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    Christian Williams

    Ericson 38 -- Ronstan Traveler Upgrade

    The traveler of a sailboat allows adjustment of the lateral position of the boom and therefore the angle of the mainsail to the wind. It controls twist, which allows air to spill from the upper sail....

    Christian Williams 01-12-2018 06:12 PM
    footrope

    Disassembly of the fixed port frame

    After taking the assembled port around looking for information or expertise and finding not much help (what is "window gimp" again?), I took the frame apart today. It was a very interesting procedure...

    footrope 01-10-2018 03:08 PM
    Loren Beach

    O-34 Table Bolt-Down and Front Brace

    I was removing the dining table today to make more room in the cabin for some upcoming work. Good opportunity to document the changes made that greatly stiffen its attachment to both sole and mast....

    Loren Beach 01-08-2018 10:55 PM
    footrope

    First Salon Fixed Port is removed ... that wasn't the plan

    The forward left fixed port was leaking around the outside of the frame, at both ends, at the corners. Removing the beauty ring on the inside last week was probably not a good idea in my case. I...

    footrope 01-03-2018 07:33 PM
    kiwisailor

    Repair Saturated Anchor Locker Lid

    When itís only 10f outside working on the boat is no fun. So time to bring the saturated anchor lid home and repair it in the garage in a barmy 40f.

    The lid was identified in the survey last year...

    kiwisailor 12-31-2017 12:40 PM
    Kenneth K

    Forespar MF850 Marelon Ball Valves

    I've replaced five Marelon ball valves on my '85 E32-3 since I bought the boat last year. It wasn't my explicit goal to change out so many valves, I only replaced the ones that stopped working. My...

    Kenneth K 12-16-2017 11:35 AM
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