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Moya-Manzi, a Beneteau Oceanis 321 owned by reader Mark Corson enjoys a downwind run on Lake Erie.

Mailport: Marelon Seacocks

Regarding your recent report on Seacocks (“Beneteau Responds to Seacock Query,” PS August 2018) I owned a 1987 Catalina 30, Mark II. It had four gate valves instead of seacocks.

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Controlling Porta Potty Odor

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