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  1. 2015 Haul Out

    Finally, back in the slip yesterday evening. It's been over two weeks in the yard. After three years it seemed like a good time to renew the bottom paint and do some other work. The yard was Danish Marine and the owners race a restored Cal 40 -- lots of fun conversations. http://www.danishmarineco.com

    This particular yard has a pretty good system of removing a lot of the old paint buildup while keeping the labor charge reasonable and capturing all of the sanding residue.
    The ...

    Updated 05-16-2015 at 01:36 PM by Loren Beach

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  2. Spring Cleaning Through Sailing.

    An unseasonably warm spring day. The sun is shining, a gentle breeze is blowing...
    Obviously a day to get busy cleaning the house and cleaning out the garage, and tidying up the garden. Or... go sailing. Decisions decisions. Well, it turns out the correct decision is both! (But don't try this at home.)

    1. Go for a sail. "Gentle breeze" turns to "spirited 25 knot wind."
    2. Fail to notice that galley dishwashing liquid was not properly secured and ...
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  3. Ericson 32-3 Aluminum Rub Rail Replacement

    Forum thread searches for "aluminum rub rail" go back many years and tell the story of Ericson as a yacht manufacturing company just out of business, then picked up by Pacific Seacraft, then with owners left to their own devices. For a while, PS still had some factory rub rail. It became scarce, then nonexistent. A specialized extrusion, the original hasn't been available for years.

    On the 32-3, manufactured from 1984, the rub rail is purely cosmetic (see Ericson 25CB toe ...

    Updated 05-17-2015 at 06:52 PM by Sean Engle

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  4. Discovery Year 2 - New engine

    It's May 4, 2015 and Discovery has a new Nanni 21 HP 3 stroke engine and new diesel fuel tank and lines.

    I'm excited to get back on the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland and sea test her.

    Any fellow Ericson owners between Annapolis and Galesville, give a holler and I'll buy you a beer.
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  5. Vulcan Anchor

    I'm trying something a little different to keep my new anchor securely in place on the bow. The unique sloping shape of the curved shank on the vulcan along with the weighted tip makes for some nice stout, increasing tension on the rode just as it is brought fully home. As you can see in the picture the bow shackle fits into the notches on either side of the slot, and the anchor shank is held securely in the slot.
    The only possibility of accidently dis-lodging the anchor is if the force of ...
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