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    Christian Williams

    Thelonious II -- Interior Lights and Lamps

    A 38-foot Ericson probably has eight dome lights, four reading lights, a chart light and maybe some kerosene lamps. I believe in old gear and always resist tossing it on the rubbish heap. It saves...

    Christian Williams 04-28-2016 01:12 PM

    100% Exterior Balsa Core Repair: Completed Cost

    [COLOR=#3E3E3E]The last of the balsa core is sealed up under a nice layer of fiberglass! Yeah!!!!!! I have enjoyed the journey and the lessons learned very much, but I freely admit I am ready to move...

    olsenjohn 04-22-2016 03:08 PM

    Balsa Core Repair: Mast Base / Cabin Top - Part 2

    We left off last time with the balsa core on top of the cabin around the base of the mast and forward hatch installed and epoxied in place. For this blog we put down an initial fiberglass layer of...

    olsenjohn 04-22-2016 03:07 PM

    shaft strut zink

    Here is a few pictures of the strut all finished up with the new cutlass bearing, the two different primer layers, 1st: Dimetcote 302H to provide good adhesion and 2nd: Amercoat 235 for a firm...

    Shelman 04-20-2016 01:45 PM

    Shaft Strut De-Zinkification

    Neither the factory or single previous owner ever installed a sacrificial anode on the prop shaft strut. I always wondered if it really needed one because it is not in contact with any dissimilar ...

    Shelman 04-13-2016 11:22 AM

    Interior lighting

    Once again I am upgrading the lighting aboard my E-26. The lights are available through marinebeam.com and are a nice upgrade over the original. I made the blocks from teak myself to fit the new...

    Shelman 04-04-2016 03:56 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts


    Sizing Mars Stability Bulbs for E38 SD

    Hello All,
    I'm new to these forums, having recently purchased a 1982 shoal draft E38 from forum member John Butler. Among other modifications I'm

    Vaughan_M Today, 11:36 AM Go to last post
    Pat C.

    Hurth transmission overfilled

    I know you can fill it up entirely to protect during long periods of storage (read that in the manual) but cannot run this way. The fluid expands when

    Pat C. Today, 10:07 AM Go to last post
    Pat C.

    Bilge pump upgrades

    Original equipment two impeller pumps...garbage, easily fouled, failed routinely even with nitrile impellers. Replaced both with diaphragm pumps, Whale

    Pat C. Today, 09:38 AM Go to last post

    Trailer Connectors

    I was surprised at how good a condition the trailer connectors were at both ends. I cleaned the terminals and applied dielectric grease before reassembly.

    Afrakes Today, 09:32 AM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    Out with the old. In with the new.

    Take a good look at the trailer connector. Some of us have cut them out, just to assure happy electrons.

    Christian Williams Today, 06:56 AM Go to last post
    Pat O'Connell

    Gusher Pump

    Hi Al
    That new panel looks very nice. We noticed our gusher pump was not working last summer and we replaced after 35 years. The flapper valves

    Pat O'Connell Today, 06:08 AM Go to last post

    Out with the old. In with the new.

    My 28's Universal diesel had the same intermittent starting problems that many on this and other forums experienced. So decided to take the plunge and

    Afrakes Today, 05:19 AM Go to last post


    Thanks for all your responses.
    The oil pressure gauge reads ok. I did find the audible annunciator located behind the Admiral control panel and

    Mikeshield Yesterday, 09:34 PM Go to last post

    oil pressure switch question

    Mine has the buzzer light on the panel, I replaced it last year. I had a little trouble getting it to work after replacement, make sure you have a good

    Timsb Yesterday, 07:36 PM Go to last post