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    hydraulic backstay rebuild

    Sailtec is pretty proud of their gauge. That was about a third of the cost. There were some other innards that got replaced as well. More then just the seals. The Yamaha is a masthead sloop, with a baby stay and relatively flexible mast. The backstay adjuster can put quite the curve in the mast.
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    hydraulic backstay rebuild

    I just had my Sailtec rebuilt. It wouldn't hold pressure for more than a day or so. Cost was $760, including a new gauge. It took a while to figure out the problem, which wasn't just seals.
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    Is it possible to add another wiring bundle tube?

    I highly recommend wire pulling lubricant for fishing operations. Makes a huge difference.
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    Y33 sling placement?

    Does anyone have an idea where to place the slings on the Y33? I've not seen anything in the manual.
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    Stupid owner recycled his B323 Propane Tank

    You can't get it recertified? Most propane distributors will do so for a small fee.
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    Bent mast

    I splinted the mast above and below the bend so that the fix was localized.
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    shore power in EU with 4 pin US 50amp plug

    Too many unknowns. Is your 50 amp service split phase or single phase? A 3 wire plus ground suggests split phase, or 2 120v circuits. If you connect Euro 230v to one leg you could get fry things. The iso transformer will likely not modify the frequency from 50 Hz to 60 Hz. An inverter is needed...
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    New to me Yamaha 33 Owner. Like to meet other owners - Olympia, WA and Portland, OR

    Also, that kind of traveler setup is available from Harken (which mine is) and others like Garhauer. It works really well.
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    New to me Yamaha 33 Owner. Like to meet other owners - Olympia, WA and Portland, OR

    I've wondered that myself. The rigger didn't seem have have any concern about it when we switched to the new mainsheet, but I don't think that I specifically asked. I've thought about making a dyneema softshackle to span the metal loops.
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    Periodic Maintenance - Yanmar Saildrive

    An hour meter is a worthwhile maintenance investment if your don't have one.
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    New to me Yamaha 33 Owner. Like to meet other owners - Olympia, WA and Portland, OR

    I was originally going to move the boat from Port Ludlow to Olympia, because it's closer to home and my partner has family there. But the 60" of annual rainfall, vs. 24" in Port Ludlow, along with great access to the San Juan's sealed the deal. PL is an excellent harbor with protection in all...
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    New to me Yamaha 33 Owner. Like to meet other owners - Olympia, WA and Portland, OR

    I'll be on the boat all next week. I'll send pictures when I get there. I've been wanting a dodger as well. The previous owner raised the boom when he had a new main installed. Even so the fit is challenging due to the traveler. I'm not sure a small dodger is worth the money. I'm getting used...
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    New to me Yamaha 33 Owner. Like to meet other owners - Olympia, WA and Portland, OR

    Welcome! I have a Y33 in Port Ludlow. Post some pictures showing your dangerous traveler, you've got my curiosity up. A dodger is a bit of a problem on these boats. Not a lot of room. A member in the Portland area had a dodger and mid boom sheeting but I've not seen detailed pictures. I think...
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    Yet another LiFePo4 query

    It's an interesting question as to whether the load of a B2B charger would keep the diodes from frying if your LFP bank disconnected.