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    Christian Williams

    Ericson 38 DC Panel Revision

    This project started with a sigh. The little I know about yacht distribution panels is more than I wish I knew, and a glance suggested hours of tedium ahead. The panel was crammed, every wire hard...

    Christian Williams 09-24-2016 12:42 PM

    Ev-100 Autopliot On E-26 First Sail

    Well I finally got to go sailing yesterday afternoon with the new EV-100 (Raymarine tiller autopilot) and compare it to the TP-22 (Simrad tiller pilot) and man what a difference there is between ...

    Shelman 09-20-2016 10:23 AM

    Raymarine Evo-100 Instalation on E-26

    My Simrad TP-22 steers the boat alright under most circumstances, but it struggles in a following or quartering sea, and doesn't react fast enough to keep the boat on course in those conditions. I am...

    Shelman 09-18-2016 07:59 PM

    Solar Panels Without The Ugly

    As my future plans include some time away from the dock I had to chose between solar, wind, or additional alternator power.
    Solar won out fairly quickly as the best option, but I didn't want to...

    Shelman 09-17-2016 01:10 PM

    Bow Wow Wow Wow

    This project is turning into kind of a dog. I finally starting tackling the deck hardware - starting at the pointy end. Not one bit of this stuff was ever potted properly or ever had any kind of...

    toddster 08-31-2016 08:33 PM

    More Dorade Info

    The curing of the penetrating epoxy takes a long time, if the cure criteria is that the solvent odor should be gone. After nearly two weeks I can still detect the solvent. I'll have to re-read the...

    footrope 08-29-2016 10:52 AM
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  • Recent Forum Posts

    Frank Langer

    30+ Scupper Drain Rerouting Advice

    I have a1984 E30+ and have thought alot about this. My setup is like yours, the starboard cockpit scupper draining through a thruhull accessible

    Frank Langer Today, 01:52 PM Go to last post

    blue prints

    When we bought out 38 it came with the electrical &plumbing prints along with the standing rigging drawings and wire sizes and details. Also have

    Navman Today, 12:42 PM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    Ericson 32-3 First Boat

    Permit me to say you need to look at that other boat. You need to look at a dozen boats before buying anything.

    Christian Williams Today, 12:37 PM Go to last post

    Boom end for E32-2

    I see somebody bought the swaging tool!

    I'm trying to decide whether I should admire or despise your fistlike knots that have been substituted

    tenders Today, 11:42 AM Go to last post

    Ericson 32-3 First Boat

    I do indeed mean bottom paint. The rest is pretty faded but I think buff/wax will clean her up nicely. Not sure on the difference with the other boat

    grovechurchill Today, 11:32 AM Go to last post

    30+ Scupper Drain Rerouting Advice

    My E29 has only a single cockpit drain, which bothers me a bit. It's a very short hose - maybe six inches - that goes directly from the bottom of a sump

    toddster Today, 11:29 AM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    30+ Scupper Drain Rerouting Advice

    It wasn't uncommon for Ericson to share through-hulls. On my era E38, separate shower sump and main bilge lines meet at a T-fitting on a single exit.

    Christian Williams Today, 10:51 AM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    Boom end for E32-2

    In my opinion a high-tech outhaul is only important if racing. Ask how often you bother to adjust it under sail. On a loose-footed main they're easy to

    Christian Williams Today, 10:33 AM Go to last post

    30+ Scupper Drain Rerouting Advice

    Let me rephrase my question :-).

    Can anyone tell me how their aft cockpit scuppers drain in other Ericson models?


    bigd14 Today, 10:18 AM Go to last post