I usually start with 2 good IPA's administered internally, add to that a bucket of H20 with a bit of mild biodegradable detergent and copious quantities of fresh H20 to rinse. Halfway through the project a 3rd IPA administered internally followed up with an additional rinsing with copious...
The media maligned me too...go to my fund me page. I need $1500 for a main sail which was torn in a typhoon.
Please, I think if I was in a calm ocean for 2 hours I would have come up with a fix for that spreader. Wire, rivets and determination can fix a whole lot of broken.
There are some differences between the Mk 1 & MK 2, The MK 1's have the recesses in the settee, the MK 2's appear to have larger access panels in the tops. Yes that is a fold out nav table, my MK1 has one also.
The pay to play scenario on boats of this level is a bit reckless, watching some of the other extreme offshore races the crews are typically young and extremely athletic not 60 year olds. I agree with
There may have been a medical condition we are not aware of, a stroke, heart...
I am in the process of looking at a new main for my boat. Every cruising used sail I have seen is not worth the money. Be realistic about how you use the boat, if you sail in 12 knots of breeze on protected waters you don't need a voyaging quality sail.
Reminds me of the time when anchored as a kid, my dad kept calling us wimps for not being to able to pull the anchor. When it got to the surface there was a 20lb danforth, 30' of chain and a 100' coil of rope snagged on it, someone was not very happy when thay tossed that over.
I have have owned 2 Capital Yachts boats a Neptune 24 and now a Newport 28, knowing the build quality of these boats I would doubt that trim piece was original. My N-24 had the same outboard flange detail (a 1980 model) with nothing on that lower edge. I have a 1976 N-28 and it has a different...