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    Z-spar gooseneck: repair or replace

    I ordered a reef hook from rigrite but I can't fit it without taking the gooseneck off the mast. It looks like I have the "old style" gooseneck where the vertical pins are a part of the gooseneck itself and it is mounted to the mast with two separate brackets (one top and one bottom). After...
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    Question about Jib Furling System

    I was worried about the ability to maintain tension the first time I swapped headsails on my CDI. I was way over thinking it and it ended up being a piece of cake. Mine is a little different. The pull side is the same line as the halyard, but de-cored. I tied a loop in the de-cored part...
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    new boat owner, how do I use the batter selector/shore power/generator?

    Wow. That is an impressive amount of help! I have a much better handle on what is going on now. I have a lot of experience wiring low voltage, making cables, and a little electrical, but just didn't see how these pieces fit together. The wiring on this boat is not good, (multiple unterminated...
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    new boat owner, how do I use the batter selector/shore power/generator?

    I recently purchased an O'Day 272 and I don't know what process I am supposed to follow for the electrical system. I am hoping it is relatively standard and that some of you might be able to help me get oriented. Here are the components in play: Shore power. Seems like a standard cable. The...
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    272 mainstream options

    I am lucky to have a nice traveller's upgrade on this boat with spinlock cleats on each side. I may just not know how to trim a main with the traveler. I don't need the winch to pull in the main and was mostly worried about easing when beating.
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    272 mainstream options

    Off to a great start here. First post and already a typo in the title. It's supposed to say mainsheet, but mainstream kinda works.
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    272 mainstream options

    I bought a 272 last week and find the mainsheet... odd. Going through the manual and looking at pictures of other boats, it seems that the mainsheet really is intended to lead to the clutch on the top of the cabin. It seems really difficult to trim the main, particularly things like dumping...