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    Moisture Meters

    A moisture meter is only as good as the person using it. A good surveyor will use it as one of a number of tools to properly assess the condition of a vessel not as the end all tool to find problems.
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    38' Brenta donated available for lease/purchase

    The one on the cover is not either of the two on Martha's Vineyard. This one was based on Eastern Long Island where she regularly races against J/109's. We altered the traveler car on the jib so we can in-haul her. She is generally faster than a J/109 upwind but is slower downwind due to her small foretriangle and lack of sprit. Of the three races we did this summer we had 2 firsts and one 4th beating well sailed J/109's. The boat also has a square top mainsail (one of the advantages of not having a backstay).
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    Carbon lifeline covers/roller

    I had them on a 30' sport boat. You never came off the foredeck without itching. Got rid of them really fast. Not sure if I would put anything that could hold salt water in there...
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    38' Brenta donated available for lease/purchase

    The two plugs in the deck are for the removable foot blocks. There are two for the "couches" and one for each helm.
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    what was it?

    Looks like the remnants of Banque Populare
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    Are "T" keels a nightmare?

    I wouldn't want one on a modern cruising boat. Too much gets caught on them and doesn't slip off easy. Anchor lines when the wind drops out for one. You could collect a massive forest of sargasso offshore too. I would prefer a more traditional leading edge that would allow debris to slip off easier.
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    Did you sell the 90 yet? On the market? I have not sold her. She is listed for sale but I will only sell if someone really wants to buy her. Most people have called thinking they could get her for a song. Not the case. Instead I am converting her to original specs for a J/90. She should be in the water next week with her new rig up and tuned. It will be another month until we have the new sails and then we are going to play with her for a while. I hate to steal from the 88 thread. Anyone with any other questions about it can post in the j/90 thread that is on here somewhere.
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    I agree! The boat will make my wife and son alot happier. Plus, it fits better with the area and boats I sail against on a regular basis. i am sure they will release more details soon. Otherwise, there won't be anything for the forums to bitch about!
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    Don't be too surprised. It takes awhile to build a boat! Your dealer will get more info to you shortly. I am pretty psyched about getting ours. I worked on my 90 for a few hours yesterday and will be happy to have a boat with an interior!
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    I have number 8 coming. Going to just do a simple setup. VHF and wind , depth and speed from Raymarine. We don't really need much more than that.
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    Seascape 27

    So... $68,000 for the boat $7,000 for shipping a container $1,000 for import duty $76,000 base price on the East Coast
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    Seascape 27

    Anyone know what a SSC27 costs?
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    That would be a nice ride but it is not going to happen unless you want to spend top dollar on a custom project. If you do, call me!
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    Nice try! I am getting #8...
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    I would much rather have a marine head vs. a porta pottie. Most ports in the Northeast have pumpout boats that are readily available. I never have to carry poo around with me or touch it! With a porta pottie, you have to take a brief case of poo off the boat and find an approved place to dump it. if you use the blue chemicals, so your $160k boat doesn't smell like poo, you are not allowed to dump them down a regular toilet. You have to go to a pumpout facility. Never underestimate the power of a newbie! I have twice seen them screw up a porta pottie and dump poo in the bilge of a boat.