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  1. Caboose of the main panel post

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    This is pretty much the way I made the house control panel and associated cabinets a few years ago. Minus a few mistakes because I hadn't done it for a while. But now that I have the tools out, I'll probably make one or two more things that I've been thinking of.

    Cabinet doors are made pretty much like the control panel, except I substitute a sheet of ...
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  2. New 12V Main Panel

    Last week, I added a new 12V Main panel to Arcturus. During my initial refit, I moved the mains to some old electrical boxes left behind on the galley cabinet by the PO. However, this left the back of the main switch, with unprotected hot terminals and lots of wires inside the galley cabinet. It wasn't easy to access, and rain dripped onto it from the open companionway, or from water infiltrating between the hatch boards. So I built a proper (?) enclosure for it and relocated it to the Q-berth ...

    Updated 08-20-2016 at 06:22 PM by toddster

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  3. Forward Dorade Box

    On my 1980 E-38, the forward dorade box incorporates a pair of cowls with a winch handle holder in between and has a wooden bottom. The wood was painted, but apparently not sealed. It seems to have contact with the deck core in that area in front of the mast. While I've repaired holes and re-bedded hardware around the mast over the years, this winter there is still a leak into the cabin ceiling.

    Today I chipped the rotten plywood out of the box as the first step to repairing and ...
  4. Thelonious II--Revised Cabin Table, New Upholstery



    A cabin table that doubles as a conversion platform for a double berth needs to fill the space. I find that makes for an overlarge table which inhibits access to the banquette. My spouse disagrees, so maybe it's a personal thing.

    I was going to make a new table, from scratch: just a piece of plywood covered with some teak veneer I had left over. Simple enough. And it would preserve ...
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  5. Gusher 10 replacement part 2

    Well look here, a valve return spring! Nothing like this on the Gusher 10.

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    Side by side of the deck plates and their gators.The old style was powercoated aluminum and the new one is plastic. Sign of the times, I guess.
    The holes for the pump arm are identical at 3 inches, but the mounting holes are not in case you were wondering. You know what that means.

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    Updated 08-10-2016 at 06:36 PM by Martin King

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