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Chain Locker Bulkhead Design and Material Issues

Posted on Wed 08 December 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Ground Tackle, Systems - Hull

Preparing to make a huge mess

I’m hemming and hawing a bit on the chain locker bulkhead. I need to make a removable panel that keeps the chain and water out of the v-berth. There probably won’t ever be any substantial amount of water in the chain locker, just the normal mess from brining …


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Replacing gate valve with proper seacock

Posted on Mon 22 November 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Hull, Systems - Plumbing

Gate valve

On the left is a shot of the original thru-hull for my shower sump. It has a bronze thru hull with a gate (common household hose bib) type valve. It is situated above the waterline unless you’re on a port tack then it’s well underwater. I don’t …


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DIY Seacock Installation

Posted on Fri 19 November 2010 in articles • Tagged with Classes and Workshops, Projects, Systems - Hull, Systems - Plumbing

I’m in the middle of replacing a gate valve on my boat with a proper seacock and thought I’d share this video from Forespar. It does an excellent job of showing step by step what you need to do.


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Windlass Update

Posted on Fri 12 November 2010 in articles • Tagged with Fiberglass, Projects, Systems - Ground Tackle

Board to fill the anchor locker door
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Saturday morning we’re going back into the yard to have the foredeck fiberglass work completed. I’ve done a lot of the prep work, but I want this structural work to …


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Sailrite LSZ-1 Sewing Machine

Posted on Thu 11 November 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Tools, Web Stuff

I’m in the market for an LSZ-1 if you’re selling one contact me! I was looking at an older unit on online and contact Matt at Sailrite who sent me this great video about the difference between the version 1 and 2 of their machines. Also, here’s …


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Chain Locker and updates

Posted on Sat 25 September 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Ground Tackle

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I spent a few hours grinding out the chain locker to remove the old loose gelcoat (maybe it’s paint?) and to get to clean fiberglass where the floor of the locker will be installed. It was a messy job. Most of it done while kneeling in the v-berth and …


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Windlass Project is ramping up

Posted on Fri 24 September 2010 in articles • Tagged with Fiberglass, Projects, Systems - Ground Tackle, Systems - Hull

Preparing to make a huge
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DSC_8889]({static}../images/old_flickr/orig/5145201624.jpg "DSC_8889")This week I got a quote on the work to create a proper chain locker. That estimate was higher than I thought it was going to be so I’ve started …


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Making a windlass plan of attack – Step one: Pontificate

Posted on Wed 18 August 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Ground Tackle

I have and plan on reusing the Lofrans Progress that came with my boat. The motor is the same large one that comes with the Tigres.

You may remember that my windlass was originally mounted so far aft that the hawse pipe went through the v-berth and into the decommissioned …


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Maretron NMEA 2000 Network and Instruments Installations

Posted on Fri 06 August 2010 in articles • Tagged with Maretron, NMEA 2000, Projects, Systems - Electronics

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There’s a shot of my Maretron DSM250 (in red on block mode) displaying data from my NMEA 200 network I finished roughing in last night (or I guess this morning) about 0200. I’m calling it a rough-in …


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Dawn up the mast

Posted on Tue 03 August 2010 in articles • Tagged with Destinations - Shilshole Bay Marina, Projects, Systems - Rigging

Here’s a shot of Dawn at the masthead installing the stop on the sail track as the sun sets at Shilshole Bay Marina. You can see a close-up here.

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I would have installed it when the mast was …


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