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    New Inverter

    I added a new inverter to the boat this past weekend. I had a cheep cobra inverter but I didn't trust it to not catch on fire and also to not ruin the mackbook pro. I chose the Xantrex 600 watt...

    Shelman 05-24-2016 12:21 PM

    Time is Fluid (mast re-hab, part 3 of 3)

    At Christian’s recommendation, I called Buzz Ballenger and asked about his “spar seal” product. This is basically a polymer-based sealer that protects the pores in an anodized spar and keeps it...

    bgary 05-19-2016 03:33 PM

    Time is Fluid (mast re-hab, part 2 of 3)

    Next phase of the project was to replace lights and wiring. Most of that wasn’t very dramatic, thanks to the design of the Kenyon spar that Ericson used in this era. It is a beautiful design –...

    bgary 05-19-2016 03:25 PM

    Time is Fluid ** (mast re-hab, part 1 of 3)

    (**) "Time is fluid, so the moments where everything feels perfect pass in a wink, and those where you're on your knees in despair drag on like the death of a thousand cuts"

    bgary 05-19-2016 03:16 PM

    E-32 Folding Transom Ladder

    My winter project is finally mounted on the boat! You may not be able to see it easily in the photos, but the bottom wooden step has a two step stainless steel folding ladder bolted to it. Here's...

    Macgyro 05-18-2016 10:54 AM
    Christian Williams

    "Thelonious II" -- Fuel Tank Inspection Ports -- Five-Minute Video

    I use the engine to charge the batteries, and although there is solar capability on the new boat, I want the engine to run after rough weather has shaken the fuel tank like a rag doll and left arms,...

    Christian Williams 05-06-2016 05:15 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts


    Air Filter?

    Pat: My M-12 does not have an element inside of the air intake canister. I found no evidence that it ever did have one. Just a coarse screen.

    Afrakes Today, 04:21 PM Go to last post
    Pat O'Connell

    Universeal 5411 1981 Air Filter

    Hi Respected Sailors
    Maybe 30 years ago I thought I read that a marine diesel does not need a air filter as there are few contaminants in engine

    Pat O'Connell Today, 03:27 PM Go to last post
    paul culver

    Ericson 29 Cabin Sole

    Just remember that any build up of the sole can potentially reduce headroom. Its pretty tight for me as it is.

    E29 "Bear"

    paul culver Today, 01:10 PM Go to last post

    Makana, hitting her stride..

    Lovely day on the Sound yesterday, and a new "A2" to play with..

    bgary Today, 11:20 AM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    Drip less stuffing box??

    That system formerly was sold in two versions, one for boats exceeding 12 kts under power, with the vent (which is also used for water injection in power

    Loren Beach Today, 09:37 AM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    28. 2 Cabin Sole replacement


    I rotated your pictures for you. I moved them to my desktop, saved them in the correct orientation, and posted them.

    Christian Williams Today, 09:18 AM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    Drip less stuffing box??

    Apparently some versions of older dripless shaft seals came without the vent. They make do with water from the shaft log, and need to be "burped"

    Christian Williams Today, 09:00 AM Go to last post

    E35-2 Exhaust

    An exhaust system without water is called a "dry stack". Design principles, the same reasons as above, usually mean that the dry exhaust stack

    Leander Today, 08:52 AM Go to last post

    E35-2 Exhaust

    Hi Brad,

    Your configuration may be exactly correct. In general, you want to get the water mixing with the hot exhaust as soon as possible.

    Leander Today, 08:45 AM Go to last post