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    Take a compass and set it to the largest gap then...

    Take a compass and set it to the largest gap then scribe around the top of the rudder. Take a sawsall and cut to the line. There shouldn't be any webbing up that high, just foam and glass. Sand it...
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    That is a real thought Christian. At least for...

    That is a real thought Christian. At least for July and August when crabbing is open. We go out 3 or 4 nights a week after work for a quick sail and to pull pots. Wouldn't necessarily need to keep...
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    Thanks Mark, that is the sort of unit I've been...

    Thanks Mark, that is the sort of unit I've been looking at. Just trying to decide if it's worth the space/hassle to use just so I can stay away from civilization longer. Looks like it only pulls 2...
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    Loren, the ice problem has less to do with the...

    Loren, the ice problem has less to do with the ambient temperature than with my crew's affinity for well shaken martinis and gibsons ;) They will easily go through half a bag in an evening if I'm not...
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    I've got a pretty good refer on mine, but it's...

    I've got a pretty good refer on mine, but it's not good at making ice (unless I want everything in the ice box frozen as well). My needs are for ice on longer ( one to two week) cruises for drinks...
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    Mine grounds on the port side of the engine...

    Mine grounds on the port side of the engine block. Interestingly enough with a spade connector. Figured it out when I was working on the engine for something else and then noticed that my fuel...
  7. Christian, I was just down on the boat and...

    Christian, I was just down on the boat and noticed that my sniffer panel was mounted on a wood panel affixed to the bulkhead. I now think I probably the original configuration was just what you...
  8. Geoff, Since you mentioned you are the only...

    Geoff,

    Since you mentioned you are the only sailor on board, I'll add one very important essential - Train your crew!

    You should have a safety review before you leave the dock with everyone. ...
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    Hi Geoff, Just noticed this thread so I'm a...

    Hi Geoff,

    Just noticed this thread so I'm a bit late with a reply. Hope your trip went well. Actually was just in Mystery Bay on Sunday taking the grandkids for a daysail. If I was doing it I'd...
  10. That's interesting Christian. I believe the...

    That's interesting Christian. I believe the original configuration on mine was the solenoid being controlled by the breaker on the DC panel. The PO added a 'sniffer' to the circuit with the new...
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    Get out the binocs and take a look at the head of...

    Get out the binocs and take a look at the head of the sail. The top of the rollerfurling rig has a ball bearing race in it in between the halyard attachment and the sail attachment. If that stops...
  12. My panel is located above the pull out dish...

    My panel is located above the pull out dish locker as well. Sensor at floor level below the stove. You don't lean across the stove to get to the panel, you lean across the sink/refrigerator so not...
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    Hey Geoff, Bucking the current through Cattle...

    Hey Geoff,

    Bucking the current through Cattle pass is no joke. At it's peak it can bring you to a standstill or even make you go backwards.

    As an alternative, why don't you leave SJI a bit...
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    Any time dissimilar metals are involved I just...

    Any time dissimilar metals are involved I just turn to the hot wrench. In your case you would probably cook the electrical wires but if that's not a problem and you were going to replace those...
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    Sounds like a great trip. In Langley the pizza...

    Sounds like a great trip. In Langley the pizza joint just up from the marina has a chicken Caesar salad pizza that is fantastic (yes it sounds strange but was really really good. The bistro across...
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    I used to have a 1977 E27 for about 20 years. ...

    I used to have a 1977 E27 for about 20 years. Best little storage trick I had was hanging a storage net from the interior handrail on the port side above the settee. These are like small net...
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    Bruce I went through the same dilemma last year....

    Bruce I went through the same dilemma last year.

    The PPO had put in a very marine stereo system with large speakers in the cabin and removable remote speakers for the cockpit. Stereo gave up the...
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    Loved that article Bruce. Had to laugh at a...

    Loved that article Bruce. Had to laugh at a couple of points. Yes it can get more than lumpy off PT Wilson if you have an outgoing tide being met by swells or a westerly wind. Many moon ago in my...
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    Hey Kevin, welcome to the club. You've already...

    Hey Kevin, welcome to the club.

    You've already gotten a lot of very good advice from this group around here, and I agree it sounds like a lack of fuel. Here's my $0.02

    1. You really want to...
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    People have covered a lot already, but here's a...

    People have covered a lot already, but here's a few more thoughts. If you have a week to jump around in the SJI, no need to plan gruelingly long days of sailing to get to the next spot. Also it's...
  21. Nice solution Bruce! I managed to find a...

    Nice solution Bruce! I managed to find a slightly smaller plastic trash can that actually fit down inside the bin (with a lot of skinned knuckles and colorful language). It was slightly smaller...
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    Not sure about the E38, but on my E35 III there...

    Not sure about the E38, but on my E35 III there is a little door just above the sink that accesses a trash compartment under the stbd lazarette hatch. Keeps the clutter out of the cabin and easy to...
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    I'm also with Bruce. Had wheels with both...

    I'm also with Bruce. Had wheels with both leather and cord covers. Great when it is sunny, but once it rains they are cold and wet. Then stay cold and wet long after the rain has stopped. Finally...
  24. And just since nobody mentioned it, if you are...

    And just since nobody mentioned it, if you are going to all the trouble to pull new wires through your headliner, pay the extra $ and get proper marine tinned wire. You or the next owner will be...
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    I've got a 35-III and the hatches are plenty big...

    I've got a 35-III and the hatches are plenty big for me to get in and out of and I'm a big guy. Actually last summer I had all the kids and grandkids on board when the head went out. We were in...
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    I have a small hook on either side of the...

