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  1. Gear & Maintenance
    New owner of a Hunter 23. The boat has been in mast-up dry storage for two months, and gets sailed weekly for 2-3 hours at a time. It isn't yet rain tight, but even after a thorough pre-sail bailing we're finding water in the bilge(s) after we pull the boat out. On a longer sail we will have...
  2. General Discussion (sailing related)
    I have been trying to figure out what these deck fixtures are. See photos. They have substantial backing plates so I assumed they'd be load bearing in some way. Boat is a 1966 Pearson Commander. Any input is appreciated. If you can identify them please give info on how I'd use them.
  3. Gear & Maintenance
    I am planning a project to bring my halyards back to the cockpit from the mast, which means two stand-up spring blocks and two deck organizer type flat blocks. However, the section of the deck where I'd be installing this stuff is ...actually not sure how to describe it, but there's a "cavity"...
  4. General Discussion (sailing related)
    I hesitate to post this cuz it demonstrates my abject lack of knowledge.. anyhoooo. I'm putting a reefing line on my C&C 30. The boom has a block mounted in the appropriate spot just aft of the leech but I'll need to mount a turning block on the luff end to run the line to the base of the mast...
  5. Gear & Maintenance
    I've read mainsails suggestion about bedding hardware with butyl tape. I've been getting mixed reviews at my local boat yard and club. Anyone actually used this stuff for bedding hardware. Thanks
  6. Gear & Maintenance
    Does anyone have experience painting cleats? I have several cleats on my deck that were painted (original factory paint I assume) but are now scaling off. I'm assuming some of these original Pearson cleats are coated bronze. What paint holds up to rope friction?
  7. Gear & Maintenance
    I am trying to replace two cleats that are connected to the mast and that I am currently using to tie off the main and jib halyards. My boat is a 1963 O'Day Rhodes 19 (couldn't be happier with the boat). The cleats are very small (about 2.5"s) and I can't find anything online smaller than 4"...
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