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  1. rgranger

    Take two: Sell day is NOT one of the happiest…

    I didn’t want to hijack @DAVA390 ’s thread so I started this one. I sold my Hunter 26 today. It was not a happy day. After it was over with I went back to the house and had what only could be described as an adrenaline crash …took an hour and a half nap before I could do anything productive...
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    Dark Days

    My wife recently told me she would like us to get jet skis. This will only lead to less sailing. :yikes::wahwah:
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    Some will hate this!!!

    Okay all you wizards of wind... this is a world renowned physics claiming a wind driven vehicle can be made to go down wind faster than the wind —- mind blown!!!!
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    Beautiful day

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    Jerk

    Went to do some work on my boat today and found this... well actually found something was absent
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    This is crazy

    Have you seen this? https://www.yachtingworld.com/yachts-and-gear/fastest-sailboat-the-two-teams-hoping-to-set-new-a-new-record-130860/amp
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    Looking for boat bike ideas?

    A friend sent this video and I could not help but think that a lot of cruisers would love to have some of these bikes... Some don't really fit the cruiser profile but there are a few that pack up nice and tight that would make perfect cruising bikes.
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    Would you call this a lug sail..?

    So I saw this interesting sharpie and got to wondering what (if) the correct name would be for the sail. To my eye it is almost a lug sail but it has a lower sprit that looks more like a modern boom with a gooseneck AND the luff is bent to the mast instead of extending forward. So is it a...
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    Video of cargo ship launchings...

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    From the Skuttlebutt site...

    Heart Warming Video
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    COVID good for the shipping industry...?

    I saw this interesting article on the South Carolina Port Authority news page... http://scspa.com/news/sc-ports-finishes-2020-with-record-december/ I guess all of the on-line shopping has really put a boom on retail shipping from overseas. We have seen so many stories this year of...
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    Cargo Ship snaps in half

    You may remember the Vendée Globe ship that snapped in half in rough seas... well it happened to a cargo ship and now they have video. https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2021/02/02/cargo-ship-breaks-in-half-off-turkey/
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    Are you Bi?

    Bi-boater I mean....(Okay that was click bait... ) :biggrin: I am wondering how many of us on this forum are secretly bi-boaters. What I mean is... how many of you are also power boaters? It is not uncommon to see a thread with an "us vs. them" theme with respect to power boaters (stink...
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    Who "owns" a mooring buoy?

    There is a local guy offering to sell his mooring buoy for $900. If you set a buoy do you "own" it? Is this one of those "possession is 90%" kind of things or is there the force of law behind this. I know you can buy a buoy system at WM and it is yours but I feel like the fact that you set...
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    Parting out a Mac 23, Venture Newport

    Hello forum-ites I have no affiliation with this person but thought I'd point people here to this. There is a guy parting out a V23. If you need some stuff for yours, this might be a lead. https://charleston.craigslist.org/bpo/d/edisto-island-macgregor-full-sail-setup/7206130505.html
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    Sailboat falls off trailer

    FYI: This post was on Cruiser's Forum https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f90/sailboat-falls-of-trailer-on-the-401-highway-in-canada-239704.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email
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    Sliding gunter

    https://www.duckworksmagazine.com/04/s/articles/gunter/index.htm I didn’t want to hijack the lantern rig thread so I started a new one. I think this would be a very sexy rig for a small VickIng longboat replica ... like this one. Move the mast forward and it should work. i was also intrigued...
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    Lets talk tongue weight...

    I had an interesting experience this week. I towed my Hunter 26 a total of 465 miles from Montgomery Al to Charleston. I have never had any trouble with trailering this boat but on this trip the trailer got very squirrely when I was on a long gradual decline. It would start to sway side to...
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    Life Jacket with Harness reviews/recommendations

    Now that I've moved to the coast, I know I will be doing a lot of single handed sailing along the coast and will need to set up a jack line. So I either need to add a harness or get a combo set up. I'd like to hear if you like your vest/harness and if you don't like yours, why? SBO has this...
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    Email notifications are not working

    Hello I’m having trouble with e-mail notifications. I tried from my phone and from my laptop. when I click the link I get thnx