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Old 11-30-2013, 10:15 PM   #43
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Bugger me...So My little old plotter, sextant, compass and charts do'nt cut it any more. I,ll be sure to inform the boat.
But i updated the old girl this year as well ( getting older) Swapped out the Barlow 20's single speed mast winches for a younger set of two speed Maxwells.
Oh keeping up is so hard to do....Woe is me....LOL.
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:33 PM   #44
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Bugger me...So My little old plotter, sextant, compass and charts do'nt cut it any more. I,ll be sure to inform the boat.
But i updated the old girl this year as well ( getting older) Swapped out the Barlow 20's single speed mast winches for a younger set of two speed Maxwells.
Oh keeping up is so hard to do....Woe is me....LOL.
I know the feeling, I update my wenches often as well as they don't seem to hold up like they used too. Two speed?...mine have always been one speed, fast..
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:41 AM   #45
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These days I prefer slow wenches.
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[...sumtimes slower is better. Gives one the opportunity to feel accurately preventing the application of too much torq
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:00 AM   #47
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Lots of good points mentioned. I have noticed over the years that the boat makes the biggest difference to the budget.
The choice of boat some people make has led to a few going from having a budget to cruise on, to budget cruising, or having to sell up and go back to work. They have either chosen a boat that is way too big/expensive for their budget or have a boat that was not built for the way they are using it. This happens because of the belief that bigger or the well advertised brand is safer. Sometimes the boat is chosen not by the experienced sailor but by the partner who has no interest in sailing and will not go unless it is on that big expensive boat that will impress friends.
The higher the cost of the boat the higher the annual maintenance and insurance cost, and if you have just spent half your capital on the boat you will want to insure it. Also the worry factor goes up according to the cost and the enjoyment goes down.
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