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    Join us on July 22ndat 7pm EDT

    for the CBEC Virtual Meeting

    The Chesapeake Bay Ericson Club (CBEC) is hosting special discussion on:

    Special Guest: Mr. Matt Benhoff,

    Vice President, Annapolis School of Seamanship 

    Topic: Annapolis School of Seamanship Basic Diesel Engine Course

    All EYO members and followers are welcome to join the fun and put a face to the names you've been seeing on the site!

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    ...3 Years in the Making:

    Join Us for the 2022 Ericson Pacific Northwest Rendezvous!

    Due to Covid and all that it brought, our annual tradition was put off for some time. Now it's back with a vengeance!

    Please join us July 22-24 at Genoa Bay, BC Canada for fun, games and we'll learn something as well (maybe).

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E381 A New Winch--and Why

With annual cleaning and maintenance, Barient winches have stood the test of time. There's not much to go wrong even after 35 years, and Barient parts are still available from an Australian after-market supplier--which ought to keep them cranking for years to come.

But maintenance is required--and lack of it is why I had to replace a venerable Barient 19ST mainsheet winch. Grease on the race bearings collects dirt, grit and salt, which is why we clean and oil them periodically. Most...
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