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    Shit I Didn't Know

    I think you mean Merry Clayton on Gimme Shelter.
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    Enkes AR8 Winch Tear Down

    Maybe, maybe not. Can't see the setup so can't say for sure. Ask around the marina, some goofball sailor has a belt sander he is dying to use for something nautical.
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    Enkes AR8 Winch Tear Down

    You can find finer grits of sandpaper at typical auto parts stores in their paint area. Alternate sources are hobby shops or automotive paint suppliers. Judicious use of a belt sander can angle the winch pads.
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    Yankee 30 - Current/Prior Owners and sailors?

    How long are these rails, 10 or 12 ft? I can see why they would recommend fewer standoffs, and filling the unused holes is a good option as long as you are comfortable doing it. I wonder if they could tweak their layout to use half or even fewer of the existing holes so you would have less cleanup work. Equal spacing might be a problem, though. I'm guessing these are through-bolted so the bolt heads are visible from the inside? Pics would help. $2500 seems high. I had a set made for my Ranger 26 probably ten or so years ago. The rails were about 8 ft long, with a curve and 6 or 7 attachment points. I gave them the hole pattern on some strips of mylar and they made me a set of rails for less than $500 for the pair. I was expecting to have to enlarge or fiddle with the holes a bit but the new rails were an exact fit. White Water Marine is local to me, but might be worth a call if you are going SS. https://www.whitewatermarineinc.com/ https://imgur.com/j17shbF
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    Yankee 30 - Current/Prior Owners and sailors?

    Not going to find that off the shelf, but a competent wood worker or wood shop could make a replacement set for you. That's a lot of attachment points, taping those off for finishing is going to be a pain for years to come. Going with SS rails that match the existing hole pattern will cost a bit more now but will be less headache later. If you go SS you'd want to remove the existing rails and make a pattern of the attachment holes so the new ones can follow the arc and use the same hardware. Make a pattern for each side, the chances of them being exact mirror images is low.
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    Ranger 23, LA -> HI solo

    Fry pan and a properly sized winch handle. Don't leave home without them.
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    Decisions, Decisions. Opinions Requested.

    These guys might be able to help; http://www.rigrite.com/Hardware/Winches/BZ_winch_stands.php. Or a fabricator shop could make you something out of SS if you can sketch it up with the required angles, mounting holes, etc. Nothing a proper sized checkbook can't handle. Alternately, depending on the existing mounting hole pattern and the new winch pattern, you could make a thick enough plate that would first attach to the coaming with c'sunk bolts, then the new winch bolts would screw into the plate. Or just use proper sized winches for the boat. Do you really need 2 speed winches on a 1980s 26 foot day cruiser?
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    Zebra Mussel antifoulant advice

    VC17 has worked well in my area (lake st. clair in MI). Water temps are lower, probably high 60s or low 70s at the most. As far as the VC, not sure if it's the slickness or the copper content that keeps them off. From a casual look-see it appears that most other antifouling has also worked just as well to keep the mussels from attaching. But then most of our boats are hauled in the fall and repainted in the spring. So maybe the freshness of "any" antifouling is a factor here. As would be expected, most cases of heavy mussel buildup I've seen has been on untreated surfaces, especially untreated swing keels or outboard lower units left in the water.
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    Decisions, Decisions. Opinions Requested.

    For a hanked on jib I'd suggest a snap shackle rather than a screw in pin shackle. As you found out, a boat deck is not the best place to be handling small, loose bits of hardware. Besides the benefit of captive parts, the snap shackle also opens or closes quickly so you can finish the task at hand. Screw pin shackles are good for applications where you don't need to release the shackle on a regular basis.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    May have been a prank. I could easily see some of my marina buddies listing a pic of my boat on CL and doing something similar.
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    Coolboats to admire

    That is a very nice pic. Sweet looking boats. Bonus points for the correct use of bull rails; as mounting surface for cleats.
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    Decisions, Decisions. Opinions Requested.

    Outboard driven, no prop shaft, mast is deck stepped. Do you even need a bilge pump? What am I missing?
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    Decisions, Decisions. Opinions Requested.

    Odd thing with the add-on bowsprit. Usually these are for using an asymmetric but in this case it looks like the forestay is attached to the bowsprit end so it'll be used for your working foresails. Not sure if the add-on sprits were designed for that. Looks like the prior owner took some extra steps to beef up the attachments, looks like the original tang is bolted to the underside of the sprit? I wouldn't call it a deal breaker, but I would check to see if he took any steps to strengthen the unit. Seems like a lot of effort to gain so little in sail area. You mentioned something about the rigging appearing newish. Any chance the entire rig was swapped out from some other boat? Overall, though, a nice looking boat.
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    Brand new and totally ignorant

    Thanks Tom. I had to look up some youtubes on these things. It's not what I had imagined, but looks like some righteous mayhem. Looks like serious fun.
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    Guitar Player Anarchy

    I'm still working on basic technique and fingerboard knowledge so my venture into the pedal arena has been limited. But this vid is worth a quick post: