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  1. Wiring & Engine Detail, part 2

    These photos show the Halon bottle in place, and also a much better look at the inside of the compartment where the meter and terminal strip are mounted.
    As an "extra" there is a shot of the new coolant overflow tank showing how the level in it almost matches the hose take-off place on the coolant cap. This is preferred to having it higher or lower.
    The former Universal diesel had the coolant bottle mounted somewhat higher, in the port seat lazaretto under the hinged cockpit ...

    Updated 02-19-2019 at 05:49 PM by Loren Beach

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  2. Liveaboard Prep 1: Removal of Wine Rack pt. 2 (and v berth cushions)

    With the bottom "U" piece out, and both screws removed from the top "U" piece, we are now just left with the 4-hole piece in the back.

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    This piece was held in by the two screws already removed from inside the lazarette, as well as two bunged-in screws on the bottom, attached to a small block of wood behind the bottom "O"s.

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    With these removed, I started applying ...

    Updated 02-18-2019 at 02:49 PM by Sati (typo)

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    Maintenance and Mechanical , Ericson Ownership
  3. Liveaboard Prep 1: Removal of Wine Rack (gasp) pt. 1

    I think everyone with Ericsons of a certain size and vintage is intimately acquainted with the signature wine rack, though I don't think I've ever seen any pictures of a boat here with wine in the rack. Happy to be proven wrong here. It's a charming detail and, as noted by Christian Williams, likely installed to garner an appreciative nod from high-status couples oooing and aaahing over their new interior amenities at a boat show.

    Well, I don't drink and am moving onto my boat in a ...
  4. Re-Re-Re Re-Rig

    Music and lyrics by Max Headroom. So the rig is down and out on a greenhouse table where I can work on it in relative comfort. Good thing too, because there is a thick layer of snow and re-re-re Re-Frozen slush on the ground and all over the boat.

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    So, I've gone over all the wire and fittings, and the only thing that I can find really wrong is the aft lower turnbuckles are both slightly bent. None of the shrouds were installed with a toggle, ...

    Updated 02-18-2019 at 01:31 PM by toddster (problem with photos?)

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    Maintenance and Mechanical
  5. New Hour Meter & Halon Status light (part 1)

    After removing the old (crumbling lens) Halon status light in its escutcheon plate, I needed to install a new one. The purpose of that light is to see if the Halon extinguisher has discharged, without opening the hatch to the engine compartment and potentially re-intorducing fresh oxygen when the suspected fire is hopefully out but the metal is hot enough to re-ignite. Or so goes the theory.

    Current ABYC "rules" want this light installed on your Dashboard where you would ...

    Updated 02-19-2019 at 03:32 PM by Loren Beach

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