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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By MGSailor
Re: Bottom Paint Flaked Off Down to Gel Coat

Great advice. Thanks everyone!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-08-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By MGSailor
Bottom Paint Flaked Off Down to Gel Coat

I have a 37' sailboat with ablative bottom paint. The paint flaked off down to the gel coat in several areas after the post haul-out power wash. The boat was new in 2012. It was first painted in...
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-16-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By MGSailor
Re: What battery should I buy?

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I think I will stay with flooded batteries to keep it simple and economical.
Forum: Electrical Systems   03-15-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By MGSailor
What battery should I buy?

I need to replace the batteries in my boat this spring and would like your opinion on what style of battery is best. I currently have one starter battery and two house batteries. All are...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-15-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 3,371
Posted By MGSailor
Re: beneteau/jeaneau

STM,

I do not have any experience with the Beneteau 37, but I can tell you that we love our 379. I did not want a shoal keel boat for performance reasons, but we sail in the Great Lakes, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-15-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By MGSailor
Re: 1st Boat

I would second the recemmendation of Uricanejack for taking a few ASA classes. If you have already chartered a Cat 34, you will have no problem owning your own. The other recommendation that I have...
Forum: Boat Reviews   11-07-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 19,802
Posted By MGSailor
Re: Beneteau Oceanis 37 vs Jeanneau SO 379

One significant advantage of the Jeanneau is the option for dual rudders on the shoal keel boats. I have a SO 379 with this set up and it tracks beautifully. Great control regardless of heel angle. ...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-04-2013
Replies: 65
Views: 5,887
Posted By MGSailor
Re: Learning to dock shorthanded

One trick that my wife and I use is to tie a line parallel to the dock on both ends leaving enough length to allow the line to drape but not touch the water. As we pull into the dock, I stop the...
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