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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-30-2004
Replies: 0
Views: 688
Posted By gmaurer
Engine refit

If current fix for my 15 y/o 10hp Universal diesel gets out of hand (ie $$$), I might consider installing a new engine/transmission (work to be done by others).
Relating your advice, experiences,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-28-2004
Replies: 3
Views: 2,141
Posted By gmaurer
Diesel Engine Problems

While motoring in this evening at low RPM''s, the diesel engine suddenly
started smoking (whiteish blue) out the exhaust, and racing slightly on its own.
I immediately shut it down.
When I pulled...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-22-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By gmaurer
Wheelpilot and NMEA

I installed the 4000 in 2002. After a year went by I got curious about interfacing with the old GPS (installed below decks), so I temporarily wired my Garmin 183 to the 4000. It worked! So, I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-14-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By gmaurer
Starting troubles

A problem typical of the Ericsons is the factory installed wiring - mainly, it is undersized.
By replacing the existing #16 wiring to the solenoid with a #10, I solved an intermitent starting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2003
Replies: 6
Views: 3,270
Posted By gmaurer
Seek comments: Raytheon autopilots

Last year, I installed a Raymarine autopilot on my 28 foot Ericson, and performed the installation myself.
The support I received from Raymarine through their Website was less than expected. Also,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2003
Replies: 37
Views: 4,047
Posted By gmaurer
Dogs on sailing boats

I got a Golden 5 years ago (my second).
I bought my first sailboat two years ago (28'' Ericson).
Once the Golden got used to sloping floors unders sail, he settled in like a pro.
General rule with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-29-2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1,835
Posted By gmaurer
Starter Problem

A lot of discussion about this subject on the Ericson Web site.
One possibility - undersized wires.
I had a problem similar to yours, and replaced the original #14 wire from the starter switch to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-21-2002
Replies: 5
Views: 4,774
Posted By gmaurer
Raymarine Autopilot

Recently installed a 4000 MkII in my 28'' Ericson with wheel steering.
Here are some things to watch out for:
1) Raymarine Customer Sevice through their Internet Website is poor at best. Their...
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