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Ran across this blog post and pictures this morning

http://windborneinpugetsound.blogspot.com/2011/03/object-lesson-for-all-of-us.html

Don't know whose boat this is, but it's a shame. 

I've thought about replacing my shore power receptacle with a SmartPlug Boatside inlet and connector.  Maybe this will be the motivation to put it on my spring commissioning list.

All my best to those involved.

Dirk

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We have the original (looks like brushed aluminum) opening ports in the V-berth, head, and over the forward locker on the port side of the salon.  I've looked through the original invoices and other papers and haven't been able to determine the manufacturer of these ports.  I'd like to replace the screens and the gaskets.  Any suggestions?

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Has anyone had any experiences with either TackTick or Nexus Instruments.  I plan to replace my instruments and both of these companies offer wireless wind units.  Since my previous owner did not secure the wires in the mast when he fixed the mast step and my current wind unit doesn't work, I can replace the wind unit without unstepping the mast and remove one of the three wires running up the mast if I use a wireless unit.

I'd like to mount the instruments on the sea hood.  Any ideas on hiding the wires for the wired Nexus instruments?

Dirk

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I just finished reading Mainsail Trimming by Felix Marks.  He describes trimming the Main Sail using the main sheet, traveler, vang, outhaul, and cunningham.  My ketch has a main sheet and outhaul, and the ends of the main sheet are led to a self-tailing winch to the port of the companionway and the other end is led to a cleat on the starboard gunwale aft of the starboard main winch.  Has anyone added a vang or a traveler to the ketch rig?

Dirk

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Pearson 365/367 Mechanic Shop / leaking fuel tank
« on: December 19, 2006, 11:27:06 AM »
Iíve got a leaking fuel tank that I need to either repair or replace.  Iíve been reading and thinking about this and would like to lay out the alternatives, as I see them, and ask for suggestions and advice.

I could repair the tank.  Iíve seen several postings that suggest that fuel tanks can be repaired.   There is a Good Old Boat article by Norman Ralph that details his experiences:

http://www.boatus.com/goodoldboat/epoxycure.htm

The advantages:

1.  keep existing tank and 50 gallon capacity

The disadvantages:

1.  difficulty of cutting an inspection port into the top of the tank given the limited clearance above the tank.
2.  difficulty of applying the paste, sanding the repair, and then applying a coat of epoxy to the tank through a 10 inch inspection port.
3.  the tank stays in place so there is no way to examine or refurbish the tank supports.

Or, I can replace the tank.  The tank is too large to fit through the lazarettes.  So I can think of three options:

1.  remove the engine and then attempt to remove the tank through the companion way.  Iíd rather not do this, since if I spent the money to remove the engine it would be crazy not to have it rebuilt and refurbished while it was out of the boat.  Given my list of off-season projects, this is more than I wish to do.  

2.  cut a hole in the cockpit sole and removed the tank through the hole.  This seems drastic and quite involved.

3.  dismantle the tank and remove the pieces through the lazarette.  Since I donít know how long the tank has been leaking, removing the tank would allow me to examine and refurbish the supports under the tank, clean the engine pan,  and remove all traces of the leaking diesel fuel.  

My lazarettes measure roughly 14 inches at their widest point.  I found one polyethylene diesel fuel tank that I would fit through the opening in the lazarette.  It holds 26 gallons.  Since the new tank would be easy to install, it would be easy to remove if I ever decided to pull the engine and put in a larger tank.

Iím curious what everyone thinks.  If thereís interest, Iíll post pictures of the process.

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General Photos / Evening Ebb
« on: December 11, 2006, 07:38:25 PM »
Here's a shot of Evening Ebb in her slip.


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