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Swap Meet / Selling 44 Walkthrough Horizon
« on: November 08, 2019, 05:10:30 pm »
Looking to sell my 44WT.   Corian countertops, new stove, new batteries, solar, hard top. Yanmar 75hp. Less than 2000 hours. 2015 full batten main. Needs refrigeration, staysail, chainplates, rigging all due. Minor caprail damage from Hurricane Michael caused by slip piling. 60k form. 386-234-5297
Steve Hale

Tips and Tricks / Tinting of portholes
« on: August 07, 2014, 09:18:49 am »
We recently tinted all of our portholes and our main salon windows and it made an immense difference in heat and harsh glare.  One of the best small improvements we've made.  The interior is very soothing to the eyes even in the harshest sun, and you can sleep in a little later if the cocktails got out of hand the previous evening.

General Discussion / advice on close quarters maneuvering
« on: May 06, 2014, 09:49:13 am »
Sheepishly I admit I am very nervous about getting in and out of my current slip.  For the first 2 years of ownership I enjoyed leaving the boat on a mooring and getting in and out was a breeze.  Then I borrowed Peter's slip for a short while and going "bow in" was not so bad.  Now I'm at a marina "stern in" and I've utilized some coaching from the dock master and his help on the dock with lines.  I'm still confused about the "backing and filling" that I've read about and my boat does not seem to respond the way "it should" according to the maneuvers.  I've got a yanmar, so it is a "RH" rotation motor and I've got a Maxprop.  Any specific guidance with backing into a slip would be appreciated.  Last time the dock master had me approach perpendicular to my slip and "lie against the outside piling on my starboard side and then he "pulled" me in by my port stern cleat with a line while I backed up gently.  Not sure how I would pull this off without him there. Any input would be great.

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