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New Portlights

Posted on Mon 22 February 2010 in Destinations - Port Townsend, Interior, Projects, Systems - Hull

When we bought our Pearson 424, we knew right off the bat we had to replace the portlights and the teak eyebrow trim along the outsides of the cabin top. The existing portlights were old and leaked causing the interior teak veneer to delaminate, no structural issues. The plastic windows …

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Cleaning the Tanks

Posted on Tue 16 February 2010 in Projects, Systems - Plumbing

The fresh water system was less that sterile when we bought the boat and we've done a lot of work to raise our water quality. I’ve already talked about replacing all of the plumbing hoses throughout the boat, new faucets, shower, installing a system wide water filter, etc. The …

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It’s like a brand new ice box

Posted on Thu 11 February 2010 in Pearson 424, Systems - Galley


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I knew the previous owner had reduced the size of the ice box, many cruisers do that. He did this by adding several layers of 2” foam insulation and then starboard on top of that. There was also a huge void in the bottom of the refrigerator that had …

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Splashdown !

Posted on Thu 11 February 2010 in Pearson 424, Projects

Tuesday evening we put Deep Playa back in the water sans rig!! She only spurted a little while I tightened up the stuffing box, which is to be expected since you don’t want to tighten it “too much” and you can’t tell if it’s “too loose” until …

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Seattle Boat Show 2010 - Visit report

Posted on Sun 31 January 2010 in Boat Shows

The boat show is much improved over last years noticeably smaller event. The show is more fleshed out and I believe there are more new seminars than in years past, but I've not done my spreadsheet magic to verify that. Saturday Dawn and I focused on walking the floor and …

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Seattle Boat Show 2010

Posted on Sat 30 January 2010 in Boat Shows

The Boat show started yesterday and today will be day one of a multiday journey to the show. If you're not alread, check us out on Twitter at @DeepPlaya. I'll be sending out pics of cool things and comments on the show and seminars. Also check out the hashtag #seabtshw …

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Quick list of successes

Posted on Sun 24 January 2010 in Projects

We’ve been working pretty hard this weekend and got through the following list of things:

  • The new prop shaft from The Prop Shop, Ltd is installed !! It’s very shiny. The prop has been dry fit and hand tightened I need a couple of 12” wrenches to tighten it …

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Additional Baby Steps

Posted on Fri 22 January 2010 in Destinations - Port Townsend, Projects, Systems - Rigging

Dawn and I went to Port Townsend, WA last weekend. We unfortunately did not sail instead we took the land dinghy (Subaru Forester) and all of our standing rigging and chain plates to Port Townsend Rigging to have it inspected and plan for its replacement. Port Townsend Rigging comes highly …

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Local Knowledge: Fisheries Supply Inventory

Posted on Tue 19 January 2010 in Geek

Here’s a little tip for you locals here in Seattle. The Fisheries Supply online store which can tell you if things are in stock does not actually reflect what is in stock. I’m not sure how they built their system with out doing that right. But I called …

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Get your HAM On !

Posted on Tue 12 January 2010 in Amateur Radio, Classes and Workshops

If you want to get your Amateur Radio LIcense (AKA HAM Radio). The Mike and Key Club ARC is having their annual electronics show and flea market on 6 March 2010.

To register for exams call 425-788-0452 or email ag7t@arrl.net

To get ready for your exam I recommend …

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