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    by Published on April 30th, 2014 10:41     Number of Views: 2025 
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    Approximately, two years ago our old girl started showing signs of a cold. She started out with the occasional sniffles that slowly progressed over time from a random hiccup to more frequent engine surging. As the doctor, I knew that for an engine to run efficiently it needed three things in the proper proportions and at the right time, fuel, air and ignition. So the series of tests began.
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    by Published on February 19th, 2013 23:30     Number of Views: 2682 
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    The portlights on our boat were in need of replacing. The outsides were chipped and many of the inside screw clamps were failing. Id like to share with you the steps I took to replace ours.



    I removed the inside as well as the outside trim screws. I was able to pry off the outside trim ring fairly easily by hand. I found the last install was done with silicone and not really well sealed at the bottom.
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    by Published on December 20th, 2012 23:32     Number of Views: 3470 
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    Bowline (pronounced bowlin)

    The bowline knot is a great knot to form a loop in a line. The principle advantage is that the knot is easily untied once the load is removed from the line and does not slip or bind. It is commonly used to fasten a line temporarily ...
    by Published on December 20th, 2012 23:08     Number of Views: 2021 
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    Although marlinspike is technically a tool used to work with ropes, over the years the term has become loosely associated with knots in general. One of the hardest parts of learning the various knots is NOT forgetting them, ...
    by Published on December 12th, 2012 00:06     Number of Views: 2878 
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    Here is my best attempt at a write up on this procedure.

    Here we have the subject cabinet door. The style and rail frame is solid teak (?). The center panel is a mahogany ply, with laminate on the front face.
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    by Published on September 18th, 2012 01:17     Number of Views: 3744 
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    Marine charting has come a long way since the days of those infamous pirate maps where X marks the spot. I am still searching for Blackbeard's stash of gold, and maybe that explains why I am such a beach comber. The history of maritime charts goes back to the days of the earliest explorers, and a detailed account would fill volumes of books. For that reason consider this article as a primer as we explore some of the more important aspects related to charting.
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    by Published on August 13th, 2012 17:30     Number of Views: 3378 
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    It was around 3:15 in the morning when the anchor alarm went off, up until that point I had still maintained my hourly routine of checking on the boat's condition. I could tell this time was different. The rain was louder than normal, and I could hear the canvas popping with the rapidly shifting wind. I glanced quickly at my iphone and bounded up the stairs headed to the helm. ...
    by Published on June 29th, 2012 17:34     Number of Views: 10737 
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    Sniff, Sniff...If you spend quite a bit of time on your boat you may see folks with their noses in the air after you flush your toilet if your holding tank vent line does not have a filter. The holding tank has to allow air to escape as it fills with effluent and the process reverses as the tank is pumped out.

    Newer boats normally come equipped with a filter already in place but if your boat is older, sniff, sniff! You have two options, buy a new filter kit or build your own. The kits are pretty expensive but all that is required is to ...

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    Roger

    That is one sweet look’n little classic Brianna....

    That is one sweet look’n little classic Brianna. Great job on the restoration. What an amazing amount of work you put in her. The wood accents are a nice touch. The original Evinrude looks fantastic...

    Roger Yesterday, 19:22 Go to last post
    Brianna

    I hope it's not too late to respond to this...

    I hope it's not too late to respond to this thread.
    I am planning on adding a permanent head and holding tank to my 1972 sailboat which never had those options included.
    There are places intended...

    Brianna Yesterday, 16:54 Go to last post
    Cap'n Ray

    VERY nice write up Brianna! Great looking...

    VERY nice write up Brianna! Great looking results as well. There is a lot to be said for taking what surely would have ended up in a landfill, and restoring it so lovingly and completely. Great work!

    Cap'n Ray Yesterday, 13:35 Go to last post
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