1. D

    Leak in holding tank or hose / hose fitting - 1989 E38 200

    Has anyone pulled out the holding tank? Any lessons learned, or tips? It looks like a bitch of a project because of its location (forward area of the cockpit locker), and the amount of dismantling that what seems to be required.
  2. Ericsean

    Ericson 38 Traveler/Compainon Hatch Removal

    I'm trying to tighten up my deck, stopping water leaks, and thought about trying to remove/reseal the companionway htch cover. Looks like a bear, I think I counted 48 screws, whitch I' m guessing are all machined screws. Also need to take off the traveler. I removed the 6 nuts from each side...
  3. R

    E35-2 rudder removal: keel height needed

    It seems early but my local yard is booking winter storage already. This year I want to drop my rudder to overhaul the foil, mechanism, replace my cutlass bearing etc. I know I need to have the boat blocked higher than usual but as I can't get down to her till next week I hoped someone who has...
  4. B

    E-27 Rudder Post Removal Problem

    I cannot get my rudder to fall out no matter what I do....the cockpit plate will not come off and the rudder will not drop.....there is no quadrant or fastener that I am missing is there? does the tube running from the hull to the underside of the cockpit attach to the tiller plate??
  5. W

    Binnacle Removal Ericson 32

    I just purchased a 1985 32' and will be removing the binnacle to address some leakage issues through the binnacle itself and into the cockpit sole which is a little spongy. I hope to drill some small holes from below decks to drain and dry the plywood core, and then inject with epoxy when dry...
  6. WBurgner

    E38 Sea Hood Removal--or not?

    Looks like I need to remove the sea hood on my E38 to replace broken stops on the hatch cover. Before tearing into this I thought I would ask if anyone has done this (remove the sea hood, that is) and see what is involved. Does the traveler need to come off? Are the attachment fittings through...
  7. J

    Rudder removal

    Hope Everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! I was hoping that someone would be able to advise me on servicing and maybe removing my rudder. I have a 32-200. When in a following sea the rudder tends to rattle around a bit in the tube, that is what I would like to stop/prevent. I am trying to...
  8. Sven

    Wood damage stain removal ?

    I think the damage is from standing water ? Right now we are just sealing it in but I'd like to know how we might remove the stains before redoing the cabin sole finish next time ? Bleach ? Something else ? -Sven
  9. Loren Beach

    E-33RH Water Heater Removal?

    Anyone here ever remove the heater tank? If so, did you have enlarge the seat hatch? Further -- what did you replace it with? Thanks, LB
  10. J

    Silicone Removal

    I tried the search engine, but failed miserably. I recall reading about various methods for removing silicone caulk and tried some.:headb: I don't recall which method I used, but it worked like a dream. Anyone remember the thread on removing silicone?? John
  11. W

    Removal spreader-shroud seizing wire

    Looks like my rigging project is moving forward: the top port and starbord shrouds and hardware are replaced. The two new middle-stays and back-stay are ready for pick-up. But, the seizing wires in the end of the spreaders won't budge. I bought some punches and also bought drill bits for my...
  12. R

    e-27 mast removal

    I have a 1977 e-27 the mast seems to be on a hinge, any one have thoughts on the best way to lower the mast? is it a one man operation using the hilards and winches?
  13. T

    1974 Ericson 27 rudder removal

    How do I remove a 1974 ericson rudder ? I have tried and it will only comes down about 2 feet and stops like if somethig was holding it. Thank you for replying.
  14. J

    Hot water tank drainage or removal

    Hi Everyone, I've been busy preparing my 28+ for the winter. Does anyone have a preferred way of draining the hot water tank? The tank is rather loose in it's mount (another jfix-it job to do:)), so I can shake it a bit. It doesn't feel like there's water in the tank, but I want to be sure...
  15. G

    32-3 galley drawer removal

    Hi guys! I have a '87 32-3 and need drawer help. The little latch that locks the drawer shut on the top drawer in the galley is loose. The wood which holds the metal tap above the drawer appears to be split. The thing slides on a plastic track, but I can't seem to find a release to completely...
  16. P

    rub rail and mast removal E27

    I'll be pulling my '76' E27' from the water shortly and will need to pull the mast. Does the mast support sit above the deck or does the mast sit below the deck? The only fastner is a slotted screw in the slot at the rear of the mast. Also is there an electrical disconnect in the mast? If so how...
  17. T

