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    Sticky: Perhaps a silly idea

    Long Shot.... but call the restaurant where you "maybe perhaps" left the phone and ask them if they can listen for.... the sound of your rring tone when you use another phone and dial your own cell...
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    IF you have a 'modern' solid state multi phase...

    IF you have a 'modern' solid state multi phase charger, yes. If it's an old (1980's era) *ferro-resonant charger, no.
    Our boat is on shore power with the charger "on" all the time it's in the...
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    Same here, both at the pump out dock @ out club...

    Same here, both at the pump out dock @ out club and at the public pump outs. If you want the matching thread, you would need to ID the thread diameter and thread count, from the existing plug. Then...
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    "Tweet!"

    Sounds like (some of) the boarding crew was very green and afflicted with arrogance. Sometimes the combo of uniforms and automatic weapons can do strange things to young minds.
    :(

    Our whistle is...
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    2020 NW Rendezvous Location

    There was a little discussion yesterday about 2020 (next year) at the pot luck. No decision at all, but some are thinking about it.
    While I have enjoyed all of the past destinations, like Maple...
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    Sticky: Actual winds

    So -- we were all sitting around the big breakfast table in Dad's Diner in Annecortes this am and, of course, talking about wind and sailing.
    Lots of favorite web sites and app's mentioned.
    Some...
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    Sticky: If anyone wants to reach me this weekend, mobile...

    If anyone wants to reach me this weekend, mobile # = five-0-three-eight-8-0-eight-five-one-quatro.
    On the docks, on a boat, or near by......
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    Sticky: Showing Up is the main thing

    Hi Scott,
    Remember that "perfection is the enemy of the good".... just Be there!
    :)
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    Sticky: Door Prizes

    There will be door prizes this year.
    Kathy is in charge of that part, as usual.
  10. Interesting problem! My former Universal M25XP...

    Interesting problem!

    My former Universal M25XP had the closed-system pump (antifreeze/coolant side of the system) on the front of the engine, very near the alternator. Our raw water pump was also...
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    Links:...

    Links:
    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?3837-Lazy-Jacks&referrerid=28
    ...
  12. Ericson 23-2 for salle in Portland (CL listing)

    I do not know the seller but the price seems quite reasonable and it's a Mk 2 version.
    Located in Portland, OR....
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    Little bit of thread drift here, but kind of...

    Little bit of thread drift here, but kind of related....
    IF you can source some plain-top Barient or Barlow winches, check out converting them. Some years ago I met the guy that owns a machine shop...
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    A "Saga" about waste

    Actual Vikings would record their exploits in handed-down stories, IIRC.
    Here we share experiences in Threads....

    When I did a rebuild of our boat's HT plumbing and hoses, the adventure (!?) was...
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    Finding vs making

    You Might consider some from Catalina Direct.
    Teak, Plastic, or SS.
    https://www.catalinadirect.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.searchResults

    You can fill the leftover holes with epoxy and top off...
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    Sticky: Update: Friday morning.

    Update: Friday morning.
  17. Another data point

    Our boat was transported on a purpose-built keelboat trailer towed by a class 8 cab -- Alameda CA to PDX.

    Keel bottom sat very low - almost down at axle level. Mast was cushioned and sat in...
  18. Some things never go out of style (or usefulness)

    https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/explorer/Investigation.html?#id=7646

    That link was from this morning's e-magazine article from BoatUS....
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    Sticky: We will book a local motel room.

    We will book a local motel room.
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    Water?

    Harken likes soap and water.
    https://www.harken.com/article.aspx?id=44306

    I have sprayed some Harken MacLube on the rotating parts once a season for over 20 years on our former Harken Mk 2...
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    A friend of mine with M25 Universal diesel...

    A friend of mine with M25 Universal diesel mounted a remote filter setup he sourced from Amzoil, if I recall.
    He gained room to change the spin on filter. It was still mounted in the engine...
  22. Found this with a quick web search-...

    Found this with a quick web search-
    http://www.ericgreeneassociates.com/images/Boat_Longevity.pdf

    Like some other high-quality boats, Ericson Yachts used quality layup procedures and good...
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    The coincidence of head pumping and bilge...

    The coincidence of head pumping and bilge activity is weird & interesting. I do see how these can be connected, but still... you gotta wonder.
    :rolleyes:

    I would first diagram each system,...
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    Do not worry.....

    Right on.

    I actually paid a little bit extra to have the connections added to our new diesel last year to enable plumbing to a water heater coil.
    Our diesels run at 165 to 180 degrees F.
    This...
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    Any updates to this modern Viking 'saga' ?...

    Any updates to this modern Viking 'saga' ?
    :egrin:
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    We have had a visiting crew person for an evening...

    We have had a visiting crew person for an evening sail that we all later agreed might have steered more accurately if he had been shot with arrows....... !
    :rolleyes:
  27. Emergency Steering notes

    Do review your system for emergency steering.
    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/entry.php?484-Emergency-Tiller-(wheel-steered-boat)
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    McNeil Island Penitentiary was closed in 2011,...

