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    Near the Cape...you choose which one.
  1. Check Your BoatUS Policy.

    The issue is given my boats age (1981) I will getting 20 cents on the dollar for repairs...as opposed to 100. Total the boat? great...repair the boat? Not great.
  2. Carrier was CNA. Had $0 deductible (after it "faded" away) and no depreciation on replacement parts. They recently changed the carrier to Geico and... https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boatus.com%2Finsurance%2Flosses-depreciation.asp Yes the change was in the fine print of my new policy and I should have noticed sooner. I will be cancelling my policy.
  3. AwlGrip DIY

    Awlwash to clean Awlcare to protect Perfection to remove imperfections
  4. Oyster Yachts gone bust

    ++++ on the C & C community. Very active and very giving and still coordinating rendezvous around the country.
  5. Raymarine ST-6000 Autohelm - good or bad?

    I have had ST60s and the 6000 since 2004. Autopilot works great in 98% of conditions (no so much in 50 knots crossing the gulf stream for example). Raymarine rebuilt the drive in 2015 for $500. Short money. Make sure you have gyro and rudder indicator too. I keep what works until it doesn't.
  6. Fareast Sails

    Got two quotes. Main and 125%. One local and Far East. Holy crap Far East was 60% cheaper than local US loft! Comparable cloth weights etc. Woah!
  7. PHRF and Overlap...

    Yea well I have an 18'J and I am not feeding/waiting for/fixing/beering/coordinating schedules of winch gorillas to grind in 25' (+) (-) of sail for the occasional beer can/regatta race. Gonna have a chat with the local PHRF honchos and see if I can get them to join this century and realize headsails are getting smaller, crews are getting smaller and we are getting older.
  8. PHRF and Overlap...

    So talking with my sailmaker about new sails. I want a 125% because of ease of handling while still maintaining upwind performance (plenty of wind here). But...PHRF in our neck of the woods does not give credit under a 135%. In todays world of aging sailors and smaller overlaps seems a bit odd. Do other PHRF fleets reflect a credit for a 125? Thanks in advance.
  9. OK, I sort of get it, now

    A few of my favorite "Big Boat" things here in the Northeast; -Dodger...great for when raining and spraying and too much wind. --12v fridge. Getting good block ice is near imposssible. - Autopilot. Opens up a whole new world of freedom. - Pressure hot water shower. Hauling my personal stuff ashore to a public shower is not my idea of fun. - Propane stove/oven. Yes we use the oven. Keeps things civilized enough but not so sophisticated if anything breaks your not too stuck. As for breakage? Stay ahead of the stuff and you do a rebuild replace every 10 years and your good to go.
  10. Just a thought...but Airmar is now selling paddlewheel-less speed sensors (UDST800). One actually can determine leeway as well (DX900). No experience with them but it would be nice to get rid of the forever fouled paddlewheel No I don't work for Airmar.
  11. Random PicThread

    Look at the pic again...date on placard says 10/28/66. Although that front end and wheels does look 70's-ish.
  12. AwlGrip DIY

    Woah...nice job. Attempting to repaint the reverse transom this spring. Thanks for the write up!
  13. I have done some crazy stuff... but

    120 in my XK8. Oohhh it was nice. But you quickly realize...no matter how straight the road, how dry the conditions, how desolate the road. There are always the animals. Desolation usually means more animals.
  14. 8 Bells Everett Pearson

    Crewed on one in the Vanderbilt Cup race in Huntington Bay in 1984. Blowing like stink...25+. Last upwind. Approaching the windward mark we discussed putting up the chute. Crazy!...Nobody else is doing it!...It will blow the chute! F' it. Lets fly it. Well we screamed (gyrated/broached/yawed) our way to second at the leeward mark and we repeated that same process 2 or 3 more times. Took a second as the finish was downwind. What a blast. At the party at the museum after the race we felt like studs. So many great memories tied up in the Pearson name. Would love to get my hand on that great Flyer ad with the preppies. Classic.
  15. "National Cleavage Day"

    What would the blonde above Pam name be? Thanks for the cheer Sol.