30' Ericson, but head was removed! - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-04-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
beebopbogo is on a distinguished road
30' Ericson, but head was removed!

I found a great deal on an Ericson 30 for $8000 in good shape. Owner needs to sell. It's a few feet smaller than what I was looking for (I will be island hopping in Hawaii), but it's such a great deal! It was set up for fishing as well, which is a plus.

Anyway, the marine head was completely removed to improve storage space.

Does anyone know a rough estimate on how much it would cost to return the head to live-aboard condition assuming the plumbing is still there? And maybe another estimate if all plumbing was removed.

Thanks all! This will be my first sailboat larger than a Laser.

--Adam
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-04-2012
deniseO30's Avatar
Lies about her age
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 5,459
Thanks: 50
Thanked 53 Times in 45 Posts
Rep Power: 9
deniseO30 will become famous soon enough deniseO30 will become famous soon enough
Re: 30' Ericson, but head was removed!

Not a deal. you can do much better for less.
1978 Ericson 30-2 sailboat for sale in Indiana
1978 Ericson 30 sailboat for sale in California
__________________
Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club. New Website!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

my current "project"!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-04-2012
MobiusALilBitTwisted's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: in a truck
Posts: 178
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 7
MobiusALilBitTwisted is on a distinguished road
Re: 30' Ericson, but head was removed!

put in an Air Head, give it a look see, you might like the idea.
no pluming, less smell from what i read on it.
__________________
MobiusALilBitTwisted
S/V
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1985 Venture 25
Fl Gulf Coast

"Ouch!
My eyes are bleeding."
Bob Perry


GrahamO
"Möbius,You need another drink. You are starting to make sense".
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 08-04-2012
SlowButSteady's Avatar
Senior Slacker
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,223
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 5
SlowButSteady is on a distinguished road
Re: 30' Ericson, but head was removed!

Quote:
Originally Posted by beebopbogo View Post
I found a great deal on an Ericson 30 for $8000 in good shape. Owner needs to sell. It's a few feet smaller than what I was looking for (I will be island hopping in Hawaii), but it's such a great deal! It was set up for fishing as well, which is a plus.

Anyway, the marine head was completely removed to improve storage space.

Does anyone know a rough estimate on how much it would cost to return the head to live-aboard condition assuming the plumbing is still there? And maybe another estimate if all plumbing was removed.

Thanks all! This will be my first sailboat larger than a Laser.

--Adam
Just go to the Defender or West Marine websites and add up the prices of all the pieces you'll need. If you plan on having someone else do the work for you, call a boatyard or two and ask them how many hours labor such a job might take and what their hourly charges are.
__________________
Never forget them. Do something to prevent it from happening again.
Charlotte Bacon, Daniel Barden, Rachel Davino, Olivia Josephine Gay, Ana M. Marquez-Greene, Dylan Hockley, Dawn Hochsprung, Madeleine F. Hsu, Catherine V. Hubbard, Chase Kowalski, Jesse Lewis, James Mattioli , Grace McDonnell, Anne Marie Murphy, Emilie Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Pozner, Caroline Previdi, Jessica Rekos, Avielle Richman, Lauren Rousseau, Mary Sherlach, Victoria Soto, Benjamin Wheeler, Allison N. Wyatt
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 08-04-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,192
Thanks: 50
Thanked 37 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 14
knothead has a spectacular aura about knothead has a spectacular aura about knothead has a spectacular aura about
Re: 30' Ericson, but head was removed!

Quote:
Originally Posted by MobiusALilBitTwisted View Post
put in an Air Head, give it a look see, you might like the idea.
no pluming, less smell from what i read on it.
Definitely give composting some consideration. There are three commercial units that I'm aware of. The C-head is the least expensive.

Many people have built their own units from available parts such as the Ecovita privy kit.



Composting is a more labor intensive way of dealing with the issue. But it also has many advantages.
There are some very informative threads online where the issue is debated pretty thoroughly.

It's worth considering anyway.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 08-04-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 377
Thanks: 4
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 3
Jgbrown is on a distinguished road
Re: 30' Ericson, but head was removed!

Quote:
Originally Posted by SlowButSteady View Post
Just go to the Defender or West Marine websites and add up the prices of all the pieces you'll need. If you plan on having someone else do the work for you, call a boatyard or two and ask them how many hours labor such a job might take and what their hourly charges are.
Add up the prices, then double it, has been my experience so far.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Going Aloft with Forestay Removed? Stearmandriver General Discussion (sailing related) 51 02-26-2012 10:25 PM
Sailboat could be removed - WAVY TV NewsReader News Feeds 0 09-14-2011 02:10 PM
Encapsulated chainplates removed moonie5961 Gear & Maintenance 0 06-07-2010 09:36 AM
Heat or not to removed seized screws? jaschrumpf Gear & Maintenance 27 03-09-2010 02:41 PM
Head Holding Tank - Ericson 29 Sailorkim Gear & Maintenance 8 04-01-2009 05:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:57 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012