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    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 Yesterday 11:35 AM
    footrope

    Dorade and Salon Leak update

    The rainy days since I started the second dorade box repair and taped it all closed have verified that the leak near the dinette/head bulkhead is probably (mostly) from there. Seven of the eight snap...

    footrope 12-07-2017 12:27 AM
    ignacio

    V-Berth Remodel

    I was tired of seeing ugly old white vinyl stained by 40+ years of who-knows-what. Time to get rid of it and replace it with something warmer and inviting. But first to decide features:

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    ignacio 11-30-2017 06:27 PM
    footrope

    Dorade Box Sealing - Next Part

    They're all back together and I've been waiting for the proof that the fix worked. Seattle's rains have returned and now I have some answers.

    Repairs and sealing. I glassed in a new floor in the...

    footrope 11-24-2017 09:17 PM
    toddster

    It's GrrrATE!

    The plywood bilge hatches have needed replacement for a while. They're dirty, stained, and delaminating. Not a huge project - they're just 12-inch plywood squares with a lip routed around the edge. ...

    toddster 10-21-2017 06:28 PM
    CPeregord

    Headed to buy a new boat!

    In one hour my daughter and I will be driving 4 hours to buy a 35' Mark ll. I was supposed to head down to get it yesterday, which coincidentally was Leif Erikson Day (omgit would have been...

    CPeregord 10-10-2017 07:46 AM
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