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I spent several evenings reading Nigel Calder's "Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual" to augment what I know and understand AC grounding in boats (not exactly the same as a house). Then I had to go over the schematic from Paneltronics with a magnifying glass (really small print). Actually it turned out they had a simpler version online (attached in PDF).
Finally I ended up with a schematic for the AC that laid out the panel in an easy-to-read left to right manner
It started innocently enough, a few weeks after we bought her. Just replace the shore-power connector in the cockpit with the broken flip cover. Actually, be cheap and just replace the cover.
I knew I had shore power and outlets around the boat, it worked, just had not figured out the rest yet. (disclaimer, I am a fairly anal electrical engineer and my last boat ended up getting
Iíve been considering for some time now making a set of cockpit cushions. I didnít want to screw it up, so I first tried a few different projects to get a feel for sewing, which I only just picked up about a month and a half ago. More about those projects here:
Sailrite, which makes money selling materials to DIYers, also has a broad array of free instructional videos that demystify the art of sewing.
Updated 08-21-2015 at 06:48 PM by ignacio
The teak surround of the cockpit coaming locker is a simple yet confounding piece of trim. For three years mine defied improvement by sanding, gluing, bleaching and oiling. It was built of teak scraps in the Ericson woodshop, no doubt on a jig--a jig I didn't feel like making for one job. The fact was that the coaming locker trim was shot. Its grain was exposed from 30 years of sun and sandpaper. It was paper thin at the ends. One screw hole had broken off.
Updated 08-21-2015 at 06:54 PM by Christian Williams
Greeetings fellow Vikings! At last comes the build back of the side decks and with great excitement we realize that we are nearing the end of the balsa core replacement on the deck!!!! After the side decks there is only one small foredeck area left!!!
Fitting the Balsa Core
For whatever reason I cannot now fathom, I felt as though I HAD to cut out 2 foot lengths of core and fit them into the side decks. After a lot of scrap, and no success, I finally realized
Updated 08-20-2015 at 08:53 AM by olsenjohn