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  1. Ericson 38--Swing Door Trash Bin

    A few weeks ago I counted the times I threw things into the Ericson 381 trash bin in one afternoon. About 30 times. There were Kleenex, cable-tie ends, lunch, a buggered screw, chipped plugs, a WM receipt, Diet Coke can, bits of string, busted rubber band.... Fascinating list, ain't it?

    With a factory trash door hinged at the bottom, that meant lowering the door onto the faucets, tossing the junk, then closing the door again. Can't leave it open or it hides the faucets. Three separate ...
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  2. New Bilge Hose, April 2016

    This year I replaced the cockpit manual bilge pump. I thought I could rebuild the old one, but the inside check valves were secured by ss screws into the alum. housing and would not budge. The hose had also been in there since the boat was built in 1988. That old 1.5" corrugated vinyl hose looked kind of rough in places and I was worried that it might develop a pinhole leak. Since it has to pull bilge water 23 feet back to the port side cockpit combing, it's important to be sure it all functions. ...

    Updated 11-30-2016 at 02:34 PM by Loren Beach

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  3. Cell Cast Acrylic Portlights

    I chose to replace my leaking fixed port lights with cell cast acrylic instead of repairing the factory aluminum framed glass ones. Mostly I decided on the change for the issue of strength, I saw the possibility of breakage both in the event of a boarding wave or the possibility of a wild shackle causing havoc to my little 26 foot world.

    Please excuse the butyl tape around the edges. I have not yet cleaned and removed it.

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  4. Cabin Liner Cutouts

    by , 11-14-2016 at 05:55 AM (Ericson 25CB Resurrection)
    Many of you on this site have commented that the cutouts in the cabin liner were done quite crudely in the Ericson Factory. They really made a strong and beautiful boat, but the cutouts look like someone was stoned when they did them...

    After cutting my hands and arms numerous times on the rough cutouts in the cabin liner, I decided to spend some time cleaning them up. This was pretty easy to do, just takes a little planning and patience. For the corners I created ...
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  5. Bow / Anchor Bitter End / Stern Eyes

    by , 11-14-2016 at 05:54 AM (Ericson 25CB Resurrection)
    Bow eyes and stern eyes are a must have for launching, retrieving, and safely towing a boat on a trailer. If strongly installed, they can also be used for lifting the boat off of the trailer. If have them on my Starwind 19 and frequently used them both for lifting and strapping the boat down securely to the trailer. Especially on long distance tows. My Ericson 25 did not come with a bow eye or stern eyes installed from the factory. This is not really surprising as the bow eyes were listed as ...
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