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    Richmond, CA
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    Boat restoration as much as sailing; equal time to each. Woodworker.

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  1. same here for same reasons. 10K displacement; 12K loaded; west coast Canada to Mexico cruising.
  2. Years ago a friend motored by a nice floating sheep skin jacket on his way home from the Delta. Always wanting one, he spun the boat around to retrieve it but discovered it was occupied. Notified the Coasties and reluctantly obliged when instructed to standby. Soon as the Coasties hauled the unfortunate soul aboard he pulled along side and asked "think I could have that sheepskin jacket? He won't be needing it any more"....
  3. yes and yes. See your point but have done so with two prior boats and have not yet found one to loosen, even after long passages. Easy enough to include a lock washer, a good point and perhaps I will. Note that if the bottle does rotate it blocks the screw from backing out. I do dislike cotter pins, taping, removing, etc. in this application and can drill and tap the holes in about the time it takes me to properly install cotter pins so that there is nothing sharp.
  4. Threaded for 10/24; no nuts. Goop the screw with Lanocoat
  5. Easy and speedy; nothing sharp, no tape.
  6. Crash, the skeg was by request of the original owner as he believed the protection more suited to his ideal of a cruising boat...or so he told us. We do enjoy being able to let go of the tiller and that skeg has sloughed off kelp, pots and long lines over the years; however, we considered replacing the rudder with a balanced spade to the extent we have had one designed. Maybe some day.
  7. disliking cotter pins I drill and carefully tap the holes for #10 x 28 x 5/8" s/s pan head screws. Easy to do and lanocoat leaves them easy to remove.
  8. Thank-you T. She's a Volker/Frers 33' one off. West cold molded. Wet again, ahhh.
  9. Busy yards on the left coast also. Our turn to splash tomorrow.
  10. +1. Flag blue with narrow cream stripe between will do nicely.
  11. Alan, There are a number of do-able daylight passages to reasonable anchorages along the Baja West coast; however, you may want to plan for one overnight heading south from Bahia Santa Maria or Mag Bay to Cabo. After Ensenada we had good luck at San Quintin, Cedros, Turtle Bay, Asuncion, Abreojos, Bahia Santa Maria and Mag Bay with all providing good holding and protection. Our experience with stopping along the way was restful and far more memorable. Recommend that you pick up a couple of the excellent available cruising guides to compare their descriptions and recommendations.
  12. When day sailing in local waters we keep a quart size container with handle next to the sink and ask users to pump then flush with a container (or two) of fresh water. For infrequent usage this method is really not too much of a hassle and it keeps the system free of salt water.
  13. thanks, flood it will be.
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