    I have a small hook on either side of the companionway. Visible here just above the radar mount. That is for dry stuff, sun hats - etc. I also keep a flashlight hanging there. If something goes...
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    I don't remember when he installed that, but I...

    I don't remember when he installed that, but I think it was one of the first ones out for our sized boats, his was a Hunter 28. I'd certainly never heard of one before that. Was the 'latest and...
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    Since this thread has revived I will throw in my...

    Since this thread has revived I will throw in my $0.02. I've never had a dripless seal being a firm believer in KISS. But a sailing buddy installed one many years ago since his wife didn't like...
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    As long as we are replying to ancient threads,...

    As long as we are replying to ancient threads, I'm with the replace it with a 3/4 with an inboard screen crowd. Had a devil of a time with the original one on my E27. With the A4 it would plug up...
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    There is one more option you could look into...

    There is one more option you could look into depending on where you live in BC. A lot of Canadians in Vancouver seem to like having a US boat and keeping it in Point Roberts. Not sure of all the...
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    Damn your eyes! I've got one with the teak plug...

    Damn your eyes! I've got one with the teak plug and one missing it. Never noticed before you guys brought it up. Now I've got one more thing on the fix it list.

    Thinking if the sizes are...
  32. If the studs are turning in the rubber, it's time...

    If the studs are turning in the rubber, it's time to replace the engine mounts. And if you are doing that replace all of them. You might find after you do that that your engine vibration is reduced...
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    That's interesting Bruce. Since my E35 III...

    That's interesting Bruce. Since my E35 III averages about 0.43gal/hr. Pretty darn close. Even though I now have a fuel gauge I still calculate and stick a little note by the engine hour meter for...
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    I switched from gas to diesel on my 1977 E27. ...

    I switched from gas to diesel on my 1977 E27. Since the original tank was in good condition I just left it in place. Flushed it with some fresh gas and then converted it to diesel. Only thing...
  35. For drilling the holes for bungs there are lots...

    For drilling the holes for bungs there are lots of options. The right angle attachment is a good tool to have, you'll only use it half a dozen times in your life, but it's really handy when you need...
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    Don't have the specs on the Yanmar so can't help...

    Don't have the specs on the Yanmar so can't help you with the fit. But I put a Perkins M20 (3cyl) diesel in my E27 and was VERY happy with the results. That fit well with the only exceptions that I...
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    I have to admit that I use the compass very...

    I have to admit that I use the compass very little anymore, although I do have both the binnacle and a hand held left over from the days of taking sightings to determine my position. Now I just look...
  38. The E27 is a very nice boat. Skookum built and...

    The E27 is a very nice boat. Skookum built and works nicely in the waters of the PNW. I sailed one for 25 years and only the addition of 3 grandkids made me move on to another boat.

    One big...
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    I never had a pair on my last boat. Just never...

    I never had a pair on my last boat. Just never though of it. However the PO left a pair on my current boat and the second I saw them went "Duh!". I do keep them in the cabin since I don't want...
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    Yeah, I just got back myself from skiing for a...

    Yeah, I just got back myself from skiing for a week at Silverstar near Vernon, BC. Was -23C there. At that point I might start worrying. Haven't been down to check my boat but again, I'm not...
  41. I replaced the A4 in my E27 with a Perkins M20...

    I replaced the A4 in my E27 with a Perkins M20 3cyl diesel. I did have to raise the cover about an inch to do that. I also had to add wooden rails to raise the engine bed about 2" to get the shaft...
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    Frank, FWIW I've been sailing the Straights for...

    Frank, FWIW I've been sailing the Straights for 40+ years now. I have never had an issue of raw water freezing on a boat. While the water around here is always around 5 to 7C, that is well above...
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    Sticky: Unfortunately we will probably not make it this...

    Unfortunately we will probably not make it this year. That is the weekend of the Annual Ladies Cruise and the Admiral has strongly suggested that they would like to go to Sidney BC this year. As I...
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    The advise given so far has been great so I won't...

    The advise given so far has been great so I won't bother recapping all that. Only extra bit I can add is that I had a 1977 E27, it had a separate set of shore power breakers hidden in a breaker box...
  45. FWIW I've got an E35 - III, and am a fairly big...

    FWIW I've got an E35 - III, and am a fairly big guy (6' 270#). No problems with the sink or galley layout at all. Plenty of space to stand and people can still go up and down the companionway...
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    Great shot Bob, and in a great location. One of...

    Great shot Bob, and in a great location. One of the things I've noticed over the years is that people never have pictures of their own full boat (especially under sail). I cruised with another guy...
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    You can get UHMW (ultra high molecular weight)...

    You can get UHMW (ultra high molecular weight) polyethylene stock at rockler.com. which will help the sliding. I have also seen it in roll form as a type of tape that can be laid down for drawers. ...
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    Happy New Year Sean! Link worked fine so I sent a...

    Happy New Year Sean! Link worked fine so I sent a few bucks your way. As usual you are always welcome to drop in if you are in the area and see what's become of your old boat.

    Kevin Wright...
  49. In the PNW you'd lose most of July if you stay...

    In the PNW you'd lose most of July if you stay put in a fog. They roll in quickly and stay most of the day, so sailing in one, while not desirable, is sometimes thrust upon you. And around Port...
  50. Mine is on the forward side of the lower steering...

    Mine is on the forward side of the lower steering pedestal out of the way of everything. And there is a spare fancy 'floating' winch handle down below in the locker in case the crew gets a little...
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