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  1. Long Winter Nights. Part 1

    It appears that this winter is not going to relinquish even a single day and we are to dwell in snow and ice well into March. Nothing is getting crossed-off the list of tasks that Must Be Done before re-launching the boat. But of course, there is an endless supply of smaller tasks that can be addressed while waiting for the weather to clear.
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    I just got in from winching the FedEx truck out of the ditch. Coincidentally, it was bringing me an electronic ...
  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 01:49 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 12:31 PM by toddster (problem with photos?)

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    Maintenance and Mechanical
  5. "Tween'r" Handrail Project (Ericson 27)

    Aside from needing to replace most things still original, when I took possession of Tween'r the first thing identified as needing attention were the leaky handrails on the dog house. While inspecting the project, I was a bit surprised to learn the rails were not through bolted with access from below. I didn't notice this when I was inspecting the boat for purchase, even though it wouldn't have made any difference. After researching the excellent forums here at EricsonYachts.org, I learned that most ...
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