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Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party.
Updated Yesterday at 01:16 PM by Christian Williams
The weatherman guaranteed a two-day window between the turn from frigid east winds to west and the arrival of the first big winter storm. Just about enough time to move Arcturus 100 miles up-river to its new home.
First there were logistics problems to deal with. I thought I'd hop a bus to St. Helens, with my folding bicycle. After all, this was going to be a one-way trip. But it seems that the current state of public transportation is such that this plan was impossible. The
Updated 12-03-2013 at 01:41 PM by toddster
A yacht distribution panel that is a bad hair day from the 1980s is easy to ignore if the boat electronics sort of work. When I changed stereos last year I just crimped and crammed the new wires in. Then a few months later came a new GPS. Soon I was wiring in a wheel pilot, and noticing that my new stereo connectors were already falling apart. By now the panel lid closed like the door of a Japanese subway at rush hour. A couple of weeks ago, with a new AIS to install, there was no choice but to
Updated 12-02-2013 at 01:17 AM by Christian Williams
Every wire was now crudely identified. There were shiny new Blue Sea bus bars and connector strips to mount, so I cut pieces of half-inch marine plywood, painted it white to increase visibiity, and screwed it to a batten against the bare hull inside the panel. That made mounting gear and wire hangers easy.
Finally it was time to plunge in and start cutting away the original wire mess. I discovered corrosion, but not all that much after 27 years.
Updated 12-02-2013 at 06:57 PM by Christian Williams
I was having some discussion with another owner about this part of the drive train.
Since we were down at the moorage today with camera in hand....
Here it is with the recent split coupler. Also visible is the pss shaft seal.
The engine water intake, with its winterizing hose connection is visible also, along with a partial view of the strainer on the right.
Note that this particular thruhull has a valve for drawing water from outside, or antifreeze thru the hose connection
Updated Yesterday at 04:39 PM by Loren Beach