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  1. agprice22

    Bald guy problems...

    As a bald person, I have learned that hair not only insulates the scalp, it protects it from scrapes. Working on a boat is often an “overhead environment” in which I scrape myself up. I even came home with dried blood trailing down my scalp last weekend. My wife’s eyes when I walked in told me...
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    Winter Cautionary tale!

    I had an interesting experience today. I was in my warehouse. The temp is controlled at 44 degrees by a furnace. I decided to bring a portable, “salamander” propane heater in to add some heat near the front of the warehouse. I ran the heater, and after a while, I noticed a smell. Then I noticed...
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    Water heater recommendation

    Hi All. I am replacing a 6 gallon water heater. What are your recommendations? Also, the unit I am replacing has a heat exchanger. Is this worth having in your experience? Thanks.
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    Last Month of Season 3 beginning

    Upstate New York has been unusually cool at the end of Summer. Our temps are low-to-mid 70s in the day the last 2 weeks. I am sure we will get some warmer days yet, but will they line up with our days off? I say this is the last month this year because we will probably take Firefly out of the...
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    Sailing Firefly on Seneca 9-1-19

    Today was a treat! We got a rare SSE blow of 15-20 knots for 3 hours. Being at the South end of Seneca means little fetch, smooth water, high winds, and speed. This is why we sail... We had her over 10 knots twice today, but we kept her a little off the wind while we had full sails deployed...
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    Season 3 continued

    Firefly is sailing well, and a few of our problems from the first two seasons are solved. After shimming the outriggers downward with washers on the “axles,” the outriggers continue to open and close more easily. I might shim them slightly more in this offseason. We had water coming in the port...
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    A little sailing video from today for you

    These were today on Seneca...
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    Boat Log

    Anyone use a log app? I am interested in whether anyone has experience with a log app. If so, what do you like about it? What do you dislike? Thanks, Andrew
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    Supercapacitor starters & “batteries”

    I have been around powerboats and sailboats my whole life, and I own one of each. My father was more of a powerboat person. He always taught me to start the boat at home before leaving for the ramp, or start it before lowering it off the davits, and that stuck with me. I accidentally left the...
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    Nice sailing on Seneca

    nice day one Seneca today...
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    Swamped Outboard...

    I experienced a swamped outboard for the first time last weekend. Considering we are lake sailing, I would think this is a rare occurrence, except for maybe the great lakes. Anyway, it got me thinking about why this occurred. My outboard is on a pod that I lower into the water. The pod sits...
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    Reefing lines led aft: organizer, blocks, or low friction rings?

    I am preparing to remove the rats-nest of lines at the base of my mast and reduce the stress on my wife by leading my reefing, and maybe outhaul, lines aft to clutches at the cockpit. I will turn the lines at the base of the mast to the side of the mast to turn them aft. My thinking is I would...
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    Season 3 begins

    I will treat this as a Seasonal Journal. We are beginning season 3 with our Telstar. She is getting better, faster, more comfortable, and easier to operate, with each year. This year, we are tackling a minor leak in a difficult to reach area, adding boomkicker, sorting out the rudder lift...
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    Are all gas sources Ethanol free in Summer

    I read a WSJ article today saying the president intends to overturn EPA rules to allow ethanol to be added to fuel during Summer months. The petroleum companies vowed to fight this. I did not know that ethanol was illegal in fuel during Summer months. I purchase fuel that is specifically...
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    Point Gun at foot... fire away!

    Yes, I was hoist by my own petard yesterday. We launched the trimaran yesterday. I boarded the boat to start the motor. Turning the key, it would not crank. I had just run this motor, as I always do, that morning before trailering to the marina. I immediately went to the cabin to turn off any...
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    Happy Birthday, Kermit!

    Happy Birthday! :waycool:
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    This looks fun!

    I found this on YouTube today...
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    Winch Grease

    dangit! I am getting to rebuild a serviced winch, and I need to install it for sailing tomorrow. I cannot find my lewmar grease anywhere! I do not have time to order some, as we will be leaving in the morning to be out of town next week, on the boat. What can I use instead of my lewmar grease?
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    Side exit topping lift?

    Has anyone ever seen a topping lift that exits the side of the mast? I have a 3/8” line that exits the port side of the mast from an exit plate, not a block, near the top of the mast. The line exits near the base and is labeled: boom lift. Is it possible the PO was misusing this line and...
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    Getting there...

    I rolled the paint on my outriggers yesterday, so today, I wet-sanded them and compounded them. I admit it is a little scary to start sanding paint that seems pretty glossy already, but I really want to get a fine finish. Here are the results so far. The first photo is of the starboard...