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    Best part of the E39 model by far.

    Best part of the E39 model by far.
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    Two things: 1. Man, hats off to you guys...

    Two things:
    1. Man, hats off to you guys hauling in your anchor by hand! Lisa just doesn't know how good she has it.
    2. I should clarify that a hole for the anchor locker drain is what doesn't...
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    Leslie- Sounds like we swapped chain for water...

    Leslie-
    Sounds like we swapped chain for water as we don't have any tankage in the v-berth.

    After pondering more, I haven't removed a saltwater rinse combined with a hose to our shower bilge...
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    Hi Chris- I'm smellin what you are cooking here....

    Hi Chris-
    I'm smellin what you are cooking here. However, I am leaning towards keeping this chain runoff completely out of the boat. I think I can easily watertight the bulkhead all the way to the...
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    Awesome, I'll take you up on that. My office is...

    Awesome, I'll take you up on that. My office is at Watergate, so I'm just footsteps away. Let me know a good time.
    Chris
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    So if I just glassed in the hull and bulkhead,...

    So if I just glassed in the hull and bulkhead, basically making a pan, up to the level of the bottom of the cabinet door it would be roughly equivalent to what is on the E38? Then drill a hole out...
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    Interesting. Do you have a fiberglass pan behind...

    Interesting. Do you have a fiberglass pan behind that door? Or is it just hull? I only have hull and tabbed in bulkhead, so it seems like something would have to be fashioned to keep the water out.
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    E39 Anchor Locker

    I've been reading all the other posts of trying to solve anchor locker issues and thought I'd chime in as well. Our anchor locker looks like this right now:
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    All the mud (icky Galveston Bay...
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    This is exactly the process we used for our...

    This is exactly the process we used for our holding tank, hot air welding and all. So far so good! (fingers crossed)
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    Very nice work. I'll have to keep them in mind,...

    Very nice work. I'll have to keep them in mind, but I hope to be done with any more major work.
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    New tank looks great! Was that JZ's work? We...

    New tank looks great! Was that JZ's work?
    We had no functional water tanks to work with, so I went watermaker and flexible tank. The cost of new tankage to get the capacity I wanted and then...
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    I have an AGM for my windlass battery which also...

    I have an AGM for my windlass battery which also is the starting battery for my generator. It is mounted more amidships under a settee to keep weight off the bow.
    I decided that for a typical...
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    Thanks everyone, great comments so far. I'm...

    Thanks everyone, great comments so far. I'm thinking of hand stitching the velcro to the cushion and actually getting the stitches into the foam to help keep the velcro from pulling on the fabric...
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    I've made 7 cushions so far, all new foam and...

    I've made 7 cushions so far, all new foam and fabric. It goes pretty fast once you get it all sorted out. The two vertical cushions that I am debating I went with velcro over a zipper solution and...
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    Settee Cushion Opinions Requested

    I'm considering doing a row of cushion backs across the access holes and not putting a long cushion below. Seems like I'd gain some shoulder room when sleeping. I'm thinking that some velcro would...
  16. The good: Boat sails like a dream, very easy to...

    The good: Boat sails like a dream, very easy to handle as a singlehand or a cruising couple. We are definitely going cruising in ours.

    The bad: The boat is 48 years old and will have numerous...
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    I would at least explore the Ti solution, costs...

    I would at least explore the Ti solution, costs are coming down.
    That picture is the extent of my knowledge of how the aluminum chainplate is installed. But I would venture to guess that it is just...
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    Interesting Loren. But still glassed in? Or was...

    Interesting Loren. But still glassed in? Or was there a bulkhead to bolt to?
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    Oh man, no kidding! Abandoning in place is for...

    Oh man, no kidding! Abandoning in place is for sure the correct thing to do. It took a lot of time, patience and cutting oil to drill through our backstay chainplate. That was SS and not Al, but...
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    This pic is from an E39. The upper shroud is on...

    This pic is from an E39. The upper shroud is on the right, the lower aft is on the left. I'm not convinced that going with external plates is the answer, that would be pretty far outboard. ...
  21. Thread: Chart plotter

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    We have an ipad running iNavx and a dedicated...

    We have an ipad running iNavx and a dedicated Raymarine es78 chart plotter installed at the nav station down below. The ipad also has a Raymarine app that mirrors what is on the screen down below...
  22. Thread: E39 Mast Step

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    I swear I've tried everything, all from my...

    I swear I've tried everything, all from my desktop. I've resized, edited in Paint, 3D Paint, MS Photo, pre-rotated anticipating a site rotation and I can't get some photos to stay vertical. They...
  23. Thread: E39 Mast Step

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    I know! I wish I could take credit for it, but...

    I know! I wish I could take credit for it, but we had this installed.


    Yes our bilge is completely available. As of right now there is nothing positively locking them down, just simple finger...
  24. Thread: E39 Mast Step

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    It took us 5.5 years to finally have a nice cabin...

    It took us 5.5 years to finally have a nice cabin sole. Literally just a couple weeks ago it was finished. We just stare down from the companionway not daring to walk on it. Rotate your screen as...
  25. Thread: E39 Mast Step

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    Pretty good looking install. Did you set the...

    Pretty good looking install. Did you set the I-beam into thickened epoxy or is there a fiberglass layup that I can't see. I see the bolts lagged into the lead.

