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Interior Structures / Re: Eliminating plastic bin under nav seat-
« Last post by Mike on December 12, 2018, 01:45:01 PM »
It's 5 o'clock somewhere. ;)
Interior Structures / Re: Eliminating plastic bin under nav seat-
« Last post by Alma on December 11, 2018, 05:46:36 PM »
ALMA has a mini bar that sits on the NavStation seat backrest. I try to have something for everyone-

The wood came from another yacht. Looking back full pints would've been a better choice but half pints get the job done...

Interior Structures / Re: Eliminating plastic bin under nav seat-
« Last post by Rusty Pelican on December 11, 2018, 07:37:32 AM »
Thanks for the chart table lid retainer, I ordered the item.
The void to the starboard side is accessible via the opening hatch. There is a hull stringer (I think) that limits the usable space.
I stack booze horizontally in there for my friends that drink the hard stuff.

Interior Structures / Re: Eliminating plastic bin under nav seat-
« Last post by selene on December 07, 2018, 01:39:44 PM »
Nice job! Thanks for sharing. Now my new year project...

I was just measuring things up this afternoon, and noticed that there is another void in that area, The "pedestal" of the chart table, as you photographed - but just to the right, (on the starboard) side - space for another door/cubby?  Have you considered that? I did not have the time to investigate today.

Also - my best recent buy -, a hatch "spring" to keep the chart table lid up. Great idea.
Interior Structures / Re: Eliminating plastic bin under nav seat-
« Last post by Rusty Pelican on December 07, 2018, 10:18:22 AM »
Here are the pics of the locker under the nav station
Introductions / Hull Plate location, Pearson 26
« Last post by mauricehillier on December 03, 2018, 10:09:56 AM »
I’m in the UK, my fiancé is in NC and we have just acquired our first yacht.
It’s based in NC
It needs a few items tidying up, however Julie cannot find the Hull Plate.
She has looked at the Transom but to no avail.
Is the Hull Number etched anywhere else - possibly by the manufactuer during construction?
Also any ideas as to a supplier of a replacement Tiller, as ours has become delaminated.
Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.
Many thanks
Maurice Hillier
Cruising / Re: Type I MSD
« Last post by Dolce_Vita on November 28, 2018, 10:31:24 PM »
Sorry the promised update on this took so long.  We've been on our trip down the ICW since mid October.  Just got into Ft Pierce FL.

I managed to sandwich the macerator pump into the narrow space between the aft side of the holding tank and the plywood-backed liner wall. Doing this required removing the pump head and rotating it 180 degrees to get the 1" outlet barb pointing down.

By tee-ing the pump's output into the line to discharge seacock, and teeing it's input off of the line to the deck pumpout, I got a system that requires no additional Y valve.  As long as the deck cap is in place, the pump develope plenty of suction to empty the tank.  As long as the existing Y-valve is set to direct the toilet into the holding tank, the pump's outlet is directed to the thru-hull.  And it does not interfere with normal use of the deck pumpout.

I also drilled a 1" hole thru the liner wall to allow access to the slotted shaft on the end of the motor (protected by a removable dust cap) for backing the shaft in case of a jam.  A white plastic plug from Lowes finished off the hole neatly.
Boat Finish Work / Re: General Painting thread (P26)
« Last post by Eddy on November 28, 2018, 01:45:53 PM »
The deck on my boat is in rough shape. There is one place on the forepeak starboard side where the gelcoat is worn away. The rest of the gelcoat in the cockpit coach roof etc is really chalky/faded. I've tried several times to revive it but haven't had much luck. I've got the boat on the hard for the winter I'm rebedding all the deck hardware, hatches etc. I'm going to redo the nonskid probably with kiwi grip. Any thoughts or advice on restoring the gelcoat or painting? Thanks.
Cruising / Re: Type I MSD
« Last post by Eddy on November 28, 2018, 01:28:53 PM »
This is several months old but wanted to share as I have the lectrasan on my boat. For this to work properly in anything other than water with a high salinity like actual seawater you'll have to inject a brine solution to get enough salt for it to work correctly. If you don't have enough salt not only does it not sanitize the waste it will cause the electrode pack to fail. This is a hassle as it takes quite a bit of brine in the Chesapeake.
I'm considering the airhead to replace this .. has anyone used a composting head that could provide some insight on how well they actually work? I've spoken to one person who bought a boat with one installed and they weren't happy with it and ended up replacing with a holding tank arrangement. It was a large catamaran and they were a family of 4 with frequent guests so not really a fair test with that many people on board.
Boat Finish Work / Re: General Painting thread (P26)
« Last post by Chance on November 28, 2018, 01:04:24 PM »
When you do any painting, Prep is is the most important work to be done. After washing done the area . The top sides and all areas that were  wax.   Should be clean with a wax remover, otherwise you will  sand that wax into the gel and paint might fail.    I have for years wash my painted top sides, cabin sides and wax them by hand to protect them.  No power buffers ,there hard on the paint and the gel. Especially when the gel is 30 or 40 years old getting thin.     Bob K Chance hull 10 owner 41 years
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