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    A question on using class legal sails

    Depends on who is looking closely at your sails during the race. Without the button and logo, it is quite obvious. I personally would not attempt to race in a regatta with an illegal sail. Maybe a beer can race or local series would be fine for me, and if I won a race, I would not accept the...
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    Mast / Boom Transport

    https://www.intensitysails.com/spparigsufor.html
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    Bottom compound and wax

    So, Great Garbanzoe :D, what is the preference of the canoe racing world for a fast bottom. And what type of surfaces do the canoes have (epoxied wood, gelcoat, fiberglass, carbon fiber, Kevlar)?
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    Weight of original mahogany

    Sorry for the late reply, the weight of mine is 11 pounds. Original wood from 1973, made in Canada. I was in Halifax, Nova Scotia May 2019, Men's Floorball U19 World Championships. Great City, the Bedford Basin looks like it would be a great sailing area. Good luck.
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    Weight of original mahogany

    I can weigh mine this evening (Pacific Standard Time) and get back to you.
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    Stepping the Mast... What's Your Preferred Method?

    Would be interested to see how you faired with getting yours up, please post how it went.
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    Stepping the Mast... What's Your Preferred Method?

    Did you search the Archives on this forum? Search for this.... Gin Pole for Mast Stepping? Anyone have instructions / images to share?
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    Mysterious bilge water

    Nice work. I need to have you come out and do mine!
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    J24 #4146 for sale

    How about the top of the deck, looks to be added grey paint? When was it applied, and do you like the results, yes it hold up to wear, soft on your feet? Thanks again.
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    J24 #4146 for sale

    What type/brand of deck paint did you use? Looks well done. Is it holding up as expected? Thanks in advance.
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    1979 keel sump stringers rotten

    I wouldn't replace the wood, I would use ART Flex epoxy: Advanced Repair Technology, Inc. - Flexible Wood Repair System Lots of videos on this stuff replacing wood rot, holding up for structural support, and will probably last as long as the boat. Might save you some time as well if you are not...
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    MAST CUP REPLACEMENT.

    Where is the mast tube that sits inside the "mast cup" you are talking about? The "mast cup" is basically just holding the mast tube from moving. So if you seat your mast tube in what you have left of the "mast cup" then all you need to do is add some fiberglass, epoxy, wood, cement, whatever...
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    Laser Mast Tube Repair

    I centered the porthole to the side of the mast tube, and slightly aft a few inches. You will want to have a slight angle to get down to the bottom of the tube/boat. If you are too close to the mast tube, I would worry about the integrity of support for the tube. You definitely do not want to...
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    transom crack

    Some people use cloth and lay it opposing 45 degree directions; some people use chop strand which is what I prefer. ;) You have to think about the traveler not getting in the way of the port, I have seen others put it in the middle. Personally, I would agree with Mashmaster and attempt to...
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    transom crack

    I would think that you would have to sand back a considerable amount of gelcoat down to fiberglass on both sides of the crack, and up the transom so you can lay down (epoxy) some fiberglass cloth to reinforce and build up from the crack. Once reinforced, then gel coat on top of that. Wouldn't...
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    Bottom compound and wax

    Some people just stick with a 600, 800 wet sand and call it good. Others go after that and use 3M; 1500, 2500, 3500 grit products. Any carnauba wax after you get the polish you want.
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    Not racing

    Looking to get a place up there, hopefully soon, glad to see some sailing activity on the lake.
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    Mysterious bilge water

    A couple of interesting take aways from reading all of the sourced articles (thanks again for sourcing them) and others I could dredge up on the inter-webs: 1) Vermiculite is a material, just like epoxy, I am not convinced that vermiculite was able to handle the lateral loads of the keel when...
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    Mysterious bilge water

    Man, I really appreciate the in+depth reply, the most I have ever had about the questions I posed. A fine dram in your honor is tasting a lot better as we speak. Cheers!
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    Mysterious bilge water

    Question about removing the vermiculite, how far down does it go? I never have seen anyone show pictures on how deep to dig out, or how far sideways under the floor does it go. Also, does it go past the ice-chest/step area? Curious since I will have to chisel mine out at some point and don't...
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