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  1. Difference between (2) 110v Battery Chargers

    Electrical Systems
    Hello All, I bought a new (to me) Ericson 30+ this spring and am doing a few upgrades/repairs this fall. One is... Strangely, the boat has never been equipped with an on board 110v battery charger. The boat has a bank of 2 std (non-gel or AGM) batteries. I primarily daysail then return to...
  2. Getting to Know the SPX-5 Wheel Pilot with P70 Control Head

    Maintenance/How-to Videos
    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.
  3. Installing the Raymarine SPX-5 P70 Wheel Pilot, with Video

    Gear & Maintenance
    This three-part blog entry details my owner installation in June, 2013. Note that the new P70 Control Head is shipped with incorrect installation instructions. (Blog...
  4. VHF Antenna Masthead Installation Questions

    Gear & Maintenance
    Hello everyone, I'm new to the SailNet community, but have spent a lot of time reading the forums here. I am about to close on a boat later this week and have a question regarding a vhf antenna. The vessel is a 1975 Irwin 30 and although I see it has a fixed mount vhf, I did not notice any vhf...
  5. Choosing a depth sounder

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have a Oday 272 (my first boat) and one of the things that I want to put on it is a depth finder. I'm the type of person who doesn't want to drill holes in his boat so I was looking at transducers that can shoot through the hull. Reading up on the problem I can find information but I have some...
  6. Shoot Thru Hull Transducer

    Gear & Maintenance
    I have a 27' Ericson and am trying to install a Hawk Eye shoot thru hull transducer. Has anyone installed this unit, where did they mount it, etc? I’ve hooked up the display and the transducer works when I hang it overboard, but I can’t find a spot to get a reading through the hull. Help…