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    Kenneth K

    Mariah Part IV: Engine Monitoring Systems

    Before rebuilding my exhaust & cooling systems, I was alarmed at how easily the engine would warm up to 185 degrees, requiring me to back-down on the throttle and run at a lower speed. I was also...

    Kenneth K 08-14-2017 10:31 AM

    Making do... oh, and a rendezvous (part 2)

    ....(continued from part 1)

    I knew I'd have to sail out of Langley, down a stretch of Saratoga Passage and across Possession Sound to get back home. None of that seemed like a problem. But I...

    bgary 08-09-2017 12:42 PM

    Making do... oh, and a rendezvous (part 1)

    I've begun to think that a good part of "seamanship" might just center on being able to pick the least-bad option out of a spectrum of sucky choices...

    I spent a lot of time on Makana in June...

    bgary 08-09-2017 12:26 PM

    A few more core pics

    sealing the deck penetrations meant removing some old hardware...unfortunately it was bedded in 5200. Northing worked until I found this stuff:

    The first layup. Note the shifted peel ply and...

    trickdhat 08-07-2017 09:50 AM

    New Core...the wrong way I'm told

    [FONT=Calibri]The first step with replacing the core was identifying justhow much core was rotten. [SIZE=3][COLOR=#000000]As you canexpect, the affected area...

    trickdhat 08-05-2017 06:24 PM

    Gadgets Gone Wild

    Well this has gotten a bit out of hand. Arcturus' Electronics mash-up was collected piece by piece over the years. More than half of it from Craigslist or Ebay. This all started from a depth...

    toddster 06-24-2017 05:33 PM
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    E36 cutter


    We are from Canada and we just bought one (in fact the survey is scheduled for next Friday ).
    Will tell you next year as we plan

    Tof Today, 04:14 PM Go to last post
    e38 owner


    I believe my instruments were calibrated at the time. We had the original instruments on the boat. It was in the early 80's we had loran but no GPS

    e38 owner Today, 01:38 PM Go to last post

    My 1971 E29

    I find that my E29 sails fast when I'm between 15 to 17 percent heel. over 20% and boat slows down.
    Also best point of sail Beam Reach. I too

    frick Today, 12:33 PM Go to last post

    E38 Speed

    I've been pleasantly surprised just how fast my E38 can go. My sails, mostly the main, are fairly bagged out....but nothing beats a lazy Sunday sail with

    kiwisailor Today, 11:26 AM Go to last post

    E28+ jib hits spreader

    Don't make a structural change to your rig over something which is (probably) a trimming issue or (at worst) a sail-shape issue....


    bgary Today, 07:42 AM Go to last post

    Raw water pump - maintenance and spares?

    Epilog 38

    I put a new pump in. I used the -07 model instead of the -15 model for two reasons

    1) The bolts of the existing -07

    debonAir Today, 06:25 AM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    E28+ jib hits spreader

    I am not sure what you are asking. Most overlapping jibs will come in contact with a spreader tip if trimmed in too tight. That's why many boats have

    Loren Beach Yesterday, 09:08 PM Go to last post

    E28+ jib hits spreader

    Anyone else experiencing their jib leech hitting the spreader? Is my post-manufactured jib cut wrong? Might raise the spreader.

    rpm Yesterday, 08:59 PM Go to last post
    Kenneth K

    Maintenance of a Nibral Prop

    No, hadn't considered replacing it at all. Just wondered what the best treatment is before putting it back in the water........

    Kenneth K Yesterday, 07:47 PM Go to last post