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  1. Ross S

    This is a test. Please ignore.

    I'm having trouble posting to the trailer sailor forum and I'm checking to see if I have the same troubles here.
  2. Ross S

    Another one bites the dust...

    Well, yesterday I got an email from Precision Boatworks stating that they will no longer be producing new boats. After 40 years and more than 5,000 boats produced from 13 feet to 28 feet the owners are retiring. Precision Boatworks is relocating and will only be providing replacement parts and...
  3. Ross S

    Looking for opinions regarding cracks in keel

    I'm looking at a 1977 Pearson 28 for possible purchase. The boat is in fantastic shape and was just recently hauled for the season and I got my first look at the boat below the waterline. There are some issues with the keel that are making me think I should walk away. But I wanted some second...
  4. Ross S

    Sailboat surveyor in or around Long Island?

    I am looking at possibly purchasing a sailboat that is located on Long Island. Can anyone recommend a good and reputable local sailboat surveyor? Thanks in advance!
  5. Ross S

    A question about bedding deck hardware with butyl tape...

    I've read the bedding tutorial and found it very informative. Thank you. I've removed the teak grab rails from my boat because years of neglect have left them in dire need of rehabilitation. They were bedded using 3M-5200 and in the process of removing the rails I've learned why it is called...
  6. Ross S

    Long distance boat transport

    I'm considering the purchase of a boat in Arkansas that would need to be transported to New York State. The boat is 28 feet long, 10 feet wide, 10'8" tall with a 35' long mast and does not come with a trailer. My previous experience has been with boats that are small trailer sailboats and I've...
  7. Ross S

    Looking for suggestions for our next boat

    Hello! We're looking to step up to a larger boat and are looking for suggestions as to what boats to consider. A little background: We currently own a Precision 21. It's a great boat and we spend a lot of time on it but now we're ready to step up to something larger and a bit more...
  8. Ross S

    1979 O'Day 23 Bilge Leaking

    I'm posting this on behalf of a fellow sailor at my marina. He launched his O'Day 23 on Sunday afternoon...by Monday morning the bilge had flooded and water was coming into his cabin. He pumped out and we could see a little bit of water trickling in from what looks like a screw hole. It's...
  9. Ross S

    New sailor experimenting with sail trim

    Hello everyone! I've been lurking in this forum for some time trying to gain some sail trim knowledge and I just wanted to say that this a great forum and I've learned a lot. We (the wife and I) just wrapped up our second seaon with our boat and are already looking forward to next year. We...