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    Christian Williams

    Ericson 38--Refit after Hawaii Cruise 2017

    I spent more than a year outfitting and preparing the 1984 E38 for this solo sail from LA to Oahu and return. I provided some new standing rigging, all new running rigging (except topping lift and...

    Christian Williams 08-26-2017 08:47 PM
    Kenneth K

    Mariah Part IV: Engine Monitoring Systems

    Before rebuilding my exhaust & cooling systems, I was alarmed at how easily the engine would warm up to 185 degrees, requiring me to back-down on the throttle and run at a lower speed. I was also...

    Kenneth K 08-14-2017 10:31 AM
    bgary

    Making do... oh, and a rendezvous (part 2)

    ....(continued from part 1)

    To get Makana home I knew I'd have to sail out of Langley, down a stretch of Saratoga Passage, across Possession Sound and into Everett. None of that seemed like a...

    bgary 08-09-2017 12:42 PM
    bgary

    Making do... oh, and a rendezvous (part 1)

    I've begun to think that a good part of "seamanship" might just center on being able to pick the least-bad option out of a spectrum of sucky choices...

    I spent a lot of time on Makana in June...

    bgary 08-09-2017 12:26 PM
    trickdhat

    A few more core pics

    sealing the deck penetrations meant removing some old hardware...unfortunately it was bedded in 5200. Northing worked until I found this stuff:


    The first layup. Note the shifted peel ply and...

    trickdhat 08-07-2017 09:50 AM
    trickdhat

    New Core...the wrong way I'm told

    [FONT=Calibri]The first step with replacing the core was identifying justhow much core was rotten. [SIZE=3][COLOR=#000000]As you canexpect, the affected area...

    trickdhat 08-05-2017 06:24 PM
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