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Buffed Hull
Derek
04/02/2012, Vineland

Three weeks ago on a cloudy weekend I had the hull buffed.

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New AC/DC panels
Derek
04/02/2012, Vineland

Two years ago I replaced the DC side of the electrical panel. After rethinking my AC system I replaced the AC panel this winter. The new AC panel can accommodate two 30 amp shore power and generator. I will go into details later but Gerry asked for photos along time ago.

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04/10/2012 | Gerry
Its such a nice feeling to sort out bad wiring. For some strange reason the stuff never sorts itself out if you ignore it.
05/08/2012 | William
Gentlemen, I noticed you have a set of 12VDC panels from Paneltronics. They look sharp! I'm an account manager at Paneltronics should you have any questions or need technical assistance please give me a call - 18003672635 ext 219. Be sure to tell your buds about our product.
New Steerin Stand Guard
Derek
04/01/2012, Vineland

I installed a higher guard on the steering stand to accommodate a standard 12" navpod for my Raymarine ST60 instruments. The Edson Pod on the right is for the Auto Pilot. The new Guard was bent up by Klackco $50 a bend with my tubing cost $50 total cost $100. http://www.klackomarine.com/

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Engine Room Blowers X 2
Derek
04/01/2012, Vineland

Ocean Dove had no engine room blowers so I installed not one but two 4" blowers in the engine room, They are mounted on the back side of the Cockpit lock, out of view and harms way. They exhaust into the fwd and aft cockpit cubbyholes port side. The cowl vents are the screw on and off type and have a screw on cover if I need to make them water tight. Fwd blower (sucker) is piped to remove the hot air from the top of the engine room. The aft blower (blower) is piped supply fresh air to bottom of the engine room. I installed 2-pole double throw switch for each blower on the steering stand. They are wired so I can change the direction of each blower (blow or suck) as need. The Teak trim was removed to install the cowl vents and them refitted. The funny steering wheel on the wheel stand is a leather cover 40" folding Lewmar wheel.

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Galley LED light
Derek
04/01/2012, Vineland

The Led lights from Home Depot come packaged two different ways. In a package with three LED lights and a 120 volt AC to 12 volt DC power supply or as single LED lights packs so that you can daisy chain to the lights to each other and the power supply to increase the number of lights. I bought three single light packs. The lights pucks have three super bright LED a long wire leads and connector to daisy chain the lights together. I removed the last lights puck connector and wired it to 12 volt wire from the old lights and covered the wires with a piece of teaks.
Thrifty, Bright, Low Power, and Best of all, the Admiral loves them!!!!!!!

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04/13/2012 | Bryan Haas
Like your site, just found it. I have a gutted Whitby 42, hull 120 just north of Toronto near Barrie. I am leaving for a year long trip with my family on July 1, 2013, and hopefully the boat will be finished by then. The lights look great. How are they holding up?
04/14/2012 | Derek Keeping
Hi Bryan
The lights were install last season. They have a nickel finish on them, the true test is when we get to salt water. I thing I my spray the metal parts with clear coat.
Like your blog also I wonder were Slow Poke when.
I am Back Gerry made me!!!!!
Derek
03/31/2012, Vineland

In February I was in Miami for the Miami Boat Show. I had the great pleasure to meet with Gerry ODonoghue the author of the Blog "The Incredible Hull"
http://theincrediblehull.blogspot.ca/ and to have a tour of the TIH.
Gerry has been an inspiration to me with ideals and the passion he has for the Whitby 42. When I meet Gerry in person in February one of the first sentences out of him was "Your Blog is Shit" and he was right. I told Gerry I would do better so here I am.
Although I have not blog in a very long time, work on Ocean Dove has not stopped. I am still planning of heading south the fall on 2014. I will start blogging on the different projects I been planning, have started or completed over the last year or so.

I removed the halogen track lighting above the galley sinks and installed 3 led lights. These LEDs are 12 Volt purchased from Home Depot.

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04/01/2012 | Gerry
Yes, that's completely unacceptable, ignoring your blog while doing amazing work on your boat. It should be the other way around, as in my case.

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