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Marking the rode

Posted on Fri 27 May 2011 in articles • Tagged with Systems - Ground Tackle

When we got to Poulsbo last weekend, we were using the ground tackle for the first time we weren’t sure we were going to be able to decipher the marking system we’d done months before. We actually had no clue what we done. However, once the chain started …


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New Chain Locker and Windlass Relocation Complete

Posted on Thu 30 December 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Ground Tackle

Before After
Foredeck Before
Main Berth Before
After

Tonight we marked the chain and loaded it into our new chain locker with the windlass. This project has been over a year in the making since it was November 2009 when we removed the windlass from it’s original location and closed up the holes in the …


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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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Windlass Update

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

Board to fill the anchor locker door
hole]({static}../images/old_flickr/orig/5145201624.jpg "Board to fill the anchor locker door hole by deepplaya, on Flickr")

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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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
mess]({static}../images/old_flickr/orig/5010236289.jpg "Preparing to make a huge mess")

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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