• Recent Blog Posts

    Loren Beach

    Wiring & Engine Detail, part 2

    These photos show the Halon bottle in place, and also a much better look at the inside of the compartment where the meter and terminal strip are mounted.
    As an "extra" there is a shot of the new...

    Loren Beach 02-18-2019 07:07 PM

    Liveaboard Prep 1: Removal of Wine Rack pt. 2 (and v berth cushions)

    With the bottom "U" piece out, and both screws removed from the top "U" piece, we are now just left with the 4-hole piece in the back.

    This piece was held in by the two screws already removed...

    Sati 02-18-2019 01:52 PM

    Liveaboard Prep 1: Removal of Wine Rack (gasp) pt. 1

    I think everyone with Ericsons of a certain size and vintage is intimately acquainted with the signature wine rack, though I don't think I've ever seen any pictures of a boat here with wine in the...

    Sati 02-18-2019 01:42 PM

    Re-Re-Re Re-Rig

    Music and lyrics by Max Headroom. So the rig is down and out on a greenhouse table where I can work on it in relative comfort. Good thing too, because there is a thick layer of snow and re-re-re...

    toddster 02-18-2019 12:44 PM
    Loren Beach

    New Hour Meter & Halon Status light (part 1)

    After removing the old (crumbling lens) Halon status light in its escutcheon plate, I needed to install a new one. The purpose of that light is to see if the Halon extinguisher has discharged,...

    Loren Beach 02-17-2019 09:27 PM
    Loren Beach

    Starboard (under) Side Deck Reveal

    Here are some pix of the underside of the starb. deck above the galley. I opened up this area two years ago to get at the wiring that goes thru there to the next area aft, the overhead in the hanging...

    Loren Beach 02-03-2019 02:26 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts


    Ericson 29 - what to watch for?

    Thanks, Christian. I might still require a survey for insurance, since the marina (the only one nearby with a 30' slip available) will probably want insurance,

    sgwright67 Today, 08:35 PM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    Ericson 29 - what to watch for?

    Sounds to me like youʻre familiar with this stuff, done impressive diligence, the subject boat is far under your theoretical budget, and you can

    Christian Williams Today, 08:27 PM Go to last post


    I had heard they got out of marine spars, but (according to Cruiser's Forum) as recently as 2014 they were answering phones and selling spar parts

    bgary Today, 08:01 PM Go to last post

    Ericson 29 - what to watch for?

    Just got back from viewing the E29. Overall a good impression, although not as good as hoped for. The boat is fairly clean and in fair to good overall

    sgwright67 Today, 07:37 PM Go to last post

    What ELSE can you do with the wine rack?

    These are all great ideas, and thank you everyone for pitching in. I think Toddster is right - there's a lot of ??? about how I will use my galley right

    Sati Today, 07:28 PM Go to last post

    Going to the source for Hardware

    One of my favorite places. I have yet to stump them - they seem to have everything.

    Another "candy store" in our part of the world:

    Teranodon Today, 06:53 PM Go to last post

    What ELSE can you do with the wine rack?

    I think before designing a keeper, you need to figure out what's going to be kept. For a small appliance, I'd think just an inch-high or so curb across

    toddster Today, 06:34 PM Go to last post


    Have any of you So-Cal Vikings dealt with Lefiell? I've sent them multiple emails and left multiple phone messages and have gotten absolutely no reply.

    Afrakes Today, 06:12 PM Go to last post

    What ELSE can you do with the wine rack?


    When I saw your webbing design for a closure, I thought about a piece of marine canvas (Sunbrella) held up with twist studs along

    markvone Today, 06:04 PM Go to last post