• Recent Blog Posts

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Ericson 36 C - a rare ensignia

    Check out our new sails and some updates to our blog over the summer!


    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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  • Recent Forum Posts

    Loren Beach

    E 35-2 repower

    Our 1988 boat displaces almost 11K #, and might a bit lighter weight than yours, but our original 23 hp Universal has been more than adequate.

    Loren Beach Yesterday, 10:25 PM Go to last post
    Mercator 35-2

    E 35-2 repower

    I am replacing my old Westerbeke 30 and am wondering how many hp people have in their boats? Choosing between a Beta 25 and a 30. Recommendations? Thanks,

    Mercator 35-2 Yesterday, 10:16 PM Go to last post
    Mark F

    1983 25+ Holding tank plumbing

    Hi Brad,

    Sorry to hear about you friend. Do you have any photos?

    Mark F Yesterday, 09:32 PM Go to last post

    Information on Ericson 39 (1973)

    I suggest 25-50%! My list of inspector-missed items, includes: rotten core, rotten/galvanically corroded prop shaft strut, decayed engine mounts,

    bigd14 Yesterday, 07:24 PM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    Stinky head

    When I re-hosed our entire head and holding tank system, I cleaned the exposed hull interior with bleach and soap and wiped it down finally with a damp

    Loren Beach Yesterday, 07:18 PM Go to last post

    Stinky head

    I pulled all the plumbing out including the holding tank, but I could not get to part of the waste vent line and the pump out hose behind the cabinet.

    bigd14 Yesterday, 06:58 PM Go to last post
    Brad Johnson

    1983 25+ Holding tank plumbing

    I am working on a 1983 25+ that was a good friend's boat , He passed away and I am refurbishing the boat. there is a 30" piece of 11/2" from

    Brad Johnson Yesterday, 06:35 PM Go to last post
    Frank Langer

    Stinky head

    We have always been very careful to pump out regularly and add Odorlos treatment, periodically run vinegar through to get rid of calcium,

    Frank Langer Yesterday, 06:21 PM Go to last post

    Information on Ericson 39 (1973)

    Reserve at least 10% of the purchase price of any boat you purchase for mandatory repairs that you missed on inspection. The average boat for sale out

    supersailor Yesterday, 05:57 PM Go to last post