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    When your wife demands that you spend $3,300 on the boat you don't argue. (at least not for long)
    Yup I was a bit reluctant to drop the coin on this one, but she was very persuasive, she kept...

    Shelman 10-21-2016 11:17 AM

    Lightening ground part 2

    Now that I had my grounding plate installed I went to work on the mast top rod/aeriel and all the bits between them. The rod its self I made from a 2.5' length of 1/2" aluminum rod that I Rounded...

    Shelman 10-18-2016 11:31 AM

    Lightening Grounding

    I know what your thinking... There is no lightening risk in Oregon right? Yes, Yes that's true, But I just gave notice at work and I'll be leaving at the end of the year for sunny Florida! We're...

    Shelman 10-18-2016 11:10 AM

    teak stanchion fittings

    After removing we found the stanchion mounts in perfect condition. they are carved from the teak cap rail itself! We were worried that it was going to be ugly under there!

    The gate stanchions...

    SpicePacket 10-17-2016 01:22 PM

    chasing leaks under the cap rail and stanchions

    We had some surprises with the first heavy rains. the most persistent leak from gate stanchions was worsening. off with the headliner and mahogany planks! What we discovered gave us confidence in the...

    SpicePacket 10-10-2016 06:11 PM

    L/R Dorade boxes sealed

    This project is not going very fast, but it's going ok. It's not near the top of the list, but it needs to get done before the headliner project starts this winter. Over the past few weeks I've...

    footrope 10-03-2016 10:15 AM
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    Phil Rushing


    Christian, sounds like you were on my boat one day but you changed the names to protect the innocent. Thanks for the laugh!

    Phil Rushing Yesterday, 11:50 PM Go to last post

    To sail or not to sail?

    Yes, plan B. My plan B was going down to the marina and taking a nap on her whilst she rocked me. Slept like a log for 2 hrs.

    alcodiesel Yesterday, 07:51 PM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    Lots of Amps

    I have not heard of a 190 amp alternator before.
    Lordy.... the wiring must be Huge.

    Loren Beach Yesterday, 03:49 PM Go to last post

    High Output Alternator Repair

    The 190-amp alternator is installed and works well. I did have to split the case open after the first installation attempt and rotate the rear housing,

    footrope Yesterday, 03:08 PM Go to last post

    E29 displacement

    I have always gone with the 8500 figure. One travellift operator claimed that it weighed more than 10,000, empty, but I think that's probably plus or

    toddster Yesterday, 11:51 AM Go to last post


    I should add that the Fein Multimaster with straight blade has once again proved its worth. We started out with chisels and prybars and after 15 minutes

    bigd14 Yesterday, 11:33 AM Go to last post
    Frank Langer

    E30+ TAFG Structure

    Thanks for posting these pics!
    You wondered why they didn't gelcoat under the settee, but on our 1984 E30+, there is no gelcoat

    Frank Langer Yesterday, 11:33 AM Go to last post

    To sail or not to sail?

    Gusts to the mid 30s in Rock Hall. Plan "B" implemented.

    GrandpaSteve Yesterday, 11:09 AM Go to last post

    Not for the Faint of Heart

    Wow. This is an E36RH, correct? It's been out of the water since the bottom was peeled? I haven't used vacuum bagging before? You had to wait for the

    tenders Yesterday, 11:00 AM Go to last post