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    toddster

    It's GrrrATE!

    The plywood bilge hatches have needed replacement for a while. They're dirty, stained, and delaminating. Not a huge project - they're just 12-inch plywood squares with a lip routed around the edge. ...

    toddster 10-21-2017 06:28 PM
    CPeregord

    Headed to buy a new boat!

    In one hour my daughter and I will be driving 4 hours to buy a 35' Mark ll. I was supposed to head down to get it yesterday, which coincidentally was Leif Erikson Day (omgit would have been...

    CPeregord 10-10-2017 07:46 AM
    Christian Williams

    Ericson 38--Fuel Injectors Service

    Small diesels are renowned for their simplicity. They have no ignition system and in a pinch they'll run on cooking oil. Diesel fuel doesn't aspire to be napalm, and unlike gasoline feels...

    Christian Williams 10-07-2017 03:54 PM
    toddster

    Mystery Of The Century?

    While I was grubbing around in the bilge the other day, I had finally had enough. The engine tray/sump in my E29 drained to the bilge through a tiny 1/4" limber hole. Occasionally, disgusting blobs...

    toddster 10-03-2017 06:10 PM
    toddster

    New Atomic-Four Engine Panel

    So many projects to do on Arcturus. However, this summer I seem to have developed a new vice - on those windless days that are meant for boat projects, I've mostly gone stand-up paddle boarding...

    toddster 09-25-2017 06:12 PM
    SpicePacket

    New Sails For Spice Packet

    Kerry Poe of North Sails came down to figure out the reefing. The big rake of the luff requires the hanks float on what he called a 'jackline'. Getting the tension right on that, tight enough so that...

    SpicePacket 09-23-2017 11:19 AM
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