• Recent Blog Posts


    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

    Christian Williams

    Transpac Rudder Issues

    Don't forget, these Transpac guys are driving their boats to the limit and breaking lots of gear in the meantime.

    Spade rudders look vulnerable,

    Christian Williams Today, 04:19 PM Go to last post
    Christian Williams

    35-2 Single Handing, Possible?

    I suggest getting a Raymarine wheel pilot.

    It steers, you're free to sail the boat with the setup it has. And nothing wrong with your setup.

    Christian Williams Today, 04:07 PM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    35-2 Single Handing, Possible?

    One of our site members has solo raced his 35-2 to Hawaii and back. He should be checking in.
    There is a great shot of his boat in the rotation

    Loren Beach Today, 03:38 PM Go to last post

    35-2 Single Handing, Possible?

    From the Alfred E Neuman school of sailing:

    Admittedly, that is a a bit more boat than mine, but single-handing is certainly possible with

    toddster Today, 02:23 PM Go to last post

    Transpac Rudder Issues

    As mentioned elsewhere, I've been thinking and worrying (mildly) about rudder-tube failure for some time, and would like to build-out a "crash bulkhead"

    toddster Today, 01:43 PM Go to last post

    35-2 Single Handing, Possible?

    My 1970 hull #154 35-2 has primary and secondary winches in the cockpit (primaries are way out of reach from the wheel helm) and a rudder post head for

    Farlander Today, 01:36 PM Go to last post

    Mast Pumping whiled docked, SOLVED

    Hey Everyone, it's been quite a while since I posted, but I'm happy to report that the 35-2 has been out of the yard since Feb. and we having been sailing

    Farlander Today, 01:27 PM Go to last post

    Transpac Rudder Issues

    I am strongly in favor of stern hung rudders. One less (big) hole in the bottom of the boat.

    I recently messed around with some engineering

    steven Today, 11:50 AM Go to last post

    running hot


    My Mixing elbow was replaced when I got the boat and it has stamped Westerbeke on it...I have a 5432 as well...Not sure of the part

    Baslin Today, 11:07 AM Go to last post