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Since our Ericson 25CB was stored on a lift throughout its life, it never had an electric bilge pump. Just the manual one that we rebuilt in a previous blog. For peace of mind, and racing equipment...
One of my winter projects was to replace the 7 below waterline thru hulls with new seacocks. Four of the original thru hulls were leaking through the old wooden backing blocks that had become water...
When we bought the boat it was pretty dry inside, just a little bit of water in the bilge. And when we left her on the hard, we felt good about her being level, and closed up pretty tight. I...
Since doing the install of the fuel tank we remained concerned that there was not enough ventilation. If you go back and read that blog, you will see that we took pains to calculate the amount of...
It's been a long time since my last post. The winter of 2016/17 was not a good one for me, and the work on my beloved Ericson 25CB came to a grinding halt. Around Thanksgiving I came down with...
I managed to get to work on the boat yesterday after contending with freezing weather last weekend and a blizzard earlier this week. I'm on the final stages of the rewiring project. I've replaced all...
thanks Ian, I did rev up the engine both with and without being in gear, just quickly, I agree revving it up in neutral not a good idea. In neutral
Do not rev that diesel up without a load! bad bad idea. A diesel will tolerate high load much better then high rev's.
#1 prop pitch should achieve
If you want to repair the Tang which may prove unnecessary you can take that fitting to any good welder and have it either spliced or built back up and
The best material I have found to date for rudder fairings is the thin HDPE cutting board material. You know the ones you can roll up. they keep there
wow, very nice!
I am looking for the aluminum ring, hinges and latch. I will rebuild the rest. If you know of one, please contact me.
In my and (engineer) son's efforts to replace a fwd lower shroud attachment bulkhead, it quickly became the "WHILE WE ARE AT IT" that quickly
ill have my Spot running as well here.
Very clean and neat work! ...Tough to do when it comes to boat wiring. (Been there and [almost] done it (still working on the TOTAL re-wiring of my '73