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Standing & Running Rigging and Fitting/Tuning / Re: Loose Bonding wire
« Last post by T_schlueter on December 05, 2022, 12:11:01 PM »
Is there a bonding wire attached to it from the inside of the bilge?
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Standing & Running Rigging and Fitting/Tuning / Re: Loose Bonding wire
« Last post by chuck stas on December 05, 2022, 08:48:42 AM »
I have a Zink on the outside port side of the bilge. rectangle about 3" X 5"
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New Member Introductions / New member sailboat owner
« Last post by Hull#36 on December 03, 2022, 11:30:22 PM »
Hello
New to sailing.

Bought an Ensign in the spring this year.  Loved it so much I bought a 36-2 which was sold “as is” and am still sailing as of December 4, 2022.  Look forward to discussing and sharing thoughts insights.  She needs work, but what doesn’t.

Cheers,

 Jim Dimitri

Connecticut
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Standing & Running Rigging and Fitting/Tuning / Re: Loose Bonding wire
« Last post by T_schlueter on December 03, 2022, 04:29:37 PM »
Is it safe to assume there is nothing inside the bilge wall that that stud was specifically screwed to that needed to be bonded?  I'm thinking that stud is there as a means to attach a jumper wire to the through hull ball valve a few inches from it.  What's the best way to attach the wire to the valve without removing the valve?  I've attached a picture that I thought I had attached earlier.
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Standing & Running Rigging and Fitting/Tuning / Re: Loose Bonding wire
« Last post by Alma on December 03, 2022, 03:12:28 PM »
Look at all the metal items in bilge and insure they are bonded. This may be the engine water inlet bonding lug. Pearson bonded every through hull. They even bonded my plastic through hull to the anchor locker above the water line.
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Standing & Running Rigging and Fitting/Tuning / Re: Loose Bonding wire
« Last post by T_schlueter on December 02, 2022, 11:37:50 PM »
Well, sort of. It's portside wall of the bilge above the keel looking to stern.
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Standing & Running Rigging and Fitting/Tuning / Re: Loose Bonding wire
« Last post by chuck stas on December 02, 2022, 10:56:40 AM »
was that on the inside of the keel ??
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Standing & Running Rigging and Fitting/Tuning / Loose Bonding wire
« Last post by T_schlueter on December 01, 2022, 02:39:59 PM »
I found this loose bonding stud the other day. It's in the bilge near the engine raw water through hull. The stud just pulls right out. It may have broke away from something buried in the fiberglass like a bonding strip of some sort.  The other end of the wire is attached to the engine. I replaced the seacock a few years ago and am pretty sure it wasn't connected to this wire. I'm not sure how to fix this. I've attached pics.
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Ports & Hatches / Re: Replacing opening ports with New Found Metal
« Last post by T_schlueter on December 01, 2022, 01:44:04 PM »
Wow! That will be a nice improvement. Neat how you created that view. Awesome boat.
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Engine and Drive Train / p303 1983 rudder removal
« Last post by chuck stas on December 01, 2022, 11:48:57 AM »
Does any have any info on this. I think the lower bearing needs to be replaced.
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