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    toddster

    Foamtastic Fun, Part 2

    A couple of pieces at a time, I transported the foam cut-outs to the boat and tried them out for fit and quality control (more naps). While cutting, I usually assumed that straight lines would...

    toddster 04-06-2014 10:32 PM
    toddster

    Foamtastic Fun, Part 1

    This winter, it is finally time to get some cushions made for Arcturus. I got over the first hurdle back in January - ordered the foam. It came compressed in bales. The instructions said not to...

    toddster 04-06-2014 10:14 PM
    Christian Williams

    Blogging on EricsonYachts.Org--How To

    What is a blog? How do blogs differ from threads? Should I start my own blog on EricsonYachts.Org? How do I go about it?

    Several good explanations were lost in the 2013 corruption of the site....

    Christian Williams 03-28-2014 03:24 PM
    Shelman

    seacock replacement

    when I bought my boat I had never heard of a seacock, I didn't know what marelon was, I didn't know what a backing plate was, I didn't know what a flanged adapter was, I didn't know about tapered and...

    Shelman 03-27-2014 06:52 PM
    Shelman

    house battery bank

    I had been wanting more battery capacity for quite a while. one group 24 with one as a spare just wasn't enough. I thought of using the existing battery compartment for two six volt batterys, with a...

    Shelman 03-27-2014 02:02 PM
    Loren Beach

    Mast Gaiter and SS hold-down Tang

    I took some photos of our mast collar area showing the gaiter that covers the original vinyl boot, and this also shows the little SS tang behind the spar that is tied to the mast inside the cabin...

    Loren Beach 03-25-2014 12:11 AM
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  • Recent Forum Posts

    markvone

    Sure sounds like thermostat related

    Neal,

    My only other thoughts are:

    1) Did you load up the engine enough to fully warm it up to verify no overheating without

    markvone Today, 07:59 AM Go to last post
    Afrakes

    Maybe?

    LP: By removing the thermostat you have significantly reduced resistance to the coolant flow. Being the pessimist that I am I would still make sure

    Afrakes Today, 06:44 AM Go to last post
    LPBlues

    instrument panel labels

    That is a great idea, getting something engraved would negate the fading from the sun issue. Thanks!

    LPBlues Today, 01:42 AM Go to last post
    LPBlues

    ran it without the thermostat tonight...

    and the temps stayed around 130 occasionally getting to 136ish. It stayed like this for 20 min or more of idling and putting it into reverse etc. (while

    LPBlues Today, 01:40 AM Go to last post
    bigd14

    Rudder problems?

    I had the same problem. One of the blister areas was simply a void in the foam. The other areas were voids near where the rudder skeleton is. I drilled

    bigd14 Today, 01:04 AM Go to last post
    tenders

    Rudder problems?

    Please see my posts from a few years ago regarding my saga with my E32 rudder, which after many years of patching I replaced with a new one.

    tenders Yesterday, 11:51 PM Go to last post
    Maine Sail

    Lightning Ground Question

    Oversized and lightning.... ? I'll keep my 2/0, which has already done its job once. Hard to work with? Not at all but I can assure you that 4/0 at 10F

    Maine Sail Yesterday, 09:09 PM Go to last post
    Vagabond39

    Primer

    Tim, I used Flexdel Aquagaurd 181 Primer, Then Unipoxy as with the rest of the hull.May be time to invest on a sander to remove the varnish.Bob

    Vagabond39 Yesterday, 07:56 PM Go to last post
    Vagabond39

    Lightning Ground Question

    An interesting idea using keel bolts for grounding. But, isn't yory keel covered in fiberglass, gel coat, sealer, and ablative paint?That seem to insulate

    Vagabond39 Yesterday, 07:19 PM Go to last post