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  1. sanding.. glassing.. fairing... sanding... fairing... sanding... fairing....sa....

    E29 sanding.. glassing.. fairing... sanding... fairing... sanding... fairing....sa....

    So continuing on last entry, here is a bit of a collection of imagery from the still-not-completed transom. I won't storyboard this one so much, but there are some interesting facets to cover -- one of the annoying construction details of the Ericson 29 is back upper edge of the transom...
  2. I'm not a cutter..

    E29 I'm not a cutter..

    But I really hate climbing over the side of boats from the dock. I’m sitting here at the lake, writing this from my Macgregor 26s, waiting for the wife and slip neighbors to get up before we go sail to one of the coves and raft up for the night. When we got to the boat last night, she started...
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    Need ideas on paint for my boat

    Majr87, that is clearly peeling paint, and an excellent poster child for sanding down or fairing the existing nonskid pattern before painting over it. I have a '71 E29 Tall that I am refitting, and my plan is to aggressively remove the existing nonskid pattern with 50 or 80 grit and then paint...
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    Potential interferences between SSB and Raymarine autopilot EV100 - what's your experience?

    Hi MCD. I don't have particular experience with an autopilot being interfered with by an HF(ssb) radio, but I do own both an EV-100 (tiller model) and have owned/operated a lot of HF and VHF/UHF radios, (as well as some pretty powerful compact MPPT solar installs, including in a small boat next...
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    2019-2020 Fund Raising Season Now Open!

    Impossible to say how greatful I am to you, this site, and this community. Thanks Sean!!! --Sean :cheers:
  6. Doors are cool.

    E29 Doors are cool.

    So eagle-eyes toddster noticed that I was building a box instead of a head. :egrin: The astute would see the batten I added to the bottom to allow it to drop down enough to get it out of the slot in the cabintop. This was routed with a roundover bit (later on) to match the inside-curve of the...
  7. More interior work

    E29 More interior work

    The new main bulkhead was primed then painted with a high-gloss interior-exterior kitchen and bath type acrylic paint. The reasoning is that paint should be the hardest and least porous "economically sustainable" paint, hard enough to sand without gumming up the paper and easy to keep clean. I...
  8. She's got sole!

    E29 She's got sole!

    Floor frames were carefully measured and cut to float a cm off of the hull, glassed on both sides and epoxy sealed edges, then tabbed into place with 3 layers of 17 oz tabbing. A large 3/8" G-10 backing plate, big enough for the two cooling-water thruhulls & valves, was also glassed in at this...
  9. An uplifting change!

    E29 An uplifting change!

    I went ahead and glassed in the old engine controls panel hole and shifter/throttle hole, as they were located in prime leak water into the boat locations. There was also another hatch near the gas fill in the starboard aft cockpit seating that got glassed in, as well as the gas-fill hole...
  10. Working through it

    E29 Working through it

    This girl needed a real new lease on life. It needed a new backbone..err mast compression post step. It needed a new sole. We could rebuild her... we do have the technology. She could be more than just 'no problem.' She could be spectacular. I'm a big fan of electric motors, and with a high...
  11. New Beginnings

    E29 New Beginnings

    Even though I'd stepped back, I did manage to, over a year or so, finish out the new sump and engine bay pretty nicely, and even got the nuisance pump (A whale 320 gulper with air pressure switch) installed. I keep a 5 AH RC lithium pack on it for now, to handle the occasional small leak when...
  12. More Debuilding and some scope..

    E29 More Debuilding and some scope..

    I was starting to feel pretty good about the sump situation, but once you start cutting, it becomes an addiction. There was the Great Rotten Galley Removal of '17.. The delaminated cabin sole liner.. 1/3rd way through cleaning here.. (PS when using mineral spirits, wear a vapor respirator...
  13. More Problems -- Debuilding.

    E29 More Problems -- Debuilding.

    So No Problem needed to come clean about it's past, and if I was ever to get my soon to be wife to come aboard, I had to fix the petrole-mold smell. Unfortunately, much of it was not visible due to the liner arrangement. A couple of biopsies did not go well.. The keel sump had been filled...
  14. "No Problem"

    E29 "No Problem"

    I guess it's time to introduce "No Problem," the ~1971 Ericson 29 Tall (double spreader model with inboard lowers) hull #8 I picked up two years ago and began to re(build)fit. There will be quite a few chapters in this blog due to the sheer volume of work going into her. I want to preface...
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    32-3 under berth access

    Toddster got me hunting through that monstrosity's 140+ pictures to find one of the under-settee drawer, because I thought it looked functional too.. Sean
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