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    I would be more than happy to help you out, if...

    I would be more than happy to help you out, if you would like another set of eyes! I live just west of Waukesha... just pm me for contact information
  2. South Port Marina in Kenosha

    You may want to check South Port Marina in Kenosha WI; 24 miles south of Milwaukee. No affiliation!
  3. Ken, thank you! Exactly what I was looking...

    Ken,

    thank you! Exactly what I was looking for!

    :egrin:
  4. does anyone know the actual lenght on a 32-3 mast?

    looking to transport the mast off of a 32-3 this fall; wondering how long a trailer we would need? I have a friend with a 44' enclosed car trailer... will it fit?

    thanks!
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    ToD distance racing handicap (DHCP) 171... ...

    ToD distance racing handicap (DHCP) 171...

    The sail maker that built our Genoa sits on the PHRF board for Lake Michigan. I called him and asked about our rating adjustments. He told me that 1)...
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    we start with a base of 168 -3 for over sized...

    we start with a base of 168

    -3 for over sized mainsail (not sure why on this)
    3 roller head sail fuller credit
    9 credit for converting from pole tacked spinnaker to center-lined tacked...
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    2019 Lake Michigan PHRF rating...

    So we get our renewed PHRF for Lake Michigan... we're getting a 3 second/mile penalty for having a shoal draft keel for distance racing!!!! Also getting a 6 second penalty for having an asymmetrical...
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    this boat is in the same marina as the boat i...

    this boat is in the same marina as the boat i sail on... look good!
  9. pictures from the race!

    one of the sites I like looking at... and found this!

    https://janpix.smugmug.com/Events/Race-to-the-Straits-2019/i-6PX6wJV/A
  10. our traveler is attached to it also... we...

    our traveler is attached to it also... we defiantly want to clean it up as it looks bad...
  11. Ericson 32-3 deck cover over the companion way hatch that the tralver attaches too

    Has anyone removed this piece of deck (it has a bunch of screws)? On ours the caulking where it meets the cabin top looks bad - we would like to remove this to clean the joint before re-caulking it.
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    check out the picture of the center hatch (deck...

    check out the picture of the center hatch (deck view) of the lines through the deck organizers...

    makes me wonder...
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    we used to keep our car batteries warm at night...

    we used to keep our car batteries warm at night is sub-zero weather with a "trouble" light with a 60 watt light bulb (not a CFL or LED!). Amazing how warm they get and the always come on after a...
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    Pointing Ability is a combination of things.. Jib...

    Pointing Ability is a combination of things.. Jib shape and age (and genoa car position), head stay tension and the helms man! We have found that the boat does not like to be "pinched" unless there...
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    Racy indeed.. wonder if it has a "adjustable jack...

    Racy indeed.. wonder if it has a "adjustable jack stay".

    Where on the Great Lakes are you?
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    we're at 174 for a spinnaker rating, 180 without...

    we're at 174 for a spinnaker rating, 180 without on Lake Michigan. We have a 155% on a furler, folding prop, and shallow draft (gave us a measly 3 sec/mile)... not that we pay attention either......
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    Congratulations!

    Great job :egrin: The 32-3's are fast in the right conditions...
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    25550 Picture of the asymmetric that came...

    25550

    Picture of the asymmetric that came with the boat (second from the left)! It's 35' on the hoist (including the snuffer); under sized by about 8'; we tried it a few times.. jib did better...
  19. hydraulic backstay adjuster pressure relief valve setting on 32-3

    Thinking about adding a hydraulic backstay adjuster to an Ericson 32-3; seems that the manufactures have gone away from gauges and installed pressure relief valves to prevent over-tensioning of the...
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    I like the way you winterize the scuppers -I...

    I like the way you winterize the scuppers -I would have forgotten about them! Point of my post was to point out that some of the boats are plumbed different - and I'm with you - not sure why!
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    cool :egrin: seems some boats are "plumbed"...

    cool :egrin: seems some boats are "plumbed" different!
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    Double check the actual "plumbing" of your...

    Double check the actual "plumbing" of your scupper hoses as the outboard ones on our 32-3 connect to the "Y" that goes to the drain under the sink, not the inner set.
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    finally got a pic of ours 25493

    finally got a pic of ours

    25493
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    thinking more about it, I agree - I'm leaving it...

    thinking more about it, I agree - I'm leaving it alone..

    thanks!
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    the "date that shall not be named"

    this Wednesday... sad day indeed.. but gives us time to do maintenance as it's hard to do when there is nice weather to go sailing :egrin:
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    Ericson 32-3 cradle question

    Doing maintenance before the boat gets pulled this Wednesday; replacing the carpet pads, had one pad bracket break! (getting that fixed). Question: the part of the cradle where the keel sits is...
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    We have found the when we have more that 20...

