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  1. Ericson 38--Fuel Injectors Service

    Small diesels are renowned for their simplicity. They have no ignition system and in a pinch they'll run on cooking oil. Diesel fuel doesn't aspire to be napalm, and unlike gasoline feels almost natural on the skin. Diesels work forever with minimal maintenance and seldom a complaint. What's not to like?

    Well, they can be hard to start. It's mostly an issue in cold weather. The sea trial of Thelonious II was done on a foggy, 60-degree morning in the dead of Southern California winter. ...

    Updated 10-09-2017 at 01:55 PM by Christian Williams

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  2. Mystery Of The Century?

    While I was grubbing around in the bilge the other day, I had finally had enough. The engine tray/sump in my E29 drained to the bilge through a tiny 1/4" limber hole. Occasionally, disgusting blobs of oily residue were emitted and could be found floating on top of the bilge water. Worse, the engine pretty much entirely fills its little nest - there isn't room to reach a hand down under there. Consequently, every object dropped into the engine compartment is lost forever. The odd thing ...
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  3. New Atomic-Four Engine Panel

    So many projects to do on Arcturus. However, this summer I seem to have developed a new vice - on those windless days that are meant for boat projects, I've mostly gone stand-up paddle boarding instead. "Hmm... crawl around in the bilges or get out on the water?" Well, I've lost a couple of pounds, but not made much progress on the boat. And of course, the last month was lost to the Big Smoke. Too hazardous to even breathe deeply.

    A couple of things did get done. I ...

    Updated 09-25-2017 at 05:39 PM by toddster

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  4. New Sails For Spice Packet

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    Kerry Poe of North Sails came down to figure out the reefing. The big rake of the luff requires the hanks float on what he called a 'jackline'. Getting the tension right on that, tight enough so that it brings the hanks all the way forward, and loose enough to allow the hanks to slide all the way down when dropping. The reef had to happen in this 'jacklined' area so Kerry added some clever velcro straps that live in a ...
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  5. Ericson 36 C - a rare ensignia

    Check out our new sails and some updates to our blog over the summer!

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