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    When I Win the Lottery

    Just slap Espo's Charm School on the side and deduct the whole thing.
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    Barient electric winch repair

    Could it be rebuilt at a shop that does starters and alternators?
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    Daysailer for old people

    Cal 20?
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    Maybe the sheet was way too eased and the chute way too far out to windward for the puff
  5. Whether you use new or old holes (assuming original track), they need to be drilled before caulking. I had epoxied and then redrilled the original holes and dry fit the track before I tried to caulk it. When I dry fit it, I masked the desk at the edges of the track. I used the screwdrivers as levers and they allowed me to shift the track very small amounts in very specific locations to be able to line up the bolt that I was inserting. Same idea as the studs but I found that I needed to tweak the adjustment in more than a couple of locations to get all of the bolts located in their holes.
  6. You might consider using shims to help with the install. To install a long curved Genoa track, I cut thin shims and taped them at right angles to the track on the deck. They were just thick enough so that I could lay the track on them and it would not touch the sealant. I had a couple of long screwdrivers that fit through the holes in the deck and track. As I flexed the track I kept it in place with the screwdrivers. I would then insert the bolts in the track in that section and pull a shim or two and tighten the nuts. I then pulled the screwdrivers and flexed the next section,etc.. The shims helped to cut down on the track touching the caulk and spreading it around while I worked sections of the track in place
  7. Under the forward thwart there is a vertical support below the mast. At the bottom, drill a 1/4 " hole. Feed a line through the hole and tie a gallon jug on each side. Super light, fast, and cheap. You can still put foam under each thwart as is stock for frost biting.
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    x-yachts x-119

    I redid the rudder bearing on an x boat with an aluminum post. Jeffa has bearings for many of the x boats. Be very careful with wiring in and around the binnacle. The post on my boat had no signs of corrosion or wear
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    BENE slow first 235

    I think that there is a better keel that was designed for it that looked to be Abigail improvement
  10. Is the freeze protection good enough that you can drain the tank but skip the pink stuff?
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    Lightweight Interior Construction Ideas

    What about twin-wall polycarbonate for cabinet sliders instead of plexiglass. 6mm twin wall weights about .27 lbs per square foot. I have never worked with it so I am not sure how well it would hold up.
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    Tack in place with G/5?

    Yes. It works well. I put a small hole in the tubing to allow some air to flow through the shop vac. It keeps the motor from getting too hot
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    Dinghy build: Two-Paw 8 nesting

    I thought that if you were a really good magician the trick was to make it look like you sawed your assistant in half, boats not so much.
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    Don't Be This Guy

    I assume that the zinc in the picture was new
  15. Garden hose is made to sit out in the sun forever. On an old dinghy I screwed it to the rails with small washers. The dimpling around the washer protected other surfaces