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  1. I used resin and fiberglass cloth, sanded and...

    I used resin and fiberglass cloth, sanded and coated with two-part paint.....has lasted a long time.

    Will admit using the Flex spray on our black concrete pool. It has stopped leaks and has stayed...
  2. The talk about spring was GREAT...

    The talk about spring was GREAT Christian.....next week my sails will leave the house and back to Sketcher.
    Spring time in North Carolina...with pollen....but nice.

    Hilco on Sketcher
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    Find a boat you will love...I did and have had my...

    Find a boat you will love...I did and have had my 1983 35-3 for 36 years. Don"t worry about the NEXT buyer.

    On Sketcher and love it.
  4. Mark, I have the 5424 engine. Years ago I...

    Mark,

    I have the 5424 engine. Years ago I upgraded the size to 3' diameter.
    I bought it from Sen-Dure out of Florida.

    They just made me a new one for $360...#523167.

    Hilco
  5. Mine is a #5424. When looking at my first...

    Mine is a #5424. When looking at my first picture...note the original mount. Not sure of your year (mine is 1983), there was plenty of room to add the bottom plate.
    The welding and plate...about...
  6. Motor mounts for My E35-3, Sketcher

    I read allot of info about motor mounts on the site.....all great info I learned.

    On Sketcher, my 1983 E35-3 it came with "the 3 motor mount system"...I say that NOT with fondness. Every few...
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    Bruce King

    Beautiful boat/ship.

    I am a proud owner of Sketcher, my 1983 35-3.
    Am also a furniture designer mostly designing for mass production. Sometimes I have the opportunity to design a collection of...
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    It's the water lines, hot water heater and engine...

    It's the water lines, hot water heater and engine heat exchanger that could freeze first.
    We have those problems in North Carolina.

    On Sketcher, we always drain the hot water heater and lines....
  9. Patrick, I have a 1983 35-3. It came with the...

    Patrick,

    I have a 1983 35-3. It came with the flush mount strainer also. It would clog at the worst times...coming into Ocracoke channel when the ferry boat would leave.
    The ferry boat would...
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    On my 35-3 built in 1983, I have owned since...

    On my 35-3 built in 1983, I have owned since new...never have any problems with the grid system.

    In looking at the pictures of boat your thinking of...looks great and the price is real low.
    ...
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    Well, we in North Carolina are right behind you....

    Well, we in North Carolina are right behind you.

    We had to strip Sketcher for the hurricane of all canvas and this late in the season....to much work to add all back.
    My heat exchanger needed...
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    The hurricane

    It is now 4-5 days after the Hurricane....WOW, that was not fun. We had allot of tornadoes also.
    We live on the Neuse River about 20 miles from New Bern, NC and 5 miles across the river from...
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    evacuation

    Here across the Neuse river from Oriental, NC.....no evacuation as of yet. Road #70 leaving Morehead City and outer banks is jammed with cars.
    Heavy rains have started, no extra wind. Report that...
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    Very lucky to have Stanley close by. Years ago...

    Very lucky to have Stanley close by.

    Years ago (before Beta) he would come by and give advise. His saying...."keep it simple".

    Hilco....proud owner of an Ericson 35......since new in 1983.
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    Gentlemen....thank you...allot to read and go...

    Gentlemen....thank you...allot to read and go through...helps.
    Stanley at Beta Marine is close to me, when he returns from a show...will talk with him also.

    Thanks again.
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    1983 universal 3 point motor mount

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/images/customprofilepics/profilepic3519_1.gif
    1983 universal 3 point motor mount http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/images/misc/moderated.gif...
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    Varnish

    I had used Epifanes for years, but our cooler winters North Carolina can crack the varnish.
    Epifanes becomes very hard (and durable) and great for inside areas....and I still use it for the floor.
    ...
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    Sometimes the inner belt needs to be tighten. I...

    Sometimes the inner belt needs to be tighten. I had the same problem once.There is a concentric adjustment on back side. Hilco on Sketcher
  19. I have a 1983, 35. Check the inline fuse that...

    I have a 1983, 35.

    Check the inline fuse that goes to starter celinod (did not spell it correct). If any rust on there.... could be the problem.
    Mine on Sketcher did this in the past.

    Hilco on...
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    radiator pressure caps

    On Sketcher, our 1983 35' Ericson we have two radiator caps.
    One on the engine 3-cylinder Universal and one on the overflow tank that services the heat exchanger for hot water tank.

    Does any one...
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    Yes canvas done in Oriental, NC under my...

    Yes canvas done in Oriental, NC under my direction. All stainless framing, easy to get at lines. back frame is fixed and front is held up by canvas.
    Gets very hot and sunny here.
    The E-35-3 with...
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    canvas

    On Sketcher we have a dodger and upper canvas that reaches over the dodger for max protection.
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    This is Hilco Woudstra on Sketcher our 1983 35-3....

    This is Hilco Woudstra on Sketcher our 1983 35-3.

    I had a forward deck, starboard side, that got soft. I opened the headliner for a "look". Yikes...I could see the damage.
    The fiberglass was a...
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    Our 1983, we have owned since new...35-3 Sketcher...

    Our 1983, we have owned since new...35-3 Sketcher still looks and IS a sound boat.

    BUT, it takes allot of upkeep. A few years back I was planning on all new through hulls. Then decided on a bottom...
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    hat

    Sir, i will take one.

    Hilco Woudstra
  26. On my E-35-3, Sketcher, we have used Tow Boat US...

    On my E-35-3, Sketcher, we have used Tow Boat US once, and have their insurance...it's the best.

