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    Connections and catharsis

    I'm an idiot.

    Let's just get that out of the way from the start.

    I used to think I was fairly bright. Recent evidence to the contrary makes it fairly hard to cling to that belief.

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    bgary 06-17-2016 09:02 AM
    Christian Williams

    Bilge Pump Systems and Considerations

    What are bilge pumps for?

    I admit that for the first half of my life I figured they were there to keep the boat from sinking. But of course, they won't. Not even the manual Whale diaphragm that...

    Christian Williams 06-15-2016 10:06 PM

    Exhaust system photos, part 2

    This photo is a little harder to understand, so I'll explain. First, it should be rotated to the right 90 degrees, but I couldn't get that to happen. The left side of the picture should be up. ...

    Leander 06-14-2016 05:50 PM

    Exhaust system, descriptive photos

    This is the start of the exhaust system. This is a photo into the engine compartment, which is mounted center cabin in my boat, under a settee, just port of midline. I am looking astern and...

    Leander 06-14-2016 05:28 PM

    Schematic comment

    In the diagram, "R.E.H." means "reinforced 1.5" exhaust hose, black"

    Leander 06-14-2016 04:49 PM

    Exhaust system schematic and photos

    This is a schematic image of my exhaust system. I have an Ericson 35-2, hull#228 from 1972. Original engine was Atomic 4, with center cabin installation. About 2006, prior owner put in Universal...

    Leander 06-14-2016 04:47 PM
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    Foss Foam

    Call Foss Foam in California. They likely made the original rudder and will be the most economical way to get a replacement.

    ChrisS Today, 07:43 PM Go to last post

    Proud owner of E-36 RH

    A Thank you to Mark (Markvone, GLIDE E-36 RH) for stopping by and checking out my new ride. I appreciate the advice. Riggers helped with some TLC today,

    RMX Today, 07:37 PM Go to last post

    Need replacement rudder pics or specifications 1968 E30

    If you want to replace the rudder to exact factory size, based on old notes I have, the vertical measurement is 40 inches. The chord length (front to

    PDX Today, 07:10 PM Go to last post

    too high

    John thanks for the pic of the downhaul setup. I have been planning to get to this for some time (on the list that never ends)
    So the adjustable

    Hanktoo Today, 06:07 PM Go to last post
    Loren Beach

    Shore power?

    A couple of months ago we had a boat in our marina that started having shore power problems. He had power for a while and then it would fail. His cord

    Loren Beach Today, 05:53 PM Go to last post

    Did you check the boat end cable plug and socket?

    I had the same issue except the Reverse Polarity light was on one day last year. Everything on the boat appeared to be fine. The marina electrician

    markvone Today, 05:19 PM Go to last post

    Need replacement rudder pics or specifications 1968 E30

    While we were out sailing the other day our rudder broke off 20 miles off shore and is sitting in 5,000 feet of water now, so it looks like I might need

    alohaericson30 Today, 02:55 PM Go to last post

    Shore power?

    Thanks - I had previously read Maine Sail's note on the smart-plug, if it ends up that I have a problem with my cable or input connection that's as good

    bgary Today, 02:21 PM Go to last post
    Randall Kenyon

    Helps to search

    After I posted this I found some previous discussions that helped. Thanks

    Randall Kenyon Today, 01:16 PM Go to last post