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Old 12-19-2012
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Re: Improvised Repairs

That's why you need a compliment of qualified crew...just designate
a dedicated hatch sitter.
Yes duct tape...definitely don't leave home without it.
An aside regarding jib sheets and deliberate open forward hatches...
just rig a light bungee or line from your toe rail, (both port/starboard) forward of your hatch, and run to a fitting on your mast. Jib sheets will ride up bungee and clear hatch every time.
Back to duct tape and mech failures...once used empty coke
bottle with bottom cut out as fuel tank... (fuel pump/filter issues)duct taped upside down bottle to fuel line and poured diesel in bottle. Duct taped bottle to stern rail.
Got us home that night and was kinda happy it was dark when we
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