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    E35 MkII in the news

    https://sailinganarchy.com/2019/07/24/dad-knows/
  2. End fittings sold.

    End fittings sold.
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    Yup, she is on a can in Monroe Harbor. Should we...

    Yup, she is on a can in Monroe Harbor. Should we start a pool as to when the front will fall off?
  4. We went with Garhaurer rigid vang. Love it. ...

    We went with Garhaurer rigid vang. Love it. Only their directions say to mount the piece to the mast as low as possible. We did. Big mistake. The bottom two bolts go through the mast and into...
  5. To Kapnkd, I just used a couple of bar clamps to...

    To Kapnkd, I just used a couple of bar clamps to squeeze the two halves of the frame together. Seemed to work alright.

    Here are the 18 steps I used to rebuild the portlights on the 1976 E35
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    Simple SS O-rings served to the pulpit on the...

    Simple SS O-rings served to the pulpit on the front end and onto the lower lifeline on the other end.
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    Fairwell rubrails, you will not be missed. With...

    Fairwell rubrails, you will not be missed. With the new larger Foss rudder last year we learned you steer well at all speeds plus going in and out of docks, which you couldn't before. You rubrails...
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    I've got 3 speakers in the cockpit. 2 Stereo, 1...

    I've got 3 speakers in the cockpit. 2 Stereo, 1 VHF radio from the unit mounted in the Nav Station to monitor 16.

    Also in the Chicago Mackinac race, we turn it onto the finish line race committee...
  9. It did brown the paint, the paint lifted and laid...

    It did brown the paint, the paint lifted and laid back down. As I was rebuilding the windows anyway, sanded all of the paint and put new paint on before reinstalling the windows. I'll never get...
  10. Took a heat gun on pretty high heat, hit an area...

    Took a heat gun on pretty high heat, hit an area about 2" X 3" at a time, heated it until it turned pumpkin brown, scraped with small spatula. It would cool quickly and I would re-heat, there would...
  11. I don't know if Flex Seal and Flex Tape have the...

    I don't know if Flex Seal and Flex Tape have the same properties or not. If you plan on NEVER removing it, NEVER having to repair or replace it EVER again, have at it.

    Last year my dad put Flex...
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    Parting out an Ericson 35

    Not mine, saw this on Facebook -
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/sail...essenger_share

    Pretty unique opportunity!
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    Parting out an Ericson 35

    Not mine, just saw this on Facebook -
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/sailboatswapshop/permalink/1546934815442851/?sale_post_id=1546934815442851&ref=messenger_share

    Pretty unique opportunity!
  14. Lessons learned so far: 1. The small portlights...

    Lessons learned so far:
    1. The small portlights re-assemble relatively easy.
    2. The long portlights do not re-assemble at all. I was not a fan of the Catalina suggestion of using silicone on the...
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    I don't get why, but sediment occurs in the...

    I don't get why, but sediment occurs in the bottom of all fuel tanks. We carefully clean the fuel cap each time, we use a funnel with a small screen in it when fueling. And still, dirt accumulates...
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    This is on my to-do list. I would doubt the fuel...

    This is on my to-do list. I would doubt the fuel tank has been cleaned in 42 years. I have looked into something called "Fuel Polishing" where a company comes out, sticks a pressurized jet of fuel...
  17. I asked Catalina Direct for the window gasket...

    I asked Catalina Direct for the window gasket directions. Here they are 26858.

    I've been keeping my step by step list which is different, once done, I'll publish it.

    I didn't have success for...
  18. Aaron, do you have the Catalina Installation...

    Aaron, do you have the Catalina Installation Instructions? I hear they are pretty good. Please scan and email them to me at glenntmccarthy@yahoo.com Thanks!
  19. Now ready to do the rebuild on the 9 port lights....

    Now ready to do the rebuild on the 9 port lights. My question is after reading through these forums:
    This thread suggests using a Catalina Port Light Rebuild Kit that comes with everything - two...
  20. We've got CNG too, but it looks like I'm coming...

    We've got CNG too, but it looks like I'm coming to your marina for tank exchanges - around here a tank exchange is $250!
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    Close the seacock. Remove all hoses and visually...

    Close the seacock. Remove all hoses and visually inspect inside of each. I find using a hair dryer and heating the hose around any connection fitting softens the plastic making it easier to...
  22. Most of us who have been doing these things for a...

    Most of us who have been doing these things for a long time jump right to the solution. However, for a newbie, it is daunting to start out.

    The more you try things on your own, after first...
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    Good stuff Toddster. I have yet to figure out...

    Good stuff Toddster. I have yet to figure out the "liner" ceiling in the boat, all other boats I worked on the ceiling was a solid piece part of the deck. I am rebuilding the windows currently and...
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    I just measured my shoulders (not easy to do!). ...

    I just measured my shoulders (not easy to do!). Just a bit over 24". How about a circle hatch? I too want to put modern aluminum frame hatches.
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    The opening is 17" X 13-1/2" or 20-1/2" on the...

