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    Just think. These same people are clogging your...

    Just think. These same people are clogging your hiways. No wonder it's so bloody out there!
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    Sticky: All you recent signups be sure to call Cape Sante...

    All you recent signups be sure to call Cape Sante Marina 360 293 0674 to reserve a slip for the event. Tell them you are part of the Ericson group.
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    I like it. Perhaps on each side of the back of...

    I like it. Perhaps on each side of the back of the cabin for beginners. For some, adding arrows would be quite helpful.
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    About 2 or three years ago, a Seattle ferry with...

    About 2 or three years ago, a Seattle ferry with an apprentice helms lady was approaching a boat under sail. The skipper ordered a turn to port. The helms lady executed a turn to starboard,...
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    That open cabin layout is great in the marina (RV...

    That open cabin layout is great in the marina (RV Park). It is a horror at sea. No place to careen into until you have a great deal of momentem going. I also notice that the manafacturers are not...
  6. Thread: Weather

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    Weather

    Man! It is an interesting weather year. Yesterday the wind was zero at 7 am and zero to 1.9 knots at 1:30 pm. The temp was 81 degrees. A Pod of Orcas obligingly came into the harbor and took a...
  7. Having to cut tools in half to fit and redoing...

    Having to cut tools in half to fit and redoing the job at least twice a year is why I put a PSS shaft seal in. My knuckles are now purdy!! The access in the 34 is god awful bad. The bilge is now...
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    Hey! It's an eighty's boat. It's susposed to...

    Hey! It's an eighty's boat. It's susposed to have those speakers. Looks funny without them.-
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    My '87 34-2 has lead blocks fiber glassed in...

    My '87 34-2 has lead blocks fiber glassed in under the port aft berth. It appears Ericson was balancing it so it stands straight up at the berth.

    The installation of the tank in the 27 may have...
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    It's called Woody Wax nonslip deck wax. Bob

    It's called Woody Wax nonslip deck wax.

    Bob
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    I use a non-slip deck wax that came from West...

    I use a non-slip deck wax that came from West Products.
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    Sailing out of Port Angeles, The two normal...

    Sailing out of Port Angeles, The two normal routes for me are Haro Straights (the long way) and Cattle Pass (the short way). If heading out to the Gulf Islands, Haro Straights is the way of choice. ...
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    Another possibility is bearing failure on the...

    Another possibility is bearing failure on the upper swivel. On my boat, the sail would furl one way but not the other. Cleaning and lubing it (generally not recommended) would work for a while then...
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    Be careful using PB Blaster around seals. It...

    Be careful using PB Blaster around seals. It tends to dissolve them. Otherwise, it is the greatest.
  15. They are, of course jokeing. I don't think these...

    They are, of course jokeing. I don't think these things are capable of 6.5kn in any conditions and going to windward is best accomplished with the iron wind.
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    E-34-2 hard on the wind, 15 knots wind strength,...

    E-34-2 hard on the wind, 15 knots wind strength, 130 and full main.



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    While there is trailer maintenance, boat...

    While there is trailer maintenance, boat maintenance drops almost to zero. Getting the boat away from that corrosive marine environment makes almost last forever. I added a freshwater flush to the...
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    The very best thing that can be done is link them...

    The very best thing that can be done is link them up with an experienced trailersailor. There must be several in the general area of Evert/North Seattle that have E-23's or E-25's and tow. It's...
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    The secret is a trailer tongue extension. It ...

    The secret is a trailer tongue extension. It throws the boat further back in the water without launching the tow vehicle. I regularly launched a SJ26 for over 30 years. With experienced crew: 30...
  20. Your thermostat is stuck and needs replacing. ...

    Your thermostat is stuck and needs replacing. Mine was stuck also and replacement solved the temp problem. I went with a 180 degree thermostat. The engine runs better. I pull the ends on the heat...
  21. Diesels like to run at about an 80% load at a...

    Diesels like to run at about an 80% load at a constant RPM. Gasoline engines like to run at about a 23% load with varying RPM. This makes diesels ideal for boats and gasoline engines ideal for...
  22. Oops! $130 per cylinder. $260 per year. I need...

    Oops! $130 per cylinder. $260 per year. I need to proof read! :confused:
  23. I never much liked the way my '80s CNG stove and...

    I never much liked the way my '80s CNG stove and oven cooked on Terra Nova so cooking was not much fun and it was very expensive. At two cylinders used per season at $130 each, it wasn't cheap...
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    Or consider tacking over and then falling off to...

    Or consider tacking over and then falling off to the new course. Loads safer in higher winds. On the RH you have to reset the running backstays also. They are what keep the mast from pumping when...
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    Thanks Christian. It's hard to find stronger...

    Thanks Christian. It's hard to find stronger built boats.
  26. Switch to non-ethanol gas. You will be reawarded...

    Switch to non-ethanol gas. You will be reawarded many times over. It's more expensive but saves large numbers of repairs. :egrin:
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    Technically, the E-34 does not have chain plates....

