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    [E35-3] Mast Partners

    We pull our mast every year for haulout. Does the spartite come out as one piece? Or does it tend to adhere to the boat or mast?
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    [E35-3] Mast Partners

    Haha, always show your best side! I actually really liked how you made that wood clamp.
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    [E35-3] Mast Partners

    Huh...maybe I will re-look at that solution
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    [E35-3] Mast Partners

    This might be a “no duh” question, but the mast partners that came with Rhumb Ration were in several peices (marked P1,P2, S1 etc) when we got her, and they clearly had broken apart, then labeled with the numbers. One wedge has now started cracking again, so much that it fell out of the gap...
  5. Fixing the Main DC System Part 3 - Adding Solar

    E35-3 Fixing the Main DC System Part 3 - Adding Solar

    It was clear when we bought the boat that it had been designed to sit at a dock with the shore power charger doing the bulk of the work. Then when offshore, I assume it was all about the 100A alternator. However, we weren't going to be having our boat at a dock, so it was imperative that we...
  6. Fixing the Main DC System Part 2 - The Battery Box

    E35-3 Fixing the Main DC System Part 2 - The Battery Box

    So the first thing to do was trace the wires and figure out what was what. Since MOST of the cable was good Ancor marine wire, my plan was to re-use it, and re-terminate it, using the FTZ power lug crimping tool as found on Marine How To. I did this by using electrical tape, then when I was...
  7. Fixing the Main DC system (up to the panel) Part 1 Discovery

    E35-3 Fixing the Main DC system (up to the panel) Part 1 Discovery

    When we bought Rhumb Ration, one of the issues that I had to fix right away was a comment from the surveyor. The main house batteries were not secured in any manner, neither was the engine battery actually. Three batteries were in the original battery box, just sitting there due to friction...
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    [E35-3] Companionway Ladder Refinish / Repair

    Agree. Thanks again for the advice I will do the same thing. Your ladder looks good!
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    [E35-3] Companionway Ladder Refinish / Repair

    We are excited to get the ladder restored to glory. Varnish does make it gleam and feel like new again. It’s very satisfying. Christian I had thought of filling the grooves with a few layers of tape, but wondered if I pulled that up after the varnish if I would end up creating an open edge of...
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    [E35-3] Companionway Ladder Refinish / Repair

    yeah here is a good picture of them, though wonder if some have been sanded smooth during their lives.
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    [E35-3] Companionway Ladder Refinish / Repair

    I think he is assuming the wood for the plug comes from a dowel, but I believe if you buy actual plugs, they don’t do that.
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    Heat shrink butt connectors...marine

    Huh, might have to try a similar test looks fun. I am also using Maine Sail’s crimpers.
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    [E35-3] Companionway Ladder Refinish / Repair

    We are starting to work on refinishing our ladder, the wear in spots is totally through the finish, and it needs help. One of the things mystifying me though is there are grooves with nonskid tape in them. Removing one of these strips, we could see that the finish was perfect, meaning someone...
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    Heat shrink butt connectors...marine

    Never used those, but have used quite a few of these wirefy butt connectors and other wirefy connectors. Sanded the insert of one down and it was at least copper colored :p They offer assorted kits if you need a few of each kind too.
  15. Fixing the Head, and a New Sink

    E35-3 Fixing the Head, and a New Sink

    When the first yard was doing exploratory work due to the impact, they took out the shower controls to gain access to the hull in that area. When attempting to put the controls back in for our first winterization, where I would have to run it through cold, then hot, and back again, I found out...
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