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  1. M

    Water tank sanitization, any advice?

    Hello all, I need some advice on how to sanitize my water tanks. I'm getting a foul sulfur like odor this year that I want to get rid of. Thanks Mike:confused:
  2. R

    Ericson 1970 35-2 - Advice needed

    I've recently purchased and have been restoring an Ericson 35-2 and I'm starting into one of the four big projects that this boat needs done. The first one I want to tackle is the freshwater tank. I don't know too much about ericson's but I have been going through the manual, it looks like this...
  3. F

    Advice on placement of zincs, please

    Hi, Our E30+ came with 2 oval zincs placed about an inch apart on the drive shaft between the strut and the hull. There is no zinc on the bronze propeller or on the strut, or anywhere else (other than the pencil zinc in the heat exchanger). Lately, I have seen or heard of sailors placing...
  4. Z

    A4 Advice - Keep the Inboard or Go Outboard?

    I have recently bought an Ericson 27 with an operational A4. Unfortunately, there is a broken strut on the hull of the boat inhibiting its usage. Do you think I should keep the A4 and get a haul out to get the strut situation fixed or should I sell the A4 and go with a small outboard. Any and...
  5. M

    any advice on how to remove letter shadow

    I just removed the the old name from my boat. The old stickered name can still be seen on the transom due to a difference in the fiberglass shading at this point. I've tried cleaning it off to no avail. I'm thinking of using rubbing compound next but a friend has recommended fine steel wool...
  6. Rick R.

    Considering a 1989 32-200 Any Advice?

    Looks like I may have found a boat for the Admiral and me. It's an 89 322 and appears to be in pretty good shape. Haven't had her surveyed yet. The seller will take $23k. Is this a good model? Are there any known isues we should look out for? We intend to cruise the ICW, bays and coast...
  7. J

    Advice needed on new acrylic hatch lens install

    It's time to replace one hatch on Penquin (35-2). I'm a stickler for keeping my baby stock so I'll be using Acrylic. The original screw holes were counter sunk. Would not it be safer to use a carbide Forstner bit first, then drill for the screws? I would also consider a counter sink...
  8. F

    Need advice on electric fuel lift pump

    Hi, I have read the various posts on these pumps, but still need some expert advice, please. I want to replace the electric fuel lift pump on our Universal 5416 16 hp diesel engine. The original is a Facet 574 A cylindrical pump, about 4 inches high and about 2 inches in diameter with the...
  9. F

    Need simple advice from woodworking gurus, please

    I would appreciate your opinion and advice on repair of one of my teak hatchboards. It is one (the bottom one) of three that fit together one on top of the other to form the companionway entry to our boat. This lower piece consists of a centre piece with two small vertical end pieces which are...
  10. J

    I need so much advice......

    Hello Ericson lovers! Bought a 1969 Ericson 30' last year for 5k and have had only issues since. Spent 7k in repairs and a cradle. Love the look and how it sails. Atomic 4 engine is stalling even after carburator overhaul and electrical work. Had a cracked seal that led to water in the...
  11. F

    Advice please on replacing fresh water circulating pump: 5416

    Hi, The bearings on the fresh water circulating pump on our Universal 5416 16 hp diesel engine are growling, so I think it's time to replace the pump. I have been told that rebuilding it can be a frustrating and sometimes futile process, so was advised to replace. I have a Kubota Tractor...
  12. F

    Need advice on transmission problem, please

    Hi, I would really appreciate some advice on how to proceed with my transmission. I have a Twin Disc MG340 which was installed new last summer after my original Hurth 50 transmission died. The new one has been working fine, with about 100 engine hours since it's installation. However, my...
  13. O

    Advice on cleaning a sail

    We took our 27 out last week for a few days to celebrate the 4th. The weather was great although we could have used a litter more wind, but still had a great time. The only damper on the week was finding that a bird had gotten under the main sail cover and left what ever was for lunch behind...
  14. T

    Advice Needed - possible purchase of an e-27

    I live in Lake Tahoe, and an opportunity arose to purchase a 50% share of an e-27 docked in Tahoe. We were told that it was a ’73, but since it has a t-helm, pedestal steering, stepped back traveler (in the cockpit), and an atomic gas inboard, I believe it has to be a post ’74 model. The boat...
  15. T

    Advice Needed - possible purchase of an e-27

    I live in Lake Tahoe, and an opportunity arose to purchase a 50% share of an e-27 docked in Tahoe. We were told that it was a ’73, but since it has a t-helm, pedestal steering, stepped back traveler (in the cockpit), and an atomic gas inboard, I believe it has to be a post ’74 model. The boat...
  16. Kringe

    Small bit of advice about e-25 keel installation

    So I am ready to pull the boat and install the new keel next week. Since I lost my keel I also lost the pendant cable and block. Does anyone have any advice as to how to contruct a new pendant line and which size it would be and what sized block I would use? I have seen pics but they are just...
  17. R

    Time our 35-II got new sails ... but we've changed wind environment. Need advice.

    If you are familiar with the 35-II's handling I really could use some of the groups collective wisdom. Thanks. I have spent the last 5 years slowly rehabbing our 1976 35-II (electrical, plumbing, deck re-core, standing & running rigging are finally done) and it is now time to replace the...
  18. C

    Battery Charger Advice

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  19. B

    1981 E38 anchor locker / bow cleats advice w/pictures

    1981 E38 anchor locker / bow cleats advice (PICTURES) So as most projects go I started this with the intent of finishing in a day. I wanted to replace the forward bow cleats and re-bed all forward hardware. The PO has installed a custom aluminum bracket under the weak anchor pan. He wanted it...
  20. bigd14

    E27 Mast Repair Advice

    I also posted this over at plasticclassicforum.com. I've been thinking about this on and off over the past year, and now is the time to really figure it out. The mast is in reasonably good shape except for the area around the spreaders. There are a bunch of excess holes, and the old...
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