    Technically, the E-34 does not have chain plates. It has Navitech rods that transfer the mast loads from the deck to the Tri Axial grid. There is no transfer of the load to a bulkhead. In fact,...
  28. Do you do anything to keep the cabin humidity...

    Do you do anything to keep the cabin humidity level down in the winter?
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    I forgot to mention that you can buy ethanel free...

    I forgot to mention that you can buy ethanel free fuel in most towns to use in your boats, lawn equipment, and older cars. In our little berg, it is sold at the marina and at Masco Petroleum. Just...
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    The Atomic 4 is one of the simplest engines to...

    The Atomic 4 is one of the simplest engines to repair anywhere. "Mechanics?" who claim otherwise either don't have any desire to work on a boat (cramped spaces) or don't have a clue what they are...
  31. When you say "It won't turn over" do you mean it...

    When you say "It won't turn over" do you mean it won't crank (starter won't go wirr, wirr or do you mean it won't fire (start running)?
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    The hollow bow that allows the late model 32's...

    The hollow bow that allows the late model 32's and up to cruise so comfortably through the sloppy head seas is what limits the berth size. I will gladly trade the great ride for a smaller V-berth. ...
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    Yup! Used to use one of those off the coast of...

    Yup! Used to use one of those off the coast of Northern California where it always seemed to be foggy. Could barely understand the weather reports on it too. Still have it for old times sake.
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    The chain serves two purposes. The first is that...

    The chain serves two purposes. The first is that it holds the Shank down and that allows the anchor to set faster and better. It also prevents the nylon anchor line from abrading on the bottom. In...
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    Mine came with the bonding strap and a vent to...

    Mine came with the bonding strap and a vent to keep an air bubble from forming during haul out. You should be able to get the strap from PSS.

    Thanks Bruce for the collar tip. I was about to...
  36. Agreed on the hank on comment. I also have a...

    Agreed on the hank on comment. I also have a SJ26. It has a Hank on jib. For single-handing I use a jib downhaul. It goes from the head of the sail through a block at the bottom of the forestay...
  37. As for the furler, How old is it and are parts...

    As for the furler, How old is it and are parts still available? The furler on my '87 had no parts available for the Harkin system. If it is an older system and I had to spend half the cost of it, I...
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    Dry bilge good. PSS good. The problem I had...

    Dry bilge good. PSS good. The problem I had with the log was the total knuckle bashing lack of assessability on the 34. I also had to cut down tool handles to fit. It's now been three years...
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    To try it out, I stuck on some plastic glue type...

    To try it out, I stuck on some plastic glue type hangers from Home Depot on the shower wall a couple of years ago. They are still holding up the oil skins. No holes in the teak veneer. I'm...
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    That's a spinnaker pole. This is not a cutter. ...

    That's a spinnaker pole. This is not a cutter. Yacht Brokers are sales people (think used car salesmen)and "cutters" are very popular with the "wanna be" potential cruisers who don't know much...
  41. It's all wrapped up in "the Law of Unintended...

    It's all wrapped up in "the Law of Unintended Consequences". We see it so many times in the various governmental laws (oops!) and sometimes in private companies. Toyota TRD trucks are sometimes...
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    I always put a couple of "diapers" (oil...

    I always put a couple of "diapers" (oil absorbing towels) in the engine pan and check them when I check the oil. Not only do they absorb the drippings but it's easy to find the location of the...
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    With my new Raymarine depthsounder, I could not...

    With my new Raymarine depthsounder, I could not get a signal theough the hull forward of the keel. The in hull transducer had to be mounted near the prop to get a reading to approx 120 to 125 feet. ...
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    Don't forget docking fees and limited docks able...

    Don't forget docking fees and limited docks able to handle all that excess length. Oh! and crew costs. Replacing the standing rigging and the nose bleed you would get replacing it. Bet you can't...
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    As a small comparasion om building times, the 108...

    As a small comparasion om building times, the 108 foot Schooner Mariette was built in 1915 in seven months at the Herreshoff yard. Quite an amazing feat in the era of no computers and crude tools. ...
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    Cranking too long almost always is because the...

    Cranking too long almost always is because the glow plugs aren't energizing. After the engine has cranked for awhile , raw diesel accumulates in the exhaust. The whitish smoke is unburned diesel. ...
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    The A-4 gasoline engine seems to be the "kiss of...

    The A-4 gasoline engine seems to be the "kiss of death" around here for resale. It has some real pluses such as being smooth running, quiet, and reliable but the "gasoline explosion" perceived...
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    Congratulations! Our Club has a 29 owned by...

    Congratulations!

    Our Club has a 29 owned by the club. Nice boat. Liability insurance costs have nothing to do with the value of the boat and they will be the majority of the cost of your policy....
  49. Those are the same levers that my '87 E-34 has on...

    Those are the same levers that my '87 E-34 has on the Edison pedistal.
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    Perhaps it wasn't insured.

    Perhaps it wasn't insured.
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