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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By ClaudeW
Re: Winch went?

Thanks all. No one seems to say "magic button here!", so time to dig in... catcher box is great idea.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By ClaudeW
Winch went?

Our Valentine's Day shake out sail on our (new to us) Bristol 41.1 (1981) shook out a winch problem and question. The winch seems to go into freewheeling left and right -- neutral? -- and can't grind...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-24-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By ClaudeW
easy fix for spot tabbing delamination?

So there are a few spots where some bulkhead tabbing has delaminated from the hull. I believe standard practice fix is to grind away all loose material and re-tab. Dusty and messy business.
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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-31-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By ClaudeW
Re: Two too extremes! TaShing v Jeanneau

Yes, there is the absolute aesthetic of the better built, better designed, high quality materials, not only sailing performance....one pf the draws of the TaShings, Valiants, Sabres,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-30-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By ClaudeW
Re: Two too extremes! TaShing v Jeanneau

I know I'll lose sleep over this one. May take a trip to visit Baba just to admire and yearn...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-30-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By ClaudeW
Re: Two too extremes! TaShing v Jeanneau

Yeah, middling lazy. Thanks, again.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-30-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By ClaudeW
Re: Two too extremes! TaShing v Jeanneau

This has been extremely helpful, thanks all. Given realities of maintenance (I had an all wood boat back east), and somewhat tighter space, I think we'll very sadly back off the Baba. But I still...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-29-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By ClaudeW
Re: Two too extremes! TaShing v Jeanneau

Oh, no, who's Jennifer and who's Babs?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-29-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 1,427
Posted By ClaudeW
Two too extremes! TaShing v Jeanneau

I know the TaShing Panda 40 and the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40 are very different, but I am having a very hard time deciding between them for our first sailboat. The TaShing is an '82; the Jeanneau 20...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By ClaudeW
Tartan 3700 year 2000 OK?

Advice needed! I'm looking at a 2000 Tartan 3700, with an engine from 2002 (not sure why engine was replaced so early on), seemingly in excellent shape. I've been reading of the Tartan hull...
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