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  1. wbrent

    Boomkicker needed

    I need/want a boomkicker K1250 for my new to me J29. The closest place to me is charging $100 more than most American places. I want to explore having one shipped from US to east coast Canada. Which places are reliable? Which have you had good experiences with. Which ones to avoid? Canadians, which have you used and not had issues sending to Canada.
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    Winch question

    Yeah this one has the little protruding pin not quite at the bottom. No screw or debris in the bottom of the socket. just seems like the socket is not quite deep enough. I could grind off the bottom of my handle about 1/16” or be satisfied with it not locking. Or try to send it back. Lost the receipt of course. the old ones that came with the boat have the square thingy that turns to lock it in.
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    Winch question

    Bought a boat this fall and my wife was nice enough to buy me a nice fancy winch handle. Just tried it on the boat and found it doesn’t lock in the Barrient 27 winches. Is there something worn out in the winch or do not all winches have the capability to lock the handle.
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    Winch question

    Ok. Thanks. I’ll check that in the morning. Hoping some water got in there and froze maybe. If it’s a screw what’s the fix? File it down maybe?
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    Recognize this?

    I know a free boat is never free. But thinking about going to see this anyway. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/saint-john/fiberglass-sailboat/1519103403
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    Looking For a J36:

    Check Kijiji Nova Scotia. Used to be one for sale there for the longest time. Almost giving it away. Also there are two at my club that would probably sell.
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    Are Canadian Boats' Cores Wetter?

    In my neck of the woods boats are sailed about four months a year then covered for the rest of the time. So one could say they are only exposed to the elements a portion of the time southern boats are.
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    Judel Vrolijk Pro-25

    I know that boat. It was at my club for a year and as far as I know has not been sailed in a few years. The current owner did an overhaul on it. Added a bowsprit and square top Main. Pretty sweet paintjob. The owner Sailed it a few times one summer and havent seen him out since. I think hes just too busy. He works for a local Doyle sail loft, so its got many brand new sails. I inquired about it a few years ago but ended up with a Melges 24. I was able to track down the original owner but I cant remember who that is now. Just google it. I believe only three were made.
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    Flying Tiger

    I may took a look at one not too far from me. Can you all list the usual suspect areas on this boat for me to look at? Or the questions to ask as to upgrades.
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    J35 Anarchist

    I made some out of Starboard. Seems to work well but I sold my boat two years later so can't comment on how it's making out.
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    Flying Tiger

    Not sold yet. It's a J105. A prospective buyer had it surveyed this weekend. So might lead to something. But yes can't buy anything until current boat is gone.
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    Flying Tiger

    Anyone know of any others that might become available sometime soon nearer the east coast than west.
  13. HI -go to www.winchbags.com to order one. If you want to talk through it give me a call at 216-701-4204