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    I once did a 5 day "learn to cruise" on a...

    I once did a 5 day "learn to cruise" on a Beneteau 423. That boat made a lot of noise! Between pounding its flat hull on top of every wave and the boat creaking and groaning as the the hull/deck...
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    Universal 5432 Oil Sender

    My oil pressure buzzer has been playing up. I think the issue is a faulty oil sender. So Iíve ordered a replacement. Does anyone know the socket size to remove and install the new one? Do I need a...
  3. Picture of my propane locker setup. Short pigtail...

    Picture of my propane locker setup. Short pigtail from the bottle to the regulator that is mounted in the corner of the locker.

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  4. i donít see a pressure gauge before the solenoid....

    i donít see a pressure gauge before the solenoid. Itís nice to use to check for leaks.
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    1981 E38 Port Aft Cowling Vent

    My 1981 E38 has the port side aft cowling vent and under deck dorade box. The vent is sealed off with the screw plate. I'm looking to find a cowling that will screw into this vent as it seems to be...
  6. This ice box is now used as a dry goods storage...

    This ice box is now used as a dry goods storage so I'm not concerned about the insulation being removed. My other ice box forward has a cold plate system installed. Before I installed the shelving in...
  7. That would be a good location. The previous owner...

    That would be a good location. The previous owner of my boat opened up this area that you have marked. It's full of foam about 3 to 4 inches deep. There was also some additional bracing for the...
  8. I don't have a sniffer in my setup....I use by...

    I don't have a sniffer in my setup....I use by nose and always turn the propane off at the tank after use. But I have the solenoid switch located between the cupboards and under the light....see...
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    Will this size filter fit the Universal 5432?

    Will this size filter fit the Universal 5432?
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    My mast is currently unstepped for winter storage...

    My mast is currently unstepped for winter storage so I decide to rewire it and install new LED light fittings. I wanted to use the anchor light pedestal and the only anchor light that can use the 2"...
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    No the forward anchor locker is not designed to...

    No the forward anchor locker is not designed to be water tight otherwise the bulkhead would need to have been fully glassed over. In my bow locker I have opened up a small gap in the forward bulkhead...
  12. Page 102 of the E38-200 Owners Manual has the...

    Page 102 of the E38-200 Owners Manual has the line length data, copy below. This worked for me.
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    I'm not a fan of dedicated chart plotters as nav...

    I'm not a fan of dedicated chart plotters as nav technology dates so quickly. I actually prefer using a tablet, and paper charts, with the relevant chart software iNavX, Navionics, Open CPN or...
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    I've learnt the hard-way that anything to do with...

    I've learnt the hard-way that anything to do with boats will cost you three times more than you budgeted for and take three times longer than you thought to do the job. :)

    To give you some insight...
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    I obtained a sample pack from Gobco Flex-Mold. It...

    I obtained a sample pack from Gobco Flex-Mold. It worked perfectly for the small repair I had.

    https://gibcoflexmold.com/an-series/
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    I left a small gap around the edge of the balsa...

    I left a small gap around the edge of the balsa core where it meets the lid lip and then worked the glass mat into the gap, not sure if I thickened it as the gap wasn't that large.

    I first put...
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    I only have the topping lift and reef lines in...

    I only have the topping lift and reef lines in the upper sheave, Iím using series 7 double cheek blocks and they are rated for 500lbs. I canít imagine a reefing line exceeding that rating.
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    My boat came with an AC unit that we used a...

    My boat came with an AC unit that we used a couple of times when in the slip. The issue I have with them as they cool down humid air a lot of condensation will form on the evaporator the unit will...
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    Good luck! I went through something similar on my...

    Good luck! I went through something similar on my E38 last year when I installed new cheek blocks on the deck and clutches on the cabin top.

    Port side I have the Jib Halyard, Port Spin Halyard,...
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    Reverse Steering

    I had a slip for the first two seasons and had to back into it due to the short finger piers. Nothing like strong prop walk to port in reverse with a strong wind down the fairway to blow the bow...
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    Anchor lid repair

    My blog on my anchor lid repair.

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/entry.php?597-Saturated-Anchor-Locker-Lid-Repair-Part-1
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    Bilge Wiring

    I rewired by bilge pump wiring a year or so back during my panel rebuild. My bilge pump switch comes off the main DC selector 3 position switch: 2 (house), 1 (start), off. The benefit is that the...
  23. Compass Use

    I've sometimes used the compass to work out the new heading to follow after tacking ~90 degrees when I have a non sailor at the helm especially if no land marks available and I'm busy on the sheets.
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    I have one of these mounted to the sea cock makes...

    I have one of these mounted to the sea cock makes on the hard running and winter anti-freeze flushing a breeze.

    https://www.groco.net/products/valves-seacocks/accessories/ssc-series-service-adaptor
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    Diesel Electric for Boats

    For years trains have been using diesel electric traction. I can see major benefits of moving this way in boats. The engine/generator can be located away from the drive motor and allow for optimal...
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    Came with the boat. Not sure how old they are and...

