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  1. Sport boat trailers

    I'm not sure from the thread what type of boat you have but I know of a new J/70 trailer available. PM for details
  2. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    That seems like a difficult conclusion to reach without seeing the other boat and a full investigation. There is an awful lot of paint missing from the underside of the bow on Vestas. I imagine the bottom of the hull could be damaged on a boat that is planing at 20kts with its bow out of the water and rides up over another boat. It could also just as easily be the glancing blow of a steel fishing boat coming right at you in the dark with little or no lights on. Can't say based on current info.
  3. Where do you work on your boat?

    not sure how much open space you have but you could consider a container shelter
  4. git 'er done https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rust-Oleum-Marine-Topside-Paint/163565901?action=product_interest&action_type=title&beacon_version=1.0.2&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&client_guid=81e2d40f-4bd5-44fb-3ec5-8abe42765863&config_id=106&customer_id_enc&findingMethod=p13n&guid=81e2d40f-4bd5-44fb-3ec5-8abe42765863&item_id=163565901&parent_anchor_item_id=119592347&parent_item_id=119592347&placement_id=irs-106-t1&reporter=recommendations&source=new_site&strategy=PWVAV&visitor_id=f61kQBWROPOWQ0b17av_50
  5. Rotary cutters

    These work amazingly well on glass and are cheap. http://toolguyd.com/skil-cordless-power-cutter-is-exactly-what-we-needed/
  6. Zincs going fast. 12V back feeding?

    I'm on a mooring. I will start by going through the whole Bonding system. I did a quick check this morning and noticed the stuffing box connection was broken. I'm due for bottom paint in the spring so I will address the exposed lead then. thanks so much for the advice!
  7. New (to me) boat, kept on mooring. My diver tells me every few weeks I need a new zinc. I went through 3 of them in one season. on previous boats I rarely had to change them. When I hauled the boat I noticed bubbling and missing paint on the keel bulb. Could just be old paint but a bunch came off right down to the lead. It was suggested to me that I may have something back feeding to a ground in the boat. Any suggestions on how to test for this? I spoke to neighboring boats and they did not have any issues, so not a marina based issue. Its a J/92 if that makes and difference.
  8. Wahine 26

    kinda makes me think of the C&C mega, a cabin top I always found quite unatractive
  9. what is the material that you used in the cockpit?


    1. Mike in CT

      Mike in CT

      Are we talking about the viper?

      it is Hydro Turf

  10. Towing Nerdiness

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/apr/13/death-of-diesel-wonder-fuel-new-asbestos Diesels will be more difficult to come by soon.
  11. Wanda down

    damn sorry to hear that. I shed a tear when mine went but was glad to see it go to a good home.
  12. Viper 830 for sale

  13. Viper 830 for sale

    Just sold this morning. Thanks to everyone who inquired.
  14. hi Mike,

    can your viper 830 fit in 40ft container, mast is in 2 pieces or? what else would you consider in part exchange except smaller boat ...i have Rinker 286 cuddy cabin in great shape but it is more then 18k.kind regards,Ben.


    1. wild devil

      wild devil

      also cash can play i guess open for offers or?