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    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

    Hereís 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
    Christian Williams

    New Spectra Topping Lift

    The original Ericson topping lift was heavy stainless wire, coated in vinyl. I've tossed it, but the effective diameter was 3/8ths or more. It was dirty--how do you clean a fixed topping lift? I...

    Christian Williams 05-25-2019 07:41 PM

    Sailing school in Greece because of my YouTube channel!

    A lot has changed since my last first and last blog entry. I made it from Mid-Michigan down to Cleveland and bought my Ericson 35 Mark ll. I bought the bought from a marine mechanic who paid next to...

    CPeregord 05-13-2019 07:29 AM
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  • Recent Forum Posts

    Kenneth K

    Tool Reviews

    Yeah, I've seen 'em on ebay, too. It's called a "Clawson" hand drill built by Jo Mfg, I think back in the 40s. Apparently, Clawson was the

    Kenneth K Yesterday, 11:31 PM Go to last post

    MastheadDeck light combo replacement

    A bit of (unsolicited) input to consider.

    The light at the masthead is typically a 360-degree white light, aka "anchor light".

    bgary Yesterday, 10:23 PM Go to last post
    Lucky Dog

    Welcome Midwest

    Iím in St. Paul during a rebuild
    drive to Chicago every weekend.


    Lucky Dog Yesterday, 09:30 PM Go to last post

    MastheadDeck light combo replacement

    Thanks Ken!

    GrandpaSteve Yesterday, 09:11 PM Go to last post

    Tool Reviews

    the hex shank bits are meant to be used with a cordless impact driver (funny looking drill without the chuck). i bought a set that came with one of these

    gabriel Yesterday, 09:06 PM Go to last post

    Tool Reviews

    I love my Stanley egg-beater drill. I'd never seen a drill like the one in your post - it prompted me to check eBay just now. Sure enough, the exact same

    nquigley Yesterday, 08:10 PM Go to last post
    Kenneth K

    Fuel pump does not run when key is turned

    My lift pump has a "disconnectable" spade connector in the positive wire feeding the pump. I'd start at the pump and trace both the positive

    Kenneth K Yesterday, 03:02 PM Go to last post

    Tool Reviews

    Back in my single-tool-box-days, (college, basically) I had a yankee drill that was pretty handy for most uses. It eventually succumbed to corrosion

    toddster Yesterday, 02:58 PM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    No Power, no problem

    We have one of the Fiskars hand drills aboard for decades. I use it every time I just need one or more holes in wood or FRP. The bits that it comes with

    Loren Beach Yesterday, 02:48 PM Go to last post