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    Rewiring an E27 Part 2 - AC Design

    I spent several evenings reading Nigel Calder's "Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual" to augment what I know and understand AC grounding in boats (not exactly the same as a house). Then I...

    ilnadi 08-31-2015 11:38 PM

    Rewiring an E27 Part 1 - research and development

    It started innocently enough, a few weeks after we bought her. Just replace the shore-power connector in the cockpit with the broken flip cover. Actually, be cheap and just replace the cover.


    ilnadi 08-31-2015 10:28 PM

    Cockpit Cushions

    Iíve been considering for some time now making a set of cockpit cushions. I didnít want to screw it up, so I first tried a few different projects to get a feel for sewing, which I only just picked...

    ignacio 08-21-2015 04:41 PM
    Christian Williams

    Copckpit Coaming Trim Piece

    The teak surround of the cockpit coaming locker is a simple yet confounding piece of trim. For three years mine defied improvement by sanding, gluing, bleaching and oiling. It was built of teak...

    Christian Williams 08-21-2015 04:19 PM

    Basa Core Repair: Side Decks Part-2 "Build Back"

    Greeetings fellow Vikings! At last comes the build back of the side decks and with great excitement we realize that we are nearing the end of the balsa core replacement on the deck!!!! After the...

    olsenjohn 08-19-2015 05:41 PM

    Balsa Core Repair: Side Decks Part-1 "Cut Out"

    With the successful cockpit sole and foredeck core replacement we felt confident enough to plunge into the side decks. They looked to be a challenge given the combinations of curves and slopes,...

    olsenjohn 08-10-2015 06:01 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts

    Chris Knudsen

    Looking for used main sail for E32

    I am looking for a mainsail for a 1971 Ericson E32. Doesn't have to be perfect, just needs enough life to get me through a season or two.

    Chris Knudsen Today, 10:07 AM Go to last post

    E29 - Jacklines

    webbing is different than rope for knots, the best webbing knot is the simple overhand like the one shown on Kevin's link.
    If you need a loop at

    ilnadi Today, 09:30 AM Go to last post

    Hole in bilge / Keel

    Greetings. My E29 has the same thing.
    The keel is fully encapsulated with fiberglass. The "hole" are what's left of the mold steel bolts

    frick Today, 08:44 AM Go to last post

    Cleat to cleat

    I use the cleat to cleat method as well with the west marine jack line kit.

    frick Today, 08:30 AM Go to last post

    Heating a hose

    This spring I finally replaced all my gate valves. To get the news sewer pipe on I hand to heat it a lot. In fact I drew a template on paper and pre bend

    frick Today, 08:24 AM Go to last post

    Creeping crack cure

    Hi guys,
    I rebedded all my portlights years ago. Like Bear I had to use a rubber mallet to persuade one light to re enter the hole.

    frick Today, 08:20 AM Go to last post


    I put in a yanmar 2gm20f and it was the best upgrade I could have done to my E29.
    It's lighter than the old A4, it fuel consumption is less than

    frick Today, 08:05 AM Go to last post

    Replacing light

    A friend took his Port lights to a local auto glass shop. There were able to replace all the lens and gaskets for a reasonable cost.

    frick Today, 07:43 AM Go to last post

    Single hole stanchion

    Hey guys ( and gals of course) I found an owners manual for my E29 and in it is info on where some of the original gear came from. On many Ericsons,

    Shu Yesterday, 08:52 PM Go to last post