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    Transmission oil level question...

    I doubt the OP's Yanmar 2GMF has a transmission oil cooler. Not sure when the requirement for a transmission oil cooler kicks in - somewhere in the 75- 100 HP range I imagine.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I think Aladino is very competent for someone so young. I have a fascination with what I would call his 'Swiss perfectionism'. I think they do a good job of recording his careful, methodical approach to boat maintenance and repair - useful for those less experienced than yourself.
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    Food, fixes and notes from the casual coastal sailor.

    Does that mean you're going to change your avatar? (...please God, yes!)
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I like the genuine enthusiasm of the Magic Carpet Kids - its refreshing compared to many YouTubers of that generation. They're about the same age and stage as my daughter and son-in-law; I tend not to do mental bikini ratings for this age-group...it just feels creepy.
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Great videos. Are you involved?
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    Those pesky Orca's are back, and they seem to be learning...

    You obviously don't get that it is an 'us or them' battle to the death...we're winning, by the way.
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    Those pesky Orca's are back, and they seem to be learning...

    A sailboat's rudder is vital to it's survival.
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    Better sailing performance on a liveaboard cruiser?

    On the right coast, I've had good luck on my previous boat with Aquaguard. Pleasant to use, washes up with water. My current boat came with a lot of Micron CSC that I'm using up. I plan to go back to Aquaguard.
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    Better sailing performance on a liveaboard cruiser?

    Having owned both sloops and a cutter, this has also been my experience. Where the cutter rig shines is going upwind, short-handed, in windy conditions. For the first reef, instead of reefing the main, just roll up the Yankee. Better balanced than a roller-reefed genoa and, if the staysail is...
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    C&C 66 for sale - how much cash would this burn as a couple's cruiser?

    Shoulda used the purple irony font on the Von Karajan bit. Not very good ad copy in any case. And apparently got the build order wrong too. Those were the glory days for paid captains...
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    C&C 66 for sale - how much cash would this burn as a couple's cruiser?

    I don't know about buying a fifty year-old balsa core hull...it is hard enough finding a thirty year-old Niagara 35 that hasn't got core damage and this is a helluva bigger hull. And who knew that a famous Austrian orchestral conductor was also a NA and boat-builder? Although I can believe he...
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    SV Seeker

    In my part of the world, marinas and yacht clubs used to be casual operations, often started by boating enthusiasts, locals with a connection to the sea, family operations. A lot of places used to have a donation box and relied on the honour system. As the price of waterfront real estate has...
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    Better sailing performance on a liveaboard cruiser?

    Having owned a cutter rig for almost twenty years and having sailed on other cutters, I can say that a Yankee jib with a high clew will always be easier to tack across the inner forestay. I suppose that bigger jibs or even genoas with lower clews may work better when not flying the staysail but...
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    Guy and Girl without Patreon account go sailing

    Thanks for bringing these folks to our attention. Refreshing indeed. They're the real deal. My only small quibble is that the narrator's voice is a bit sleep-inducing...
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    Better sailing performance on a liveaboard cruiser?

    That's your solution for improving the OP's upwind performance?
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