    McNeil Island Penitentiary was closed in 2011, per a wiki entry.
    Said to be deeded over to the state.
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    Sticky: Except for one visit to Maple Bay with our boat a...

    Except for one visit to Maple Bay with our boat a few years ago, we have always attended by land. It is nice to visit other Ericson's and talk to all the people.
    Matter of fact, we may be attending...
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    Dragged image to desktop and rotated in Preview....

    Dragged image to desktop and rotated in Preview.
    I wonder if they have a pattern for the pattern on an Olson? (Actually you can use a rubber compound and make a mold of a less-worn part of a deck,...
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    This one?

    Your bio is not completed here but from some of your past posts you might sail in the Bay area.
    I found this one on CL:...
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    Design Ruminations

    Huge "beds" and open "floor plans" are selling today's floating RV's, even those called sailboats.

    I recall that back in the late 80's or maybe the 90's (?) I read an article about design trends...
  33. Never... toss out a straight line to EY.o

    And, Never dispute anything...
    with a scowling Scot...
    with Scarred Knuckles...
    :egrin:


    *full disclosure- unless the deer are again eating the flowers off his shrubs, Bob seldom scowls!
  34. Access and Pain

    "Sweat Equity" is sometimes both too literal and somewhat overrated. :(

    FWIW, I have spent some time under parts of our interior moldings with a oval file, rat tail file, Dremal tool, and 1" round...
  35. To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

    Admittedly I have not done an overnight delivery on this model, but on a different boat with the same offset table arrangement I slept well on the port side "behind' the table top area on a settee....
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    Prop Archives

    Lot of narratives and good info in this prior thread:
    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?7444-Prop-Comparisons/page2

    I still miss that last knot of speed and a degree or...
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    Ice on hand

    FWIW... we find that if we put a bag of cubes from the vending machine into a couple of Tupperware (r) containers and put them in the lower part of our ice box, the nominal internal temperature in...
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    Rig Questions

    If you look at the rig measurements, the Ericson 26-2 has equal E and J lengths.
    It actually is a fractional rig, so it does not have a disproportionate size of genoa.

    Our previous boat had a rig...
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    Also an excuse to buy another tool......

    When diagnosing a voltage drop in our former Universal diesel harness, I bought a laser temperature meter (lots of vendors and Harbor Freight has them, and cost will vary but likely be 20. to 30....
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    Whither the Electrons

    A safety switch like that was not included in my '88 M25XP with Hurth 50. I seriously doubt that any boat has one, unless it is on a new boat.
    My guess is an open circuit, i.e. you have a wire that...
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    If someone has put centrifugal pumps in the...

    If someone has put centrifugal pumps in the bilge, fling the pump forcefully over the side. :rolleyes:
    There are are often Rule brand pumps. Ick.

    By the late 80's the EY factory was installing...
  42. Standards may have changed since I did a full...

    Standards may have changed since I did a full install of a system on our prior boat. I had a remote shut off for the solenoid valve in the compartment with the tank, and a sniffer by the cabin sole...
  43. I hope it finds a new home and sails again. The...

    I hope it finds a new home and sails again.
    The E-35-2 is generally on most "top ten" lists of the best of modern classic sailboats. Very much a Timeless Design.
    :egrin:
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    Under this thread is a box called "similar...

    Under this thread is a box called "similar threads" and I hope that reading them will be helpful.
    You Universal diesel engine is a Kubota tractor engine with marine cooling added, basically. Also...
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    Ken, Thanks much for the GOB link. Our ship...

    Ken, Thanks much for the GOB link. Our ship wright went to some trouble to lower the water lift muffler relative to the top of the exhaust mixer elbow on the Beta25.
    This article helps explain why....
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    Regarding the interior size of the factory ice...

    Regarding the interior size of the factory ice box --
    Best just measure it. The brochure info may be uncorrected, plus or minus. Also, if the cooling capacity of the model you are installing is...
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    Pole Storage Ideas

    Different person and boat.... but on our previous smaller boat I used large SS D-rings seized to the pulpit at one end and to a stanchion at the other, and clipped the pole into those.
    On the O-34,...
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    Oh My....

    The vendor has a good reputation, but everyone makes a mistake once in a while.
    Call them today and present it as a "problem to be solved" and send them the pix.
    While you are a ways away by map,...
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    I am puzzled by the "8 knot" comments. Just a few...

    I am puzzled by the "8 knot" comments. Just a few years ago I was crew on a delivery north from PDX to Pt Angeles. This is an '86 model 200 with a Yanmar diesel.
    We had little wind until around...
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    It can be confusing at first. Thing is, you...

    It can be confusing at first. Thing is, you always need to keep in mind the basic "flow" of the exhaust system. There will be different shaped mufflers and the amount of rise in the elbow where the...
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