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  1. The focus on price seems misplaced. When trying to figure out what boat to purchase, the focus should be running costs. Someone that can afford the running costs of an IC37 won't be bother by its price while someone focused on the price will unlikely be able to afford the running costs.
  2. It seems like the first question that needs to be answered is are you changing headsails during a race. We do not change headsails, so it seems like a waste of money as well as additional weight aloft to have Tylaska snap shackles. Also seems like a waste of money using a snap shackle for the tack since, again, we aren't changing headsails during a race. You can buy a lot of bow shackles for the price of one Tylaska snap shackle.
  3. I think a responded too quickly and not paying full attention to your post. I spoke with Airmar Tech Support and was told that the DST 800 and DST810 are the same dimensions. I called Raymarine and was told that the Tacktick T910 is the same dimensions as the DST800. Things got more confusing when I asked for an explanation of the difference between the T910 and T911. The information I have leads me to believe that the T911 is the long body version of the transducer. Airmar told me that there is a white tag on the cable near the transducer with the Airmar part number to confirm
  4. If you are talking about the paddle wheel speed transducer - both Tacktick and B&G are made by Airmar. However, you need to make sure to get the right length. I am thinking of doing the same.
  5. In expensive is a relative term when referring to a smart watch. I have a Samsung Galaxy Watch that I like (not love). I was able to get it cheap-ish off EBay (definitely cheaper that a Garmin Fenix) and it has GPS and activity tracker. It also looks nice for wearing every day. I downloaded a Sailing Watch app from the Samsung store that allows for quickly selecting length of starting time and has a good sync feature. It also does gps speed after start but I never use it. The only downside is that the app uses a fair amount of battery power such that the watch needs to be charged at the
  6. You may want to give Alexseal a look. The product rolls and tips well - and Alexseal has come out with a new additive that is suppose to making tipping unnecessary, just roll. While I do not have experience with touch-ups with Alexseal, Alexseal claims it can be polished and touched-up. Some great videos on boatworkstoday on youtube.
  7. If you removed the oldest crew member you could cut the average age on the boat by half.
  8. Perhaps it is just the angle of the photograph, but the bottom section of the mast looks like it is has bend aft - like there is a reverse pre-bend. Looks like the first picture in a series, ending with the mast coming down.
  9. What yard are you using? I need to do same. I was planning on painting (tip and roll) the spars myself but just adding up the cost of Alexseal primer, topcoat, and misc tools, the cost was close to $900.
  10. I think you have that backwards. It is a breach of contract when when party fails to perform as promised. In this case, according to the OP, the sail loft's quote contained a bag weight and the loft breached the contract by failing to provide a sail that is nowhere near the quoted bag weight. You only have to get to fitness for intended purpose when the product fails to comply with a implied term and it would seem that the sail is likely fit for its intended purpose. As for linquistic horror - agreed, and any marketing material containing the words "paradigm shifting". From person
  11. I was told that there were some serious injuries on Sorcery due to the loads that people started calling the boat "So-Sorry".
  12. If the engine will not idle and runs with the throttle (part or full) open - then it is likely a clogged carb idle jet, which is common. Below floor fuel tank - The problem with the tank is you cannot remove it (and dump out water and old fuel) while the engine is in the boat. The ethanol in the fuel pulls water vapor from the air and results in water in the fuel. Consequently, your fuel tank is water trap. To try and solve the problem, I installed a fuel filter and water separator. But I was never happy about fuel going old and turning to varnish in the tank. Also, I was never su
  13. No. Never heard of anyone replacing fuel pumps. Clearly your mechanic is thinking fuel starvation. I bet the problem is the carb.
  14. We had troubles with the carburetor on the 9.8. The carburetor bowl is made of an aluminum alloy that seems to react with fuel stagnating in the bowl. What happens is that the aluminum bowl starts to sluff off a sand like material that clogs the jets. My experience was that the idle jet was first to clog so that the engine would starve for fuel at idle but run when the throttle was opened. Continuing to run the engine like that results in the second jet clogging after a while and the engine running erratically. I had several mechanics look at it and none figured it out. I only found out
  15. You may/should check with your sail maker, but: https://ullmansails.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Ullman-Sails-Flying-Tiger-10-Tuning-Guide.pdf https://cfd.northsails.com/sailing/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/08142521/1-NS-QuickTuningGuide_FlyingTiger_7.19.16.pdf Many ditched the furler and somewhere there is a recommended measurement for forestay length. Hopefully someone else will chime in. I am not sure if the North rake measurement was the final number but note that it takes the furler into account in the measurement.
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