free to a good home. Complete boat but needs pressure washing. PM for details
  2. Looper

    Insurance query - how is write-off treated?

    As the trailer is undamaged and titled/insured separately ask the insurance company what their plan is to get their totaled boat off your trailer. It's possible that will push them to sell it back to you for a very fair price.
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    More from this mostly mundane saga....
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    From their Patreon page... Plot thickens - looks like Squeaky is out of the picture.. (Yes, I was compelled to find out more and now donate $1 a month).
  5. Looper

    Shallow bilge and cleaning

    In hindsight i should have uncovered my 7.9 this spring while we still had COVID closures, but i didn't. As a result of the excess moisture the entire boat on the inside was entirely covered in mold. the boat's interior and headliner are lined with indoor/outdoor carpet. This was a big job. Ventilate and wear a mask for what i'm going to tell you... I bought a new tank sprayer (like the ones used for weed control in yards and filled it with undiluted vinegar first and literally hosed down the entire boat. From what i read the acid in the vinegar kills off the spores and prevents the mold from spreading. Step 2 was to take the same sprayer and dilute a 4:1 water bleach mixture (make sure you take out any upholstery to do this part). Did the same, sprayed down the entire boat, but avoided places i was concerned the bleach might do damage. It's remarkable how the bleach just makes the black vanish at this point. The final step was purchasing one of those Bissell hand steam cleaners for cleaning furniture and cleaning all the carpet surfaces. Needless to say, for a 40 year old boat it looks almost new. I'm pretty religious with a de-hu in the summer, but so far over a month in not a single spore has returned and the typical musty boat smell it used to have is completely gone.
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    J/35 - Best offshore racer of it's time?

    Middle, your thread topics make me shake my head. That said, the Thomas 35 was another "level 35" boat that was a J35 v2.0. I like it better.
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    Help me out with some MORC History

    He did have a Sov 33.
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    Help me out with some MORC History

    Grampian 26.
  9. Looper

    Chicago Area III

    I assume the Vanguards are the first racers of the season... also included Markset Bots.
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    Help me out with some MORC History

    Looks like i was wrong. i'll be the first to admit fault when i do it.
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    Help me out with some MORC History

    I don't think he's necessarily looking for a 60s boat... just one with the "Brick Shithouse" build characteristics.
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    Help me out with some MORC History

    I'll throw the Merit 25 or Evelyn 25 out as contenders. And with much bias, the 7.9... which I can confirm can be had in your price range if you are patient enough.
  13. Looper

    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    My guess is that GLSS chose the "ask for forgiveness not for permission" route.
  14. Looper

    West Michigan Thread

    You sound like you are fun at parties.
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    West Michigan Thread

    i'm pretty sure this is the second one. The first one goes back to when some of us met up at Bells one night.