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A few words first… When I read any “How To” article on-line I’m always cautious about the information especially if it’s from a “non-professional”…..like me. I’m just a photographer who really likes sailing and repairing / upgrading his boat. So I humbly off this story about how I did some work...
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Hull, Deck, Keel & Rudder
Sanding, thru-hull removal, rudder repair, fiberglass work, and painting. All the fun I had while hauled out. I bought Sigla bottom-unseen. The previous owner had a rough idea of when it had been out of the water last, but not many details. She didn't come with a trailer, so after an...
All of hoses in the cooling system on my Westerbeke 10 Two appeared to be original from 1985. One hose had already blown with the previous owner, so I decided this should be a project to tackle early on. This project ended up spanning many months as new "opportunities" arose. So, let's jump...
Small project? Yes. Lessons learned? Definitely. Didn't take a a ton of pictures during the change (due to the mess). But took some post-pictures for reference. This was my first time performing either of these tasks. Starting with the oil change, after warming up the engine, this electric...
Hi all, I recently got my hands on a 1976 Ericson 23. I’m really excited to get some projects going on the thing. I have some general questions before I get started and would really appreciate some feedback. To begin, what kind of wood is in the interior? I’m not totally sure if it’s teak or...
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Renovations - Full or Partial
In early December of 2021 we hauled out our ‘72 E27 at Eddie’s Marine in Wilmington, California. Work performed by me: Replacement of gate valves with Forespar 93 Series seacocks. Installation of seawater strainer. Re-packing of stuffing box. Re-greasing/shimming of rudder post. Work performed...
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Electrical - 120v and 12v
Before... ...After It's amazing what a little fresh paint and new gauges will do for an engine instrument panel. And, a box of new marine grade wire, some fancy LED-backlit buttons, a grip of heat-shrink ring terminals, a heat gun burn on my upper arm, 1/8" weatherproof rubber matting...
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