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    34-2 Campbell Prop owners - verification of West North manuf sizing?

    First time out with the new prop was a success! All the vibration is gone, we cruised at 2700 rpm / 6.2 knots, maxed out at 6.6 at full 3600 rpm. Even had an hour or so on a perfect beam reach pushing 7.2 so there can't be too much drag. I couldn't be happier with my first impression.
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    Zipper Pull Repair [Master Thread]

    I finally tackled this one last weekend. I spent 2 years trying on my previous boat before ripping the headliner out and 6 months with my current boat before I was finally able to successfully fix a zipper. The key, I'm embarrassed to say, was actually buying the correct sliders I'm not sure...
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    34-2 Campbell Prop owners - verification of West North manuf sizing?

    I ended up pulling the trigger on the Campbell Sailor. I called Kelsey and discussed the prop. He revised his recommendation to a 13 x 8 based on my 20 hp motor being undersized for the boat and the 2.21 transmission keeping the prop shaft RPMs high. The thing looks tiny next to the old 15"...
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    Sailing with headsail only

    The 25+ was a 1980 with the 4'11". My 135 was newer but had a lot more miles under it. The sail maker I took it to said it was way beyond repair and asked me to bring in all my other sails so he could advise on what I should do. He said the 110 was in perfect shape, so I had him put a luff...
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    Sailing with headsail only

    Thanks Loren!
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    Sailing with headsail only

    Frank, I previously owned an Ericson 25+, which is kind of the little sister to the 30+. I single handed the boat 90% of the time. I tried sailing it with head sail only a few time and quickly learned it wasn't a happy sail configuration for that boat other than downwind. I think it's a...
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    Sailing with headsail only

    My "rail meat" is more rail than meet, so I'm going to have to figure out heeling without help on the rail. I have to be honest, I never really understood how heeling affected helm feel and I thought this thread was headed down the same path. I started and deleted multiple response trying to...
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    Sailing with headsail only

    We had another great weekend on the boat. We spent Saturday night at anchor a few miles from our slip then stopped for the day on Sunday at Langley where we met up with some friends (socially distanced, which was a little awkward, but well work it). The wind instruments have never worked, but...
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    Early this morning as I was installing new alternator belt...

    That's a great tip. Much more solid than a deflation measurement. Now if I only had a tensioner like that (I have to pivot the alternator to achieve tension)
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    New Elbow with Heat shield from HDI Marine
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    Old Thru hull.jpg

    Old exhaust thru hull with anti siphon connection
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    Exhaust Elbow crack on Yanmar 3YM20
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    Old 2" to 1 5/8" exhaust custom step down