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  1. Vin

    Saildrive care and feeding...

    Good morning FIA... So I pulled a boner last season and didn't properly zinc my sail drive. As a result there is minor pitting on the drive leg. Enough that I am concerned but not enough where I need to replace, yet. My question is this: I would like to fill the areas that have the pitting on...
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    Cabin Table

    Hello CA, Looking for some advice on a cabin table for my racer / cruiser (emphasis racer). I really can't find anything that looks to be plug and play and am wondering what is out there that I may be missing. Boat is a Mark Mills designed Summit 35. Would be used for cruising with the family...
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    Adding a Tacktick remote to existing system

    I recently purchased a tactick micronet remote to go along with an existing installed system (c 2010) that has a pretty decent suite of bells and whistles. The system did not have the remote when I bought the boat and now I would like to add this remote in an effort to properly configure the...
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    Interlux Micron 66 and wetsanding

    Wondering if anyone has any experience wetsanding the Micron 66 product. I know it is not perfect and will be re-doing the bottom next winter with Baltoplate. Thanks!
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    B&G, NMEA 2000 and a vintage ST4000

    Hey folks... I have a pretty nice B&G package coming together on the ol' sled and I am wondering if anyone has experience with putting an older tiller pilot together with a NMEA 2000 network. Here is what I had before... ST4000 tiller pilot connected to a Raymarine chart plotter with a...
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    Looking for crew in Rhode Island for 2016

    Coconut Telegraph is a J33 sailing out of East Greenwich, RI. We are looking for experienced foredeck crew for the upcoming season (who isn't...). The boat will be sailing a full season of weeknight races as well as one or two weekends a month from mid May until mid October. PM me if interested...
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    Quest 30 v Quest 33 v Quest 33s

    Interested to know what the differences are in these boats (I understand the obvious one). It is said that the 33 is a development of the 30? The differences between the 33 and the 33s interest me the most. The Roger Martin Design website is not all that helpful in explaining this unfortunately...
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    Old Ockams...

    Hey there folks... I have a complete set of ockams on the boat that appear to need serious care and feeding (nothing really works except the compass, needs a new wind transducer). This is the old school system with the chips. Anyone have experience with getting an older system back up to...
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    Bulkhead painting

    Hey folks... Looking for some advice on painting the interior. I am contemplating painting the bulkhead of my J33. It has the typical jboats teak veneer which, at this point, has been prepped for either varnsih or paint. I am thinking of painting it a high gloss white... Just looking for...
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    J33 in Rhode Island

    Looking to build a crew for the 2012 season in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. We are stepping up from a pretty successful run with our J29 and need to add a few spots for regular positions. Mostly week night races and a few weekends. PM if interested. Vin McAteer Artemis J33 USA 42911
  11. Vin

    Leadville 100

    Levi looks like he is going to take Leadville this year after Lance pulled out before the start. Dave W a bit further back. Shweet race this year...looks like they had great conditions.
  12. Vin

    USA vs Canada Sailing/Hockey

    Ugghhh.... OK OK won the gold medal. We get it. You have the best ice hockey players in the world. BUT... Need I remind you of this little gem of a tourney held a few years back: QUANTUM J/24 WORLDS Kingston, Ontario: Racing today on the inner (Alpha) course just outside the...
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    MHOB J29

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    Ironman Florida bike

    I know there are more than a few people on this website that dabble in triathlon. Attached are a couple of vids shot from a competitor's bike at last week's Ironman Florida, long known to be a large peleton infested group-ride for the age groupers. One
  15. Vin

    Ironman World Champs

    Who is your top three...dark horse? Men: 1 - Alexander 2 - Macca 3 - Henning (Timo Bracht misses out by seconds) DH - Andy Potts (he would have been in the top three if it were not for his crash in Chicago) or Philip Graves Women: 1 - Wellington (duh) 2 - Wallenhorst 3 - Keat DH -...
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    Team Hoyt

    Time to push the Hoyts over the top. Dick and Rich Hoyt are a father and son team that have been competing in triathlons and road races for the better part of 3 decades. These guys are amazing. If you have ever watched the Ironman on NBC then you probably know who these folks are and what type...
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    Rules Presentation

    Hey folks, I am being pressed into service to do a rules presentation. At this point I am pretty cruched for time and need a canned presentation (PPT would be outstanding). Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance! VM
  18. Vin

    Sailing Anarchy Tourney Pick'em 2008

    It is on again folks... The big question is, can anyone beat me this year?? Same set up as last year. No prizes...possibly something from Bull Gator's desk. We are working on it. Register here: SA Pick'em 2008 Password: bowtomyj29 GOOD LUCK!
  19. Vin

    Dock smudges

    We all get them... It is the garden variety smudges that come from the protective pvc like coating on the docks. The smudges almost look like tar. Just wondering what you folks do to get them off awlgrip without ruining the finish. Thanks, VM
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    Sailing Anarchy College Basketball!

    OK folks... This is the fourth year of doing the picks. If I recall, Nor Cal Hater has the best record over the four year stretch. And, of course, Bull Gator is invited... Click here to sign up: Yahoo SA Tourney Pickem Group ID# 19827 Password: eatme Good luck! Vin

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