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  1. saboteer

    Non Skid Gelcoat

    https://www.westmarine.com/buy/woody-wax--woody-wax-fiberglass-nonskid-deck-wax--3745320?recordNum=1 Ive never used this but have heard decent reviews.
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    Towing a 13' Whaler...

    We've been towing our 13' whaler for something like 30 years now. Started behind a Catalina 38' now behind the Cat 42'. It definitely impacts speed, we loose about 3/4 to 1 knot depending on conditions. We tow between Catalina and Dana Point regularly and have seen some nasty conditions, but the boat has held up just fine. We rig the tow line from the bow eye up thru a snatch block tied to the stern cleat then up to a primary winch. This allows easy adjustment for length. We like to tow it at about the 2nd wake behind the boat, allowing it to ride the top. Tow motor up for sure and remove any bits that are easily tossed off. Sea conditions will be the greatest effect on speed so try to pick good days. Also be mindful, the boat will surf and so following seas can bring it right up to your tow boat. Otherwise they are great boats, pretty much indestructible.
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    new boat shoes.

    Bought a pair of these on sale at WM. So far they are working well. Quick dry and flexible. https://www.zhik.com/zkg-red.html
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    Battery Maintainer

    I too am looking for some simple solar trickle charger for my 13' whaler. Just need to maintain the 12v start battery. Any suggestions?
  5. Hydrocoat suggests it offers unlimited dry time for long dry storage.
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    Flying Tiger

    45 sounds reasonable. Judging by local results I think it’s a gift, should be closer to the mid to upper 30’s.
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    Good Anchorages in the channel Islands

    Another great resource: http://charliescharts.com/cruising-guides.html
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    Snubbed

    Has anyone tried this? Seems like a good option vs a chain hook https://www.mantusmarine.com/mantus-chain-hook/
  9. Bite the soap Rabbit, make him look like a dick.
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    Merlin at 75 mph

    This B32? http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1995/B-Boats--3163430/United-States
  11. saboteer

    Barn Find Cal 40

    Daiquiri 2 is now No Parley located in Dana Point, CA. Boat is still very active in the race scene and quite competitive.
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    J105 Pushpit

    Who cares what it costs, the idiot who came charging in from behind should be paying for it. Get it fixed and send him the bill. That's what insurance is for.
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    My newest project

    Bob, Is there a way to remove ballast from hull #1 to get back to your optimum? The boat looks great and I am sure once loaded it will float just fine, but removing 2k from ballast would go along way I'm sure.
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    SoCal PHRF Corinthian rating

    So it sounds like unless you plan to use your motor there seems to be no reason to race cruising vs phrf class. To me this makes sense, seems like there are a lot of people who choose cruising because they get the proper adjustments. If PHRF can do this for them that take the burden off NOSA which is a good thing. As for why more people have not gotten a Corinthian rating, well it's probably because there wasn't the need since they just got the adjustments before. We have a Corinthian rating for our Cat 42 and it seems proper for that type of boat. The benefit of the Corinthian rating is that PHRF is issuing it and you get adjustments for items you wouldn't have with the old system such as anchor chain credits. It's a win win, plus you can race real phrf class racing with it and be on an even playing field. No special cruising class designation needed.
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    Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

    Different Varuna. This is the 51 not the 46 that did Transpac.