Monthly Archives: July 2011

Repower whining; window painting; dinghy; LASIK

I am finding planning the repower job to be a terrible mess.  I have a spreadsheet with 94 rows (and counting) to keep track of all the different contractors I’ve been in touch with for stuff like the actual installation; … Continue reading


Filed under deck, general, mechanical, photos, planning

Pedestal guard; propeller

For a long time I’ve been trying to figure out a way to make an enclosure for my chartplotter.  I can’t buy one because my pedestal guard (a 1″ o.d. bent SS pipe that is bolted to the deck and … Continue reading


Filed under deck, mechanical, photos

Windows; LEDs; prop shaft; boarding ladder; sinking neighbor

It was a pseudo-busy boat weekend, although I don’t think there’s much substantial to show for it.  On Thursday I wrapped up a couple dangling projects and continued working on the dodger windows.  Those are coming along mostly nicely and … Continue reading


Filed under deck, electronics, liveaboard, mechanical, photos, shopping

Beta Marine 38 will be Oia’s new engine

After a little back and forth with Beta Marine’s sales guy, I have a quote for the engine (with various options) that is a good 30% better than my original estimate.  All I had to do was ask for a … Continue reading


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Engine; windows; life raft

I met with engineers from the local Westerbeke distributor Thursday, and I was decently pleased with their competence in measuring and poking around to see if the 44C would be a suitable engine.  After 45 mins or so they left … Continue reading

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Engine quotes; LPG overhaul; NMEA; transom

Got my hands on a couple more repower-related quotes over the last week or so. A Yanmar dealer up in Phuket was only interested in installing Yanmar engines; I found that a 4JH5E with a 7° down-angle gearbox would probably … Continue reading

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