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    CarlN replied to the thread New Genoa Opinion.
    The primary reason to go with a higher quality cloth is not to save weight but to have a sail that keeps its shape better and longer. A...
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    CarlN replied to the thread VHF antenna problem.
    A technician able to measure SWR will cost you far more than replacing the antenna and connectors. A "3 out of 5" is almost certainly...
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    CarlN replied to the thread VHF antenna problem.
    How old is this stuff? If over 10 years it's probably easier to just replace than diagnose. Salt air eventually gets to the PL259...
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    Well, my boat's 55ft but I still just use a manual inflating PDF. The odds that I would fall over AND be immediately unconscious are so...
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    No small boat sailor should use the pill type of automatic inflating lifejacket. We spend too much time wet. I just wear a manual...
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    I was so impressed by the Maine experience above that now when my wife and I are alone on the boat we wear our AIS MOB's. When we're in...
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    I saw an AIS MOB go off in Maine a few years ago. It was in Castine harbor (a false alarm). I was 8 miles away on the other side of...
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    CarlN replied to the thread FCC Moves Ahead With 5G Regardless.
    The US is not going to have a problem if it doesn't get another 5G vendor. But I expect Ligado will do exactly that - go to the FCC...
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    CarlN replied to the thread FCC Moves Ahead With 5G Regardless.
    This all started when LightSquared (who went bankrupt and emerged as Ligado) bought a frequency licensed for low power earth to...
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    CarlN replied to the thread PLB recommendations.
    The AIS MOB is the biggest change in MOB to come along in my lifetime. In your relatively busy waters, I would definitely go with the...
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    CarlN replied to the thread Managing the Mal de Mer?.
    You can get Stugeron here. It takes about a month for the pills to arrive so order early...
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    CarlN replied to the thread 5200 or Epoxy?.
    5200 is just too strong. I would use thickened G-Flex epoxy. It happily fills gaps. And isn't brittle like regular epoxy. Don't slather...
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    If those connectors ever drooped into bilge water they could set up a galvanic current that would corrode away your prop and thru-hulls...
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    CarlN replied to the thread Removing Red Dot heater.
    Whatever you do, when you are done don't forget to bleed the engine coolant to clear it of any air bubbles.
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    I've tried them all - including the Water Witch. The Ultima is the only one that never fails. It's not as big as it looks. Get the JR...