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  1. Problem about Cockpit sole repair

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have an inspection port/light mounted in the cockpit sole just aft of the helm. Over the last few months I’ve noticed that the cockpit sole in that area has become spongy. I’ve looked on the Internet for articles advising how to repair this area, but I can only find instructions on replacing...
  2. In search of the perfect 12v, LED lantern

    Gear & Maintenance
    I'm looking all over the web and in stores for the perfect LED lantern to hang from the middle of my boom to light my cockpit while at anchor, on a dock, or motoring. Desired qualities: - 12v; car-lighter type plug (no batteries, solar, chargeables, etc) - LED (warm white color, not cool ) -...
  3. Cockpit Centric Sailing

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Let me preface this by saying I'm from Florida. I'm spoiled by warm tropical waters and warm weather. That said... Why are sailboats designed in such a cockpit centric manner? It seems like there is a lot of wasted deck space for lounging and enjoying the ride. I would love to see more designs...
  4. Main Halyards - Back to cockpit or keep at mast?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I've been considering bringing my main halyard back to the cockpit. I've thought it would be a nice addition to my new slick Tides Marine track, new mid-boom sheeting, and stackpack. My rigger is giving me the pros and cons of bringing the main halyard aft to the cockpit. Mostly he is trying to...
  5. Enclosed Cockpit Question

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I just got my enclosure and am eager to use it...The canvas man strongly warned me not to put it on until Spring. He says it will crack with the cold weather from the northern Chesapeake. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated??:D
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