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    toddster

    Day One: A real hoser

    Got the boat parked and leveled and thought I'd better get the slime cleaned off before it set up into some kind of bio-cement. The pressure washer "easily" removes all of the old CPP ablative...

    toddster 10-13-2018 05:04 PM
    toddster

    Up, Up, and Away!

    So there I was, getting the boat ready for a Fall cruise down the Big River, when one of my dock neighbors came by. "Say, are you going to leave that boat in the water all winter? 'Cause some of us...

    toddster 10-12-2018 09:21 PM
    csoule13

    Varnish - Le Tonkinois edition

    We have two boats in the family now, Discovery, a 1983 Ericson 30+, and a 1978 Cape Dory 27. Both excellent boats, but both very different. The CD has a ton of exterior teak which the PO said point...

    csoule13 10-12-2018 03:36 PM
    Christian Williams

    E38--Helm Jump Seat

    Can there be a solution without a problem? Good question. Maybe that's why I have all these unused solutions lying around and taking up space.

    Visibility at the helm is fine on the E38,...

    Christian Williams 10-11-2018 02:03 PM
    Kenneth K

    Last Year's Winter Projects

    And so it goes with owning a boat. As in these are “winter projects” from last winter; things I’m just now finishing up months later than planned. The winter list was something like this:
    - Alter...

    Kenneth K 10-02-2018 09:36 PM
    toddster

    How not to retrofit a hatch: Installation

    The new Lewmar hatch fit into the new opening without much fuss. Next, we drill seventeen holes for the mounting screws. The directions say that the screws on the hinge-side must be through-bolted,...

    toddster 09-23-2018 01:59 PM
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