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  1. PaulinVictoria

    Martin 242 - "Fast Lane Fever"

    Great little boats, have fun!
  2. C&C24, easy singlehand (no roller needed, I just used a downhaul), sails well, bags more interior than most other 24 footers. I loved mine.
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    Killer whale!

    Must have had to get one fuckload of hoops over a bottle to get those, all I ever got off those carnie bastards was a goldfish with a lump on its head. (for the record, I abhor keeping these intelligent majestic creatures in captivity)
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    Significant Other Participation

    My wife is terrified of sailing.
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    BENE slow first 235

    Or a C&C24, not so trailerable but fun to sail, and probably the most cruiser-friendly interior in that size.
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    Thoughts on this 27' boat

    That davit looks a bit oversized, neat little RC model hanging off though
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    34-40 ft Cruiser Racer for 6-8 People

    C&C 37R?
  8. I don't think stainless likes to be deprived of oxygen, although in this application it probably doesn't matter much. How about a titanium washer? Not sure what the wear characteristics are compared to stainless, but it'd be cooler.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist Vintage, classic. Not two words I've ever heard when used to describe a Reinell. Also not seen a skylight on a sailing boat before.
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    Tips For Being Rescued

    Heh, we all get them. I always think of them like this: Securite: "Hey something you want to look out for" Pan Pan: "Heads-up, shit might be going down here" Mayday Mayday: "Shit went down, help!"
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    Tips For Being Rescued

    That would be a Securite securite no?
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    Dinghys on very small keelboats

    Consider also a C&C27, they sail properly, are roomy below, can often be found with a diesel inboard, plus they were built well - tough little boat.
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    What a d*ck (FP)

    Should have stretched to a warranty, you'll probably need it.
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    The coolest performance cruiser on the planet

    Pretty sure this boat is never going to be doing that. Also, too much sausage, look like a bunch of dock hands from some snooty Yacht club in their matching shorts and polos. Wankers.
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    Sailing Clothing: Is Lighter and Faster the actual goal?

    Well, I'll give it a go but not sure what the back of the boat will think. Pretty sure my ass will chafe on the rail in that too.
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    Sailing Clothing: Is Lighter and Faster the actual goal?

    Thin, light, flexible, strong, buoyant, waterproof, breathable, warm. Seems like a big ask.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    It's like a shit version of James and the Giant Peach, Bubba and the Big Pickle.
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    our next victim

    Which of your designs do you fucking hate now?
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    Jib Top for Cruising in the PNW?

    Have you spoken to a good sailmaker/designer about it? If not, drop me a PM and I'll send you one that I'd trust to give you good advice.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    $1, seems a bit expensive to me.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I like the tie-down chains in case it blows away in the wind. All 25 tons of it.
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    Free Peterson 1/2 Tonner - Scorpion

    Neat boat, if I had the time/money to fix her up then I would. But sadly I don't, already have plenty enough projects on the go. I hope someone saves her.
  23. I have an old brass Perko strainer on my boat, one of the tie rods has broken, and it's generally looking a bit old. I can probably repair it, Perko want a comedic $175 (WTAF!!!!) or so for 4 tie rods and a handful of nuts, or I could just get some threaded rod and make my own for about $35. Or, I could rip it out and replace with a modern plastic one for about $50. I'm leaning towards the latter option, what say the peanut gallery?
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    How has the coronavirus COVID-19 affected your sailing?

    I've stockpiled 25000 bog rolls down below, can't get into my boat to switch the main battery on now, so yeah, it's affected my sailing.
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    Engine and prop too small?

    My boat (C&C27 MkII), 5500lbs, 21' waterline, currently has a disfunctional Yanmar 1GM10 hooked up to a 3 blade 12x8 prop. Assuming I could make the 1GM10 properly functional and putting out somewhere close to the factory power output (9hp, 3600rpm max), is this engine/prop combination still too small do you reckon? For interest, I ran it through a prop calculator, and to reach a hull speed of around 6.1kts, it'd be wanting 11hp and a 13x10. An alternative would be to move to a 2GM20 (which I happen to have laying around), which I think would need something like a 15x9.