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    olsenjohn

    Electric Primary Bilge Pump

    Since our Ericson 25CB was stored on a lift throughout its life, it never had an electric bilge pump. Just the manual one that we rebuilt in a previous blog. For peace of mind, and racing equipment...

    olsenjohn Today 04:48 PM
    kiwisailor

    Thru Hull Replacement

    One of my winter projects was to replace the 7 below waterline thru hulls with new seacocks. Four of the original thru hulls were leaking through the old wooden backing blocks that had become water...

    kiwisailor Today 06:36 AM
    olsenjohn

    Manual Bilge Pump Rebuild

    When we bought the boat it was pretty dry inside, just a little bit of water in the bilge. And when we left her on the hard, we felt good about her being level, and closed up pretty tight. I...

    olsenjohn 04-08-2017 06:42 AM
    olsenjohn

    Fuel Tank / Bilge Ventilation

    Since doing the install of the fuel tank we remained concerned that there was not enough ventilation. If you go back and read that blog, you will see that we took pains to calculate the amount of...

    olsenjohn 04-05-2017 04:13 PM
    olsenjohn

    Cockpit Locker Fixes / Painting

    It's been a long time since my last post. The winter of 2016/17 was not a good one for me, and the work on my beloved Ericson 25CB came to a grinding halt. Around Thanksgiving I came down with...

    olsenjohn 04-05-2017 02:46 PM
    kiwisailor

    Boat Rewiring and more….Part 3

    I managed to get to work on the boat yesterday after contending with freezing weather last weekend and a blizzard earlier this week. I'm on the final stages of the rewiring project. I've replaced all...

    kiwisailor 03-19-2017 06:29 AM
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