    One time, on a trip North to Bellhaven, NC, our 35' boats engine quit as we came into the docks....
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    On Sketcher, our 35-3.....5 years ago (on the...

    On Sketcher, our 35-3.....5 years ago (on the east coast) I wanted new thru hulls.
    Left with them, a peeled bottom and all the good stuff back to normal... with a bill of $19,600.

    Back at the...
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    Ericson 35-3 for sale

    Not for sale....I need to keep my beautiful boat.
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    Craig, The upholstery is just beautiful. In...

    Craig,

    The upholstery is just beautiful. In the V-berth...under the cushions, is that a moisture barrier in white?


    Hilco on Sketcher
  30. My 1983 E35-3 is a shoal draft of 4'-11" and has...

    My 1983 E35-3 is a shoal draft of 4'-11" and has a mast ht. of 44'-8" at deck.
    When I ordered the boat in 83' there was only a deep or shallow keel option.

    No mast height option.

    Sketcher
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    From Hilco on Sketcher.... Oak is a hardwood,...

    From Hilco on Sketcher....

    Oak is a hardwood, in either white oak or red oak....and it's porous. Great for furniture and interior trim in homes.....BAD for weathered areas, even inside the boat....
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    Oh yes....that is broken too far. I asked about...

    Oh yes....that is broken too far. I asked about welding originally, my mechanic had a reason the weld would NOT hold...something about the metal.

    Sketcher
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    I had a similar problem with Sketcher, our 1983...

    I had a similar problem with Sketcher, our 1983 35-3.

    The crack was on starboard rear. Had the option of pulling the engine/replacing the bell housing.
    Because there was a crack and small part of...
  34. From Hilco on Sketcher I am a furniture...

    From Hilco on Sketcher

    I am a furniture designer, and work with Akzo Nobel out of their High Point, NC & Vietnam/China office on product, developing finishes.

    Suggestion: strip the old sections...
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    On Sketcher, our 1983 Mark 3... I studied the...

    On Sketcher, our 1983 Mark 3...

    I studied the anti-siphon line allot. It is above the water line about 2 feet (at its highest) and then into the exhaust elbow.
    Have sailed a port tack in rough...
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    Poll: Our 35' Sketcher has a 8 foot Fatty Knees hard...

    Our 35' Sketcher has a 8 foot Fatty Knees hard dinghy. Have a 3 hp Johnson motor and sails.
    For short trips we pull...on longer trips "rough draft" goes up on forward deck.

    Hilco on Sketcher
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    leaks

    On Sketcher.
    I would like to add some info about leaks on Sketcher. I had a leak under the Sea Hood, very frustrating to find and the Sea Hood not so easy to remove.
    The leak caused teak veneer to...
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    The Foss rudder

    I looked up the information on my Foss rudder (still have sheet from 1983). The rudder is made of expanded polyurethane.
    The information sheet states " if the rudder is painted with a dark color, it...
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    solenoid fuse

    On Sketcher, had replaced the solenoid fuse because of inner corrosion a few years ago.
    In reading the thread of starter problems and comment from "Grizz" ...I realized my problem of sometimes not...
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    I will reply to both comments.....thank you!...

    I will reply to both comments.....thank you!
    Have maintained the boat with vigor over the years....they really hold up well.

    Was painted blue 15 years ago and stern redone 2 years ago.
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    Vacation on Sketcher

    My wife Sharon & I just got back after 2 weeks on our Ericson 35, Sketcher.
    Having owned the boat since new in 1983...we still enjoy it so much.

    Picture is at Bald Head island,...
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    Cabin sole

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/attachment.php?attachmentid=18121&stc=1On Sketcher my 1983 35' Ericson, the original floor was screwed down.

    When I replace it 20 years ago, I put 3/8"...
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    older boat owner

    I have a 1983 Ericson 35, have owned since new. Also in salt water all these years. If a boat is taken care of....will last. Biggest problems are water leaks, you MUST fix immediately.
    Things like...
  44. window

    My boat, Sketcher is a 1983 35' mark 3. The windows sounds the same with inner screws, a rubber molding holding the glass.
    Have not tried getting them out yet. Had taken out a leaky Bomer one years...
  45. painting

    Starting to rethink the replacement of teak veneer.....painting is looking like a good option.

    On Sketcher, with many thanks for your comments.
  46. Mark.....thank you for the link, very helpful....

    Mark.....thank you for the link, very helpful. Sketcher only needs the port window area but will do both sides.
    When I do this ...will send some photos.

    Hilco on Sketcher
  47. Teak plywood on inside where windws are...question.

    I have a question, on my 1983 Mark 3 (Sketcher). Where the two fixed windows are on the inside there is the teak plywood.
    Has anyone ever replaced this? Because of water leaks from this last storm...
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    Greg, I have a '83 Mark 3. Started out with...

    Greg, I have a '83 Mark 3. Started out with hanked on sails, a 110 & 155. Then converted them over to roller. The 155 became a 150 (cutting down to clear the fuller).
    I sail in North Carolina which...
  49. On my E35, Sketcher, had same problem. Stuck and...

    On my E35, Sketcher, had same problem. Stuck and could not move, eventually it snapped. In looking with a wire camera at top of mast,
    the conduit was "offset" creating bad angle. This created a...
  50. Doug, I have seen the propane stoves in...

    Doug, I have seen the propane stoves in action...awesome. But being one of "those people" with a alcohol stove ( I know.... old fashion) my wife had cooked a turkey dinner before in it.
    Five hours...
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