    The opening is 17" X 13-1/2" or 20-1/2" on the diagonal. Much narrower than my shoulders on my 6' 2" 230# body. And it does a terrible job of getting air into the boat. I'd love to cut the whole...
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    E35-2 Forward Cabin Hatch Question

    Has anyone cut a larger hatch opening in the forward cabin hatch? I like the idea of having an escape hatch, that one is way too small to get anyone out. Are there structural issues to consider?...
  27. I sailed on Tenacious, before it was Tenacious. ...

    I sailed on Tenacious, before it was Tenacious. Sailed with the prior owner, Lynn Williams, when it was called "Dora IV." Nice to see the model.
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    To stop leaks coming through the mast, I have...

    To stop leaks coming through the mast, I have seen people cut out what looks like a shape of an upside down icecream cone out of sticky back (that's what we call it, not sure what it is called, but...
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    I believe in a dry bilge. For this winter these...

    I believe in a dry bilge. For this winter these are the projects I need to do to get there:
    1. Remove rub rail on topsides, fill all holes, fair and paint (tons of water coming through when heeled)....
  30. I always wondered how hard it is to remove a wrap...

    I always wondered how hard it is to remove a wrap (that day will come). I found this article - http://www.lucentwraps.com/2014/11/car-wrap-easy-remove/

    After 3 years it gets harder to remove, and...
  31. Still available.

    Still available.
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    Close all of your thru-hulls now. If a pipe...

    Close all of your thru-hulls now. If a pipe freezes, engine freezes, heat exchanger freezes then thaws, down your boat goes.
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    35-2 in Chicago by the name "Eleven." There are 2...

    35-2 in Chicago by the name "Eleven." There are 2 other sisterships here too. Saw another in Racine, WI last summer, heard she was getting new bulkheads. Rumor has it others are looking for 35-2's...
  34. Hi Mark! I'm writing a blog about the...

    Hi Mark!


    I'm writing a blog about the restoration of this boat that should have gone to the woodchipper. Here's the long explanation -...
  35. E35 MII Rub Rail Bow and Back End Fittings

    Make me an offer I can't refuse. Call Six Three Oh 294 Five Oh Five Six.
    - Glenn
  36. After reading through this thread and many others...

    After reading through this thread and many others on the 'net, I'm scratching my head on a new question - There is a grease stud at the top of the rudder post in the deck flange housing, but I do not...
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    Hey Tin - I'm in the middle of a similar...

    Hey Tin -

    I'm in the middle of a similar project on a E35 MkII. I didn't have damage, what I had were old holes that went all the way into the hull that hadn't been filled. In a heavy air sail we...
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    Last year on our 35-2 we added stanchions at the...

    Last year on our 35-2 we added stanchions at the shrouds tilted out 10-degrees (and tilted the ones in between the shrouds and forward pulpit 10-degrees as well). It's easier to hang fenders, it...
  39. I'm in the middle of replacing the flax on the...

    I'm in the middle of replacing the flax on the Ericson 35 MkII, the gland looks like the first on in this post. The old piece of flax looked to be 5/16". For others who have done the replacement on...
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    We did go out for a sail on a windy evening with...

    We did go out for a sail on a windy evening with friends I affectionately called "Crash Test Dummies." I looked with a flashlight to see if any water was coming in at the rubrail height. This was...
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    The drawing Bradh provided was very helpful. We...

    The drawing Bradh provided was very helpful. We removed the rubrail, clearly a replacement one from original. The fiberglass flanges sticking out the side of the boat (one from the deck section, one...
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    The head water intake valve was closed. There is...

    The head water intake valve was closed.
    There is no overboard thru-hull for the head, it goes to a holding tank.
    We have had water in the port bunk pad after rains, but we were not there when it...
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    Thanks Brad. I intend on inspecting first,...

    Thanks Brad.

    I intend on inspecting first, before doing anything. I will look for holes that are not plugged. If there were 6 to 8 holes not plugged, that would be adequate to have caused us our...
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    Sooooo, we got a new larger mainsail, got rid of...

    Sooooo, we got a new larger mainsail, got rid of the undersized original rudder, installed a new Foss rudder, tuned the mast to vertical, went out in a good breeze in two 30 mile races - and she...
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    Ya'all have been very helpful, we'll try the easy...

    Ya'all have been very helpful, we'll try the easy options first and keep whittling away until we have a solution. When I looked at the underbody from the back, 1/2 of the rudder is behind the shape...
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    We didn't broad reach, it was a race, windward /...

    We didn't broad reach, it was a race, windward / leeward. Funny, after sailing all that extra distance (bow wagging back and forth, many wipe outs, etc.) we ended up mid fleet. I expected to be DFL!
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    Full (undersized) mainsail and #3 which is not a...

    Full (undersized) mainsail and #3 which is not a blade, but a shorter hoist with a longer foot were used this day.

    Boat/blades/spars are stock.
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    Ericson 35 Mk II Oscillations

    Bought a tired one, got is sailable and went out in 3'-5' seas and 18-23 knots.

    Going upwind, the bow swung left and right 40-degrees endlessly, it didn't make a difference who was on the wheel (2...
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