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Flir Problems

The FLIR Night Vision camera system developed a problem.  When the system is powered up, the initial screen  (system information, etc.) displays for about 10 seconds and then the screen (Raymarine E80) goes blank with just the word Flir in dim grey letters  displayed at the top right of the screen.  When left on for […]

Dingy Davit Replacement

Looks like I didn’t follow a version of the old adage “measure twice, drill once”.  If we had of purchased the right dingy initially, we would not be going through replacing the dingy davit.  We are fortunate in that our Mainship broker, Don Ross of Heritage Yachts came to our rescue with the idea of […]

Dingy Replacement

What started out looking like a relatively easy task of replacing our Achilles soft bottom, boat in a bag with a Carib 9.6 C9 with a Honda 9.9HP 4 stroke turned ito somewhat of a mess.
Problem # 1, the Carib is a bit longer and much heavier than the Achilles so the length of line […]

Second Application Of Restructure Marine Polish

The Makai was first polished in November, 2007.  Then she spent 4 months basking in the hot Ensenada Mexican sun and has been in Long Beach since April of 2008.  Last week, we noticed that the top of the pilot house and some of the foredeck surfaces were starting to lose the glossy shine provided […]