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    capta replied to the thread Seventeen Years and Out!.
    We are between boats now and I hate it. Couch surfing. Nice enough places, nice enough people, but when I go outside all I can see are...
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    capta replied to the thread 5200 or West Epoxy.
    For a few bucks you can buy a molded plastic battery box to fit each battery and secure it to the boat with it's strap. I think that...
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    Perhaps two swivel blocks could replace the double block there now and improve things?
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    I believe your problem stems from the lines not leading in at the proper angle. You want a fair lead into the block so the line stays on...
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    capta replied to the thread Sailboat Conversion to Trawler.
    Since you are into wooden boats, retired Northern Trollers are for sale at extremely reasonable prices on the West Coast. These are very...
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    capta replied to the thread Looking for a good paint stripper.
    Heat gun and elbow grease.
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    capta reacted to dLj's post in the thread Another Anchorage Gone with Like Like.
    @jon hansen Interesting article. It is aimed at the Pacific coast however, and @RoyS is on the Atlantic coast. Is this the same problem...
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    capta reacted to dLj's post in the thread Near Miss in Port Huron with Like Like.
    Seems what you are talking about above is a bit different concept. I completely agree this is an age old concept, perhaps summarized in...
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    capta replied to the thread Surveys are a waste of money.
    I completely disagree. I had my own survey company in St. T. back in the early '80s. As far as checking out a boat, its systems, rig and...
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    capta replied to the thread Near Miss in Port Huron.
    I don't really think it is all that new. Captain Hazelwood of the Exxon Valdez was tried, convicted and sentenced by the press and...
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    capta reacted to dLj's post in the thread Near Miss in Port Huron with Like Like.
    @capta It's the new age: convict in social media; in the news; make it a "story" and who cares about the real information. It's just...
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    capta replied to the thread Near Miss in Port Huron.
    That video was very unsettling. Let's just forget about the idiots who put themselves in that position and imagine what's happening on...
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    capta replied to the thread Near Miss in Port Huron.
    Whew... that's a relief.
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    capta reacted to dlochner's post in the thread Near Miss in Port Huron with Like Like.
    Your memory is still functioning. Inside the curve the water is shallower and slower. Out side curve it is faster and deeper. Every...
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    capta replied to the thread Near Miss in Port Huron.
    If memory serves, the inside of the bend should have less current. Honestly, it has been a long time, but I've been up & down the Amazon...