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  1. NM

    Tender

    How about re-boarding from the water? Anyone have experience with 15” vs 17” tubes?
  2. NM

    Tender

    Don’t forget lugging a heavy dinghy from storage rack to launch site - you’ll wish for rollers/wheels especially at that weight. Our 70 pound dinghy with 8 hp otb on wheels is manageable but just..
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    Intermittent start issue

    Thanks Greg, Sounds like you’ll not repeat a trip like that again! Yes we’re behind the breakwall and have been caught by a squall line a couple of times within the 3 mile Milwaukee harbor, but didn’t have the waves to deal with - just 20 - 30 kts of wind. We’re hoping to get the boat back by...
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    Intermittent start issue

    Post note, Saturday she went on the rocks, damaged rudder, but otherwise superficial fiberglass damage. Turns out clevis pin on mooring ball chain dropped out! Now added to check list - double check tackle safety’s..
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    Intermittent start issue

    OK, so as typical in my life when something is wrong I usually have a screw loose. So I went below and on the new terminal block installed by previous owner and beautifully labeled, I loosened and retightened each terminal screw. When I got to starter switch, top screw was tight (required torque...
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    Two questions about roller furling jibs

    Watched a large catamaran headsail flail itself to death a couple of years ago in the BVIs in gale force winds. As we watched, more and more sail slipped out and the noise was deafening for about 12 minutes or so until it finally shredded itself to bits. So thanks for the explanation of wind...
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    Intermittent start issue

    OK, so we’re the proud new owners of an O’Day 34’ with Universal 25, which may or may not start, towed in yesterday than an hour later started just fine. Tried test push of start button, nothing happens. Starter rebuilt last year. Any trouble shooting suggestions?