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  1. What is this boat "nelson 28"

    Wow! You weren't kidding about the bent mast...
  2. What is this boat "nelson 28"

    Trailer alone is worth more than that.
  3. New toe rails for J/22

    My boat was hit several years ago and needed toe rail replacement as part of the repair. I took the opportunity to switch from teak to plastic and purchased the remaining parts and had the repair shop install them. Very pleased with the results. Looks to be a messy job but not overly complex. Pretty sure the plastic ones are held on with adhesive and screws from underneath (as opposed to teak ones which were held on with 5200 and thru-bolts). Would love to eliminate most of the remaining teak in my cockpit, but it was my understanding that this mod is not class legal:-(
  4. J/24 - Refurbishment

    Most boats to not have a part like that. Usually the butt of the mast sits on the plate shown, which in turn sits on the beam glassed to the bottom of the boat. Bolts go through the plate and into holes in the top flange of the beam and can be removed to allow adjustment of mast butt position. The only reason I can think of for a "spacer" like the one shown in your pic would be to compensate for a mast that was too short (damaged end cut off perhaps?).
  5. Family boat with some pace for San Diego

    J/80 is a good choice for your use. I used to take my kids out a lot when they were young and the 3 of us could fly the a-kite with ease. Cockpit is large and relatively comfy and the boat is well behaved and easy to sail with the roller furling class jib. Major improvement over the C-22 (not sure how you sail that with 8 people!).
  6. Mills Race drowning

    This reminds me of a situation that happened here several years ago. We were watching a buoy race and noticed a MOB incident. Incredibly, the boat that lost the MOB communicated with him and then continued sailing! Being the nearest boat, we came to his rescue, pulling him from the water and giving him a towel (warm Texas water caused him no harm). We then hailed the other boat by VHF and advised we had recovered their MOB and had to motor to catch them and return him onboard (after they finished the race!). Incredibly, their story was they knew he was not injured and assumed that one of the nearby boats would pick him up. I strongly advised they withdraw from the race.