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  1. I was at Bacon today and think they are going to...

    I was at Bacon today and think they are going to get my business.

    They are going to give a 20% discount at the boat show next month on top of already having a good price, plus are local and will...
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    It's just one version of corrosion prevention. ...

    It's just one version of corrosion prevention. The point was that somebody had done insufficient prevention and let a problem grow.
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    I can see several potential causes for the crack...

    I can see several potential causes for the crack ahead of the anchor locker. The point is not how the crack was created at this point, but how bad and expensive it will be to fix? (Although knowing...
  4. Thread: New sailor

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    Keeper of a photo!

    Keeper of a photo!
  5. Thanks for that homework Mark. I should be back...

    Thanks for that homework Mark. I should be back in the area at the end of next week and will give you a ring.
  6. That's great. Thanks!

    That's great.
    Thanks!
  7. The starter button should be just one circuit....

    The starter button should be just one circuit. You might start by taking a single (long) strand of wire from the button to the other end of the circuit, in parallel with the one going through the...
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    This is a worthwhile change from a few technical...

    This is a worthwhile change from a few technical aspects. Thanks for the idea, even if not originally your own.

    1. The biggest to me is that it removes the need for a high current switch. Mine is...
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    I have no photos but want to say congrats on the...

    I have no photos but want to say congrats on the unusual new boat!
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    GREAT PLACE! I stop in every summer when we go...

    GREAT PLACE!

    I stop in every summer when we go for our Maine vacation. Need to watch the age and condition of a lot of it but there are fantastic bargains. I got a fairly large box of brand new...
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    Plus, it is a lot farther to Boston. Probably...

    Plus, it is a lot farther to Boston. Probably comparing a 900 mile trip to a 3,000 mile one.
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    I'd check carefully to make sure the substrate is...

    I'd check carefully to make sure the substrate is waterproof because like trickdhat wrote, water can come from overhead. Consider putting the end of a sample in water for a couple of days to see if...
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    I picked up a brass colored 12V LED lamp similar...

    I picked up a brass colored 12V LED lamp similar to this with built in USB port. Can find a selection of them in RV stores and on Amazon.

    27648
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    Nicely done, Wilson ;)

    Nicely done, Wilson
    ;)
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    Thanks for sharing the great idea!

    Thanks for sharing the great idea!
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    Great comment on finding parts and it does become...

    Great comment on finding parts and it does become part of the game. Fortunately, most of it is pretty low tech fiberglass, interior woodwork, electrical, and metal which you can update or replace....
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    For interior use, it's hard to beat good old...

    For interior use, it's hard to beat good old Gorilla Ultimate construction adhesive which is waterproof. Make sure to get this black wrapper....
  18. Excellent - Thanks! Great job on both your...

    Excellent - Thanks!
    Great job on both your parts. Proud Dad!
    She made me anxious when she had fingers so close to a winch.
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    Here's a resource thread which shows the...

    Here's a resource thread which shows the sidewall, teak, and port lights in a 1985 32-3, which would be the same. ...
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    Replacing sidewall teak

    Adding some photos as a resource to point other threads to so other owners understand what they are getting into.

    Leaking ports (fixed and opening) are the subjects of other threads to search for,...
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    Adding some photos as a resource for future...

    Adding some photos as a resource for future owners looking to understand what they have.

    Leaking ports (fixed and opening) are the subjects of other threads to search for, but when the teak is...
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    Says the retired guy with time, with lots of...

    Says the retired guy with time,
    with lots of experience,
    who still needed a year,
    with a boat that was in solid condition to begin.

    As I understand.
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    Pretty common to find water in the cores of boats...

    Pretty common to find water in the cores of boats this old and it's a lot of work to fix.

    If this is a first boat, I'd suggest not going for a low priced project and especially run away if you...
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    Heck, I bought my 1985 32-3 for $5,500. But...

    Heck, I bought my 1985 32-3 for $5,500.
    But then, I also had a pretty good idea of how much more than that I'd spend to get her back in proper condition and would do most work myself as a...
  25. All - I really appreciate the time to share...

    All -

    I really appreciate the time to share your wisdom. I have years on workboats but selecting sails is relatively new to me.

    Navman - The Oct 10-14 show is fast approaching and is...
  26. Thanks guys for this start. I was kinda wondering...

