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    Yet Another Train Wreck!

    Signs and portents. Half a dozen boat projects stalled half-way done for lack of parts, time, weather...

    For the second time, a boat project is halted because a shipment from Defender was...

    toddster 08-03-2018 05:04 PM
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    New panel cover for engine gauges

    The new engine panel fits differently than the old Universal one with its recessed gauge and switch molding. There was never any plan to reuse the old panel even if we had chosen to repair the old...

    Loren Beach 08-03-2018 05:01 PM

    Keelbolt repair... silver lining.

    When I did the survey on Miga, she was gently pushed out of the water like a synchronized swimmer in a water ballet. This machine that moves the boat out of the water is called a ‘slip way’ or...

    vcirelli 07-24-2018 05:21 PM

    Ericson Artificial Intelligence

    In this age of autonomous vehicles, machine vision coupled with machine learning, it’s astonishing to find that my boat came equipped with artificial intelligence…Thank God it did, because natural...

    vcirelli 07-13-2018 09:08 AM

    What's a J-Bolt?

    Ultimately, a lot can transpire during ownership, a ton of value added, or taken away and ultimately something is sold at a price where the value/cost proposition makes sense for both parties.


    vcirelli 07-08-2018 10:15 PM

    Yup, she's backed up.

    In some ways, I know I would have spent the money pulling every piece of the boat apart regardless, just to verify with my own eyes that everything was safe for my family. I’m neurotic that way. But...

    vcirelli 07-08-2018 09:37 PM
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  • Recent Forum Posts

    Frank Langer

    Cockpit Drain Problem

    On my 1984 E30+ the lines do not cross, but don't fill the cockpit when heeling either. The starboard hose goes straight down from the cockpit to a separate

    Frank Langer Today, 03:26 PM Go to last post

    35-3 diesel leak

    The engine is a Universal M25 which was rebuilt 2 owners ago and know the guy who did it. He had no suggestions on stopping the leak other than snugging

    RCsailfast Today, 03:09 PM Go to last post

    Replacing ball valve for galley sink drain

    Hi Clayton,

    Do you by any chance remember what kind of ball valve Forespar sold you for the replacement, and what size it was?

    Brookelise Today, 03:00 PM Go to last post

    Cockpit Drain Problem

    The cockpit drain lines discharge through separate through-hull fittings with the lines crossings - so the starboard line crosses and drains on the port

    Pzovic Today, 02:56 PM Go to last post

    Cockpit Drain Problem

    I am a new owner of a 1983 E 30+. After washing down the decks today I noticed only one cockpit drain is draining. I believe the problem relates to fine

    Joed7 Today, 02:32 PM Go to last post

    Forespar Marelon replacement for RC Marine ball valve on E34 (main sink drain)

    Does anyone know the correct replacement for the RC Marine ball valve for the seacock for the main sink drain on a 1989 E34?

    Is it the

    Brookelise Today, 02:26 PM Go to last post

    water heater

    On Discovery (Ericson 1983 30+), the hot water heater was located under the cockpit and found by lifting the port side lazerette and hanging upside down.

    mjsouleman Today, 01:53 PM Go to last post


    If you're getting hot water when and after running the engine then a water heater must be present. Or else your water lines are run real close to the

    Afrakes Today, 12:50 PM Go to last post

    E 30+ water heater

    I have an E 30+ that we have been spending a bunch of time on straightening
    out the plumbing. I am confused about the water heater. I see in the

    MarkH Today, 12:09 PM Go to last post