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  1. DinghySailor

    Touching up with polyurethane

    Hi folks, my C&C’s PO had her topsides painted five years ago with Sterling navy blue poly. The job was done professionally and is holding up extremely well. I’d like to address some anchor nicks at the bow and a minor impact wound on the port beam. The nicks are superficial but the impact will...
  2. DinghySailor

    Summer in the Salish Sea

    Had a fantastic sail two days ago from Stewart back to home port Fisherman Bay. Began with a northerly but it shifted south as we approached Canoe Is. Monster rips in SJ channel outside Friday Hbr (solstice tides!). Made it to the south channel in time for some fun sailing a big triangle...
  3. DinghySailor

    Summer in the Salish Sea

    We wintered at Port of Poulsbo. Living aboard this summer with no port of call other than the next anchorage.
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    Summer in the Salish Sea

    Sirius has been in the Sound waiting for us to get our act together. Sailed up from Poulsbo last week.
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    Summer in the Salish Sea

    Sold the house in Portland and now calling our boat in Fisherman Bay, Lopez home. Live slow, sail fast.
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    Kevlar sail repair tape?

    Included in the purchase of our boat was duo of furling composite foresails by UK Sails. The 110 is in ok shape; the 125–with some tlc—may have a cruising season in it. The uv panel is a tad ugly but in fair shape and the leach works well to 15kts. The problem is at the upper luff where the...
  7. DinghySailor

    Removing Red Dot heater

    Will do, thx Hayden
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    Removing Red Dot heater

    Resolved. I even found the fiberglass cutout and taped back in place. I'll be looking for a replacement bus heater down the line.
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    Vee-berth battery ventilation

    Just a word of thanks for talking me out of mounting windlass dedicated battery forward. Happy about not having all that added weight up there. Routed 1/0 aft to house AGMs in lazarette with the breaker accessible there, too. Installed foot switches on deck but opted out of the cockpit remote...
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    Vee-berth battery ventilation

    Maxwell HRCFF-8 pulls 600 Watts
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    Vee-berth battery ventilation

    I'm going with the house bank plan, knowing I'll need to replace batteries this year. Thanks for drifting with me on the topic of battery ventilation:)
  12. DinghySailor

    Vee-berth battery ventilation

    Ralph, The battery would be charged from a 40A charger/80A alternator using AWG 4 conductor. However! For about the same price as our new Lifeline 12v we could still go with 60' AWG 1. Partly for the reasons you mention, but also because I won't like the added weight in the bow, I'm tempted now...
  13. DinghySailor

    Vee-berth battery ventilation

    Hey all, As I prepare to mount a new windlass on my ‘85 C&C 37, I intend to install a new AGM 12v on the centerline just aft of the holding tank. There is plenty of room here for a battery platform and accessibility is fair. I’ve done my homework on voltage drop, cable size, etc. but if you...
  14. DinghySailor

    Summer in the Salish Sea

    Cutting free from Port of Poulsbo end of April. It's been a winter of installations--heater, charger, batteries, windlass. And other necessaries (slainte, Longship Marine!). Headed to Fisherman Bay, home base for a bit.
  15. DinghySailor

    CNG tank fill or exchange... PNW... Anacortes, Port Townsend???

    Man, did this turned into an education;) Genec, you might try this alternative fuel locator: Alternative Fuel Stations in 98164 (Seattle, WA)
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    Removing Red Dot heater

    Hayden, maintaining the circuit was my original understanding.By nipple I assume an appropriate hose installed outport-inport. Makes sense to me.
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    Removing Red Dot heater

    Yes, I do understand the benefit of keeping it, especially for those windless motors in the cold. We're counting on using our new heater, but having an alternative source is wise. Need to test it with power. PO cut the wires to the fan motor--not sure why. Which diesel heater did you get and...
  18. DinghySailor

    Removing Red Dot heater

    Perfect, thanks SS. I’m headed to boat tomorrow to see if the ports are threaded and find the appropriate plug. What is typically used?
  19. DinghySailor

    Removing Red Dot heater

    Hey all: As I complete installation of a new diesel heater, I'm thinking about removing the original bus heater (Red Dot). This runs off hot coolant from the engine and might be a good secondary (engine running) if it worked. As it is, the hose connection leaks and the fan needs replacing--not...
  20. DinghySailor

    12V or 24V?

    Excellent advice all. Thank you!