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Great book!

I'm reading "Offshore Sailing" by Seifert. Great book, if you have not already read read it I would highly recommend you do. Probably been around a long time but new to me.
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Yes, it is a very good book with a lot of good info in it.
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Yep, very good book. It's been out for about seven years.

Bill is an old friend. The pic on page 41 is of a faulty turnbuckle on my boat, taken in the BVI, when I still had Navtec Rod rigging. Bill and I were having a cold one standing on the dock next to Born Free, and he noticed the funny angle my topmast shroud was making with the turnbuckle, which was then taped. We took off the tape, and that's what we found.

I learned a very important lesson that day: DON'T TAPE YOUR RIGGING! Not only does it hide any horrors that might be going on underneath, but it speeds crevice corrosion which can be very dangerous to your rigging's health :-)

Shortly afterwards, I had entire standing rigging replaced, including chainplates and rigging screws, using 10mm 1x19 British steel. Without tape!

By the way, Bill was Production Manager for Tartan and for Alden, and is a full-time professional sailor and maintenance engineer, traveling around the world to maintain his beloved Aldens. He knows his stuff!

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