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I have been searching long and hard for the perfect anchor for my boat for over a year now and I finally made my decision and ordered the new Vulcan 9 from Rocna. It actually looks more like the spade than the Rocna but I am very pleased with the way it fits on my bow roller and in my anchor locker.
Here are some pictures for everyones viewing pleasure.
Updated 04-14-2015 at 10:25 PM by Shelman
The long anodized aluminum toerails were a huge pain to remove. They had around 80 bolts, 40 per side, that went through the deck with washers and nuts on the underside. Many were very difficult to reach, and about 10 of them were completely covered with fiberglass cloth and resin. It appears that they were mounted to the deck before the deck was attached to the hull. This is a common practice in boat manufacturing, I saw it first hand at the Precision Boat Works factory in Florida. There is
Updated 04-14-2015 at 02:15 PM by olsenjohn
As we began our project of resurrecting our Ericson 25 centerboard model, we knew we would have to tackle the rotten balsa core as one of the first major issues to be addressed. No sense in replacing anything on the inside until the outside was sound. We figured there would be leaks of epoxy, dust, and other issues so best to wait on the inside until the outside was done and strong. So with that in mind we started by removing hardware from the deck.
For the most part this went
Updated 04-14-2015 at 02:19 PM by olsenjohn
After much searching and research on trailers we identified several must haves:
High quality trailer. We regularly trailer our Starwind from North Carolina to Florida, the NC Coast, and Lake Michigan. Lots of trailer miles expected.Max width of 8'. Federal highway laws allow 8' 6", but many secondary roads and state highways have 8' as a max.Low overall height to fit in the garage, and make launching easier.Extended launching tongue for those shallow rampsRemovable
After looking her over we realized that there was a combination of Great, Good, Bad, and downright Ugly things about the boat. We spent two hours on the boat, and had the marina pull her out so we could examine the centerboard and the bottom condition. Based on that we made a list:
Great and Good
One owner boat (supposedly.....) clean title.Centerboard in excellent condition. No cracks, splits, scrapes, or damage. Went up and down smoothly into the pocket.Bottom
Updated 04-13-2015 at 10:26 AM by olsenjohn