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  1. New Engine Switches

    I recently replaced the starter key switch and push buttons on the engine control panel. I had always found that after sitting over the winter the contacts on the switches would be a little corroded and sometimes needed to be switched a few times back and forth to get them functioning. The switches were also a bit stiffer than I thought they had probably been when new. Last month I had to fiddle a bit with one switch as I was trying to start the engine to transit the bar after a day of sailing.... ...
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  2. More pictures of companionway door

    Here are some more pictures of the new companionway door.
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  3. Companionway Door

    I don't hide the fact that I think companionway drop boards are awful! I won't go into all the details and reasons they are terrible because you all live with them too. I will just say that they are kin to the log a caveman pushes into the entrance of the cave he hides in for shelter. (that is, if you subscribe to the version of evolutionary history in which the caveman existed)
    Anyhow.... I decided that I was done living with sticks crammed in the entrance of my cave and Ifinally managed ...
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  4. Alameda to San Pedro,CA on an E35-II - Part IV

    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

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  5. Alameda to San Pedro,CA on an E35-II - Part III

    Anchoring

    I admit it. I hate my manual windlass. Itís slow and sucked a$$ using it in the early morning hours. I failed to see the benefit, since I know Iíd 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 donít see how Iíd be able to use the manual windlass and steer/motor effectively to the anchor. Iím going electric. Manual windlass for sale.

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    Updated 06-30-2015 at 11:48 AM by ignacio

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