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  1. Bareboat Charter in the Baltic. . .tips?

    Not yet -- still working on it. Thanks for asking, though.
  2. Craigslist Finds

    I bought a basic Harken small boat setup -- 1m length of low profile track, the car made for soft shackles, and the end stops that allow dead-ending the line in. For now, I'm not going to mount controller lines, but rather sail it like I see Finns sailed, without controlling the traveller. If I don't line that, I'll affix control lines. Actually for now, it's 3 degrees and it's under 3" of snow, so I'll just sit inside and ponderate upon it.
  3. Craigslist Finds

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  4. Craigslist Finds

    Banshees have their problems -- most often rotted transoms, from what I can tell. Getting a new set of drapes for mine this winter, and even affixing a traveller (finally). Now, here's an Albacore -- wanted one of these in the worst way about 10 years ago. this one is even not that far away, but sadly I have no room for it. https://springfieldil.craigslist.org/boa/d/sailboat/6405418377.html
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  6. Craigslist Finds

    I have a CF golf shaft blank as a hiking stick on one dinghy, and the LAX stick as a hiking stick on the other. Must say I prefer the LAX stick.
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  10. Craigslist Finds

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