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    my question may be a little off the topic but I...

    my question may be a little off the topic but I saw the remark on the "magic wire" and have a question about a wire connected to the DC panel breaker labeled "refrigeration". I have a Frigoboat ...
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    Dave,thanks for the info, if I cannot find that...

    Dave,thanks for the info, if I cannot find that exact product, I will look for other polyurethane varnish products.
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    I know this is an old thread but can you tell me...

    I know this is an old thread but can you tell me what product was used as the final finish, polyurethane, epoxy, varnish, etc?
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    many thanks Tom.

    many thanks Tom.
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    thanks for the info, I guess I will take the old...

    thanks for the info, I guess I will take the old battered one to the hardware store and try to fit one.

    I agree, old age has its problems but just think of the alternative!
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    O ring for deck fittings

    Looking for the O-ring size for the waste pump out cap on my 87 E34. It looks to be 1/16 inch thick and about one inch in diameter. It is the same one used on the water tank fill caps and probably...
  7. the three blade fixed prop on my 87 E34 is 15x8R,...

    the three blade fixed prop on my 87 E34 is 15x8R, probably Campbell Sailor but there is no marking on it to identity the manufacturer. Those numbers are stamped on the hub and are probably the...
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    I bought my 87 E34 about 4 years ago and paid...

    I bought my 87 E34 about 4 years ago and paid $45K. I put in another $7k to fix an engine water lead, new hoses, etc. and this year another $9k to replace standing and running rigging and do some...
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    there is a Yankee 38 named Bullet for sale in...

    there is a Yankee 38 named Bullet for sale in Washington, do you think it is the same one listed? Looks to be in great shape.
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    All these discussions about simple models trying...

    All these discussions about simple models trying to describe complex phenomena remind me of the simple model of the atom being much like the planets orbiting the sun. Electrons orbiting the nucleus...
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    I used very cheap irrigation valves to isolate...

    I used very cheap irrigation valves to isolate the drain lines from all three of my water tanks, works fine.
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    The standard explanation for how lift is produced...

    The standard explanation for how lift is produced by an airfoil certainly works for high speed, i.e. aircraft, but is inadequate for slow speed like sailing. Clearly the standard explanation that a...
  13. i also changed my main and jib halyards on my E34...

    i also changed my main and jib halyards on my E34 from wire/rope to all rope (line) low stretch but 3/8" diameter. The clutch now does not hold under full tension, it pops up, so I need to either re...
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    I made the Sailrite sailpack for my 87 E34, best...

    I made the Sailrite sailpack for my 87 E34, best decision I ever made. The instructions were pretty clear and nothing more than straight stitches. The only problem is that you need to be straight...
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    I am interested in your remark that the Utrafeed...

    I am interested in your remark that the Utrafeed machine is not professional quality.

    I know that my cheapie knock off machine and the real Ultrafeed have oscillating bobbins versus rotating...
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    has anyone used Ultrasuede, I know it is very...

    has anyone used Ultrasuede, I know it is very expensive, $99 per yd at Sailrite? But I can sew cushions and this gives me a good reason to upgrade my cheap knock off model to the better Ultrafeed...
  17. The PO changed the prop to a three blade fixed...

    The PO changed the prop to a three blade fixed prop on y 87 E34 for cruising, will have to measure the diameter when I haul out next month. But I significant pull to starboard in forward and no...
  18. regarding Bob's comment that the raw water hose...

    regarding Bob's comment that the raw water hose from the galley under the sink to the engine, was hard to replace. that is correct. When I bought my 87 E34, I directed the yard to replace that and...
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    attached is a white paper written by the head of...

    attached is a white paper written by the head of Marinebeam, an electrical engineer, who explains why more complex circuitry is needed for our marine applications. They are more expensive but well...
  20. my previous boat was a 72 Tartan 30 which was...

    my previous boat was a 72 Tartan 30 which was well build, far about production boats like Catalinas or Hunters. My E34 is Tartan quality, the only misgiving I have is that the Universal M35XP is...
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    super, many thanks, my new handheld (Sandard...

    super, many thanks, my new handheld (Sandard Horizon does indeed have an SMA port to connect to a ship's antenna. Now I just need to see what the connector at the back of my fixed VHF is to see which...
  22. A friend at the YC has an 87 Olsen built by...

    A friend at the YC has an 87 Olsen built by Ericson, and the construction details look identical. Not that it much matters but I gather that Olsens were built by Olsen and others before they were...
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    That idea of connecting a handheld VHF to the...

    That idea of connecting a handheld VHF to the antenna is great. I just purchased a handheld as a backup so all I need is that connector. Any idea where to track such a connector down??
  24. someone told me that the TAFG was designed by...

    someone told me that the TAFG was designed by Olsen, is that true?
  25. The E34 is 34'10", I dont know what the exact...

    The E34 is 34'10", I dont know what the exact length of the 35-3 is or if they are the same hull. The main difference is the tri axial grid in the E34, I think 1987 was the first year for that.
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  26. I have the deep keel and I agree it points well...

