• Recent Blog Posts


    Grease It Up. Or raather Down.

    Recently, I installed a grease fitting for the lower rudder bearing. A quick little project that is at least whole and complete, in contrast to the many not-quite finished things going on around...

    toddster 06-22-2019 12:15 PM
    Kenneth K

    Another Engine Panel Upgrade - Pt. 2

    (Continued from Part 1):

    The original black engine panel frame was in pretty good shape. The...

    Kenneth K 05-31-2019 10:34 PM
    Kenneth K

    Another Engine Panel Upgrade - Pt. 1

    Hereís my posting of my recent Universal engine panel upgrade. The real nuts-and-bolts of engine panel and wiring upgrades has already been posted, thankfully, by C. Williams and T. Metzger (see...

    Kenneth K 05-31-2019 10:13 PM
    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
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  • Recent Forum Posts




    I single hand my E36EH 90% of the time. My main traveler is on the bridge deck out of reach from the wheel and my primaries are next

    markvone Today, 04:19 AM Go to last post

    34' Ericson yacht for sale-Long Beach CA in great shape

    Ericson 34 MK II, 1989. Long Beach $39,500 - a beautiful cruiser and capable racer thatís in great shape. Designed by Bruce King, the boat has a Harkin

    gdevoogd Yesterday, 10:52 PM Go to last post

    What can I do with THAT??

    Yes. my base port is Oakland. This is an Ericsson 27 I bough for teach my son how's sail.

    Sailingfun Yesterday, 07:51 PM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    What can I do with THAT??

    Looks like a prior owner put in a fixed port light there to let in some more light.
    If you want an opening port, you would have to somehow find

    Loren Beach Yesterday, 07:43 PM Go to last post

    Exhaust elbow

    Ours was an Onan 155-1058 elbow. We replaced it a few years ago with the same elbow. Some threaded pipes of various appropriate sizes and a new flange

    Joliba Yesterday, 07:12 PM Go to last post

    What can I do with THAT??

    Dear forum
    Suggestion, suggestions! I want to change that porthole but it's not plain.
    Any suggestion?? I would love change for something

    Sailingfun Yesterday, 07:05 PM Go to last post

    Transpac Rudder Issues

    On the other hand, we hear of the occasional Good Old Cruising Boat, plodding along, that suddenly sustains rudder damage from unknown causes and sinks

    toddster Yesterday, 05:10 PM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    Transpac Rudder Issues

    Don't forget, these Transpac guys are driving their boats to the limit and breaking lots of gear in the meantime.

    Spade rudders look vulnerable,

    Christian Williams Yesterday, 04:19 PM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    35-2 Single Handing, Possible?

    I suggest getting a Raymarine wheel pilot.

    It steers, you're free to sail the boat with the setup it has. And nothing wrong with your setup.

    Christian Williams Yesterday, 04:07 PM Go to last post