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    olsenjohn

    Adding Forward Portholes

    As I work on my Ericson I tend to migrate to whatever job I "feel" like doing. Since all of it adds up to a finished job eventually, I move around as I am inspired. Makes life more fun. And since...

    olsenjohn Today 10:05 PM
    Shelman

    Manual Bilge Pump Upgrade

    My E-26 left the factory with two whale gusher pumps on board. One was the single equipped bilge pump, and the other was fitted for pumping the holding tank over board whenever beyond the three mile...

    Shelman 04-22-2015 12:52 AM
    olsenjohn

    Cockpit Sole Balsa Core Repair Part-2 "Build Back"

    Now that we had properly prepped the cockpit sole for rebuild, we could finally start on bringing her back! This was an exciting day for us since we were really building her back instead of just...

    olsenjohn 04-19-2015 01:24 PM
    olsenjohn

    Cockpit Sole Balsa Core Repair Part-1 "Cut Out"

    It was time to do some serious work on resurrecting our Ericson 25 CB. As we mentioned in "The Purchase" blog, she had some serious balsa core damage in various places. We knew this would be one...

    olsenjohn 04-19-2015 12:20 PM
    Shelman

    New Anchor For E-26

    I have been searching long and hard for the perfect anchor for my boat for over a year now and I finally made my decision and ordered the new Vulcan 9 from Rocna. It actually looks more like the...

    Shelman 04-14-2015 12:20 AM
    olsenjohn

    Aluminum Toerail Removal

    The long anodized aluminum toerails were a huge pain to remove. They had around 80 bolts, 40 per side, that went through the deck with washers and nuts on the underside. Many were very difficult to...

    olsenjohn 04-11-2015 09:35 PM
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