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    Grease It Up. Or raather Down.

    Recently, I installed a grease fitting for the lower rudder bearing. A quick little project that is at least whole and complete, in contrast to the many not-quite finished things going on around...

    toddster 06-22-2019 12:15 PM
    Kenneth K

    Another Engine Panel Upgrade - Pt. 2

    (Continued from Part 1):

    The original black engine panel frame was in pretty good shape. The...

    Kenneth K 05-31-2019 10:34 PM
    Kenneth K

    Another Engine Panel Upgrade - Pt. 1

    Here’s my posting of my recent Universal engine panel upgrade. The real nuts-and-bolts of engine panel and wiring upgrades has already been posted, thankfully, by C. Williams and T. Metzger (see...

    Kenneth K 05-31-2019 10:13 PM
    Loren Beach

    Muffler Mod for an Olson

    There is an old saw about choosing whether to "raise the bridge or lower the river" and after our new engine was installed we had to deal with this kind of decision.

    To wit: the distance from the...

    Loren Beach 05-25-2019 08:05 PM
    Christian Williams

    New Spectra Topping Lift

    The original Ericson topping lift was heavy stainless wire, coated in vinyl. I've tossed it, but the effective diameter was 3/8ths or more. It was dirty--how do you clean a fixed topping lift? I...

    Christian Williams 05-25-2019 07:41 PM

    Sailing school in Greece because of my YouTube channel!

    A lot has changed since my last first and last blog entry. I made it from Mid-Michigan down to Cleveland and bought my Ericson 35 Mark ll. I bought the bought from a marine mechanic who paid next to...

    CPeregord 05-13-2019 07:29 AM
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  • Recent Forum Posts


    running hot

    I believe that I used a Yanmar type replacement that I sourced out of the Midwest reasonably. Unfortanuatly, I can't assess my records at the moment.

    supersailor Today, 09:03 AM Go to last post

    running hot

    Thanks for the reply. I do not have an exterior screen. I did install a raw water filter and it is clear of debris. The only issue now is to

    Navman Today, 08:45 AM Go to last post

    running hot

    Do you have a screen on the outside of the thru-hull? If so remove it. If not replace the mixing elbow. Mine was plugged causing overheating. All

    supersailor Today, 07:44 AM Go to last post
    Tom Metzger

    Starter on m25 universal aggro

    Amen to that!

    Tom Metzger Today, 07:32 AM Go to last post
    Tom Metzger

    Starter on m25 universal aggro

    DebonAir - Yes, I have the ammeter, but I have eliminated the problems you mentioned. If you check out the link in post #10 you will find that "Change

    Tom Metzger Today, 07:30 AM Go to last post

    Starter on m25 universal aggro

    When I rewired and put the relay in, I changed the ammeter to a voltmeter. The ammeter at ankle level was rarely looked at. The voltmeter told me the

    supersailor Today, 07:15 AM Go to last post

    Starter on m25 universal aggro

    Do you still have your ammeter in place? My panel has a working ammeter but I've read everywhere how this is dangerous / fire hazard / lowers charging

    debonAir Today, 07:02 AM Go to last post
    Tom Metzger

    Starter on m25 universal aggro

    I know that everyone hates the ammeter on the engine panel, but that is what it is good for. When the glow plugs are energized the needle moves. It

    Tom Metzger Today, 06:43 AM Go to last post

    running hot

    I have been dealing with heating issues since I acquired The Optimist 2 5 years ago. If I push the rpm's past 1800 - 1050,the temperature climbs up to

    Navman Today, 05:45 AM Go to last post