• Recent Blog Posts


    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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    by Published on 01-01-2016 04:00 AM

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  • Recent Forum Posts



    If you rent a slip from the marina those charges are included in the rental fee. I keep my boat at an independent mooring. My only seasonal costs are

    Afrakes Today, 02:45 AM Go to last post

    New E26 owner here:)

    ...Where I sail now, the depth meter is equally likely to make a sudden jump to "100 ft" or "10.0 ft."
    The decimal point is

    toddster Yesterday, 07:59 PM Go to last post

    New E26 owner here:)

    I had my transducer mounted inside with the toilet-bowl wax for a year before I had the boat hauled out and could drill a hole. It worked, but it appeared

    toddster Yesterday, 07:50 PM Go to last post

    New E26 owner here:)

    Thanks for all the good advice! I'm and considering replacing both the thru hull paddle wheel and the thruhulls transducer.... They are both easy to get

    MountainSailor Yesterday, 07:04 PM Go to last post


    I have a bit of a worry with the motor installed in a closed chamber with the presence of hydrogen gas (produced by the batteries); are the motors sealed

    EGregerson Yesterday, 06:59 PM Go to last post


    I don't have chocks; Mine is like u describe; lines tied directly to 10" cleats; works fine. I cross the rear dock lines; run thru 2 sections of

    EGregerson Yesterday, 06:42 PM Go to last post

    Trailering Ericson 27

    Ouch! That could get expensive.

    Hillbillywander Yesterday, 05:35 PM Go to last post

    Oil in coolant?

    Thanks! I have seen Jennings pop up in my searches, but when I was looking for someone to come to the boat, I was concentrating on Seattle suppliers.

    footrope Yesterday, 05:24 PM Go to last post

    Mast Electrical Wiring

    Hmm... Must have been one of the blog posts that got lost in the epic site melt-down. But I simply enlarged the hole in the mast step, to about 1 inch,

    toddster Yesterday, 05:12 PM Go to last post