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    Connections and catharsis

    I'm an idiot.

    Let's just get that out of the way from the start.

    I used to think I was fairly bright. Recent evidence to the contrary makes it fairly hard to cling to that belief.

    Case in...

    bgary 06-17-2016 09:02 AM
    Christian Williams

    Bilge Pump Systems and Considerations

    What are bilge pumps for?

    I admit that for the first half of my life I figured they were there to keep the boat from sinking. But of course, they won't. Not even the manual Whale diaphragm that...

    Christian Williams 06-15-2016 10:06 PM

    Exhaust system photos, part 2

    This photo is a little harder to understand, so I'll explain. First, it should be rotated to the right 90 degrees, but I couldn't get that to happen. The left side of the picture should be up. ...

    Leander 06-14-2016 05:50 PM

    Exhaust system, descriptive photos

    This is the start of the exhaust system. This is a photo into the engine compartment, which is mounted center cabin in my boat, under a settee, just port of midline. I am looking astern and...

    Leander 06-14-2016 05:28 PM

    Schematic comment

    In the diagram, "R.E.H." means "reinforced 1.5" exhaust hose, black"

    Leander 06-14-2016 04:49 PM

    Exhaust system schematic and photos

    This is a schematic image of my exhaust system. I have an Ericson 35-2, hull#228 from 1972. Original engine was Atomic 4, with center cabin installation. About 2006, prior owner put in Universal...

    Leander 06-14-2016 04:47 PM
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