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    Leaky hatch dogs/handles?

    It rained pretty hard in Rosario last night, and I noticed that both my Lewmar deck hatches had a periodic drip. Nothing dramatic, but annoying nonetheless, as one of the drips was right over my...
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    Sticky: Not sailing....yet, but FINALLY done with work...

    Not sailing....yet, but FINALLY done with work for the year (our year ends June 30), and can’t tell you how much I enjoyed getting off the dock and around Possession Point on the way outa Dodge this...
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    Sticky: Very sorry to hear that, Bob. on a related...

    Very sorry to hear that, Bob.

    on a related note, I’m heading from PT to Fisherman tomorrow for the fireworks. Could easily swing by Port Angeles and pick up you and Mrs. Super on the way... not...
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    Sticky: Boat is ready Gear is ready Food is ready to...

    Boat is ready
    Gear is ready
    Food is ready to load
    I'm ready

    Why, WHY did I agree to work Monday and Tuesday????

    I want to goooooooooo....
  5. What I've never understood is... how, exactly,...

    What I've never understood is... how, exactly, did they line up the stadia in the window?

    With a sextant, your eye position is fixed relative to the mirrors. In a space capsule, (presumably)...
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    (laughing) I was a hardcore adherent of the...

    (laughing) I was a hardcore adherent of the Franklin/Covey "dayplanner" movement, before electronics (remember the PalmPilot?) made it possible to have everything in the palm of your hand.

    Old...
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    I measured a couple of different ways before my...

    I measured a couple of different ways before my boat (a 32-III) was loaded on the truck

    Aft, from top of stern pulpit to bottom of keel was 11'-4" (with a couple inches added in "just to be safe")...
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    Sticky: "progressive cruise"?

    I'm dropping the lines on July 3rd, and cruising for a bit before capping my vacation at the Rendezvous

    If anyone wants to link up along the way, I'm currently planning to be
    -- in Fisherman's...
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    it is positively astounding that nobody was...

    it is positively astounding that nobody was killed in that mess.
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    I was thinking it might be the opposite way...

    I was thinking it might be the opposite way around. it looks to me like it might be a box for an instrument (e.g., a depth readout or something), with a mounting bracket that allows it to pivot out...
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    Sticky: Welcome! And....absolutely, come! Especially...

    Welcome!

    And....absolutely, come! Especially for the "pot luck" on Saturday... that's really the gathering of the clan. Lots to do, besides.... check out other people's boats, tell stories...
    ...
  12. The upper end of the topping lift is dead-ended...

    The upper end of the topping lift is dead-ended on a pin at the masthead.

    At the lower end it (generally) connects to a wire that runs into the boom on a sheave at the very back end of the boom. ...
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    ...and continuing in the vein of "not answering...

    ...and continuing in the vein of "not answering the question"... ^^^ this. Christian converted the (I believe) cockpit table for use in the cabin, and it works great. Takes up far less room, has...
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    Heh. For a couple of years I raced on a sled...

    Heh. For a couple of years I raced on a sled called "Coruba", named for the owner's favorite brand of rum.

    She had a third foot-pump under the galley sink, with a corresponding spigot for... yup,...
  15. I did this on my 32-III, too. Bruce

    I did this on my 32-III, too.

    Bruce
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    Nice! I sailed the "Leukemia Cup" in Everett...

    Nice!

    I sailed the "Leukemia Cup" in Everett on Saturday. Started out breezy and very unsettled, so I declared "no flying sails" on my entry... and then the wind died. It ended up being a...
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    Interesting. PHRF-NW doesn't have DHCP (or at...

    Interesting. PHRF-NW doesn't have DHCP (or at least, I can't find mention of it in the handbook....)

    And a kite tacked at the headstay is rated the same as a pole-flown kite, unless there is a...
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    You sure those are penalties? The base number...

    You sure those are penalties?

    The base number for a 32-III up here is 162. Mine ended up at 180 because of three adjustments:
    +9 sec/mile for an undersized headsail (mine's about 120%)
    +3...
  19. Leukemia Cup / Everett (Milltown Sailing Assoc)

    Shaun Wurzner (longtime EYO contributor) has organized a Leukemia Cup event in Everett this weekend. This benefit regatta has a long history in Seattle, this is the first one (that I know of) in our...
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    What I've found to work is to find the Universal...

    What I've found to work is to find the Universal manual for my engine, and then find the Kubota manual for the equivalent engine. With those two side-by-side, you can see the Universal parts you...
  21. Pretty much any place that sells barbecues will...

    Pretty much any place that sells barbecues will have them. I got mine at Home Depot.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/GrillPro-1-lb-Propane-Tank-Adapter-11052/308693709

    Bruce
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    Thank you both! Looks like the 40106 is a...

    Thank you both! Looks like the 40106 is a winner.

    Tom, I owe you another adult beverage, but... must be present to win.

    Bruce
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    there are all sorts of additives you can mix into...

    there are all sorts of additives you can mix into gel oat, to make a “matte” finish, or give it texture, etc.

    I don’t know what Ericson used, but back in the day fine pumice or talc were used...
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    Floating this thread back up, as I happened to...

    Floating this thread back up, as I happened to check my "spare" fuel pump today and found it was a chunk of rust.

    I've looked at the thread above, and the spec for the Facet 476459E. But it...
  25. One downside is that your PHRF rating will take a...

