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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-27-2013
Replies: 440
Views: 61,144
Posted By laika
Re: How many young people (say 35 or under)out there

29 here. Bought a 27' a little over a year ago and live aboard on the east coast most of the year with the pooch. Lived on a 37' with a couple buddies for a few years in NYC. Took a shoestring trip...
Forum: Diesel   10-22-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1,459
Posted By laika
Yanmar 3gm30 Oil leak bonnet bolts

Oil will occasionally weep up from the bolts and the breather on top of the bonnet on my 3gm30f, apparently due to excessive oil pressure. I've heard this may be caused by an obstruction in the...
Forum: Boat Reviews   04-20-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 9,396
Posted By laika
Re: Vancouver 27 / Allegra 24

I recently purchased a UK-built V274 and am continually surprised by the quality and robustness. It's a smallish boat, but is very comfortable for a 27 footer. I'm 6'1" and no other boats on my...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-19-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 4,787
Posted By laika
Re: Vancouver 27-32 or Contessa 32

I had a list strikingly similar to yours. The big factor that I didn't consider until relatively late in the game was headroom. Otherwise a HR 31 Monsun was looking to be it.

I'm 6' 1" and very...
Forum: Sailboat Design and Construction   04-19-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 5,378
Posted By laika
Re: Vancouver 27

Just bought a V27, UK Pheon-built 1982, and saw some cracking on the top of the rudder strut along its length. Ground down to the depth of the crack (a couple inches)and found a bunch of moldy foam...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   02-05-2012
Replies: 3,534
Views: 1,129,988
Posted By laika
The Base

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