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This project started with a sigh. The little I know about yacht distribution panels is more than I wish I knew, and a glance suggested hours of tedium ahead. The panel was crammed, every wire hard...
Well I finally got to go sailing yesterday afternoon with the new EV-100 (Raymarine tiller autopilot) and compare it to the TP-22 (Simrad tiller pilot) and man what a difference there is between ...
My Simrad TP-22 steers the boat alright under most circumstances, but it struggles in a following or quartering sea, and doesn't react fast enough to keep the boat on course in those conditions. I am...
As my future plans include some time away from the dock I had to chose between solar, wind, or additional alternator power.
Solar won out fairly quickly as the best option, but I didn't want to...
She is moored for now in Tomahawk Bay Marina in Portland OR. We would love to meet a sistership!
This project is turning into kind of a dog. I finally starting tackling the deck hardware - starting at the pointy end. Not one bit of this stuff was ever potted properly or ever had any kind of...
Dear friend, The only reason I removed the chrome on mine is that the majority of hardware on our boat is bronze and it was more in keeping to follow
Just completing the 2nd summer with the new Foss Foam (California) rudder hung beneath Shoe String, a 1989 Olson 34. Several points & observations
Yesterday was my halyard hitch day. I generally use bowlines. I do like the halyard hitch for halyards. It looks cleaner and compact. I am not sure
That was my belief also, about the outback until yesterday.
I was over canvases and undercooked. Settings I thought were tight looked
Does anyone know about removing the Marna MB10A or Volvo Penta MB10A motor and replacing with an Atomic 4 engine. Any advice?
>>>>The Marelon valves were frozen open and could not be fully closed. And in trying to cycle them I made the poorly fitting plastic ball
I built a new rudder based on a picture from Foss Foam like you have shown for my 1970 E29 tall rig. SO MUCH better handling when the wind pipes up with
Hey Bruce! 5 minute of destruction = 10 hours of reconstruction. The reconstruction deficit is growing by leaps and bounds.
Thanks for all the great replies. Until now I wasn't aware that thoughts of thru hulls could lead to an existential crisis!
Shelman I like