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by apsaunders
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket - $99
Replies: 14
Views: 3625

Re: Deep Water Automatic Inflatable Life Jacket - $99

Academy Sports have Coast Guard approved "automatic inflate" life jackets on Black Friday sale for $59.99. No limit. Normally $90. I got 5.
by apsaunders
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Detachable Spreaders - No tools required
Replies: 37
Views: 7569

Re: Detachable Spreaders - No tools required

BOAT,
Did you ever post your stanchion mod? If not, could you post a picture and details? We have an :macm: and your solution sounds like a great idea.
by apsaunders
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Now, what is THIS lunacy?
Replies: 35
Views: 13448

Re: Now, what is THIS lunacy?

BOAT, I just received my stainless steel ring from California. My Extreme Zodi tank came last week. A big thank you goes out to BOAT and kmclemore for all the info on this mod. I just removed the galley face and noticed that where the tank will sit in the floor of the galley, the sink drain hose is ...
by apsaunders
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rear Berth Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2574

Re: Rear Berth Question

Thanks everyone. Great ideas. My wife and I were just discussing possibilities and uses. Highlander, she loved the idea of the colored rubber sections that fit together. She said she should have thought of that first. She's a kindergarten teacher. She has them in her classroom. Also I see several of...
by apsaunders
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rear Berth Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2574

Re: Rear Berth Question

Thanks for the reply. That's what I was looking for. I was wondering if anyone changed the rear berth area around just for an organized storage area.

I had open heart surgery awhile back. For some reason now, the rear berth makes me claustrophobic too.
by apsaunders
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Rear Berth Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2574

Rear Berth Question

I have been reading Chinook's Blog and others and notice they all use the rear berth for storage. Due to health issues my wife and I have started using the rear berth for storage too. I understand Chinook is a :macx: and we have a :macm: . Maybe the solution would be the same regardless of which mod...
by apsaunders
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Now, what is THIS lunacy?
Replies: 35
Views: 13448

Re: Now, what is THIS lunacy?

BOAT, Two questions: 1. Can you tell me where you purchased the SS ring for the counter top? It's the SS ring in the counter top that makes the install look so professional. 2. What size buckets did you use and where did you get them from? My wife and I have benn contemplating this project since we ...
by apsaunders
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: Attaching wires to fuse panel bus bar
Replies: 21
Views: 6097

Re: Attaching wires to fuse panel bus bar

The original panel in the :macm: really isn't that much better. I'm in the same situation of changing mine too. I'm replacing the stock 4 Switch Sea Dog with a 8 Switch Blue Sea Panel. I was going to chunk the original Sea Dog Panel, but got an idea from BOAT. I'm going to use it to specifically to ...
by apsaunders
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install
Replies: 131
Views: 37717

Re: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install

BOAT, First let me say that is a clean install. I'm an old (really old) aircraft mechanic that appreciates someone that has the ability to make an install look clean and professional. I ordered a new panel from Defender Saturday and was just going to scrap the old 4 switch panel. Now I know exactly ...
by apsaunders
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install
Replies: 131
Views: 37717

Re: EV-100 Auto Pilot Install

BOAT, This must be the longest running thread on here since it started in 2015. It is so full of practical Raymarine Autopilot install for our boats that I have saved it and referenced it many times. I have just completed my Raymarine Autopilot install but now I see I need to change out the D.C. Dis...
by apsaunders
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Performance & Tuning
Topic: 140lb 9hp long tail motor for emergency kicker?
Replies: 14
Views: 5213

Re: 140lb 9hp long tail motor for emergency kicker?

I've thought about a kicker on the back of our :macm: , especially when we are forced to use the motor in no wind conditions at sea. I never think about it until we get out of sight of land. I have never seen a :macm: with a kicker on the back. I've checked the mods, but never seen one there either....
by apsaunders
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: IPad Waterproof Case
Replies: 9
Views: 2547

Re: IPad Waterproof Case

What started my search for the case was, we were down in the Florida Keys sailing and I had navigational charts open in one of my apps on my Ipad 4th Gen. The IPad was below on the table. While standing in the companion way I noticed the charts were moving on my ipad in relationship to my course. Wh...
by apsaunders
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: IPad Waterproof Case
Replies: 9
Views: 2547

IPad Waterproof Case

I'm looking to add my IPad to my helm as a navigational tool. I'm researching waterproof cases. The main function I'm looking for is the ability to charge the IPad while still in the case. I really like the "Lifedge" case, but from what I can find, it appears you must open the case to charge. The ki...
by apsaunders
Sat May 20, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: SKINNY A/C UNIT
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Re: SKINNY A/C UNIT

We tried the portable unit 3 years ago and was not satisfied. We piped the exhaust out the forward hatch. The exhaust pipe heats the cabin up. It is sorta like a dryer vent pipe, only bigger. During the night I had to get up every 2 hours and empty the drain pan because when it filled up, the unit s...
by apsaunders
Fri May 19, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Repairs and Modifications
Topic: SKINNY A/C UNIT
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

SKINNY A/C UNIT

I currently have a carpenter making me the two piece entry way hatch that holds the AC Window Unit for the 26 :macm: . It's a great mod whereby you are able to split the hatch in two pieces. The AC sits on one side and the other is removed for entry and exit of the cabin, thereby avoiding having to ...