    Came with the boat. Not sure how old they are and they are all vinyl backed.

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  27. Yes and PM sent.

    Yes and PM sent.
  28. Selling Brookhouse iMux NMEA 0183 wifi multiplexer & Nexus Silva instruments

    I've recently upgrade all of my Ericson 38 electronics to NMEA 2000 SeaTalkNG and have my used Brookhouse iMux wifi multiplexer and Nexus instruments for sale.

    The iMux is in working condition...
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    Totally agree with Christian. With the small...

    Totally agree with Christian. With the small bilge space the Water Witch is the way to go, they work very well.
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    Nice! That name was on my renaming short list as...

    Nice! That name was on my renaming short list as well...it's a keeper.
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    25318 Image of Kiwi as well.

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    Image of Kiwi as well.
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    All good points Christian. I've poled out the...

    All good points Christian. I've poled out the Genoa and that works well on my boat. I've seen a few articles on wing-on-wing headsails using a Genoa and Genneaker so it got me wondering. Like the...
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    Good point! I should have mentioned that my use...

    Good point! I should have mentioned that my use would be for cruising and lazy afternoon sailing. I possibly could be interested in the gennaker. Feel free to PM details age, panel cut, pics, price...
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    Gennaker....or...?

    The Newport International Boat Show is on this weekend and I'm considering placing an order for a downwind sail. I'd like to keep it fairly simple for the deck crew so thinking about a...
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    My primary chartplotter is a Samsung Galaxy Tab A...

    My primary chartplotter is a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.2" tablet from Costco (this version has an internal GPS receiver). I have it in a waterproof case with a pedestal mount. I've installed the...
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    Halon gas is banned

    Once upon a time Halon fire suppression systems were commonly installed in computer/server rooms. The downside was for any person in the room at the time of activation it may well have been their...
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    Maybe not. I have an E38 and yours is an E27? It...

    Maybe not. I have an E38 and yours is an E27? It works for my boat, but I also don't like the idea of two hoses coming from the bottom of the tank and it was a f%% nightmare to install as well
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    No Y Valve

    I just went through this exercise over winter. Holding tank has two outlets one goes to deck pump out and the other to overboard pump out. The big change I made was to put an anti-siphon loop between...
  39. Ditto here I put a Garhauer Rigid Vang on my E38...

    Ditto here I put a Garhauer Rigid Vang on my E38 in spring and have the topping lift and vang lines lead back to the cockpit. Add in a dutchman sail system and I never have to leave the cockpit now...
  40. The sail has Schaefermarine Battslides installed...

    The sail has Schaefermarine Battslides installed at the four batton locations. It uses the existing mast slide track and I'm surprised just effective having new slugs in the existing track works. Not...
  41. Ohh yeah we just got batt cars on our new sail to...

    Ohh yeah we just got batt cars on our new sail to go with the full length battons. The sail drops like a rock now!
  42. Thread: Missing

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    Noank is just around the corner from us. We are...

    Noank is just around the corner from us. We are located in Pine Island harbor next to UConn Avery Point, so at the very entrance to the Thames River.

    For summer I highly recommend sailing over to...
  43. Dutchman Sail System Pros and Cons

    Our old North Sails had a Dutchman system setup. When I ordered my new Mack Sails last year I considered a MackPack (aka Stack Pack) but decided to have them install a new Dutchman setup.

    The...
  44. Thread: Missing

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    We are located in Groton, CT and could easily...

    We are located in Groton, CT and could easily catch up. I happened to see an E34 in Fisher's Island Sound a few weekends ago looked to be on heading out of New London towards West Harbor, Fisher's...
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    I've just been through this exercise. I opted to...

    I've just been through this exercise. I opted to purchase a side boarding ladder from Mystic Stainless that attaches to the genoa track.

    http://mysticstainless.com/foldaway.html

    The only issue...
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    Bilge Switch

    Here is a picture of my bilge setup. Water witch is screwed to the side of the strum box and high level bilge alarm switch screwed to the TAFG.

    Speaking of hoses my manual bilge hose snapped off...
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    Mark, yes the Bristol Beige is darker than the...

    Mark, yes the Bristol Beige is darker than the rest of the non-skid. I've still got to repaint he propane locker lids as well and I'm planning to mix up a batch of off-white with it
    to see if I can...
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    The Problem of the Bilge

    First off all credit to Christian as his bilge pictures gave me the idea to solve my bilge problem.

    My boat originally had the Rule-A-Matic float switch that was problematic and prone to...
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    Check your scupper drain hoses!

    After recently having the boat almost sink while on the hard from a fresh water leak I now know first hand about water leaks in E38's. I highly recommend everyone check the two scupper drain hoses...
  50. Give up on MS Windows go Linux Mint

    I've given up on MS Windows. MY PC's now run Linux Mint looks like MS W7. Very secure and best of all FREE.

    https://linuxmint.com/
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