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    08-15-2018, 02:49 PM
    Slowly, slowly its coming together. I think there's still hope she might get wet before the end of autumn sailing. You might notice there's...
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    07-19-2018, 10:25 PM
    All that for $25 on etsy! Now not all of it will work of course, but at least a couple should, and that will make a bargain!
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    07-18-2018, 10:08 PM
    No photos today. Sorry, maybe tomorrow. Here's what's happened lately: I stepped the mast in the actual partner and step, and then I tried to...
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    07-17-2018, 01:55 PM
    Bruce, could you possibly post a photo? And please explain, are topping lifts different than lazy jacks? Here's a photo of the same boat (Beetle 14)...
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    07-17-2018, 08:51 AM
    Here's a photo of the Beetle 14 at the deck. Note the hole is tight, and there are no wedges... Also deck-mounted turning blocks to lead the lines...
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    07-16-2018, 03:07 PM
    Also wondering if there should be a forestay. The bow has a straight, square, flat place where a chainplate could (has been?) mounted, and there is a...
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    07-16-2018, 03:03 PM
    I thought that the boat came with all the pieces I would need, and I only had to reassemble. But as it proceeds along, I'm finding a few questions,...
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    07-15-2018, 11:34 PM
    Yes, photo editing after the fact can solve the problem. But what creates the problem? And why is it a problem only sometimes?
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About Desert Rat
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I have a fair background in canoeing, with some time as a whitewater guide on the Snake River in Wyoming, but a newbie when it comes to sailing.
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Willard, Utah
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Sailing, writing & reading, hunting upland game, baking bread,playing the Japanese game called "Go."
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