    Removal of Genoa Track

    I will need to remove the Genoa Track on my Ericson32. I can't find any nuts connecting the screws. Are the screwed directly into the deck/hull? I also need to remove the wooden handholds on the left and right side of the mast.
  18. chuckd

    E 27 Companionway Hatch removal

    Does anyone know how to remove the main hatch from an e 27 with a cabin top traveler? Will I need to remove the traveler? I need to rework the laminate on the top and I'd like to get that done in the garage. Only problem, I'm not sure how to remove the hatch, and before going and tearing off...
  19. WBurgner

    E38 Wheel Removal

    I tried to remove the Yacht Specialties wheel this afternoon and could not get it to budge. I thought that removal of the retaining nut would allow it to slide off. I see that there is a key on the shaft. If anyone has pulled the wheel I would appreciate a little info on how this all goes...
  20. bigtyme805

    E30+ Pedestal Removal

    Has anyone removed the depth/knot meter-white big metal panel? I am looking on dumping this but I do not want to replace unit just get rid of it. My thoughts are to have a U shaped stainless there. It may be already there or I may need to cut this and have the U shape welded on. any help on...
  21. Randy Rutledge

    E29 fuel tank removal

    I finally got the nerve up to cut the lowest tip off the gas tank on RUMKIN my E29. I used a hacksaw to cut the welds and a bone saw to finish the cuts across the plate aluminum. It was necessary to remove about four inches of the deepest part to remove the tank from the boat. I am...
  22. WBurgner

    E-38 Starter removal

    I seem to have a bad solenoid on the starter and would like to have the starter rebuilt. Has anyone removed the starter on an E-38? First impression is that not all of the connecting bolts are accessable and very little room is available. Diagrams in the Universal service manual are not too...
  23. Y

    removal of fuel tank, '85 Ericson 38

    Our 38 E fuel tank ruptured in the out islands of the Bahamas...we are limping back to St. Marys GA to haul out on a tempo tank in the quarter berth. Anyone have experience taking out the 59 gal tank under the qaurter berth??
  24. J

    E35-2 fuel tank removal

    I have a 1979 Ericson 35-2 that has a leaking diesel tank. The tank is located behind the engine under the cockpit. Has anyone replaced this type of tank? How is this accomplished? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, John
  25. N

    E27 shaft removal

    Can anyone advise me on the procedure to remove the propeller shaft on an E27 with an atomic4? The cutlass bearing has to be replaced and it seems the harder part of the job is removing the shaft. The bolt to the engine look rusty and there's not alot of room in there to maneuver. Any advice...
  26. Randy Rutledge

    29 fuel tank removal

    There have been several suggestions as how to remove the glass lay-up over the tabs on the fuel tank. I decided to try a different approach. I used my cordless drill to drill a starter hole in the glass over the aluminum tab (drilling over the aluminum tab will keep you form drilling through...
  27. P

    Teak plug removal

    Those plugs above the screws/bolts in grabrails.... Someone on this site mentioned drilling a hole in the plugs and picking at the teak to remove them. Any other techniques that work for you? Paul E29 "Bear" Oceanside, CA
  28. Joe

    Help with Bulkhead Removal

    I've pulled the chainplate and all the bolts as well as the smaller screws on my E25, but the bulkhead stubbornly refuses to budge. I've run a thin sawblade between the surfaces and can detect no further bolts or screws. There is no sign of it having been glassed in, but there is some sign of a...
  29. M

    E29 in the water rudder removal

    Besides the obvious issues of having to get suited up and in the water for the task, has anyone removed and installed a rudder on a E27 or E29 while the boat was still in the water? There is no stuffing box just a hollow tube that runs from bottom of the boat to the cockpit floor so there is not...
  30. J

    Propeller shaft removal!

    :egrin: I have an E-35 III that will be hauled out from the Chesapeake bay by ThanksGiving. After purchase of s/v Fantasea 2-years ago, I have had excessive vibrations over 2300 rpm. I know the max prop is too far back from the cutless -- over 3 inches -- also, the cutless has had it. I...
  31. V

    Dinette Pedestal Removal

    Our E-35 Mk II has had the A-4 replaced with a Diesel Engine. The engine box has been enlarged and raised several inches making access to the dinette impossible except for the forward side of the table. The engine box actually makes a decent place to put things and we have removed the table to...
  32. C

    Cutless bearing removal

    Can the cutless bearing on an E-27 be removed without disconnecting the propellor drive shaft??? Thanks chris
  33. N

    Hurth Noise in Fwd (Tranny Removal ?)

