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  1. Thread: Tool Reviews

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    Yeah, I've seen 'em on ebay, too. It's called a...

    Yeah, I've seen 'em on ebay, too. It's called a "Clawson" hand drill built by Jo Mfg, I think back in the 40s. Apparently, Clawson was the inventor/patent-holder's name.
  2. My lift pump has a "disconnectable" spade...

    My lift pump has a "disconnectable" spade connector in the positive wire feeding the pump. I'd start at the pump and trace both the positive and negative leads back to their sources. An "unplugged"...
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    When you get to it, here's an installation tip...

    When you get to it, here's an installation tip for you: My light was replaced by a contractor (it is not LED). When it rains, the water somehow runs down the individual wires and gets into the...
  4. Thread: running hot

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    Here's my blog of my RW cooling system rebuild. ...

    Here's my blog of my RW cooling system rebuild. Surveyor commented after the seat-trial on an excess amount of steam coming from the exhaust even though the temp gauge stayed below 190 degrees. ...
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    Here's what came with my 85 Ericson. I haven't...

    Here's what came with my 85 Ericson. I haven't had problems with it, but it does seem to keep the batteries chronically undercharged--I rarely see it put out more than 13V. It's on my list of...
  6. Last month, I encountered the same problem that...

    Last month, I encountered the same problem that the original poster had.

    It all started after I pulled my aluminum fuel tank and rigged a temporary tank in its place, so I knew right away it was...
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    Why the need for a custom adapter? My Marina has...

    Why the need for a custom adapter? My Marina has a cone shaped universal fitting--fits in any tube +/- 1" or so from our deck fitting. It seals tight. You can feel the suction-break when you lift it...
  8. A note I made in an old file says "keel bolts...

    A note I made in an old file says "keel bolts 250-270 ft-lbs." I know I got that from an earlier post on this site. I'm assuming that is for the larger (mid) keel bolts and not the smaller fore-...
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    I have several such bungee-loop-and-hook hangers...

    I have several such bungee-loop-and-hook hangers in my lazarette. I hang dock lines, a throw-line, and a spare bailout pump from them. But I always cringe at the idea of the dock lines swinging...
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    I was having problems motoring up to six knots,...

    I was having problems motoring up to six knots, too, before my haul out. I did a quick dive on the boat, and was shocked at the barnacle growth on the prop. Also, big chunks of growth on the keel...
  11. Not unless you cut a hole in the back or front of...

    Not unless you cut a hole in the back or front of the trailer....
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    Sailing Short-handed

    No first-mate, no main or boom, no winches, deck organizers, or clutches. Just two sheets and a jib halyard tied off to the one remaining horn cleat on the cabin--and a nice sail back from haulout...
  13. It depends on the height of the tractor-trailer...

    It depends on the height of the tractor-trailer rig, too. My delivery guy had to take off the bow pulpit and front dorade guard to meet height restrictions.
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    Maybe check the shutoff pressure switch on the...

    Maybe check the shutoff pressure switch on the pump? See how high a column of water it will pump up a clear hose (or hold your thumb over the hose) to see if it will build up more than just 1 or 2...
  15. One man's junk is another man's...... ...

    One man's junk is another man's......
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    There is not a straightforward answer for many of...

    There is not a straightforward answer for many of these problems.....you just have to play around with the systems a bit and observe what happens.

    As to the fuel leak, many things could have...
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    I also read this caution in the owner's manual,...

    I also read this caution in the owner's manual, and it was a recurring discussion on the forum. I've had my tank diconnected from my engine FW cooling for two years now.

    As to the warning in the...
  18. Yeah, but I forgot the PV=nRT part....

    Yeah, but I forgot the PV=nRT part....
  19. Yeah, I thought about that too. But the density...

    Yeah, I thought about that too. But the density Craig quoted for propane is for the liquid. At atmospheric pressure (I.e. an unsealed propane locker) only gaseous propane will be leaking out. ...
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    Couldn't make out a word that was said. Except...

    Couldn't make out a word that was said. Except for "UH-OHHH......"
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    Great look! I think this is the route I will...

    Great look! I think this is the route I will take when the time comes. As to wear, I would guess that the "middle" sections of each painted area (where everyone steps) are the sections that will...
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    Clever fix. I might have labeled one "Rum," just...

    Clever fix. I might have labeled one "Rum," just on the off chance......
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    The easy stuff (if you have stock Ericson wiring)...

    The easy stuff (if you have stock Ericson wiring)

    1. With the battery switch and key switch on, is there any power at the panel (gauge lighting? volt/ammeter? low oil pr light?)? If no, check...
  24. Check out this thread from E32 owners: ...

    Check out this thread from E32 owners:

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?15826-E32-3-Reefing-Mysteries

    Fixing the internal boom rigging is not hard but it does present...
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    Having bilges that don't empty (pump problems) is...

