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    Time to talk hawse pipes

    yup Longy that works and have done it a few times with a bonus discovery. You need a raw water filter for the washdown pump first , tee to both demands, check valve for the head supply (causes havoc without). The filter keeps the check valve clean and the head smells and works way better without the decay of critters and weed clogs. Now I install filters on all my head installs.
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    Things I didn't know

    That was a good deal. Someone invited this jerk onboard my boat and he was bragging about his brand new Maui Jims, wow nice. 10 min later he drops them between dock/boat in 25' water and watch him die inside. I see on shore a dive instructor completing a lesson so went over and asked. The guy swims over and quickly finds them free diving. So before he hands them over idiotstick asks him how much? Diver says $100 and gets an angry counter offer of $50, without another word he promptly drops them back in and swims back to shore. All of us are laughing as we untie watching him storm back up the dock with plans to further the negotiations. We hear later he paid $150. haha
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    Things I didn't know

    I'd like to share a trick of the trade when misplacing any tool or bolt. Instead of wandering around searching aimlessly, simply drop to your knees and it magically appears beneath either kneecap.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Thanks AK. "That Hunter ended up selling for a terrifying $18,500." Yikes.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    I remember cockpit grass growing back in 2013 that needed m
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    Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018

    Concerning. With that that vang not reattached might indicate she doesn't carry drills, taps and assortment of bolts. She's smart and cautious, that goes a long way.
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    150,000 Gallons of Mount Gay Rum Burns Yesterday

    Holy crap, that's 1388 Butts or 16666.666 Firkins.
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    Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    She might be the Truant Triad, flushy deck version.
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    what is it?

    Vestas Sailrocket
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    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    and Herreshoff's sailtrack changed that game.
  11. OH, me too. EB, Only takes minimal crush to add the friction required and have never found worn or long term damage to the cable. Sometimes when applicable you can take an extra loop or a slightly tighter radius to accomplish that same needed stick. As you say taking the spring out or throwing one in with less strength works too. I only use titanium bull dog clamps, is that better?
  12. Elegua, On the vented Groco loop - Can't see if it breathes from the loop, burbs/sticks like a hose to the bilge? The replacement rubber is stupid expensive but love the whole groco product line and use their stuff when i can. EB, Got that right re water in hose noise. Actually, that simple bulldog clamp on the throttle cable works great. Have you had an issue? You can gradually add some friction and the rpms stay where where you leave it. Learned a lesson - the jacket needs room for extract/ expansion and can yank itself out of the crimped end. Started installing them in the middle of the run , never another issue.
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    Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018

    Ish, they are well put together and so are the Selden spars that come stock with the Najad. Better custom spars just cost more $. While properly installed rivets should be sufficient for most, Jeanne has a few miles on Nereida and it would be easy to miss some loose rivets during inspection. Lucky the boat & rig isn't all busted up and it came off clean. She should have the tools to drill/ tap 8mm bolts, although a time consuming task on a nice day at the dock. Monday morning I see my client with an unused 35' that monitors Jeanne daily log with plans to go offshore. Most of these issues don't show up till you slam them around a little.
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    Jeanne Socrates - nonstop solo RTW 2018

    Whole rig is riveted, don't just stop at the vang.
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    Fuel polishing in Van Isle

    +1 for Olivier Blazat at Optifuel. They have their act together and know boats,
  16. I drive one of those '02 318 2500 Rams in rare white. Good truck. Happy I didn't go for the magavan bling upgrade.
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    Ugly dodger collection

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    How hard was it blowing?

    Anywhere in the Hawaiian Isles you measure wind from the back, so 16 kts. In Canada that's 1.42 L/hr with a higher alcohol content.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Thanks Fdwg.
  20. Is this the start of the next chapter ? 'Soiling around the world'
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    Sailing Books for Children

    After thinking about my youth. My favorite of all time was Royce's Sailing Illustrated. I still remember every page.
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    Sailing Books for Children

    Thanks QBF. I just watched Scuppers, it's appropriate for my mentality too.
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    AwlGrip DIY

    This my favorite today. http://www.alexseal.com/