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    Christian Williams

    Ericson 38 DC Panel Revision

    This project started with a sigh. The little I know about yacht distribution panels is more than I wish I knew, and a glance suggested hours of tedium ahead. The panel was crammed, every wire hard...

    Christian Williams 09-24-2016 12:42 PM

    Ev-100 Autopliot On E-26 First Sail

    Well I finally got to go sailing yesterday afternoon with the new EV-100 (Raymarine tiller autopilot) and compare it to the TP-22 (Simrad tiller pilot) and man what a difference there is between ...

    Shelman 09-20-2016 10:23 AM

    Raymarine Evo-100 Instalation on E-26

    My Simrad TP-22 steers the boat alright under most circumstances, but it struggles in a following or quartering sea, and doesn't react fast enough to keep the boat on course in those conditions. I am...

    Shelman 09-18-2016 07:59 PM

    Solar Panels Without The Ugly

    As my future plans include some time away from the dock I had to chose between solar, wind, or additional alternator power.
    Solar won out fairly quickly as the best option, but I didn't want to...

    Shelman 09-17-2016 01:10 PM

    New To Us Ericson 36 Cruising!

    She is moored for now in Tomahawk Bay Marina in Portland OR. We would love to meet a sistership!

    SpicePacket 09-17-2016 10:10 AM

    Bow Wow Wow Wow

    This project is turning into kind of a dog. I finally starting tackling the deck hardware - starting at the pointy end. Not one bit of this stuff was ever potted properly or ever had any kind of...

    toddster 08-31-2016 08:33 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts

    Kevin A Wright

    E38 rudder post grease fittings?

    Well after two days of work have a new zirk in place and pumped 2 1/2 14oz tubes of grease into the shaft. Resistance never increased but I also didn't

    Kevin A Wright Today, 11:44 AM Go to last post
    Randy Rutledge

    Rocket Boat Project-which boat/what do you think?

    I would like the performance of the silver but the look of the blue, I guess that is no help. I guess I would go for the speed in the end, that is what

    Randy Rutledge Today, 11:21 AM Go to last post
    Alan Gomes

    Boom end for E32-2

    I'll take a bit of a contrary tack here. I think the outhaul is an important sail shaping control. It can play a helpful role in keeping the boat on its

    Alan Gomes Today, 10:23 AM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    Boom end for E32-2


    Now we're talkin'. Each reef line acts as an outhaul, and unlike the main outhaul does need a means of making it absolutely

    Christian Williams Today, 08:48 AM Go to last post

    raft up

    Im upper it any time


    Surfun Today, 08:39 AM Go to last post
    Glyn Judson

    Bronze vs. chrome.

    Dear friend, The only reason I removed the chrome on mine is that the majority of hardware on our boat is bronze and it was more in keeping to follow

    Glyn Judson Today, 08:19 AM Go to last post

    A Lake Michigan Response

    Just completing the 2nd summer with the new Foss Foam (California) rudder hung beneath Shoe String, a 1989 Olson 34. Several points & observations

    Grizz Today, 04:33 AM Go to last post

    Boom end for E32-2

    Yesterday was my halyard hitch day. I generally use bowlines. I do like the halyard hitch for halyards. It looks cleaner and compact. I am not sure

    photobug Yesterday, 11:02 PM Go to last post

    Boom end for E32-2

    That was my belief also, about the outback until yesterday.

    I was over canvases and undercooked. Settings I thought were tight looked

    photobug Yesterday, 10:49 PM Go to last post