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Old 06-01-2012, 22:02   #16
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Re: Question for Gemini sailors..

There have been times when we put our inflatiable under the bow of our Gemini 105Mc but that was before we had our dingy davits. The noise of little ( 10 inch ) wind waves slapping the steped hull reminds us of a babbling brook it lulls us to sleep. We have had fresh water fish spawning under our bridge deck that nakes more noise each spring , gets my wife in the mood.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:49   #17
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Been thinking about maybe hitting Strictly Sail in Miami in February. Any idea how much time one should schedule to see what's worth seeing there? Pretty sure I don't need three days to look at a couple options..
If all you need to see are a few cats one day is enough. But when you get up the next morning you may (as I) have some more questions and/or things you forgot to look at specifically.

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We do wonder about the Screecher. We live in the trade winds here, but we might need to sail in some light air from time to time.
Just get screecher/drifter/code 0 whatever in a sock and rig as needed. Cheaper by far and pretty easy according to those that have done it.


I don't think floating anything between the hulls is going to break up a wave. Light floating things just bob up and down on those waves. The slap is from reflection off the hulls that cancels part of the wave and enhances other parts - those that hit and you hear.

I know my boat is newer than the ones in your intrest area but I'll still take you for a sail if you need it.
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Old 07-01-2012, 21:52   #18
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This is a little off the wave slapping subject, but I love reading the Gemini threads since we just bought one. We are very new to all of this. Can anyone tell me how to use the light switch above the table in the salon?
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:45   #19
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Re: Question for Gemini sailors..

Slide the switch in the center of the light to starboard. Our Gemini 105Mc had some corrosion on some of the light switches just clean up the metal switch parts. Welcome aboard
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Slide the switch in the center of the light to starboard. Our Gemini 105Mc had some corrosion on some of the light switches just clean up the metal switch parts. Welcome aboard
Thanks...maybe corrosion is the problem. Will try it today!
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Old 08-01-2012, 17:17   #21
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Re: Question for Gemini sailors..

Rule number one in troubleshooting everything in life:

It's ALWAYS a connector.

something is either not getting to where it needs to be, or it's getting someplace where it shouldn't be.
through some kind of connector.
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Re: Question for Gemini sailors..

When we bought our Gemini it was in San Diago in Mission Bay and had lots of salt spray from the beach about 1/2 mile away and lots of switches were coroaded. One evening after we had just bought the boat I was reading at the salon table and the lights started going off and on kind of weard like it had a ghost, I opened the back pannel of the electric breakers and the main ground was coroaded almost black, I took the nut off and used a knife and scraped it clean copper and it has worked great ever sence. Our cockpit light had a bad toggle switch and replaced it with one from Radio Shack but I moved the light and replaced it with a double fixture with red and white LED bulbs it has a dimmer for either bulb, the red bulb works great for night vision sailing.
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I know my boat is newer than the ones in your interest area but I'll still take you for a sail if you need it.
I noticed you lowered the price of the boat!! Catamarans for sale

Does this mean you're about to be boatless, or do you have something else in mind?
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I noticed you lowered the price of the boat!! Catamarans for sale

Does this mean you're about to be boatless, or do you have something else in mind?

It seems the market dictated that drop.

I just don't have the time I thought I would. She just sits there wimpering and calling my name. Breaking my heart. Maybe in a few years. I can pick up another as there are usually a few out there.
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Re: Question for Gemini Sailors ...

Nice boat Therapy, just one year too early for me. I'll keep an eye on it,
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Nice boat Therapy, just one year too early for me. I'll keep an eye on it,

Heh. In these times it may be there still.

I can afford it. We just don't have the time we thought we would.

Delusional - like most sailors.
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Heh. In these times it may be there still.

I can afford it. We just don't have the time we thought we would.

Delusional - like most sailors.
I agree "Delusional - like most sailors" It is a sad day that a great boat is being sold because of not enough time to enjoy it

On the brighter side the sun was out and a 12 kt breeze and very few boats as we sailed this weekend, we were wearing swetters and it was a great day in the inland PNW
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