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    Sail cover repair question

    I have a mainsail stack pack style cover. It is sewn into the foot of the mainsail. The zipper that closes the cover needs re sewn in sections. If I take to a canvas shop I would have to take the sail and cover as one since it’s attached. Has anyone used a handheld sowing machine on sunbrella...
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    Cabin top rail removal?

    I would like to strip down and refinish my cabin top rails. The best way to do the job would be to remove them. If I take that approach it would probably be a 2 to 3 day task. It appears that my rails have threaded bolts that go through the cabin top. The nuts are inside the cabin. So it appears...
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    Sailing with cabin top hatch open?

    Has anyone found a way to sail with the hatch open and keep the headsail sheets from getting stuck? I know it’s not advisable to sail with it open but my boat doesn’t have the best ventilation. I sail on the St Johns River so waves aren’t usually a issue. Ive thought of running a line from...
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    Westerbeke ignition key?

    I’ve been living dangerously since I bought my current boat 3 years ago. It came with only 1 key for the Westerbeke 12c two. I decided I’m overdue to get a spare and went to my local Ace hardware. They looked and told me they didnt Have a blank that matched. I’m not sure if anywhere else would...
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    Charging system question

    The Charger (unknown brand) on my boat has a internal float. When I plug into shore power the charger either goes into float mode or charges depending on the battery power level. My question is, should my charger be wired to a switch on the panel allowing the option to bypass it when on shore...
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    St Johns River, Fl?

    We put our house up for sale in NJ and it practically sold overnight. Our plan is to temporarily move into our sons house in St Mary GA. once there we will start looking for a house in NE Florida, possibly St Augustine. I’m having the boat shipped on 11/3. It’s going to a marina in Green Spring...
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    Damn fun

    I know it’s not the most efficient and adds more stress to the rigging but sometimes you got to let her rip. Sailed the ocean in about 15 knot winds. When I got into the inlet we hit the typical accelerated land breeze. It was more like 20 plus.
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    St Mary’s River, Florida/Georgia

    Hello, I was wondering if anyone on this forum lives and sails on the St Mary’s River. My son is in the Coast Guard and assigned to a Navy base on that river. My wife and I intend to move to that area sometime this upcoming year. Leaning more toward the Florida side of the river but not sure...
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    Headsail furler problem

    Over the winter I had a new headsail made. The luff is about 6 inches shorter then the one I’m replacing. I’m having a problem with the halyard getting wrapped around the top of my harken furler. I originally thought it was the rode inside the drum. I replaced the furler rode and realized the...
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    Heavy winds

    So as Luck would have it I put my mainsail with stack pack on Monday. I new we had a storm rolling in Tuesday but had no idea how intense it was going to be. We had 60 to 70 mph winds. One of the marinas nearby had the roof ripped off. I guess I was lucky. The stack pack connections to the lazy...
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    Buzzer alarm sounding

    So I was surprised today. I got a call from my storage facility. I was told that they moved the boat in front of me and asked when I wanted to go in. I said today works and so it was. They put her in. I started her up (Westerbeke 12c-two). Started up no problem. I was about 1 mile into my 8...
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    Cabinet work

    I made this cabinet and installed it before my boatyard closed due to the virus. My neighbor threw away a mahogany end table. Snatched it up for this project. Nothing like free. The cabinet was a bit of a challenge. It’s not like making a cabinet for your house. Nothing squared in a boat. It...
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    Canvas winter cover

    So I’ve been contemplating for a while about having a winter canvas cover made. I live in NJ so my boat is winter stored for 6 months. Probably longer this year due to the virus. My goal is to move to NE Florida or SE Georgia within the next 3 years. Do people use winter covers in that area? I’m...
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    Fluid line to overflow tank

    I went to the boat the other day. It’s on the hard for the winter. I noticed my Westerbeke antifreeze overflow tank was empty and I had some green antifreeze that accumulated on the diaper under my 12c-two. The overflow tank does not appear damaged. I then removed the radiator cap and noticed...
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    Headsail size?

    So I’m considering replacing my headsail on my fractional rig Precision 28. I was led to believe that my current sail is original. My sailmaker told me it is a 145%. I’ve searched a few online companies and they list the original replacements at 135%. I then went online and was able to locate...
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    Noisy Isomat boom

    Hello, over the summer my Isomat boom developed an annoying clanking inside the boom. I recently removed my mainsail to start the dreadful winter prep. Once removed I shook the boom while attached to the mast. I clearly hear the sound of metal banging against metal. Can’t tell for sure but it...
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    Pearson 27 question

    A friend of mine just purchased a 1989 Pearson 27. We took her for a sail the other day. She handles nicely but we kept hearing an intermittent hum, loudest in the aft cabin. The only electrical device running was his GPS. The diesel was not running at the time. Has anyone else experienced this...
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    Poor mans teak and Holley

    I wanted to replace the bilge covers but didn’t want to spend a fortune on real harwood. I decided to experiment with a section of red oak plywood I picked up from Home Depot. After cutting to size I rub stained it with Minwax Sedona red. Two coats of helmsman clear varnish. I wanted to add the...
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    Has anyone used this product?

    I’m looking for either an inexpensive item that I can put on the cockpit seating area to keep my dog from ice skating around. I’m not opposed to a removable foam type product if it’s heavy enough to stay put when needed. I came across this adhesive backed simulated teak product. Anyone used it...
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    Removal of Hurth 35 tranny?

    I’m trying to figure out how to remove my transmission. It developed a leak last summer. In addition I have to replace my engine mounts so I figured I would pull the tranny at that time. I assume bolts have to be removed in order to slide it out but it’s difficult to tell. Does it have long...