1. E38 V-Berth/Bow Headliner

    E381 E38 V-Berth/Bow Headliner

    In a continuation of the past two seasons of headliner work in the salon and galley, this off-season I pulled the bow headliner down and began prep for the styrofoam insulation, plywood panels and an overhead red/white dome light. When I pulled the vinyl headliner down I found a lot of...
  2. Bow Shot

    Bow Shot

  3. Forward Deck

    Forward Deck

    I pressured washed the whole deck. Looks great except for the hand rail we took off. Epoxy and a lot of sanding required too.
  4. S

    Reinstalling a bow eye.

    I have an Ericson 26 that I launch and retrieve from a trailer. One of the previous Owners removed the bow eye from the boat as they craned it in and out. I am looking for any information on a replacement eye/ eyebolt that I can use to retrieve the boat and stabalize the bow on the trailer...
  5. S

    E34T Bow Roller and Hot Water Heater Install

    Hello all, I just finished the install of the new Lewmar bow roller which will accommodate the 22 lb. Lewmar Delta anchor on my E34T. Thanks to everyone that contributed a couple months back on bow roller ideas. As the stem is very tight, options were limited but did a ton of research and...
  6. DanielW

    E28 - Anchor set up - Double bow roller

    Hey there Anyone set up a double anchor roller on an E-28? Space is a wee bit tight but I'm sure it can be done. Before I hit the drawing board I was wondering if anyone else had sage advice, experiences to share, photos etc. My current primary is a 15kg CQR, which is really a bit too...
  7. M

    Bow Roller

    I have an Ericson 35-2. I am rebuilding every system in preps for cruising. Has anyone installed a bow roller on the narrow bow? Need pictures and ideas. Thanks Monty
  8. S

    E34 Anchor Bow Roller

    I am seeking some ideas for a bow roller on the E34T. I've attached a pic below of the current set up. Given that the roller would be offset around the stem fitting, I am thinking to relocate the existing running lights to the pulpit railing which would leave room for many off the shelf roller...
  9. S

    E28+ Bow repair question

    My 28+ is 1982 vintage and while preparing the boat for an early splash this spring I noticed that part of the metal "U" on the bow had broken off exposing the deck/bow connection points. Clearly to keep water out of the boat this needs to be repaired. I highly doubt that a replacement part is...
  10. bigd14

    Nav Light on Bow Pulpit Question

    I am relocating the bow lights to the pulpit and am wondering about how to seal the holes I will have to drill (or, figure out a way to make sure it all drains out somehow). The wires will enter at the top and exit on the aft stanchion base on the port side. If any water gets in it will travel...
  11. F

    How to remove anchor locker, rebed bow fittings?

    Hi, I want to rebed the bow pulpit and cleats, and can't really get at them from the underside due to the anchor locker being in the way. There is very little space between the anchor locker and the hull to get my hand and a wrench in there to the underside of the deck. I am thinking it...
  12. adam

    E29 - Masthead and Bow Light Questions

    Please help solve my confusion. I have switches in my fuse box for a masthead light and bow light. Neither do anything at the moment. But both of them have wires coming off of them. I haven't yet tracked down where they go. There is a light (non-functional) 2/3 of the way up the front of...
  13. D

    Lead Ingots in Bow

    Just removed 400 pounds of lead from the bow of our E 31I. We moved some equipment around, and moved the stern anchor to the bowsprit. She sits level now with the water line about 2 inches lower. Now we have room for another water tank, and all chain rode. I heard rumors of this ballast being...
  14. C

    Bow Light

    As usual, if something can go wrong, it is almost certain to. Went to put a new lamp in my port bow light last Saturday. I first very carefully removed the screws making sure I didn't lose them. Next proceeded to start removing the cover and lens. Didn't want to come off easily so I thought...
  15. WBurgner

    E38 Bow Light

    Anyone know the manufacturer and model number of the bi-color light on the bow of the E38's circa 1984? Mine is broken and I need to order a replacement, but I am two hours away from the boat. It looked like a small Aqua Signal and the top piece I brought home is identified "SK79". I have not...
  16. M

