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  1. Ericson 25 CB build - Rudder rebuild

    As usual, what I thought would be a quick fix ended up being more involved...

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    One of the strengths but also weaknesses of the Ericson 25CB is the outboard sits in a transom cutout which will cause the prop and rudder to collide if steered hard to port while under power. Previous owners did this and caused gel coat damage on the starboard side of rudder. Fixing this prop damage is how the rebuild started.
    I drilled out all the bad ...
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  2. New ruddercraft centerboard for Ericson 25

    I ordered this centerboard from ruddercraft in Idaho about 3 months back but I haven't gotten around to removing the old one and installing the new one until now:

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    As the picture shows, the old centerboard has swollen and is not repairable. Was a poor design choice to use carbon steel underwater IMO.

    I got the old centerboard off at the lake Perris Lunch ramp by removing the 1/2" SS centboard pin beforehand, wrapping webbing ...

    Updated 08-14-2019 at 05:12 PM by gabriel

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