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    Christian Williams

    Ericson 38--Overdrilling Mount Holes, Anchor Lid Pin Repair

    The Eastport pram is 7 feet 9 inches long, weighs only about 65 pounds, and fits nicely on the foredeck.

    I reshaped the transom to conform to the camber, and padded it at the two contact points....

    Christian Williams 06-05-2018 08:23 PM
    Lawdog

    Replacing my antenna cable on my E38

    I had been getting terrible radio communication from my vhf radio and traced the problem to my antenna cable that ran to the top of the mast. The cable ran from my radio at the port nav station,...

    Lawdog 06-04-2018 04:29 AM
    woolamaloo

    Composting Head Installation

    The hoses on my 33-year-old head system stunk. I generally launch in Mid-April (pretty early for Lake Erie). When we start getting warm days in Mid-May, it can be unpleasant to be onboard. Thereís...

    woolamaloo 06-02-2018 08:42 PM
    bigd14

    New Engine Panel Fabrication Part III

    This time I used thickened epoxy on all the edges and let the first course cure before adding the reinforcing layers of biax. This turned out way better with much fewer voids.


    Try #2

    I...

    bigd14 05-26-2018 08:26 AM
    bigd14

    New Engine Panel Fabrication Part II

    Once the mold was built up, I added thickened epoxy fillets, then coated the whole thing with epoxy and sanded it flat. Then I coated it with about 15 coats of mold release wax, which was 10 more...

    bigd14 05-26-2018 08:20 AM
    bigd14

    New Engine Panel Fabrication Part I

    The boat came to me with a series of switches and buttons installed in holes in the cockpit wall leaving them exposed to water. The original engine panel had been removed and replaced with a sheet of...

    bigd14 05-26-2018 08:12 AM
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