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    I seem to remember Guy posted some really good...

    I seem to remember Guy posted some really good info on Lazy Jacks. I did a quick search and could not find it. I am sure there are people on this site with better searching skills than I
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    Sounds like fuel to me. I would start with fuel...

    Sounds like fuel to me. I would start with fuel filters. Crack in filter housing or hoses
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    I would broaden the question. I have a martec...

    I would broaden the question. I have a martec and just llike the better feel of the flow of water over the rudder when near or at hull speed. I hard question to answer. I understand the boat should...
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    I have a 135 and find it about perfect. It is...

    I have a 135 and find it about perfect. It is Dacron and getting a little tired. Has a uv dac furling cover to reduce weight. It is quantum. My friend bought a very nice composite sail from...
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    I think cutting down a memory foam sleeper mat...

    I think cutting down a memory foam sleeper mat may be an option. 2.5 foam is nice. Remember density is different than firmness. Density refers to the amount foam vs air. A minimum of 1.8 and...
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    Rascal red

    I am in the upholstery business. We made sofas from the fabric many moons ago. Very durable and popular in a red and blue. I have not seen it in many years.
  7. I have a cruising asym from a cat 42. I am...

    I have a cruising asym from a cat 42. I am willing to sell it. It fits pretty good. The luff and leach are fine. The foot is a little close to the water if there is no wind and the sail is...
  8. Try motion industries they have always been...

    Try motion industries they have always been helpful. Take sprocket and chain
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    I sail on a mountain lake Winds from 0-30 I...

    I sail on a mountain lake Winds from 0-30 I have a racing 155 for racing but at all other times I sail with a 135. I find the performance difference not that significant on cruise days. Theory...
  10. I have a 38 not a 32. It has drain plugs for...

    I have a 38 not a 32. It has drain plugs for tafg
    I store the boat in the cold. This is what I do
    Cover the boat my mast boot is solid and My cover wraps around the mast above the boom. I use...
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    Polars. If you look at a lot of polars they are...

    Polars. If you look at a lot of polars they are not that different if you find similar boats. There are some e 38 polars on this site same hull design. There is an iPad app I bought Ipolar that...
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    I upgraded to nexus a few years back but that is...

    I upgraded to nexus a few years back but that is all old now. They were bought by garmin and use the same mast fly. I think if I did it again I would look at B&g cruising packages. Nmea 2000. Etc.
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    Sails

    There are many options. Peter at sobstad has been very helpful to me. You can tell him you refered by the e38 in Utah. I have also been happy with the north sails I have purchased over the years....
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    . Rubbing alcohol works great on the soles of my...

    . Rubbing alcohol works great on the soles of my shoes
  15. Thread: "Pro" Tips

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    Works great for jib sheets. Almost eliminates...

    Works great for jib sheets. Almost eliminates catching on the rig during tacks
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    I have racing spinnakers and a 1.5 oz Doyle...

    I have racing spinnakers and a 1.5 oz Doyle gennaker. I don't use the gennaker often and would sell it if you are interested. The answer to your question is a little complicated and really...
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    https://youtu.be/P1n-7czmc14 North sails trim...

    https://youtu.be/P1n-7czmc14

    North sails trim for speed. Great info for 80s designed boats. Always learn something new. Watch sail watch again

    Also Stuart Walker books are very good. The...
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    If your on the inside track. Switch to gaurhauer...

    If your on the inside track. Switch to gaurhauer just awesome. Call first you need to tell them about the height of the t. Schaefer track is a little lower than today’s standard. They will make...
  19. I keep the boat in Utah and have made two covers...

    I keep the boat in Utah and have made two covers from 18 oz vinyl. First one lasted 15 years. Just built second one last year. You need a little over 50 yards. I would be happy to provide some...
  20. Water in cabinet (Hull-Deck Connection?)

    After sailing the last few weeks we have found a little water in the starboard cabinet forward of the galley and wet locker In the area that is known as the entertainment center. We have really...
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    38 cover

    Depending how fancy you want I have built a couple for my e38 I am on cover 2. fiirst one lasted about 15-20 years here in Utah
    Pm me and I will happy to impart what I have learned and walk you...
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    Scupper hoses should be a annual check item. All...

    Scupper hoses should be a annual check item. All ours have been replaced. In addition Ericsons method of attachment could have been done better. Not up to 2018 standards.
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    Fwiw a surveyor, may want to tap the area with a ...

    Fwiw a surveyor, may want to tap the area with a light ball hammer and listen for soft spots If done correctly a dry spot will sound more like a ping a wet spot or core more like a thud. My...
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    Although I really like the bow sprit idea this is...

    Although I really like the bow sprit idea this is what we did mostly for cost and it did not affect my PHRF rating.
    Purchased an asym runner designed for racing.
    The trick with an asym for racing...
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    I had similar issue. Thru hull screen was getting...

    I had similar issue. Thru hull screen was getting clogged. Removed screen added forespar water basket many years ago. Another time had carbon in exhaust manifold at top of u. Cleaned out improved...
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    Recently I was informed that most sails no matter...

