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Galley

 

       

           Kaye's Dowry Creek Pickles (1/11/2015)

 

 Ziploc Omelet

 
         Carol Anne's Ship Bread (10/25/07)

 

Cindy's Almost Pumpkin Pie (1/13/08)

 
        Plastic Shopping Bag Tricks (7/7/08)

 

Cleaning "Solutions" (7/7/08)

 
        Galley Tool Holder (1/2/2011)

 

        Canning For Cruising  (4/3/2011)

 

        Kaye's TEXAS SOUP! (7/12/2015)


Engine/Transmission

 

Stuffing Box

 
        Shaftlog Drawing

 

Cutless

 

Volvo MD-IID

 

Volvo MD-IIB

 

Volvo MD-IIC

 

Albin Parts

 

Yanmar 3GM30F Exhaust System

 
     Original A-37 Exhaust System Drawing

       

Propellor Shaft Failure Aboard SHEARWATER
                  
OR

The Saga Of SHEARWATER’s
‘Short Southbound Cruise’!

By Tom and Kaye Assenmacher

Posted 11/18/2014

 

INSTALLING A NEW TRANSMISSION DAMPER PLATE
 IN SHEARWATER
By Tom Assenmacher 1/10/2009

SHEARWATER (1975 MK-II Yawl, # 157)
Receives A  New Transmission
By Tom Assenmacher 10/23/2010

        Sizing of Propellers (By Tom Assenmacher-Posted 6/28/2011)

     PERKINS 4-108 PARTS BREAKDOWN For Those Who Have The 'Venerable' Perkins 4-108 Diesel Engine 
     (A Fairly Large PDFDocument - Approx. 1.6 MB - May Take A Few Minutes To Download)
(Posted 2/22/2009)

        PERKINS 4-108 SHOP MANUAL   Courtesy of Sue Hyett of Ellingham, Chathill, Northumberland UK who kindly 
    shared the shop manual with us.
(Posted 7/5/2011)

    

    

 
        Westerbeke 4-107 Water Heater Plumbing Diagram (Contributed by Greg Vandenburg FALCON 1967 MK-I Sloop) (Posted 7/12/09)

 

Westerbeke 4-107 Water Heater Domestic Water Heater Service Bulletin (Contributed by Greg Vandenburg FALCON 1967 MK-I Sloop) (Posted 7/12/09)

 

Canvas Work
 
Cockpit Cover (Gendell)

        HOW TO MAKE A WINE BOX BAG
Courtesy of Talley and Jim Powell of the Trawler DAWN TO DUSK
(Trawler Cruisers We Met At The Dowry Creek Marina Near Belhaven, NC On Our Way Back From The Bahamas,  May 2012)

 

 

Sails and Rigging

 

Sails

 

Spars (Mast Collar-Gendell)

 

Sail Plan Modification

 

Standing Rigging (Rigging Diameters and Lengths)

 
        Standing Rigging Setup and Through Hull Diagram

 

Running Rigging

 
 
Deck and Hull

 

Seacocks

 

Worn Steering Cable Sheave Pins 

 

Comparison between the MK-I and MK-II Layouts

 

Shaftlog-Stuffing Box

 

Rudder Removal and Replace

 

Prop Zinc Solution (One Solution)

 
        Prop Zinc Solution (Another Solution)

 

Aluminum Portlight Gasket Fix

 

Cutless Bearing/Shaft Log Replacement Discussion

 

MK-II FORWARD HATCH FRAME REPLACEMENT

 

STERN PULPIT REFIT

 

Rudder Mold Acquired

 
        Repacking The Alberg 37 Rudder Stuffing Box

 

        Rudder Pin/Shoe Fix (ELIXIR-Joran Gendell)

 

Atkins-Hoyle Overhead Hatch and Opening Port Gasket Replacement (7/7/08)

 
        Rudder Repair (RA-Osterhoff - 2008) (Posted 1/5/09)

         

Building A Rudder For An Alberg 37
By Brad Reed
The Owner of  the 1978 MK-II Sloop ‘7-SEAS’
 
(Posted 1-11-2015 - This is a 'PDF' document and is a quite large file.)

