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  1. I think he just purchased the books from Amazon...

    I think he just purchased the books from Amazon :) If Jeff Bezos was into sailboat deliveries, there are a few on the east coast I would've looked harder at..
  2. Just as one example that I've learned on my own...

    Just as one example that I've learned on my own boat, the cushions and fabric on that boat look super tired. Definitely original fabric, so almost guaranteed original foam as well. It will crush...
  3. Do you have a posting? That's a low price tag but...

    Do you have a posting? That's a low price tag but hard to give specifics without seeing specifics.
  4. I just had new sails bent on, went with a dacron...

    I just had new sails bent on, went with a dacron cross-cut full batten mainsail and a 135% (#2) genoa made from cruising laminate - went with Dimension-Polyant's "Tec" fabric finished with white...
  5. Many thanks!!

    Many thanks!!
  6. Do you (or anyone) know the size of the grey...

    Do you (or anyone) know the size of the grey freshwater tubing? Thanks for the tip on the qest stuff.
  7. Drippy hose fitting in bilge/TAFG [E32-3]

    Hi all,

    Heard my bilge pump go off this morning and that alarmed me, as it usually never does. Sitting and listening, I heard some drip drip dripping, as well as the pressure water pump...
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    Jack and Jill race is on the 14th, sadly, or I'd...

    Jack and Jill race is on the 14th, sadly, or I'd love to stop by and meet you (and others!)
  9. E32 Race Report: Down the Sound 2019

    TLDR: Got 3rd in class in a 2-day race series, got new sails, had a good time.

    So, two big events happened this weekend in Seattle - the first is Seafair, replete with the log boom raft up, Blue...
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    That's a good report of the Fisherman's situation...

    That's a good report of the Fisherman's situation and makes me feel better for choosing how I did - highly recommend Obstruction pass! It was a gem. Glad to hear I wasn't the only one running...
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    Sticky: 27482 Delightful's first Duck Dodge in...

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    Delightful's first Duck Dodge in Seattle. We didn't place, but we did have a great time :)
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    Wow thanks so much, you may have literally posted...

    Wow thanks so much, you may have literally posted the only copy of this flyer available online. Any other info you have on it (rigging info? Etc) would be awesome.. I'll send a DM :)
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    I got a West Marine PRU-650 inflatable but after...

    I got a West Marine PRU-650 inflatable but after rowing it around for a while, and contemplating the purchase of an outboard, I decided I'd much rather commit to rowing (and sailing) a dinghy around...
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    Day 5 - Fox Cove to Obstruction Pass Recreational...

    Day 5 - Fox Cove to Obstruction Pass Recreational Area, Orcas Island
    17.8NM, 3:57hrs

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    Ah, the 4th of July. My original plan had me trying to get into Fisherman's Harbor on Lopez in order...
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    I admit I saw "Olson 34 for sale" with Loren...

    I admit I saw "Olson 34 for sale" with Loren Beach as the poster and panicked slightly :)
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    Day 4 - Friday Harbor to Fox Cove, Sucia Island...

    Day 4 - Friday Harbor to Fox Cove, Sucia Island
    17.2 NM, 3:08hrs


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    This day was finally the exact sort of day I was hoping to have on a sailboat cruise. We slept in until around 9 or...
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    Thanks everyone, I will skip the "invasive" wire...

    Thanks everyone, I will skip the "invasive" wire taps and use some small bus bars here and there. The entire "cabin light" circuit is rated at 15A, which is obviously meant to be more than enough to...
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    Thanks gents - I swapped all the cabin bulbs to...

    Thanks gents - I swapped all the cabin bulbs to LED so I think the net savings is still pretty good. Need to test total draw of the light strings I want to hang.

    Dumb question, the overall...
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    Tapping wire runs for new additions

    Hi all,

    I'm in the process of installing some new LED lights and a couple fans on my boat, and would like to have everything running off the "Cabin Lights" breaker switch for simplicity. i figured...
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    The friend who left was a romantic interest of...

    The friend who left was a romantic interest of mine; we had been exchanging pen-pal letters for almost a year planning and anticipating this trip. My other two friends are longtime pals who I have...
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    Day 3 - Hunter Bay to Friday Harbor, San Juan...

    Day 3 - Hunter Bay to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
    12.8 NM, 3:21hrs

    I got up early to pull in the anchor and get us underway to Friday Harbor for some much needed shore time. There wasn't much...
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    From what I've seen, my boat included, the DC...

    From what I've seen, my boat included, the DC panel inevitably becomes a nightmare of tangled wires unless some enterprising owner (like you) gets in there and does a DC re-wire. Christian Williams...
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    Ok, wow, I got pretty distracted. Or maybe...

    Ok, wow, I got pretty distracted. Or maybe daunted by the amount of story left to type here. Let's keep going.

    Day 2 - Langley to Hunter Bay, Lopez IS
    42 NM, 12:45hrs

    This is one of those...
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    Looks nice and clean, would love to see some more...

    Looks nice and clean, would love to see some more pics if you have them.
  25. I'm definitely interested, will text.

