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    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

    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:


    ignacio 11-30-2017 06:27 PM

    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

    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

    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
    Christian Williams

    Ericson 38--Fuel Injectors Service

    Small diesels are renowned for their simplicity. They have no ignition system and in a pinch they'll run on cooking oil. Diesel fuel doesn't aspire to be napalm, and unlike gasoline feels...

    Christian Williams 10-07-2017 03:54 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts

    Loren Beach

    Quarter berth cushion

    Reiterating something that I have nattered on about, previously...
    Be sure to get a firm enough "foam weight" (i.e. density) that will

    Loren Beach Today, 08:20 PM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    Quarter berth cushion

    You could take the cover to any bedding/foam shop and they'd be glad to cut the foam for you, and show you firmness options.

    For my 4"

    Christian Williams Today, 08:10 PM Go to last post

    Quarter berth cushion

    My 27 didn't come with a quarter berth cushion but did have a nice cover for one that matches my other upholstery. I would like to have a new cushion

    Merchey Today, 06:33 PM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    Cheap Boat was Not a Bargain

    Rename the boat Sherene.

    I tell you, this solution came to me only recently. My current boat honors a jazz musician nobody could follow

    Christian Williams Today, 05:03 PM Go to last post

    Cheap Boat was Not a Bargain

    I should add another formula that shows how my wife's happiness appears to be inversely proportional to how much I "invest" in the boat.

    kiwisailor Today, 12:39 PM Go to last post

    Cheap Boat was Not a Bargain

    So that formula reduces to:
    Total Cost = SalePrice ( (BoatAge/50) + 1)

    Or in other words, the cost beyond the sale price of the

    tenders Today, 12:07 PM Go to last post

    Polars for E32-3

    Great information all, thanks. @e38 owner, you mentioned that COG angles would be wider because they would include leeway. It seems to me that leeway

    RHenegar Today, 09:29 AM Go to last post

    The Empirical Boat Buying Formula Secret Revealed!

    After a years worth of research and real world application I have strong empirical evidence that the total cost of boat owning formula is as follows:

    kiwisailor Today, 05:51 AM Go to last post

    Ho! Ho! Ho!

    It's that season again! In fact, only 10 days left for you guys like me who detest shopping. So far, I've found a neckless at Costco for $499,999.00.

    supersailor Yesterday, 07:05 PM Go to last post