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  1. Wiring & Engine Detail, part 2

    These photos show the Halon bottle in place, and also a much better look at the inside of the compartment where the meter and terminal strip are mounted.
    As an "extra" there is a shot of the new coolant overflow tank showing how the level in it almost matches the hose take-off place on the coolant cap. This is preferred to having it higher or lower.
    The former Universal diesel had the coolant bottle mounted somewhat higher, in the port seat lazaretto under the hinged cockpit ...

    Updated 02-19-2019 at 05:49 PM by Loren Beach

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  2. New Hour Meter & Halon Status light (part 1)

    After removing the old (crumbling lens) Halon status light in its escutcheon plate, I needed to install a new one. The purpose of that light is to see if the Halon extinguisher has discharged, without opening the hatch to the engine compartment and potentially re-intorducing fresh oxygen when the suspected fire is hopefully out but the metal is hot enough to re-ignite. Or so goes the theory.

    Current ABYC "rules" want this light installed on your Dashboard where you would ...

    Updated 02-19-2019 at 03:32 PM by Loren Beach

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  3. Starboard (under) Side Deck Reveal

    Here are some pix of the underside of the starb. deck above the galley. I opened up this area two years ago to get at the wiring that goes thru there to the next area aft, the overhead in the hanging locker.
    At the time I was changing all of the bulbs out for new LED bulb assemblies. The original fixtures are still looking like new, FWIW.

    I needed to clean up the wiring that fed the bulkhead light and the light over the aft berth. Factory had used 3-way crimps for these wires ...

    Updated 02-13-2019 at 09:43 PM by Loren Beach

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  4. Lee Cloth "Quick Connect"

    Here is a little interior upgrade that I have been considering for a number of years. On our boat and many others, over the decades, I find that the attachment for the lee cloth is often fussy to deal with. Usually you are trying to secure yourself while the boat is rolling around and likely this is happening in darkness or with a dim red light at best.

    A metal snap shackle would certainly do the job, but inevitably it will bang around on the bulkhead, bunk edge or the varnished sole. ...

    Updated 11-29-2018 at 07:46 AM by Loren Beach

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  5. Marine Survey Check List

    I have known several surveyors over the decades. They answer my ill-informed questions with patience, and I believe that they could have been teachers had they chosen it.
    I was looking thru the web site for one of those folks, and thought that others here might like to consider (print out...) the list she uses as a general guide.
    It is a long list. A survey usually takes a full work day, and after that a written report with a lot of digital pix is prepared and conveyed to the purchaser ...

    Updated 09-21-2018 at 12:54 PM by Loren Beach

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