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    The Perfect Hat

    And a baseball style cap with side flaps like those linked above will do that. https://www.columbia.com/schooner-bank-cachalot-iii-CU9108.html?dwvar_CU9108_variationColor=019#q=hats&prefn1=technologyInitiative&prefv1=Sun+Protection&start=0 I wore one that had a cord without the side flaps at...
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    The Perfect Hat

    Better than big hats. Occasionally i wore basball style cap with a cord when riding a motorcycle back before helmets were mandatory here. Also used them racing catamarans decades ago. Still use them now. Ones with "foreign legion" style flaps seem good but i want one with a removable flap. I...
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    Mastgates

    Save hassles and buy one from mastgates.com. i got the bungie hinged one and it works great, with no hardware to lose.
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    Rudder

    Likely water ingress through the lower bolt holes causing rot in the wood core. I had a oem kickup rudder but it had small cracks at the edge and was delaminating. I bought a ruddercraft kickup one and have never looked back. Considering the age of these boats i wouldnt buy a used rudder...
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    Boom kicker

    Wasnt there a DIY thread somewhere on making one what was easily removable for pop top use ?
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    The Perfect Hat

    I have always perferred a cotton baseball cap because I find they do better in windy conditions. A baseball cap with a hanging back section that is removable would be nice. I have considered adding one to our existing hats with velcro. Does anyone know of of a cap with removable flap ? As...
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    Lateral stability when raising or lowering the mast? A-frame?

    Not a bad idea. (Except the huge arch on the back of that small boat)
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    Lateral stability when raising or lowering the mast? A-frame?

    We have a furler and dont see it causing issues since the forestay/furler is tight hauling the mast up. We never raise the mast on the water, if that is what your mention of people causing movement is. Fwiw while we dont have a problem raising the mast with 2 people (one on winch and second...
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    To paint the spars or not to paint the spars....

    Shore power wiring issues ? It amazes me how often marinas and boats have crap wiring. That makes sense. Cept for this sailing thing you mention. Not sure what that is.. My new tradition seems to be parking the boat at a slip until the season is over and never using it. This year it is still...
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    Maiden Voyage - The Soggy Dollar

    Congrats ! Nothing wrong with a day like that.
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    New Owner Here...

    Hehe. Exactly
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    New Owner Here...

    Yup. Location location location. Part of it is ease of sailing. The PNW is a whole different ball game compared to a place with almost no tide and mostly line of sight navigation. I have yet to charter in Europe but i understand they are more stringent. If i had to Med Moor i would be an...
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    New Owner Here...

    Welcome aboard ! As for a bareboat licence... In spite of the "official" stance... I once was asked at a party 10 years ago, by a bvi charter staff member, if i knew how they tested to see if you could rent one. She told me to hold out my hand and checked to see if i had a pulse. Having seen...
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    To paint the spars or not to paint the spars....

    Strip, inspect and leave bare imo. Looks nasty though so you may end up painting it after cleaning it up. Not sure what that coating is. Nothing like i have seen on "real" C22s. The 3 masts have seen in person were anodized. Did they do it differently on Jaguars or is that an old diy paint job...
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    Battery Questions

    A friend of mine uses a good quality automotive battery in his Tanzer 22. If it dies within 5 years he gets a new one for free. He does the same with his RV. He says he has always done this. He uses leds for lighting and minimal power consumption, similar to our C22, so i assume this is a...