Yes, they review favorably, but in reality, they don't have much holding power, can't really reset and aren't really all that good IMHO, especially compared to the Delta, Rocna and Manson Supreme.
What is a deal with a claw? They are cheap even new. All reviews I could find are very favorable. Is there something nobody telling but I should be aware of?
Most people never think that they might be stuck in the cabin and needing to pump water out of the boat, and while keeping the boat closed up to prevent even more from coming in.
I kinda agree with all your points about manual pump. However I set for coastal cruising within of a range of USCG weather stations. I have classic boat (At least underwater) with deep bulge, I hope, I can survive it the way it is right now.
Yes, but fine debris might still make it past the raw water strainer and damage the impeller... sand, metal shavings, etc... may be sitting in your bilge, waiting to get sucked up by the engine.
An engine has a strainer. My contingency plan was to disconnect water intake prior to strainer, so there is no damage to engine….I hope I’ll never get to this point anyway.
Yes, I have a Telstar 28... there were two other models, the Telstar 26 and the Telstar 35, both of which were built in England.
The mast raising system is really great and allows me to step or unstep the mast using a single control line. Even better, I can do it on the water or on the trailer, since it used the genoa sheet winch to do it. The best part is that I can stop the mast anywhere between fully up or fully down, by simply cleating off the line, and then continue or reverse the process as needed—all without any outside assistance.
Do you have latest Telstar? How do you like it? Do you have that ingenious mechanism to raise a mast?