    Bow bumper rail

    Anyone know how or where I can replace the Bow Bumper Rail on a Ericson 35? I unscrewed the 2 bolts and took off the one side that was still intact. Looks like the front bumper just goes over the rubrail and there is just some putty or resin fill under the bumper.I bought her like this last year...
  17. 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...
  18. M

    Bow Pulpit

    Recently purchased an E35-MKIII that had storm damage and needs a little help. The rudder has now been replaced with a new one from Foss Foam (original oem and they did an excellant job fabbing a new one) but I am now looking to the pulpits and lifelines. Does anyone know who built the original...
  19. K

    Rotten core at the bow

    There are a few things about the 1974 E27 that we have concerns with. Another is that the bow of the boat on the deck is very springy/squishy. I've read basically every thread on this site and other about rotten cores. The rot extends about 20 inches back from the bow. The PO replaced a...
  20. F

    Advice please on moisture in the bow

    Our 1984 E30+ has a bulkhead at the foot of the V berth (ie. at the bow of the boat). The approximately two feet of bow/hull that is walled off by this bulkhead contains the anchor locker (enclosed and accessible from the deck), a drain hose from the anchor locker through this space and exiting...
  21. Akavishon

    bow stemhead/anchoring issue

    After a month long cruise with numerous nights spent on anchor, I've come to realize that my current anchoring setup is not really ideal. I'm turning to the forum for guidance what can be done to improve it, within reasonable budget constraints ;) I have a 35lbs CQR on 25' of chain and 200'...
  22. A

    E-29 bow cap rub rail wanted

    Hey, If anyone has any E29, E27, or E30 parts available, I'm looking for the metal casting that goes over the bow and seals the deck joint. Willing to pay a good amount for it. I'm pretty sure that many sizes of the boat use the same size part, so even if it isn't an E29 please contact me and...
  23. F

    Securing anchor on bow roller

    I have a Bruce anchor which sits nicely on the bow roller while we sail. I drilled a 3/8" hole through it to allow us to put a stainless steel bolt through it and the bow roller to hold it in place so it didn't accidently drop off the bow roller in heavier seas. But the bolt doesn't keep it...
  24. P

    E27 - Bow Roller

    I'm looking to add a bow roller for my 25lb. CQR. I have neigbor with an E27 two slips down who has a stainless steel roller that has a triangular base, with the roller off set just enough to make room for the standard E27 forestay. It's a great arrangement, but I can't find anything like...
  25. W

    Stern and bow rails wanted 38-200

    Does anyone know where there might be a used, but not bent, bow rail and a port side stern rail. I can clean them up but not being bent is the main concern. Thanks, Contact me direct at or 941 322-4551 1986 38-200
  26. E

    e35-II Bow Chain Plate

    My e35-II bow chain plate failed this weekend (in light air therefore spar still up - lucky). Does any one know where I can purchase a replacement bow chain plate? Is it interchangeable with e35-III?
  27. treilley

    Bow cleats

    I removed the Anchor locker this weekend to reseal it and rebed some deck HW on the bow. I found that 2 of the nuts(outer) for the bow cleats were encased in FG. I had to gind away with my Dremel and open those up so I could pot the holes and redrill them. That being a high load area I was...
  28. A

    E29 Bow Rail

    I'm having a bow rail fabricated to replace the non-existent one on my E-29. I was just wondering if anyone knew the original specs, including deck angle of the E29 bow rail.
  29. R

    Bow Bumper

    I Have An 27ft Ericson 1974, I Need To Replace The Nose Bumper/ It Was Pot Metal/ But Rubber Would Do Just Fine/ It's Inline With The Rubrail, Can Anyone Help/i'm In So.caif And My Phone # 818-445-9882
  30. M

    Bow running light wiring problem

    I had someone who knows what he's doing troubleshoot my not working bow running light. He concluded that the bulb, fixture itself and connection there are O.K., that the connection at the electrical panel is now clean and O.K, and that the problem may be somewhere in the wiring inside the bow...
  31. Dferr

