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    New Inverter

    I added a new inverter to the boat this past weekend. I had a cheep cobra inverter but I didn't trust it to not catch on fire and also to not ruin the mackbook pro. I chose the Xantrex 600 watt...

    Shelman 05-24-2016 12:21 PM

    Time is Fluid (mast re-hab, part 3 of 3)

    At Christian’s recommendation, I called Buzz Ballenger and asked about his “spar seal” product. This is basically a polymer-based sealer that protects the pores in an anodized spar and keeps it...

    bgary 05-19-2016 03:33 PM

    Time is Fluid (mast re-hab, part 2 of 3)

    Next phase of the project was to replace lights and wiring. Most of that wasn’t very dramatic, thanks to the design of the Kenyon spar that Ericson used in this era. It is a beautiful design –...

    bgary 05-19-2016 03:25 PM

    Time is Fluid ** (mast re-hab, part 1 of 3)

    (**) "Time is fluid, so the moments where everything feels perfect pass in a wink, and those where you're on your knees in despair drag on like the death of a thousand cuts"

    bgary 05-19-2016 03:16 PM

    E-32 Folding Transom Ladder

    My winter project is finally mounted on the boat! You may not be able to see it easily in the photos, but the bottom wooden step has a two step stainless steel folding ladder bolted to it. Here's...

    Macgyro 05-18-2016 10:54 AM
    Christian Williams

    "Thelonious II" -- Fuel Tank Inspection Ports -- Five-Minute Video

    I use the engine to charge the batteries, and although there is solar capability on the new boat, I want the engine to run after rough weather has shaken the fuel tank like a rag doll and left arms,...

    Christian Williams 05-06-2016 05:15 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts


    Routing water from mast to bilge?

    Spent all day Friday and Saturday on the boat, working on inside-stuff while it rained outside. Saw a fair amount of water pooling around the mast step

    bgary Today, 12:55 PM Go to last post

    1974 35 II modified keel

    Yeah, its hard to know from the picture, but to my eye the bulge looks like it goes all the way to the left edge of the screen. I suppose its possible

    PDX Today, 09:27 AM Go to last post

    1974 35 II modified keel


    Did he indicate whether any material had been added or shaped in the main body of the keel?

    To the casual eye,

    bgary Today, 08:21 AM Go to last post

    E35-2 Exhaust

    When my boat was new to me, I didn't notice any exhaust issues. Then I did an acid-flush of the A4 block, during the big haul-out. I guess the rust

    toddster Today, 08:01 AM Go to last post

    1974 35 II modified keel

    Thanks for sharing this.

    It looks like they attempted to create an elliptical shape in the trailing edge. I wonder how their end result

    PDX Today, 07:38 AM Go to last post

    Handrail clean up

    Looking good, we're due for the same!

    cooper999 Today, 06:23 AM Go to last post
    admirals barge

    exhaust refit

    about 5 years ago I decided to replace the plumbing nightmare that was the exhaust. my engine is under the settee and not behind the ladder as some are.

    admirals barge Yesterday, 11:03 PM Go to last post
    admirals barge

    1974 35 II modified keel

    I spotted this Ericson in the yard getting its bottom painted. of course I had to stop and take a look. her hull was yellow but what caught my eye was

    admirals barge Yesterday, 10:13 PM Go to last post

    Handrail clean up

    Right off the boat:

    Before and after a basic sanding. Badly weathered and rough:

    Did a clean and brighten

    csoule13 Yesterday, 06:52 PM Go to last post