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  1. Rain is a contributor but I think it is just the Hydrogen Sulfite in the air and water. Several other boaters have come forward and reported similar issues, which get worse the closer they are to the Dominguez channel. Stained bronze fittings, bottom paint turning black, etc.
  2. my boat is in a LA marina and the bottom paint is Pettit Vivid White, or should I say "WAS" white because since the toxic spill a few weeks ago the water line has turned a dirty brown. the pollution is not in the water, or perhaps not only in the water because i have a spare rudder also painted in the same color stored on the dock which has discolored without ever touching water. Cleaning the waterline temporarily solves the problem but it re-stains after a few days. my question is, has anyone else experienced similar staining etc because of the toxic spill? please post here. I know the harbor
  3. once upon a time.. or "sic transit gloria mundi"
  4. i take it back. looks like the rig was repaired. but you will need to do some detective work to find out where the sails are stored. and i think the carbon racks are missing too.
  5. I owned this boat for a while. we sailed in breezy Long Beach conditions and managed to capsize once but never broke the rig. New owner sailed it once, on the second day broke the rig in three pieces. most likely this is where they left it, so if someone buys her you will need a new mast and/or sleeve the old one.
  6. not affiliated. just looking for data points on rig failure as I own a yacht with a tall carbon mast.
  7. there is nothing like the awesome power and beauty of a large racing yacht. if you can afford it, I recommend it. Just buy sails that last a bit longer , learn how to maintain some of the systems yourself, slip space that costs less is available in some areas. you will never have problems finding crew. people love sailing on big fast boats. personally though I am not so much into sleds. I like all around capable boats more, Volvo 60s, mini maxis and so forth..
  8. it would be great if someone knowledgable could post - once the info is available - where and why the rig failed and when the last service (disassembly) of the rig components was done. much appreciated!
  9. agree with Shu. kelp, in the dark, with wind, drifting with no wind, we have sailed around it but never really felt safe.
  10. that's great info I appreciate. I will be looking for this in blue. do you have experience with specific sheets having PSA?
  11. can anyone recommend non-leather material for steering wheel rim covers? i have seen them glued on and the material feels similar to neoprene. see attached picture ..
  12. if you look closely you can see "water lines" in both the bow and steering quadrant sections. Did this yacht ever (partially) sink? also it looks like the rudder bearing is leaking.
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