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    Cockpit Cushions

    Iíve been considering for some time now making a set of cockpit cushions. I didnít want to screw it up, so I first tried a few different projects to get a feel for sewing, which I only just picked...

    ignacio 08-21-2015 04:41 PM
    Christian Williams

    Copckpit Coaming Trim Piece

    The teak surround of the cockpit coaming locker is a simple yet confounding piece of trim. For three years mine defied improvement by sanding, gluing, bleaching and oiling. It was built of teak...

    Christian Williams 08-21-2015 04:19 PM

    Basa Core Repair: Side Decks Part-2 "Build Back"

    Greeetings fellow Vikings! At last comes the build back of the side decks and with great excitement we realize that we are nearing the end of the balsa core replacement on the deck!!!! After the...

    olsenjohn 08-19-2015 05:41 PM

    Balsa Core Repair: Side Decks Part-1 "Cut Out"

    With the successful cockpit sole and foredeck core replacement we felt confident enough to plunge into the side decks. They looked to be a challenge given the combinations of curves and slopes,...

    olsenjohn 08-10-2015 06:01 PM

    Balsa Core Repair: Foredeck

    My apologies for the long lag in posting. I have actually been making good progress, just not kept up with the postings. I also want to note that for the remaining balsa core repair blog entries...

    olsenjohn 08-10-2015 02:26 PM

    Replacing the cabin sole in my E36-RH...

    The attachment explains the how I replaced my cabin sole.

    Sailsteve 07-30-2015 05:59 PM
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    Spot On

    Both of you are spot on! ABYC standards are voluntary. These days, boat manufacturers are wise to fully comply with ABYC both for liability and marketing

    Roger Today, 04:24 AM Go to last post

    Regulations for existing sailboats

    I would begin by asking the surveyor for a print out of the relevant standard. Note that the current standard for reboarding ladder, lifelines, grab rails,

    TakeFive Today, 01:30 AM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    New Ericson owner!

    Best chance to reach this person now would be to click on his name here and choose the option for sending him a private message. He has not logged in

    Loren Beach Yesterday, 11:45 PM Go to last post

    E30+ traverler cam cleats

    For those who have ever wondered what the inside of the cam cleats look like, wonder no more. Looks like this could use a little cleaning, but the

    csoule13 Yesterday, 11:43 PM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    E34-2 fuel leak at tank inlet

    When I replaced the original fuel fill hose in '08, the original one had permeated and I could smell the diesel working its way through the layers.

    Loren Beach Yesterday, 11:41 PM Go to last post
    D & DM Cahill

    Regulations for existing sailboats

    Hi All. We have a potential buyer for Amazing Grace, our E38, who has had our boat surveyed. The surveyor has stated that, according to ABYC, the boarding

    D & DM Cahill Yesterday, 10:53 PM Go to last post
    Rick R.

    Photos from the boat

    Ericsons in Florida!

    the lady.......I don't know. I think she may be one of Tom's friends from spring training.

    Rick R. Yesterday, 08:44 PM Go to last post
    Alan Gomes

    Varnish tip

    A few new (to me) ideas contained in these nuggets. Filed away in OneNote!

    Alan Gomes Yesterday, 05:44 PM Go to last post
    Alan Gomes

    Varnish tip

    Thanks, Martin! I love the stuff I'm learning on this forum! (My half-full can of Epifanes is now sitting upside down in my dock box!)

    Alan Gomes Yesterday, 05:31 PM Go to last post