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    you doubled on the head gasket? why?

    you doubled on the head gasket? why?
  2. now that gave me a chuckle!

    now that gave me a chuckle!
  3. Try covering the scratches with something like...

    Try covering the scratches with something like clear polyurethane and then either leave it or buff it out. Please don't start with 200 grit, i think it's too agressive! Start with at least 1000 and...
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    out of curiosity, your lower end didn't need any...

    out of curiosity, your lower end didn't need any work? my experience has always been that blown head gaskets were a symptom of a worn lower but right now i have a non marine engine that seems like...
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    Depends on the size outboard. The smaller 4...

    Depends on the size outboard. The smaller 4 strokes are are single cylinder and do vibrate, especially when turned at high rpm. The 2 cylinder 4 strokes are smooth but they are monsters (compared to...
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    is that how motor sailers are made?

    is that how motor sailers are made?
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    i wondered if the butyl tape from compass or...

    i wondered if the butyl tape from compass or sailrite was different than the regular type I bought on amazon. i did notice mine turned to sidewalk chewing gum as soon as it got warm.
  8. interested in the whisker pole, still available?...

    interested in the whisker pole, still available? thanks.
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    walk away? what's the most you would spend on...

    walk away? what's the most you would spend on this boat taking into account that the bow tip is completely cracked and it needs complete repair? take that number and lower it by 1/4 then make your...
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    to me it looks like an anchoring mishap if...

    to me it looks like an anchoring mishap if anything.

    how does the shape of the bow look from the outside? maybe take a straight edge to everything that should be straight and check it, don't...
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    I used amazon Butyl tape and it works excellent...

    I used amazon Butyl tape and it works excellent but I don't recommend it for very hot weather like our 100+ inland heat.
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    Hi Todster, thanks for that info it helped me a...

    Hi Todster, thanks for that info it helped me a lot! you are correct, that point is where one would attach the block for the spinnaker halyard. Wish I would had known before having the forestay made...
  13. interesting. i thought about the same dynamic you...

    interesting. i thought about the same dynamic you describe on my e25 because the mast post sits on the floor liner and there's some flex there. I came to the conclusion that it didn't matter much...
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    nice video, thanks. your boat looks bigger than a...

    nice video, thanks. your boat looks bigger than a 32 there.
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    sounds like my situation, i also wasn't looking...

    sounds like my situation, i also wasn't looking for performance so i went with sta set. comes in blue as well.
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    i just bought new sheets and halyards for my boat...

    i just bought new sheets and halyards for my boat and this is what i've learned:

    the size of line you buy is mostly dictated by your block sizes, too big a sheet and it won't feed smoothly. wider...
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    not it all the time, just to get the twist out.

    not it all the time, just to get the twist out.
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    let it drag in the water while underway.

    let it drag in the water while underway.
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    Forestay attachment point masthead

    hi all,

    where should the forestay (via toggle) attach to the casting? Is it the hole where the pin is pointing (not using that pin) or the hole below it closer to the mast (where there already is...
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    Sure it will move you in a dead calm but you'll...

    Sure it will move you in a dead calm but you'll probably have the power to weight ratio of an iceberg.

    Do you have an outboard mount already installed there? If not, procuring and installing the...
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    If the sail maker can't provide it here I've...

    If the sail maker can't provide it here I've converted it into the vector format needed:

    27709

    Its taken off a medium resolution image so it's a little funky around the edges but will look fine...
  22. Thread: Busting Dust

    by gabriel
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    like a clean room, the idea is that if you had a...

    like a clean room, the idea is that if you had a blower providing filtered air to the interior of the boat it would create positive pressure inside the cabin of your boat and this prevent any outside...
  23. Thread: Busting Dust

    by gabriel
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    Build a positive air system for your boat, or you...

    Build a positive air system for your boat, or you can just dust often.
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    What a terrible way to die RIP. That crew is...

    What a terrible way to die RIP. That crew is going to have to answer some serious questions soon. the fact that the cook is normally preparing breakfast at the time of the fire and topside access is...
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    i've used the vacuum pump like the one below to...

    i've used the vacuum pump like the one below to suck out fuel:
    ...
  26. Congratulations! Is your ericson the centerboard...

