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    Sabre 28 Mk I Cutless bearing dimensions

    Can somebody confirm these dimensions? I've read somewhere it's 7/8" shaft, 1-3/8" OD, and 3-1/2 length from Johnson Duramax....
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    Deep Blew sold - in a week.

    Well, I am now a proud former owner of Deep Blew. Kind of bittersweet. I told the NO (New Owner) of this site, so I hope he will become a member. Sure as heck, I've learn a lot about the boat by participating herein (my big word for the weekend). I'll stay on to help in any way possible other...
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    Delamination????

    I recently noticed that my foredeck seems to be giving way more than normal. I also noted circular (crescent) cracks in gelcoat where there were none before. This is the area we use to board the boat, so it has way more "foot traffic" than other parts of the boat. Last weekend I tested it, and...
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    Mast out of plumb (Mac 25)

    It all started with lose rigging (still dealing with the after effects). Then I remembered the mast is slightly out of plumb (see my "Update to Loose Rigging" post). It's about 3.5 inches at the boom height. No obvious causes, shrouds are actually slightly looser on the "leaning" side. I do not...
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    Update to lose rigging post

    So I did what I was told and after removing the backstay, tightening the jib halyard to the forward chainplate, I removed the forstay and backed off both the starboard inner and outer shrouds. Just for yaks, I went to check the lean on the mast before losening up the port shrouds (starboard...
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    Lose rigging???? - UPDATE!!!

    UPDATE to the UPDATE!!!!! So I did what I was told and after removing the backstay, tightening the jib halyard to the forward chainplate, I removed the forstay and backed off both the starboard inner and outer shrouds. Just for yaks, I went to check the lean on the mast before losening up the...
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    Lose rigging????

    UPDATE!!!!! Based on the received advice I tightened all shrouds and boat went into water last Saturday. Before going 39 nm (from Chesapeake City to Rock Hall), I checked the tension and all shrouds were as I tightened them. We had light winds, but we set sails and actually turned off motor for...
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    Battery charger question

    It should be easy, but... I need new dual on-board battery charger maintainer for my Sabre 28. The old one was about 10 Amps. I'm trying to stay under $120. I tried researching it, but it seems that even "very good" ones have drawbacks. I want a simple charger that will charge and maintain both...
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    6 HP Mercury exhaust leak - ANSWER

    "My 2010 6 HP Mercury developed an exhaust leak near the backing plate of the swivel mount. I took it to a local shop, which informed me that I will need two new bushings and the backing plate itself (because one of the bushings vulcanized and adhere to the plate so that they cannot clean it...
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    Broken shaft strut?

    A couple of weeks ago I became a proud owner of a 1972 Sabre 28 (hull #13). When I brought it in for the winter, we had to go into 2-foot waves and 15 kts wind; when I increased the throttle heading into the waves, I heard a rythmic thumping below. The thumping stopped when I decreased the...
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    Wobbly keel?

    So firstly, I acquired a new boat (Sabre 28) but still keep my Macgregor 25 (the neighbors will try it out for size this summer). While bringing the Mac up Chesapeake for the winter, I noticed that the keel was banging around even when in down and locked position. The banging was audible only...
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    New cutlass bearing for sabre 28-1?

    So a couple of weeks ago I became a proud owner of a 1972 Sabre 28 (hull #13). The boat was just hauled out for the winter a couple of days ago, and the yard called me to informed me about it, and , as an aside, they told me my cutlass bearing was lose and needed replacement. I will check it...
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    Rumbling/throbbing sound when carrying Genoa 180 in 7kts+

    Recently, I became a bit adventerous and started carrying more sail in more wind. That's when the Admiral and I noticed a rumbling kind of noise in winds exceeding 7kts. The noise is only present when carrying 180% genoa and appears to be coming from the standing rigginf; more precisely rigging...
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    Need dimensions for 8' Ely dinghy daggerboard

    The old one dissapeared over last winter, so I need to build a new one. Any help will be appreciated.
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    Almost killed my wife last weekend - with a pop-top

    I installed the lifters about 3 years ago and tested the strenghts before each season. I never had any problems. The lifters were strong enough to keep up the weight of my son (about 100 lbs). Last weekend we were closing down the bost - my wife was standing in the cabin and I was walking...
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    That dang Osprey...

    So an Osprey in my marina fell in love with my boat. I read previous topics and posts all over internet, and then asked biologists in my office. The simple answer is - anything may or may not work. rubber snakes and owls, strips of surveyor's tape, strips of tinfoil, tree nets, CDs on a string...
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    No reverse in 6 hp Mercury outboard

    I need help fast (before the next weekend). I had an impeller changed by a "mercury authorized service" in February. I took the boat out for the first time today. I had a problem putting it into reverse, but managed to leave the dock. Coming back in, I realized I had no reverse. Luckily, I did...
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    Second reef in maisail

    So during last sail of the season we've got hit with a 25 kts gust followed by a small craft advisory warning. That was the moment when I realized why I needed the second reef point on my main. The sailmaker who (incidentally) made my main sail (it wasn't mine at that time) quoted $250. I think...
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    NOAA forecasts

    are not very accurate. For those of you who read my other post (to reef or not to reef), you know that I decided not bring my Mac 25 Deep Blew 6 hours up Chesapeake last Saturday due to a small craft advisory. It turned out that the advisory should have been posted for mid to late afternoon (as...
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    to reef or not to reef....

    So we'll be bringing our Deep Blew (Mac 25) 39 nM up the Upper Chesapeake for winter storage tomorrow. The weather is going to be nice although a bit cool with a max temp of 66F. The winds are predicted to build from 10 kts (W) to 14 kts (WNW). Considering we will be sailing generally to NE...