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    The new Hinckley Bermuda 50.

    It's a good thing I don't have the kind of money it would take to own a boat like that because I just don't like the new designs. They look more like amusement park rides than sailboats to me. I know, I'm old, set in my ways and have so many stereotyped views and opinions that I'm not who...
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    Why I don't have in mast furling.

    I saw a Freedom 44 cat ketch recently that had a power winch for the mizzen halyard. Apparently, the sail bound on something and the winch continued on. It eventually pulled the top third of the sail up the track without the bottom two thirds. Another modern nicety I don't think I'll even wind...
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    Why I don't have in mast furling.

    I've had in mast furling once before on a 43' Gulfstar. It got stuck immediately so I spoke to my sailmaker. He said if I bought a new sail it would be stronger and yet thinner material so it would easily go into the mast. It stuck immediately and got scuffed up trying to get it out. Went back...
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    Question about paint filler

    I don't mind putting on several more coats of Easypoxy in these spots. If the color or texture changed it wouldn't bother me as I'll just add a couple of coats. The problem is doing heavy sanding in these areas. I just need something that can be added to Easypoxy to fill a number of nicks that...
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    Question about paint filler

    Some of the these nicks didn't show up until I put on the first coat of Easypoxy. So, whatever I use will need be able to stick to the Easypoxy. That's why I wondered what could be added to the same paint that would stick and fill. Then a final coat.
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    Question about paint filler

    I've just completed a massive re-coring of my front and rear decks. I'm putting down on Kiwi Grip on all the nonskid areas. Appreciate any comments good or bad about Kiwi Grip. Also, there are numerous small nicks that are in the area of paint where the new coring was fiber-glassed into the old...