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    Christian Williams

    Thelonious II -- Interior Lights and Lamps

    A 38-foot Ericson probably has eight dome lights, four reading lights, a chart light and maybe some kerosene lamps. I believe in old gear and always resist tossing it on the rubbish heap. It saves...

    Christian Williams 04-28-2016 01:12 PM

    100% Exterior Balsa Core Repair: Completed Cost

    [COLOR=#3E3E3E]The last of the balsa core is sealed up under a nice layer of fiberglass! Yeah!!!!!! I have enjoyed the journey and the lessons learned very much, but I freely admit I am ready to move...

    olsenjohn 04-22-2016 03:08 PM

    Balsa Core Repair: Mast Base / Cabin Top - Part 2

    We left off last time with the balsa core on top of the cabin around the base of the mast and forward hatch installed and epoxied in place. For this blog we put down an initial fiberglass layer of...

    olsenjohn 04-22-2016 03:07 PM

    shaft strut zink

    Here is a few pictures of the strut all finished up with the new cutlass bearing, the two different primer layers, 1st: Dimetcote 302H to provide good adhesion and 2nd: Amercoat 235 for a firm...

    Shelman 04-20-2016 01:45 PM

    Shaft Strut De-Zinkification

    Neither the factory or single previous owner ever installed a sacrificial anode on the prop shaft strut. I always wondered if it really needed one because it is not in contact with any dissimilar ...

    Shelman 04-13-2016 11:22 AM

    Interior lighting

    Once again I am upgrading the lighting aboard my E-26. The lights are available through marinebeam.com and are a nice upgrade over the original. I made the blocks from teak myself to fit the new...

    Shelman 04-04-2016 03:56 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts



    That is interesting. It does sound like my head inlet is connected to my sink drain. Here I go this weekend to find out. Never occurred to me.

    rpm Today, 06:09 PM Go to last post
    Randy Rutledge

    Sizing Mars Stability Bulbs for E38 SD

    Remember that the added weight will be dead weight until the boat heels over to quite and angle. One 200 lb man on the rail will do much more that the

    Randy Rutledge Today, 06:06 PM Go to last post
    Rick R.

    Twelve rescued off MDR as Boat Sinks

    It's funny how distracted walking is becoming a true health crisis. Ever notice how many selfie-takers have all mastered the same

    Rick R. Today, 05:20 PM Go to last post

    "Afternoon Delight" SUNK

    Sad Update; The sailboat that was tied to mine at one time is resting peacefully on the bottom of the intracoastal. I'm assuming the owner removed it

    2ericson27s Today, 04:09 PM Go to last post

    Cutless bearing 1977 e27

    I'm looking forward to the photos of the Cutless replacement without having to pull the prop OR the shaft. That Strutpro is one h3ll of a tool!

    tenders Today, 02:12 PM Go to last post

    Can I revive my nonskid?

    I have revived non skid on 2 boats using Interlux Interdeck paint. The pain in the process is taping around the raised nonskid area, but once you get

    bhowell123 Today, 01:44 PM Go to last post

    Cutless bearing 1977 e27

    Long ago when I did a lot of diving I probably would have tried it, but those days are long gone. Don't have to pull the prop, so I am thinking after

    bhowell123 Today, 01:37 PM Go to last post
    e38 owner

    mars bulb

    I do know of a e38 that added weight to the bottom of the keel. However, I am not sure he was pleased with the result. Although I have the racing keel

    e38 owner Today, 01:34 PM Go to last post

    87' E28 Head Thru Hull Locations

    On my 87' there are three head thru hulls. Upper larger one is for overboard waste discharge. Lower one is for head intake. Middle is the drain for

    Afrakes Today, 12:22 PM Go to last post