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    Good afternoon Don, how re the...

    Good afternoon Don,

    how re the fireworks up on Almshouse Creek. Down at Herrington harbor traffic can be tricky.
    MJS
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    Discovery (1983 Ericson 30+) will be heading out...

    Discovery (1983 Ericson 30+) will be heading out Memorial Day morning (5/27/19) will be hailing on 16 from Herrington Harbor North. Heading out to Bloody Point for a few hours. Hope to raise you...
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    [QUOTE=mjsouleman;120469]This is a follow on to...

    [QUOTE=mjsouleman;120469]This is a follow on to earlier discussion on page 1
    (1983 Ericson 30+ boom painting and line replacement)

    It is now mid-March and the weather this weekend brought two...
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    Love it. Now if you can help me get that darn...

    Love it. Now if you can help me get that darn topping lift line hiding in the boom, I would be eternally grateful.

    MJS
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    Putting finishing touches to Discovery's boom...

    Putting finishing touches to Discovery's boom project, with line replacement. Reefing lines were fine, lengths were good but the green/red colors were switched, leaving poor Discovery with a 2nd...
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    Thank you, I am looking into vinyl die cuts...

    Thank you,

    I am looking into vinyl die cuts now.

    MJS
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    Any ideas on where I can find the original...

    Any ideas on where I can find the original Ericson Logos to replace the ones that have self destructed on the stern end of my 1983 30+ ?
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    Thank you Christian, Now if the spray...

    Thank you Christian,

    Now if the spray paint job works well, this 35 year old lady will be another step closer to her prime.

    MJS
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    This is a follow on to earlier discussion on page...

    This is a follow on to earlier discussion on page 1
    (1983 Ericson 30+ boom painting and line replacement)

    It is now mid-March and the weather this weekend brought two days of above 50 and no...
  10. Thread: tank

    by mjsouleman
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    This is easy. Pull out the original tank. There...

    This is easy. Pull out the original tank. There will be a manufacture stamp on the tank.

    1. Do an internet search for the manufacture and give them the code imprinted on the original tank
    ...
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    Ha, I love Boatworks Today. I have watched every...

    Ha, I love Boatworks Today. I have watched every espisode.

    MJS
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    GelCoat Scratches

    Are there any suggestions for Gelcoat putty and applicaitons?

    MJS
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    Fool, This is cool, I was able to look up...

    Fool,

    This is cool, I was able to look up my Discovery 1983 Ericson 30+.... Way cool to find previous owners.
    MJS
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    Hi Keith, Zephyrwerks had the original...

    Hi Keith,

    Zephyrwerks had the original sheaves for $38 ea. that is a $20 ea discount from Rig-Rite. Ed Louchard was easy to reach and easy to work with.

    MJS
  15. Thread: Spar Parts

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    Rig-Rite Facts: Cost comparisons with...

    Rig-Rite Facts:

    Cost comparisons with Zephyrwerks for 1" sheaves: Rig-Rite: $58; ZephyrWerks: $38

    Response: Rig-Rite - phone calls between 0900 and 1400 may get a response
    ...
  16. I am upgrading my boom Ericson 1983 30+ ...

    I am upgrading my boom Ericson 1983 30+

    Paint:
    AirCraft Spruce: Zinc, Phosphate - Boom primer - $17.5 and PTI white engine enamel - $18.50
    at the suggestion of another Ericson thread. ...
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    Thanks for the information. I will make another...

    Thanks for the information. I will make another trip to the marina when the sun comes out and pull the ends off the boom and have a lookie-lookie then draw pictures and make re-adjustments for...
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    You Guys are funny "I'm sure you've thought of...

    You Guys are funny "I'm sure you've thought of this" ... Of course I haven't. I only measured the original lengths.

    MJS
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    Ericson 30+ Boom maintenance project quotes for new lines

    Here is a quote from APS 20% off sale for replacement lines (boom maintenance project)

    Manufacturer Choices:
    Sta-Set
    XLS
    ULS Yacht Braid

    Notes: I was told
    1. XLS line is being...
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    Hi Ken, I am doing the same boom upgrade on...

    Hi Ken,

    I am doing the same boom upgrade on Discovery (1983 30+ for cruising purposes). All my boom sheaves were spinning fine and in good condition except for the two 1" by 1/2 reefing line...
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    Boom Replacement Parts

    Project: inspect boom, sand and paint, replace lines and boom sheaves as necessary

    As mentioned in an earlier APS has a 20% sale going on at this moment

    Discovery is a 1983 Ericson 30+ with a...
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    Follow up: I asked Amy Stinchcomb from Aircraft...

    Follow up:
    I asked Amy Stinchcomb from Aircraft Spruce about Zinc Phospate and if the engine enamel came in white, her response:

    Zinc Phosphate primer aerosol can for $17.50 per can

    PTI...
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    Sharon, I am sanding and painting my boom...

    Sharon,

    I am sanding and painting my boom and after reading this thread, I contacted Aircraft Spruce for the zinc Chromate and engine enamel and got this reply back:

    I am sold on the Zinc...
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    bgary, Thanks for the heads up. Now...

    bgary,

    Thanks for the heads up. Now for the assistance: I am replacing the sheaves on my 1983 30+ Ericson boom. hadn't thought thru replacing lines but you brought it up.

    ...
  25. One more accolade for Select Plastics. I had...

    One more accolade for Select Plastics. I had both the salon and v-berth hatch lens replaced two years ago. Again, expensive but well worth it, and the owner was more that happy to talk.

    MJS
  26. I for one and I am sure there are several others...

