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    Marina Del Rey, CA
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    Singlehand sailing.

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  1. cpt_757

    Facnor Furler issues

    But, Tension of halyard has tbe really tight even with diverter wheel? if not tight enough halyard wraps above wheel? It's happened to me. Sorry made. a. Topic off fr OP’s question.
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    Facnor Furler issues

    Halyard wrap is always my issue. Any suggestion?
  3. Has anyone experienced or installed Mauripro's MZ mainsail cover? It looks like stack pack style sail cover. I wonder how is the installation and material quality. Thank you in advance.
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    How to tell the life of battery?

    Thanks all, I try first measuring draw in time scale.
  5. I have 2 Blue top optima AGM dual purpose which are older than 6 years but could not tell the manufacture date since the label are not on and also Bar code number is older number than 2015, I believe they change the format of the code that year. Using 4 instruments, an auto pilot and VHF usually couple of hours and still voltage shows above 12.5 , and starting engine does not have a problem. For now I do not have issue yet but usually battery life is around 4 to 5 years, so I start worrying now. Is there anyway to tell the battery is good or bad?
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    Tiller pilots - what are you using ?

    So, 33feet boat, If not Pelagic, I would go with NKE with mechanical RAM which does not have to be below deck, and less price than their hydrauric ram.
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    Tiller pilots - what are you using ?

    Pelagic, very happy about it. Nke will be the best choice but expensive.
  8. cpt_757

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Plus one for Benjamin Dutreux. His boat is ex-shiraishi's boat. I wonder what's happened with Clement Giraud.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

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    And they're off! Vendee 2020 Live!

    Allez, allez Clarisse!!
  11. cpt_757

    Late 80’s 33’—- Farr vs Frers

    German Frers designed 33 racer/cruiser in 80's which had nice roomy cabins. I believe Bruce Farr designed more aggressive racing boat.
  12. Understood! Thanks!
  13. There was an article in Cruising World couple of month ago. i was thinking same,. Why the model phantom is good to launch from a boat and retrieve on?
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    Chartering Minis / Fig IIIs in Europe

    I believe Ms. Nathalie Criou from San Francisco area did for Solitare du Figaro last year.