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I'm in the process of rewiring my Spirit 23. Where do you think would be a better location for the battery(s) and what are you using for recharging them?
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I had 2 batteries mounted in the center of the boat directly aft of the companionway ladder and winch
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So, I had a bit of an accident this weekend and my rudder is now non-existent below the waterline.

I have no idea how to get a new rudder, or even where to start. Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance!

BTW, this accident happened on my birthday... too ironic not to mention.
I have an original mahogany rudder, unused, bought as a spare after I almost lost my 1st one. (See previous post about Bahamas crossing). If Paul doesn't want it.
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I also have the original Owner's Manual from my '79 Spirit 23
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I just found that I also have a manual put out by Glastron that has all the specs and "how to's" for the 6.5, 23, and 28.
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Whodat ! Great to hear from you! I would love to see a picture of that fixed rudder. I agree the lines on these boats are just awesome! I've only sailed her 6 times so far, basically finished the sea trials from the restoration, but once was in 16 knot winds and she just FLEW! I was sailing down 12 ft waves like she finally made it home! GREAT BOAT !!!!
How do you think this boat will do in blue water? We will probably retire to our place in Maine and would love to do some serious sailing. What do you think?
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Guys, some low life stole my fuses and end-caps on the fuses. Is there a OE-like replacement that would work for the end caps?

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We Have Our Own Forum Now!!!!

Hey guys & gals we need to visit this (our) new forum! North American/Spirit 23' Sloop (sailboat) resource page I'll be checking it out & posting info on there.
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I just found that I also have a manual put out by Glastron that has all the specs and "how to's" for the 6.5, 23, and 28.
Can I buy those manuals off of you? I'd like to post them in PDF form for others to download.
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How do you think this boat will do in blue water? We will probably retire to our place in Maine and would love to do some serious sailing. What do you think?
I find this a stable boat and others have mentioned this also. But in saying that it was also mentioned that this is not a blue water boat. I don't know if any swing keeled boat is setup for blue water. I think you need more weight down below than a swing keel can offer you. I'm considering a solid stainless steel keel in the future to help matters with weight, not that the boat needs it but it would point much straighter with higher winds than it does now. I can only do this cause I modified the cable for the keel with a pulley.
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Guys, some low life stole my fuses and end-caps on the fuses. Is there a OE-like replacement that would work for the end caps?

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I would check out some electronic stores those caps are generic, Glastron would not make specific fuse caps. Inline fuse holders I think have the same caps.
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