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  1. Gunny

    Life aboard a Little Harbor 44

    Unless you are looking to race, don’t be afraid of looking at used sails. Racer cruisers dumping Dacron for more exotic materials may have relatively newer but used sails available and even if not an exact fit, could be recut on the cheap. While those old Hood sails were made out of some...
  2. Gunny

    what is it?

    Banque Unpopulaire
  3. Gunny

    what is it?

    It’s probably a shag shack that I can’t afford.
  4. Gunny

    Anybody ever use Progressive Insurance for your boat insurance?

    You get what you pay for w insurance. Grundy is probably one of the best.
  5. Gunny

    First Sailboat

    Here’s an idea. Check out some local yacht clubs and see if anyone is looking for crew. Chances are they are. The best boat to have is someone else’s boat.
  6. Gunny

    Cheap Reliable High Performance AutoPilots?

    I had a laugh at the title and wonder if the same qualifications would apply when hiring a skipper.
  7. Gunny

    Pack type sailcover that doesn't act like a funnel

    For those who don’t want to move lazy jacks the cover can be built or modified with some slits that accommodate the jacks then snap at the bottom. Works well on many boats like Alerions. The other item not discussed is mast attachment. Overall comment here is don’t skimp on batten hardware...
  8. Gunny

    she's a wee porker....

    Getting in late on this but what’s it rate?
  9. Gunny

    Pack type sailcover that doesn't act like a funnel

    Why over engineer it with a cover for the cover? Get rid of the stack pack, go with adjustable lazy jacks that can be pulled forward and just use a std sail cover. The stack pack can be removed easily.
  10. Gunny

    Spinnaker handling preferences?

    Bush sailor said it best. I’ve seen far too many fouled socks and Furler’s ruin one’s day. Get your local sailmaker to put a patch and belly button cord on the chute and lead it under the main over the boom (A four mentioned letterbox take down ) and down the main hatch for a neat and tidy take...
  11. Gunny

    2 stroke vs 4

    Don’t discount the subject of noise as that can be a huge difference in quality of life on board when running an outboard
  12. Gunny

    Surveyor - RI/MA area

    Glenn Walker is about the best around if you want good info on a boat. Don’t have his contact info but yell his name at the Candy Store and you might get lucky.
  13. Gunny

    what is it?

    Whatever it is, it’s got a built in shore power box right on deck and that’s awesome. I’m rafting up to this guy.
  14. Gunny

    Racer Cruisers for Tall People

    Slightly different angle here but how about a Swan/Baltic or even something like a Serendipity 43?
  15. Gunny

    The future of diesel inboards in an all electric future

    The owner of our boat is notoriously cheap but an MIT grad. He’s investigating methane capture on our boat. Granted the plumbing may add complexity especially on the foredeck, but based on our typical TMO (total methane output) we’d be able to supply. 50hp sail drive with unlimited fuel.
  16. Gunny

    Luff tape size on Furlex Roller Furler (200 TD)

    If it’s a nice sail, don’t worry about the luff tape, that’s an easy swap at a sail loft.
  17. Gunny

    The future of diesel inboards in an all electric future

    I’m investing in extension cords now.
  18. Gunny

    Anyone else having issues paying crew in Crypto or NFTs?

    Demand always seems to exceed supply
  19. Gunny

    Does anyone know VolvoPenta D2-60 vs. D2-75

    Might want to consider noise as well.