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  • fuller630
    I love it when I post a message and Yahoo tells me to sign in again and retype the message. Anyway, welcome to the group! Same to the other new members for
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 15 7:11 PM
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      I love it when I post a message and Yahoo tells me to sign in again and retype the message. Anyway, welcome to the group! Same to the other new members for this year!
      I started to hand carve an oak mounting for an old inclinometer that came with the boat. The plastic mount was wasted.

      --- In Venture24@yahoogroups.com, "mattcloyd" <mattcloyd@...> wrote:
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      > New to the group, but I've had my Venture 24 for about 5 years and have refitted most of the critical systems aboard. Made most of the repairs up as I went, so I've learned a great deal from trial and error.
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      > If anyone's interested, I did get my boat off the trailer and onto sawhorses without a tractor - in fact, I only used a Handyman jack and a good deal of prayer. I can describe what I did, but will not accept responsibility for your results. :) Had to get it off the trailer to pull and rebuild the keel - it was suffering the same sort of rust-expansion-cracked FRP chain reaction that plague most of us.
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      > I've sailed it in most wind conditions found in midwestern lakes (Kansas and Oklahoma). Again, lots of trial and error. For example, I'll post some pictures, one of which shows the boat overpowered and heeled over a long way. I've found it to be forgiving to a beginning sailor; yet, when well-sailed in light wind she has proven to be a competitive racer.
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      > Sure, I would change a few things about the boat, and she probably wouldn't win any beauty contests at the local marina, but for the money and simplicity of her systems it is hard to argue with her value.
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      > Look forward to hearing from others on here!
      >
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