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Groovy.
Oh, and incase you didn't know, if you would've eased the tension on the starboard jib sheet, and pulled in on the port sheet, it will sail better.

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Great job on your boat..it looks real nice!I just noticed we have the same numbers up top.My boat is 76' Mac Newport venture.
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Great job on your boat..it looks real nice!I just noticed we have the same numbers up top.My boat is 76' Mac Newport venture.
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Hey Jeff, wanta swap boats ?

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Careful Joe, some men would sooner swap their wife off than their boat! Flat.
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Careful Joe, some men would sooner swap their wife off than their boat! Flat.
Several responses came to mind, but all of them would get me in trouble, so I will just let that go on by like the wind in my sails....

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Oh, and incase you didn't know, if you would've eased the tension on the starboard jib sheet, and pulled in on the port sheet, it will sail better.
Flatten out the sail I guess? That makes sense. I pretty much set-it-and-forget it with the jib, as I was single handing and tacking frequently.

If I find a deal on a pair of cam cleats I think I'd rather run the jib sheets through them than have to monkey with jam cleats.

I learned to sail on Lightnings which have about a dozen more lines and all of them are cam cleated (and most are adjustable from either side of the boat) So I'm not as wild about this whole jam cleat thing.
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Mine has cam cleats for the jib sheets. It is definately easier than what you're dealing with. I always single hand, and with a few simple pieces of hardware, it's easy.

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Joevacs, I hope you don't mind but I'm going to steal your idea and put some cam cleats there. Your boat looks really nice! I also like your idea for mounting the radio. I have an el-cheapo car radio that I bought and can't return -- I now know where it's going. Do you have speakers in the cabin as well? And where do you mount the FM antenna on a boat?

I got a fish finder / GPS for $150 on clearance at Gander Mountain. So I'm going to have to electrify my boat. (currently it has battery powered clip-on lights) I plan to do it using the 12V port on my portable car jump-start thing which I can easily recharge at home.
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Joevacs, I hope you don't mind but I'm going to steal your idea and put some cam cleats there. Your boat looks really nice! I also like your idea for mounting the radio. I have an el-cheapo car radio that I bought and can't return -- I now know where it's going. Do you have speakers in the cabin as well? And where do you mount the FM antenna on a boat?

I got a fish finder / GPS for $150 on clearance at Gander Mountain. So I'm going to have to electrify my boat. (currently it has battery powered clip-on lights) I plan to do it using the 12V port on my portable car jump-start thing which I can easily recharge at home.
I also just put some small cam cleats on the mast for my halyards. It makes it easy to drop the sails in a hurry if needed, and my jib sheets don't get snagged anymore.
The speakers sound almost the same from the back side as the front, so they sound good in the cockpit and the cabin.( No, I don't have any other speakers) The antenna is just a white wire and it's running along the cabin top inside.
I had a fishfinder/GPS on mine but it died. I mounted it on the board that the winch is mounted to.

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