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    Food, fixes and notes from the casual coastal sailor.

    Don’t let them come ashore. You never know what plague those cruiser types might bring.
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    The Third Booster Shot Debate - Are U going to get the booster?

    Timing is everything. I got the 5th jab, and the clock is ticking.
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    Food, fixes and notes from the casual coastal sailor.

    He is a true terrier, and a gorgeous little dog. Perfect for the boat.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Blackfish was built in 2017. It says so on her steering wheel hub. She is the boat for sale. Her slightly less racy predecessor was built in 2014.
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    Food, fixes and notes from the casual coastal sailor.

    I can tell you that he is still a very good guard dog. He may be deaf as a post, but that doesn't stop him. Let's put it this way. In an anchorage, he will let everybody around know that someone is too close to Christmas.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Serious answer: Yes, if it's the right boat. Not saying this one is the right boat, but have a look at what is costs for a new 49' high-quality custom build. There is no reason an eight year old boat cannot be in like-new condition, by the way. Edit: looking again at the listing, this is a...
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    Setting up cruising boats for upwind performance

    Nonsense. It's not the furlers, it's the sails on the furlers, as well as how they are set and trimmed. When a sail is fully rolled out, it doesn't much matter if the sail is set on a furler or a stay. When it is reefed, it is largely a manner of how much it is reefed. If you start out with a...
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    Aluminum RIB bottom paint question

    I have an aluminum RIB (9' AB) in Maine. I lift it out every night, and the bottom stays clean all season long with no paint The first year I had it I left it in the water in Maine for most of four months. It took all day to clean the bottom at the end of the season. Of course, I have davits...
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    Suggestions requested on getting IP 380 from Rock Hall, MD to Hilton Head, SC

    This time of year in a sailboat in the ICW, you can at most do 75 miles per day, probably less in a lot of cases since you have to plan out your stops. Inside as far as either Beaufort NC or Cape Fear, then outside jump to Charleston. Easy inside from Charleston to Hilton Head. Do not think of...
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    AC37 Noticeboard

    It has actually been active and in use since late July.
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    The Third Booster Shot Debate - Are U going to get the booster?

    You should have said "...or stupid" instead of "...and stupid." I plead guilty to being old, but I am neither fat, scared, nor stupid. But I got my bi-valent booster. I am going into five days of face-to-face meetings in Pensacola with a group of designers and engineers from all over the...
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    The Third Booster Shot Debate - Are U going to get the booster?

    Just got the bi-valent Pfizer booster. Waiting for the nanobots and adherence to conspiracy theories to kick in.
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    Food, fixes and notes from the casual coastal sailor.

    We just finished putting the boat to bed after our truncated season, and are headed home to FL tomorrow. We were headed back to Perry from Camden when the engine croaked. I spent yesterday morning making detailed engine room measurements, since I plan to switch to a modern electronic tier 3...
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    The Third Booster Shot Debate - Are U going to get the booster?

    Try reading some decent studies instead of random BS from unreliable sources.
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    Coast Guard orders unvaccinated cadets off campus

    It is not a peer-reviewed article or study, by the way.
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    Coast Guard orders unvaccinated cadets off campus

    He/she is high on puppy chow.
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    The Third Booster Shot Debate - Are U going to get the booster?

    I love it when someone quotes an article from The Epoch Times, which Wikipedia calls a far-right international multi-language media and publishing company associated with the Falun Gong religious movement. Full-on tinfoil hat brigade. What do chemtrails smell like, anyway?
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    opinions on below deck layout..

    Very few boats have gimbaled tables. In use, they take up a lot of space, and can actually pose a hazard in very rough weather. More often than not in weather when you might use a gimbaled table, you are wedged into a settee eating your food out of a bowl in your lap. There are not a lot of sit...
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    Food, fixes and notes from the casual coastal sailor.

    I believe he is headed to the Chesapeake. Not sure what if any intermediate stops. Taking advantage of favorable winds. When the weather says “yes”, you say “go”. What is his boat name for tracking purposes?
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    The Third Booster Shot Debate - Are U going to get the booster?

    RWNJs love to quote speculative crap from random online sources. The force of ignorance is strong with them. Note that a lot of it comes from brand-new forum members who “like” each other’s posts. Just coincidence, I’m sure.
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