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    A friend of mine with M25 Universal diesel...

    A friend of mine with M25 Universal diesel mounted a remote filter setup he sourced from Amzoil, if I recall.
    He gained room to change the spin on filter. It was still mounted in the engine...
  2. Found this with a quick web search-...

    Found this with a quick web search-
    http://www.ericgreeneassociates.com/images/Boat_Longevity.pdf

    Like some other high-quality boats, Ericson Yachts used quality layup procedures and good...
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    The coincidence of head pumping and bilge...

    The coincidence of head pumping and bilge activity is weird & interesting. I do see how these can be connected, but still... you gotta wonder.
    :rolleyes:

    I would first diagram each system,...
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    Do not worry.....

    Right on.

    I actually paid a little bit extra to have the connections added to our new diesel last year to enable plumbing to a water heater coil.
    Our diesels run at 165 to 180 degrees F.
    This...
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    Any updates to this modern Viking 'saga' ?...

    Any updates to this modern Viking 'saga' ?
    :egrin:
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    We have had a visiting crew person for an evening...

    We have had a visiting crew person for an evening sail that we all later agreed might have steered more accurately if he had been shot with arrows....... !
    :rolleyes:
  7. Emergency Steering notes

    Do review your system for emergency steering.
    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/entry.php?484-Emergency-Tiller-(wheel-steered-boat)
    ...
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    McNeil Island Penitentiary was closed in 2011,...

    McNeil Island Penitentiary was closed in 2011, per a wiki entry.
    Said to be deeded over to the state.
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    Sticky: Except for one visit to Maple Bay with our boat a...

    Except for one visit to Maple Bay with our boat a few years ago, we have always attended by land. It is nice to visit other Ericson's and talk to all the people.
    Matter of fact, we may be attending...
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    Dragged image to desktop and rotated in Preview....

    Dragged image to desktop and rotated in Preview.
    I wonder if they have a pattern for the pattern on an Olson? (Actually you can use a rubber compound and make a mold of a less-worn part of a deck,...
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    This one?

    Your bio is not completed here but from some of your past posts you might sail in the Bay area.
    I found this one on CL:...
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    Design Ruminations

    Huge "beds" and open "floor plans" are selling today's floating RV's, even those called sailboats.

    I recall that back in the late 80's or maybe the 90's (?) I read an article about design trends...
  13. Never... toss out a straight line to EY.o

    And, Never dispute anything...
    with a scowling Scot...
    with Scarred Knuckles...
    :egrin:


    *full disclosure- unless the deer are again eating the flowers off his shrubs, Bob seldom scowls!
  14. Access and Pain

    "Sweat Equity" is sometimes both too literal and somewhat overrated. :(

    FWIW, I have spent some time under parts of our interior moldings with a oval file, rat tail file, Dremal tool, and 1" round...
  15. To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

    Admittedly I have not done an overnight delivery on this model, but on a different boat with the same offset table arrangement I slept well on the port side "behind' the table top area on a settee....
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    Prop Archives

    Lot of narratives and good info in this prior thread:
    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?7444-Prop-Comparisons/page2

    I still miss that last knot of speed and a degree or...
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    Ice on hand

    FWIW... we find that if we put a bag of cubes from the vending machine into a couple of Tupperware (r) containers and put them in the lower part of our ice box, the nominal internal temperature in...
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    Rig Questions

    If you look at the rig measurements, the Ericson 26-2 has equal E and J lengths.
    It actually is a fractional rig, so it does not have a disproportionate size of genoa.

    Our previous boat had a rig...
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    Also an excuse to buy another tool......

    When diagnosing a voltage drop in our former Universal diesel harness, I bought a laser temperature meter (lots of vendors and Harbor Freight has them, and cost will vary but likely be 20. to 30....
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    Whither the Electrons

    A safety switch like that was not included in my '88 M25XP with Hurth 50. I seriously doubt that any boat has one, unless it is on a new boat.
    My guess is an open circuit, i.e. you have a wire that...
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    If someone has put centrifugal pumps in the...

    If someone has put centrifugal pumps in the bilge, fling the pump forcefully over the side. :rolleyes:
    There are are often Rule brand pumps. Ick.

    By the late 80's the EY factory was installing...
  22. Standards may have changed since I did a full...

    Standards may have changed since I did a full install of a system on our prior boat. I had a remote shut off for the solenoid valve in the compartment with the tank, and a sniffer by the cabin sole...
  23. I hope it finds a new home and sails again. The...

    I hope it finds a new home and sails again.
    The E-35-2 is generally on most "top ten" lists of the best of modern classic sailboats. Very much a Timeless Design.
    :egrin:
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    Under this thread is a box called "similar...

    Under this thread is a box called "similar threads" and I hope that reading them will be helpful.
    You Universal diesel engine is a Kubota tractor engine with marine cooling added, basically. Also...
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    Ken, Thanks much for the GOB link. Our ship...

    Ken, Thanks much for the GOB link. Our ship wright went to some trouble to lower the water lift muffler relative to the top of the exhaust mixer elbow on the Beta25.
    This article helps explain why....
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    Regarding the interior size of the factory ice...

