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    Christian Williams

    Ericson 38--Fuel Injectors Service

    Small diesels are renowned for their simplicity. They have no ignition system and in a pinch they'll run on cooking oil. Diesel fuel doesn't aspire to be napalm, and unlike gasoline feels almost...

    Christian Williams 10-07-2017 02:54 PM
    toddster

    Mystery Of The Century?

    While I was grubbing around in the bilge the other day, I had finally had enough. The engine tray/sump in my E29 drained to the bilge through a tiny 1/4" limber hole. Occasionally, disgusting blobs...

    toddster 10-03-2017 05:10 PM
    toddster

    New Atomic-Four Engine Panel

    So many projects to do on Arcturus. However, this summer I seem to have developed a new vice - on those windless days that are meant for boat projects, I've mostly gone stand-up paddle boarding...

    toddster 09-25-2017 05:12 PM
    SpicePacket

    New Sails For Spice Packet

    Kerry Poe of North Sails came down to figure out the reefing. The big rake of the luff requires the hanks float on what he called a 'jackline'. Getting the tension right on that, tight enough so that...

    SpicePacket 09-23-2017 10:19 AM
    SpicePacket

    Ericson 36 C - a rare ensignia

    Check out our new sails and some updates to our blog over the summer!

    www.spicepacket.wordpress.com

    SpicePacket 09-23-2017 10:00 AM
    Christian Williams

    Ericson 38--Refit after Hawaii Cruise 2017

    I spent more than a year outfitting and preparing the 1984 E38 for this solo sail from LA to Oahu and return. I provided some new standing rigging, all new running rigging (except topping lift and...

    Christian Williams 08-26-2017 08:47 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts

    Loren Beach

    1983 25+ Holding tank plumbing

    Standard kit for Ericson's in the 80's (and Olson's) was a Whale Gusher 10 for pumping out the holding tank when in legal discharge waters.
    This

    Loren Beach Today, 06:44 PM Go to last post
    Brad Johnson

    1983 25+ Holding tank plumbing

    Added photos, There is 4 studs for a manual pump that I saw tonight I guess I need what pump was used??
    Thanks Brad

    Brad Johnson Today, 06:26 PM Go to last post
    mjsouleman

    stinky head

    the story loses context with the telling.

    re-state: The holding tank has two elbows, one on top, one on the bottom. Both elbows are so

    mjsouleman Today, 04:16 PM Go to last post
    Expectmohr

    Surveyor

    Thanks bigd14, Seems like your inspector missed some fairly easy to spot issues (leaking thru-hulls for instance). Too bad you're on the hard for so long.

    Expectmohr Today, 12:21 PM Go to last post
    Expectmohr

    Budget

    Thanks for the advice supersailor, the boat we're looking is being actively sailed on the North Sea. We went sailing with 6 bf on our first viewing and

    Expectmohr Today, 12:14 PM Go to last post
    frick

    Different Boat Same Issue

    Greetings, Not sure with the Ericson... But I once had a Venture 22 with a swing keel. (400 pounds of cast iron)
    She sat on two carpeted trail

    frick Today, 12:13 PM Go to last post
    mschuckmann

    Trailer fitting a E23 MKII Shoal Keel

    Can anyone tell me how my E23 MKII Shoal Keel (swing keel) boat is supposed to sit on the trailer?
    Is it supposed to sit directly on the shoal

    mschuckmann Today, 10:32 AM Go to last post
    toddster

    Stinky head

    This seems to be a common misconception. The vent hose does not provide aeration - its purpose is to prevent pressurization when organic matter is converted

    toddster Today, 10:03 AM Go to last post
    tenders

    Springy Side Decks- Reinforce?

    Thatís a nice-looking repair, and a hard-fought battle with gravity, Iím sure.

    Iíve done four core repairs on my boat, from above, on areas

    tenders Today, 09:26 AM Go to last post