Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jack Tar Magazine and the Women of Maritime Calendar

Women of Maritime Calendar

This is a good cause, plus you can never have too many sailing women. Buy a calendar!!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Steering mock up.....

Time to bite the bullet on the steering quadrant setup. I have been flapping around trying to make the system accessible for maintenance etc. but unless I cut a ridiculously large access hatch (the existing one is already pretty big) I am still going to end up working upside down.

I was also trying to ensure that the bed platform (part of the hull liner) and mini bulkhead that all the stuff will be attached to will be strong enough. The original hydraulic ram was just bolted to the underside of the bed platform and I have heard of no cases of failure.

I will install an 5/16 aluminum plate 36" long by 12 high and bolt the various fittings to this. The white/red cardboard in the sad composite photo, above, is the plate.

Getting things bolted down and boxes up....

Soemtimes you just have to finish a project and put the panel back on. Photo of the engine exhaust secured on the port side of the after cabin.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Electrical conduit.....

I have decided to place PVC conduit along the top of the hull liner to take electrical and other cables. Those are the gray piped on the bottom left of the picture.

Lowes Marine wins again.....

Dry fit of Lowes; Rev-A-Shelf Medium 2-Tier Chrome Basket installed in the hanging locker, on the starboard forward part of the main salon.

At $85 it works for me.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010