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  1. HA! Laughed at that one I had the spaghetti mat on my star, and where she was sitting on the pads she formed blisters from the stuff. I've had no issues after switching to the floor mat. With the weight of the boat, the spaghetti compresses and is basically flat. This allow moisture to stay inside of the little holes caused by the materials, with no way out. I;ve found that the mat actually "wicks" most of the moisture away.
  2. https://www.harborfreight.com/anti-fatigue-roll-mat-61241.html
  3. Agreed with what you quoted. We'll be neighbors! I'm the blue boat at the end of cgsc mooring field. Glad your rig will be taller than mine ha
  4. Where in MIami? Big chance you won't be the biggest stick around... With that rig height I'd be more concerned about hurricane storage..
  5. and then for bedding the windows into the deck? 4200?
  6. Not so sure about the tape, as these windows sit at a 45 degree angle or so on the cabin top, and this is going to be visible from the inside. The water just pools on the outside where the frame meets the window, so I'm a little nervous about the long term adhesion properties of the tape in the tropical sun. Looks like dow 795 it is, along with a west spreader to get a nice looking bead. The red area needs to be filled. Huge area. Shit design.
  7. The time has come to reseal the cabin windows on my 1981 Kalik 40. The original rubber molding that secures the glass to the frame is gone of course.. New plan is to goop it up with whatever the best stuff is... Has anyone does this recently? What kind of sealant did you use? Glass windows to a aluminum frame. I'll add pics shortly
  8. FYI for anyone who has a newer samsung TV with the samsung TV app, the edge channel (1169) has sailing on it. Just saw a promo for the show "The sail to Tokyo" and they had Vendee highlights on yesterday..
  9. Well I'll be damned. A true "no shit" moment. Must have some killer lift on port. And what appears to be a go at an open 30.
  10. Totally sad. Sailed by from a distance yesterday and saw the dreaded sight, a rig sitting at an angle that it shouldn't be sitting at. She's gone for good.
  11. No name on her. If you zoom in you can see the reggo. Looks like CT. With the recent squalls we've been having I'm sure that cabin top has seen the sun for the last time for quite awhile by now.
  12. This one is very close to succumbing to the sad fate of most of these boats. Been anchored here about a month, with multiple sportfish going by at cruise maybe 20/30' away. I'm surprised it's lasted this long.
  13. I have not. I can imagine this is where the FLIR would come in handy.
  14. Sionix hands down. Quite literally like seeing 30 min before the sun goes down in pitch black. Hooks up to tablet or an existing garmin B&G display https://www.sionyx.com/ I've used both systems, and the FLIR doesn't hold a candle. You can't see channel markers or anything that doesn't give off a good amount of heat...
  15. All J70's have a carbon rig... Have you ever tried maintaining a team of 3-5 for the years that it takes to properly have a go at a campaign?
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