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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-12-2014
Replies: 256
Views: 184,604
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: 393
Views: 163,914
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: 393
Views: 163,914
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: 1,979
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: 3,936
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: 882
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: 882
Posted By davisr
Re: Chain manufacturers

I only buy ACCO.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-24-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 1,884
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: 2,266
Posted By davisr
Re: Varnish brushes

Foam brushes are the bomb.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-13-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 6,051
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: 9,651
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: 9,651
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: 9,651
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: 816
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: 3,899
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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