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    Loren Beach

    Wiring & Engine Detail, part 2

    These photos show the Halon bottle in place, and also a much better look at the inside of the compartment where the meter and terminal strip are mounted.
    As an "extra" there is a shot of the new...

    Loren Beach 02-18-2019 07:07 PM

    Liveaboard Prep 1: Removal of Wine Rack pt. 2 (and v berth cushions)

    With the bottom "U" piece out, and both screws removed from the top "U" piece, we are now just left with the 4-hole piece in the back.

    This piece was held in by the two screws already removed...

    Sati 02-18-2019 01:52 PM

    Liveaboard Prep 1: Removal of Wine Rack (gasp) pt. 1

    I think everyone with Ericsons of a certain size and vintage is intimately acquainted with the signature wine rack, though I don't think I've ever seen any pictures of a boat here with wine in the...

    Sati 02-18-2019 01:42 PM

    Re-Re-Re Re-Rig

    Music and lyrics by Max Headroom. So the rig is down and out on a greenhouse table where I can work on it in relative comfort. Good thing too, because there is a thick layer of snow and re-re-re...

    toddster 02-18-2019 12:44 PM
    Loren Beach

    New Hour Meter & Halon Status light (part 1)

    After removing the old (crumbling lens) Halon status light in its escutcheon plate, I needed to install a new one. The purpose of that light is to see if the Halon extinguisher has discharged,...

    Loren Beach 02-17-2019 09:27 PM
    Loren Beach

    Starboard (under) Side Deck Reveal

    Here are some pix of the underside of the starb. deck above the galley. I opened up this area two years ago to get at the wiring that goes thru there to the next area aft, the overhead in the hanging...

    Loren Beach 02-03-2019 02:26 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts


    E29 propane locker options; stove options

    That issue sort of ties into the variations in E29 models. Some, like mine, have a big inaccessible volume in the starboard aft quarter. One could cut

    toddster Yesterday, 11:08 PM Go to last post

    E29 propane locker options; stove options

    Thanks, Alan. I will look into alcohol stoves also. You mention Origo-style - are there other brands that might cost a bit less but still offer decent

    sgwright67 Yesterday, 09:40 PM Go to last post

    Ericson 29 - what to watch for?

    Good to know about the upgrades; here I was thinking it was pretty plain compared to many boats I've looked at (but also much cheaper). The spreader lights

    sgwright67 Yesterday, 08:05 PM Go to last post

    Ericson 29 - what to watch for?

    Well, maybe I can see the photos better on my office monitor than I could on the iPad last night. Upgrades I noticed included Anchoring gear, roller

    toddster Yesterday, 06:49 PM Go to last post

    Ericson 29 - what to watch for?

    Yes, that makes sense. The danger is when cranking is stopped long enough that water might run back into an open exhaust valve from the water lift muffler,

    sgwright67 Yesterday, 06:46 PM Go to last post



    I'll give you 10:1 odds it's a Ronco. It should have the "Ronco" and tank model # in raised plastic (zoom in on the right

    markvone Yesterday, 06:24 PM Go to last post
    Alan Gomes

    Ericson 29 - what to watch for?

    I believe the issue is that if you keep cranking the engine without it firing, it can fill up your water lift muffler since there is no exhaust to expel

    Alan Gomes Yesterday, 05:45 PM Go to last post


    Thank you!

    micguire Yesterday, 05:32 PM Go to last post

    Cabin Sole Progress

    Amazing work. I have to do my Olson 34 in the water. I have minor oxidation. Do you have any tips on that high gloss finish. It looks way better than

    markalan Yesterday, 05:22 PM Go to last post