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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-26-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By davisr
Re: Table top dilemma..

Like you, I could not stand the Formica original. I ended up constructing an entirely new one out of mahogany. If you find yourself in need of traveling this road, then this article I wrote might be...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-17-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By davisr
Re: Modernization/upgrade of DC distribution

As all these gentleman have indicated, an overhaul of your DC system is an intricate, time-consuming task.

Here are three (of the many) articles that I have written on the overhaul of my own DC...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-16-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By davisr
Re: Need help on masthead sheave replacement information

What Chas said. This article, to which I provided a link earlier, is about the good results I had with Zephyrwerks. Great customer service and quick turnaround.

Ericson 25, Oystercatcher:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By davisr
Re: Adding a second bilge pump

Here are two articles on how I addressed this issue on my own boat, Oystercatcher.

Ericson 25, Oystercatcher: Electrical, Bilge Pump Switches, Part I: Analysis and Installation...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By davisr
Re: Need help on masthead sheave replacement information

You can remove the faulty sheave from the masthead and have a new one custom made to size. In this article I provide the details on how I did this on my boat, Oystercatcher.

Ericson 25,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2014
Replies: 260
Views: 200,428
Posted By davisr
Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax

Hey Maine,

Appreciate the tips. Used the Makita buffer and the Presta products you recommended. Took me a while to find my groove with the buffer. The 40 year old gel coat on my boat appears to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-01-2013
Replies: 413
Views: 178,865
Posted By davisr
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

Good deal Maine. Many thanks for the tips. Will place an order for your top notch butyl as soon as I can get a good estimate for the total feet I'll need. Will be rebedding not only all the deck...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-30-2013
Replies: 413
Views: 178,865
Posted By davisr
Re: Bedding Deck Hardware With Butyl Tape

This is the genoa track on our CS-36T as photographed at year 31. The track is still bedded with the original butyl tape she left the factory with in 1979. The track, 31 years later, is still BONE...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,389
Posted By davisr
Re: 6hp outboard for a 25' boat?

I would stick with the 9.9, if you can, for the same reasons mentioned by previous posters.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 4,334
Posted By davisr
Re: wire halyard winch

I've documented my work on my mast and rigging for my Ericson 25 on the links provided below. When I bought the boat, it had a wire-to-rope halyard that had caused some serious scoring of my mast...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-25-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By davisr
Re: Chain manufacturers

I experienced the same thing with West Marine, so I got up and went to the store and had a look for myself. It seemed to me that it was all West Marine brand.

I ended up ordering my chain from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By davisr
Re: Chain manufacturers

I only buy ACCO.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By davisr
Re: Rebuild head, or replace, and with what?

I contemplated rebuilding but ended up replacing mine with a Raritan.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-23-2013
Replies: 41
Views: 2,407
Posted By davisr
Re: Varnish brushes

Foam brushes are the bomb.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 6,542
Posted By davisr
Re: West Marine no longer matching prices...

I've spent countless dollars at the local West Marine, primarily through price-matching. When I discovered that this policy would, for all intents an purposes, end on March 1, I asked the manager...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-13-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 11,512
Posted By davisr
Re: Shoal-draft pocket cruiser recommendations?

Joe,

Many thanks for the compliments on my website, and best of luck in your search. As you suggested, I think you'll know your lady when you see her.

Best regards,
Roscoe

ericson 25 dot...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-14-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 11,512
Posted By davisr
Re: Shoal-draft pocket cruiser recommendations?

You must have happend upon a fixed keel Ericson 25. There are only a handful of those. The majority of Ericson 25s are centerboard boats with specs that fit your search parameters.

It's also...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-12-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 11,512
Posted By davisr
Re: Shoal-draft pocket cruiser recommendations?

You might want to consider the Ericson 25. There is a website devoted to this boat. See especially the four-part article, "Why I Bought the Ericson 25." It covers many of the boats on your list (and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-20-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 897
Posted By davisr
spreader replacement: bars or sleeves?

I need to replace my OEM spreaders on account of faulty, cast aluminum spreader brackets. OEM parts are no longer available. I have a choice between replacement spreaders that are supported by an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-13-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 4,235
Posted By davisr
Yuriy, I own an Ericson 25 and am active on...

Yuriy,

I own an Ericson 25 and am active on the Ericson Forum. I was searching around the web and found your posting on your schaefer roller furler. I have the same exact kind. I'm trying to...
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