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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!

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    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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