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  1. Increasing SA/D

    Gear & Maintenance
    I'm a recent new owner of a Cape Dory 28. The mast has been patched at the base of the starboard spreader. I've had someone look at it who deemed it safe so I will be using it for at least a season or two, but I want to replace it before cruising. Similarly, I plan on changing the shrouds and...
  2. Where and how much can you sail the ICW ?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    We are planning to go up the ICW from Miami to Chesapeake Bay. We would like to know, how much of the total distance can you sail, and how much you will need to motor. Would it make sense to lay down the mast, to have less waiting times at the div, bridges ? Hope to get some inputs from the...
  3. Advice on Making a Sailing Canoe

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hey all! New to this forum, and fairly new to sailing but madly in love! I sail small rigs mostly, we're talking sunfish and lasers, but looking to build my own with my grandfather. Do to the size of my car, budget, and just versaility of use I'm fairly certain about building a Sailing Canoe...
  4. Jib Size Question

    Introduce Yourself
    I'm planning on getting new sails for my 1972 Venture 21, and amongst the many things to consider are jib size. Mauri for example offers jibs in 100%, 135% and 155%. I'm leaning toward 155%, to maximizesail area, but would appreciate any insights anyone may have on that.
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