    Regarding the interior size of the factory ice box --
    Best just measure it. The brochure info may be uncorrected, plus or minus. Also, if the cooling capacity of the model you are installing is...
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    Pole Storage Ideas

    Different person and boat.... but on our previous smaller boat I used large SS D-rings seized to the pulpit at one end and to a stanchion at the other, and clipped the pole into those.
    On the O-34,...
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    Oh My....

    The vendor has a good reputation, but everyone makes a mistake once in a while.
    Call them today and present it as a "problem to be solved" and send them the pix.
    While you are a ways away by map,...
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    I am puzzled by the "8 knot" comments. Just a few...

    I am puzzled by the "8 knot" comments. Just a few years ago I was crew on a delivery north from PDX to Pt Angeles. This is an '86 model 200 with a Yanmar diesel.
    We had little wind until around...
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    It can be confusing at first. Thing is, you...

    It can be confusing at first. Thing is, you always need to keep in mind the basic "flow" of the exhaust system. There will be different shaped mufflers and the amount of rise in the elbow where the...
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    Sold

    Unless there is an unforeseen hitch in procuring the title transfer, one of the bidders today did buy it, "for an undisclosed amount" as the old saying goes...
    :rolleyes:

    Thanks for your...
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    Nice Ericson 38........

    That belongs to one of the moderators and long time site members. His boats are always in top condition. Remember that the actual 'real world' difference in a great deal at 30K and a turnkey...
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    Ad has an unexpected error: that diesel should be...

    Ad has an unexpected error: that diesel should be about 37 hp, and not 47.
    First full year of production for that model, and like other sister ships it has Atkins Hoyle hatches and probably ports as...
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    Those Ericson's are always in the hunt!

    David, owner of the E-33RH, posted up some recent comments here:
    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?16613-E-33RH-Race-Winner
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    A weighty question

    The engine brand and tank placement sounds like EY was responding to a customer request ($$) when the boat was constructed.
    They did a lot of semi-custom stuff, usually for deck hardware, but also...
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    Yes. Ours idled at about 800 to 900 rpm. Actually...

    Yes. Ours idled at about 800 to 900 rpm. Actually the replacement Betamarine (also a -newer- Kubota block) is approx. the same.
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    Sticky: Did you catch any? :egrin:

    Did you catch any?
    :egrin:
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    Avoiding another hole

    No personal experience with wash downs, but I have read of owners who found room to run a 3/4" hose from a head sink or galley sink drain up to the bow for an outside-water source to their pump....
  39. Nice!

    If you have read my blog entries about our engine change-out you know that I am a chicken... and took the easy ($$) way out. :rolleyes:
    You saved some significant dollars and learned some useful...
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    Toddster, seriously, you need a new flare...

    Toddster, seriously, you need a new flare launcher i.e. "gun".
    :0
    Something really wrong with yours if you have to "bend" it to use it. Our old Olin launcher probably shots a flare up about 100...
  41. Holding Tank notes

    Some trivia from my reformat of our boat's holding tank system and all hoses.
    You can sometimes solve a 90 degree turn problem with a SS elbow from McMasterCarr, or a plastic elbow piece with barbs....
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    Picture added

    A charcoal-fired BBQ is rail mounted, also.

    More importantly, since the OB lifting mechanism appears to be OK, a new motor-mount plywood board could be bolted on fairly quickly and then the buyer...
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    "The Rockets Red Glare..."

    We have a three-pack of flare shells good until next fall, IIRC. I just produced them for show-n-tell for the annual VSC.
    I have a lot of other packs, going back about 20 years.
    Given that these...
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    Do-able, but probably not advisable

    Commercial fishing boats always have their anchor rode on a hydraulic drum on the foredeck. But those boats are heavy enough that the weight up high will not appreciably change the trim or balance...
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    Ericson 25+ auction in Portland

    I will have more details soon but our club is about to sell off a 1981 E-25+ that was abandoned at our moorage.

    Here is the model info:
    https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/ericson-25-1

    Note:...
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    Yet another halyard knot discussion

    I found this thread on a UK sailing site that I sometimes visit. (I have subscribed to PBO for a number of years. Great magazine.)
    The included diagrams are very good....
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    Yikes.....

    A quick search indicates that those are intended for household use, and some models were considered hazardous even for that.

    I would get that off the boat and then install a marine-rated panel...
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    I wonder if that was the one up on stands @ the...

    I wonder if that was the one up on stands @ the Rocky Pointe yard? Didn't look too bad from ten feet away, but then you could see that the cockpit area and engine area were burned.

    On that...
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    Tank Trivia

    One solution to keep in mind is to make a mockup tank out of rigid material like 2X2 pieces and door skins. Use hot glue and small nails. Trial and error.
    Then you know for sure that it will fit...
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    Air Cleaner Caution

    Not to get all dramatic on you, but if *anyone* has one of those Universal filter assemblies with the aluminum mesh inside, Remove that mesh. Immediately. :0

    This applies to the M25XP and possibly...
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