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    Were it on my boat I'd either use a nut and bolt or bolt and tap into the metal.
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    It is the plug you use when you remove your speed transducer to clean it or haul out, on many Raymarine and Garmin units. Perhapd Furuno...
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    Sunbrella on hard closed cell foam are probably the most durable cushions I've seen on a yacht, but they are like sitting on sandpaper...
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    capta replied to the thread Centerboard Winch.
    Not a difficult fix for a good machine shop, and probably not too expensive. Otherwise, replace winch with a block and attach a pully...
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    Heat welding is the only way to repair a PE tank...and if the weight of the contents pulls the crack apart, the weld won't hold. So I'm...
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    capta replied to the thread Escape Rhumba Furling Issue.
    That could explain it then. All I can get my Roomba to do is vacuum the floors.If he's gotten his to sail the boat and keep it clean...
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    capta replied to the thread i60 Wind Instrument Failure.
    Another happy Raymarine customer! I've sent both the masthead transducer and meter to Raymarine on several occasions for intermittent...
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    capta replied to the thread New stuffing box overheating.
    Sounds to me like the boat yard used the wrong size packing. Otherwise, you could have a badly misaligned engine and the shaft is...
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    capta replied to the thread Genoa lines.
    On a lovely summer's day I was on the helm of an 81 foot schooner, sailing in Charleston Harbor with a film crew aboard. One of the...
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    capta replied to the thread Genoa lines.
    I would highly recommend a great little book called Royce's Sailing Illustrated, a fun yet very comprehensive book filled with important...
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    capta replied to the thread Rolls Batteries.
    I've got to agree with Don S/V on this one. You've got some really big problems to work out before you put in new batteries. Did your...
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    capta reacted to Don S/V ILLusion's post in the thread Rolls Batteries with Like Like.
    FWIW, fumes or acid leakage are both consequences of charging problems you shouldn’t have with a functioning charge system. My bigger...
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    capta reacted to Sefuller's post in the thread Spar-Tite debacle with Like Like.
    Regular wedges certainly work, but in both this boat and our last boat the boom is not very high above the cabin top, and in order to...
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    capta replied to the thread Best Deck Hatch Available.
    I suggest you look into anti-seize products. Never had the problem you describe above even after 7 years or more untouched, even on SS...
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    capta replied to the thread Best Deck Hatch Available.
    Why continue to go with plastic? They make SS and bronze ones, which I doubt you could ever break.