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    • RedRascal
      The beauty of that setup is it would sip fuel at 6 knots which is probably a fairly efficient speed for that hull IF the props and...
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      RedRascal replied to the thread Eco worthy Batteries.
      Water temp around here usually keeps the engine room above freezing. It's another story though if you put your boat on the hard for the...
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      RedRascal replied to the thread advice for new boater.
      You could try doing a charter to gain some real world experience. Maybe get some boating experience at home then in a season or two...
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      RedRascal replied to the thread Hello from Yokohama Japan.
      Welcome! I am in Washington State and what I have seen here will probably be similar in Florida. The options are typically: -No...
    • RedRascal
      Well shoot, I didn't know Murphy already took out the starboard engine. If it was me I'd just favor going through about 30 before...
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      I see that max ebb is at 10:48 and slack is at 2:18. If you go through at noon you will have some current giving you a push. One thing...
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      RedRascal replied to the thread CHB 34 max anchor chain length.
      Thanks for clarifying, it's helpful to know your experience vs. me guessing.
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      RedRascal replied to the thread CHB 34 max anchor chain length.
      So are you saying with 250' it would usually come in okay with all 250' out? I say usually because I know once in awhile chain will...
    • RedRascal
      Trying to assess if 300' of 5/16" G4 will practically fit in the anchor locker of a CHB 34. For those that have been successful with...
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      RedRascal replied to the thread Steadying sail design/rigging?.
      Okay it looks like a $13 test instead of $20:-) That's a 35% cost reduction, when in boating do you every get a chance to spend 35% less...
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      RedRascal replied to the thread Steadying sail design/rigging?.
      If I had to vote on this with my wallet I'd do a test with a silver tarp. 11 ft. 4 in. x 15 ft. 6 in. Heavy Duty Reflective All-Purpose...
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      RedRascal replied to the thread Crack in er hatch beam.
      Yep, you can see how they will cut a nice flat recess. Easier than shaping with a chisel but if you do go the normal drill bit and...
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      RedRascal replied to the thread Crack in er hatch beam.
      Yep. If you do this with a sharp new bit just be cautious about not letting it drill too deep. Sometimes a sharp bit will cut really...
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      RedRascal replied to the thread Crack in er hatch beam.
      The correct bit would be a Brad Point Bit. However you could use a regular drill bit and then flatten out the countersunk hole with a...
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      RedRascal replied to the thread Crack in er hatch beam.
      I would vote for a pan or truss head bolt. The flat head screw with the taper that you show can act as a wedge and create cracks if it...
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