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    Christian Williams

    Thelonious II -- Interior Lights and Lamps

    A 38-foot Ericson probably has eight dome lights, four reading lights, a chart light and maybe some kerosene lamps. I believe in old gear and always resist tossing it on the rubbish heap. It saves...

    Christian Williams 04-28-2016 01:12 PM

    100% Exterior Balsa Core Repair: Completed Cost

    [COLOR=#3E3E3E]The last of the balsa core is sealed up under a nice layer of fiberglass! Yeah!!!!!! I have enjoyed the journey and the lessons learned very much, but I freely admit I am ready to move...

    olsenjohn 04-22-2016 03:08 PM

    Balsa Core Repair: Mast Base / Cabin Top - Part 2

    We left off last time with the balsa core on top of the cabin around the base of the mast and forward hatch installed and epoxied in place. For this blog we put down an initial fiberglass layer of...

    olsenjohn 04-22-2016 03:07 PM

    shaft strut zink

    Here is a few pictures of the strut all finished up with the new cutlass bearing, the two different primer layers, 1st: Dimetcote 302H to provide good adhesion and 2nd: Amercoat 235 for a firm...

    Shelman 04-20-2016 01:45 PM

    Shaft Strut De-Zinkification

    Neither the factory or single previous owner ever installed a sacrificial anode on the prop shaft strut. I always wondered if it really needed one because it is not in contact with any dissimilar ...

    Shelman 04-13-2016 11:22 AM

    Interior lighting

    Once again I am upgrading the lighting aboard my E-26. The lights are available through marinebeam.com and are a nice upgrade over the original. I made the blocks from teak myself to fit the new...

    Shelman 04-04-2016 03:56 PM
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    Remove old cbale from mouting bar

    Hi guys - Great info on this thread! I have been able to disassemble (got lucky with my 4 screws that mount the collar) and access the cables

    bmaraglia Today, 11:34 AM Go to last post


    Rig went back up yesterday morning.

    I had estimated when the boat arrived that it would take 8-10 days to do what I wanted to get done on

    bgary Today, 11:22 AM Go to last post

    mysterious leaks in cabinets beside galley/chart table


    Assuming you mean the track just outside of the life line stanchions, I wonder if that might be the culprit as well, despite the

    cooper999 Today, 10:54 AM Go to last post
    old salt joseph


    I'll need three. One each: M,L, and XL. Thanks, Joe

    old salt joseph Today, 10:50 AM Go to last post


    Hello out there, any more T shirt requests, I need to know by the 20th. The more, the less the cost.
    Thanks Harold

    hodo Today, 10:14 AM Go to last post

    E25+ Tiller Pilot Install

    Yes, you are missing some bits. That tiller extension has nothing to do with the autopilot. The thing screwed into the bulwark looks like it might be

    toddster Today, 10:10 AM Go to last post

    E25+ Tiller Pilot Install

    I'm thinking that the extension is NOT actually part of the ST2000+, rather it is simply a tiller extension...I was unable to unscrew the knob. See photos

    lonokai Today, 10:03 AM Go to last post

    E35-III owners, can I sail with you? Free beer!


    I would like to know more about the Ericson 35-III as I may want to buy one in the future. If you own a 35-III in the Annapolis

    Reefpoints Today, 09:46 AM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    Bilge pump upgrades

    Good point. That photo is actually somebody else's boat, just to show one possible location for a diaphragm pump.

    My current air intake

    Christian Williams Today, 08:50 AM Go to last post