    I have the deep keel and I agree it points well and does fine in light air but in SF that occurs in the dead of winter, in summer 25-30 kts in the slot every day. The 6'2" draft is a problem in some...
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    I checked the ICOM website, the flat rate charge...

    I checked the ICOM website, the flat rate charge for out of warranty repair is about $90 plus parts and shipping the unit to them. Not sure if that pays since a new radio is about twice that cost. ...
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    I thought about corrosion at the coax connector...

    I thought about corrosion at the coax connector and will disconnect it and spray some tuner cleaner but the fact that other channels are clear leads me to believe this is not the problem. But the...
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    Ahh, I see from Christian and Bob's replies that...

    Ahh, I see from Christian and Bob's replies that even among the mavens, there is a difference of opinion regarding the orientation of the jaws for the output end of the whisker pole. I guess I should...
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    VHF static

    I have a lot of static on my ICOM VHF fixed mount radio on Ch. 16. Squelch and volume adjustments of no help. The weather channel and other channels are pretty clear, just static on Ch 16. Any...
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    Jaws up or jaws down

    The PO on my E34 rigged the whisker pole with a ring fixture for the topping lift clamped to the outboard end so that the jaws face down. The outboard jaw has a "trigger" mechanism so that when you...
  32. I like by 87 E34 and agree with all the positive...

    I like by 87 E34 and agree with all the positive comments. The only minor negatives are the inaccessibility of the "chain plate" connections, it is hard to view them, and the vinyl headliner with...
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    My 1987 E34 also has a strong pull to (bow) port...

    My 1987 E34 also has a strong pull to (bow) port under full engine power, so much so that my auto pilot cannot keep a straight course but swings widely from side to side. But strangely enough, in...
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    Christian, I cannot easily tell from the photo...

    Christian, I cannot easily tell from the photo which bilge area is being shown, is the area before or aft of the mast?
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    I too have main halyard winch issues on my E34. ...

    I too have main halyard winch issues on my E34. There is so much friction on the main halyard and the 2 speed self tailing Barient winch dedicated to the main halyard (inside the dodger on the...
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    My 1987 E34 was bought in SCal and has several...

    My 1987 E34 was bought in SCal and has several first place award plaques circa early 1990's on the nav table. The last previous owner set it up for cruising with Air Conditioning, TV, radar, etc so...
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    I use Ace's floor stripper which is probably very...

    I use Ace's floor stripper which is probably very similar. The instructions say to dilute the stripper, apply and let stand but on our vertical surfaces, I find that insufficient. I generally use a...
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    what product do you use to remove the acrylic...

    what product do you use to remove the acrylic coating?
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    I too looked at PolyGlo but a dock neighbor who...

    I too looked at PolyGlo but a dock neighbor who is a chemical engineer, looked at the ingredients and said that Polyglo was essentially acrylic floor polish, maybe with an additional UV inhibitor but...
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    Bruce, thanks for clearing up the mystery. I...

    Bruce, thanks for clearing up the mystery. I will have the yard pull the sheaves to a make sure they are well seated in the aluminum plates and also to make sure they turn freely.

    Christian, So...
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    thanks all for the information. Regarding the...

    thanks all for the information. Regarding the sheaves at the mast top, the jib sheet appears just to be "frozen", when you loosen the jib halyard, you cannot move the sheave with your finger but it...
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    Mystery halyard

    I am having the rigging replaced on my E34 and I discovered several faults; sheaves frozen, spreader paint failure, etc. But I see there is an empty sheave between the upper spreader and the mast...
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    thanks to all, great information. I think my...

    thanks to all, great information. I think my high friction problem may also be related to the width of the existing sheaves. The jib halyard presently is wire to rope and I plan to change to all...
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    Sheaves at the mast top

    I have my mast from my E34 at the local boat yard to have the standing rigging replaced. I want to inspect the sheaves at the top of the mast since I have a lot of friction when raising the...
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    just a generic question on jacklines. the website...

    just a generic question on jacklines. the website shows polyethelene as best for UV resistance but I never thought polyethelene was very strong. What material, width, thickness do you all recommend?
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    great point about not using stern cleats. I do...

    great point about not using stern cleats. I do have a cleat just aft of my jib sheet winch but that is also probably too far aft. I need to look for another tie point more forward. My wife and I...
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    A question, I have read that webbing like the...

    A question, I have read that webbing like the kind used for Jacklines are degraded by UV. Do you rig the jackline every time or leave it on board in the sun. Also, I have a dodger so attaching the...
  48. I would try this test but I cannot even see the...

    I would try this test but I cannot even see the muffler let alone swap it out. I guess I could try to just place the new muffler anywhere I can fit it temporarily and see how much difference it makes.
  49. originally I had thought to disconnect the...

    originally I had thought to disconnect the exhaust hose from the output of the mixing elbow thereby by passing the muffler and connecting a hose directly out of the boat, any comments?
  50. very interesting. My M25XP also will not rev up...

    very interesting. My M25XP also will not rev up beyond about 2600 rpm. Had the mixing elbow changed, new filters, valves adjusted, some help but still will not rev up to factory specs. Engine has...
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