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    I'm planning on installing a RBS powdercoated backstay flicker on my 37' boat. The good news and the bad news are the same. It doesn't come with any hardware. This allows installation on almost any mast but will require several trips up the mast. First one for pics and to scope out possible attachment points for the forward end; second for seeing if selected hardware fits and, if so, drilling, tapping or whatever needs to be done to attach the forward end; third trip needed if selected hardware didn't work. Aft end seems pretty simple: either a small shackle or a low friction ring with a soft shackle. Has anyone installed one? Suggestions? Thanks.
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    Harken Winch Question

    The pin at the base of a powered winch can wear and no longer disengage the motor. Harken should have a kit for replacing the pin and related spring. I needed to do that for my powered 40 classic.
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    West Michigan Thread

    I have often thought that the Tripp could be expanded substantially by permitting simultaneous starts from any harbor on the east side of the Lake. Then adjust for distance. I realize that it's not perfect but Windquest and all the similar rated boats are never in the same wind as most of us anyway. Could easily double or triple the entries now that Tripp has abandoned the tradition of starting where the QC finishes.
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    West Michigan Thread

    Will the Governor's Cup have both Spin and JAM divisions? What will be the format for each? W/L? Offset? Number of races each day? Also, will the Tripp still be a night race? Ending at SSYC or McKinley? Thanks.
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    My Next Boat

    Any competent skipper can single handed dock an inboard engine boat of almost any size. I can dock my 37' single engine sailboat easier than docking my 19' skiff. Ditto in the Catalina 30. Hundreds available, easy to maintain, parts available, lots of space and a secure boat for a family.
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    What boat to buy?

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    Fun in Florida in January or Februay?

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    North sails ,pricing, discounts

    Forget North and contact Ullman.
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    Blond and brunette walking past flower shop. Brunette sees her boyfriend inside buying flowers and says "I guess I'm going to have to spend the weekend with my legs in the air." Blond says " Don't you have a vase?"
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    Stack pack or not?

    Can we see some pics? Thanks.
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    Cleaner Wax for bogus boat cleanup

    DON'T USE DISH SOAP! It will remove whatever wax remains. Instead, use a car "wash and wax" soap. Save your waxing for after haul out.
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    New prop for saildrive

    I've had a KIWI for 12 years and love it. Reverse is instantaneous with no prop walk. Blades are composite and can easily be changed if damaged. (No damage in 12 seasons.) Great service direct from the New Zeeland manufacturer.
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    I'm looking for some unique grommets. They need to have a rubber (?) insert so the 1/4" rope doesn't pull easily through the grommet. An alternative is a grommet with a solid rubber/silicone insert cut with an "X" pattern, like sometimes is found on the side of a backpack th tuch a cloth into. Any ideas?
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    VC17 Alternative

    WM FW-21 now on sale. $10- off regular price.
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    Best Offshore Jokes

    Blond and brunette walking past a flower shop when the brunette notices her boyfriend inside buying flowers. "Shit" says the brunette, "now I'm going to have to spend the weekend with my legs up in the air." "Why?" asks the blond...."don't you have a vase?"