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Primer for cabin interior

Hey everyone! Newly registered here, but I've been watching this thread for a long time. I'm helping a friend restore a V17 and so far it's been fun and educational.

Here's my question: several of you have talked about paint, and specifically how modern exterior latex is a superior choice. But for primer you always say oil-based. So what's wrong with using a good quality exterior latex primer, specifically on the inside?

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Had my V17 out on the mouth of the Potomac the other weekend. 3-4 foot chop, a few 6' waves right in a row. 20+ mph winds. Nearly hull speed on a reach under worn out mainsail alone. YEE HA! I was certain I was going to break something but the old boat did excellent in what I'd consider rough seas. (when wave height is a third of the hull length I call that rough)

It wasn't without incident -- one of the battens slid out and blew away and the keel winch broke. (see new post, forthcoming)

But I was very impressed with my homemade Lowe's stays.

Having been out in that, I wouldn't hesitate to take her anywhere -- even the ocean on a decent day.

It wasn't even uncomfortable. Wouldn't want to try to cook a dinner in those conditions, but it was fun for a couple of thrillseekers. Not once did I get the impression that the boat didn't want to be out in that weather.

Definitely won't hesitate to take her out on the local lakes and rivers when I had previously thought it would be a bit too rough.

On a side note, the local lady who let us use her ramp had a boat sitting in the back yard... the mast was broken by a falling tree but in all other ways it was nicer than my own. It was a Venture 17! Even the trailer was nicer. She said her husband had plans to fix it up. Maybe I should make an offer on it and switch my good parts over to it.
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And to follow up to a previous post, I did carpet my cabin. I laid the front cushions out on a big remnant and traced them with a sharpie, then added about a foot so the carpet would go up the sides of the cabin to that vinyl covered rub rail thing. (I did the marking on the back of the carpet) Cut and fit -- fits pretty good. Comfy enough to lay on, boxes of gear slide about as easily as they did on the cushions, except they don't dig in and rip. -- they slide when tugged but during trailering and sailing they stay put. I think it's the way to go. If I were overnighting I could put a small air mattress or bedroll up there to make it really comfy.
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Thanks Joe et all for all the valuable information. I just inherited an early 70's V17. I can not wait to dig in this summer. Right now it is sitting in storage. I will post pics as soon as I get her home.

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Got a wavefront tiller clutch for Christmas, bought a mainsail feeder off ebay, and plan to make a furler out of PVC (or conduit?) so I can get sail up and down (or in and out) quicker.

My biggest problem when singlehanding is feeding that stupid sail into the groove. I keep the main lashed down pretty tight so I don't get knocked off the hatch by a swinging boom but that makes it really hard to keep it pointed into the wind. Hope this helps and waiting for it to warm up!
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YouTube - Crossing the Potomac in chop
Here's a video of the worst (best?) conditions I've been out in. Dad and little sister also had a blast!
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Bragging on my V 17

Here is a cooler that I made to fit my V 17. ( Hope the attachment thing works. I haven't used it before :-)
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Looks great! I was out on mine when you posted it. 6 MPH running, 5.5 close hauled. Not bad for worn out sails!
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thanks for sharing ur treasure of wisdom on the 17....do you or anyone else know the size of the lock bolt for the keel to lockr into place from the cabin? ps were those stringers an addition by you?

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don casey in "this old boat" suggest riviting pvc to the interior of the mast and drop wire s thru there...great book!!!!!

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