    I'm definitely interested, will text.
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    E32-3 for sale in Puget Sound

    Don't see these come up often around here. This one looks very nicely appointed.

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/boa/d/olympia-ericson-32-3-sailboat/6933763901.html
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    2019 SJI Trip Report

    Hi all,

    After all the assistance in helping me plan my first major cruise I thought I would write up a little report to share what happened, and maybe it'll be of use to future skippers and...
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    Good reminder to practice our "urgent" skipper...

    Good reminder to practice our "urgent" skipper calls. I do my best to keep my cool, but sometimes a big puff starts knocking us over while I'm letting others take over and I don't have the mental...
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    I'm seeing it now houses 200-something...

    I'm seeing it now houses 200-something "civilly-committed" sex offenders.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/03/dangerous-sex-offenders-mcneil-island-commitment-center
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    Filucy Bay was a great trip. Tides were perfectly...

    Filucy Bay was a great trip. Tides were perfectly such so that leaving Eagle Harbor early in the morning I had to fight Colvos Passage slightly (-1.5kts) but once I hit the Narrows I was doing...
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    Sticky: 27241 At anchor this weekend in Filucy Bay, WA

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    At anchor this weekend in Filucy Bay, WA
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    Sticky: My coworkers and I agreed we were not going to...

    My coworkers and I agreed we were not going to succeed in our bicycling plans, so I will be making the rendezvous after all!
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    Nice looking sail. Glad to hear you got some new...

    Nice looking sail. Glad to hear you got some new point, and I agree that it looks great inside the lifelines there. Is it a pain to skirt it?

    I went sailing by myself recently and after a...
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    Puget Sound: South: Filucy Bay

    Looking to see if anyone has info on Filucy Bay and anchoring in the general vicinity. I've consulted the great cruising guides around but looking for anyone's experience here, as well.

    Looks...
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    One consideration for us two-bladers, suggested...

    One consideration for us two-bladers, suggested to me by Bruce -- next time you dive / have your boat dived, fix your prop vertically so it's flush with the rudder, and then mark the shaft in...
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    Tried adding the foam insulation to the fridge...

    Tried adding the foam insulation to the fridge yesterday, as shown here:

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    I thought it was a pretty slick fit but after running the fridge all night (empty) the top rack shows 25F... The...
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    27200 27201 Nice going by, y'all looked good...

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    Nice going by, y'all looked good out there! Beautiful day.
  38. My biggest concern is my friend who is coming...

    My biggest concern is my friend who is coming cruising requires a CPAP at night, which assuming a 3A draw for 8hrs of sleep is at least 24Ah, which is more than half of a single 79A West Marine AGM...
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    Thanks, Kevin - I keep meaning to do a little...

    Thanks, Kevin - I keep meaning to do a little write-up about Mystery Bay. It was a great trip, and fun to catch the mooring balls there (My first time mooring, went very smoothly!). Reading the...
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    Do you think this will prevent it from getting...

    Do you think this will prevent it from getting oxidized super quickly? It seems like on my boat, and others I know of, the cove/boot stripes go dull quite quickly. Not sure if they just aren't...
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    So I drilled through the previous "clutch"...

    So I drilled through the previous "clutch" screwhole - 5/16" bit went straight through without too much effort. Had a friend hold the table still while I did so. Now I can run a 5/16", 4" long bolt...
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    Sticky: Would love to hear more about your experiences...

    Would love to hear more about your experiences racing a 32-3. Also how you rigged up your pole, what your deck hardware looks like, etc.
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    Also a note that in Google search language, you...

    Also a note that in Google search language, you can type "site:ericsonyachts.org" and directly search only the forums and not the rest of the internet.
  44. Just want to say thanks everyone for the...

    Just want to say thanks everyone for the suggestions. I feel a lot of responsibility being the only sailor in a group of 4, and it being my boat, and me holding all the keys to the castle as far as...
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    I'd put a double reef in from 25+, but that's...

    I'd put a double reef in from 25+, but that's just me. We don't hit those conditions often in Puget Sound, so I don't have a ton of practice, but I've found the boat handles well with a single reef...
  46. Hi all, As usual with me, this project has...

    Hi all,

    As usual with me, this project has scoped down to be more affordable and actually get done by my cruise. I started going down lithium repowers, adding solar, etc, when really all I need...
  47. Universal M25, should prolly put that in my...

    Universal M25, should prolly put that in my signature. No propane tanks other than the lil green ones.
  48. What safety eq / spares are absolutely essential?

    Hi folks,

    Doing final provisioning for a week long cruise at the start of July, and considering final spares and safety equipment I might need to have that I don't currently. I'm thinking things...
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    A couple pics of "our boys" out there. The owner...

    A couple pics of "our boys" out there. The owner of the E38 said he wasn't really on the forums, and I never met the smaller one's owner.


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    Swiftsure 2019 - Ericson Finisher

    This year's Swiftsure was a total drifter, with 176 boats registered but only 16 making it to the finish, not including 3 in bounders that didn't make it before the final cutoff. The dusk of the...
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