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    Shelves - aka "things no one will ever care about but me"

    KennethK and I had an email conversation a month or so back about good places to stow things on a 32-III. There are only so many "spots" for things, and one of my laments was that there was no...

    bgary Yesterday 10:31 AM

    Solar PV Setup

    In one of my previous blogs I had a request to write up about my solar PV setup. This site has been a godsend of information about my Ericson 38 and various projects that I've had to tackle so...

    kiwisailor 03-12-2018 04:45 AM

    Installation of Holding Tank Manual Pumpout & Head Anti-siphon Loop

    Late last season I had the pleasure of a sailing guest aboard the boat leave the head pump valve lever in the wet flush position and not in the dry bowl closed position - after having received...

    kiwisailor 03-11-2018 12:56 PM

    Saturated Anchor Locker Lid Repair - Part 2

    Following on from Part 1 of this blog the next day after the epoxy had cured I preceded to pre-cut out 2 layers of 6 oz fiberglass cloth, a sheet of 3.5mm plastic sheeting (used for covering floors...

    kiwisailor 03-07-2018 08:07 AM

    Saturated Anchor Locker Lid Repair - Part 1

    So over the last week I finally got around to completing the repairs to my saturated anchor locker lid. First off was the task of cleaning out the saturated balsa core and scoured back to the...

    kiwisailor 03-07-2018 07:48 AM

    First Fixed Port - Installed at Last

    Today we had a sunny 43F day at the marina. I scraped a little of last night's snow from the deck near the port opening and scrubbed and scraped the duct tape residue from the edges with mineral...

    footrope 02-22-2018 11:36 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts


    removing/sealing unused thru hull fitting

    We decided to reroute the cockpit scupper drain hoses, eliminating the drain by the sink. We want to permanently seal the old thru hull fitting.

    oldfauser Yesterday, 09:08 PM Go to last post
    Rick R.

    Ericson 32-3 Fin Keel vs Shoal Keel question

    Thanks Art now I can sound official when I explain the wing on our boat! It’s interesting that the wing offers “performance at least equal

    Rick R. Yesterday, 08:58 PM Go to last post

    found this!


    from a 1988 Ericson Brochure

    oldfauser Yesterday, 08:53 PM Go to last post

    Spring Launch Reminder

    Just a few from over the years that I've tried to forget or are shared only at the club bar after a few beers. Sea-cocks have not been a problem for us

    kapnkd Yesterday, 08:20 PM Go to last post
    Ian S

    E32-3 North Mainsail for sale!!

    Hi all. I still have a very nice North Main for sale. 2+2 configuration. 2 full 2 partial battens. two reefs. Very well built sail with plenty of life

    Ian S Yesterday, 08:19 PM Go to last post

    Fellow Ericson 32-2 owners?

    Correct! ...I don't do farcebook. What I just have done with a few of you is used the included option on this Ericson site. ...THAT I trust! ;-)

    kapnkd Yesterday, 08:05 PM Go to last post

    Spring Launch Reminder

    My son picked it up for us I think from either Defender or Port Supply (???). ...It's the Garmin unit. The GNX Wireless Sail Pack 52 I think with wireless

    kapnkd Yesterday, 08:01 PM Go to last post

    Universal M5432 Exhaust Elbow

    By the way, congratulations on the new boat. I think you and your wife will enjoy her.
    The part number for the exhaust flange is:

    Joliba Yesterday, 06:29 PM Go to last post

    Universal M5432 Exhaust Elbow

    I installed an Yanmar s/s exhaust elbow kit on my M25XP today. I believe all these small Universal's use the same size elbow. The exhaust on my engine

    supersailor Yesterday, 06:19 PM Go to last post