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View Poll Results: how many sails or outings till something has to be fixed
less than 5% of outings something "breaks" 18 48.65%
5-10% of outings 9 24.32%
10-20% of outings 4 10.81%
20-30% of outings 1 2.70%
30-50% of outings 2 5.41%
50% + - stuff is breaking all the time 3 8.11%
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Old 16-08-2010, 15:29   #31
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I think I had my boat for a full year before I sailed it without breaking anything. Now that I think harder it was two years. If I ever get to the end of my to do list I don't know what I'll do. I have the Class I items that need to be fixed before I sail (none of those right now) The Class II items that it would be better if I fixed them now (about 8 items) now, And finally the long list of Class III items which I really would like to fix.

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Old 16-08-2010, 17:05   #32
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the onliest 2 things keeping me from sailing at this point are my chainplates--i have 2 cracked ones and one reeeeeeeeaaaallllllly rusty one. they need replacement. duh. and my shaft log and cutlass bearing. now i am going to sail it to puerto escondido without a new shaft log and cutlass bearing---as long as the shaft doesnt turn i am fine. when it turns, lotsa water comes in. i figure 1200 miles under sail is ok. i got this boat broken--i repowered her...started the big stuff and am nearly ready to cruise her--i have many more projects, but nothing that will keep me out of the seaways.

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Old 16-08-2010, 17:48   #33
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20 days sailing on the chesapeake bay. Refrigeration cooling fan died so refrigeration quit. Radio shack had a replacement that worked well enough. A small cheek block that handles the spinnaker pole lift failed. I found 5 more of the same design on board. very cheap plastic non replacable shieve. Added replacing these with a better piece of gear to my wish list. I took apart the genny furler cleaned and lubed standard maintenance. Did some painting and varnish work. Almost ripped off a solar panel which I forgot to collapse while docking for a pump out. Good sailing

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