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    No Power, no problem

    We have one of the Fiskars hand drills aboard for decades. I use it every time I just need one or more holes in wood or FRP. The bits that it comes with are appropriate for 94% of the little...
  2. With the key "on" put your little multi-meter...

    With the key "on" put your little multi-meter across the connectors on the electric lift pump. Voltage should read the same as your battery voltage, which you can verify with the same meter.
    These...
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    A partial piece of an answer

    Several threads have touched on this, and here is just one-
    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?195-Adding-Coolant-to-Avoid-Air-Pockets&referrerid=28

    There does not seem to a...
  4. Nice

    Being very familiar with the EY-installed gear of that era on our own boat, the pictures certainly do show a really clean vessel.

    Some of the descriptive wording is pretty funny/odd, tho. ...
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    Traveler out of reach....

    Addressing single handing and the bridge deck traveler, I lead the free end of the main sheet back to the back of the cockpit and drape it over the binnacle.
    Our Harken traveler (main sheet system)...
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    Looks like a prior owner put in a fixed port...

    Looks like a prior owner put in a fixed port light there to let in some more light.
    If you want an opening port, you would have to somehow find a way to fit one on a curved surface, and it's...
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    One of our site members has solo raced his 35-2...

    One of our site members has solo raced his 35-2 to Hawaii and back. He should be checking in.
    There is a great shot of his boat in the rotation in the site splash screen, too.
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    Adding to the Sole Saga...

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?16568-Ericson-38-200-cabin-sole&referrerid=28

    Nice to keep these links together to help searching, IMHO.

    Ken, keep looking. The gold is...
  9. Next Step..........

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    Hi David, when you get around to the next step in the process, I really need to change out my two 3/8" spinnaker halyards for 5/16.
    Not sure of the length, but around 100'. They are...
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    Sticky: Honest restaurant staff and a welcoming...

    Honest restaurant staff and a welcoming marina.... I hope we can all return there another time!

    :egrin:
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    Remember about a decade ago when a large Hanse...

    Remember about a decade ago when a large Hanse sunk -- similar situation. (Or as similar as we can guess at when this recent boat is not available for inspection.)
    ...
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    The thread referenced by Christian nails it....

    The thread referenced by Christian nails it.
    And, regarding one other point raised by the OP, in 24 years of starting our factory-installed M25XP, I usually needed 10 to 12 seconds of glow plug,...
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    Sticky: No photo attached, but the Swallows & Amazons...

    No photo attached, but the Swallows & Amazons series was a favorite of mine, growing up.
    His non fiction books are good reading also.
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    Sticky: Perhaps a silly idea

    Long Shot.... but call the restaurant where you "maybe perhaps" left the phone and ask them if they can listen for.... the sound of your rring tone when you use another phone and dial your own cell...
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    IF you have a 'modern' solid state multi phase...

    IF you have a 'modern' solid state multi phase charger, yes. If it's an old (1980's era) *ferro-resonant charger, no.
    Our boat is on shore power with the charger "on" all the time it's in the...
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    Same here, both at the pump out dock @ out club...

    Same here, both at the pump out dock @ out club and at the public pump outs. If you want the matching thread, you would need to ID the thread diameter and thread count, from the existing plug. Then...
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    "Tweet!"

    Sounds like (some of) the boarding crew was very green and afflicted with arrogance. Sometimes the combo of uniforms and automatic weapons can do strange things to young minds.
    :(

    Our whistle is...
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    2020 NW Rendezvous Location

    There was a little discussion yesterday about 2020 (next year) at the pot luck. No decision at all, but some are thinking about it.
    While I have enjoyed all of the past destinations, like Maple...
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    Sticky: Actual winds

    So -- we were all sitting around the big breakfast table in Dad's Diner in Annecortes this am and, of course, talking about wind and sailing.
    Lots of favorite web sites and app's mentioned.
    Some...
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    Sticky: If anyone wants to reach me this weekend, mobile...

    If anyone wants to reach me this weekend, mobile # = five-0-three-eight-8-0-eight-five-one-quatro.
    On the docks, on a boat, or near by......
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    Sticky: Showing Up is the main thing

    Hi Scott,
    Remember that "perfection is the enemy of the good".... just Be there!
    :)
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    Sticky: Door Prizes

    There will be door prizes this year.
    Kathy is in charge of that part, as usual.
  23. Interesting problem! My former Universal M25XP...

    Interesting problem!

    My former Universal M25XP had the closed-system pump (antifreeze/coolant side of the system) on the front of the engine, very near the alternator. Our raw water pump was also...
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    Links:...

    Links:
    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?3837-Lazy-Jacks&referrerid=28
    ...
  25. Ericson 23-2 for salle in Portland (CL listing)

    I do not know the seller but the price seems quite reasonable and it's a Mk 2 version.
    Located in Portland, OR....
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    Little bit of thread drift here, but kind of...

    Little bit of thread drift here, but kind of related....
    IF you can source some plain-top Barient or Barlow winches, check out converting them. Some years ago I met the guy that owns a machine shop...
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    A "Saga" about waste

    Actual Vikings would record their exploits in handed-down stories, IIRC.
    Here we share experiences in Threads....

    When I did a rebuild of our boat's HT plumbing and hoses, the adventure (!?) was...
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    Finding vs making

    You Might consider some from Catalina Direct.
    Teak, Plastic, or SS.
    https://www.catalinadirect.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.searchResults

    You can fill the leftover holes with epoxy and top off...
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    Sticky: Update: Friday morning.

    Update: Friday morning.
  30. Another data point

    Our boat was transported on a purpose-built keelboat trailer towed by a class 8 cab -- Alameda CA to PDX.

    Keel bottom sat very low - almost down at axle level. Mast was cushioned and sat in...
  31. Some things never go out of style (or usefulness)

    https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/explorer/Investigation.html?#id=7646

    That link was from this morning's e-magazine article from BoatUS....
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    Sticky: We will book a local motel room.

    We will book a local motel room.
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    Water?

    Harken likes soap and water.
    https://www.harken.com/article.aspx?id=44306

    I have sprayed some Harken MacLube on the rotating parts once a season for over 20 years on our former Harken Mk 2...
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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...
  35. 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:
  40. 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...
  46. 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!
  47. 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...
  48. 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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