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    Loren Beach

    Forepeak Hull Ceilings, More Pix

    Just some pix of the project, finished except for some teak trims.

    Loren Beach 05-11-2017 04:25 PM
    Loren Beach

    Forepeak Hull Ceilings Completed

    Recently we did the final part of the project to install new insulated hull ceilings in the forepeak. As noted here previously, we used honeycomb panels from from the former Boeing Surplus Store in...

    Loren Beach 05-11-2017 04:21 PM
    Loren Beach

    Cleat Project Finished

    The new cleats are all in and luckily they covered up the epoxy filled holes left from the prior smaller cleats.
    The only finishing detail left for another day is gel coating the filled-in holes...

    Loren Beach 05-09-2017 09:43 PM
    toddster

    Yet another fixed port thread. Assembly

    I initially removed one of the small forward ports and took it to a local glass shop. They assured me that they could order-in replacement glass, and the total would be about $12 to maybe $40 for...

    toddster 05-09-2017 12:16 PM
    toddster

    Yet another fixed port thread. Removal

    This project was from a past season, but there seem to be a fresh crop of the perennial questions lately. I'm not sure if the photos I took add anything to the topic or not. The portlites on my...

    toddster 05-09-2017 11:17 AM
    Loren Beach

    New Deck Mooring Cleats

    The unusually snowy winter halted all of my winter projects for several months, and I got going on this cleat upgrade in March.
    While most EY boats of this size have fairly large cleats on each...

    Loren Beach 05-05-2017 09:57 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts

    Jenkins

    boom vang attachment - threads stripped

    I think the idea of the bars is a good one as I was somewhat daunted by the curved plate fabrication. But, I will go with aluminum bars drilled and tapped

    Jenkins Today, 02:31 AM Go to last post
    907Juice

    VHF cable?

    Thanks for the link. I looked at that page and a bunch of others and needed my dad to translate it into normal people speak. I went ahead and got it.

    907Juice Today, 12:13 AM Go to last post
    footrope

    Still hot

    Here is a progress photo. The back part of the original pan is temporarily in place after some minor trimming from the original cut. The aft bulkhead

    footrope Yesterday, 05:56 PM Go to last post
    G Kiba

    e29 Standing Rigging replacement

    Toddster,
    I'll bet there,s some regret there. Ugly! Like I said before, sometimes another boat is the right decision.

    G Kiba Yesterday, 01:39 PM Go to last post
    tenders

    boom vang attachment - threads stripped

    The idea of using threads to hold a solid vang onto a boom seems fundamentally flawed. Pop rivets are going to loosen too.

    I, being lazy,

    tenders Yesterday, 11:51 AM Go to last post
    kapnkd

    VHF cable?

    Hi "Juice",

    I checked with a longtime Navy retiree who was deeply into ham radio and used to own a 32' Owen Sailboat.
    He

    kapnkd Yesterday, 10:13 AM Go to last post
    paul culver

    e29 Standing Rigging replacement

    You asked:

    Has any one had a rigger advise them to install anything different than what is existing when replacing the shrouds/stays?

    paul culver Yesterday, 10:05 AM Go to last post
    Gary Holford

    VHF cable?

    I think the RG58 is pretty standard. FWIW when I changed mine (last week) I went with a low loss LMR-400 cable.

    Gary Holford Yesterday, 07:14 AM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    boom vang attachment - threads stripped

    Your intuition is correct. However, it does depend on the direction of the load.
    This is a situation where the attachment is really not suitable

    Loren Beach Yesterday, 06:36 AM Go to last post