    Congratulations! Is your ericson the centerboard version or the 25+?
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    maybe the hose you're looking for is coming off a...

    maybe the hose you're looking for is coming off a thru hull instead of the freshwater tank?
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    what does the broker get by trying to sell you a...

    what does the broker get by trying to sell you a boat that belongs to someone else?
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    IF it's treated with dyne and that's a big fat...

    IF it's treated with dyne and that's a big fat IF. nothing worse than a diesel engine with a smelly leaky fuel pump/injectors even though it runs perfectly.
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    Count on replacing an engine soon, the old ones...

    Count on replacing an engine soon, the old ones just aren't holding up well with the introduction of Ultra Low Sulfur diesel.
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    Congratulations, it's a nice boat.

    Congratulations, it's a nice boat.
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    Restoring a yacht this size is a huge effort but...

    Restoring a yacht this size is a huge effort but it can be done slowly while you enjoy the boat. If you have the time and money I say go for it! I would offer 13 though =)
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    I'm not set on any type of rope really, AMSteel...

    I'm not set on any type of rope really, AMSteel what I was given to use to as a low stretch rope to use on centerboard pendant but i'm open to anything really. The .02 was exactly what I was looking...
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    Jib halyard question E25

    Hi all,

    1975 Ericson 25 needs a a new jib halyard. Here's the question: The halyard is 3/16 wire to 5/16 rope. Is there any reason to not just make the whole length of halyard out of 5/16 AM...
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    I wouldn't take anyone's word on it I would...

    I wouldn't take anyone's word on it I would measure it myself--twice!
  36. Thread: Tool Reviews

    by gabriel
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    the hex shank bits are meant to be used with a...

    the hex shank bits are meant to be used with a cordless impact driver (funny looking drill without the chuck). i bought a set that came with one of these and find it more useful than even thecdrill...
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    coastguard translation: turn on your bilge pump!

    coastguard translation: turn on your bilge pump!
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    You never know, maybe the Kapitän had the idea of...

    You never know, maybe the Kapitän had the idea of converting it into a catamaran.
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    Bruce that is exactly what i needed to know, i...

    Bruce that is exactly what i needed to know, i just didn't know it!
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    yes for sure VHF, toilet paper holder was my...

    yes for sure VHF, toilet paper holder was my attempt at being funny.
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    Anyone know what this is for?

    Came with the spare parts on my E25, along with what seems like a wooden cover plate (not pictured) that doesn't really fit (same wood, same finish, same size though). I do know that toilet paper...
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    have you checked your diesel tank for algae? if...

    have you checked your diesel tank for algae? if it's growing there it will make its way into the filter and clog it enough so it will run but you can't develop full power.
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    Similar to a post a week back... My Ericson...

    Similar to a post a week back...

    My Ericson is 25 feet so built in refrigeration isn't really a practical option. I like the 12 volt portable fridge units designed for off-roading (overlanding)...
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    Have you considered maybe just a portable DC...

    Have you considered maybe just a portable DC fridge? The good ones aren't cheap (about the same price as the unit you're looking at) but it keep the sodas so cold that when I open them they...
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    I personally wouldn't use gelcoat to repair...

    I personally wouldn't use gelcoat to repair this. From the pic it looks like the stanchion base doesn't have non skid texture molded into it. Remove stanchion, clean and sand area smooth. "Fair"...
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    Jason, Haven you gotten a chance to look at...

    Jason,

    Haven you gotten a chance to look at Roscoe's blog about building his ericson 25? He goes into pretty good detail on this exact topic and many others relating to our boat:
    ...
  47. Hi Jason, I have the same boat (mines a '75...

    Hi Jason,

    I have the same boat (mines a '75 hull #260) but I haven't had a chance to sail her since buying her last October. From what I've seen there's a pin that goes through the bow stem that...
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    I've found that location of the wireless speaker...

    I've found that location of the wireless speaker is important in getting good sound. This is usually an area where the sound can better dissipate from speaker like facing it toward corner or wall...
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    maybe the boat belongs to someone who is handicap.

    maybe the boat belongs to someone who is handicap.
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    Have you gone through the entire length of the...

    Have you gone through the entire length of the hose from valve to cockpit fitting?
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