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Protecting electrical wiring on panel
The wires on my electrical panel mounted on the starboard bulkhead aft of the galley are totally exposed, but hard to reach on the other side within the starboard lazarette.Or so, I thought.When putting away my dinghy oars, I ended up knocking all my sailing instruments offline (including the wheel pilot) when an oar struck the panel.
Checking the engine
After about 10 hours of motoring, I decided to check out the engine
Updated 06-30-2015 at 11:49 AM by ignacio
I admit it. I hate my manual windlass. It’s slow and sucked a$$ using it in the early morning hours. I failed to see the benefit, since I know I’d work only a little harder pulling it up by hand and likely for a shorter period of time since the manual windlass is so slow. And in a blow, I don’t see how I’d be able to use the manual windlass and steer/motor effectively to the anchor. I’m going electric. Manual windlass for sale.
Updated 06-30-2015 at 11:48 AM by ignacio
There were several improvements here. I replaced all head hoses, added a manual pump, and a Y valve to empty the holding tank while underway. Life aboard was markedly improved.
My itinerary called for passages through some pretty remote areas, and after a bit of “feedback” from concerned
Updated 06-30-2015 at 11:46 AM by ignacio
In late April, I cruised from Alameda in the San Francisco Bay to San Pedro in Southern California: A distance of approximately 480 nautical miles. It is the first long distance cruise aboard my 1979 Ericson 35-II. The trip took 2 weeks with several stops (most planned), and there were many “firsts,” tales of which I’ll post separately. In brief, this was the itinerary:
Updated 06-30-2015 at 11:47 AM by ignacio
These show the even (!) alignment on all sides and the improved view of the engine instruments.
Also some views of the new continuous ss hinge.