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  1. Sun Mar 4,2012. Now much better known around the marina

    by , 03-11-2012 at 01:13 AM (Journey of a new owner, Ericson 35-2)
    Sunday morning 11 AM: back to boat, opened cabin, found charger disabled with a quotation mark temperature overload" alarm. Initially, I thought this was from leaving the charger horizontal when the instructions said needed to be vertical to allow proper vent air flow. More likely, however, is that the charger was knocking itself out trying to charge a dead battery. However, it was notable that approximately 2 min. after I turned the charger to a vertical position, the over-temperature light ...
  2. Weekend Mar 3-4, 2012. Sat Mar 3

    by , 03-11-2012 at 01:11 AM (Journey of a new owner, Ericson 35-2)
    This is a summary of two weekend days of working on the Maggie B. Split into two posts, each day

    Dates are February 3 and fourth, Saturday and Sunday, 2012. Goal of this weekend was the same as last weekend: get the engine running well enough to move the boat from one slip at my Marina to another. I am at Shelter Island in San Diego Bay, California. I've been asked to exchange slips with another boat, couple who lives aboard. There are a number of "live aboards" at our Marina, ...
  3. More on purchasing an Ericson spring 2011-Craigslist

    by , 02-26-2012 at 06:47 PM (Journey of a new owner, Ericson 35-2)
    I tried Craigslist and found it a complete waste of time. Bunch of flakes-can't connect by phone, etc. My seller, living in Phoenix, started out listing on Craigslist. He drove to San Diego once, maybe twice, for a Saturday meet and thepotential buyers were no-shows. This may work for people who have a lot of time on their hands. I have no clue how the details would work once you shook hands on a purchase price-seems like way too much of a risk and a headache whether you're a buyer or a seller. ...
  4. More on purchasing an Ericson spring 2011

    by , 02-26-2012 at 06:41 PM (Journey of a new owner, Ericson 35-2)
    1. Being willing to have wheel or tiller steering doubled my selection on a 35-2. Offerings were about half and half.
    2. Boat I bought was offered at $19,995, down from $23,500. Prior owner purcahsed at $23,500 in 2006. My final sales price $15,975, or 80% of offering price.
    3. I looked at the 10 cheapest boats west of Missippi River available from Dec 2010 to April 2011. I physically looked at about 6 of the 10 furthest away was 2 1/4 hr at Marina Del Rey.
    4. Price range
  5. The Air in Fuel Project

    by , 02-26-2012 at 04:59 PM (Journey of a new owner, Ericson 35-2)
    The Air in Fuel Project
    I may go back and fill in the gaps on this sometime in terms of past history, but the outline is that, since I purchased the boat nine months ago, I have had continued problems with engine performance. Primary symptom is inability to reach maximum RPMs. Secondary symptoms are engine dying after 15 to 30 min. of running, white smoke in the exhaust, air in the fuel lines. My most recent observation, yesterday, is a new primary fuel filter, now half filled ...

    Updated 03-01-2012 at 07:11 PM by Leander (spelling error)