    You must have cut out your sole as...
  26. Thread: E39 Mast Step

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    Start with the paperclip and fumble your way from...

    Start with the paperclip and fumble your way from there. I can't help you if the picture posts sideways, that feature/bug seems to have a mind of it's own no matter what you do.26618
  27. Thread: E39 Mast Step

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    I was worried it would only be lagged into the...

    I was worried it would only be lagged into the lead. Did you take any pictures of your new step? How did you access it?
  28. Thread: E39 Mast Step

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    I've not replaced this mast step, but it seems...

    I've not replaced this mast step, but it seems like it would be straightforward enough. Do you have pictures of the compromised one? The top of this thread are about the best pictures you will find...
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    I use SS Welding rod. Just on my horizontal...

    I use SS Welding rod. Just on my horizontal shrouds, apparently. 2638326384
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    I'm trying to stay out of the racing scene, but...

    I'm trying to stay out of the racing scene, but I've often thought that our storm staysail set inside our smaller reachier assym would be a nice duplication of that affect.
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    The picture on sailboatdata for the 39 shows that...

    The picture on sailboatdata for the 39 shows that very same set up or something approximating that with a strange looking staysail way off to the side. https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/ericson-39
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    Yeah, I agree. I happened to have a friend who...

    Yeah, I agree. I happened to have a friend who sells them, so I got it at cost.
    Good luck, let me know if you have any more questions.
    Chris
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    Yep, I agree this place is really great. Good...

    Yep, I agree this place is really great.
    Good luck, post up a progress pic when you can.
    Chris
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    26295 Better picture of both chainplates.

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    Better picture of both chainplates.
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    The 39 came with two sets of aluminum...

    The 39 came with two sets of aluminum chainplates. The background chainplates with holes is the aft lower chainplate. There is almost no load on this chainplate which accounts for it's thinner...
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    I cut off the tang below the deck and bolted a...

    I cut off the tang below the deck and bolted a 3/8" SS plate in it's place. I put a piece of nylon shower pan liner between them and bushings at the bolts to prevent any galvanic corrosion of the...
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    I have a Fischer Panda 6kW that outputs 48VDC...

    I have a Fischer Panda 6kW that outputs 48VDC (56.5VDC is actual output voltage). I told my genset rep what I wanted and he did the rest. You could probably get almost any genset manufacturer in...
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    Have you considered a 48VDC generator? That...

    Have you considered a 48VDC generator? That would match the voltage of your largest load. From there all of your voltage conversion devices could be sized for their load and in theory be smaller.
    ...
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    I asked a long time racing skipper/naval...

    I asked a long time racing skipper/naval architect type about this very subject last weekend. I'm getting tired of the fountain every time I put in and take out the DST. He didn't think the shoot...
  40. Thread: Tanks on 36C

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    What Martin did is pretty classy looking and I'm...

    What Martin did is pretty classy looking and I'm a bit jealous. We took a simpler route using 1/4" almond melamine panels with a heavy epoxy coating on the back. As Martin said, easy to take down...
  41. Thread: Jib pole

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    Is Ed still over there with his E32-3? I'd be...

    Is Ed still over there with his E32-3?
    I'd be happy to show you our set up so you can get a feel for how heavy this pole can be. I'm around all week and over the weekend. PM me for contact...
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    Hi Mike- We have a telecoping Forespar pole that...

    Hi Mike-
    We have a telecoping Forespar pole that is secured to our deck in lieu of a stanchion mount. I've found the pole really isn't all that hard to deal with as far as weight. Keeping it under...
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    When I replaced my cutlass bearing I ended up...

    When I replaced my cutlass bearing I ended up cutting it out. Obviously you can't do that with your shaft in place.
    When installing the new one I put the bearing in a bucket of ice water and...
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    E39 Encapsulated Chainplate Picture

    Just thought I'd post up a sidelit picture of our chainplate attachment to the hull. The lower aft is to the left, the upper is to the right. The lower forward chainplate is bolted to the bulkhead...
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    You could always start here ...

    You could always start here https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/ericson-39
    Good luck!
    Chris
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    Hello Captain Snakewake! There are a few...

    Hello Captain Snakewake!
    There are a few Ericson's around the bay. We are over at Watergate Marina. The Icicle Races are going on this month on Saturdays if you are interested in sailing on...
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    Before Christmas I bypassed the committee and...

    Before Christmas I bypassed the committee and selected fabric unsupervised. I made the cushion myself with new foam as well. The goal was a bit brighter and solid color. The fabric is the not...
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    A great book by Brian Hancock called Maximum Sail...

    A great book by Brian Hancock called Maximum Sail Power devotes 20 pages of text and diagrams to describe what is going on. Not mentioned in any posts above is the Kutta Condition which doesn't get...
  49. Thread: Wire sizes

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    Each wire size has a different resistance (ohms)...

    Each wire size has a different resistance (ohms) per foot. You can calculate the total resistance of your total wiring run by multiplying the ohms/foot times each length of different size cable. ...
  50. Anybody have any idea if using 1-1/8" hose on a...

    Anybody have any idea if using 1-1/8" hose on a pump that has a 3/4" inlet/outlet is a problem? I'm thinking of replacing one of my centrifugal pumps with a diaphragm pump and I'd like to intercept...
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