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    The Mighty Tillermaster Autopilot On A Budget

    Among the items the prior owner of my first sailboat left for me when I bought it was an amazing little auto steering device called a Tillermaster. Over 10,000 of these grey, boxy little...

    Gregoryulrich 07-18-2014 03:31 PM
    Christian Williams

    Off to Hawaii

    Tomorrow I depart Marina del Rey for Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii. I am sailing solo, and looking for a passage of 22-25 days--or better, of course. The GC course is 2200NM, or 2500 statute miles.

    Christian Williams 07-01-2014 12:54 AM
    Loren Beach

    Carrying More Diesel

    I note that another blog here has illustrated a much nicer way to carry more diesel than my, um, traditional one -- light lines and lots of knots!
    Still, we did use a "rattle syphon" to move...

    Loren Beach 06-21-2014 11:00 PM
    Christian Williams

    Fuel Jugs, Bookshelf, Tell-Tale Compass

    Fuel jugs appear on deck when a cruiser needs the option to motor past his tank capacity. For the 32-3, that's 22 gallons, or 200 miles. The four 5-gallon containers shown roughly double the...

    Christian Williams 06-18-2014 08:21 PM
    Christian Williams

    Flotation for the Dinghy

    A good dinghy needs to serve many masters. I have no inflatable or outboard. No emergency life raft, either. So my 60-pound mahogany plywood Eastport pram needs to be a jack of all trades--sailboat,...

    Christian Williams 06-18-2014 01:10 PM

    Re-bedding chain plates

    Re-bedding and inspecting the chain-plates for the shrouds is another item off my master list. It has been a worry that I have been carrying around in my head for the last several years. I decided I...

    Shelman 06-08-2014 06:39 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts


    Legal successor Bruce King Design

    It is a pity that the project is such a beautiful boat can not be found .... because time goes by and the boats built in the 70s is not new ...

    papas Today, 12:58 PM Go to last post

    Hidden from view

    Attached pic shows how the forestay toggle connection is hidden by the SS cover. The cover can't be removed to inspect the toggle pin and nose piece holes

    footrope Today, 12:36 PM Go to last post

    Stainless Bolts, Aluminum pedestal Base (dissimilar metals)

    Even better!

    Shelman Today, 12:34 PM Go to last post

    Aluminum Bolts

    Edson uses aluminum bolts and nuts on their pedestals to avoid corrosion. Those bolts are available for purchase from Edson and fit the Yachting Specialties

    lbertran Today, 12:23 PM Go to last post


    I use a bit of lanacote on things that are only marginally important. If you really want to stem the corrosion you absolutely must isolate the dissimilar

    Shelman Today, 12:13 PM Go to last post

    New Sole


    I just completed this project. If you would like to discuss it. Send me a P.M.

    Wind Chaser E35-3 #187

    MMLOGAN Today, 12:09 PM Go to last post

    fuel filters

    Yep Iv'e tried going finer/smaller than 10 micron and it usually lasts about ten minutes before slowing the engine rpms down. I tried it again last week

    Shelman Today, 11:35 AM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    Project sailboat

    Parted out, that YS wheel base assembly might bring $500. Lead ballast has a significant value.
    And a reusable spar is worth a lot, too (albeit

    Loren Beach Today, 11:30 AM Go to last post

    Boom brake

    I did the same thing two weeks ago! I ran the line from one aft lower shroud chain plate, up to the 8 and then threaded it through the opposite chain

    Shelman Today, 11:24 AM Go to last post