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March 2013 Blog Posts (2)

Sailing Season

Well, except for the forecast snow Monday, sailing season is pretty much here!! in the Middle Chesapeake. My sails are furled, ready to unfurl and hoist!!!!

Work continues on Mirage, a Columbia 8.7. Bulkheads cut and ready to install, soft decks under reconstruction. Hull ready to receive new paint. Engine rebuilt, new prop shaft. Might even splash her this year. (fingers crossed.

See you on the water!!!!!

Added by Larry Wilson on March 23, 2013 at 5:11pm — 1 Comment

strun tube

I have a hunter 33 model 1980 I've sailed this boat for about 30 years and love it. Now I've talked to the hunter people but haven't found the info that I need. I have to replace the strun tube and need info to have one buitl. Got new 2qm15 yanmar, new shaft, new stuffing box, new cutlass bearing and a new coupler for the shaft. In taking the old stuffing box out the strun tube was damaged. Anyone out thier having the info I need well be a great help.

 

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Added by harry joe schwab on March 5, 2013 at 9:11pm — No Comments

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