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    hilco woudstra

    Oil pressure line on universal motor

    I have a 1983 3 cylinder Universal diesel in my 35' Ericson, Sketcher.

    There is a rubber hose from oil pressure gage-bar to engine. This is just forward of heat exchanger. The small hose then...

    hilco woudstra 03-27-2015 01:50 PM

    Sewmanship - New Curtains and Pillows - Part 2

    ...continued from Part 1

    I also made a test pillow with the striped fabric and...

    woolamaloo 03-26-2015 12:07 AM

    Sewmanship - New Curtains and Pillows - Part 1

    When I bought my 30+ in April, 2013 the survey was very positive. There were a lot of little things to do – nothing too serious. Something that was not on the survey, nor did I probably even look at...

    woolamaloo 03-26-2015 12:01 AM

    Exhaust Rebuild E-26

    pictures: engine with new taller riser, old siphon break, new siphon break, transom with new bypass through hull over exhaust outlet.

    The little Westerbeke in my 1985 E-26 had been rebuilt a few...

    Shelman 03-21-2015 02:43 AM
    Loren Beach

    Reducing Winter Rain Stains

    I imagine that many sailors in rainy areas probably have heard of this, and several years ago a friend introduced it to me. Simple idea and cheap, and it works.

    We get more dirt in our rain than...

    Loren Beach 03-17-2015 01:11 AM
    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 02:29 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts

    Loren Beach

    2015 Rendezvous

    Hi Harold,
    My one vote is for something other than white... white or similar very light pastels tend to emphasize my expanded midriff, i.e. "Dunlaps

    Loren Beach Today, 04:09 PM Go to last post
    Fred Dentinger

    No thanks on the V-neck.

    My wife prefers the regular neck of a standard T-shirt. Thanks for organizing!

    Fred Dentinger Today, 02:56 PM Go to last post

    Motor Mounts

    Ok, time for Motor Mounts. The 5432 has used the originals up. What Brand seems to be the best for the 3 point mounting system. Supplier?

    hodo Today, 02:21 PM Go to last post

    2015 Rendezvous

    Hi Everyone. I'm going to check into the T shirt thing this week. Can you give me an idea of how many, we also need to decide on a color. Do the ladies

    hodo Today, 02:14 PM Go to last post

    Exhaust anti-siphon hose

    Yup the marelon will work just fine for that. It just wasn't as compact and conforming for where I wanted to put it.
    Almost anything is better

    Shelman Today, 01:31 AM Go to last post
    Keith Parcells

    Exhaust anti-siphon hose

    I would definitely use the Marelon vented loop. No corrosion or galvanic issues possible with Marelon.

    Keith Parcells Today, 01:06 AM Go to last post

    35-2 under-deck autopilot guidance needed

    Fellow Viking's,
    Blue Chip arrived in our possession 10y ago with an already old Raymarine ST4000 wheel pilot. This AP has finally died and despite

    robjpowell Yesterday, 11:12 PM Go to last post

    Catalina Anyone?

    I plan on sailing to the Isthmus April 24-26 with a friend and his 6 year old kid. If any other Ericson owners are there at this time feel free to stop

    Gregoryulrich Yesterday, 10:33 PM Go to last post

    Exhaust anti-siphon hose

    Stainless is cheeper too! I always feel torn betwene the bronze and the stainless. Stainless can develope pitting I know but bronze can de-zink so I think

    Shelman Yesterday, 09:34 PM Go to last post