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  1. Very pretty boat! Lots of waterline too. I love a yawl, and I love a tiller, our Crealock37 has both too. I didn’t know these boats, gonna go check the ones on Yacht World out. Thanks for the pretty pic Bob!

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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Rail leads (for reaching) are just as effective, keep the foredeck clear and don't destroy the look of the boat. I fly a spinnaker downwind (with a snuffer) and the jib boom was in the way, as it was for anchoring. I'm not a fan.
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Yes, it's leaning against my back fence.
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Thanks Bull. They only made eight of these, which were Carl Schmacher's original design and built from 1997-1999. After Carl passed away, Alerion redesigned the 38 into the daysailer you see more often. Of these original eight, six were yawls. Two of them happen to be offered on YachtWorld at the moment. They're a good buy, since most folks want a wheel in a 38'er these days.
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Finishing last Saturday's race. Photo by SlackwaterSF.
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    Three Bridge Fiasco 2019

    Come on out and I'll race you for mizzen battens or something - we'll probably be the only two yawls out there.
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    Three Bridge Fiasco 2019

    The race is on the 26th.
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    RUTGERSON jib horizontal rollerbattens

    C-Tech's roller battens are better than RBS's. I have no experience with Rutgerson's. As the jib ages, the leech starts to "hinge" along the tips of the verticals and it closes the slot a bit in light air. The leech stays flatter with horizontals. OTOH, if you're doing inside jibes with an asymmetric kite, make sure the tips of the roller battens are facing aft when rolled or things can get ugly. Verticals are better if you don't want to worry about that.
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    What's a zipper luff?

    Against my better judgement I bought the sail (from Minney's). It was cheap already and then another 25% off of cheap. It arrived today. Turns out it's something called an Aeroluff - probably seemed like a good idea at the time. The sail isn't horrible and the dimensions are right so I'll fiddle with it a bit. I've heard about zippers on ass'y kites - I'll investigate when I'm ready to order my next one.
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    What's a zipper luff?

    I've seen them on small boats but this is a genoa from a 34 footer. Is it any good or should I plan on changing it if I buy the sail? My boat has a Harken furler (#6 tape).
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    Switching out speed transducers

    Since your speedo is ultrasonic I gather you don't have a blanking plug to measure. Otherwise we could compare dimensions... as it were.
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    Switching out speed transducers

    What's a glob of stickum between friends? The guys at Signet are very helpful - give 'em a ring.
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    Switching out speed transducers

    Signet blue top (Hall Effect). Worth changing the housing if you have to. Your H5000 can process the input. Oh, wait. I may be racing against you. Forget I said anything.
  14. Answer to my own Q: Online ads say that it will. It's often offered without cable, bracket, etc. so it must be the intended change-out for the 508.
  15. Will the 608 fit into the base for the 508 or do you have to change everything?