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    FastOlson reacted to jon hansen's post in the thread Limits of a Flicka 20 with Like Like.
    that boat can cross oceans. match you sail square footage to the force of the wind. keep the vessel buttoned up/ keep 100% of the...
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    FastOlson reacted to shemandr's post in the thread BoatUS tips on rebedding hardware with Like Like.
    I think with all the contributions Mainsail has given this forum it would be a decent thing to buy his butyl tape. I don't know the...
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    FastOlson reacted to dlochner's post in the thread Sail question with Like Like.
    The rigid vang is a nice addition, it will eliminate the need for a topping lift and reduces main halyard slap since the halyard doubles...
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    FastOlson reacted to RussC's post in the thread Sail question with Like Like.
    Thats very common and doesn't seem to be a problem. when the sail is under load it most likely won't touch at all also.
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    FastOlson reacted to jssailem's post in the thread How old is too old? with Like Like.
    Unlikely to get the price down to free. A free boat is almost never worth the price. That said she has a pretty shape. Appears cared...
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    FastOlson replied to the thread How old is too old?.
    Replies 9 and 10, among others, seem like a really good way to view this. The basic FRP construction will likely last another 40 years...
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    FastOlson reacted to dLj's post in the thread How old is too old? with Like Like.
    From my perspective, I would not be so concerned with the age from a structural standpoint but rather a design standpoint. Do I want a...
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    FastOlson reacted to jssailem's post in the thread The Proper Prop with Like Like.
    My boat came with this prop. The boat had a lot of prop walk. It was manageable. I could spin the boat in it's own length. A lot of...
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    FastOlson replied to the thread Bilge water wont stay put!.
    That's a really 'big deal'. Those old seal/membranes are rated by one of the major vendors (Volvo) for a 7 year replacement regimen. I...
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    FWIW Betamarine engines are the most common replacement diesel in our YC. I replaced our OEM Universal M25XP, in 2018, with 2300 hours...
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    FastOlson reacted to Stu Jackson's post in the thread Repowering the 2001 Beneteau 361 with Like Like.
    Parts yes, common? maybe not. Betas have a great reputation but they are not so common, yet. Consider parts availability from tractor...
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    FastOlson replied to the thread outboard on 32 foot sailboat.
    We replaced an OEM Universal 23 hp diesel in 2018. With some outside (expert) labor from a ship wright the total bill was about 15K for...
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    FastOlson reacted to dlochner's post in the thread outboard on 32 foot sailboat with Like Like.
    If the old engine is an Atomic 4 and it can't not be economically repaired, the Beta 16 drop in replacement is the motor you'll want...
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    FastOlson reacted to Project_Mayhem's post in the thread outboard on 32 foot sailboat with Like Like.
    I find the 9.9 on the back of my O'Day 25 to be underpowered compared to it's 15hp inboard that constantly needs repairs. The inboard...
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    FastOlson reacted to dlochner's post in the thread outboard on 32 foot sailboat with Helpful Helpful.
    While an outboard can be mounted on a boat not designed for an outboard, it will be a disappointing experience for a boat as large as a...