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Every winter we empty out our drinking water tanks and clean them out and dry the interior. While our boat probably will not freeze up inside, it's best to take no chances. We pump the pressure water system until nothing but air is coming our, along with adding "RV antifreeze" to the raw water side of the engine cooling system.
All of the Olson 34's have a port list, mostly when the starboard settee water tank is empty.
So, with the usual 15 gallons or so in the port
Updated Yesterday at 06:09 PM by Loren Beach
The latest improvement to my Ericson 25 is the addition of a small instrument panel for the outboard engine. It all started with the desire for a small inboard engine. From our chartering experience we really liked the convenience of the inboard engine, larger fuel tank, alternator to charge the batteries, electric start, and instrument panel to read out a few critical items. So, after reading on Davisr's blog that the 25 had an inboard engine option, and looking at the drawings of the inboard
I just installed 10 of my 13 newly-created cushions. Well, the covers at least, since I re-used the old foam material, which still looked pretty good to me. The fabric on many cushions was ripped in more places than was practical to repair, and they had maximized their absorption of “boat smell” according to some guests. With my new skills in sewing, about $400 in materials (not missing a zero there), and only 30 logged hours, I soon will have completely re-upholstered all interior cushions.
Updated 11-04-2015 at 12:18 AM by ignacio
In many households a moldy cardboard box contains 8 mm home movies, faded VHS tapes, piles of VHS-C from early video cameras, and other analog records from when the world was young and telephones had cords. Anyhow, mine did. Five years ago I set out to digitize it all, with some success. Only recently has the headache gone away, but it was worth it. Time is running out for all those cardboard boxes.
Standard VHS tapes are probably already no longer good. They tend to fade, and even
Updated 11-03-2015 at 10:51 PM by Christian Williams
Once the boat was in my bay and on it's stands the work could begin. Since the hull had such severe blistering and I knew I had to do extensive osmosis repair, I wanted to get the hull stripped so it could start drying. Once stripped, the hull could just sit and dry while I got started on other projects. Due to the severity of the blistering I wanted to completely strip the gelcoat off to bare fiberglass. This is a horrible job and one that I do not wish to repeat any time soon. It took about 16