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  1. Gelpeel Pro: any experiences with this tool?

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hi everybody, i'm in the process (well, just started..) of reviving an 1972 Halberg Rassy Mistral 33 and she needs a complete bottom overhaul. I've been starting to sand but that really doesn't get me anywhere so i was looking at tools for the job. The Gel-Plane is pretty well known but I...
  2. Our Hunter 34 Refit

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hey everyone. My name is Chad Harrington and my wife Katie and I are just getting into sailing. Last year we sailed a Hunter 25.5 and we found it too small to stay on for overnight sails. So we bought this 1983 Hunter 34. We picked this one up for 10,000 CAD It needs some work because It's...
  3. Restoration of a 1968 Columbia 50'

    Gear & Maintenance
    I just thought, after some suggestions that I should start a new post to document the progress of the refit/restoration of SV Siren(formerly Music, Doric and Elutheria and a few other names). I am sure this will be ongoing for quite some time, and right now I am just beginning this week, so it...
  4. North or South or Stay Put?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Our Sunsail Jeanneau 42i is coming off charter in Tortola late next June. We've decided to keep it and to keep it in the Caribbean for stretches of cruising. The boat will need a little bit of a refit. Any advice on where and when? I had thought that for a professional refit we should probably...
  5. Before and After Photos - Show Us!

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I'd like to start a new thread to showcase your "before" and "after" photos. Your personal motivation can be to show off, educate, or amaze. I love these kinds of photos, particularly when I need a little inspiration myself. Let's see em ... it can be an entire boat or a specific part or...
  6. Renovating a Catamaran - the first 5 months

    Maintenance/How-to Videos
    This video takes a look back on the last 5 months of renovation and repairs that have taken place in Key West aboard our 42' Fountaine Pajot Venezia - Catchin' Rays. To follow along on our blog, go to: Catchin' Rays
  7. Buy Aramaflex HERE??

    Gear & Maintenance
    All-- I cannot seem to find anywhere to buy 2" Roll of Armaflex anywhere cheaper than $250 a roll w/$40 shipping price tag. If you have bought this STUFF-- please share your secret sauce on WHERE YOU BOUGHT IT?? Thanks... Thomas
  8. Sailable projects?

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    I've been dinghy sailing on club rentals lately and starting to feel ready to graduate to my first keelboat, when fiscally feasible. I have, of course, been monitoring the various web sites where local boats are available and have come up with the following question: If one's current primary...
  9. Mexico For Refit?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    My boat was damaged in Hurricane Dolly a few years ago. She needs a new bimini, some fiberglass work, a bottom job, teak work, rewiring of the mast, stancheons, solar panels, wow. I hate to think of it all. she is located in Port Isabel. I am thinking, if I could get her to Mexico, maybe...
  10. Advice on 1969 Coronado 25 For Sale in need of "TLC"

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    For all Coronado 25 Owners and Others with Refit Experience. I would really appreciate advice and perspective on the 1969 Coronado 25 for sale in Utah; link below: Classifieds for Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming | Clearly not a diamond in the rough, but is it possibly a semiprecious stone...
  11. s/v duchess of montroses refit

    Gear & Maintenance
    As ive mentioned in earlier posts im refitting s/v duchess of montrose my contest 30 mk1 for a halifax to bermuda and possibly over to europe (azores route) depending on how the bermuda trip goes. ive finally finalized the list of things ive done or are in the process of doing upgraded battery...
  12. My First boat - '82 Starwind 22

    Introduce Yourself
    I'm new here, so I wanted to both introduce myself and my new boat. My name is Seth, I'm 23, and I've grown up on the water. My parents raised me on a lakehouse on Lake Lemon here in Indiana. I have spent my entire life waterskiing and boating here, and often traveling to florida to go fishing...