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    Special I-Phone Shelf in the V-Berth

    When living in Sarasota back in the early 80’s, Wellcraft used to do “Yard Sales” annually to sell off lots of scrap teak wood and discontinued model cabinetry items. I bought a couple small shelves...
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    CORRECT! ...Our E32-II would always have water in...

    CORRECT! ...Our E32-II would always have water in the bilge after sailing or even just motoring. It WAS indeed coming from the rudder post stuffing box. As the boat naturally squatted on her stern...
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    Sticky: v Saw the GARBAGE going on and thanks for YOUR...

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    Saw the GARBAGE going on and thanks for YOUR vigilance! It IS what it is in these days of which we now live! “THEY” are just ever so lucky WE Ericson folks cannot actually get our physical hands...
  4. ...Exactly! The LED price drops and incredible...

    ...Exactly! The LED price drops and incredible new features made it an irresistible project to add into covering the bottoms of old cabin wood.

    I went with an LTech controller that can handle 4...
  5. Repair of Old Delaminating Cabin Wood and Creating Floor Lighting

    Some of the old laminated woods on the insides of our '73 E 32-II is finally showing some age and splitting. ...As a fix, I decided to create a simple wood trim strip to attach over it and cover the...
  6. Everything pre-1973 (before the 1st oil crisis)...

    Everything pre-1973 (before the 1st oil crisis) was built with lots of fiberglass beef. Costs were down and they really weren’t that sure about the then new material. Knowing what we do today, those...
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    With my similar ‘73 E-32 II, early on after...

    With my similar ‘73 E-32 II, early on after delivery I noticed a steady stream of sea water coming in via the rudder post seal while underway. Under power or sail, her stern sinks in extending the...
  8. Great step by step “How To” write up!! I’m sure...

    Great step by step “How To” write up!! I’m sure others will find your experience and well documented information of great value.

    For me/us, the smaller ports were a breeze with just the clamps...
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    ...Just a stones throw apart - literally....

    ...Just a stones throw apart - literally. Hopefully, we will launch Monday but still have LOTS of projects to complete, including our complete re-wiring of ALL electrical as well. Our 32 was hit by...
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    Sticky: . GREAT PHOTO!! ...Jealous as we’re still not...

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    GREAT PHOTO!! ...Jealous as we’re still not launching due to high water at our club to the point many docks are still underwater, dock posts are not yet put in and electric cannot be turned on....
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    No thanks! Duluth??!! ...Heard summers in Duluth...

    No thanks! Duluth??!! ...Heard summers in Duluth were confined to the first two weeks in July! ;-)))

    This has been a tough, cold, wet and high water spring for a lot of us for sure! Hopefully we...
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    Thanks for the info! ...Many parts on this boat...

    Thanks for the info! ...Many parts on this boat will also fit the older 32 as well (ports, wheel steering, winches...etc).
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    Here at the very NW end of Lake Erie at the Ford...

    Here at the very NW end of Lake Erie at the Ford Yacht Club on Grosse Ile, MI. ....What better weather?? :esad:

    ...We get one or two nice days but the water levels remain high and many docks are...
  14. We replaced the glass in all of our smaller ports...

    We replaced the glass in all of our smaller ports as they were fogging up around the edges (due to silicone sealant so I heard). the newer glass was the thinner plate and those ports did go together...
  15. D Hi Glenn, I/we took our large...

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    Hi Glenn,

    I/we took our large ports/windows apart put in new seals and got them back together with the help of a 2 piece jig or clamping device I made of plywood. All it did was create a...
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    Boom for E32-2 FOR SALE

    We recently acquired a boom for an E32-2 (76 I think) and are now looking to sell it.

    IF you are interested, please let me/us know - we're asking $300 for it. (Photos attached)

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    Ahhh.... You’re where we were a few short years...

    Ahhh.... You’re where we were a few short years back. We actually removed a section of non-skid between the companion way rails and then created a fiberglass cover for the hatch that covered the sins...
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    Hi Brian, Not so sure as it is better to...

    Hi Brian,

    Not so sure as it is better to remove only the underside to get at the bad coring thus preserving the overall integrity of the deck areas. This looks more like an attempt to turn the...
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    Interesting thought but what purpose would the...

    Interesting thought but what purpose would the removal of the cabin top serve, especially with regards to safety of keeping the boat from filling with waters in adverse conditions?
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    There ought to be a law category for sure! ...Saw...

    There ought to be a law category for sure! ...Saw this E-32 one day a couple years back when sailing in Tampa Bay. Look close, the whole main salon cabin top is removed!

    Definitely the “WTF”...
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    Thanks! ...I’m quite familiar with the 32-II...

    Thanks! ...I’m quite familiar with the 32-II having owned mine since brand new in ‘73. (She’s still going strong and has been a comfortable boat for us cruising and then more than proved herself on...
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    The early 70’s 32-II’s had what you see in the...

    The early 70’s 32-II’s had what you see in the photos. A “U” shaped settee and pedestal table on the port side and a straight bench seat on the starboard side. The only layout variation option was in...
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    Congratulations on your purchase! Wishing you...

    Congratulations on your purchase! Wishing you fair winds and great adventures! Hopefully our paths will cross at some point!
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    Still at Ford Yacht Club (Southern end of Grosse...

    Still at Ford Yacht Club (Southern end of Grosse Ile, MI at NW tip of Lake Erie) with my '73 E32-II. ...Also, there are two E-38's, one E-27, one E-30 and one E-29 here as well. You'll also find one...
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    We've wondered about our backstay plate but there...

