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Kerosene Tank Construction Complete

The kerosene tank, now complete, should hold near 20 gallons of kerosene when filled. It is constructed of epoxy and fiberglass and is installed in the forward most area of the v-berth. I’m not sure if I will ever actually need that much kerosene, but I wanted to make sure I had enough tankage for […]

Modified on May 6th, 2013

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Doug’s Ericson 27

Description Doug and his family have been working in the same boatyard as me for the past two years working on upgrading their Ericson 27.  The project turned out really great and he was just able to launch last week (July, 2011).  If you’re interseted in learning more about his project, he has kept a […]

Modified on May 6th, 2013

Boats


Safety

Research …unobstructed access is needed to all work areas (primarily the foredeck for headsail changes and the base of the mast), with excellent nonskid, plenty of rugged handholds, solid stanchions, high lifelines, and a means to fasten oneself to the boat.  (Cruising Handbook, p. 95) Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide – replaces oxygen in the blood until suffocation occurs. Carbon […]

Modified on February 24th, 2014

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Jeff’s Reinell 26

Description I met Jeff online while I was building by Reinell 26.  He was kind enough to send me a CD full of images from his rebuild and I was amazed at what a turn around he did on his boat.  I think his Reinell 26 “Inkslinger” into a great sailboat.  Previously, Jeff told me […]

Modified on May 6th, 2013

Boats


Bruce’s Columbia Tug

Description Bruce is another boat rebuilder in the Tomahawk Boatyard.  He had been rebuilding his tug for a number of years, then last winter a tree fell on the boat and demolished much of his work.  Since then, he’s been working on rebuilding and it’s already looking great again.

Modified on May 6th, 2013

Boats


Diesel & Sump Tank Construction Complete

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on the construction of the diesel and sump tanks.  The sump tank has been ready to go for a few weeks, but the diesel tank needed to be complete prior to installing the sump tank lid. If you’re interested in viewing research, questions and project logs of […]

Modified on May 6th, 2013

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