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This will be a bit longer entry than my others as the task is more complicated and time consuming, and to aid in those that follow me with repairs of their own. Most likely this will be a three part blog entry. Enjoy!
When we purchased the boat we knew there were many issues that needed addressed, the most serious being balsa core rot in the deck and cabin top. We thought we had a good understanding of the extent of the damage, but we did find that some
Updated 02-03-2016 at 07:31 AM by olsenjohn
Went down to "check on" Arcturus this morning and it wasn't raining. Before I knew it, we were out on the river!
Well, not much wind to speak of. But the motor probably needed a workout.
Wow, could an exhaust leak have started itself over the winter? Lots of fumes in the sail locker... but oddly the CO alarm doesn't twitch. Maybe condensation steaming off the exhaust wrap? Hmm...
Lots of wood in the water. Even a few sheets of plywood that don't look half-bad...
Updated 01-20-2016 at 04:22 PM by toddster
This is a continuation of my previous blog we started with the desire to install an inboard engine for all the conveniences they offer, and dropped the idea because of the shockingly high cost. We settled on the blend of an outboard 9.9hp engine with electric start, alternator, nice instrument panel and below deck fuel tank. In my last blog we detailed the instrument panel, here we detail the below deck fuel tank.
Our first decision was where to put the
Updated 02-02-2016 at 04:47 PM by olsenjohn
Five-minute video of hull and engine survey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7mpbcCa-u4
I was proud to see the first Thelonious, an Ericson 32-III, leave my stewardship on a truck headed to green pastures in the Pacific Northwest. She had taken me to Hawaii and back, and I was confident her new owner would do well by her and never be disappointed. She was the most proportionally perfect yacht I have ever owned and had both guts and grace. It was like seeing a kid graduate from college.
Updated Yesterday at 09:47 AM by Christian Williams