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    kiwisailor

    Upgrade to Navigation Electronics to NMEA 2000 Instruments and AIS Class B

    I've just completed the final upgrade (famous last words?) to my boats electronics replacing all of the original Nexus Silva NMEA 0183 instruments with new Raymarine NMEA 2000/SeaTalkNG instruments...

    kiwisailor 01-14-2019 12:13 PM
    SeaDart

    "Tween'r" Handrail Project (Ericson 27)

    Aside from needing to replace most things still original, when I took possession of Tween'r the first thing identified as needing attention were the leaky handrails on the dog house. While...

    SeaDart 12-05-2018 06:44 AM
    Loren Beach

    Lee Cloth "Quick Connect"

    Here is a little interior upgrade that I have been considering for a number of years. On our boat and many others, over the decades, I find that the attachment for the lee cloth is often fussy to...

    Loren Beach 11-20-2018 03:48 PM
    SeaDart

    Me and "Tween'r" (Ericson 27)

    I've had a lot of boats during my 56 plus years of being on this earth, most of which have been sailboats. Sailing is my favorite. At age twelve we lived on a small 100 lake in north Alabama, Pine...

    SeaDart 11-18-2018 05:56 AM
    toddster

    Day Ten: Back In Black

    Wow, barely more than a week and already Arcturus is getting a little antsy about being out of the water so long... gonna be a long winter. Especially when he sees me taking Lil' Bote out to play....

    toddster 10-22-2018 04:39 PM
    toddster

    Day One: A real hoser

    Got the boat parked and leveled and thought I'd better get the slime cleaned off before it set up into some kind of bio-cement. The pressure washer "easily" removes all of the old CPP ablative...

    toddster 10-13-2018 06:04 PM