    Recently I was informed that most sails no matter the brand come from the same loft overseas. I understand North has its own loft but that many of the others share.
    That being said different...
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    Thank you all Very enlightening. I will keep...

    Thank you all
    Very enlightening. I will keep you posted as I work through this.
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    Ais. Radar. Thoughts.

    Our boat has an Ais receiver. Last yr at night we were motoring up from Mexico. Had two people on watch. A Mexican fishing boat came out of the dark abyss. Very little lights. No transmitting...
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    I did a main halyard this year with Yale...

    I did a main halyard this year with Yale Christiline
    I used 3/8 9.5 mm
    Did the splices myself
    Very Happy holds much better in my older clutch than Samson warpspeed on the jib halyard
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    I happen to agree with Christian and it is all...

    I happen to agree with Christian and it is all relative to your purpose.

    Our boat, a 38, with a nice kevlar 155 and a not so nice dacron 135. will tack through about 100 degrees
    Both sails are...
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    Sailgrib as well as some other programs have...

    Sailgrib as well as some other programs have quite a bit of Polar data.
    You can get a fair starting point using a few of these
    Iregatta will keep track of your data if you manually enter wind...
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    our boat is a freshwater boat and has a a few...

    our boat is a freshwater boat and has a a few blisters now and again. After the initial panic and after reading a lot and getting some advice from Guy I came to the following
    The blisters will not...
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    FWIW I tend to agree with above. our family had...

    FWIW
    I tend to agree with above.
    our family had a 32-2 many years ago.

    Poor tuning, to much sail causing the problem
    Hard to steer because
    1. underpowered fall off the wind
    2. overpowered...
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    cover

    I just replaced winter cover first one lasted since 2000
    Here our my thoughts. Keep the boat in utah at 6000 feet altititude. It gets lots of snow. lighter than the east cost though

    1.Only...
  35. signet used to be the best but I would upgrade to nmea 2000 many vendors

    I just went through the process with an upper end B&G system. I decided to fix the parts that needed fixing I found most of them on ebay. bought old working systems and mixed and matched. I...
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    just got notice of a 38 in Redondo beach for sail...

    just got notice of a 38 in Redondo beach for sail on yacht world
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    Very nice trailer for sale on sailing anarchy

    Looks like it would work for many boats.
    http://sailinganarchy.com/classifieds/show-ad/?id=3332
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    on question always leads to more What version of...

    on question always leads to more
    What version of 32 is it?
    Do you have a trailer?
    Do you ever pla on moving it again
    Which Keel does does your 32 have.

    The question is all about height width...
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    I left mine for a week before I could get the...

    I left mine for a week before I could get the cover on
    caused big time issues spent a winter repairing the bulges
    If painted in a dark color cover as soon as it is out of the water
  40. I keep my 38 in Utah at about 6000 feet of...

    I keep my 38 in Utah at about 6000 feet of altitude Gets down to -10 or -15 in January

    Some winters I keep the boat in the water others on the hard. I am building a new winter cover now
    I have...
  41. Thread: New Ericson

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    Not sure looks like a 39b to me. Came out after...

    Not sure looks like a 39b to me. Came out after the 39 flush deck prior to the 38
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    Do you get water in the bilge when engine runs...

    Do you get water in the bilge when engine runs but not in gear in slip
    Do you get water engine in forward in slip
    Do you get water engine in reverse in slip
    Do you have a hose clamp on the shaft...
  43. The float switch seems to last a couple years....

    The float switch seems to last a couple years. Every spring mine acts up on the shower sump. This year I solved it. Boat showers are short. Removed the float switch When I turn head switch to...
  44. I just saw the post and have a few comments I...

    I just saw the post and have a few comments

    I often fly our chute short shorthanded (by Shorthanded have done with 2 but can do with 4 crew .
    Pic below there are four on the boat.

    Pole I...
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    there is a ericson 32-2 in Bear Lake Utah Owner...

    there is a ericson 32-2 in Bear Lake Utah
    Owner bought a 32-3
    has a trailer
    I will see the owner this weekend
    Has been on the hard for a year
    Fresh water boat
    Diesel engine. Tran may need work...
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    e38

    I believe my instruments were calibrated at the time. We had the original instruments on the boat. It was in the early 80's we had loran but no GPS
    Max was 14.1 down a wave in 30-35 knots of wind...
  47. no shoal for whats its worth unless absolutely required

    In our marina we have both a shoal draft version and the competition keel version. Safety wise i would think they are both fine. However if you want to race I would rule out the shoal version. It...
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    Gennaker for what is is worth

    I have a 1.5 oz Gennaker for our 38. I don't use it much.
    It works ok off the anchor roller.
    There are many setups and the one you choose can be determined by What you want to use the boat for,...
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    I think different years have different masts. ...

    I think different years have different masts. Ours is an 81.
    A couple little things can make a difference
    1. Make sure boat is into the wind
    2. Make sure backstay is not really tight (curve...
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    I found one a few years back- homedepot maybe a good start

    https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Brass-FB111-Americana-Polished/dp/B00RGN3JPM/ref=sr_1_21?s=kitchen-bath&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1500585163&sr=1-21&keywords=2+hole+kitchen+sink+faucet&refinements=p_85%3A2470...
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