    We have found the when we have more that 20 degrees of heel consistently and more than two spokes of weather helm, we are over powered. Need to change something, reef the main or the jib. In your...
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    true wind of 18 to 20, broad reaching would give...

    true wind of 18 to 20, broad reaching would give you about 12 to 14 apparent wind with a boat speed of 6+ knots surfing; not too much for a 155 at all. Upwind, definitely a reef in the main, maybe...
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    thanks Ken... you have great ideas! I was...

    thanks Ken... you have great ideas! I was thinking that they are one piece units, but your correct that they are not. I really like the idea of stacking a second three on top of what we have.....
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    after seeing this thread...

    we are looking into adding the downhaul lines for the forward end of the main for our two reefs. We currently have a Schaefer triple deck organizer; thinking about replacing it with a double stack...
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    thought had crossed my mind... we have too much...

    thought had crossed my mind... we have too much history with the current boat to do that :egrin:

    not really a big deal as the boat is awesome when we crack the sheets...
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    Has anyone replaced a keel?

    I've have this crazy idea... look into swapping a shoal draft keel for the deep draft keel on a 32-3. But before i go looking for a keel, I was wondering if anyone has dropped their keel for...
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    Rope Clutch sizing

    We need to add an additional rope clutch to our deck house - the rope size is 10mm - should we get the Lewmar DC2 that handles 8-10mm or the one that handles 10-12mm????

    opinions??


    thanks...
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    great idea! (not sure why I didn't think of...

    great idea! (not sure why I didn't think of that...)
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    Winch bolt patterns

    We have a Barient 18 and an Andersen 18st on our deck house - I would like to swap the positions of the winches. I REALLY do not want to drill holes! Does anyone know if the bolt patterns are the...
  36. We do - that works 99.8% of the time. we have...

    We do - that works 99.8% of the time. we have the issue the most often when we unroll the jib; my owner would like a solution...
  37. looking for Ideas to prevent jib sheets from catching forward hatch

    We have the original Lewmar Superhatch on the 32-3 I sail on - the jib sheets sometimes catch on the lip of the hatch. Ideas to prevent this from happening?
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    this thread has a good bit of information for...

    this thread has a good bit of information for you!

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?15133-Ericson-32-3-Fin-Keel-vs-Shoal-Keel-question&highlight=32-3+shoal
  39. I just asked this......

    I just asked this... http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?15912-saw-a-picture-of-a-block-mounted-on-the-anchor-roller-on-a-32-3

    I installed it last week (I used the recommended...
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    definitely a few in Kenosha :egrin:

    definitely a few in Kenosha :egrin:
  41. Update - called Hatchmasters - they found a...

    Update - called Hatchmasters - they found a "mushroom" for our Super Hatch!

    I'll go there first for any hatch or port lights we need in the future... :egrin:
  42. I will call them in the morning. Thanks!

    I will call them in the morning.

    Thanks!
  43. this is the part we broke.... ...

    this is the part we broke....

    https://hatchmasters.com/product/lewmar-lp-mp-mushroom-cap/

    not sure if this will fit the Superhatch model..
  44. Lewmar Superhatch replacement "mushroom"

    We had one of the forward hatch "mushrooms" break - the handle is fine, just the part that goes through the hatch itself. Any suggestions on a replacement as Lewmar does not have parts anymore..
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    update - we do have the wing halyards - (only one...

    update - we do have the wing halyards - (only one is installed though)! The pictures match exactly what we have - SS guard included.
    thanks again to all who replied

    :egrin:
  46. Bruce, yours was the picture i saw! thanks -...

    Bruce,

    yours was the picture i saw! thanks - I'm going with the Schaefer 9027 as well, but going to bolt it on using thin head SS bolts so that the anchor can be left on as well

    Thanks again...
  47. saw a picture of a block mounted on the anchor roller on a 32-3

    We need to mount a block to our anchor roller for our new asymmetrical spinnaker; i saw on this site a picture of a SS bale attached to the stock bow anchor roller. I cannot find it! I am wonder...
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    thanks.. just what i was looking for! :egrin:

    thanks.. just what i was looking for!

    :egrin:
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    the mast does have halyard slots that are unused...

    the mast does have halyard slots that are unused above the boom. any pictures of the front top of a stock 32-3 masthead would be helpful!
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    adding spinnaker haylard to 32-3

    we currently do not have a spinnaker halyard on the 32-3 that I sail on. I don't have pictures of the mast head either! Anyone have pictures of the masthead of a stock Kenyon spar with a spinnaker...
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