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    Loren Beach

    A "Well-Balanced" Olson 34

    Every winter we empty out our drinking water tanks and clean and dry them out. While our boat probably will not freeze up inside, it's best to take no chances. We pump the pressure water system until...

    Loren Beach 11-26-2015 06:21 PM

    Outboard Engine Panel

    The latest improvement to my Ericson 25 is the addition of a small instrument panel for the outboard engine. It all started with the desire for a small inboard engine. From our chartering...

    olsenjohn 11-09-2015 06:00 PM

    Interior Cushions

    I just installed 10 of my 13 newly-created cushions. Well, the covers at least, since I re-used the old foam material, which still looked pretty good to me. The fabric on many cushions was ripped...

    ignacio 11-03-2015 07:21 PM
    Christian Williams

    Digitizing Old Sailing Movies, Slides and Tapes

    In many households a moldy cardboard box contains 8 mm home movies, faded VHS tapes, piles of VHS-C from early video cameras, and other analog records from when the world was young and telephones had...

    Christian Williams 11-03-2015 04:28 PM

    Hull Stripping

    Once the boat was in my bay and on it's stands the work could begin. Since the hull had such severe blistering and I knew I had to do extensive osmosis repair, I wanted to get the hull stripped so it...

    Swanie 10-28-2015 04:44 PM

    Transport Day

    After a week of disassembling the exterior hardware and doing some preliminary cleaning the day came to load her up on the transport truck and haul her north. Everything went very smooth and the...

    Swanie 10-28-2015 04:16 PM
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