    Thanks guys for this start. I was kinda wondering about going with something more like the 130-135 that you mentioned.

    Steve -
    I missed a loft and intentionally left out Cambridge and...
  27. 32-3 sails and compare the 5 Annapolis sail lofts?

    I've got a collection of 10 and 20 year old North and Quantum sails and ought to replace at least the old ones and have two questions. Price is a factor, so I'm looking at Dacron and the jib is on a...
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    On the ropes/sheets, West Marine is running a...

    On the ropes/sheets, West Marine is running a sale through tomorrow with a few cents better pricing.
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    Thanks all!

    Thanks all!
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    fwiw - Everybody knows about Boatyard in Eastport...

    fwiw - Everybody knows about Boatyard in Eastport Annapolis, but I'm on the Magothy and like Donnellys' off the Magothy.
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    Christian - How do you like the electric motor?...

    Christian -
    How do you like the electric motor? How much time or range do you really get from it?
    Thx
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    It's easy to over-think this stuff. The fan...

    It's easy to over-think this stuff. The fan probably came with it's own wire, and that will be sized for the load of the fan on the end of the wire. Even if there were a dead short at the fan, as...
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    No - but not dumb and a lot of people have the...

    No - but not dumb and a lot of people have the same thought.

    The circuit breaker is rated to protect only the wire. Period. To keep it from going up in smoke and igniting things around it or...
  34. Thread: Dock Queen

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    Congratulations - Smiles all around!

    Congratulations - Smiles all around!
  35. That looks GREAT and will be really nice feature...

    That looks GREAT and will be really nice feature at night.

    fwiw - I found the original teak between the port lights of my 1985 32-3 is exactly the same color and shade as Acacia luxury vinyl...
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    I've seen waffle balls used in an experimental...

    I've seen waffle balls used in an experimental fuel tank. Not sure how that ever turned out.

    I can say that while reticulated foam will work as a baffle for at least fuel, small fragments will...
  37. This may help with your VHF to chart plotter...

    This may help with your VHF to chart plotter question:
    https://www.panbo.com/n2k-cable-mixing-not-a-big-woop/
    and
    https://www.maretron.com/support/knowledgebase/phpkbv7/article.php?id=443
  38. Gemini XII was the first US spacecraft to use a...

    Gemini XII was the first US spacecraft to use a sextant and here is the test report from about 51 years ago. They had a fixed mount but did not look like a sextant you would recognize, unless you had...
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    Finally took the time to look closer at this and...

    Finally took the time to look closer at this and saw a couple of things.
    First, the 1" knobbed 3/8" bolt is too short so got a 2" replacement at Lowes for $4.57. ...
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    My other half and I regularly talk about how...

    My other half and I regularly talk about how differently our brains are wired. I can't remember names to save my life, while she and my daughter are spatially challenged. (Glad they don't come here...
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    I heard that the German accident happened when...

    I heard that the German accident happened when the sailboat blew a tack when they wanted to. We see people do stupid runs at big ships in the Chesapeake.
  43. I'm on a phone so can't paste the image easily...

    I'm on a phone so can't paste the image easily but Google :

    12V wire chart Blue Seas
  44. Ah, but suffering from warm beer? :rolleyes_d:

    Ah, but suffering from warm beer?
    :rolleyes_d:
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    Congrats on the new boat. Could the windlass...

    Congrats on the new boat.
    Could the windlass have been powered and stalled, to make it heat?
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    Jeff - When we spoke on the phone, Christian's...

    Jeff -
    When we spoke on the phone, Christian's link is the one I was trying to relate to you, and you can see the thicker section of the one on the right. Of course, using it means replacing the...
  47. Jeff - I left you a phone message asking for...

    Jeff -
    I left you a phone message asking for details about the stanchions. In addition to the phone or email contacts, you could pm me through the forum.
    Thanks
    Bob
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    I'm tossing the bolt and installing a quick pin...

    I'm tossing the bolt and installing a quick pin for $5.46....
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    Unfortunately, a previous owner left me with...

    Unfortunately, a previous owner left me with something similar. The problem is that there is not enough shaft (table bottom) going down the tube (floor portion).

    (Dust is from grinding fiberglass...
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    That looks great!

    That looks great!
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