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  1. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Just thought I'd share a quick story. As some of you may know, this is our first year on the water. We've relied on the internet, a few books, and brass balls to self-teach until the wedding is behind us and we can afford a proper lesson. So far, things have been going swimmingly on our 40yo...
  2. Gear & Maintenance
    I have a 2004 120 HP westerbeke in a 44' sailboat. In 3000 hours I have had 3 damper plate failures. the 1st less than 400 hours. The manufacturer is no help. Any ideas??? This is dangerous and expensive.
  3. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Now this is my 3rd failure in my attempt to pass my Powered Pleasure Craft Driving License, and it vexed me beyond measure that I failed at the berthing section yet again. I thought I had it, after a practice session the previous day with almost a 80% success rate, and I cursed my wretched luck...