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Rig Tuning

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I have not tried this but it looks like it would be a very accurate way to measure rig tension.

Loos gauge accuracy

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They didn't look very accurate to me until I found out that you have to do a little trick not covered in the instructions. Before that, I got readings at mid scale from two new Loos gauges that differed by 26% or more. See my write up. Now my gauge agrees with what I know to be correct from the measurements discussed in the article.

Foot Block Wedge

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How to Calculate the Dimensions of a Wedge Pad for a Foot Block Turning Block. I take into account the distances involved and determine the angles and heights of the bad that goes under the turning block to make the leading angles fair.

Replacing Cockpit Drains

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The replacement of the cockpit drains on Papoose April 2009, the planning, the parts, and the finished result.

The San Francisco Bar5

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Click Here for article on the San Francisco Bar. Must reading if you are going out of the bay

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