Author Archive | Bob Salnick

Do you have ports like this?

Storm windows? On a boat?

We use Eolian all winter long (at the dock anyway), therefore we heat her all winter long.  On houses, storm windows are used to provide an extra layer of insulation against the winter cold and weather.  If you have ports like these: …you can easily make and fit storm windows for them too!  I  don’t […]

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Random propeller thoughts

I’ve been thinking about propellers lately.  A lot. No, I can’t explain that.  Perhaps it is a residue of our recent election.  Or something. Nevertheless… Now, I am not a trained Naval Architect.  But still, I have thoughts which seem coherent (to me at least, but then the judge may be biased), some brought on […]

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Room in the reefer

Eolian‘s refrigerator compartment is huge for a boat.  But because it is so tall, much of the space in it either goes to waste, or we spend a long time sorting thru piles of things in there with the door open, looking for something. Something had to be done. I decided to make a shelf […]

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Lexan vs. Plexiglass

If you are replacing fixed ports on your boat, you will be faced (or should be faced) with the choice between Lexan (a trade name for polycarbonate) and Plexiglass (a trade name for polymethylmethacrylate, aka acrylic).  Here are some features of each which might help you decide which to use: Plexiglass is transparent to UV […]

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