    Having bilges that don't empty (pump problems) is one thing, but the separate and larger problem is having the bilge fill with water in the first place. You said you were heeled and had water in the...
  26. Ok. The more factually you describe it, the...

    Ok. The more factually you describe it, the better it sounds. Awlgrip is a top quality paint.
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    I hope it works well for you. Post some pictures...

    I hope it works well for you. Post some pictures of your installation when you're done, as it's no doubt somebody else will have this same issue soon.
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    No problem Loren. That was a pretty creative...

    No problem Loren. That was a pretty creative install your shipwright did.
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    Gerr Marine Technical Articles

    An interesting collection of marine technical article by Dave Gerr. Apparently he's done a lot of writing for Good Old Boat.

    https://www.gerrmarine.com/Articles.html

    Found this while searching...
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    I rebuilt my my exhaust system (M25 diesel) in...

    I rebuilt my my exhaust system (M25 diesel) in 2017. Here's the best article I've read on the subject:

    https://www.goodoldboat.com/reader_services/articles/Marine_exhaust.php

    While it's more...
  31. That is a nice looking mast and boom. What kind...

    That is a nice looking mast and boom. What kind of paint was used for the top coat, and what kind of primer beneath? Do you have the standing rigging? What kind of shape is it in? Running rigging?...
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    Or, if you're daring, lube one side of the tubing...

    Or, if you're daring, lube one side of the tubing with Vaseline and slather the other with thickened epoxy. Insert, wait, and pray it comes apart again.

    For bolt length you could use 5/16 threaded...
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    I have an M25 so I don't know if part is the...

    I have an M25 so I don't know if part is the same. You can probably twist it off with your hand since the nut (housing) is so big (1" maybe) and the 1/8" pipe thread so small.

    If you go with a...
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    Temporary Fuel Tank

    If you want to buy some time and evaluate fuel tank repair options (without missing sailing days), you could rig a temporary tank from a basic, plastic outboard gas tank. That's what I'm currently...
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    Wow, that is a head-scratcher. Unless there's an...

    Wow, that is a head-scratcher. Unless there's an obstruction in the exhaust tubing?

    You sure it's raw water and not anti-freeze/coolant in the manifold?
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    Here are some notes I took when researching a new...

    Here are some notes I took when researching a new pump. I think this was on Mainsail's old PBase Marine website. At the bottom, he addresses cube vs round pumps. It sounds like the round pumps...
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    With a 360 degree exhaust loop, it seems unlikely...

    With a 360 degree exhaust loop, it seems unlikely your seawater in the manifold is traveling all the way from your exhaust thru-hull. I'd be checking out that exhaust elbow. You should post some...
  38. A spare v-belt, hose splices for all the common...

    A spare v-belt, hose splices for all the common hose sizes on the boat, extra hose clamps. Oil, coolant, beer.
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    Yeah, same issues here. I've been copying pics...

    Yeah, same issues here. I've been copying pics of configurations I like when I see them. Here are two I like:

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    I'll probably move my secondary filter to the location shown in...
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    Others will know more, but my understanding is...

    Others will know more, but my understanding is that the smaller tube that runs aft to the exhaust thru-hull IS the vent for the vented loop. Sure, it may pump water out while the engine is running...
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    Wish you'd told me that three days ago.....

    Wish you'd told me that three days ago.....
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    Having just finished my third day of compounding,...

    Having just finished my third day of compounding, waxing, and buffing my hull,

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    I'm skeptical that waxing old, oxidized gelcoat does much. It takes quite a bit of work with a Makita...
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    Sounds like there's a high likelyhood that...

    Sounds like there's a high likelyhood that tequila is somehow involved in the making of this story.....
  44. Here's what the back of my alternator looked like...

    Here's what the back of my alternator looked like before I removed it for the alternator bracket upgrade. Nothing, other than the regulator, was (or is now) connected to the ground post on the...
  45. I think I have the access to work 4200 in that...

    I think I have the access to work 4200 in that corner, I'm just skeptical that anything will stick to that slick plastic that the box is made out of.
  46. Be sure to post your results. My coaming...

    Be sure to post your results.

    My coaming storage box is intact but still leaks badly. The drain holes are slightly higher than the seam where the box is glassed into the boat. Water has managed...
  47. Installing a rudder grease fitting

    Nothing really new here, just my version of installing a lower zerk fitting in the rudder post of my E323. I did the project with the boat out of the water--just felt better for me, to be drilling...
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    Nice fitment of square portlights in the oval...

    Nice fitment of square portlights in the oval openings.

    And I've always wanted a convertible.....
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    Bruce, Don't know if you made a decision on...

    Bruce,

    Don't know if you made a decision on your fuel tank cleanup or not. I just pulled my tank last week so I thought I'd show you what I found. Here's what I got when I was "sticking the...
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    You'd have to measure your intake tube size (and...

    You'd have to measure your intake tube size (and maybe top and side clearances) to know. Its a slip-on fit for an M25 in an E32-3.
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