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Re: What Cheeses Me Off!

Originally Posted by nolatom View Post
I blame (clanging) aluminum spars. Spruce gave a nice woody sound.

Okay, I'm getting kinda old...
I was the one who had to keep those varnished spars varnished. Do you honestly think I would ALLOW a halyard to slap my mast for even a millisecond? Heck, I kept trying to find a way to keep the wind from blowing on them when not sailing.
A bit of anodizing on the other hand, well OK, for a few slaps or so.

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