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    How many non-sailors here?

    I sail as much as I can which isn’t a lot or as much as I’d like. I lurk in political anarchy for a few reasons. It’s hilarious watching you burn each other for one but the real reasons are a few. For one in general sailing has some barriers to entry as far as intelligence and skill goes. And at...
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    A Scammer Scams a Grifter

    The problem with those passport photos is that they all have the same picture that still has artifacts in it from the FLA drivers license picture. Whether the story is real or not those passport and license pictures are amateurish forgeries.
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    sailing instruction for the beginner

    There is an app called ASA Sailing Challenge. It will give you the basics about points of sail, rules of the road etc.
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    In town - Lewes DE

    Shit. I’m across the bay in CM. Going home tomorrow.
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    What was the first boat you owned?

    The Topper is the gateway boat. Still have it. Second boat is a Stur-Dee catboat. Second boat has been a fix it as I sail it kinda deal. Came home on a flatbed because the bearings were seized on the trailer. Not sure what I was thinking. It was seaworthy but dirty and neglected. Hubs and a jack...
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    what are you listening to right now .... part huit

    Portishead -Dummy
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    Marshall Sanderling 18 Catboat

    In regards to ballast and heeling and lack of skill. My catboat has 4 bags of shot up in the cuddy to counteract the outboard engine and a waterlogged rudder(since replaced with a brand new one). I certainly lack skill but catboats don’t heel that much. My tiller will fight me and become hard...
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    Boat leans starboard at rest

    I think there is water inside the bench seat on the port side, and wet flotation. I think it gets in through the screw holes where the bench is screwed down. Once I have made the bench attachments watertight again what is the best method to drain the water/dry it out? Inspection port(s) on the...
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    Merk announces antiviral Molnupiravir.....this is important

    "Ivermectin may exerts its antiviral effect, including its potential activity against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), by binding to the importin (IMP) alpha/beta1 heterodimer, which is responsible for the nuclear import of viral proteins such as the integrase (IN)...
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    Raising Sail Advice

    It’s not unkind. If I have my wife at the helm motor is in gear and enough throttle for steerage. If I’m alone I put the motor in neutral. The only thing I’m missing is board down so I think that’s the move. Thanks. 
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    Raising Sail Advice

    This seemed most appropriate forum for the question. I'm not doing any single handed ocean racing or anything. Just trying to sail my local waters. having a good time but I am having inconsistent success with a major part of sailing my boat: getting the sail up without much issue. Its a marconi...
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    Show your boat not sailing

    It’s a Sturdee Cat. Tough little boat. Edson Schock design. Originals were wood with canvas on deck. 14’4” with a 7’ beam. Draws 10” with board up. 
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    Boat leans starboard at rest

    Shrouds seem ok but I am going to measure and adjust as mentioned earlier if necessary. The entire boat does not sit level on the boot stripe. 
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    Boat leans starboard at rest

    Best advice yet. I actually arranged some ballast to starboard and it helps. 
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    Boat leans starboard at rest

    No it’s for real. The horizontal fenders are tied to the pier. They were there before I rented the slip. Just trying to determine if the engine could really have that much influence on how canted the boat is or if it’s something else. It came with the boat. May sell it and get a 2.5. I’m fairly...
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    Boat leans starboard at rest

    Port. Not starboard. Too late for me to edit. 
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    Boat leans starboard at rest

    now that boat is in the water all the time I notice that she does not sit on her lines. She leans starboard. I kind of knew this already from the scum line and scraped barnacles above the boot stripe on the aft quarter. It’s also the same side the engine is on. Engine is also on a bracket...
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    Show your boat not sailing

    No not at all. 
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    Show your boat not sailing

    And bench seats which are nice. 
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Made some progress since that day. 

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