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    Soft shackle stupid question

    Wouldn't use a soft shackle on kite sheets, or anything else that needs to be taken on and off during a race. for a SC27 i'd probably use metal shackles or a bowline (or other easily undone knot)
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    Dowsing into companionway but not letterbox

    don't re run the tapes, just drop into bag. if it went in, it will go back up
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    Wax for racing

    I've been using some collinite paste wax (topsides only) which looks and holds up great, but was thinking of switching to something like Harken HullKote to reduce drag. Was thinking of washing off the paste wax, and applying the hullkote to the entire bottom (including topsides). Will it...
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    Boat owner's liability for crew injuries?

    The Jones act has to do with merchant marines, and the only way it could even possibly apply would be if the crew member is an employee. Last I checked you can't pay employees in sandwiches
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    Trailer U Shaped Bunk

    As someone who has little if any experience with fiberglass, how do I go about building a replacement wooden bunk for my trailer(see photo below).  it's just a piece of plywood cut into a U shaped, and something kind of flexible ish material fiberglassed onto it , with some padding glued to the...
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    War, Interest rates and boat prices?

    well, fed interest rate increases will decrease demand, which wlil then likely cause anything from a mild to moderate recession
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    War, Interest rates and boat prices?

    The federal income tax stimulus payments (eg. the $1200, etc checks) are not taxable, they were structured intentionally to be advance payments of refundable income tax credits. Nobody is paying any income taxes related to those stimulus checks think of the stimulus payments as the IRS letting...
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     At least a few finishers went Blackaller > Red Rock > TI. the key was getting around red rock before the wind shut down around 1pm
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    Wilderness 21/Lifting Strap Set-up?/Tuning guide?

    Can you screw a lifting bolt onto one of the keelbolts? That's how I drysailed my wilderness 21. There are a number of them that are dry sailed in the bay area
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    This new format is dogshit and doesn’t work on the ipad. Fuck you SA

    You say "upgrade" as if windows has actually significantly changed or improved in say 20 years
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    Outhaul Sheave Re-Do

    Ok, any tips on removing this sheave? It seems to be essentially fused in - I suppose drilling it out is an option. It does spin somewhat so I may just live with it for a while and kick the can down the road
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    SF Bay moorage - dry or wet

    Just to add here, Brickyard cove is under new ownership now (now called "Boardwalk Port Marina") and they opened up a number of additional 30' spots. As of a few weeks ago they still had dry sail spots available, so I would give them a call if you're interested. Of course they jacked up the...
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    Outhaul Sheave Re-Do

    I just redid my outhaul, wondering what to do about the sheave box. I have this stock endcap with a sheave built in, but the sheave is old and worn. Doesn't seem like replacing that sheave in the endcap would be easy ( I tried to hammer out the pin, it's fused solid). I doubt it's been touched...
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    Backstay Adjuster Line

    What kind of line is best for a backstay adjuster on a 24ft sport boat. I'm assuming the lowest stretch possible is best, or does it really matter?
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    The Swedish Experiment

    I actually saw that guy and it really doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I mean surely eventually we would (even if it takes 2 million deaths, which IMO is a pretty insane estimate).  We never had a vaccine for the 1918, 1957, 1968, or 2009 pandemics. In fact, are there any pandemics that have...
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    Getting Tough With The Maskless

    are you indicating you would wear a mask while driving around alone (or with family) with the windows rolled down? Of course everyone has a different risk tolerance but this seems a bit extreme. My understanding is that you need not only exposure but also a duration of exposure long enough (like...
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    New Sheave Box - Going from wire to rope

    As I have my rig down I figured it would be a good time to get rid of my wire halyards. Of course it means I need a new sheave box for the Jib halyard. I found the equivalent sheave box sized appropriately for rope halyard - it has the same length but is slightly wider. I am pondering how to...
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    Outboard for J27

    Probably not what happened but I have a Suzuki 2.5 which will often freeze up after being left sitting - oil tends to seep into the cylinder over time, especially if left on it's side. Remove spark plug and crank it over a few times to flush out the oil usually does the job.
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    How has the coronavirus COVID-19 affected your sailing?

    Wow this thread is disgraceful - suggest you all find something more constructive to do. The nastiness and bitterness is really something Hindsight is always 2020