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    I have been using Cetol on hand rails and it does...

    I have been using Cetol on hand rails and it does not last over a year and I really do not like the appearance. So I hope that someone else has experience with this product.
    Either that.... or...
  2. Reinventing the Past

    I see that the patterns of the 50''s and 60's are coming back!
    Found this with a search. Just match those scars to this example... :)
  3. Ouch.....

    First, apply the cutting board to the head of the offending crew.
    :(
    I have removed small blemishes with a cotton rag and acetone. Given he depth of the plastic laminate, it should be possible to...
  4. And we are all excited for you! :) You have done...

    And we are all excited for you! :)
    You have done more "due diligence" than a lot of buyers ever do.

    Keep us posted as as you find new problems and new solutions, and post up some pix. That is a...
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    Mr. Collins explains how he chose the particular...

    Mr. Collins explains how he chose the particular compound of 'butyl' that he sells. Sounds pretty convincing to me, anyway. I bought some from him, and it has worked great for bedding some deck...
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    Abrupt Stop stories

    Ouch! :p

    Our river has some concrete to run into during the fall lower-water season.
    Setting a turning mark for racing too close to the Vancouver side can bring keels into contact with the...
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    Polite and refined bunch of "Vikings"... I...

    Polite and refined bunch of "Vikings"...
    I thought that someone, considering that the product is used to prevent galling of dissimilar surfaces, would suggest a Risqué use of the 8 # tub !
    :devil:
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    Good Question, and Hard to Answer

    Does the inside of the stem show stress or repairs? I suspect a collision with something hard, at a pretty good combined speed. Could be years in the past.
    It's really hard to flex the boat enough...
  9. Being a cheapskate/sailor, I use "Preview" , a...

    Being a cheapskate/sailor, I use "Preview" , a surprisingly powerful photo app built in to the MacOS.
    I used to own/use the Light version of Photoshop, but they changed it to subscription product...
  10. "Just lay the monitor on its side....."

    Dragged to the desktop and rotated.
    :)
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    Get the prop checked to be sure that the blades...

    Get the prop checked to be sure that the blades are all the same pitch, and also balanced??
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    Probably best to focus on how it "handles' , as...

    Probably best to focus on how it "handles' , as long as it runs thru the blocks OK.
    You have an aft traveler, IIRC. Might also be a time to add a pennant to connect the upper block with the boom. We...
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    The product in the vendor picture looks just like...

    The product in the vendor picture looks just like the HE on our former M25XP. One question tho: will there also be a need to change the stamped steel "saddle" that is bolted to the bell housing for...
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    Hmmmmmm.......

    Strictly as a temporary "get you going again" idea I have seen (somewhere on the vastness of the WWW) a picture of a clever wood/epoxy motor mount 'box' that clipped onto the lower rungs of the...
  15. Diagnosing the problem

    You might also do what I did when trouble-shooting our former Universal wiring harness and "trailer plugs". I bought an inexpensive laser pointer temperature reader. These seem to start at about $20....
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    I thought he was gone on a Viking Quest......

    I thought he was gone on a Viking Quest... seeking the legendary and elusive 'vacuum leak'.
    :devil:
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    Possible Solution

    Seattle Swap Meet, Sept 14... be early for best pickings....
    :cool:
  18. Link to a List

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/entry.php?650-Marine-Survey-Check-List
  19. Those Darned "trailer plugs'

    For a nice example of engine re-wiring "done right" check out Bob's (aka Supersailor) pix on this site.
    Interesting comment about harness length, as ours had five or six feet of excess cabling...
  20. Dragged off and rotated. Sometimes the site...

    Dragged off and rotated. Sometimes the site software does this, and it is a mystery to me.
    I wonder if, like other boats in that part of the world, it is perpetually "half the age" of boats further...
  21. Thread: Hosed

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    Just checked the WM site and they do sell bilge...

    Just checked the WM site and they do sell bilge hose in several flavors....
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    Nice looking E-36C

    Thanks Tom, and I did not even know that Facebook ran ads.
    We do not use that site; it's too insecure.

    Now I ponder the splintering of the market place, what with CL and several other private...
  23. Thanks for the new video

    Dad even takes orders... sometimes....
    :)

    As Young Mister Grace used to tell his staff ( @ Grace Brothers) at the end of an episode: "You've all done Very Very Well!"
  24. Transferring Diesel from tank to can(s)

    I need to remove about 10 gallons from our diesel tank. Recently noticed a small seepage from (my guess) a hidden welded seam along the bottom.
    Local 'ace' *welder sez he can try to patch it once...
  25. Measure the "I" distance and confirm which rig...

    Measure the "I" distance and confirm which rig you have. Regular or Tall. From the data I find on-line there is a 2.5 foot difference. The height of the mast (and fore triangle) will determine the...
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    Is there a name (even if faded) on that boat?

    Is there a name (even if faded) on that boat?
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    Drip BeGone!

