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    Singlehanded - LA to Kaua'i - Part III

    After a week of profound serenity, monotony began settling in: the same sapphire-blue ocean; a steady 15-18 knot wind driving gentle, predictable waves; night after night of luminous stars, and a...

    ignacio 07-26-2016 02:45 AM

    New Companionway Hatch: Laurel & Hardy

    All of the original exterior woodwork was beyond saving when we purchased our Ericson 25CB, and the companionway hatch was no exception. It was severly worn, had cracks that extended all the way...

    olsenjohn 07-18-2016 11:17 AM

    Mast Base / Molded Mounting Pad

    A quick blog post on the molded mast step mounting pad.

    The original fiberglass top of the cabin contained a molded pad the size and shape of the mast step that fit into the bottom of the mast. ...

    olsenjohn 07-17-2016 05:31 PM

    Fairing Cabin Top

    We are behind on our postings, but have continued to make slow progress on the resurrection of our Ericson 25 CB. Life has its way of distracting us to other more pressing issues, and progress is...

    olsenjohn 07-17-2016 05:07 PM

    Singlehanded from Los Angeles to Kaua'i - Part II


    The next week was idyllic, our reward for enduring the initiation of the first few days. Wind was a steady...

    ignacio 07-17-2016 03:33 PM

    Singlehanded from Los Angeles to Kaua'i - Part I

    Departure from San Pedro, Cabrillo Marina: June 19, 2016 7:30AM PST
    Arrival in Kaua’i, Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor: July 8, 2016 8:30PM HST
    Time: 19 days, 13 hours

    ignacio 07-16-2016 05:16 PM
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    35-2 Sink and Cockpit Seacock


    I second this - it is one I think of often on my 35-2. There is one other more minor issue with this configuration. If the starboard

    bradh Yesterday, 08:12 PM Go to last post

    Terra Nova: Flooding

    Loren, You thought that there were hose clamps before! My little Lumex actually got good shots of the full installation. There is now no way that the

    supersailor Yesterday, 05:35 PM Go to last post

    Sink Drian

    On my E 35 Mk 2 the sink drain shares the same sea cock with the starboard cockpit drain. I always close this drain whenever I leave the boat. I leave

    Tomwine Yesterday, 05:19 PM Go to last post

    Hatch Master

    My Jan 2013 estimate from Hatchmasters for lens and gasket for two Atkins Hoyle, 22 x 22 and 26 x 26 was $419 + $509 + shipping. The A&H are cast

    markvone Yesterday, 03:15 PM Go to last post
    Rick R.

    Hatch Master

    Ever since I redid ours, I always keep them covered lol. They look nice only I almost never uncover them.

    Rick R. Yesterday, 02:11 PM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    Ventilation note

    "Proper" yacht interiors had wood panel doors on their lockers, and EY continued this woody look thru the 80's.

    When they produced

    Loren Beach Yesterday, 10:22 AM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    Clamps !

    For some reason that picture of all those hose clamps.....
    reminded me of the Robot Mafia character from "Futurama" .....

    Loren Beach Yesterday, 10:07 AM Go to last post

    New E29 owner with bilge drain path question.

    Another fun feature of the boat is that since all the forward lockers are continuous, any of those bilge-ey odors - that you don't really notice until

    toddster Yesterday, 09:29 AM Go to last post
    Jeff Asbury

    What I hit.

    Okay all the repairs were made a few weeks ago and the rig is better than ever. But I thought you might like to see a photo of what I hit. Here it is

    Jeff Asbury Yesterday, 09:24 AM Go to last post