renovation

  1. Broke[n] and Bleeding - Leaks and Teak and Disassembling the Atomic 4

    E29 Broke[n] and Bleeding - Leaks and Teak and Disassembling the Atomic 4

    I have bled, my toe may be broken, I am probably broke and repairing the teak companionway hatch has been a form of torture. I still haven’t started on the varnish yet! But first, the portlight. I removed the forward portlight on the port side after spending what must have been weeks worried...
  2. I bet my storage locker has more junk than yours...and other weekend cleaning.

    E29 I bet my storage locker has more junk than yours...and other weekend cleaning.

    The warmth of the sun finally appeared and motivated me to choose a project to tackle. I have been pretty overwhelmed with all of the competing projects I need to start, so anything would have been a good choice, but I went with deck cleaning and leak investigation. But first, a quick update...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Getting started with my 1973 E29

    E29 Getting started with my 1973 E29

    Here lies the first blog entry for my 1973 E29. I am so full of optimism about this boat, that I seem to be undeterred by the book of issues that come from its old age. A couple of friends have known the boat for 10 years and tell me that the 2 previous owners did not sail it very often. Sigh...
  6. "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...
  7. ragamuffin

    Renovation Work on Ragamuffin

    I am finally getting around to posting the work I did this spring before launch. Sanded and painted topside decks, sanded and painted mast new mast plate new winch rope clutch and deck sheave organizer to run lines aft. New radios new anchor light new solar panel... the list goes on over 60...
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