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  1. Working through it

    This girl needed a real new lease on life. It needed a new backbone..err mast compression post step. It needed a new sole. We could rebuild her... we do have the technology. She could be more than just 'no problem.' She could be spectacular.

    I'm a big fan of electric motors, and with a high capacity 48v propulsion bank we could go to electric cooking...remove the explosives from the boat. My risk-adverse nature likes that.

    I had a plan. It was a systems oriented plan, ...

    Updated Today at 07:02 AM by texlan

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  2. New beginnings

    Even though I'd stepped back, I did manage to, over a year or so, finish out the new sump and engine bay pretty nicely, and even got the nuisance pump (A whale 320 gulper with air pressure switch) installed. I keep a 5 AH RC lithium pack on it for now, to handle the occasional small leak when it rains, though the # of leaks keep getting smaller lately.. it's very encouraging.
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    I fashioned new laminated engine stringers, ...

    Updated Yesterday at 10:56 PM by texlan

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  3. More Debuilding and some scope..

    I was starting to feel pretty good about the sump situation,

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    but once you start cutting, it becomes an addiction. There was the Great Rotten Galley Removal of '17..
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    The delaminated cabin sole liner..
    1/3rd way through cleaning here.. (PS when using mineral spirits, wear a vapor respirator. I got sick for 3 days after a half hour of this..)
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  4. More Problems -- Debuilding.

    So No Problem needed to come clean about it's past, and if I was ever to get my soon to be wife to come aboard, I had to fix the petrole-mold smell. Unfortunately, much of it was not visible due to the liner arrangement. A couple of biopsies did not go well..

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    The keel sump had been filled with lead ingots and haphazardly glassed and filled with "great stuff"-like foam. This was of course never going to work, and I also wanted to ...
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  5. "No Problem"

    I guess it's time to introduce "No Problem," the ~1971 Ericson 29 Tall (double spreader model with inboard lowers) hull #8 I picked up two years ago and began to re(build)fit. There will be quite a few chapters in this blog due to the sheer volume of work going into her.

    I want to preface this with the assertion that one should never rebuild an old boat if one wants to sail. I have the distinction of having a '91 Macgregor 26s in a slip at the local lake, so I can still ...

    Updated 12-09-2019 at 06:08 PM by texlan

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