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Old 01-13-2014
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

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Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
So Brent, are you agreeing with me that back pressure is not a problem with small diesels?
I am working my way through this. But I think there is a back pressure myth.

I hope to hell that we are not going to agree on something. I couldn't handle that.

Did you try the soap?
On my last boat the exhaust came out alongside the cockpit , and was led just below the waterline. When I was motor sailing and the boat heeled, it went much further below the waterline, with zero effect on RPM
Yes Bob ,you do get it right sometimes. You just don't understand steel or full time cruising priorities.
I stopped by a passport 47 yesterday and bought this wind generator. The stanchions were bolted to the bulwark instead of the decks, a wise move , reducing the odds of stanchion base leaks . They were, however only 31 inches high , 3 inches less than mine and 5 inches less than Smack considers adequate. Hope you don't lose any sleep over not having Smack's approval.
I certainly don't!
Welcome to the club. We have at least that much in common.
The soap's great!
Thanks!
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