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    Christian Williams

    Ericson 38--Swing Door Trash Bin

    A few weeks ago I counted the times I threw things into the Ericson 381 trash bin in one afternoon. About 30 times. There were Kleenex, cable-tie ends, lunch, a buggered screw, chipped plugs, a WM...

    Christian Williams 12-01-2016 11:09 PM
    Loren Beach

    New Bilge Hose, April 2016

    This year I replaced the cockpit manual bilge pump. I thought I could rebuild the old one, but the inside check valves were secured by ss screws into the alum. housing and would not budge. The hose...

    Loren Beach 11-29-2016 11:06 PM
    Shelman

    Cell Cast Acrylic Portlights

    I chose to replace my leaking fixed port lights with cell cast acrylic instead of repairing the factory aluminum framed glass ones. Mostly I decided on the change for the issue of strength, I saw the...

    Shelman 11-17-2016 09:46 AM
    olsenjohn

    Cabin Liner Cutouts

    Many of you on this site have commented that the cutouts in the cabin liner were done quite crudely in the Ericson Factory. They really made a strong and beautiful boat, but the cutouts look like...

    olsenjohn 11-14-2016 05:55 AM
    olsenjohn

    Bow / Anchor Bitter End / Stern Eyes

    Bow eyes and stern eyes are a must have for launching, retrieving, and safely towing a boat on a trailer. If strongly installed, they can also be used for lifting the boat off of the trailer. If...

    olsenjohn 11-14-2016 05:54 AM
    footrope

    We interrupt this blog ... Espar Heater Thermostat control

    Eleven years of light use on my Espar Hydronic D5W diesel heater have been overwhelmingly good. The boiler itself has been trouble-free. When I had it checked out on the bench in 2015 the hours were...

    footrope 11-11-2016 10:50 AM
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