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    Stanchion base / hull damage

    I'd be worried that if you cut off too much of the outside skin at once, it's going to be really hard to restore the hull shape. At some point, it's not just a continuation of the curve from around the removed area. The shape was made originally in the outer hull from the mould. It wasn't...
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    Old racer back to water

    The book on the bottom really went all in on Ferro construction.
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    Anchor Well Drainage

    I'd use polyester fairing compound. Not expensive, easy to get, fast. You can just shape it with a spatula as you put it in to get the slopes. Will sand quickly with 60 grit on a soft foam pad if you want to tweak the shape. Then put a coat of epoxy and/or Bilgekote on top. 10mm seems a bit...
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    Is this where these nylon washers belong?

    I added nylon washers to my gooseneck. They didn't last.  So I cut some squares of polyethylene sheet, drilled a hole, and used that. Doesn't need to be round.  Held up much better.  You ought to be able to get it pretty thin.  
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    Does VC Offshore eat through the cans?

    I move it to quart cans.  Less air in the can that way. International told me plastic cans would be ok.  But I'm not sure about that.  It seems to eat plastic too.
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    Does VC Offshore eat through the cans?

    My experience with VC Offshore (North American type, with the vinyl solvents, rest of world has different VC/O), is that it eats through the cans.  Because every can I've ever had has started to leak after between 0 days to 3 years of storage. I've got 20+ year old cans of other paint that...
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    Compounding/Polishing/Waxing Reccs for Oxidized Awlgrip

    Use 320 grit to polish and apply fresh Awlgrip as wax.  
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    Awlgrip vs Awlcraft colors

    The color will be off unless you sail in chlorinated water.
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    Introducing PNW ORC: free ORC certs!

    How many of the boats that rate over 170 have offsets and are eligible?
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    Dan Juan 23 mast questions

    I took a look at a SJ23 at the marina here.  Extrusion is about 4.75" x 3.5" teardrop shape.  Looks like the same one as used on the SJ7.7 as far as I could tell.
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    Farr 1220 vs Beneteau 40.7?

    The 1220 toe rail is very uncomfortable to sit on for long periods of time.  Needs additional padding.
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    pre fair top sides?

    If you repaint blue, or a dark color, any place you reprime will take more coats to cover.  The primer will show though. If the paint is well adhered, I'd just sand until you see it's all gone dull and there are no unsanded low spots.  If that happens before you get through the color, then...
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    Fisheries Supply

    Jamestown manages to get 12 items on the screen and show prices, despite also leaving half the screen empty because of poor layout. And then we have a website designed for real work.
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    Fisheries Supply

    I'm aware of that setting.  But you still only see three items on the screen at once!   It makes it slow to find things.  It wastes a massive amount of space with emptiness. It's hard to see where you are on the (sometimes huge) list, because there is so little context on the screen.  It's like...
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    Fisheries Supply

    Here's what I don't like about the new site.  This is what it looks like on a computer.   It doesn't show any more than a cell phone screen.  Really, is this a good design?  Bold use of empty space? One needs to click on each product to see if it's in stock or special order only, or what the...
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    Fisheries Supply

    The list of items only shows at most three on the screen at once.  It's a giant empty space with three little pictures. 
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    Demise of Red Foulies

    Gill had red, I've got some old KB1 salopettes in red, but they only have black bibs now.  I couldn't find anything in red besides Musto.  Need to match the boat.
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    NBC are cunts

    That's not true anymore.  The games on ESPN are no longer broadcast in the local market this year.  They have a streaming app, but maybe it works and maybe it doesn't.  And the app will only work on a phone if the screen is small enough.  Tablets, laptops, casting to a TV screen: all banned.
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    Best tool to shorten stainless bolts?

    Dremel with a emery cutoff wheel is surprisingly slow.  A hacksaw with a good blade and cutting fluid works best for me.  Faster than the dremel. Not nearly as much dust as an angle grinder.  Use a file or angle grinder to touch up the end to cut off the nib where the hacksaw cut broke through...
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    Gauge of Aluminum Sheet Metal for internal Boom Sleeve

    Pipe cut and bent slightly to make a backing plate for the boom.  Fit pretty well.