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  1. NMEA 0183 Navigation Electronics Schematic

    When I purchased my E38 last year it came with an old Magellan first generation GPS (now removed), a working Garmin GPSMAP180 old style monochrome GPS/Chartplotter using Micro G Charts, as well as a NEXUS wind/depth/speed and instrument server system. Over the winter period I installed a Brookhouse iMux wifi multiplexer, Horizon GX2200 VHF radio, ICOM-M802 HF radio, Actisense NGW-1-STNG NMEA 2000 to 0183 gateway, and finally a Raymarine EVO-100 wheel pilot.

    Using the iMux multiplexer ...

    Updated 06-19-2017 at 02:17 PM by kiwisailor

  2. Time to come clean...Identifing rotten core

    The past few months I've noticed I've become of consumer of this page instead of a contributor. Although I check the page often and am actively working on Luffalee, I haven't posted much lately. One of the best things about this community is its made up of real people with a shared interest, not professional shipwrights writing articles on the absolute best way to compete a task. The result is a resource that's inclusive, a community that celebrates success and helps us laugh off failure. I ...
  3. Exhaust Riser/Elbow Replacement with Support Bracket

    As I mentioned in the previous post, I was unable to remove the bottom flange nut that held the exhaust flange on to the exhaust manifold. It wasn’t simply a case of the nut being frozen on the stud; there just wasn’t enough physical clearance to get a wrench-head between the bottom of the exhaust riser and the nut itself (i.e. the flange must have been bolted to the manifold before the riser was screwed onto the flange). (see photo #1)

    The first question for me was, did I want to ...

    Updated 06-11-2017 at 09:28 AM by Kenneth K

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  4. Alternator Bracket Replacement, Exhaust Riser Rebuild and More........

    The beginnings of this project came out of this post: (a Catalina 34 forum, but applicable to Universal M25/25XP engines)

    This post helped me realized that my hoped-for, turn-key, Ericson 32 wasn’t going to be quite so simple to own and operate as I had hoped, at least not initially. The applicable upgrades, for me, were the 1991 service bulletin for replacement of the alternator mounting bracket, and dealing ...

    Updated 06-11-2017 at 09:29 AM by Kenneth K (Reformatted the photos)

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  5. The Refitting of TRIOCHA- Bulkhead Rebuild Part 2

    Here are more photos of the bulkhead rebuild and the bilge painted. This was the first glimpse of what TRIOCHA will one day be. All bulkheads were built using the story stick method then cut out using a Dewalt jig saw on two saw horses. I got pretty good using that jigsaw and spent a lot of $$ on blades. Marine plywood makes short work of a quality blade. I bought some G10 fiberglass board and made through hull backing plates that were epoxied to the hull. The original wood backing plates had long ...
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