• Recent Blog Posts


    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

    Here’s 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


    Tool Reviews

    Three cheers for the good ol' Sears Craftsman Pressure Washer! Just for starters, it cleans off bottom slime and old ablative paint without harming the

    toddster Today, 01:05 PM Go to last post
    Geoff W.

    Accepted offer

    Looks nice and clean, would love to see some more pics if you have them.

    Geoff W. Today, 12:15 PM Go to last post
    paul culver

    Ericson 29 mainsail (barely used) for sale...

    Do you have the dimensions? E29 supposedly was available in tall and standard configurations.

    paul culver Today, 11:57 AM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    Air draft

    Probably lots of ways....
    but an old fashioned one is to actually to measure it with a tape.
    Three Steps: 1- measure from water surface to

    Loren Beach Today, 11:52 AM Go to last post

    Air Draft on Ericson

    I have an Ericson 26-2, and would like to know the “air draft”
    of course I have the mast height, but, without measuring water level to mast base

    hmdjamesh Today, 11:45 AM Go to last post

    Air draft

    I have a 26-2 Ericson and would like to know the “air draft” of the mast
    Of course, I have the mast height, but “air draft?”

    hmdjamesh Today, 11:10 AM Go to last post
    Frank Langer

    Dock Queen

    Glad to hear you're well enough to be out on the water again!! Enjoy!!

    Frank Langer Today, 10:22 AM Go to last post

    MastheadDeck light combo replacement


    I appreciate the offer, but if you couldn't make it fit, I'm sure I won't be able to make it fit either.

    GrandpaSteve Today, 10:11 AM Go to last post

    MastheadDeck light combo replacement

    I maaaaaaay have one in the garage. IIRC I ordered one, drilled a couple of holes to match the existing holes, and then couldn't make it fit. And because

    bgary Today, 10:06 AM Go to last post