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Forum: Living Aboard   10-08-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 17,382
Posted By lauri
Re: The Galley - Must Haves, Don't Needs & Wish List

Ditto on the Correlle, and you can choose something colorful. I keep paper plates and cups on board (I can hear all the sucking of air). But when some of us are sick (sea or otherwise), it makes life...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-08-2012
Replies: 208
Views: 215,689
Posted By lauri
Re: Updated Offshore Cruising Boat List - January 2008

If the Fuji 32 is included, the the Fuji 35 and Fuji 45 should also be on the list. Granted there are not many 45's available, but that didn't seem to be a criteria. We are cruising one, and know at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-08-2008
Replies: 96
Views: 16,593
Posted By lauri
This kids got classic bi-polar or schizophrenia...

This kids got classic bi-polar or schizophrenia type symptoms. Feel very very sorry for him. These are especially cruel and deceptive illnesses for which they have very little if any control over. ...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-09-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 5,096
Posted By lauri
We had the aged variety of teak decks, not...

We had the aged variety of teak decks, not pretty, not cool under foot, and not cheap to repair or replace. Repairing turned out to be a mute issue, to much sanding over the years left only replace...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By lauri
Thanks Alan, I sent them a note. It's been...

Thanks Alan, I sent them a note. It's been incredibly hard to find a decent hydraulics person. Everyone makes it sound like its voodoo magic. Found one place and they replaced the seals in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-08-2006
Replies: 58
Views: 16,028
Posted By lauri
I used Teakguard too. It lasted less than 4...

I used Teakguard too. It lasted less than 4 months, and was just not worth the effort. I have been using a product from Canada called Tuff Shield. It's hard to find though... I'm lucky the local...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By lauri
Hydraulic Valve and Autopilot

Our Fuji 45 as built in 1976 and came with a hydraulic steering system. The system incorporates a cut-off valve that allows selection of either manual steering or autopilot. What this does is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2006
Replies: 58
Views: 16,028
Posted By lauri
A teak deck can be a very beautiful thing, but...

A teak deck can be a very beautiful thing, but the real beauty of a teak deck is it's non slip characteristics. If you put anything on it, like oil, you are compromising this highly coveted feature....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-07-2006
Replies: 12
Views: 2,069
Posted By lauri
Lewmar makes the folding wheel. And it's great. ...

Lewmar makes the folding wheel. And it's great. I bought one about a year ago, and it's the best upgrade to our Fuji 45 to date (and there have been a few). It folds up in an instant (each side is...
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