Category Archives: Boat stuff

OMC Quiet Rider, a unique idea rides again.

  If you go walking thru a boat show today you will see a number of new boats with outboards hidden behind covers. The Searay 370  is one of the best known example of this. With Twin Mercury outboards hidden under … Continue reading

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Lithium Batteries

There is a lot of talk about lithium batteries for cruising boats these days. My guess is it will take another few years to shake out but eventually they will be common place. Anyways in the cruisers forum post above … Continue reading

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At the consignment shop

  I was at the marine consignment shop last year in Wickford RI (I would post a link but their site is down). It’s funny that marine consignment shops and clothing consignment seem to be the only two used stores … Continue reading

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Cold day on the river

Last week, I got a call from my father saying he was on the Connecticut river below the Old Saybrook bridge and his engine wouldn’t start. The old A4 in the the Ericson which had been trouble free all summer … Continue reading

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Bass Panel install

  Well Not my installation. Brian over at sailingit.com has a post on installing a new Bass Electrical panel (I happen to work for Bass so this is also a shameless plug) He did a very nice job with the … Continue reading

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Oday Mariner 19

  Well there she is my very own O’day Mariner. The boat needs a little work. Of course when I bought it, it was usable other than a broken mast. But as I often do with projects I decided to ” fix … Continue reading

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Inflatable Boat Materials

Inflatable boat Materials (The Hypalon PVC debate) In this article I will try to outline some of the strengths and weakness of the two materials most commonly used in inflatable boat construction as well as talk about several other materials … Continue reading

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