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  1. I have owned the fixed keel version (366) for a long time. Great boat. I always assumed from the work I have done on the boat that the deck was cored with marine plywood. Thank punter for the tip on the facebook group. Not many members there but maybe some good info once my they let me in.
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    Sailing to Halifax

    When you have your dates finalized, let me know. We live here in town and would be happy to show you around a bit. Couple of mentions about Armdale and RNSYS. If you need access to a full service club, Dartmouth Yacht Club is 40 minutes further up the harbour. It's the only place in town with a travel lift if you need to get hauled for any reason and in the next week or so, the new clubhouse will open.
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    New sails

    Yes to this. Here in Canada, 50% is the norm unless we have worked with you before and know you well. Right now we are promising 6 to 8 week delivery time.
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    Update on Dominica

    Just got this from a friend who visited Dominica earlier this month. We were there last year and have been trying to get updates on the great people that we met when we were there. Our trip to Dominica went well. Through the group Sailors Helping and an american lady Sheron Wahl we got in contact with a center in thevillage Mahaut who at the moment have 40 people living there and cooks for a whole lot more every day. We did a lot of shopping on Guadeloupe and when we reached our economical limit I made a call out on our group on facebook. Today I have transferred the last money over to the centers account and in total we managed to raise about 1700 us dollar. We never went too Portsmouth since the center was close to Roseau and the roads are in really bad shape. We heard from others that PAYS are up and running and that they are fairly ok over there. There are almost no boats stopping at Dominica though and they have a hard time getting any income. Good thing is to tell yachts to go there. You will have to be self sufficient on food and water though. When we sailed along the coast we saw that the forests were all torn and without leaves. The whole island is affected of the hurricane and they didn’t have electricity when we were there. The water is back but needs to be cooked to be drinkable. One fourth of the roofs are covered with blue tarpaulin The cruising ship pier is not repaired so there are no ships coming to the island. The beaches are still filled with debris and big logs of rainforest trees. Almost all the fruit trees are destroyed and they haven’t any citrus fruits on the island The green market opened just a few days before we arrived. There is a shortage of gasoline, building material, batteries, fruit, water hoses, and many many other things It will take years to get the island back to what it ones was. Really sad to see but it feels good to have been there and showing them that they are not forgotten.
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    Old Whitbread/Volvo Ocean Race yachts

    This is news for us, good lead, thanks! She actually leaves in early November and will be sailing the RORC transatlantic race to Grenada at the end of that month.
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    Astronomy Anarchy

    Was a bit offshore Saturday night on an overnight sail. Great show before the moon rose around midnight.
  7. Are you home yet?