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    Rewiring an E27 Part 2 - AC Design

    I spent several evenings reading Nigel Calder's "Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual" to augment what I know and understand AC grounding in boats (not exactly the same as a house). Then I...

    ilnadi 08-31-2015 11:38 PM

    Rewiring an E27 Part 1 - research and development

    It started innocently enough, a few weeks after we bought her. Just replace the shore-power connector in the cockpit with the broken flip cover. Actually, be cheap and just replace the cover.


    ilnadi 08-31-2015 10:28 PM

    Cockpit Cushions

    Iíve been considering for some time now making a set of cockpit cushions. I didnít want to screw it up, so I first tried a few different projects to get a feel for sewing, which I only just picked...

    ignacio 08-21-2015 04:41 PM
    Christian Williams

    Copckpit Coaming Trim Piece

    The teak surround of the cockpit coaming locker is a simple yet confounding piece of trim. For three years mine defied improvement by sanding, gluing, bleaching and oiling. It was built of teak...

    Christian Williams 08-21-2015 04:19 PM

    Basa Core Repair: Side Decks Part-2 "Build Back"

    Greeetings fellow Vikings! At last comes the build back of the side decks and with great excitement we realize that we are nearing the end of the balsa core replacement on the deck!!!! After the...

    olsenjohn 08-19-2015 05:41 PM

    Balsa Core Repair: Side Decks Part-1 "Cut Out"

    With the successful cockpit sole and foredeck core replacement we felt confident enough to plunge into the side decks. They looked to be a challenge given the combinations of curves and slopes,...

    olsenjohn 08-10-2015 06:01 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts

    Pat O'Connell

    Boat Shoes

    Hi Respected Sailors.. I was on the boat ystdy thinking about this boat shoe issue. The actual problem is disguised. We are not sailing enough! We

    Pat O'Connell Today, 07:34 AM Go to last post

    knock knock

    the pink paper towel appears to be a leaking threaded port not utilized; just plugged. I found thread sealer at Advance Auto parts for threads that are

    EGregerson Today, 12:02 AM Go to last post


    I attached a pic of mine; I'd say u have a whole new tank. I'd try to find out the company that did the install. There might be a crack in the tank inlet

    EGregerson Yesterday, 11:55 PM Go to last post

    fuel leak

    This set up doesn't look like my 87 E34; i'd say yours has been re worked; looks like an electric fuel gage. My original hose began leaking into the

    EGregerson Yesterday, 11:36 PM Go to last post

    main halyard

    I have lines led back; the boat came that way; I thot it was great. But I usually stand at the mast to raise the main. I have mast steps and the halyard

    EGregerson Yesterday, 10:56 PM Go to last post

    Thanks Brass!

    I love the lines of this boat, and the woodwork down below is really in great shape. But the head liner is falling down, and I'm sure there is water

    Mack Yesterday, 10:50 PM Go to last post

    Running main halyard aft to cockpit

    When I purchased Emerald, all halyards were on the mast. I ran them aft, but left the winches and cleats on the mast. I do 98% of it from the cockpit,

    Emerald Yesterday, 09:21 PM Go to last post

    Running main halyard aft to cockpit

    All the lines on my 1985 30+ (#665) were already led back tothe cockpit when I bought her. The starboardside main halyard runs down through a block,

    KanH Yesterday, 06:39 PM Go to last post

    Running main halyard aft to cockpit

    I have a hybrid: A jam cleat at the mast with the halyard led back to the cockpit winch. I've never timed it, but I'll bet the main goes up in about

    gadangit Yesterday, 06:23 PM Go to last post