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    Grounded Electrical System

    For those of you with trimarans or smallish catamarans with outboards: What do most of your boats use for grounding the electrical system? I finally removed the Electro-Scan sewage treatment device from my Corsair 28, and found evidence that the electrical system on the boat was grounded to...
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    Who knows about Water Music?

    I saw this in Newport Harbor, California.  Looks like it would be a nice sailing trimaran. It looks better in person.
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    Corsair 28cc Diamond Tesion

    What are people doing for diamond tension? I have the standard rotating aluminum mast. Mine is a 28cc, but the mast configuration below the hounds is essentially the same as for 28R.  I'm having the boat measured for a new main and want to get the pre-bend set. Given the dimensions of the mast...
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    Electra-Scan Type 1 Marine Sanitation Device

      Hi folks, My Corsair 28 came with an Electra-Scan grinder pump device on the discharge hose for the head.  The head is just a standard Jabsco manual type (or Groco, I will have to check when I'm down at the boat next). I was hoping to get your opinions regarding...
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    Old Gori Folding Prop - Any Good?

    I'm cleaning out the shop and found my Dad's old Gori folding propeller.  It still looks good, with only a little bit of surface corrosion here and there.  The problem is that it has a plastic bushing/sleeve that separates the inner part that slips over the shaft from the main outer part of the...
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    Old Gori Folding Prop - Any Good?

    I'm cleaning out the shop and found my Dad's old Gori folding propeller.  It still looks good, with only a little bit of surface corrosion here and there.  The problem is that it has a plastic bushing/sleeve that separates the inner part that slips over the shaft from the main outer part of the...
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    Can shipping companies be sued for containers lost at sea?

    This is a question for you lawyers out there.   While reading the very sad transcription of the bridge recordings from the El Faro, I was hit by the very cavalier attitude the crew had toward containers washed overboard in previous storms.  Sure, who cares about running into containers when...
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    Interlux Ultra Bottom Paint in SoCal?

    This is being recommended by my boatyard.  Looking it up on line, this is the copper-less version of Interlux's Ultra-Kote.  Apparently California doesn't allow Ultra-Kote.  The plan is to roll and tip it for a reasonably smooth, easy to clean bottom.  I've been cleaning my own bottom (I know, I...
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    Corsair 28 Center Cockpit (Cruising Version)?

    My wife likes the looks of this. I have been a monohull sailor all my life, but have been sailing I-14's for the past 9 years, so I think I get the whole apparent wind thing and staying in the back of the bus. How do these do in open water and big seas? What do I look out for in a used one...
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    Looking Forward to the Invention of Cleats on Sailboats

    A little background: I rent keelboats so I can sail with my wife and otherwise have a relaxing time on a sailboat with friends, which is not possible on my I-14. On a little Capri 22 last weekend, the main halyard cleat was one of those funky camming type cleats that sort of resembles a clutch...
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    Boat Show Report - San Diego January 24

    After a month of endlessly-extended work deadline purgatory, I'm starting to get some personal life back again. So, at the wife's suggestion (yay!) we went down to the San Diego Sunroad boat show this past Sunday. Unfortunately, I came down with a nasty cold Friday night, as so often happens...
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    32 ft Trailer Sailer

    This thread started on the Perry Sliver Class Daysailer thread. The concept for this design is a fast, easily driven and handled daysailer with stand-up headroom for my wife. I want it to be capable for coastal cruising along the California coast. I like narrow boats and I like a boat to be...
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    John Shumaker - Founder of Yankee Yachts

    I'm not sure if this is the right place for it, but here goes: My father, John L. Shumaker, Jr. died Monday, October 5. He was 86. He started his boatbuilding career in 1962, building the Sparkman & Stephens Designed 24' Dolphin in a yard owned by Joe Cummings near Marina Del Rey...
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    Gate vs. Leeward Mark in Mixed Fleets?

    I get the advantage of using gates for large single fleets, but I'm questioning their value where multiple fleets of vastly different speeds and optimum downwind sailing angles converge at the leeward mark (gate). Yes, with a single mark you might get stuck on the outside of a large wheel, but...
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    Need ride for I-14 mast

    I've asked this over at the Dinghy Anarchy Forum, but maybe someone here could help as well. I've sold my I-14 mast and a few sails to a buyer in Maryland. If anyone is trailering a boat from california to the mid-atlantic states, the buyer would be happy to pick up the mast in a convenient (for...
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    My mast needs a ride

    I've sold my I-14 mast and a few sails to a buyer in Maryland. If anyone is trailering a boat from california to the mid-atlantic states, the buyer would be happy to pick up the mast in a convenient (for you) location, and help with some gas money too.
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    14' custom dinghy.

    I bought an ad for my 14' trapeze dinghy but put it in the 29' and under category, since the dinghy section looks like a ghost town. Just want to make sure the dinghy folks are aware of it. Thanks.
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    Old Lasers - does Anyone Buy These Anymore?

    Posted a couple adds for my two old (hull numbers less than 10,000) lasers, and nary a bite. Am I asking too much?
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    Anyone have pics of my I-14 sailing?

    ...in Long Beach Midwinters, Sunday Feb 19. First sail and never took a picture of the boat. Dumb. It's difficult to brag about my new boat without pics. Here's a few from the weeks leading up to the launch, which are bragworthy in their own right, but I'm hoping someone found this boat in...
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