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    we don't get a choice of sizes either. Just a...

    we don't get a choice of sizes either. Just a big, old, steel scuba tank full of cng. I'm going to be sad to leave the realm of cng for LP- heavier than air explosive gas kind of scares me.
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    Law enforcement was consulted when they made the...

    Law enforcement was consulted when they made the change- it still meets legal requirements for length- just a little shorter so it is not so unwieldy. Our club works pretty hard to stay within the...
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    Our club doesn't use the 10ga cannon anymore...

    Our club doesn't use the 10ga cannon anymore either- they used to use it for the "gun" on Race Committee- but too many people blew holes in gelcoat or canvas with the blanks to make it seem safe. We...
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    In our area the transfer of the 22-24ft power...

    In our area the transfer of the 22-24ft power boat range up an income level has been pretty obvious. There are tons of them for sale on roadsides.
    I don't argue- if they are on a trailer in a field...
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    There is a kit available out there. There's a...

    There is a kit available out there. There's a nice scan of an article in the documents section under non-model specific on rebuilding/mainaining.
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    a design that never got built? Maybe became the...

    a design that never got built? Maybe became the 46?
    It would have been cool to see!

    Never seen that ad, thanks Jeff.
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    Mine climbs the rig (I'm terrified of heights) on...

    Mine climbs the rig (I'm terrified of heights) on a pretty regular basis on our boat and those of friends- so I climb around like a monkey and don't complain:egrin:.
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    We've had good luck with Boatpix a couple of...

    We've had good luck with Boatpix a couple of times... We get them as gifts for the owners of boats we race on. Their regatta photos usually have at least 1 or 2 really good shots in the group and...
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    we use coach-top winches if needed- another...

    we use coach-top winches if needed- another option is getting ratchet blocks.

    assuming the boat in the photo in question is "15", I'd also lower the pole and stretch the "luff" to help pull the...
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    I don't believe so, but if you're that close to...

    I don't believe so, but if you're that close to the mark you should have inside rights anyway. Outside boats need to give you enough room to round in a seaman like fasion. If you've put yourself...
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    Big fan

    I use sailflow (WELL worth the $8/month) as well as the http://www.arl.noaa.gov/ready/cmet.html models, especially the windgram (assuming surface winds at 1000mb). when everything lines up, I work...
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    usually the compass for the wheel pilot is pretty...

    usually the compass for the wheel pilot is pretty far from everything in the cockpit.
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    not sure what mast or vintage, but the kenyon...

    not sure what mast or vintage, but the kenyon spar on our '88 E-38 had the cover slide down to the bottom after removing a couple of screws.
    Chris
  14. Thread: Donations

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    Might also see of the St. Mary's College sailing...

    Might also see of the St. Mary's College sailing program is interested. Lots of boats get donated to them- mostly race boats, but they might still be interested.
  15. Thread: Dry Ice

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    isn't CO2 heavier than air? which would make it...

    isn't CO2 heavier than air? which would make it sit at the bottom of the icebox (given that there isn't a circulating fan in it...)? I remember it being used in the cockpit of the 727's I used to...
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    We have refridgeration, but the Skipper doesn't...

    We have refridgeration, but the Skipper doesn't like to run the motor long enough to put any charge on the house bank- so I'm hoping that this will help with at least some of the "couple nights on...
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    Dry Ice

    Anybody use dry ice in the ice box or fridge on the boat? We're headed out for a 10 day cruise and I'm thinking it might be a good way to help out the reefer.
    My only real concern is the dry ice...
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    NAPA's website has a great cross reference...

    NAPA's website has a great cross reference section... just type in the number on the current fuel filter and it will find it for you. Keep in mind that only like 3 companies make filters- period. ...
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    I find it a little ironic that it's ok for him to...

    I find it a little ironic that it's ok for him to sue the manufacturer, but it's not ok for them to sue him?

    All boats have issues at different times in their production cycles- maybe there wasn't...
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    I have to say, I'd be up for it if they put that...

    I have to say, I'd be up for it if they put that hooters girl on it... although the skipper might be less than thrilled. She's not really into Hooters Girls.

    Check with your local municipal bus...
  21. We've got a pretty significant propwalk with our...

    We've got a pretty significant propwalk with our Martec 2 blade folder in reverse at low RPM's... It's great for practice turning the boat on a dime. But we've never had any issues with the prop in...
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    I think Ted replaced all his original blocks with...

    I think Ted replaced all his original blocks with double garhauers... IIRC, he really likes it... check old posts for his discussion about how he did it. I always figure it's excersize I'm not...
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    yep. Turns out everything is fine- it's for a...

    yep.
    Turns out everything is fine- it's for a different boat, but still annoying that people are getting all upset because we've started winning on it. They didn't care when the boat wasn't...
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    found an article describing it basically as the...

    found an article describing it basically as the plane of the deck/keel joint...
    thx,
    Chris
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    What is a "Local Sheer Line"?

    In one of the chesapeake phrf requirements there is discussion of the "local sheer line" in regards to it's relationship with the companionway. Can somebody smarter than me explain what that is?...
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    19.2 kts...

