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    Loren Beach

    Muffler Mod for an Olson

    There is an old saw about choosing whether to "raise the bridge or lower the river" and after our new engine was installed we had to deal with this kind of decision.

    To wit: the distance from the...

    Loren Beach 05-25-2019 08:05 PM
    Christian Williams

    New Spectra Topping Lift

    The original Ericson topping lift was heavy stainless wire, coated in vinyl. I've tossed it, but the effective diameter was 3/8ths or more. It was dirty--how do you clean a fixed topping lift? I...

    Christian Williams 05-25-2019 07:41 PM

    Sailing school in Greece because of my YouTube channel!

    A lot has changed since my last first and last blog entry. I made it from Mid-Michigan down to Cleveland and bought my Ericson 35 Mark ll. I bought the bought from a marine mechanic who paid next to...

    CPeregord 05-13-2019 07:29 AM

    New Teak & Holly Sole & Cupboard

    This winter I finally got around to starting the cosmetic to-do projects that the admiral has been pushing me to do since day one of purchasing my E38. Some of the sole in the galley, head, quarter...

    kiwisailor 04-25-2019 05:26 AM

    New Bilge Hoses

    This winter I finally got around to starting the cosmetic to-do projects that the admiral has been pushing me to do since day one of purchasing my E38. Some of the sole in the galley, head, quarter...

    kiwisailor 04-25-2019 05:11 AM
    Geoff W.

    First two weeks of living aboard / Tunes at sea

    It's been almost two full weeks of living aboard Delightful now, here on Bainbridge Island. I still feel like I live in a fairy tale, most of the time. The Island itself is idyllic and gorgeous,...

    Geoff W. 03-30-2019 08:59 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts


    Problem unfurling headsail

    Just had a similar problem in that the furler would not unroll the last couple of turns. Inspection revealed that the sail pre-feeder had made its way

    JSM Today, 04:50 AM Go to last post

    summer near Annapolis

    Discovery (1983 Ericson 30+) will be heading out Memorial Day morning (5/27/19) will be hailing on 16 from Herrington Harbor North. Heading out to Bloody

    mjsouleman Today, 03:36 AM Go to last post

    Survey: E35-3 Propane Control Panel Location

    Cory - are they mounted to a bracket or directly to the flat Fiberglass wall in the locker? I'd be curious to see that install as well. I'd also be interested

    MarineCityBrian Yesterday, 09:44 PM Go to last post

    Those lead bricks....

    I dig on the lead bricks today. Seems like was installed by previous owners, it's crude lead, no glassed. My bilge next to head is a mess.

    Sailingfun Yesterday, 08:24 PM Go to last post
    Cory B

    Propane Gear

    Its interesting to see all the different configurations. On our boat I have the solenoid, regulator, and gauge all "permanently mounted" (ie

    Cory B Yesterday, 07:03 PM Go to last post

    summer near Annapolis

    Yes, hope to catch up. Determined to spend more time on the water this year. Really happy to hear the A4 is hanging in there, and most welcome on the

    Emerald Yesterday, 05:59 PM Go to last post

    Are Cockpit Speakers Necessary?

    I thought I would be clever and install speakers in the holes that I had to cut in the liner to access deck hardware. But I couldn't figure any way to

    toddster Yesterday, 05:37 PM Go to last post

    Sailing out of Rock Hall Md. 5/25/2019

    Probably didnít need a reef, but it worked really well.

    GrandpaSteve Yesterday, 05:36 PM Go to last post

    Are Cockpit Speakers Necessary?

    Hey! It's an eighty's boat. It's susposed to have those speakers. Looks funny without them.-

    supersailor Yesterday, 04:36 PM Go to last post