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    Solar PV Setup

    In one of my previous blogs I had a request to write up about my solar PV setup. This site has been a godsend of information about my Ericson 38 and various projects that I've had to tackle so...

    kiwisailor 03-12-2018 04:45 AM

    Installation of Holding Tank Manual Pumpout & Head Anti-siphon Loop

    Late last season I had the pleasure of a sailing guest aboard the boat leave the head pump valve lever in the wet flush position and not in the dry bowl closed position - after having received...

    kiwisailor 03-11-2018 12:56 PM

    Saturated Anchor Locker Lid Repair - Part 2

    Following on from Part 1 of this blog the next day after the epoxy had cured I preceded to pre-cut out 2 layers of 6 oz fiberglass cloth, a sheet of 3.5mm plastic sheeting (used for covering floors...

    kiwisailor 03-07-2018 08:07 AM

    Saturated Anchor Locker Lid Repair - Part 1

    So over the last week I finally got around to completing the repairs to my saturated anchor locker lid. First off was the task of cleaning out the saturated balsa core and scoured back to the...

    kiwisailor 03-07-2018 07:48 AM

    First Fixed Port - Installed at Last

    Today we had a sunny 43F day at the marina. I scraped a little of last night's snow from the deck near the port opening and scrubbed and scraped the duct tape residue from the edges with mineral...

    footrope 02-22-2018 11:36 PM

    New Balmar 70A Alternator

    Back in late 2016 when I purchased my boat I never thought she would be a full blown project boat. So here we are during the 2nd winter on the hard doing more projects. After upgrading the solar PV...

    kiwisailor 02-20-2018 05:43 AM
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