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    Air-cooled Outboard

    If you played in a punk band and rode dirt bikes in high school then air cooled are not a problem but.... Has anyone seen attempts to muffle them?
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    Less than 30 foot daysailoor

    I think that it would be pretty straightforward to add coamings to a j22 for more back support and comfort sitting in the cockpit
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    How to remedy corroded mast base?

    Wouldn't it just be easier to get the exact height/length right if you sleeved it. There has to be quite a bit of that mast section available to cut off a certain amount of the bottom and add back the same amount with an internal sleeve.
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    Caption Contest

    Fish Reef is for sale!
  5. I don't have a windlass so I switched to a large Fortress. The other thing that I did was to make up a spectra strop with a chain hook on one end and a loop for the bow cleats. When I take up the anchor I can quickly drop the chain hook onto the chain when I am right over the anchor and power over the anchor to break it loose. If I still need to take up a bit more chain by hand I can pull the chain to me and the chain hook is right by my hands. I can just reach forward and drop it 3 or 4 feet farther up on the chain. I haven't tried a chain stopper but this is pretty easy to use if you are mostly pulling up rope until you get to the chain.
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    isolating a rudder post

    I did check on some plastic Igus ones and the strength is quite a bit lower. The problem that I am having is that the conductance of these joints isn't something that is specified
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    Bird Repellers

    But what about the osprey?
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    isolating a rudder post

    I just measured for continuity from the body to the bearing that goes on the post and found that even when it was sitting flat on a table. The multi-tester indicated continuity.
  9. I have a boat with an aluminum rudder post and a whitlock steering system with a draglink. There are rod ends on each end of the draglink or rod connecting the pedestal to the rudder quadrant. I bought some stainless steel replacements that had ptfe races supposedly but the bearing is not electrically isolated from the body. I am not sure whether the whitlock replacements are isolated. I have been pretty careful with the electronics at the pedestal but would prefer to have things isolated as well as possible. The rod ends thread onto the rod. Would tefgel on the threads and a nylon washer on the locknut that locks the rod bearing work? I am not worried about corrosion of the rod but a galvanic effect on the rudder post. I know that I can measure for continuity but I am not sure how reliable such an approach would be over time.
  10. I had a spin pole that got a significant ding in the side. I cut about a foot of the same tubing and then slotted it lengthwise to make it a little smaller when closed. I slid it in and then riveted it in a couple of places. I don't know what your section looks like but if you could find a piece of the same section could you do the same thing?
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    When I Win the Lottery

    Just slap Espo's Charm School on the side and deduct the whole thing.
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    Barient electric winch repair

    Could it be rebuilt at a shop that does starters and alternators?
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    Daysailer for old people

    Cal 20?
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    Maybe the sheet was way too eased and the chute way too far out to windward for the puff
  15. Whether you use new or old holes (assuming original track), they need to be drilled before caulking. I had epoxied and then redrilled the original holes and dry fit the track before I tried to caulk it. When I dry fit it, I masked the desk at the edges of the track. I used the screwdrivers as levers and they allowed me to shift the track very small amounts in very specific locations to be able to line up the bolt that I was inserting. Same idea as the studs but I found that I needed to tweak the adjustment in more than a couple of locations to get all of the bolts located in their holes.