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Forum: Ericson 08-15-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 237
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Posted By CajunSpike
Taking forever with the heat, but rails finished

With the down south heat, have to pick the day to get outdoor stuff done.
In this case, the work was with the cabin rails. Bought a used router for $40 off craigslist. Used it to round the top...
Forum: Ericson 12-03-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,395
Posted By CajunSpike
Edward...had the right idea in mind but used the...

Edward...had the right idea in mind but used the wrong word. Yes intend to use bronze hardware if I can find it, stainless if I can't.

Thank you for that correction.
Forum: Ericson 12-02-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,395
Posted By CajunSpike
Can't really explain why, but I'm generally a...

Can't really explain why, but I'm generally a person who keeps things as they come from the factory unless the change is exceptionally better.
ex: replacing points with electronic sensor.
My 73...
Forum: Ericson 12-01-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,395
Posted By CajunSpike
Working on new hand rails. Got a board of south...

Working on new hand rails. Got a board of south american teak and cut it into 3 strips. Traced the pattern of handholds from port side interior rail, onto the strips. Cut out the handholds. ...
Forum: Ericson 10-13-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,395
Posted By CajunSpike
Went to the E27 today to check on it and as...

Went to the E27 today to check on it and as usual, give the engine some run time.

Engine fired right off with a little choke. Revving in neutral sounded normal.

Decided to run it in fwd gear...
Forum: Testing Protocols 10-02-2019, 01:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,686
Posted By CajunSpike
Ditto on the spark color. Trying to get the...

Ditto on the spark color. Trying to get the motor running when I first got the boat. Checked the spark and saw a yellow spark. Though it may be enough but my experiences with beetle motors told...
Forum: Troubleshooting 08-24-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,258
Posted By CajunSpike
Not to long ago, I installed EI into my late...

Not to long ago, I installed EI into my late model A4. Pulled points/plate and installed EI plate. Installed ring around the shaft..put it back together. Cranked, got nothing.
Pulled cap off...
Forum: Exhaust System 06-13-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,626
Posted By CajunSpike
Keeping Dave's warning in mind...and assuming you...

Keeping Dave's warning in mind...and assuming you know the diameter and length of patch needed....I'd find an automotive water hose long enough to bridge the gap and double clamp it to clean strong...
Forum: Troubleshooting 05-15-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By CajunSpike
Slightly open choke does not affect fuel going...

Slightly open choke does not affect fuel going back to the tank..but it does prevent the engine from getting a proper dose of gas to get cold started in the first place.

Even in New Orleans,...
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-15-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,308
Posted By CajunSpike
When I started on my project I too had a no...

When I started on my project I too had a no start.
Turns out points were in fact new, but whoever installed them knew nothing about points gap.

It worked just enough to have a weak yellow spark. ...
Forum: Ericson 03-25-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,395
Posted By CajunSpike
Latest update

Hadn't posted in a while..so here goes.

Took a while to get back to the boat after the sail/engine issues.
Had to think about the problems and get clear in my head again.

Replaced the trashed...
Forum: Introductions 02-16-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,764
Posted By CajunSpike
I just bought an Ericson 27 about a year ago. ...

I just bought an Ericson 27 about a year ago. If you feel nostalgic, I have pics!
Welcome to the group.
Forum: Ericson 01-27-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,395
Posted By CajunSpike
Brought back two carbs and the failed pump from...

Brought back two carbs and the failed pump from the boat.
Have 2 extra spark arrestors also.

I hear the term 'rebuilt' all the time.

For these A4 carbs, whats the steps to consider it...
Forum: Ericson 01-26-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,395
Posted By CajunSpike
Thought the pickup tube may be an issue for a...

Thought the pickup tube may be an issue for a good while. Nearly pulled the tube from the tank. That's why did some testing using a 2nd known good fuel pump. If the pickup tube was bad or failed,...
Forum: Ericson 01-26-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,395
Posted By CajunSpike
Situation update

Weather was clear/not too windy/not too cold to make it to the boat today.

Dug out the backup jib that came with the boat. Never thought I'd use it but was glad to have it.
Spent a few hours...
Forum: General Interest 01-24-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,348
Posted By CajunSpike
Welcome to the south, in winter. front is...

Welcome to the south, in winter.
front is cold...warm up....new front...warm up...
Forum: Ericson 01-20-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,395
Posted By CajunSpike
When I first got the boat, I obtained a carb from...

When I first got the boat, I obtained a carb from a guy who said it had been rebuilt. Put that in back then, but did not help it run. At that time, the real problem was misadjusted points.
...
Forum: Ericson 01-20-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,395
Posted By CajunSpike
First indication of trouble was a change in the...

First indication of trouble was a change in the sound of the motor...slowing down, some loss of power, but still running. After about a 30 seconds of this, the power came back on and returned to...
Forum: Ericson 01-19-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,395
Posted By CajunSpike
The jib came apart in pieces as I was removing...

The jib came apart in pieces as I was removing it. The entire bottom uv strip parted from the body and the sail tore in half about 1/3rd from the top. Its trash.

Found out it was made by a...
Forum: Cooling System 01-19-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,079
Posted By CajunSpike
I've got the MMI thumb screw pump cover also. ...

I've got the MMI thumb screw pump cover also.
Had no issues when i recently replaced the impeller.
Forum: Ericson 01-19-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,395
Posted By CajunSpike
Because of more bad weather moving in, only...

Because of more bad weather moving in, only stayed at the boat a limited time today.

Removed the trashed genoa. It was twisted badly on the furler. Took a while to untangle the remains and find...
Forum: Ericson 01-16-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,395
Posted By CajunSpike
When I replaced the tank, I put a new vent line...

When I replaced the tank, I put a new vent line from the tank to the outlet.
Line has a circle loop in it as suggested by these good people. Outlet opening has a screen in place and is facing...
Forum: Ericson 01-16-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,395
Posted By CajunSpike
Was first trip with that much motion, yes. ...

Was first trip with that much motion, yes.

Original metal tank was removed due to rust thru earlier last year.

Since then I've put a total of 12 gallons in the new plastic tank.
This was done...
Forum: Ericson 01-16-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 72,395
Posted By CajunSpike
Day started out with winds <= 10mph. Knew the...

Day started out with winds <= 10mph.
Knew the weather would turn sour but had planned to be in before that happened.

First part of the day was uneventful.

As the front approached, winds...
Forum: General Maintenance 01-14-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,775
Posted By CajunSpike
Yes. It bolts to the top of the tranny extending...

Yes. It bolts to the top of the tranny extending rearward. The shift cable end clamps to it, allowing the shift cable to be held steady.
I knew the cable was bad but the condition of this hold...
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