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    Christian Williams

    Refitting Thelonious

    This summer's 6,000-mile cruise to Kaua'i gives an insight into wear and tear on a boat over time. I was 48 days at sea--20 out, 28 for the return--sailing 24 hours a day, half of it in winds...

    Christian Williams 09-27-2014 06:25 PM
    Christian Williams

    Offshore with the 2014 Sailomat Wind Vane--Video


    Demonstration of the 2014 "Sailomat 800"self-steering vane during a 6,000-mile transit LA-Hawaii-LA.

    Christian Williams 09-17-2014 02:00 PM
    Loren Beach

    Hurth 17 mm Drain Plug washer

    I just spent some tedious hours changing out the old ATF in our '88 Hurth model 50 trans. The top where the fill/dip stick fitting lives is visible only when both bolts that hold the heat exchanger...

    Loren Beach 09-04-2014 11:45 AM

    The Mighty Tillermaster Autopilot On A Budget

    Among the items the prior owner of my first sailboat left for me when I bought it was an amazing little auto steering device called a Tillermaster. Over 10,000 of these grey, boxy little...

    Gregoryulrich 07-18-2014 03:31 PM
    Christian Williams

    Off to Hawaii

    Tomorrow I depart Marina del Rey for Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii. I am sailing solo, and looking for a passage of 22-25 days--or better, of course. The GC course is 2200NM, or 2500 statute miles.

    Christian Williams 07-01-2014 12:54 AM
    Loren Beach

    Carrying More Diesel

    I note that another blog here has illustrated a much nicer way to carry more diesel than my, um, traditional one -- light lines and lots of knots!
    Still, we did use a "rattle syphon" to move...

    Loren Beach 06-21-2014 11:00 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts

    Keith Parcells

    Hurth transmission diagnosis


    When my Hurth went bad it did not make the screeching sound that you and others have described. It just would not move the boat

    Keith Parcells Today, 12:53 AM Go to last post

    Ericson 25 Mast Stepping

    So on the original mast step there appears to be brackets where a pin attaches? Am I seeing that correctly? The original step is now mounted on the hinging

    SeaScoutsFWB Yesterday, 09:52 PM Go to last post

    Ericson 25 Mast Stepping


    Thanks for the information. you saved me a trip with a trailer when the nearby marina was closed. I have been studying your website

    SeaScoutsFWB Yesterday, 09:44 PM Go to last post

    E27 bow cap- white or plated?

    Thanks for all the responses. After talking to a local powder coating shop and reading the advice from you knowledgable gentlemen, I've decided to just

    Haiku Yesterday, 09:11 PM Go to last post
    Steve A

    " under power" shot

    I'm using my dinghy "hip tied" to power my boat this summer. Not very pretty , but it works

    Steve A Yesterday, 06:35 PM Go to last post

    Repower E30+

    That would be my hope.

    I have 1 quote and will post others as I get them:
    "We just installed a replacement Beta 16 w/transmission,

    mjsouleman Yesterday, 06:03 PM Go to last post

    Racing Tips for Ericson 30+ needed - Please

    Make sure your jib cars are in the right spot. You said you have what you think is a 105-110. Can you sheet it inside the shrouds? With a jib that

    MarcusJtown Yesterday, 04:43 PM Go to last post
    Jeff Asbury

    1971 E27 purchase questions

    I always have a little water in the bilge on my E-27. Pretty much to be expected. Can trickle down from condensation, the stuffing box or minor leaks

    Jeff Asbury Yesterday, 01:54 PM Go to last post
    Steve A

    Dodger Design ponderings

    Here's what I just installed on my 32; had the side windows wrap up the top so I can still see out when heeled( I have a tiller soI sit right under it).

    Steve A Yesterday, 01:48 PM Go to last post