Recent content by Roger Janeway

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    Log transducer

    Exactly! The holes are already there so they should have something working in them.
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    Log transducer

    Signet Marine in Southern California still sells and services their paddlewheel sensors and display units. They were very helpful when I needed to replace my existing Signet Marine parts last year. However, I do not know how much work would be involved in substituting Signet's thru-hull...
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    E26-2 Cockpit Locker - Am I missing something?

    I almost never run my blower and don’t notice any exhaust fumes from the engine in the cabin or in the engine compartment. Maybe I need to sniff harder around the engine.
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    E26-2 Cockpit Locker - Am I missing something?

    I could not find a reference to an air filter in the Parts manual, although there are plenty of oil and fuel filters. Our Technical Manual says this about air filters: 7. Clean Air Filter if supplied. (Most models have an air silencer that does not require cleaning.). [p. 20]
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    E26-2 Cockpit Locker - Am I missing something?

    When I looked at the E26 for the first time --- buying my first and only boat --- I was shocked to see the traveler on the coachroof as, in my innocence, I had never seen a mainsheet run to anything but the end of the boom. The 38' sloop I crossed the North Atlantic in had the traveler right...
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    E26-2 Cockpit Locker - Am I missing something?

    I have so far been fortunate enough and lazy enough not to have figured out what anything in that photo is! (And romex is a new word to me.) The white-coated wire in the upper left is DC to the cockpit multi-pin plug that powers my Simrad Tillerpilot. That red wire looks like it may go over...
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    E26-2 Cockpit Locker - Am I missing something?

    I have a Ronstan traveller that may be screwed into the coachroof as Alan says. I'm not sure if that's the original, but I haven't noticed anything worrisome about it. Maybe it's because it has not had to handle more than 25 knots holding a reefed main.
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    E26-2 Cockpit Locker - Am I missing something?

    My prior recollection that yours looked like mine (Post #6) was wrong. You were right that there used to be a shelf there:
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    Tragedy East of Florida

    I recognize your point, Alan, but we don't have much choice here in Marina del Rey, and I think they are over all OK. (I'm also their slip tenant.) Christian recently blogged about his repair experience at the same boatyard.
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    Tragedy East of Florida

    When I bought my boat, the surveyor noted PVC plastic elbows on the foreward thru-hull valves for the head intake and discharge and recommended they be replaced. The boatyard where I'm a tenant was nonchalant about the PVC elbows and said that lots of boat manufacturers used them. But...
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    Just bought my first boat: E26-2 - Electric bilge pump, bow anchor roller and other questions.

    Arturo, I agree with Alan on this. When I was searching for the source of the leak, I removed enough of the small screws holding that triangular piece of teak veneer in place to peer behind it, thinking I'd see fiberglass, either the hull or at least the outside of the anchor locker. Instead...
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    E26-2 Cockpit Locker - Am I missing something?

    Dave, from recollection, my fuel tank and the area under the cockpit that you show in your photo is pretty much like yours. When I'm next at the boat, I'll take a photo. On the subject of Randall's "Turtle", I am impressed by his ingenuity and perseverance, but one thing I wondered about is...
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    Just bought my first boat: E26-2 - Electric bilge pump, bow anchor roller and other questions.

    I noticed the same small leak only after I had my boat for two years and finally decided to spend more time in the foc's'le. (This illustrates the downside to the philosophy of "just sail and have fun and discover your problems as you go along".) To my surprise, that forward triangular...
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    E26-2 Cockpit Locker - Am I missing something?

    Mine looks like yours but the back of my engine instrument panel has a cover that protects it, and there's a small shelf outboard. My throttle controls are not in contact with the black exhaust hose. The blue cloth was installed by the PO and I haven't examined it. It must be there to prevent...
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    Just bought my first boat: E26-2 - Electric bilge pump, bow anchor roller and other questions.

    I have just been learning about stuffing boxes, so if I'm wrong about this, I hope someone else on the forum will correct me. I have not yet tried to replace the packing material myself and I share your reluctance to do it. (Despite the videos on YouTube showing us how.) When I bought my...
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