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Arianna in the latest PassageMaker magazine

Note from member Richard Pierce: “Thought you might like to know there is a big spread about our boat (Arianna, 1970 Alaskan 46) in the October issue of PassageMaker ( We also have a blog at that has more of the story and many photos that the members might find interesting.”

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Replacing the Flybridge Steering Cable

I recently replaced the steering cable between the flybridge and the lower helm on Archimedes, our Grand Banks 42. The project was surprisingly easy and inexpensive. Since many of our Grand Banks are getting on in years, I though the process might be of interest. It’s a fairly long post. Rather than post it all here, I’ll just point you to my blog for all the details.

mvArchimedes Replacing the Flybridge Steering Cable

Please let me know if you have questions or suggestions.

More light, less power

This article was written by Rusty Lewis of the Archimedes and originally appeared on his blog.

Archimedes came to us with flu­o­res­cent over­head light­ing. The fix­tures are about 12 inches long and built into recesses in the ceil­ing. Each fix­ture holds one ten watt tube. Sadly, they don’t pro­duce much light. In fact, a pre­vi­ous owner went so far as to line the insides of the recesses with alu­minum foil in the hope that would reflect a bit more light. I don’t think that was ter­ri­bly effec­tive. The tubes just don’t put out much light.

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Organizing Boat Records

In 2010, Lynne Thompson, did a  presentation at the Rendezvous on Organizing Boat Records.  It was an excellent presentation and I thought you may want to take a look at it again. This would be a great winter project while we await the glorious summer cruising months.

Click here to download the presentation.


Organizing Boat Records

Check out the link on the 2010 Rendezvous Wrap Up page for Lynne Thompson’s fantastic talk on “Organizing Boat Records”. It is available online, in a pdf format so we all can access it, save it and or print it.


We do love the generous support we get from our sponsors every year (actually– couldn’t make it without ’em!). But there’s something more to love when they come up with special offers exclusively for us! A new one just in from Seaview Boatyard. You should check it out!