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Aloha Neil: let me know if you plan on visiting Hawai’i. We keep our 424 ketch Jolly Lama there on O’ahu.
Jolly Lama #135
Aloha David: We purchased hull#135 about 10 years ago and did a refit. I replaced the old W58 and switched to electric about 3 years ago. I would enjoy seeing what you have done to your boat and look forward to pix.
Jolly Lama #135
We recently replaced the aging W58 in our 1980 424 ketch (#135) with an electric system. It’s perfect for how we use the boat, basically day sails and inter island as my boys live aboard and run their business while chasing women. No regrets.
I’m having a new one built for our 424 by a stainless guy in our marina yard. He’s a one man shop and a true artist who builds the custom towers on the big fishing yachts.Aloha Bill: I replaced all of the shower hardware a few years ago with off the shelf stuff from West. I selected a hand held shower head that mounts on an adjustable pole. The new valves fit in the existing holes.I installed a compartment in the space under the shower port per Tor Pinny’s idea. There’s enough room to place 2-3 shelves in there where we store bath towels. The door for this was also purchased from West. It also makes it easy to replace the old shower valves!I’m on the mainland now, and won’t be back on board till November, so I can’t send you any pix.Our boat was configured with the raised non-skid rubberized (?) material that was glued over and followed the original non-skid deck pattern. We’ve had the boat for 10 years and the material still scrubs up nicely and looks great even under the Hawaiian sun. I reconfigured the anchor locker following Tor Pinney’s ideas, sealing the locker hatch and finished off the foredeck with the same diamond material. The difference between the old and new stuff is barely perceptible. There’s never been a slip on deck.Dan KalinowskiJolly Lama #135Keehi Lagoon, O’ahu
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Attachments:Happy to help. Starting from ground zero, I was “hands on” during the whole project. We’re really pleased with the results.DanJolly Lama #135Keehi Lagoon, O’ahu
Aloha Bill: our boat is a 1980 ketch. The shower pump was located forward of the V drive. I replaced it with one of the multi input sump pump boxes from West. I plumbed the head sink and shower into it as well as the sink from the forward cabin. All 3 going out one thru hull with the others sealed off.
It was a little hard to get to being forward of the V-drive. Now it’s a breeze as I got rid of the W58 and V- drive when I converted to electric last year!
What rig and hull number are you?
Jolly Lama #135
Keehi Lagoon, O’ahuThe Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is close to home. I went to undergrad school at Northern Michigan U in Marquette on Lake Superior. The E.F. went down my last year there.Don’t know if you’ve heard the old saying: “Lake Superior never gives up her dead”. That’s because the water’s so cold that flotation gases never form in the body.Good luck selling Silverheels!I always wondered if you named her after Jay Silverheels, the Lone Ranger’s sidekick Tonto. (This dates us both!)Makes sense.Great show, but I’m stuck here on my boat in Honolulu for another 3 weeks. Though that cold weather would be a challenge (topping out at 80 every day here).Dan KJolly Lama #135Keehi Lagoon, O’ahuThe start of an owner spreadsheet with the following data would be great:-hull#-name-rig-owner-owner email-home port-date purchased-power plantI’d be happy to help, though I’m somewhat of a techie Neanderthal.Dan KalinowskiJolly Lama #135Keehi Lagoon, O’ahuA member list is the basic document for any group. This list has to be at least 8 years old as it still lists the PO for my boat. We should update it.Dan KalinowskiJolly Lama #135Keehi Lagoon, O’ahuI didn’t think of the tank vent (me…duh). I’ve just found water on the inspection port and assumed that was the culprit. Probably the vent overflow collecting there. I do listen to water coming up the fill tube though and try to time it accordingly. If some fresh water in the bilge is no problem, then I’m good.ThanksDanJolly Lama #135Keehi Lagoon, O’ahu