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    Solar PV Setup

    In one of my previous blogs I had a request to write up about my solar PV setup. This site has been a godsend of information about my Ericson 38 and various projects that I've had to tackle so...

    kiwisailor 03-12-2018 04:45 AM

    Installation of Holding Tank Manual Pumpout & Head Anti-siphon Loop

    Late last season I had the pleasure of a sailing guest aboard the boat leave the head pump valve lever in the wet flush position and not in the dry bowl closed position - after having received...

    kiwisailor 03-11-2018 12:56 PM

    Saturated Anchor Locker Lid Repair - Part 2

    Following on from Part 1 of this blog the next day after the epoxy had cured I preceded to pre-cut out 2 layers of 6 oz fiberglass cloth, a sheet of 3.5mm plastic sheeting (used for covering floors...

    kiwisailor 03-07-2018 08:07 AM

    Saturated Anchor Locker Lid Repair - Part 1

    So over the last week I finally got around to completing the repairs to my saturated anchor locker lid. First off was the task of cleaning out the saturated balsa core and scoured back to the...

    kiwisailor 03-07-2018 07:48 AM

    First Fixed Port - Installed at Last

    Today we had a sunny 43F day at the marina. I scraped a little of last night's snow from the deck near the port opening and scrubbed and scraped the duct tape residue from the edges with mineral...

    footrope 02-22-2018 11:36 PM

    New Balmar 70A Alternator

    Back in late 2016 when I purchased my boat I never thought she would be a full blown project boat. So here we are during the 2nd winter on the hard doing more projects. After upgrading the solar PV...

    kiwisailor 02-20-2018 05:43 AM
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  • Recent Forum Posts


    In Which Nothing Happens on an Ericson 38

    Types of slow TV I have view over the past year: a narrowboat doing the canals in England, reindeer attached to a sleigh in Norway, a bus ride going somewhere

    fool Today, 11:24 PM Go to last post

    Leave the driving to them

    My lake Champlain excursion today came courtesy or the Grand Isle ferry. Skiing was good at Whiteface though.

    Filkee Today, 05:54 PM Go to last post

    Ah Yes!

    10" of white stuff on the ground and 2 degrees F last night. Nice to go for a sail.

    Afrakes Today, 05:06 PM Go to last post

    Stuck in La Cruise Mexico

    The Jabsco 29460-1631 works on a Kubota D1105 engine. Other Jabsco 29460-???? may work as well or better without modifying the mounting clips.

    kmac Today, 03:27 PM Go to last post

    Fellow Ericson 32-2 owners?

    Thanks and GREAT! ...Looking forward to seeing your photos. ...Here's a couple more taken last fall before haul out. We added the double life lines and

    kapnkd Today, 03:06 PM Go to last post

    Fellow Ericson 32-2 owners?

    You have a beautiful Boat! I will be in Oakland this coming weekend and will take some more pictures!

    rainsv1 Today, 02:24 PM Go to last post
    Ralph Hewitt

    Been there...

    Great store... got some hose & fittings. Got Big raw water strainer 1" out lets... now to find reduction outlet fittings. Sells the parts not

    Ralph Hewitt Today, 10:53 AM Go to last post
    Ralph Hewitt

    In the marina

    Going there to get hoses on Monday. Place is Full of puddle jumpers (go in April).
    Lots of good folks but No parts that work for me. Thanks

    Ralph Hewitt Today, 10:47 AM Go to last post

    In Which Nothing Happens on an Ericson 38

    Looks like 18 minutes of heaven, to me.

    (I was going to put on my inner film-critic.... "why does he go to the bow? what's his motivation?

    bgary Today, 08:38 AM Go to last post