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    Loren Beach

    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...

    Loren Beach 02-03-2019 02:26 PM
    kiwisailor

    Upgrade to Navigation Electronics to NMEA 2000 Instruments and AIS Class B

    I've just completed the final upgrade (famous last words?) to my boats electronics replacing all of the original Nexus Silva NMEA 0183 instruments with new Raymarine NMEA 2000/SeaTalkNG instruments...

    kiwisailor 01-14-2019 12:13 PM
    SeaDart

    "Tween'r" Handrail Project (Ericson 27)

    Aside from needing to replace most things still original, when I took possession of Tween'r the first thing identified as needing attention were the leaky handrails on the dog house. While...

    SeaDart 12-05-2018 06:44 AM
    Loren Beach

    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...

    Loren Beach 11-20-2018 03:48 PM
    SeaDart

    Me and "Tween'r" (Ericson 27)

    I've had a lot of boats during my 56 plus years of being on this earth, most of which have been sailboats. Sailing is my favorite. At age twelve we lived on a small 100 lake in north Alabama, Pine...

    SeaDart 11-18-2018 05:56 AM
    toddster

    Day Ten: Back In Black

    Wow, barely more than a week and already Arcturus is getting a little antsy about being out of the water so long... gonna be a long winter. Especially when he sees me taking Lil' Bote out to play....

    toddster 10-22-2018 04:39 PM
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    Loren Beach

    AC and DC Electrical Panels

    For someone, that's a good deal. Same appearance as the "newer model" breakers on our '88 panel. We have never (yet) had one fail.

    Loren Beach Today, 03:08 PM Go to last post
    Afrakes

    AC and DC Electrical Panels

    I harvested these panels off of the 86' E-28/2 my marina crushed last summer. They are in decent shape. I will test them fully for a serious party.

    Afrakes Today, 02:34 PM Go to last post
    mjsouleman

    GelCoat Scratches

    Ha, I love Boatworks Today. I have watched every espisode.

    MJS

    mjsouleman Today, 03:44 AM Go to last post
    Sati

    GelCoat Scratches

    I definitely didn't spend an entire evening recently watching this fellow thoroughly walk me through the gelcoat process. Nope, much too busy for that.

    Sati Yesterday, 10:25 PM Go to last post
    one21five

    Crealock 26

    The more I sail her the more I appreciate her design. A great boat.

    I complained earlier about having to go over the cabin top to reach

    one21five Yesterday, 10:12 PM Go to last post
    mjsouleman

    GelCoat Scratches

    Are there any suggestions for Gelcoat putty and applicaitons?

    MJS

    mjsouleman Yesterday, 06:33 PM Go to last post
    toddster

    Vinyl Wrapping instead of Repainting the Hull!!???

    Thanks. Right after I hit "send" I had to smile at myself - what are the odds that there are TWO boats like that in the state?
    There

    toddster Yesterday, 05:59 PM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    Beautiful Ugliness

    Having recently attended the Seattle Boat Show and looked at the odd designs, poor finish, and cheap materials of boats in that size range costing waaaay

    Loren Beach Yesterday, 05:47 PM Go to last post
    bigd14

    Vinyl Wrapping instead of Repainting the Hull!!???

    Toddster, that is the boat. Our friends kids decided it would be cool so they went for it. I don't think the goal was perfection, more like distraction

    bigd14 Yesterday, 05:03 PM Go to last post