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  1. Dinghies, Beach Cats, Etc
    Mistral 16' sailing dinghy has a centre board. On the underside of the hull on either side of of the centre board there are two 5' long 3/4" wide plastic strips attached with rivets into the hull and holding two fabric strips through a which the centreboard passes as it is raised or lowered...
  2. Boat Review Forum
    Greetings SailNet Community. This is my first post so apologize if I have inadvertently violated any protocols. I am considering a Moody 45AC and would appreciate any perspectives or points of view. Thanks in advance!
  3. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    I am trying to replace the thru transom cockpit drain on my Helms 25 project. I cannot find an exact replacement, I have left this project till last of my bottom repairs. Attached is a picture of what I am replacing, I am using a piece of PVC Temporarily to drain rain water. Can anyone point me...
  4. Gear & Maintenance
    A few square inches of gelcoat on my boat have worn away just above the waterline where it was rubbing on a float (for months). I had so many things to fix last year that I didn't think to monitor it until today when I saw light coming in the side of the hull there. I know I have to fix it...
  5. Sailboat Design and Construction
    Hello Everyone, This is my first post and I'm not sure if I'm posting this question in the appropriate forum. If there is a better forum for this, please let me know and I'll remove it. I recently inherited what I would consider a "frankenboat" and I'm trying to determine whether it's...
  6. Cal
    I have an original Cal 30 - the first series with the full keel and, while I know it was built in 1965, have never known the hull number. Apparently there were only 123 buIlt (according to Sailboat Data) between 1961 and 1967. There are no numbers in the glass transom of this boat, but I do...
  7. Gear & Maintenance
    Hello to all I just purchased a new Mistral 16 Cabin and I am in the process of restoring it while I wait for the next season. First, if there are any owners of the Cabin version I would appreciate some explanation or even a picture of the forward bulkhead and shelf. The former owner clearly...
  8. Gear & Maintenance
    hello - the previous owner of this Int'l Folkboat solved some hull-deck joint leaks with caulk. i need to figure out whether to take off the old caulk and redo the same sort of thing, or epoxy it, or something else. since this will be only my 2nd year as a member of the yachting class i'd...
  9. General Discussion - Sailing Related
    [This was posted to another less active forum, not Sailnet, so my apologies if you have seen this question before.] I had a 2002 C&C 99 hauled out for a survey today knowing that in December 2012 a survey found a void on the starboard side just below the waterline about 1 foot by 6 feet long...
  10. Gear & Maintenance
    Hello, Yesterday I came to the troubling conclusion that my core is waterlogged and rotten. I could not feel it as the deck of my boat is narrow and the top part of the sandwich is rather heavy. The bottom part of the sandwich is very thin on the other hand. You can jump on the deck and tap...
  11. P30
    I have a 1974 Pearson P30. I noticed that there is a hull indent right where the upper stay meets the hull below the rub rail. Obviously I immediately loosend the uppers. On closer inspection, there are minor indents at the lowers too...and both sides...although you really have to search for it...
  12. Gear & Maintenance
    I've been reading this forum since I've been looking for a boat, then, after getting my 1st sailboat, a 1976 C&C24, and now, that repairs are needed much earlier that I'd like, I thought I would tap into this source of knowledge with questions. When my skipper ran the boat into an underwater...
  13. Gear & Maintenance
    I've been reciting the iron keel on my Cheoy Lee Clipper 42. The old coating mostly fell off on haul out. I've stripped it to bare metal, re-coated with POR-15, and filled and faired with thickened epoxy. I plan to add at least one layer of fiberglass and then more epoxy with barrier coat...
  14. Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    I am new to sailing- can a sailboat travel faster than the wind? Hypothetically, if the hull speed is 7kn and the winds are only 4kn can the boat go 5 or 6 kn?
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