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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-02-2008
Replies: 27
Views: 3,543
Posted By sailpilot253
Varnish prices

I recently had the brightwork stripped and 10 coats of Epifanes applied, sanding between coats. The boat is a Cape Dory Custom 40. The price was $8,500.
The providers were from St. Vincent,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 7,669
Posted By sailpilot253
linear versus hydraulic drives

Camraderie,
Big boats have hydraulic drives because many already have accessories that are hydraulic. (bow thrusters, windlasses, steering). Since they already have a source for hydraulic pressure,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-17-2007
Replies: 50
Views: 7,669
Posted By sailpilot253
autohelm 6000

We've used this autopilot extensively for 8 years. It's a reliable, low draw unit. Our only problem with wandering was when the rudder position sensor was diconnected. Otherwise, I'd buy again. ...
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