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    New ruddercraft centerboard for Ericson 25

    I ordered this centerboard from ruddercraft in Idaho about 3 months back but I haven't gotten around to removing the old one and installing the new one until now:

    As the picture shows, the...

    gabriel 08-14-2019 05:00 PM


    Summer has been getting out of hand. Finally, I realized that if i didn't get Arcturus launched before the end of the month, it was going to be out for the whole year. So in it went.

    A funny...

    toddster 07-29-2019 11:00 AM

    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

    Here’s 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
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    Alan Gomes

    Replacing sidewall teak

    Sometimes leaks can be beastly hard to trace. They can be maddening at times.

    Alan Gomes Yesterday, 07:30 PM Go to last post

    Replacing sidewall teak

    The majority of my damage was from the leaky portlights, but I also had significant stains caused from a leaks in the cabin top. A few of the leaks were

    trickdhat Yesterday, 07:18 PM Go to last post
    Alan Gomes

    Replacing sidewall teak

    Thanks for this. A few quick thoughts in reply: (1) Formica is waterproof. (2) The Formica is not the "substrate." I'd be gluing it (or otherwise

    Alan Gomes Yesterday, 07:05 PM Go to last post
    Tin Kicker

    Replacing sidewall teak

    I'd check carefully to make sure the substrate is waterproof because like trickdhat wrote, water can come from overhead. Consider putting the end of a

    Tin Kicker Yesterday, 06:02 PM Go to last post
    Alan Gomes

    Replacing sidewall teak

    Not the same stuff. What we'll be using is Formica from Wilsonart. It's maybe 1/16" thick, perhaps even a bit less. Not only is it not heavy but

    Alan Gomes Yesterday, 03:29 PM Go to last post

    Two Firefighters Lost At Sea

    This type of thing unfortunately happens up here on the Straights on a regular basis. On a beautiful calm day anglers venture out in cockleshell boats

    supersailor Yesterday, 02:51 PM Go to last post

    Replacing sidewall teak

    I went down the same path. I'm not done yet. I used a bunch of clamps through the port light holes to hold the marine grade mahogany plywood to the cabin

    trickdhat Yesterday, 11:44 AM Go to last post
    Keith Parcells

    Replacing sidewall teak

    When I think of Formica, I am envisioning a heavy backed laminate which may be too bulky for that job. How about this stuff which is used in RVs?

    Keith Parcells Yesterday, 09:03 AM Go to last post

    Looks great.

    Thanks for the pics. I'm in the midst of the same project. Replacing the overhead as well.

    John E.

    jengels Yesterday, 04:11 AM Go to last post