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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-13-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 3,043
Posted By gamayun
Re: Topside Paint Color - Flag Blue or White?

As long as you keep it waxed (but don't let anyone over buff the paint - they need a light touch), then a fresh water rinse won't streak. If you don't rinse the salt water off, then it will show the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-11-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 14,737
Posted By PCP
Re: Roll-up solar panels

Ray, I guess this subject is more and more relevant because a lot of new technologies regarding flexible panels are on the way. I resolved my problems with a bigger alternator and maximizing all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-09-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By capta
Inspection Aloft

Did a visual inspection aloft today and thanks to digital innovation, got numerous pictures.
Going through the pics, I found a crack at the masthead, on the headstay fitting that wasn't noticed...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-12-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 4,618
Posted By ccriders
Re: What do you use for cockpit cushions...

However, I gave my wife and daughter those go anywhere seats from West Marine as Mother's Day gifts. We finally got to sail all together today and my 8 month pregnant daughter was in heaven. She has...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-28-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By RichH
Re: Pointing Problem

Your rigging tensions must be 'perfect', including the backstay tension in order to be optimized to 'point'.
Suggest you assay your rig tensions by finding your exact mast/rig configuration in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-21-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 4,020
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: battery availability at sam's club

They are not generally considered "as good" as the East Penn product but are not horrible either. Johnson Controls is a huge company and has outsourced a lot of its battery production out of the USA....
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