    One downside is that your PHRF rating will take a sizeable hit (probably 6 seconds/mile) if you go from a fixed prop to a folding prop.
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    Gel coat will stick to epoxy just fine. The...

    Gel coat will stick to epoxy just fine. The epoxy just has to be fully cured (I suspect 30+ years is sufficient), and any amine-blush has to have been scrubbed off.

    Bruce
  27. For safety equipment, I think the USCG list of...

    For safety equipment, I think the USCG list of required equipment is a good place to start. I add a number of things to it (eg, a throw-rope, a boat-hook, etc.) A good first-aid kit. Flashlights....
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    There's a 30+ on my dock in Everett (WA) that was...

    There's a 30+ on my dock in Everett (WA) that was for sale last fall, no longer has a sign on it, but hasn't moved or shown any signs of recent life.

    If you want, I can inquire about whether it...
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    Agreed. I've been on his boat (in fact, I talked...

    Agreed. I've been on his boat (in fact, I talked with him yesterday at the marina) and it's very nice.
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    ^^^ ugh. That's... not pretty. Attempt #1 at...

    ^^^ ugh. That's... not pretty.

    Attempt #1 at trying to suck (whatever) from the bottom of my tank was unsuccessful. I couldn't "steer" the hose from the suction pump with any degree of control. ...
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    1990 38-200, Seattle area

    Posted on Seattle Craigslist.

    No connection with seller (not even sure which boat it is) but thought I'd pass it along
    ...
  32. Thread: Wax on the deck?

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    Thanks, all I did a full compound/buff/wax in...

    Thanks, all

    I did a full compound/buff/wax in 2017, and waxed the topsides and all the smooth parts of deck and cockpit last spring. Didn't get it nearly as shiny as Kenneth's (that looks...
  33. Thread: Wax on the deck?

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    Wax on the deck?

    Something in another thread sparked a random question.... do any of you wax your decks? If so, what product(s) do you use?

    My boat is a grungy mess every spring when it is time to scrub off...
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    Quick update - I just got a call that I've been...

    Quick update - I just got a call that I've been cleared off the wait-list for a slip at the Islands Marine Center in Fisherman's, July 4th and 5th (they have a 2-night minimum).

    I only really...
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    I mostly agree... especially as the boat is...

    I mostly agree... especially as the boat is always sending real-time position through one path (Garmin InReach), and I have a separate way to send *my* position in real-time through a different path...
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    Float plans

    USCG does not require a float plan, and will not accept a float plan. But they do have a recommended set of information a float plan should contain, and a process for communicating it with them. ...
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    I don't have my tables handy, so no specifics,...

    I don't have my tables handy, so no specifics, but... the currents going through Cattle Pass are no joke. Its a choke-point where a lot of water has to get through in a hurry, like (but not as much...
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    Microphone for hands-free phonecalls? Secret...

    Microphone for hands-free phonecalls?

    Secret advanced copy of Alexa-for-sailboats?

    Doorbell camera?

    :egrin:
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    I have a friend who says they'll be there, but no...

    I have a friend who says they'll be there, but no confirmation.

    As a backup plan, I called for a slip at the Lopez Islander, but... they have a 3-night minimum, and I have other places to go.
    ...
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    Yes. Don't know about the M25XP, but the intake...

    Yes. Don't know about the M25XP, but the intake on my M25 is 1-3/4" in diameter, so any slip-on with a 1-3/4" ID flange will work.

    I like the K&N stuff too.

    Bruce
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    FWIW, I put a pair of JL Audio "marine" speakers...

    FWIW, I put a pair of JL Audio "marine" speakers in my cockpit, coming up on 3 years ago. Still look great, sound great, and no sign of moisture issues....
    ...
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    Seems like the right play. The old stereo put...

    Seems like the right play. The old stereo put out decent sound, worked great with iPod, picked up local FM stations.... so I ended up buying the newer-version-but-still-around-$100 version of the...
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    I don't have the link in front of me, but a while...

    I don't have the link in front of me, but a while back BoatUS published an article listing the top causes for insurance claims. Fire was, by far, #1.
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    When I had my mast down I replaced the Perko...

    When I had my mast down I replaced the Perko light with a Hella 360-degree "naviLED" white light on about a 6" strut.

    https://www.fisheriessupply.com/hella-naviled-360-all-round-navigation-lights...
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    Air filter - does size matter?

    My air filter is looking a little ratty. I did my usual beginning-of-the-year cleaning (basically blew it out with some compressed air).

    Last night I looked online to see what a replacement...
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    Stereo recommendations?

    My stereo has (apparently) given up the ghost. It shows every appearance of working - tuner works, track info from iPod works, everything works... just no output, not through any speaker, and not...
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    Me too! And I think Achates (E-34 out of...

    Me too!

    And I think Achates (E-34 out of Bremerton) may be there too.... mini rendezvous!

    Bruce
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    When I switched to the “smartplug” inlet and...

    When I switched to the “smartplug” inlet and bought one of their cords, I cut the ends off my old cord and made a pigtail adapter. I figured I wanted the option in case I ever find myself in a place...
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    Anyone have photos showing location and size of the holes?
  50. Awesome! I'm picking up my -73014 from the...

    Awesome!

    I'm picking up my -73014 from the Kubota dealer when they open at 8. I think it is a 180F, so there's a possibility I'll have to drill the two holes in the skirt that debonAir...
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