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Search: Posts Made By: Christian Williams
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: The Hard Dinghy as Sailboat, Tender and Lifeboat

The Eastport pram design flotation is sealed voids under forward and aft seats, but the volume is too small to provide much buoyancy. To be successfully bailed out when swamped, a boat has to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-20-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Christian Williams
The Hard Dinghy as Sailboat, Tender and Lifeboat

A jack-of-all-trades Eastport pram with expanding foam flotation:

Flotation for the Dinghy - Blogs - EY.o Information Exchange...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-11-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By Christian Williams
Weather Cloths

Some remarks on making your own weather cloths, their history and usefulness:

Sewmanship 5--Weather Cloths - Blogs - EY.o Information Exchange...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Christian Williams
Installation report: Balmar 100a Alternator on M25

Here's a blog entry on upgrading from a stock Motorola 51 amp alternator to a Balmar 100 with AR-5 external regulator. Also a Victron battery monitor.

Balmar 100 amp Alternator, Victron Monitor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By Christian Williams
Sailomat 800 Servo Pendulum Vane Gear Installation

Here is a record of the installation of the 2014 Sailomat 800 vane on an Ericson 32-3.

Sailomat Installation - Blogs - EY.o Information Exchange...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-30-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,382
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: Autopilot Install

Here is a three-part blog on installing the Ray X-5 with p70 control head, with initial test video.

I have subsequently come to admire this unit. It does require attention to sail set and choice,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-27-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 2,009
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: Terrible wiring job - where to start?

You might be interested in a two-part article on my blog:

Part 1--A Novice’s Guide to Panel Reorganization - Blogs - EY.o Information Exchange...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-24-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 7,453
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: Hatch lens replacement

Here's a video of DIY lens replacement.

https://vimeo.com/55641617
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-20-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: Sewmanship--How to become a God of Sunbrella

Great tips, MG. Why didn't I think of just cutting when deconstructing....

And sure, you can teach yourself. Not sure you need a book--you can Google any question, sewing is a vast world on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,306
Posted By Christian Williams
Sewmanship--How to become a God of Sunbrella

There's a good deal of cloth on a boat besides the sails. We take it for granted until it needs to be repaired, renewed or replaced. Then we need smelling salts at the first price quote.

A great...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-16-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By Christian Williams
Rudder Gland Repack and Reseal

Symptom: Water in the bilge after returning to slip. Bilge is normally dry.
Cause: Rudder packing gland/rudder tube/frozen lower grease fitting.

Repair of leaking rudder gland and rudder tube on...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-16-2014
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By Christian Williams
M25 Upgrades as Completed on 1985 Ericson 32-3

Here are two blog entries outlining one upgrade project:

M25 Engine Wiring Upgrade Part 1--Cockpit Gauges - Blogs - EY.o Information Exchange...
Forum: Diesel 01-21-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: M25 Glow Plugs Remove and Replace

The other day I did test two of the old glow plugs (I've misplaced the third), and in fact they operated as expected. By the count of 15, when hooked up to a bench battery, each glowed red hot.

I...
Forum: Diesel 01-10-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Christian Williams
M25 Glow Plugs Remove and Replace

M25 Glow Plugs Remove and Replace - Blogs - EY.o Information Exchange (http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/entry.php?157-M25-Glow-Plugs-Remove-and-Replace)
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-11-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: Replace Panel vs. Replace Switches

If you're considering plunging into a messy panel and haven't been there before, my recent experience might be of interest.

Part 1--A Noviceís Guide to Panel Reorganization - Blogs - EY.o...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-02-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By Christian Williams
A Novice's Guide to Panel Reorganization

My blog about plunging into a messy yacht distribuition panel for the first time:

EY.o Information Exchange - "Thelonious" Ericson 32-3 - Blogs...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 10-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: Lens Replacement Lewmar "Superhatch"

Any local plastic house should be able to provide various colors (bronze, smoke etc) of the same acrylic Lewmar used, and can easily cut and drill it to the old pattern. Total cost was $85 each hatch...
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 10-13-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By Christian Williams
Getting to Know the SPX-5 Wheel Pilot with P70 Control Head

Sailing trial of newly installed Raymarine wheel pilot with P70 Control Head on an Ericson 32-3, with link to three-part blog on the installation experience.

https://vimeo.com/71368309
Forum: Maintenance/How-to Videos 10-13-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 912
Posted By Christian Williams
Lens Replacement Lewmar "Superhatch"

Video of lens replacement, 1980s-era Lewmar Superhatch./

https://vimeo.com/55641617
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2013
Replies: 62
Views: 3,762
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: Fiberglass ..classic??

What sort of claim can made for fiberglass? T

Count the wooden boats still around?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,567
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: Truth on Teak Interior?

Rockler sells a sticky-back teak veneer that makes renewal of flat areas very easy. It can be varnished or oiled, and is so thin you can often lay it right on top of ruined teak that has been sanded...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-10-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: EricsonYachts.org site hacked

Sean, if you need help cleaning up this mess, I think a special fundraiser would be well received. Never saw such a complete compromise of a forum before, myself.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-27-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 6,920
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: Ideas for cockpit shade

This simple cockpit cover works well and is easy enough to make. Because the poles are secured only at center, the whole rig tilts to either lifeline to screen against late afternoon sun.

Part 3...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-19-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: Sail Cleaning Anyone?

Scrub a test section on the boat, using various soaps and cleaners and also a mild solution of household bleach (if it's Dacron). In my experience professional cleaning doesnt do more than you can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By Christian Williams
Re: Next generation Raymarine pilots

Here's a long blog entry on the SPX-5 P70 wheel pilot installation, with a video demo of the installed unit in action:

Installing the Raymarine SPX-5 Wheel Pilot with P70 Control Head--Part 1 -...
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