    We've wondered about our backstay plate but there seem to be no signs of metal fatigue, corrosion or rust anywhere around the exposed top area. The glassed in area also shows no signs of bubbling...
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    Thanks for the info and photo Al & Chris. Sadly,...

    Thanks for the info and photo Al & Chris. Sadly, those would be hard to remove short of a lot of CAREFUL grinding and a LOT of patience! In replacing ours, we went again with SS but had them made by...
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    Strange they would have been glassed in (??)....

    Strange they would have been glassed in (??). Can’t imagine plates being glassed in place and then drilled for bolts. Does it look perhaps like that may have been added by a previous owner?
    Most of...
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    Thanks for the prestigious but overstated title...

    Thanks for the prestigious but overstated title Christian. Said project was indeed a real learning experience to say the least, especially getting the larger aluminum frame halves back together.
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    Sticky: Got to agree Geoff, I really enjoy seeing photos...

    Got to agree Geoff, I really enjoy seeing photos of everyone’s Ericsons.

    What would be great is a a separate EYO page/link displaying these photos full screen as a slide show. I’d certainly use...
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    The Atomic 4 is a straight forward, hard working...

    The Atomic 4 is a straight forward, hard working dependable engine as a rule. I replaced our worn out '73 A-4 (due to raw salt water cooling) in '91 with a diesel but still remember a lot more than I...
  31. [QUOTE=Geoff W.;121317]Does anyone have any idea...

    [QUOTE=Geoff W.;121317]Does anyone have any idea what the coring looks like underneath the glass, there? I can't pull the headliner above the q-berth (it's all stapled in) to look, but it's weird to...
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    That crack in the floor pan/sole under the mast...

    That crack in the floor pan/sole under the mast support could mean that, like my 32, it lacked enough solid material between the floor sole and actual hull in the bilge. Be sure to inspect the...
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    . At our club here here in MI. members...

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    At our club here here in MI. members seasonally raise and lower our own masts using a gin pole (sort of a small crane on a swivel base). We help each other out so there are usually plenty of...
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    As an E 32 II owner since ‘73, they are great...

    As an E 32 II owner since ‘73, they are great looking, sailing and handling boats making them worthy of serious consideration. If any vessel has been too neglected for too long serious issues of...
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    The 70’s 32 & 35 were very similar in several...

    The 70’s 32 & 35 were very similar in several ways so it wouldn’t surprise me if Ericson didn’t lay out the wiring the same way. Main panel was in back of the galley on the starboard side. The wiring...
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    ROTFL!! ...That would be “Warlock” I think, but...

    ROTFL!! ...That would be “Warlock” I think, but it wasn’t the devil that made me do it - just practicality and being lazy.

    I have another set of highly varnished epay wood rails that I previously...
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    Not sure how Ericson fastened the outside and...

    Not sure how Ericson fastened the outside and inside rails together as mine only had the outside rails. I remember having a rough time with several of the screws given how long they were in place....
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    Arghh ...It’s worth being strung up and flogged...

    Arghh ...It’s worth being strung up and flogged considering the lack of britework I’m now getting out of. ;-)))
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    Thanks for the compliment Chris. For sure if you...

    Thanks for the compliment Chris. For sure if you want rails inside the cabin you want to line up the holes and secure both top and bottom together for a stronger tighter fit. The top rails originally...
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    I replaced the handrails on my ‘73 32 with...

    I replaced the handrails on my ‘73 32 with PlasTeak. ...No more cleaning, sanding and varnish work. 3 seasons now and they look great. ...Food for thought.

    I still have my old rails but had to...
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    Does look pretty for sure! ...Seems to have been...

    Does look pretty for sure! ...Seems to have been cared for well by the looks of all the photos.

    Having had my 32-II for MANY years - Do check the main bulkheads for dry-rot/water damage. In the...
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    Sticky: Arrgghhh....Just some "Frozen Sunshine is all!...

    Arrgghhh....Just some "Frozen Sunshine is all! :egrin:
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    Sticky: Two photos for show and tell of our '73...

    Two photos for show and tell of our '73 E32-II....

    First one is a rendering I did from a sunset photo taken while crossing the Grand Bahamas Bank between Bimini and the Berry Islands back in '74. ...
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    Sounds like a plan... Good point to see what...

    Sounds like a plan... Good point to see what standard size hatches are out there to "cover" your needs. Not sure of the differences in cabin trunk width between the 35-2 and 35-3 but worth a look.
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    I am not an engineer but did work closely with...

    I am not an engineer but did work closely with them in the auto industry creating “Imagineering” concepts and ideas for them.

    You probably can increase the hatch area - but not a whole lot. It...
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    You're welcome. My son is currently on a business...

    You're welcome. My son is currently on a business trip but I will speak with him when he returns. I may be repeating what you've already done but, a quick search on my own found a 35 II on the East...
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    Thanks for the compliments, it’s a labor of love...

    Thanks for the compliments, it’s a labor of love and DEFINITELY “The Never Ending Project”.

    My son has a knack for being able to find all sorts of deals on various boats so I will mention your...
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    From Got to agree! The 35-3 is one of the...

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    Got to agree! The 35-3 is one of the nicest and roomiest ones out there! Great design and layout! If our boat wasn’t considered family, it’s what I’d trade and go for.
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    Sounds like a 32-II might work out well for you...

    Sounds like a 32-II might work out well for you then. She should handle most everything the Chesapeake will normally throw at you, give you a comfortable ride and be easy to sail. The boat is well...
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    I've owned my '73 E32-2 since new. I was looking...

    I've owned my '73 E32-2 since new. I was looking for a 27 but none were available in my area at the time. For me, the 32 was an instant love affair when first I slid the companionway open. It was a...
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