Monthly Archives: October 2013

Bottom Repair – The Big Peel!

  I finally got the bottom peeled. It was worse than I thought and required peeling off more material than I expected. The expense was enormous! And I’m not done yet. Have to apply two layers of heavy cloth in … Continue reading

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Removing Cockpit Cubby from Cockpit Combing

In order to remove the old sailing instruments, the Datamarine depth sounder and knot log, I had to remove the cuddy hole cabinet installed in the cockpit combing. It was impossible to reach the set screws in the locking rings … Continue reading

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Sail Cleaning

Here is the line up of household chemicals I used for sail cleaning. Borax and OxiClean are common laundry detergents that can be safely used on sail cloth. Tilex contains chlorine bleach and should not be used on sails, but … Continue reading

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AC Wiring Renewal

I just finished extricating all the old AC wiring in the engine room. What a mess of shorted and burnt wires, old breakers and household wiring boxes. I removed one wire with 4 butt splice connectors it the space of … Continue reading

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