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Forum: Lake Huron   05-26-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Gary M
Re: My introduction to Lake Huron

Harrisville is a pretty little harbour but a long way from any where. Where are you starting from? If you are in lower Michigan you might try Port Sanilac or Lexington. They have ramps there that...
Forum: Racing   10-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 2,293
Posted By Gary M
Re: Spinnaker shackles

I race and we put the chute up and down quite often some days. I have all Wichard shackles and can't remember one opening up. However on many race boats the foredeck has some vinyl tape in his/her...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-14-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By Gary M
Re: stripping/painting aluminum

I took the mast and boom down to bare metal a few years ago and painted with Awlgrip products. You can get the details for painting aluminum on their site. Interlux would likely work just as well.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-04-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4,072
Posted By Gary M
Re: Yanmar 2GM 20(F): Raw or Fresh Water Cooled version. How can I tell?

If you have the little plastic coolant resivior you have fresh water cooling or more correctly a closed loop cooling system that circulates a fresh water/anti freeze solution through your engine. ...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-09-2006
Replies: 10
Views: 7,410
Posted By Gary M
Hi I am not familair with the Yanmar but at 4200...

Hi I am not familair with the Yanmar but at 4200 lbs it is a very light performace design so needing lots of crew can be expected. You do not mention what sails you have, dacron, kevlar?
You should...
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