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    Christian Williams

    Ericson 38--Drilling Foam, Teak Repair, Binocular Box

    I was glad to find all new foam on the new boat--until I took a nap on it. Oh dear. Hard as a rock. I said I'd get used to it, after hauling all 16 cushions home and back for new fabric. But I didn't...

    Christian Williams 01-19-2017 06:41 PM
    Mark F

    EP making the change to lithium

    After 8 years of use with AGM batteries for propulsion I have removed and replaced them with lithium (LiFePO4). The AGM's were still working fine for short term motoring needs but the range capacity...

    Mark F 01-18-2017 05:47 PM
    bigd14

    1984 E30+ Strut Replacement Part 3

    After removing the strut, I found an exact replacement at Marine Hardware in Redmond WA. They apparently obtained the patterns from Ericson back in the day. The new manganese bronze strut with...

    bigd14 01-13-2017 01:28 PM
    footrope

    1989 Vintage Ample Power Battery Monitor

    I have a nice old Ample Power Electrical System and Amp Hour Monitor or ESAHM, installed at the nav station of my boat. The Ample Power Company is still in business but apparently does not support...

    footrope 01-03-2017 10:13 AM
    Christian Williams

    Ericson 38--The Critical Boom Gooseneck Fitting

    The connection of the boom to the mast--the gooseneck--is subject to compression and to forces on both axes, yet is frequently taken for granted. It's subject to failure, a jury rig is a challenge,...

    Christian Williams 12-24-2016 03:55 PM
    JPS27

    Confessions on Rebedding Portlights

    I thought Id share my experience of rebedding my portlights on my 1977 Ericson 27. To more or lesser degree all portlights leaked.

    On the exterior, PO(s) smeared silicone around the frame,...

    JPS27 12-20-2016 08:32 AM
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