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    Serial number confusion

    looking at a hull with serial number OQTL0272H708. I know this is a boat manufactured by Vanguard in 2007 for model year 2008. The confusion is the sail number. The cockpit sticker shows 191458 as the sail number. Based on that sticker I think the serial number should be OQTJ1458H708...
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    Traveler issues

    Thanks for all of the responses. While my tacking technique definitely needs improvement, I don't think that is the problem as I have seen the traveler actually move back towards center after going to the edge on the initial tack. And my main attempt at fixing the isssue from boat to boat...
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    Traveler issues

    Thanks for the response and suggestion. The line is the only variable I can think of myself at this point. It appears to be in good shape. But it has been on the boat for a few years. Maybe it is flattening out some in spots so that the block tends to rest in a bit of a pocket.
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    Traveler issues

    I am looking for suggestions on why my traveler blocks do not go corner to corner as well on my boat as compared to other boats. I use a carbon fiber tiller and have the traveler line as tight as possible while still allowing the blocks to clear the tiller. Sometimes I borrow a club boat...
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    Hull leak

    Now that you have me thinking about the pressure of the air vs pressure of the water, the leak being below the water line makes perfect sense. I think the fact that it is only happening in chop was throwing me. But maybe the extra pressure and stress of the chop is causing it. I was on the...
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    Hull leak

    I have a 2003 hull that is getting a small amount of water in it only after sailing in pretty heavy chop. That tells me that it is probably coming in somewhere in the bow. It's not the mast step though. But the baffling part of the leak is that the hull holds air. When I remove the drain plug...
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