    1- I would re-route, somehow a little, the exhaust hose so prevent future problems. I just had our 1995 PSS seal rebuilt a few months ago. I could have moved the ss piece in another quarter inch and...
  28. Headin' down the Highway, Lookin' for Adventure.........

    What we learned, a couple of decades ago, was that boat transport involves several facets.
    Basic cast is mileage. It costs XX cents per mile to move cargo. I did not (too much) stress about the cost...
  29. Interesting to see this engine fitted into the...

    Interesting to see this engine fitted into the Olson engine compartment. Someone had to glass in a custom bed log holder. Engine looks like it sits higher, too, and more forward toward the batteries....
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    I betcha that most of us like whatever brand that...

    I betcha that most of us like whatever brand that we have.... I have had no problems with a Raymarrine ST-60 Depth sounder for way over a decade, for instance. Our near-new Lowrance Plotter can...
  31. Your hull is/should be... solid layup and an...

    Your hull is/should be... solid layup and an inside transducer should work fine.
    AFAIK some transducers will be slightly attenuated by the hull fiberglass and the depth range will be diminished.
    A...
  32. Ericson 38 reference in a UK magazine article

    New issue of Practical Boat Owner arrived today. It's always a good read, and on pg 62 - 63, there is an article on buffing out gel coat... on the author's E-38.
    That caught me off guard!
    If you...
  33. (Chuckle.....) Yup, it speaks, but not all of us...

    (Chuckle.....) Yup, it speaks, but not all of us have equal listening skills.... :D Or, sailing skills....

    My O-34 rates about 99 down in SF Bay, FWIW.
    Around here with a smaller jib it would...
  34. Darn!

    Sorry for the disappointment!
    That broker, at some point, is going to be getting acquainted with an attorney. Probably not yours, but one representing a less-forgiving person...
    You are out time...
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    Truly excellent and thanks for taking the trouble...

    Truly excellent and thanks for taking the trouble to edit and post this.
    :egrin:
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    Filter location change...

    Friend of mine owned an E-33 with a Universal M25, for over 20 years, and had long ago converted to a remote filter.
    I sent your question over and his reply follows:

    " The system I installed on...
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    Spar notes

    I was down at the boat reorganizing my "boat notebook" and remembered this question.
    Our boat has the Tall Rig, and someone at EY even scribed those words on the top of our lower spreader root -...
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    Thanks much for the update -- file under "hard...

    Thanks much for the update -- file under "hard won wisdom"... :)

    While you are contemplating the exhaust - like that longer run to the transom, be aware that an OEM hose from the 80's can, by...
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    No wisdom, just experiences..... :)...

    No wisdom, just experiences.....
    :)
    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/entry.php?530-Forepeak-Hull-Ceilings-More-Pix

    And look at the blog entry before this one. It turned into more of a...
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    Placing Formica (R) laminate

    I have used epoxy for this specifically because I needed to slightly move around the new laminate surface before the "glue" was allowed to cure. This was on the galley counter and also on the hull...
  41. Potential Port light problems

    Maybe I am mis-reading the question, but note that the cabin ports are mounted thru frp which is bonded to teak-faced plywood inside. There is no (end grain balsa) deck coring there because this is...
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    Kenyon mast head Trivia

    Couple days ago I was replacing both the old spinnaker halyards. The Kenyon spar has a sheave box built in to the mast head that provides a jib halyard under the forestay, and on each side a sheave...
  43. Making a List, Checking it Twice....

    The check list referenced in this thread might prove helpful.
    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/entry.php?650-Marine-Survey-Check-List
  44. Heh! One of our posters here sails a lovely...

    Heh!
    One of our posters here sails a lovely restored E-35-2 in SF.
    He said that you need three things to own a boat: Time, Money, and Skill. "Any two will do!"

    :)
  45. I have heard that some EY hull sections did have...

    I have heard that some EY hull sections did have some coring in the bow sections, maybe the racing-oriented 70's 34. Perhaps.

    AFAIK all of the 80's hull series (26+ thru 38-200) were solid layup....
  46. Wonder why the broker ad tells nothing about the...

    Wonder why the broker ad tells nothing about the engine? FWIW, the Yanmar may be newer than the hull; most of these models were built with a Universal 32 hp. Either is a good engine.
    By the mid-late...
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    Problem Smell......

    In reviewing this thread I realized that I was puzzled by the reference to an allergy to diesel, that seemed to be provoked by the presence of the diesel engine.
    Unless the present engine has a lot...
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    I might be misunderstanding the proposed...

    I might be misunderstanding the proposed solution, but if an aluminum plate is glued or glassed into the bottom where the sail drive used to live, both the insurance company and any surveyor are...
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    The block in the referenced link is rated at 3K...

    The block in the referenced link is rated at 3K safe working load, and that is a line size that would be normal for a main sheet for many of our boats. By comparison your SS shrouds are likely rated...
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    Block sizing

    When you find the block configuration on the Garhauer site, click on the exact one and read the specs.
    Note the maximum line size and be sure that your line will not bind in the cheeks.
    I long ago...
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