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    Not a bad reminder. I've had ours stick before...

    Not a bad reminder. I've had ours stick before and I could see where it could get out of hand pretty quickly. Thankfully, on our boat it sounds like a jet taking off so it is pretty easy to notice...
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    If this is the same boat, it was mentioned in...

    If this is the same boat, it was mentioned in this thread. http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?16295-Beautiful-Ugliness&highlight=olson

    Although, one could be forgiven for...
  3. Thread: Chart plotter

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    In your original post you mention upgrading...

    In your original post you mention upgrading electronics. Are you intending on updating anything else other than the chart plotter? The reason I ask is the most of the modern electronics systems that...
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    beautiful!

    beautiful!
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    He's using readily available climbing gear in...

    He's using readily available climbing gear in each of his setups, and having some climbing experience is helpful (but not necessary) to help understand what the gear was originally designed for and...
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    If you have any rock climbing experience, I built...

    If you have any rock climbing experience, I built a self climbing rig based off of what was done in this article on L-36.com.

    http://l-36.com/more_mast_climbing.php

    I find this setup quick and...
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    Roger, I haven't seen that version of the Olson...

    Roger, I haven't seen that version of the Olson brochure before either, specifically the pricing page, by any chance do you have the rest of the pages that you can post? Thanks!
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    Don't forget to look at the skipper list too,...

    Don't forget to look at the skipper list too, King, Mull, Blackaller, Turner, Peterson... that was basically the TP52 series of it's day.
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    how about the original Ericson 32, which was...

    how about the original Ericson 32, which was basically a Columbia Sabre? or the original Ericson 35 which was rumored to be built with the Pearson/Alberg 35 molds?
  10. Thread: Wire sizes

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    In a nutshell, yes. As long as the small wire is...

    In a nutshell, yes. As long as the small wire is sized properly for the amperage of the load, and it's additive voltage drop doesn't doesn't bring the total voltage drop of the run above the required...
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    This is a relatively common condition in the...

    This is a relatively common condition in the electrical distribution world. You are trying to keep the % voltage drop under a certain limit for the entire run from the source to the load. As long as...
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    Rigging only did a great job with new lifelines...

    Rigging only did a great job with new lifelines for our boat a couple summers ago. I sent them our old ones to make sure everything was right. I hadn't thought about sending them our standing rigging...
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    Looks like you got more snow than we did in...

    Looks like you got more snow than we did in Virginia, and ours was mostly gone by the next day. Still, I'm not quite ready for winter or for calling it quits on this sailing season. Although I do see...
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    here is a article about the "plastic" seacocks...

    here is a article about the "plastic" seacocks that Ericson and many other builders use and how it compares to other materials in terms of strength. https://www.forespar.com/what-is-marelon.shtml As...
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    Also keep in mind that sail design and material...

    Also keep in mind that sail design and material options have changed quite a bit since 1987, even for "basic" dacron sails. Cloth weight will depend on which material you choose and where and how you...
  16. Thread: VHF static

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    Which model ICOM? A friend with an IC-M402 had a...

    Which model ICOM? A friend with an IC-M402 had a few issues with his, mostly on transmit though. Tech came to the boat and swapped it with another one, no improvement so he replaced the mast cable...
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    We're in the process of making a new mainsail...

    We're in the process of making a new mainsail cover. As well as re lining the v-berth. The Sailrite website has a huge amount of information, project plans, and videos to help with the process. There...
  18. That's really cool. I wish we had an option like...

    That's really cool. I wish we had an option like that locally. We're pretty much forced to use commercial marinas to step and un-step.

    I also like how someone spent the time to make a fun pattern...
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    So the thing with all the holes is called a...

    So the thing with all the holes is called a halyard organizer plate. I've always heard it called something else as well though and right now I'm drawing a blank.

    For the reefing lines, our Olson...
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    We have been happy with our B&G Triton w/s/d...

    We have been happy with our B&G Triton w/s/d package and added a B&G Vulcan plotter and a Lowrance Link-8 VHF. The Link-8 has built in GPS and AIS receiver. All of it is NMEA 2000 which has made the...
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    I thought about just using a ipad or other tablet...

    I thought about just using a ipad or other tablet instead of a chartplotter but then I updated my ancient and dying w/s/d instruments with new ones from B&G. Then my wife wanted me to get an AP to...
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    I have a Raymarine EV-100 as well. On a 30 foot...

    I have a Raymarine EV-100 as well. On a 30 foot boat it is also hard to keep the sensor core away from anything with a magnetic field. My current install point is about 2 feet away from potential...
  23. Generally I think the answer is no, but you may...

    Generally I think the answer is no, but you may luck out. I think that the problem is that the input/output sentences that each manufacturer uses to control the AP aren't standard NMEA 2000 sentences...
  24. All of my instruments are B&G on a NMEA 2000 bus...

    All of my instruments are B&G on a NMEA 2000 bus but I added a Raymarine Evo autopilot. I ended up using a Raymarine adapter cable on the end of my NMEA 2000 bus to tie in the autopilot. My...
  25. Different boat, but we put a 15x12 Gori 2-blade...

    Different boat, but we put a 15x12 Gori 2-blade folder on our Olson 911 a few years ago and I've been very happy with it. I don't have a direct comparison with the previous prop which was an...
  26. Take a look in this thread from about a month ago...

