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  1. Thelonious II -- Interior Lights and Lamps

    A 38-foot Ericson probably has eight dome lights, four reading lights, a chart light and maybe some kerosene lamps. I believe in old gear and always resist tossing it on the rubbish heap. It saves money, and sets a good example for my wife to follow, should she start to consider my own utility questionable.

    The fixtures were all black, which at time of purpose I thought looked a little odd, although not bad. An Ericson quirk back in 1984? No, I discovered later, it was a P.O. quirk--he ...

    Updated Today at 07:03 AM by Christian Williams

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    Maintenance and Mechanical , Ericson Ownership
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  2. 100% Exterior Balsa Core Repair: Completed Cost

    by , 04-22-2016 at 03:08 PM (Ericson 25CB Resurrection)
    The last of the balsa core is sealed up under a nice layer of fiberglass! Yeah!!!!!! I have enjoyed the journey and the lessons learned very much, but I freely admit I am ready to move on to something else for a change of pace. After replacing ALL of the exterior balsa core on the boat I am just plain balsa cored out! And yes, I really do mean ALL of the exterior balsa core; cockpit sole, fore deck, side decks, cabin top.

    For the benefit of readers that may be thinking of doing the
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    Updated 04-22-2016 at 03:08 PM by olsenjohn

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    Maintenance and Mechanical , Balsa Core Repair
  3. Balsa Core Repair: Mast Base / Cabin Top - Part 2

    by , 04-22-2016 at 03:07 PM (Ericson 25CB Resurrection)
    We left off last time with the balsa core on top of the cabin around the base of the mast and forward hatch installed and epoxied in place. For this blog we put down an initial fiberglass layer of the forward half of the cabin, then two more layers across the whole top of the cabin extending back to the companionway to tie in the work from the previous blogs about the companionway runners.

    Initial Fiberglass Layer

    If you have been following may recall that we put down ...
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  4. shaft strut zink


    Here is a few pictures of the strut all finished up with the new cutlass bearing, the two different primer layers, 1st: Dimetcote 302H to provide good adhesion and 2nd: Amercoat 235 for a firm foundation for ...

    Updated 04-20-2016 at 01:48 PM by Shelman

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  5. Shaft Strut De-Zinkification


    Neither the factory or single previous owner ever installed a sacrificial anode on the prop shaft strut. I always wondered if it really needed one because it is not in contact with any dissimilar metals ...
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