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post #3 of Old 05-04-2012
gmerrill
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Re: Just Inherited Precision 23

Rory,

Welcome to Sailnet Forum. I recently purchased a 2005 Precision 23 a few months ago. Having sailed for the previous 4 years I know the basics of boat and trailor maintenance. There are a number of books that will give you the info about maintenance will apply to any sailboat. You can go to website precisionowners.com and get more specific info. Other than general maintenance, the one specific I keep hearing about the p23 is the mainstay plates have to be cleaned and sealed every one or 2 years. It's pretty simple, you removed the old sealant around the mainstay base which attaches to the deck. Clean the area well with a solvent, mineral spirits works well. Once the area is clean, reseal using 3M 5200, which can be purchased online at West Marine. I have not done mine yet, but talking with someone who has. They say that 3m 5200 is messy so have lots of rags around. Hope this helps. May God Bless you and your family as you deal with the loss of your father.

Greg
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