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    Advice for grinding out and tabbing in a new bulkhead

    Looking for some guidance on preparing the inside of the hull for tabbing in a new forward bulkhead. Had a previous post and replies convinced me to replace rather than try to repair. '83 Ericson 30+ with wet-rotted forward bulkhead in an empty space between the v-berth and the anchor chain...
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    Replacing cabin portlights with exterior plexiglass panels?

    I am in the process of refitting my '83 Ericson 30+ because of water damage to the cabin side-walls. I pulled the portlights to be able to repair/replace the wood. One of the portlights is damaged and might need to be replaced with a custom piece (it is a non-standard size). One repair...
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    Repairing plywood bulkhead

    I'm in the process of doing some repairs on my '83 Ericson 30+. There is a small plywood bulkhead that is at the forward end of the V-berth, just under the anchor chain pan. It has extensive water damage with the part of the top cross piece and part of the starboard vertical section rotted...
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    Replacing datamarine transducers with Raymarine?

    I'm in the process of doing a refit on my '86 Ericson 30+ including updating electronics. I am likely to go with a Raymarine system built around an Axiom 9+ MFD with wireless wind, DST, and connection to my X5 autopilot. Wondering if anyone has experience replacing the Datamarine Depth or Speed...
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    Interfacing B&G MFD with Raymarine X5 autopilot?

    Looking for advice as I upgrade the old electronics on my Ericson 30+. Currently have a Raymarine X5 autopilot that is working fine. Remainder of instruments (wind, depth, speed) are basically not working. Have an Openplotter Raspberry Pi system providing GPS to VHF as well as picking up AIS on...
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    Advice on cabin interior wall replacement project

    I have an '86 Ericson 30+ that is in need of some interior work. Both inside wood walls for the cabin dome have severe water damage and delamination - from an undetermined leak. On the starboard side, thing we bad enough that the headliner is falling down. The wood can't easily be repaired...
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    Sureflow Blaster pump problems

    I'm looking for advise as I try to troubleshoot a freshwater plumbing problem. Was intending to winterize the system yesterday. Used the pump to empty to few gallons of fresh water in my water tank, pumping through the open hot and cold water faucets in the galley and head. Got to the point...
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    Changing halyard to rope on Ericson 30+ '86

    I have an Ericson 30+ from 1986 that still is using the original wire/rope halyards which are led back to the cockpit. I want to replace with rope and am thinking about replacing with dyneema D-cup or similar. My thinking is to buy a polyester covered halyard (? 8 mm) and have the covering...