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    The next big ticket item on my refurbishment is the standing rigging. My E-33 has rod standing rigging (except for backstay which is...
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    K2MSmith reacted to mbp's post in the thread Martec Prop Usage with Like Like.
    The Martec blades pivot independently, so the lower blade can drop down while the other blade feathers. Other folding props, like the...
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    K2MSmith reacted to Navman's post in the thread Martec Prop Usage with Like Like.
    I keep mine in neutral when the engine is off and sailing. Sometimes you can here a slight noise.A droopy blade I suppose. That's when...
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    I have a Martec prop which the previous owner had cleaned/refurbished not too long before I purchased the boat. See photo. I believe...
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    K2MSmith replied to the thread Reefing system changes.
    I agree. I tend to overthink some of these tweaks (my OCD nature :) but primary objective right now is to get the boat sailing in...
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    K2MSmith replied to the thread Storage/Mooring in CA.
    I have not sailed out of there in a while but Channel Islands Harbor (Oxnard) which is more north (but still well within 500 mi of San...
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    K2MSmith reacted to Loren Beach's post in the thread Reefing system changes with Like Like.
    The flattening reef came into fashion sometime in the early 80's (or maybe sooner) when the Shelf Foot became popular in main sails to...
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    K2MSmith replied to the thread Reefing system changes.
    The sailmaker who sewed the Tides guides onto my sail mentioned something about it being used for a "flattening reef" which have gone...
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    K2MSmith replied to the thread Reefing system changes.
    Keith, On your E-33 do you have a little pulley that you can adjust along a track on each side of your boom end ? I reefed my...
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    K2MSmith replied to the thread Sail cover color choices + logo.
    I put the purple in there to see if anyone was awake.
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    K2MSmith reacted to Tin Kicker's post in the thread Sail cover color choices + logo with Like Like.
    Anything but the purple! LOL I like the silver and it ought to keep things cooler.
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    K2MSmith reacted to goldenstate's post in the thread Is this a fair price??? with Like Like.
    If you don’t negotiate terms before the work begins, you can’t go back and haggle after the fact. $300 for a specialty trade job in...
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    K2MSmith replied to the thread Sail cover color choices + logo.
    I agree but I only have the small canvas covers on the handrails (I have a tiller which I'll probably make a cover for after I varnish...
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    K2MSmith reacted to toddster's post in the thread Sail cover color choices + logo with Like Like.
    I’ve been seeing lots of photos of blue-hulled boats with khaki canvas - looks pretty sharp to me. But changing one piece at a time...
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    K2MSmith replied to the thread Sail cover color choices + logo.
    I did about 10 photoshop images in various hues of blue and showed them to the "admiral" for final approval and instead she prefers...
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