    My wife and I race as crew on an Antrim 27, along with the stuff we do on Sequoia... Yesterday was spring commissioning for the race boat and after that came a practice sail. There was a front that...
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    yeah... no worries about having anyone here sneak...

    yeah... no worries about having anyone here sneak it out from under you... most of us are boat owners, which means we're broke:egrin:

    Good luck! How does the saying go? "the best 2 days of my...
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    good point, ours adds almost 2 ft.

    good point, ours adds almost 2 ft.
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    the UV dacron is a good choice, nothing worse...

    the UV dacron is a good choice, nothing worse than sunbrella shrinking and screwing up your new sail. I think they usually use like a 5oz, but your sailmaker will know what to use.
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    I love their products... but plan on 2009 meaning...

    I love their products... but plan on 2009 meaning 2025- I've been waiting for the larger interior dome lights for 2 years now:rolleyes:
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    Yeah, I did it and have been really happy with...

    Yeah, I did it and have been really happy with it. We went with the LED bulb theory down in the cabin- I am really happy with the ones I put in the reading lights, but will be replacing all the...
  32. Thread: spinsheet

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    spinsheet

    It's a very Ericson Spinsheet this month... between the article about the long term cruisers on theirs, the add for our rendezvous, and the photo to go along with the SMSA delmarva article (we were...
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    The one in Steve's post is what was on ours... ...

    The one in Steve's post is what was on ours...

    Best solution we found was to take up an "Orcagreen" LED anchor light... not rediculously expensive, very durable, allows for reducing the size of...
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    size wise for the asym, I'd go with "I" dimension...

    size wise for the asym, I'd go with "I" dimension or close (a little shorter will be better than longer) for the luff- the foot & girth should fall into place pretty well with that dimension. So I'd...
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    ABOVE the steaming light being key... our...

    ABOVE the steaming light being key... our steaming light went "ker-snap" when they did it below. They bought me a new one, which was nice... but forewarned is forearmed in my book.

    Chris
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    one other thought is to have a sock built for it...

    one other thought is to have a sock built for it with a zipper that gets hoisted by a spinnaker halyard. What kind of stitch you use wouldn't matter on that.
    Just a thought.
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    I really like the Teva deckshoes. I wear the...

    I really like the Teva deckshoes. I wear the "Helm". It looks like they've changed the upper a little, but that sole is fantastic on the boat. you stick like glue. I also love the drains in the...
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    With the depth issues the ICW has, I would guess...

    With the depth issues the ICW has, I would guess they can only travel at high tide... Seems like going outside would have been a LOT easier...
  39. Yup, I'd say that Oday sounds good... Other...

    Yup, I'd say that Oday sounds good...
    Other option is to put in a "lowball" offer on the Ericson and see if it works out. Then you'd have cash to cover some sail & cushion replacement.
    Lots of...
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    Got it today and it's great. Thanks again, Alan....

    Got it today and it's great. Thanks again, Alan.
    Waiting for T-shirts...:egrin:
    Chris
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    well now I can't wait to see mine... I keep...

    well now I can't wait to see mine... I keep checking the mailbox like a little kid:egrin:

    Chris
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    The Antim is looking for one more spot at...

    The Antim is looking for one more spot at Screwpile this year for a podium finish (we ended up 4th last year- nomatter going 16kts) so Sequoia won't be doing the Solomons race. We'll be doing Gov...
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    I replaced our old perko (like Loren's-- that...

    I replaced our old perko (like Loren's-- that would be my guess as to what's up there for that age range) with the orcagreen masthead with the photocell. It draws less than an amp all night long-...
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    There really are days that having a freshwater...

    There really are days that having a freshwater boat would be cool...
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    I've read horror stories about this as well. Our...

    I've read horror stories about this as well.
    Our local Benny Dealer's mechanic suggests hooking one of those fish annodes to your ground plate or the ground on your engine as a better alternative to...
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    That can be done pretty easily by a good shop. ...

    That can be done pretty easily by a good shop. Your other option would be to get a double braid with high tech core and strip the cover off. Either way should work fine. make sure if you marry two...
  47. we had a little seepage from the sea hood on our...

    we had a little seepage from the sea hood on our 38 as well. I'd suggest taking it off, cleaning up real good, rebedding it, then sealing all around the joint where it meets the deck. The seep...
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    Sounds like June 21-22 will be our tentative...

    Sounds like June 21-22 will be our tentative date. Doesn't matter to me where we go. I think last year's event was pretty centrally located and allowed for people from Rock Hall & Baltimore as well...
  49. Very Cool! Congrat's on your career move, Ted! ...

    Very Cool! Congrat's on your career move, Ted!

    We'll be sure to pass it along when friends ask! (which is pretty often:egrin:)
    Best,
    Chris
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    There's absolutely no reason to stay with wire-...

    There's absolutely no reason to stay with wire- it's heavy (reducing righting moment and thus performance) and hard on hands and sheaves/blocks. Just make sure to double check your masthead sheave...
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