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  1. trainmanjess

    irwin 43

    Hello All.... I am looking at an Irwin 43' aft cockpit staysail ketch sailboat... with the idea to possibly purchase it... I was told by an exemployee of Irwin Yachts that they only made 3 of this model and interior makeup... this particular design was not offered beyond '77 .... it was not...
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    theft from boat

    hello all I live along way from my 45ft sailboat... at present I have my boat at a dock behind a private residence in Florida... I pay me dock rent each month on time... I keep my boat plugged into shore power to keep the batteries fresh... the other day I ask my buddy to go down and get my...
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    teak toe rail

    hello all I have to replace the toe rail on my sailboat... it is a 1979 Dufour 12000ct 45ft sailboat... the gun'ale is raised and top off with a teak toe rail.... when this was installed at the factor, they attached several teak boards together to form both the width and length of the toe...
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    anchor and anchor chain

    hello all I am sure this topic has been discussed before but I am not having much luck finding the information I want..... my question is : on a 45ft sailboat what weight and type of anchor is best ?.... also how much chain and what size is used with the anchor ? I have a plow anchor on...
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    shower system confussion

    hello all I just purchased a 1979 Dufour 12000ct 45ft sailboat..... I have a few systems I need to repair..... the main one is the sump system for the showers.... I pulled up the floor in the direction of where I thought the sump pump should be, and only found tank (6 gal).... it had 3...
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    paint

    hello all I have a name painted on the hull of my boat, and I am wanting to remove it.... I am not sure how is the best way to do that.... My wife and I want to rename the boat.... we have our new name for the boat ready to be put on, but I am unsure how the best way to remove the old name...
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    Dufour owners

    hello all looking for other Dufour owners here on SBO.... would like to talk with owners of the Dufour brand sailboats.... maybe, get some ideas for my boat... I recently purchased a 1979 Dufour 12000 ct 45ft ketch sailboat.... in February I am going down to Florida to spend 2 weeks on...
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    buying a boat

    hello all well last time I posted, it was about a cheoy lee midshipman 40 ft sailboat..... was ready to close the deal on it, and while the survey was being done, the owner sold it without even a chance for me.... sometimes that happens.... found a different boat.... I found a 1979 Dufour...
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    cheoy lee

    hello all happy holidays to all my wife and I made the descission, we are selling the Morgan 35 in favor of a 40+ft sailboat... we plan to move to Florida and will live aboard the boat.... I have the paperwork in for a transfer with the company.... it will be a few months before anything...
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    macerator

    hello all I have a Morgan 35, and I am looking to add a holding tank and macerator to the head.... I am trying to find the best place and correct arrangement for the set up.... 1) what is the recommended size of holding tank to put on a 35' ? 2) where is the best place for it to be...
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    on the hard

    hello all it is that time of the year again in the north.... went to the sailing club marina on sunday.... there were lots of members there hauling out their boats and parking them in the trailer/boat storage area for the winter.... I hauled mine out and took it home... I have it parked in...
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    hot water heater

    hello all I am looking to install a hot water heater in my 1971 Morgan 35' sailboat.... my wife wants some hot water for washing up, so I told her I would see about it.... I have been looking at hot water heaters for RV/Boats, but they all seam to be propaine.... do they make them in all...
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    depth finder puck

    hello all I recently got a hummingbird depth finder... I placed the puck inside the cabin on the floor as close to the bow as possible... it seems to be giving me a less than 1 foot reading when in the water... I cannot figure out why.... I paced it in the toilet ring grease and made sure...
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    all is good

    hello all all s good with my boat... I live 13 hours away and could not check on it... I have been nervous and anxious about it being there in the path of the hurricane... I have a friend who lives near there and he went to check on my boat... he videoed the motor running and all around the...
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    dinghy

    hello all I might be a little dinghy asking this question, but i'll ask it anyway.... I have a Morgan 35 and am looking to get a dinghy for it... I am looking for advice on type, storage, and accessories for it... 1st - what are advantages and disadvantages of hard dinghy versus an...
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    you tube

    hello all I have become a firm believer of you tube for information and learning videos.... I have learned fiberglass technics from the boat works videos.... I have how to set up a lazyjack from sailrite... I just finished learning eye splicing technics.... and I know there is a lot more I...
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    descissions, descissions, descissions

    hello all I have never owned an electronic chart plotter for my boat... I have always sailed boat under 30' on lakes in my home area... I have recently purchased a 1971 Morgan 35' sailboat... she is a wonderful boat, beautiful lines, roomy inside... I plan to sail her to many new exotic...
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    port window screens

    hello all in need of help finding port window screens for my '71 Morgan 35' sailboat.... I have one, but the frame is broken in several places... does anyone have a source for replacement screens for the port windows ?????? thanks sincerely Jess
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    mast blocks

    hello all I got a problem... my '71 Morgan 35' has a mast that is keel stepped.... this is my 1st keel stepped mast... on all my other sailboats, I have always installed a block plate to turn the ropes at the mast to run across the deck toward the cockpit... I enjoy having my boats set up for...
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    porthole screens

    hello all I have a 1971 Morgan 35 ... I recently bought it, and I am looking for screens for the portholes... I have 4 portholes... there is one with a screen, but the frame is broken and the screen is ripped... there is no way to fix the frame of replace the screen in it... the screen frame...