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  1. Sheet bag design

    https://www.amazon.com/Halyard-Hanger/dp/B00HNY6BFE Barton makes plastic ones too.
  2. Good, Cheapish Dacron Sails?

    I've been very pleased with National Sails and Bacon Sails. More personal attention and choice of material from Bacon!
  3. 3Di Nordac

    They do look great. The question no one can answer now if how they will hold up over time. The 1 year warranty told me that North isn't sure.
  4. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    J46, if that's too small Hylas 54/56 (PHRF in the 50s)
  5. Yanmar 2ym15 delayed transmission function

    not norma! Check the cable and change the transmission oil
  6. Atkins & Hoyle Hatch Rebuild Leak...

    Made the same mistake! A little sealant (lifeseal) cured the problem
  7. Thoughts on Boom Tents

    Cut off my old main just above the second reef points. Boom - a tent!
  8. Cleaning bottoms in Annapolis

    + Call Marlene, Anne Arundel Dive Svc. http://www.aadiveservices.com/contact_us
  9. Yard to ship 40' boat to in Annapolis

    Jabin or Port Annapolis. Probably easier for a truck to get into Jabin.
  10. Covering bulkhead instrument holes

    cockpit speakers
  11. Tack line loads

    Same load as in on the halyard. Not a job for a cam cleat!
  12. in-hull transducer kit - oil?

    Vaseline works too
  13. Raymarine autopilots

    I've got a 25 year old Ray Type 1 drive on a 25,000 pound Hylas. I added new Ray electronics but upgraded so they can handle a Type 2 drive when this one fails. I've done a 900 mile delivery using the AP the whole way, and it was awesome! If you want it to fully integrate with your plotter, you need to stay with the same brand.
  14. 3Di Nordac

    I recently asked John Krestchmer about his sails. He gets 20,000 miles out of a set of Doyle offshore dacron sails. For him, that's two years worth of sailing! I agree that radial cut sails are the sweet spot in terms of value/longevity, but I'm drawn to the bright shiny objects of high-tech sails nonetheless.
  15. 3Di Nordac

    Great thread guys (no pun intended) Evans, Read said the sails would be priced like their dacron. Time will tell.