    Help again folks. After accomplishing 36 of the 38 high priority tasks for this wonderful 1986 E32-3 we bought in Dec 05 we are sailing! It is great and we are looking forward to a fantastic summer here in Puget Sound and parts North. But I am a worry wart. The Hurth Transmission behind the...
  34. C

    E35-II Engine Removal

    Well...looks like the ole Universal 4-30 needs an overhaul :boohoo: The engine is located in the salon. I need some advise on the removal. Saw a post a while back with pictures on a wisker pole hoist stringer arrangement...can't seem to find it. As anyone has done this replacement, would...
  35. T

    Opening Portlight Removal and Replacement

    I have aluminum opening portlights on my 1981 Ericson 38. Several are leaking so I am interested in pulling and resealing them. Has anyone undertaken this process? If so, how did you remove the opening port? Tom
  36. R

    Bottom paint removal

    I will soon be hauling my 1971 E-29 for new bottom paint. I would like to remove what is left of the existing bottom paint, apply a new barrier (primer) coat, then apply new anti-foul. The yard won't allow sanding or grinding. Any suggestions on products and procedures? Thanks, Ray Hughes...
  37. Mike Thomas

    Thru-hull removal

    This winter I am trying to replace all of the thru-hulls and sea cocks on my E-29. I am having a problem removing the 1-1/4 sea cock on the starboard side. I have removed the bolts but the sea cock was glued in place with what looks like 5200 or silicone. Either way I can't turn the valve. Can...
  38. O

    E38-200 Rudder removal / bushing replacement

    Goodmorning All, I am hoping some of you out there have had the experience of removing your rudder for bushing replacement on an E38-200, or similar. Our vessel is a 1989 model. I have a moderate amount of play in the rudder shaft noted first my a hardly noticable "clunking" while the boat...
  39. G

    Oil removal from the cabin

    After eight weeks and five days I have finally heard from my insurance company, and can start my rebuild. First, clean up. Does anyone know a good compound for removing the engine oil which is everywhere after the flooding - on the mahogony, cabin sole, fibreglass hull etc? Gareth Freyja...
  40. G

    Replacement of Cabin Sole [Master Thread]

    Unfortunately, my boat is one of the models where Ericson glued down the teak and holly sole. Has anyone ever removed it on a similar boat and how big of a job is it?
  41. G

    Removal of shroud deck attachment on 32-3

    Now that I have a nice set of Garhauer EZ Glide genoa cars, I can't get them on the tracks because the end of the genoa track runs too close to the coaming. Removing the track would be a nightmare, so the only other solution is to remove the Navtec U-bolt shroud attachment that blocks the...
  42. C

    Bottom paint removal

    Thanks to all the replies to my previous posting requesting advice on bottom paint removal. I finally had my 1984 E38 hauled out and decided to go with having the yard sand (or grind) off the 19 years of paint accumulation. The decision to go this route was made after reading the 12 submitted...
  43. C

    Bottom paint removal

    I am about to haul out my 1984 E38 and want to strip the bottom paint off to bare gel coat (2 coats of paint applied every 2 to 3 years). I would like to hear any ones experience in doing this with paint strippers such a Peel Away. Thanks, Peter
  44. John Yandow

    Varnish removal

    I am looking for advice on what to use to remove varnish from the grab rails on the outside of my coach roof and on my sterncap. The varnish that is on there has pealed in placed and the bare teak is showing. I tried a little sanding, but it doesn't seem to be getting the stuff in the grain...
  45. T

    E-27 Mast removal

    I'll be unstepping the mast on my 1975 E-27 for the first time, and need some advice on what needs to be done beforehand. Specifically, what trim piece do I take off to get to the antenna and electrical wires. Once I get to the wires, is there anything I should do with them (besides unplug...
  46. John Yandow

    E35-3 Holding tank removal

    I went to see Mean Jean for the first time this year, she is looking great. Sean, I was reading your holding tank project, this is on my list this year, right after my rudder bearing "fix", still deciding how to proceed. Anyway, you said "used an extended phillips driver to remove the lower...
  47. T

    Water Tank Removal on a E35-2

    My 1980 came with two 25gal water tanks. The one under the sole right above the keel has sprung a leak. Has anyone ever renoved and replaced one. I have removed all of the fasteners from the portion of the sole above it but, it the sole still seems to held down by somthing. Did they glue it...