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Please submit photos of your project. You'd be surprised how interested others
|Over the years
I've gleaned many ideas and
bits of information from different sailors and added it to the applicable Tech
Tip or created a new one. It's how the data base grows.
I have some extra web space to show some projects in reasonable resolution
and will keep them till I run out of space. The ones I have a complete record
of are listed below
in chronological order.
- Shangri'-La - Cockpit line, 2009.
- SJ23 MKIII - Wing keel, 2009.
- Esprit -
Comparisons & features of the Australian SJ23, 2010.
- Shangri'-La - Forward Hatch, 2011.
- A Nice Refit - Fantastic paint
- Knotless Too - Various stuff, 2015.
- Center Board - Lift cable, 2015.
- Renaissance - Refit, 2015.
- Juanita - Some really different
- Emunah - Progress in the
darkness of a winter solstice is not easy.
- Juan-a-Go - Balanced Rudder. (Updated 2018-07-17).
- So who's next?
Your project doesn't have to be a complete remake
of the boat. Its OK to post a problem or idea here so
others can view it up close to learn from it or help solve it. So set your camera
resolution to fine and image size to 1024x768, dip your quill in an
ink well to write a brief description. Then
email it to me. Not that difficult!
"A Goal without a plan is just a wish."
This is where I keep track of most of my jobs. I do a lot of
this work with the boat on the hard, carrying a project home where I can work on
it in the warm; provided I don't
forget something! Grrr. You really have to stay organized when
the boat is parked a long way from home. To that end I usually store each
project in a separate box at home. It's from these projects that I
create the Tech Tips. Judging by the jobs below I'll be busy this winter!
The plan is to
complete all this before launch time.
STILL WORKING ON IT.
Convert the reefing lines from polyester to slippery Dyneema as per
Tech Tip F05. (Grip
of the line locker show I must use 1/4" Dyneema).
Design and install cockpit rail bags to store jib sheets in.
Tech Tip F26.
Install a double ended center board lift line to replace
the aging single cable. Tech Tip B01.
part 1 - The custom dual block bracket for the top of the pedestal is
finished and should fit like a glove.
part 2 - While the center board is off I will coat it and
stub with carbon graphite epoxy to make it slippery.
I found a place to hoist the hull off the trailer and
Panache will go there when the hoist is free.
Wire an external power input connection for a temporary solar panel.
Tech Tip E02.
Remove the factory stern light from the transom and seal the
Tech Tip E11.
(A job I forgot to do last summer).
TO BE INSTALLED IN SPRING.
Fabricate a floating tow bridle for the dinghy.
Tech Tip B32.
Install the slippery Dyneema lazy jacks as per
Tech Tip F22.
Install a Nicro day solar ventilator on the sliding hatch.
READY FOR USE IN SPRING.
Installed a storage system in the cockpit for the Tiller Pilot.
Tech Tip E12.
Added a red panel and tell tales to my storm jib.
Tech Tip F36.
Added new tell tales to my 110% jib that North Sails
modified last year.
Added new tell tales to my 150% genoa that North Sails
modified this winter.
Made a boarding ladder to climb between my dinghy and the boat.
Tech Tip B24.
Cleaned connections on my solar panels and removed a blocking
diode from one. Also refurbished a larger panel to use as backup. Tech Tip
Reinforced & water proofed the anchor locker bulkhead and replaced
PANACHE PREVIOUS PROJECTS.
2016 and before
This is my first day sailing Panache in 2014 after
taking a year off to heal my injured shoulder. Very flaky winds but
happy to be on the water again.
And on another note: "I told you
it was flat, but oh no, you wouldn't listen!"
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