Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
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That's a good point about the handles. Tightening them was the first thing I tried and didn't think to mention it.
There were no caps on mine. They must've been removed by a previous owner.
As for long term effects of the vaseline, I did mine in '08 and the seals are still soft.
Now if I could find replacement screens that work well...
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“The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labors hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective." - Henry David Thoreau