    Hole pattern, bow cleats

    Does anyone know where I can find new bow cleats for a 1982 E-38 with the same hole pattern.
  32. ragamuffin

    Bow Rub Rail for E27

    Anyone know where I can find the bow rub rail piece that is on an the 27? Finishing up a lot of renovation work on ragamuffin and can not find this part.
  33. J

    Wanted - Bow Cap for 1978 E-27

    I am looking for a "bow cap" (not sure of term-photo attached) for a 1968 E-27. Mine was smashed by by the marina while launching another boat. I don't even know when to begin looking for this part (or a way to have one made). All advice is appreciated. James
  34. M

    Bow Pulpit

    I recently purchased an Ericson 29. There is some work that will be required and I probably won't put it in the water until next year. The first item on my list is to recore a portion of the bow. The reason I have to do this is somewhere along the line the bow pulpit was ripped out leaving...
  35. jreddington

    E-28+ Crack in Bow - Again

    My 1984 E-28+ has developed cracks in the bow for the third time. They run about 18" on both the port and starboard side on the outside of the toe rail, not the hull itself. They've been there for a couple years now but I think they have dramatically widened. I should have taken a picture when I...
  36. Joe

    Bow Eye Strength

    I've always assumed that the bow eye must have quite a lot of lateral strength as it is frequently used to winch my Ericson 25 on and off the trailer, albeit asssisted by the fact that the boat is floating. But I've now come across images on the internet where a boat is raised vertically...
  37. M

    Bow Stem Problems?

    I was on the bow this morning, and noticed that the metal bow stem moves fore and aft when I jiggle the forestay. I hadn't noticed this before, but I didn't look, either. The gel coat cracks in the area have not changed since I bought the boat 14 months ago, so I don't think this is a recent...
  38. R

    Wanted-- Bow pulpit for E-29

    I'm looking for a bow pulpit for my 1971 E-29. The existing pulpit has been modified by the P.O. to support a folded tabernacle mast, and althought well built, doesn't follow the lines of the boat. Thanks, Ray Hughes. (
  39. J

    Need to move Bow Eye, E-25

    Hi - just brought my new old '74 E25 (#137) home and I'm in the process of getting it ready for the water. I'm moving up from a Hunter 23 (it's for sale btw) and so far I'm impressed by the increased quality of the Ericson. Seems like a much stronger boat with better quality of finish...
  40. T

    Installing a Bow Roller on an E29

    I was wondering if anyone had installed a bow roller on thier E29. I would love to see some pictures. I need to install one on our boat but in looking at the front there does not seem to be a good straight place in front of the forestay connection to mount one. Any thoughts...
  41. P

    Ericson 38 bow rail

    I'm looking for information on replacing a bow rail on an Ericson 38.We have found that the roller furling drum makes it diffucult to deploy or keep the anchor on the roller I would like to add a new rail and pulpit,like those on Pacific Seacraft and Aloha. I have a plan but don't know...
  42. U

    E29 bow cap?

    Hello, i'm looking to replace a broken piece of what looks like cast aluminium that was covering the ends of the rubrails at the bow.i have the 2 big pieces but there is a small third piece that is missing so welding is not an option. any help is greatly appreciated francois
  43. footrope

    E38 deck construction in bow?

    Is the deck in the bow of the old E38s cored or solid fiberglass? There is a cleat right behind the bow roller, in that area forward of the anchor locker. It became loose and I noticed it last weekend. When I tightened it yesterday it looked like the deck compressed a little. Looks like I...
  44. S

    Bow Lights E35-2

    My 35-2 has the bow light setup where there are two separate lights one red, one green...I wnat to replace them, but I am only finding the Bi-colored variety offered on the websites I have visited....Can anyone suggest a source for the Uni-colored variety (or are they obsolete?) Thanks, David
  45. R