    I for one and I am sure there are several others that have the Catalina kit with lots of left over gaskets and sealants. If you need "stuff" just say so and it's yours.

    MJS
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    Don, Your a better man than I. As you...

    Don,

    Your a better man than I. As you know I hunkered down till the sun came out and the thermometer was above 50.

    MJS
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    mherrcat, Discovery is a 1983 Ericson 30+. ...

    mherrcat,

    Discovery is a 1983 Ericson 30+. the mast electrical connections should be the same.

    You will find the mast electrical connections in your head to the left of the door.

    Look up...
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    Hi Don, It was cold and wet Saturday,...

    Hi Don,

    It was cold and wet Saturday, so I stayed home where it was dry and warm. Sunday was a gift.
    That's me after a rugged afternoon sailing and a glorious November sun trailing...
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    Discovery is also an 83 Ericson 30+ with 16 hp...

    Discovery is also an 83 Ericson 30+ with 16 hp engine.

    I replace the 16 with a 21 hp engine.

    Note: I think Discovery also has a 2 blade 15" prop but I will have to check that when I pull her in...
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    Discovery (1983 Ericson 30+) is similar to others...

    Discovery (1983 Ericson 30+) is similar to others in the way of venting. the hoses are old and cracked and the blowers stopped working years before I bought her in 2014.

    My two cents: I lean...
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    Hi Don, Just sent a quick text. I maybe...

    Hi Don,

    Just sent a quick text. I maybe headed to West River Friday (wind dependent). I would be great to hook up if possible.

    MJS
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    Boat Coffee is not original unless you add a...

    Boat Coffee is not original unless you add a pinch or two of Pusser's Royal Navy Rum

    Discovery is always fully stocked on launch day
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    Congrats Pat and welcome to the (Unofficial)...

    Congrats Pat and welcome to the (Unofficial) Chesapeake Ericsons club.

    Discovery (1983 30+) is located in Herrington Harbor North. Let's plan on getting coffee and adult beverages and talk...
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    Has anyone installed salon Red/White dome lights?...

    Has anyone installed salon Red/White dome lights?

    I found the following on Amazon
    https://www.amazon.com/TH-Marine-LED-51830-DP-Light-Switch/dp/B00AJVLDLU

    TH Marine LED-51830-DP Dome Light...
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    My 0.2 1. Well Bolo, this past weekend Nov 3rd...

    My 0.2

    1. Well Bolo, this past weekend Nov 3rd and 4th, sailing the Chesapeake was fun. I was hoping to watch the Frost Bite race on Sunday but the wind died to 4 knts so I think they postponed,...
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    wanted - whisker pole for 30+ Ericson

    If you have one unused or sitting in your garage from boat long gone, I am interested.

    MJS
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    I'm 66 myself and new to Discovery (had her for 4...

    I'm 66 myself and new to Discovery (had her for 4 years and still learning)

    I was just pulling your leg. I know just how you feel about this seasons sailing... limited with no wind, high...
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    Geez Bolo, We are finally getting great...

    Geez Bolo,

    We are finally getting great wind on Chesapeake Bay. Didn't you get out last weekend winds Friday 18-20, Saturday 4-6 and Sunday 25-30 WaaaaHooo
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    Welcome to you and ex-Southern Cross, There are...

    Welcome to you and ex-Southern Cross,
    There are a lot of head experts just waiting to assist.

    MJS
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    Hi Frank, Discovery has the same setup as...

    Hi Frank,

    Discovery has the same setup as you but I would rather have a separate line to the smaller seacock that is capped off at this time

    Does your kitchen sink have a u-bend...
  42. Thread: Boat damage

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    titanium chain plates article

    titanium chain plates article
    https://www.allatsea.net/the-worst-possible-chainplates/
  43. Thread: Boat damage

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    Hi Bill, There was a post on this site...

    Hi Bill,

    There was a post on this site regarding someone in the Annapolis area that do the chain plates in titanium.

    you can do a search or maybe the person that did the original...
  44. Eric, Let us know how you make out, and...

    Eric,

    Let us know how you make out, and please provide contact information if you are success/satisfied/Ok with the service and results.

    I have not heard anyone say, replace with new mast...
  45. Ericson 30+ Owners - Replacing worn Mast parts

    Discovery is a 1983 Ericson 30+ with many updates over the last four (4) years

    I am making a winter to-do list and thinking about replacing sheaves, updating wire-rope halyards to dyneema, and...
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    Hi Al, A spinnaker! That is interesting...

    Hi Al,

    A spinnaker! That is interesting as I am saving my pennies and investigating how to set up an asymmetric for next summer.

    The Chesapeake has been such a disappointment this...
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    Thank you Team Ericson, I am a...

    Thank you Team Ericson,

    I am a day/weekend Chesapeake Bay sailor at this point and rigged for the inner track and was wondering about the purpose/use of the outer track.

    If I...
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    Ericson 30+ Genoa sheets

    Ericson 30+ owners,

    Discovery (Ericson 30+) Genoa sheets are run on the inner traveler. When I inspected a picture of Naoma, her Genoa sheets were run on the outer traveler.

    ...
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    Hi Joe, Discovery is an 1983 30+ also...

    Hi Joe,

    Discovery is an 1983 30+ also and Frank's description is accurate but note Christian's point that you have not taken up the flooring yet.

    I replaced the original bilge pump...
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    water heater

    On Discovery (Ericson 1983 30+), the hot water heater was located under the cockpit and found by lifting the port side lazerette and hanging upside down.

    I removed Discovery's heater because it...
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