Category Archives: cutlass bearing

Look Ma, No Engine!

If you’ve followed this blog you will know that the generator – a Westerbeke 6.0 kw diesel – has been the bane of my existence almost since the day we left cruising.  If there was one “do-over” for this whole experience, it would have been to yank this stupid, leaky, Read On..

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Camp Evenstar

Our home is out of the water and has been for a couple of weeks now.  We pulled Evenstar in Opua to get some much-needed work done.  The basic list is: New standing rigging.  All the wires that hold the mast up are original to the boat and need replacing.  Read On..

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A Bolt! A Bolt! My Kingdom for a Bolt

Well, 12 bolts really. It seems that the bolts that held the rudder bearing to the rudder post came off rather ugly when the rudder was disassembled. Apparently they are also very special. It would seem that a 10mm 1.5 pitch bolt in this particular diameter, size and thread pattern Read On..

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Look Ma! No Rudder!

One must take some amusement as this ghastly cutlass bearing project careens out of control. If nothing else, you can REALLY see where the Swedes build a really big, tough boat. This is a picture of where the rudder used to be. No, that’s not the rudder – it’s just Read On..

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It Never Ends…

The little joys of boat ownership are without number. I really DO love boats and owning them, but every now and then something happens that makes you shake your head and wonder just what we are thinking. This time it is Swedish engineering. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Read On..

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