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New Year, Same boat projects

Posted on Sat 02 January 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Engine, Systems - Hull, Systems - Plumbing

Ticked a few things off the to do list the past few days.

New Years Eve day, Dawn worked on the masts and booms filling all the holes we don't need anymore with Belzona 1111. Thanks to at for helping us get started. Dawn is really good at these kinds …


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Next set of things in the refit

Posted on Thu 19 November 2009 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Engine, Systems - Hull, Systems - Plumbing

The boat has been moved form sitting in the yard where the bottom was prepped and painted, some keel damaged was repaired (oopsy), the v-berth was prepped by me, and the windlass was removed. The boat is now sitting inside the prep tent. I’ve not been to it yet …


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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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Toilet Installed

Posted on Wed 10 December 2008 in articles • Tagged with Interior, Projects, Systems - Composting Toilet, Systems - Plumbing

Here's the new composting toilet bolted down to the new tile floor. Looking very spiffy !!

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Plumbing - Check it Off

Posted on Sat 06 December 2008 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Plumbing

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As I told my neighbor at the Marina, “We can check something off the list… and add 12 more things to it!” The plumbing project is now complete!!

We started this project because were unhappy with the quality of the water which had a but of a smell to it …


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Head and Holding Bag Removed

Posted on Sun 13 July 2008 in articles • Tagged with s/v Deep Playa, Systems - Composting Toilet, Systems - Plumbing

This weekend Dawn and I proved Deep Playa still goes by driving her over to the pump out to empty the holding bag and rinse out the whole toilet system so we could remove it completely as part of installing our Nature's Head composting toilet. Our neighbor Dan was heckling …


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