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    Perfect solution… Mine only cost me the Michigan 10 cent can deposit. Drink the contents and push the empty into the boom end. I only...
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    DougM replied to the thread OK... it isn't a boat, but....
    I can’t be sure, but that looks like a BMW bumper fascia. If so, you may nor want to even try to remove it. The fasteners are single use...
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    DougM replied to the thread Dinghy storage.
    I hung my dinghy with straps beneath from the rafters in my unheated garage in 2015, fully inflated. It sags a bit in the winter but by...
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    DougM replied to the thread US SPARS Question.
    I didn’t recall that piece being stainless steel, though you may be correct... I thought those were aluminum. Not much help to you, but...
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    I’m at about 45degN, haulout just after labor day, never to be in the water again until Memorial day. I had a trusted marina and let...
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    DougM replied to the thread US SPARS Question.
    Thats a simple part to attach the spreader arm to the crossmember. You can easily make one by drilling and tapping a piece of bar stock...
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    DougM replied to the thread How to remove 2 1/2 retaining nut?.
    You had better hope that part is bronze and not brass. Brass doesn‘t like salt water…
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    More than likely, if you don’t see screw heads on top, they are under the bezel. Take a flat blade, work it under the edge of the bezel...
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    DougM replied to the thread Wednesday is Photo Day - 2021.
    Sailing is definitely over in northern Michigan. Weather forecast this week includes measurable snowfall. Not a big deal because most of...
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    DougM reacted to Apex's post in the thread Odd wave with Like Like.
    looks like any other day on the great lakes!
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    DougM replied to the thread Sling Positioning - Oceanis 430.
    If you cannot find a manual and the sides of the hull are not marked at the rub rail, the only thing to use as a starting point would be...
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    DougM reacted to Davidasailor26's post in the thread Sling Positioning - Oceanis 430 with Like Like.
    If you have the owners manual that should show the correct location. The lift points are usually aligned with the interior bulkheads...
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    The cylinder in my 323 was a 10 pound aluminum tank. I’ve seen prices for a new one as much as $300. I sold it with the boat last...
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    Lazy Bag! Zip up the bag, Leave the front unzipped, drop the sail slugs out of the track one by one, slide the bag and sail off the...
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    DougM replied to the thread How to remove 2 1/2 retaining nut?.
    Plumbers Faucet/Drain socket? They are relatively tall and thin walled, if you can find a set with big enough sizes
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