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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. https://vimeo.com/71368309
  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. http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/entry.php?127-Installing-the-Raymarine-SPX-5-Wheel-Pilot-with-P70-Control-Head-Part-1 (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…
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