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    New sailor in the house.

    Haha, actually I didn't even mean "wench" or "winch"! Just not paying attention to what I was typing. It already had a winch when I got it, I added a trailer jack to get it off that bucket I was using before!:o
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    New sailor in the house.

    Yeah, the trailer photo is the "before" picture. I have no idea how they hauled the boat around with the trailer in that condition. I've replaced the wheels, hubs, carpet, wiring, lights, and paint and added a wench and V-shaped pad in the front. I might still add another stopper up front if...
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    New sailor in the house.

    Good call, I actually wasn't even thinking of that. doh! That could've been bad...
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    New sailor in the house.

    Welp, I finally finished re-furbing the trailer yesterday, so the boat is next! I ordered me some Marine-Tex to patch the dings. Anyone have any experience with this, like maybe know any tips & tricks? I started chipping away the gelcoat around the dings and I'll be sanding tomorrow. I also...
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    filling a perfect hole in the deck

    That sounds crazy. If it's fiberglass you could use Marine-Tex. I've had good luck with it anyway.
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    New sailor in the house.

    And I found out the number on the sail is for identification in single-class racing and means mine is the 601st Rascal produced!:D At least the sail was the 601st...
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    New sailor in the house.

    Found out some cool info today on my boat! I contacted someone from the National Rebel Class Association who told me I have a Rascal II, not a Rebel! It's a racing sloop! I did a search using the identification# on a website called boathistoryreport.com which is generally used to see if a...
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    New sailor in the house.

    I'm having second thoughts on the Homax Welder, the website says it's flexible, though the packaging doesn't mention that. The one I have doesn't look just like the one on the website either. http://www.homaxproducts.com/products/Leadcheck/01/index.html
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    New sailor in the house.

    I was planning on just sanding and painting with Rust-oleum Marine Topside. I think Interlux Bright Side is the all around best/easiest from what research I have done, but I don't know how to get any and it costs twice as much as the Rust-oleum that we sell where I work. Has anybody used...
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    New sailor in the house.

    That's what I figured. It will be in salt water, and maybe occassionally brackish water. But like I said it won't be sitting in the water longer than over night ever. Do I need to use any solvents or anything when I prep it or just sand paper?
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    New sailor in the house.

    Here's a question for you... My boat used to be solid yellow, someone down the line added the anti-fowling paint. When I re-do it can I just paint the whole thing one color with topside paint or do I need the special bottom paint? I only plan on leaving it in the water maybe 3 or 4 hours at a...
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    New sailor in the house.

    Nevermind, NOW I can see all of them... that was weird. I'm gonna work on it summore when I get off work today, I will add pictures of stuff I do if anyone's interested.
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    New sailor in the house.

    huh. I can only see the two I posted today, the ones from yesterday aren't there, either is the message that went with them.
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    New sailor in the house.

    I'll try it again with only 2 photos this time:
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