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  • in reply to: MAX PROP Propeller Recommendation #225091

    rdugger
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    Ben
    I replaced our fixed prop with a Seahawk Autostream from Jim Blanchard at H&H Prop in New England several years ago (800-325-0117). We have had no issues with it. Unlike MaxProp it can be rebuilt by owner should the internal parts need replacing.

    Rick
    Eclipse

  • in reply to: What refrigeration setup do you have? #225058

    rdugger
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    I removed the engine driven cold plates 12 years ago and installed a Frigoboat 12v air cooled system. It has served us well.
    Rick
    Eclipse

  • in reply to: Anchor pulpit #225023

    rdugger
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    There are threads on the mast pulpits that include vendors… search ‘mast’…
    Mast pulpits are well worth the money and effort.
    Rick
    Eclipse

  • in reply to: Nav Lights – Fuse #225022

    rdugger
    Participant

    My nav lights are on a breaker on the 12v panel.
    Rick
    Eclipse

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  • in reply to: Aft Bunk Extension #224718

    rdugger
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    Rich
    Thanks the picture was helpful. Your aft bunk is the same as ours.
    We experience the same issues getting into and out of the V berth.
    Sounds like you have a great sleeping solution that works for you.
    FWIW the TuftTopper people send you a template and make it to fit whatever configuration you have (V Berth, Saloon, aft berth, etc)
    Thanks again
    Rick
    Eclipse #73

  • in reply to: Aft Bunk Extension #224715

    rdugger
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    Rich
    Nice job!
    When convenient, would you please take/send a pic from the door to the galley looking aft at the bed. How wide is you aft berth? My Admiral thinks that, not counting the addition, it doesn’t look as wide as ours.
    Also – I highly recommend a product called Tuft Topper (http://tuftedtopper.com/)… we were unhappy and prepared to go the commercial mattress route in the V berth until we bought this product. It eliminated any feeling of the cracks between foam sections and prevents bottoming out… all around really improved our sleeping experience. Everyone we know who has purchased this product has really liked it, including a couple who live-aboard.
    Regards
    Rick
    Eclipse #73

  • in reply to: Please update Owners List #224671

    rdugger
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    Minor update for hull #73
    Add my Admiral to Owner –
    Rick and Andy Dugger
    Change Berthed location to –
    Wilton Creek, Va

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  • in reply to: electrical panel new names for fuses #224548

    rdugger
    Participant

    I’ve also made my own with a label maker.
    Google Blue Seas panel labels… lots of vendors pop up.
    Blue seas used to sell their kits and individual labels, but it’s not clear if they still do – looks like they want to steer you to a retailer.

    Rick
    Eclipse

  • in reply to: Westerbeke Oil Filter "equivalents" #224540

    rdugger
    Participant

    I have a westerbeke 63C four. I’ve used NAPA 1324 oil filter without issues for 12 years.
    Rick
    Eclipse #78

  • in reply to: [pearson424] Mast Pulpits – at last! #224458

    rdugger
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    Hello Thom
    I was part of the group (I think 14 or so) that bought mast pulpits from Dave at Railmakers in April 2008. I still have the emails, including ones from Dave… Tor Piney was the coordinator for the group.
    Cannot imagine not having mast pulpits… yes order backing plates so you don’t have to make them…
    Mine fit nicely except I did have to fabricate a block so one leg would appropriately mate with the deck…
    Rick
    Eclipse #73

  • in reply to: V-Drive: original and in good condition – $250 OBO #224445

    rdugger
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    Keith
    Just to be 100% clear/certain… what model is it? RV-20? or something else?
    Thanks
    Rick
    Eclipse

  • in reply to: v birth make over #224292

    rdugger
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    We recently recovered ours using the white vinyl with foam backing from sailright.
    We did not reinforce the bow. I didn’t have the time or energy for that project and we don’t plan to sail off shore. We’ve not had issues with oil canning in the Chesapeake Bay.
    Looks and feels good.
    Rick
    Eclipse

  • in reply to: Chesapeake Bay meet-up flotillas? #224255

    rdugger
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    John and June
    We sail Eclipse out of the Mobjack Bay. We go to Chucktown frequently, mostly staying with Smitty at the Oyster Farm. We’ve been in your store several times. Nice place and yummy stuff….
    Recently moved our boat from Mobjack to Wilton Creek off the Piankatank.
    Rick and Andy
    Eclipse


  • rdugger
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    I have Kato Island Model Davits. Our dinghy is a 10′ RIB and we keep a 8hp 2 stroke on it. Our davits are attached to the coming area and then supported to the back rail and with supports bolted to the rear deck. See attached photo of davits without dinghy. Agree that the davits present significant lever forces.
    Suggest you reinforce and use substantial backing plates.
    Rick
    Eclipse #73

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  • in reply to: Portlights #224089

    rdugger
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    May 206 I installed a 6×20 in the aft cabin on the port side as well in the head over the sink. We had previously installed 6 NFM ports in the fwd cabin and saloon. Install of the 6x20s went fine. I have no issues with the way they look. We still have the original large non opening ports in the shower and at the galley on the port side.
    Rick
    Eclipse #73

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