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  1. Allowishish

    Flapping leach

    we have had our Catalina 27 for about a year and a half now and have left the sails that were on her in place. She came with a 150 Genoa and a 130... the 150 has been on the roller furling till this weekend. Our spring winds here can be pretty gusty, plus the stitching at the crew of the 150...
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    Funny things said while sailing

    A motorcycle forum that I participate in (Advrider) has a thread called “stupid questions people ask you while stopped” and something my wife said this weekend made me think a similar thread here might be fun. My lovely wife let drop a couple choose words this last weekend while we were out...
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    Colorado winter sail

    we keep our Catalina 27 on lake Pueblo year round and last Saturday was one of those majical days. The wind started 10-15 and stayed near 10 for hours. Eventually calming down towards the evening. It got me to thinking how lucky I am (in Colorado) to be able to sail year round. If any of you...
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    Fixing hail damage...help

    our catalina 27 suffered some hail damage leaving tiny visible holes in the deck (I am sure there is more damage deeper) Is it safe to assume that I should fill these with some thin epoxy? Some are needle point small. What should I use? Thanks in advance.
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    Guitars on a boat

    right now I have a cheap beater guitar on my boat permanently. Solid wood top with laminate back and sides. Since I am currently in Colorado the humidity on the lake is just about perfect. My question is for those of you on the more humid fronts. What do you carry? Would an all solid wood...
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    safe way to remove old varnish?

    This last weekend I did some finish work on the companionway boards... removing to old varnish and prep work for re-varnishing them. My question is the trim work around the companionway now needs to be addressed, is there an easy way to strip the old varnish without removing the wood trim from...
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    to replace a Uniden depth finder or not?

    My boat has a Uniden qt-206 depth finder... well, it has the unit itself but not the transducer. I can get a transducer from ebay for $30 My question is should I just replace it completely with a newer unit (maybe something with built in GPS) Our boat is lake based in Colorado and the depth...
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    How much wind is too much?

    I am sure this has been asked many times... and I did find it (to some extent on another forum) but not really what I was looking for. So How much wind is too much? (obviously sea state matters) does boat size matter? Obviously captain and crew matter. Obviously the ability to reef matters. But...
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    Big ships turming off AIS

    I'm sure this is nothing new but still something else to worry about...
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    Screws into deck pulled out...

    The dodger on my catalina 27 was screwed into the deck (fiberglass only and not very thick) and has pulled out. The area is not accessible from the interior or crawl space, only from the top side. My plan is the fill the holes with epoxy then glass in either a piece of hardwood or acrylic...
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    C 27 cockpit coaming replacement

    I recently acquired a c 27 and went out this weekend to do some conditioning work. The interior took lemon oil pretty well so I then went to the exterior. The cockpit coaming took a sanding well to remove the peeling varnish then I oiled it and was planning on hitting it with more oil then...