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    Get your rig tuned using the owner's manual, or any sail or spar makers guide.... they're all over the internet. It will require setting...
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    Joe replied to the thread Asymmetrical Rigging ideas.
    To rig an adjustable TACK line on any boat, attach a block to the stemhead fitting. That's where your forestay and headsail's tack (or...
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    Joe replied to the thread Fixed Dock Piling Pulley System.
    I think it' a device for keeping the boat centered by compensating for changes in water level or condition (wake, current, etc.)...
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    Joe replied to the thread Insight on sail condition.
    Perhaps the post title was misleading. I didn't want to say "don't rig a jib downhaul", I just meant to suggest a couple of small...
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    Joe replied to the thread Insight on sail condition.
    Not intended, in any way, to suggest it won't work. I apologize. Perhaps I should have titled the post "here's another good way to rig...
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    Joe replied to the thread Insight on sail condition.
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    Joe replied to the thread Insight on sail condition.
    If that's the only thing holding you back then go for it. Replace the sails as your budget allows. You can enjoy the boat now, even...
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    Joe replied to the thread Cetol gloss.
    If the Cetol experiment doesn't pan out, I can recommend the product below. You can find it at any big box or neighborhood hardware...
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    Joe replied to the thread What is this?.
    These racing dinghies are a blast. Mastering one will make you an excellent sailor. Hiking straps and maybe even trapeze lines...
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    Joe replied to the thread Halyard Loss.
    That happened to me with a trailered boat, also. Embarrassing, but fortunately no one but my 12 year old saw it. No fish tape, long...
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    Joe replied to the thread More on Maine Sail.
    Thank you for the real time update, Phil. Rod is such a treasure to this group.
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    A cam cleat positioned so you could employ an existing sheet winch would be simpler, as SFbay suggested. Rope clutch may be too much...
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    Joe replied to the thread Jib Sail Trim Controls.
    If you don't have an adjustable sliding jib car system and you want to change the car's position while it's under load, you clip a...
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    I used Interlux "boottop and striping enamel" for my boot stripe. It's a one part polyurethane, like Brightside. Used a stock color...
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    Except all the posted prices on YachtWorld are already converted to US dollars.