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A little progress always feels good

Posted on Mon 12 April 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Galley, Systems - Rigging

This weekend the weather was nice and we actually made some progress.

Boat side, Dawn check off some good items:

  • Starboard water tank scrubbed, by hand, through those 4”-6” access ports. No she is not available to help on your boat !
  • Finished painting the hull areas under the chainplates …

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It’s all about the angles

Posted on Mon 05 April 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Electrical

Since I wrote the last post I was thinking about how to pull those damn wires. I was able to pull one of the wires tonight. I used the messenger line to pull the wire to the exit in the conduit and then I used a second messenger line that …


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Setbacks and Problems

Posted on Mon 05 April 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Deep Playa, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Electronics, Systems - Hull

This week was full of unexpected issues and problems and very little movement forward on projects.

It started out when we noticed the some leaking with our newly installed portlights, which is fine really, a bit of tweaking was expected. However the leak got into the new wood (which was …


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More Wiring

Posted on Thu 07 January 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Electronics, Systems - Rigging

I've been updating the drawing so it's more detailed than the original version. I'm getting to the point of needing to determine the number and size of things like terminal blocks, ring terminals, heat shrink tubing, etc.. Along with this I'm also getting ready to dry fit everything to the …


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Mast Wiring

Posted on Thu 17 December 2009 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Electronics

Mast Wiring

I was going a little crazy trying to remember all of the things we’re wiring into the mast and what kind of wire they needed so I drew it up.

Included in this simple not to scale drawing (my spreaders are not mid-mast) are the wires for the NMEA …


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Lots of stuff on the masthead

Posted on Thu 10 December 2009 in articles • Tagged with Navigation, Projects, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Electronics

I plan to put a Maretron NMEA 2000 weather station on my masthead and replace my incandescent bulb nav lights with this ORCA Green Machine LED navanchor light. Everything seems great but now I’m thinking how am I going to get these two on the masthead and not have …


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Dive! Dive! Dive!

Posted on Tue 21 July 2009 in articles • Tagged with Electrolysis, Geek, Systems - Electrical

OK, we’re not in a submarine about to be imploded by a depth charge, we just need to have new zincs put on our prop shaft. Phil checked and verified we had no zincs remaining and then cleaned the shaft while snorkeling over the 4th of July weekend. He …


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Plumbing Upgrade and Starter complete

Posted on Sun 07 June 2009 in articles • Tagged with Pearson 424, Projects, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Engine, Systems - Plumbing, Westerbeke

Raw Water Strainer

This weekend I finished installing the starter. Along the way I decided to replace the bonding wire on the starter to the v-drive with tinned wire because the existing wire was corroded. As I was doing this, I also decided to replace the bonding wire from the v-drive to the …


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Flu Impacts Productivity

Posted on Fri 06 March 2009 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Composting Toilet, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Hull, Systems - Plumbing

Two weeks ago I took off work on Friday to work on a bunch of projects one of which included using epoxy and I wanted to take advantage of the warmer weather and have an extra day to get things done. That Friday went pretty well and I worked on …


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Installation Weekend

Posted on Tue 10 February 2009 in articles • Tagged with Interior, Pearson 424, Projects, Deep Playa, Systems - Electrical, Systems - Entertainment

This past weekend was a good one in terms of getting things. It started out with a personal economic stimulus package when we dropped some coin at Fisheries for supplies. Mostly I stocked up on spare filters, electrical wiring components and 100’ of wire I’ll use when I put …


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