 

 

RA Receives A Bow Thruster (Kurt Osterhoff - 2009) (Posted 5/6/09)

        Foredeck Dri-Dek Covering By Tom and Kaye Assenmacher (Posted 5/27/2012)

       SHEARWATER's Sacrificial Zincs By Tom and Kaye Assenmacher (Posted 6/28/2013)

Ground Tackle

 

       Anchor Chain Dimension Chart

 

            "BBB" Chain Specifications

 

            Proof Coil Chain Specifications

 

            'G4' High Test Chain Specifications

 

            Anchor Test (Link to the Results of a 2006 Boats and Equipment Tests of Anchors)

 

       Bow Rollers

 

        Refurbishing Horseshoe Life Rings And Life Slings By Tom and Kaye Assenmacher, Kinsale , VA SHEARWATER
   
     1975 MK-II Yawl
(Posted 7/12/2009)

 

Exterior


   
Cockpit Table For Spirit (1-2008)

 

 
Interior

 

Main Salon Table For SPIRIT (1-2008)

 

Head - Ryan and Erin Easter, of Charlotte, NC, who recently purchased the 1980 MK-II Sloop (Hull # 214) MARIAH, are making good progress in restoring their boat. Ryan wishes to share his work on the boat with other owners, by posting a link to his 'Blog'! (10-2015)

 

Galley

 

Nav Station

 

Fresh Water

 
        Provisioning Diagram

 

Water Heater Access (Gendell-ELIXIR)

 
        Refrigerator Insulation (Assenmacher-SHEARWATER July 2008)

      

      Inspection, Cleaning, and Maintenance Of SHEARWATER’s Water Tanks 
    
(Tom Assenmacher - SHEARWATER May 2011)

 

  

 

 

Electronics/Electrical

 

Nav Instruments

 

AC Wiring

 

DC Wiring

 

Original DC Wiring Diagram


SSB Radio Installation (12/05)


Below Deck Auto-Pilot (10/07)

       Solar Panel Installation Aboard SHEARWATER By Tom and Kaye Assenmacher, Kinsale , VA SHEARWATER
   
     1975 MK-II Yawl
(Posted 7/12/2009)  

 

Fuel System

 

Fuel Tank Cleaning Procedure (Part I - SHEARWATER)

                Fuel Tank Cleaning Procedure (Part II - SHEARWATER’S Fuel Problem - Posted 7/7/2012)

 
      Tank Gauging Project on ELIXIR

 

      SHEARWATER's Refueling Syphon Rig (Posted 5/27/2012)

Propane System 

SHEARWATER’s Propane Gas Storage Locker Modification
(SHEARWATER is a 1975 MK-II Yawl)
By Tom Assenmacher (Posted 9/28/2012)

 

Commissioning

 

Commissioning Thoughts

 

Warm Climate Storage checklist

     

 

General Refits & Repairs (by Boat),

SOLSKIN II (1997)

BRIGHTLINGSEA II (1997)

TEELOK

MISCHIEF (ex-TEVAKE) Receives a Refit/Refurbish/Rebuild (Kip and Linda Newbould) 2007

Miscellaneous

Frank Smart's Half Model of the MK-I Sloop BRANDELARA II (Posted 7/14/08)

Bahamas Cruising ‘Need To Have Stuff’  A short list of suggestions by TJ and Kaye Assenmacher from experience gained during 2 winter cruises to the Abacos aboard SHEARWATER – 1975 Alberg 37 Yawl – 2006-2007 and 2009-2010
(Posted 7/21/2011)

 Dinghy Sling By Tom and Kaye Assenmacher (Posted 5/28/2012)

SHEARWATER SURVIVES HURRICANE IRENE!  Description of preparations at the Assenmacher Dock on the Yeocomico River, near Kinsale, VA in August, 2011. (Posted 8/29/2012)

Dustless Vacuum Cleaning Description of a 'dustless' vacuum cleaner setup for sanding jobs in confined spaces. (By Tom and Kaye Assenmacher) Posted 7/12/2015

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