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Siskiwit is powered by a Westerbeke (Perkins) 4-107. Over the winter of 2013, I engaged Pierside Boat Yard in Charleston, a Westerbeke dealer, to tear down the engine and replace the wet sleeves and O rings after finding engine coolant (gycol) mixed with the lube oil. See below for photos of the job. The 4-107 …

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Preparing for Christmas aboard

I was thinking this morning of what I intend to take from home for Christmas week aboard Siskiwit. That brought up memories of 1992 when Rachel, Brooke and I were purging all our excess things, putting the house up for rent, placing the car on blocks, giving so much to Goodwill and Salvation Army and …

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Fresh White Bilge

Every boat needs to be stripped at some point. The entire hull and deck and coach roof of Siskiwit had gel coat removed and awlgripped, but, since we were pulling up the cabin sole, it provided the perfect timing and access to the entire bilge. A common estimate is this should be done every 20 …

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