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  1. Joe

    Removing Bird Poop

    I would love to hear what the rest of you fine people have found the most effective bird poop remover from their Sunbrella canvas. Is removing the covers for professional cleaning a good option? Is there some kind of killer product that sprays on and removes the last of the white residue...
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    keel drain plug

    Hello allWhile putting in my keel drain plug I noticed the keel thru hull rotated a few degrees. I have moved my tank and can now see the inside of the drain. It looks like there is a large nut with a rubber washer. Has anyone ever removed and/or rebedded their drain. The drain is quite a...
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    Would you sail around the world in this boat? I would.

    After a long time away, I recently dropped by solo circumnavigator Laura Dekker's blog. Let's see... she got married in 2015, she's traveled all over the world presenting seminars and supporting a number of causes, she worked for an adventure diving company, makes deliveries, has a...
  4. Joe

    Bulkhead putty

    Does anyone know what the "putty" is around the main bulkhead and over the mastbeam. Is thickened epoxy a adequate substitute? Thanks. Joe mSent from my iPhone
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    Bulkhead. Thickness

    Ugh I just replace my main bulkhead with the 1/2 as original is 3/4 inch what people are recommending now I didn't see that in the mastbeam PDFSent from my iPhone
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    Rigger needed for San Diego area

    Yep.... my mast climbing days are over....... so I'm hoping one of you San Diego area forum members can recommend an independent rigger. Sorry..... this isn't really a discussion question... just a reference request... so it would be easier to PM me with a name.... Thanks for your help.
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    New format questions

    How do we edit our posts after publishing? Can we control the number of days we want our "recent posts" search to go back. Does the opening forums page default to recent posts, ask all sailors? I want to see all recent posts back to a certain length of time that I define myself...as it was...
  8. Joe

    Single Handed Cruising

    Here's a nice video that may inspire some of us couch potatoes... https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=28TAdDu5L6U (although Single Handed Passage Making might be a better choice for title)
  9. Joe

    Josh Slocum Biography

    Many of you may have seen this... or another version... but for those of you who haven't, this is on the MUST SEE list. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iciZer5cbJ8
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    Nike on her way

    Very nice segment this time... goes to show you don't need a shiny new boat to go cruising... she certainly deserves this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUkYfFeySHGN4DPrOc9So7PA&v=STBOZTwsqdQ&feature=player_detailpage
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    Getting rid of boat Odors

    I scanned this article from our latest marina newsletter( a syndicated publication to which Marina Village subscribes).... Besides the subject matter, which is an important recurring topic here on SBO, I found it refreshing that the author gives OUR Peggie Hall a huge plug for her book and nom...
  12. Joe

    Untie the Lines

    Nike has posted a new episode........ very little about the project... but she seems in better spirits. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhbWe4KVsnY&list=UUkYfFeySHGN4DPrOc9So7PA She's pretty good at putting these things together...
  13. Joe

    How to finish topside paint application

    I have finished painting my Nacra beach cat hulls with Interlux Brightside... Now I need some opinions on the final finish... Some of the suggestions so far: 1. do nothing after final coat 2. wet sand with 1500, then buff and wax 3. spray on a clear coat, sand buff wax...
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    Lewmar winch deal

    I dropped by Minney's in Costa Mesa today, not having been in the area for quite some time. They have an awesome deal on new, 2 speed, chromed bronze Lewmars ST's... size 30 was $495... the 40 and 46's were similarly discounted. There's a limited supply. I'm not soliciting for anyone, just a...
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    Lewmar winch deal

    I dropped by Minney's in Costa Mesa today, not having been in the area for quite some time. They have an awesome deal on new, 2 speed, chromed bronze Lewmars ST's... size 30 was $495... the 40 and 46's were similarly discounted.
  16. Joe

    Cat 27, Vanity is thy name

    Last year's MSD and plumbing projects still left the compartment feeling like an outhouse instead of a bathroom. So, with some left over counter material from a recent kitchen remodel and a hunk of cherry wood, I built this sliding vanity to make the head more functional and attractive. I need...
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    Laura Dekker avoids pirates.....

    We can lay to rest the heated discussion that arose a while back about whether the teenager, laura dekker, should be sailing in pirate infested waters. Firstly, she did not disclose her destination on her blog and shut down her website's gps link, feeling that keeping her route undisclosed to...
  18. Joe

    What were you doing at 18?

    Jessica Watson's "Another Challenge" prepping for Sydney-Hobart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oacY2WyI6c4
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    Production Boats / Circumnavigaton DISCUSSION

    EDIT by Maine Sail: I have moved these post to a discussion thread to keep the other one clean. Sailor = Tania Aebi Boat = Contessa 26 EDIT by Maine Sail: Joe a Contessa 26 is very much a "blue water" type boat. Heck it was reviewed by Blue Water Boats of which they said this; "She’s...
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    MSD plumbing

    Hi Peggy.... I'm reworking the MSD plumbing to accomdate a new head. Question 1: Is it recommended to apply sealant on the discharge hose fittings....i.e. y-valve, holding tank, etc. On my boat, the old stuff had some kind of gunk... pipe dope maybe? Quesion 2: I want to relocate the...