    Take a look in this thread from about a month ago for some advice. http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?15505-How-to-abandon-a-below-water-line-through-hull
  27. If the sail is "new" and just cut down from a...

    If the sail is "new" and just cut down from a larger sail, and depending on how it was built, a good sail maker might be able to add a panel on the bottom and re-cut the leech to make the sail fit...
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    You're not losing it yet Grizz... well at least...

    You're not losing it yet Grizz... well at least not in this case. Your thread is here: http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?10671-What-s-Beneath-the-Bump&highlight=strut
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    VPC makes a good middle grade halyard. Less...

    VPC makes a good middle grade halyard. Less stretch and more strength for the size than Sta-Set. The vectran-blend core requires a core dependent splice if you want to splice in a shackle or a...
  30. Yeah, if you look at the data sheet for 10 oz...

    Yeah, if you look at the data sheet for 10 oz cloth, which seems to be a common weight to do this sort of thing, it's only 0.013 inches thick. I did a bit of a double take when I first did the math.
  31. I filled in a hole from a decommissioned depth...

    I filled in a hole from a decommissioned depth finder on my last haul out. I did the 12:1 trick and everything has held just fine.

    A few notes:


    when grinding out the 12:1 you have the...
  32. Thread: E29 backstay

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    Christian, I'm not as familiar with the bigger...

    Christian, I'm not as familiar with the bigger Ericsons but I used to race on a C&C 35 mkIII. On that boat we used a combination of the hydraulic backstay adjuster and the babystay to get some mast...
  33. Thread: E29 backstay

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    that little gauge is nice but not necessary....

    that little gauge is nice but not necessary. Plus, they tend to leak and the accuracy is debatable. They can also be a pain to read in lumpy conditions. When we had ours rebuilt by Sailtec, they...
  34. Thread: E29 backstay

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    Peter, our Olson 911 is just under 30 feet and we...

    Peter, our Olson 911 is just under 30 feet and we have a -10 Sailtec on our boat which would most likely be the size you would need as well. When we bought the boat it had a slight leak, and had it...
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    Through bolting the hatch is also on my list up...

    Through bolting the hatch is also on my list up there. Ericson embedded aluminum plates for the bolts to thread into but after putting it all back together there is more movement there than I would...
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    I saved all of the old vinyl to use as templates,...

    I saved all of the old vinyl to use as templates, but I also need to replace a fair bit of the plywood that Ericson used to staple the the vinyl to.

    Apparently the way that Ericson tucked the...
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    To add what Loren wrote, the spray adhesive...

    To add what Loren wrote, the spray adhesive attached headliners that I've come across that have started to fail not in the adhesive, but in the foam backing to the vinyl. So, when you pull the foam...
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    I've left our boat in over a few Chesapeake...

    I've left our boat in over a few Chesapeake winters where we have gotten ice. Our boat sits in her slip east/west and typically the south side will be heated enough by the sun that there isn't any...
  39. We bought a a couple books that are pretty short...

    We bought a a couple books that are pretty short as refresher courses on main and jib trim. They are by Felix Marks and are on Amazon. Mainsail Trimming and Jib Trimming. As we've brought on new...
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    It seems like it was a heavy barnacle fouling...

    It seems like it was a heavy barnacle fouling year on the Chesapeake. Several friends had much more barnacle fouling this year and we had quite a few small barnacles on the hull around the waterline...
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    Our boat had a long standing blister problem when...

    Our boat had a long standing blister problem when we bought it. We called a few local yards to get estimates and they were around $10,000 to do the work. We talked the owner down on the price,...
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    Our boat came with an undersized martec that we...

    Our boat came with an undersized martec that we replaced with a properly sized Gori 2-blade geared folder. I've been very happy with the performance of the new prop. Doesn't fold so well with a...
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    Pokey ended up selling his boat to someone local...

    Pokey ended up selling his boat to someone local to his area. He was really excited about the boat and got it for a steal at an auction, but unfortunately didn't quite get the buy-in he needed from...
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    Congrats and let us know if you have any...

    Congrats and let us know if you have any questions as you start getting to know the boat. As Loren said, post up pictures and write ups of your projects.
  45. Thread: Boat Shoes

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    The Teva ones I have would be fine as a beach...

    The Teva ones I have would be fine as a beach shoe too, not sure about the new version or the Keens without looking at them.

    The Tevas I have, you can slip out the insole and rinse any sand out...
  46. Thread: Boat Shoes

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    For the goal of hiking ashore and for use on the...

    For the goal of hiking ashore and for use on the boat, I'd recommend heading over to your local REI or equivalent and look at what they call "water shoes" and find one with lots of ventilation and a...
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    Not many Olson 911s have the wheel so it will be...

    Not many Olson 911s have the wheel so it will be interesting to hear how you like it with a wheel over a tiller. Ours has a tiller and for a 30 foot boat, is just fine. If I were to go to a wheel,...
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    Quite the story, sorry about your aborted race,...

    Quite the story, sorry about your aborted race, but glad nobody was hurt in the process. According to the paperwork that came with our Olson 911, Foss was the original rudder manufacturer. I would...
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    Loren, I think that is true to a point. My...

    Loren, I think that is true to a point. My understanding is towards the end of the O911s production they built a version that was a little more up-spec'ed on the racing hardware but included less...
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    This was going to be my suggestion. The first...

    This was going to be my suggestion. The first time we took our boat out we were surprised how much water came in through the stuffing box and once we adjusted it properly and then ultimately...
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