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- Nov 24, 2014
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"Reception was good on my analog TV using a Shakespeare SeaWatch 2025 amplified omni-directional masthead antenna. But I’ve been told the new digital converter box won’t work with this antenna and that I should get a new TV. Is this right?"
Gordon West replies:
The antenna is fine but make sure the converter
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Henry Buckminster, of Seattle, Washington, asks:
"My 35-foot 7⁄8 rig sloop has a 135 percent roller-furling jib, and once the wind starts blowing over about 12–14 knots I want to take a reef. But I’m not sure whether I should reef the mainsail or the headsail first. Are there any reefing rules when going to windward, and does the protocol stay the same when I am running off
-- Jack Hammond, North Carolina
Gordon West replies: The antenna is fine but make sure the converter box is on the TV
"I’m thinking of buying an older Cheoy Lee pilothouse 32-footer with sections of teak deck on either side of the pilothouse that flexes when I walk on them. I can see signs of water damage when I look up from below. Do you have an opinion on the best way to repair the deck?
Could I cut the fiberglass skin out from belowdecks and