1985 Ericson 26 Sailboat Upgrades (Boat Tour)

This video was made to show many of the upgrades we made to our 1985 Ericson 26 sailboat. For more details on the upgrades check out Randall’s blog: http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/blog.php?6407
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OTHER BOAT PROJECT VIDEOS

How we built the Swim Platform:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IloUDRx8os
Making and Installing New Windows:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je-bIGsWcaA&list=PLovQwLPhnz2VzSLisHbiBywpsFtymaQsX&index=1
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E9gRJym2Vw&index=2&list=PLovQwLPhnz2VzSLisHbiBywpsFtymaQsX
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6ROlA-JEso&list=PLovQwLPhnz2VzSLisHbiBywpsFtymaQsX&index=6
Building a New Tiller:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rPSfckQDiM
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Comments

Dinka Boutit says:

Wow. That’s a great refit. Congratulations on making so many substantial upgrades to safety and durability without bolting on anything that looks silly on a 26 footer. Well done!

Joseph Calvosa says:

Nice beard….

Robert Vinet says:

Just found your channel. Impressive set of upgrades. Well thought out.

Max Lyon says:

Keep up the great videos

Fred Brillo says:

Wow…Id love to know how you built the sugar scoop for the transom… that came out really nice…

José Santiago says:

Well done .
Please put more information about the mast step, hinges.

Darren Johnson says:

Great Video and excellent work on all the upgrades!

Jon Mills says:

If I recently got divorced and had the house listed and wanted to start my life anew, I would start with this sailboat you have put so much time and thought and effort into! Best You Tube on sailboats I have ever seen! Well done and you never know!!! I am so grateful to you for taking the time to make such a great video! Legend!

Daniel Lisy says:

Wow that is amazing I think you made a great checklist for all the other owners 🙂 in particular would you please make a video on the mast and rudder.

XC says:

What are the legalities of having a shotgun onboard? I’ve heard that it’s frowned upon by law enforcement and illegal when leaving the country.

Corporate PR says:

Please tell us what kind of sailing life jacket, knife, EPIRB you two are wearing in your videos so that we can procure them for our adventures. Nice videos keep sailing and filming …

Meownold J. Trump says:

Your Ericson makes my Ericson cry 🙁

Jerard Nighorn says:

Absolute best vid I’ve ever seen. I’m currently looking at a 28 Erickson. Do like how it handles?

Daniel Clint says:

After watching the whole video, I’m sure you know what your doing.

benc65753 says:

Absolutely amazing! How long have you owned the boat?

Dilithium Crystals says:

You really know your vessel. Some intuitive ideas on the improvements. It looks like you invested a lot of time and effort and it shows. Cheers.

D. Adair Crow says:

amazingly well prepared vessel. is the trailer included?

emh4th says:

Subscribed! Very well done

Sailing Jabuka says:

that was a great work! congratulations! fair winds!

Adrienne Abudo says:

The upgrades are amazing! Is the boat still available and where is it located?

Terence Alderson says:

For the water maker. It’s something I have given some thought about for when I go trans ocean but for now I don’t have much use. I was concerned about the running costs though. If you’re finding you need to change the prefilter every few days is that meaning you spend around 200 dollars a month for maintenance? I looked up the prefilters on westmarine and they’re 169 for 6. If I’m looking up the right ones. Any advice or knowledge would be much appreciated. Thanks. Great tour!

David Perez says:

nice channel great mods to your boat

Arief Budianto says:

very detail

Scott Cravens says:

What a nicely and well thought out set up on yalls boat! Thanks for the video!

Eric Ryan Modelling says:

The best equipped 26fter I have ever seen! Nice work!

Martin Ulrichsen says:

Truly great work! You have made a really solid pocket cruiser! I am always looking for ideas for my 31ft HR Monsun offshore cruiser, and found your work and enthusiasm most inspiring! Thanks for sharing!
Best regards from Norway.

Edward Finn says:

And that Aluminium rudder and shaft is epic!

Novelgrape Q says:

Awesome vid

Pete Falco says:

You are all over it!

Daniel Pearson says:

Very well done workman ship and great explaining everything. Audio was great also. Thank you.

Web Browne says:

The best refit on You tube. I have a Ericson 30+ so this is very helpful. Thanks

solarson53 says:

Nice boat and tour – well explained!

Benjamin Johnson says:

It’s super rad to see all of the things you’ve done to this boat!

I have to admit, I was a little heartbroken that you had to paint the Purpleheart tiller. I love the natural look of that wood.

I’ve been using it as the center of my last few guitar builds:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/o7uPnhUHgLQqtHjk8

Sean Lehmann says:

Nice video, I’ve got an Ericsson 26 as well and it’s nice to see what you e done.

Hackle Drummer says:

My current passion is refurbing a 20′ ‘Trailer Sailer’ as we call them in this part of the world (pocket cruiser in America?) Always looking for good, smaller yacht, ideas. Your video is awesome! Plenty of inspiration right here!!!

austin harrelle says:

4:18 Mossberg 500 Mariner?

KB says:

Damn, that was a great video. Educational and informative. Great additions and improvements. Thank you.

Gold says:

Will you make a video on how you constructed that safe?

mrnickbig1 says:

Instead of the dangerous short lived wet cell batteries and watering system, why didn’t you simply get rugged, safe, long life, quick charging, high capacity, maintenance free, AGM batteries?

Daniel Beynart says:

How tall are you? i.e – What is the interior headroom? Amazing eye for detail and function. Well done!

SV Beto says:

Did you use sunbrella type material for boom tent?

David Allred says:

What a really smart guy.  You have done some great things to your boat.

Edward Finn says:

Great modifications and safety tips!

Sail Oria complete refit says:

just found your channel…great tour, one of the best I’ve seen…look forward to seeing more…need all the help I can get…favorable winds

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