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    Christian Williams

    Sewmanship 6--Repairing Upholstery Fabric; Singer Model 15-91

    It's a tribute to the bulletproof velour upholstery that Ericson used in 1985 that in many boats it survives and even flourishes. My zippers remain sound. The cloth is robust and unstained. Even so,...

    Christian Williams 03-03-2015 03:29 PM
    Christian Williams

    One-Piece Hatch Board; Tides SailTrack; HX gaskets

    Hatch boards have been around a long time. Arriving means pulling them out and putting them somewhere; departing the boat means stacking them back in, which I tend to do in the wrong order 30...

    Christian Williams 02-18-2015 08:13 PM

    almost perfect

    The Ericson factory guys did so many things right on our boats that itís sometimes easy to take our quality for granted. But time and again we are reminded that there is nothing that can be assumed...

    Shelman 02-03-2015 04:28 PM

    electric upgrades

    I have added two electrical items recently that I feel are both a notch above the rest and wanted to share them with everybody here.

    The first is my new bi-color LED bow light. The unit is made...

    Shelman 01-28-2015 03:41 PM
    Christian Williams

    Table of Contents for Thelonious Blog

    [COLOR=#3E3E3E][INDENT]Click on the entry to be redirected.[URL="http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/entry.php?227-A-Family-Cruise-in-1961"]

    Christian Williams 01-22-2015 07:22 PM
    Christian Williams

    Water Heater Replacement, Raritan to WM/Kuuma

    The 1985 Raritan 6-gallon water heater still worked without complaint, heating fine while under power and keeping the water warm until breakfast the next morning. The electrical heater no longer...

    Christian Williams 01-15-2015 04:34 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts


    Cars don't have the confined space issue

    For one, the engine compartment/cabin on a car can't be made into a gasoline vapor bomb quite like a boat engine compartment and cabin. Both of my alternators

    footrope Today, 02:06 AM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    More AMPS

    1 HP per 25 amps. My Balmar 100 puts out initially (briefly) about 80 amps if the batteries are down to 70 percent.

    The real strain when

    Christian Williams Today, 01:53 AM Go to last post
    Glyn Judson

    Alternator, small world.

    Randy and all, What a coincidence that you and I would have read the same article so many years ago. Of interest, several years ago I had my original

    Glyn Judson Today, 01:41 AM Go to last post
    Randy Rutledge

    More AMPS

    Glenn, I must have read that same article, it was a diesel school bus alternator, single wire Delco. Remembering this is what made me Google Delco marine

    Randy Rutledge Today, 01:21 AM Go to last post
    Glyn Judson

    On the subject of alternators.

    On the subject of alternators but not directly to Randy's question, I want to offer a thought to stimulate conversation. Years ago and I mean YEARS ago

    Glyn Judson Today, 12:33 AM Go to last post
    Randy Rutledge

    Need Trailer for E27

    Don't know if this will help but the 27 and 29 are close. this is a drawing with measurements for my E29 trailer the bottom of the keel is the base line

    Randy Rutledge Yesterday, 11:12 PM Go to last post
    Randy Rutledge

    More AMPS

    Has anyone installed of the single wire Delco marine alternators on an Atomic 4. it will fit on the bracket, only question is will the V pulley match

    Randy Rutledge Yesterday, 10:55 PM Go to last post

    Prusik Knot

    Here's a link to an article I read a while back for climbing the mast. It involves using two slip knots called a prusik knot. When it comes time to climb

    Timsb Yesterday, 09:17 PM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    Need Trailer for E27

    I take it you plan to keep the boat on the trailer each winter from now on, at your home, for convenience and savings.

    I mutter this because

    Christian Williams Yesterday, 08:26 PM Go to last post