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    Fire at Matapoisette Boatyard

    You must be talking about Jamestown Boat Yard?
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    CBS News article on community sailing program in Vermont

    Great story. A crewmate used to work at the Vermont program. Reminds me of the work ongoing at Courageous Sailing in Boston ... https://courageoussailing.org/ Harry McDonough's legacy lives on ... thank you Harry. From Boston Globe 1990...
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    What's at stake with NBR Misconduct rule 69?

    Yeah ... nah. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-polio-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20355669 I know too many older sailors with polio troubles. Now back to our table tosser heading to destination f.cked.
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    Deckvest 5d service life?

    I've got a 6 year old 5D that will be getting a new Hammer and pylon light if I decide to keep it.   Never used in anger, test fired only once.  Is it time to be looking at a Vito?
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    Garmin buys Vesper

    Vesper had outstanding support a few years back.  I'm in the middle of an XB6000 sw upgrade (now dished from Garmin support) ... its not going well.   Several issues a) I'm as dumb as a bag of hammers b) the support instructions are poor c) and the image they direct to be installed contains a...
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    Bermuda Race Insurance Rider

    +1 on Berkley
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    Head lamp for offshore ... what's the latest/greatest kit?

    Time for an upgrade.
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    Soapstone sink repair

    Agreed, I will probably go the GFlex route.
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    Prop Shaft Strut. Repairable?

    I had to replace my strut a few years back (80's era Cal).  I got VERY lucky in being able to contact the original contractor who still had the molds and cast me a new strut. 
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    Soapstone sink repair

    I've got a soapstone sink that is starting to leak at the seams, edge chipping. etc.  Repair will be attempted with West 105/206 + Colloidal Silica fillets.  But I need a black tint.  What should I use?  Cheers
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    New Boat Search

    "Cal 33-2 water intrusion, soft cabin sole."  Meaning water had been left sitting within the cabin for some period of time?
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    3gm30F battery ground location

    Take a look here ... https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f54/yanmar-3gm30-27hp-starting-issues-222958.html
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    Transport Anarchy - Newport RI to Metro West MA

    It is a race boat and the trailer is for over the road use.  Who do we like for trailer servicing in the MA / RI area?  Brakes, tires, springs, etc.
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    Transport Anarchy - Newport RI to Metro West MA

    Folks.  I've got a 6000 lb 30' boat in Newport on a trailer that is not (yet) road worthy.  The package is 10' tall and must be moved to Metro West MA.  I'm considering hiring a flat bed and loading the whole thing for transport.  I am told the road height restriction is 13'6"  On the receiving...
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    Edgartown RTI

    EYC did think so.  Any issue here is with EYC, not Read.  Rule 2?  Please.  Everyone in that class used their shorthanded rating.
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    Ideas for hull liner

    I removed my stanky old carpet and adhesive, knocked down the fiberglass sharp edges, and gelcoat-ed. 
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    Winter battery storage.

    Small Genasun charge controller and 50W solar panel
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    Propeller Shaft Fore/Aft play

    Not uncommon for boats to have offset struts that allow pulling the shaft w/o dropping the rudder.  Hopefully yours is setup this way.  Cheers
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    'Bulking' a halyard... best practices?

    Swapping out the cams for smaller diameter line might also be an option.  I just did that on a set of Spinlock XTS.  Replaced the 8-14s with 6-10s.  Much better for the 8-10 mm lines I run.  Cheers
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    how to open the mainsail leech in small winds?

    This.  1/8 dyneema.  No idea what y'all talking about flipping it windward




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