Tag Archives: boat equipment

Relocating the 120 VAC Electrical Panel

As part of the engine re-power I decided to relocate the 120 VAC Electrical Panel to give better access to the engine compartment since the original panel blocked engine maintenance access. The boat originally came with a custom 120 VAC … Continue reading

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New ACR Firefly Pro Series Rescue Strobe Light

ACR has finally came out with a worthy successor to the classic Firefly Rescue Lite ACR / 4F.  The ACR Firefly PRO Series is Brighter, flashes longer and has more functions (Strobe, Flashlight, SOS) than the 4F model.  I found … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light – Testing the Streamlight Siege LED Lantern

I have used the Streamlight Siege LED Lantern for several months and have been quite impressed by it. For boaters, the Lantern floats, has multiple light levels, should survive a 2 meter (6 foot) drop), has a nice handle to … Continue reading

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Round Turn and Two Half Hitches

A great Fender Knot is the Round Turn and Two Half Hitches, it is also a great all around knot for both using on a boat and at home. I find the Round Turn and Two Half Hitches just as … Continue reading

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Pelican Hooks / Gate Hooks

The simple Pelican Hook / Gate Hook seems to befuddle many crew members (and a fair number of skippers also).   Here are some simple tips to take the mystery out of the Pelican Hook/ Gate Hook. Improper operation of the … Continue reading

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Repairing the Forward Hatch & Catch Blocks

The Catch Blocks on the forward hatch needed repair after the Pop-Rivets came loose. I thought about using Pop-Rivets like the original catch blocks were mounted with.  However getting the Pop-Rivets to seat in the counter bore looked to be … Continue reading

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The New Cabin Lights

Recently I needed to do something about the old cabin lights when the switches stopped working. I decided to upgrade the lights to Red / White LED fixtures.  I wanted the Red light  option to preserve the night vision of … Continue reading

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Your Fire Extinguisher

On a cold Sunday last winter some friends were on their way from Kirkland to a Frostbite Series race on Lake Union when the Coast Guard pulled along side their sailboat. The Coast Guard Boarding Officer ask if they had … Continue reading

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