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Re: Spirit 28 owners?

I ordered my replacement fixed ports from Mark Plastics in Corona, Ca. He made the original production run I believe. The total cost with shipping was about $640 appx. He has all the measurements . I reused my inside trim rings and painted them satin white.

It took 2 days. It wasnt hard, I completed mine back the first week in October. The new fixed ports have thicker(!/4in) harded acrylic and are tinted a medium grey. They keep out about 65% of the heat.

My small slider ports were replaced last fall with white Beckson fully opening raindrain window. They are slightly larger {5X10in) and I had to enlarge to opening some. They took one day to do. I have a friend in Little Rock, Arkansas who also replaced his windows on his Spirit 28 last year with ones from Mark Plastics and worked great. Now I have alot more ventalation!!!!
My daughter is making up new curtains that are white in the center and have top and bottom ruffles in a brown/black fabic for contrast.

I dont know how to send pix here on the website. But if anyone wants pix I would be happy to email them.
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I am taking a route from around Orange Beach near Alabama, may use Barber Marinia to launch. We used the area in 2011 when I helped take a friends 1986 Tartan 34 to St. Thomas. Its about a 4-7 day sail across the Gulf of Mexico to Key West on a rhumb line. Then around Florida and accross the Gulf stream to West End on Grand Bahama. I will follow the islands down.
I will spend several months in the Bahamas, my wife and I used to own a second home in Abaco in Marsh Harbour. We know the Bahama out islands VERY well.

I have raced in Reggatta Time in Abaco in 2009 aboard a Farr 395 as a crewman. We won the race!!
We paln on Cuising from November till May, then return home for 6 months. Then do it again over and over!!

We have visited my friend in St Thomas and sailed his Tartan in the BVIs for about 3 weeks in 2012.
We cant wait to get back too the islands!!!
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I miss typed my cell number if anyone wants to call and talk Spirit 28 sailboats.
Correct number is 1-417-848-3773
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I guess my replys are not getting on the website. I have posted 2 more. Attached is a picture of my Spirit 28 taken this November while sailing on Lake Stockton, Mo.
I will launch my boat around the Alabama area in the Gulf. Proceed to Key West and then the Bahamas.
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Re: Spirit 28 owners?

gulfport small craft harbor is nice ,dont know about leaving your truck and trailer there for months .
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I am having the boat hauled down by a transport company so I wont have a trailer. But I have an old Ford Explorer that I may leave at a marinia. I think I have been by the marina you mentioned. I also have a sailing friend that lives on Dolphin Isand. I may be able to leave my car there.
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Anyone out there experienced with a autohelm on their Spirit 28 I have been looking at a used ST4000, a new SPX-5/P70 , or a new CPT unit for my Spirit 28. Any thoughts etc???
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Re: Spirit 28 owners?

I have the autohelm st4000.

It works well, of course it can't handle rough seas great, but it's my understanding none can.

Depends on your budget, going used is a risk sometimes.


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Can someone give me the dimensions of the original fuse panel on our boats? My spirit 28 is stored for the winter, a couple hours drive away, and I am looking to purchase a new fuse panel


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Re: Spirit 28 owners?

No one out there near their boat?


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Can someone give me the dimensions of the original fuse panel on our boats? My spirit 28 is stored for the winter, a couple hours drive away, and I am looking to purchase a new fuse panel


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