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    Cleaning a diesel engine

    I use Scrubbing Bubbles spray bathroom cleaner (yellow cap) on my cars. Works very well. Spray on, let set a few min and rinse off. Kind of has an Armor-All look when finished. As mentioned, cover electronics, and I never use pressure to rinse off. Just a low pressure stream of water.
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    Best Depth finder for $200

    I have a Hawkeye. It’s purely a depth readout. No fancy graphics. But only $100. Works great.
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    40 yers ago - August 1979 - The Fastnet Race Disaster changed the Sailing world.

    Ive heard of that but didnt know what it was. Fastnet sounds like some modern tech term. Ill be watching that vid tonight and reading up on this.
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    Hunter 216 standing rigging replacement

    Ahh yes. Understood.
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    Hunter 216 standing rigging replacement

    Unless your showing some rust stain near the end pieces or popped strands, excessive kinks, you could probably spend the time and money elsewhere. Just me tho.
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    Annapolis Boat Show reactions

    I was there Friday and Saturday as well. Friday was ok, as far as crowds. Saturday was horrible, in my view. Added to the crowd size, which was dense, people actually thought it would be ok to bring strollers and even had someone trying to negotiate the dock walks and bridge links on a motor...
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    Yeti - are they that good?

    Their products do the job well, but other competitors do it just as well for a lot less. I just about lost it when I saw them selling plastic 5 gal buckets- just like regular 5 gal buckets at Lowes hardware-for $25!!!! For a $2.99 bucket. There was no difference in the two. Except the grey...
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    Gap At The Bow Support When Loading Hunter 23.5

    I have the same issue most of the time when I trailer my 23.5, which is typically at the beginning and end of the season. I sometimes have a gap of 2-3" from the bow to the V bumper. There will be comments regarding the "Hunter Bump" where you pull the boat out, drain ballast, and get a little...
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    Peak Sails "Generator" Kite for 23.5

    I’m glad you like the sail. I’d really like one for my boat and almost ordered one last year. Since then I have been scared off by several posts on multiple forums of long delays and no communication from the company. PeakSails is pretty much spamming my email with winter sale info.
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    Hunter 260 wide load

    A 26 is a nice boat. I wouldnt want to trailer it all the time tho. I'd plan on about 2 hours each, if you're really fast, for set up and tear down. Cuts into the day a lot.
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    Annapolis Show re visit

    Me and my better half will be there Friday and Saturday. This is our first boat show. Pretty psyched. We are hoping to get info on the latest and greatest stuff and look at some nice shiny big boats (not that we will be buying new). Its two and a half years till we shove off for blue waters, so...
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    Storage ideas for H23.5

    On my 23.5 I use a trunk organizer to store stuff, as well as two military A-3 type duffels for the spinnaker rig and another with a bunch of extra and old lines. The mattress pads are in storage. I would be claustrophobic trying to sleep down there. I use a thin non-slip pad like those used...
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    Bow Falls off!

    You wont have much control at 1 knot, especially with any wind.
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    Some dumb questions

    You may need to remove the boom. If you have someone to hold it up for a minute you don’t even need to mess with the sail. Just pull the pin.
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    Yet another mast stepping thread... Great design. Looking for hardware input

    The trick to that setup is the “freely moving car track”. Otherwise it would jam up because of the geometry.