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    The Mighty Tillermaster Autopilot On A Budget

    Among the items the prior owner of my first sailboat left for me when I bought it was an amazing little auto steering device called a Tillermaster. Over 10,000 of these grey, boxy little...

    Gregoryulrich 07-18-2014 03:31 PM
    Christian Williams

    Off to Hawaii

    Tomorrow I depart Marina del Rey for Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii. I am sailing solo, and looking for a passage of 22-25 days--or better, of course. The GC course is 2200NM, or 2500 statute miles.

    Christian Williams 07-01-2014 12:54 AM
    Loren Beach

    Carrying More Diesel

    I note that another blog here has illustrated a much nicer way to carry more diesel than my, um, traditional one -- light lines and lots of knots!
    Still, we did use a "rattle syphon" to move...

    Loren Beach 06-21-2014 11:00 PM
    Christian Williams

    Fuel Jugs, Bookshelf, Tell-Tale Compass

    Fuel jugs appear on deck when a cruiser needs the option to motor past his tank capacity. For the 32-3, that's 22 gallons, or 200 miles. The four 5-gallon containers shown roughly double the...

    Christian Williams 06-18-2014 08:21 PM
    Christian Williams

    Flotation for the Dinghy

    A good dinghy needs to serve many masters. I have no inflatable or outboard. No emergency life raft, either. So my 60-pound mahogany plywood Eastport pram needs to be a jack of all trades--sailboat,...

    Christian Williams 06-18-2014 01:10 PM

    Re-bedding chain plates

    Re-bedding and inspecting the chain-plates for the shrouds is another item off my master list. It has been a worry that I have been carrying around in my head for the last several years. I decided I...

    Shelman 06-08-2014 06:39 PM
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    Wefco rubrail

    [QUOTE=pcb don;45355]I'm going to be installing the Wefco rubrail on my E27


    Can you tell me which Wefco rubrail profile

    73jagman Today, 09:06 PM Go to last post

    Making a trundle on an ericson 27

    3/4" acx, epoxy coated and formica on top. It had just a bit of flex originally but the teak edge board was not nearly as tall as the one pictured

    Shelman Today, 08:14 PM Go to last post

    Diesel advice needed

    Today winds were behind us at 5 knots or less. We motored with the jib out for about 25 miles. Water 67, RH 55%. This is what it looked like.

    lnill Today, 07:44 PM Go to last post
    e38 owner

    E 38 hull drawings

    I have a trailer for my 38 and am looking to readjust the pads
    does anyone have a hull drawing

    e38 owner Today, 06:17 PM Go to last post

    Forgot one thing

    I'm thinking about recessing a couple of those felt floor protectors on the bottom of the board to protect the fiberglass on the sette.

    Schoolboyheart Today, 02:40 PM Go to last post

    I like em both

    Both of those are good ideas, I'll have to see what will work best. The barrel bolts seem easiest to me.

    im curious what the thickness of

    Schoolboyheart Today, 02:37 PM Go to last post

    Making a trundle on an ericson 27

    my E-26 has barrel bolts at either end to secure the slider in both the out and in positions. also the middle peg-leg isn't required and wasn't part of

    Shelman Today, 01:44 PM Go to last post


    thanks for the recommendation. Watched it with the wife, we really enjoyed it!

    Shelman Today, 01:36 PM Go to last post
    Dan Callen

    V belt

    Loren- Please excuse the spelling error but thanks for the response. I have one of those belts so I will put it to good use. Appreciate the info. Thanks,

    Dan Callen Today, 01:23 PM Go to last post