    Bow pulpit for E-29 wanted

    :egrin: I'm looking for a bow pulpit for my 1971 E-29. The existing pulpit was modified by the P.O. to either brace the tabernacle mast when dropped, or to shorten to overall length of the boat for slip measurement reasons. Thanks, Ray Hughes.
  46. S

    bow light bulb replacement

    I'm planning my first trip up the mast (God help me) to replace the bow light bulb. According to the manual there are two possible bulb replacements, the Forespar 1367 or the Agusignal 904-00234. My preference is to only make one trip up the stick. Does anyone know which bulb I should take...
  47. Lawdog

    bow pulpit wanted

    Does anyone know of a source for stainless bow pulpits? mine got hit by a loose boat and is bent all to sh#t. I am located in Maine but will have it shipped for a good quality part at a good price. Thanks Neal Weinstein 1983 E38 Enterprise
  48. H

    Damp wood under bow lights

    I removed my bow running lights on my E27 to repair the wires and noticed that both holes drilled into the bow section for the lights are damp. The reside is rusty brown and has a consistency of light syrup - not just "wet wood". The lights were caked with silicone and water has crept into the...
  49. Mike Thomas

    E-29 Bow casting

    Hi folks. I had a close encounter while racing last night and took one right on the nose. :boohoo: Needless to say, I now have first hand knowledge that our boats are built like battleships. Other than some gel coat repair the only real damage was the bow casting that holds the rub rails...
  50. R

    Looking for Bow cap for rub rail for e27

    Hello all, I' looking for the bow cap for my e27 rubrail. Anyone have one they want to part with or know where I can get one? Thanking you in advance. Ray :egrin:
  51. Jeff Asbury

    Bow Anchor Roller.

    Has anyone installed a basic off the shelf bow anchor roller on a E-27? I am having difficulty finding a ideal location because of the locations of where the life lines come right down near the bow cleats. I also have a cowl vent in front of the opening (hole) anchor locker. I also have a...
  52. Lawdog

    wanted, bow pulpit for E29

    contact neal weinstein
  53. D

    Mast & bow pulpit needed for E-32

    Hi, I'm looking for a mast for a 1973 E-32. I'm also looking for a bow pulpit. Please email me if you have one. Thanks, Duncan
  54. R

    bow pulpit for e 27

    I recently acquired a e 27 and am looking for a used mainsail in good condition and a bow pulpit. Please contact me if you have any ideas for me :egrin: .
  55. B

    Looking for bow pulpit for E39

    Just getting into renovating a 1976 E39. Any ideas on where I can go for a new bow pulpit? If you have one you're looking to sell, you can also email me, danwalker4 at
  56. C

    bow eye

    The bow eye on my e-25 was snaped off before I bought the boat. It appears to have had only one bolt. I think I will replace it with a 'U' shaped bow eye. Can anyone offer any advice or special instructions.
  57. C

    Bow anchor roller

    My 1978 E34T has a hawse pipe but no windlass or anchor roller. I would like to install a bow roller. But, I have no forward anchor locker and the access port through the forward bulkhead into the chain locker is only big enough for my head. I have no idea how I could reach all the way forward...
  58. G

    Wanted - E27 bow and stern pulpits

    My boat had the misfortune of being in La Paz when hurricane Marty hit, both the bow and stern pulpits were completely destroyed. If anyone has a used set of bow and stern pulpits from a similarly sized boat please let me know. I can do minor modifications if it is not a perfect fit.
  59. G

    Rewiring bow running light (E-28)

    Following winter out of the water, the only thing that doesn't seem to work is the bow running light. I believe I've traced the problem to bad wiring somewhere between the panel and the light itself. This upcoming weekend, I plan to run temporary wiring externally to determine which wire is...
  60. S

    New Bow Pulpit for Ericson 36 RH

    I need to replace the bow pulpit on my 1981 Ericson 36 Ron Holland. Anyone out there with ideas where I could get one? Steve
  61. R

    Bow Puplit for Ericson 333 or 32-200

    Hi there! We are interested in locating a new or lightly used, not bent or damaged bow pulpit for an Ericson 333 or if it's the same dimensions a 32-200. If you have such a rare animal or know of one's location please send us the details at my email address Tony and Denise