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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-11-2004
Replies: 15
Views: 1,810
Posted By kablotsky
$1800 head

$1800 does sound high, but don''t underestimate the cost of doing the job right. For example, while some marine heads are very cheap, the ones that will last a few years cost more. If it doesn''t...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-25-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 7,248
Posted By kablotsky
Furlex furling feedback

I have a profurl furler which always worked well until one day the genoa unfurled halfway and stuck. Fortunately I had a large crew on the boat that day and we were able to alternately muscle the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-13-2004
Replies: 6
Views: 2,095
Posted By kablotsky
Throttle lever on steering column

My boat has had the same problem since I bought it. At the time, the surveyor recommended a cable brake -- a device essentially similar to one a previous poster recommend you construct.

A few...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 5,527
Posted By kablotsky
lead ballast vs iron/cement

The keel is bolted to the (bottom of the) hull, surrounded with fiberglass, and faired to the hull.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-04-2004
Replies: 10
Views: 5,527
Posted By kablotsky
lead ballast vs iron/cement

My 1987 Caliber 28'' has lead ballast -- both bolted and encased in fiberglass. I understand that newer & larger Calibers also use lead ballast.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-11-2004
Replies: 14
Views: 1,804
Posted By kablotsky
If not bottom paint, what?

There are white bottom (anti-fouling) paints.
I have no personal experience with them, but I have heard good things about epaint (http://www.epaint.net/solventborne.html) which offers white.
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