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    Here's a recent thread with a bunch of...

    Here's a recent thread with a bunch of purchase-focused, survey-related items of examination and consideration. The 80s-90s E32's don't have any particular quirks that I've seen come up on the...
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    Hard to comment on specific listings without...

    Hard to comment on specific listings without seeing the specific listings, but you'll find a number of 32-3 / 32-200 owners here who love their boats, myself included. The 32-200 was made by Pacific...
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    I used Te-Ka 2-part cleaner, which brightened the...

    I used Te-Ka 2-part cleaner, which brightened the teak considerably from its dead grey, but is very toxic stuff and Te-Ka Part 1 leaves marks on the gelcoat if you don't get it off in time. I think...
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    Race Report - 2019 Jack & Jill

    Last Saturday was the final of the three "Triple Crown" races, the single/doublehanded race series put on by Sloop Tavern Yacht Club in Puget Sound. I once again raced non-flying sails, as I still...
  5. Can you get scratches out of formica countertops?

    Hi all,

    When tasked to divvy up some sandwiches, a recent crewmember decided the bare countertops were adequate cutting boards all on their own. Now I have knife marks in my galley - is it...
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    Hey, definitely interested in talking about the...

    Hey, definitely interested in talking about the drifters / chutes. I'll send a message.
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    Congrats and welcome to the fam! Would love to...

    Congrats and welcome to the fam! Would love to see pics and hear about the projects :)
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    Thanks! A lot of people tell me that they're...

    Thanks! A lot of people tell me that they're surprised it's a 32. Do any other 32-3 owners run into this? I know there's more beam than the 70s versions, but everyone's always mistaking it for a 34...
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    Couple vids of E32-3 under sail

    Seattle Yacht Club cruise n' snooze sailboat rendezvous was this weekend, short non-flying sails race to get us from Seattle-side to Port Madison on Saturday and then back on Sunday. My gf and I won...
  10. Got deeper into this post-vacation and found that...

    Got deeper into this post-vacation and found that the original Qest pipe must've had a hole blow out in it, because the (now-failing) fix by a PO was three hose clamps around a bit of rubber tubing...
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    I think there's a lot to be said about this, and...

    I think there's a lot to be said about this, and am not quite sure where to start...

    My first year of boat ownership's anniversary was last week. My first year of sailing AT ALL was a few months...
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    North will definitely have an Ericson logo in...

    North will definitely have an Ericson logo in their library for you, otherwise hopefully someone here has it saved.. I couldn't find in the downloads section. All the old links appear busted.

    As...
  13. Thread: Busting Dust

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    Positive air like one fan exhausting, one fan...

    Positive air like one fan exhausting, one fan doing intake?
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    Nothing inappropriate about the subject... ...

    Nothing inappropriate about the subject...

    Puget Sound is rife with driftwood. It's all over the place, from small sticks to entire trees floating in the water. Some are polite and horizontal...
  15. Thread: Busting Dust

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    Busting Dust

    Just returned to my boat after a couple weeks abroad, and it's humbling and gross to see all the dust that's had a chance to settle on the ground. Also, I just brought a blanket from the V berth to...
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    Do people usually put brand logos on a headsail?...

    Do people usually put brand logos on a headsail? I usually only see it on top of the main.
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    I think he just purchased the books from Amazon...

    I think he just purchased the books from Amazon :) If Jeff Bezos was into sailboat deliveries, there are a few on the east coast I would've looked harder at..
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    Just as one example that I've learned on my own...

    Just as one example that I've learned on my own boat, the cushions and fabric on that boat look super tired. Definitely original fabric, so almost guaranteed original foam as well. It will crush...
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    Do you have a posting? That's a low price tag but...

    Do you have a posting? That's a low price tag but hard to give specifics without seeing specifics.
  20. I just had new sails bent on, went with a dacron...

    I just had new sails bent on, went with a dacron cross-cut full batten mainsail and a 135% (#2) genoa made from cruising laminate - went with Dimension-Polyant's "Tec" fabric finished with white...
  21. Many thanks!!

    Many thanks!!
  22. Do you (or anyone) know the size of the grey...

    Do you (or anyone) know the size of the grey freshwater tubing? Thanks for the tip on the qest stuff.
  23. Drippy hose fitting in bilge/TAFG [E32-3]

    Hi all,

    Heard my bilge pump go off this morning and that alarmed me, as it usually never does. Sitting and listening, I heard some drip drip dripping, as well as the pressure water pump...
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    Jack and Jill race is on the 14th, sadly, or I'd...

    Jack and Jill race is on the 14th, sadly, or I'd love to stop by and meet you (and others!)
  25. E32 Race Report: Down the Sound 2019

    TLDR: Got 3rd in class in a 2-day race series, got new sails, had a good time.

    So, two big events happened this weekend in Seattle - the first is Seafair, replete with the log boom raft up, Blue...
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    That's a good report of the Fisherman's situation...

    That's a good report of the Fisherman's situation and makes me feel better for choosing how I did - highly recommend Obstruction pass! It was a gem. Glad to hear I wasn't the only one running...
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    Sticky: 27482 Delightful's first Duck Dodge in...

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    Delightful's first Duck Dodge in Seattle. We didn't place, but we did have a great time :)
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    Wow thanks so much, you may have literally posted...

    Wow thanks so much, you may have literally posted the only copy of this flyer available online. Any other info you have on it (rigging info? Etc) would be awesome.. I'll send a DM :)
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    I got a West Marine PRU-650 inflatable but after...

    I got a West Marine PRU-650 inflatable but after rowing it around for a while, and contemplating the purchase of an outboard, I decided I'd much rather commit to rowing (and sailing) a dinghy around...
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    Day 5 - Fox Cove to Obstruction Pass Recreational...

    Day 5 - Fox Cove to Obstruction Pass Recreational Area, Orcas Island
    17.8NM, 3:57hrs

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    Ah, the 4th of July. My original plan had me trying to get into Fisherman's Harbor on Lopez in order...
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    I admit I saw "Olson 34 for sale" with Loren...

    I admit I saw "Olson 34 for sale" with Loren Beach as the poster and panicked slightly :)
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    Day 4 - Friday Harbor to Fox Cove, Sucia Island...

    Day 4 - Friday Harbor to Fox Cove, Sucia Island
    17.2 NM, 3:08hrs


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    This day was finally the exact sort of day I was hoping to have on a sailboat cruise. We slept in until around 9 or...
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    Thanks everyone, I will skip the "invasive" wire...

    Thanks everyone, I will skip the "invasive" wire taps and use some small bus bars here and there. The entire "cabin light" circuit is rated at 15A, which is obviously meant to be more than enough to...
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    Thanks gents - I swapped all the cabin bulbs to...

    Thanks gents - I swapped all the cabin bulbs to LED so I think the net savings is still pretty good. Need to test total draw of the light strings I want to hang.

    Dumb question, the overall...
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    Tapping wire runs for new additions

    Hi all,

    I'm in the process of installing some new LED lights and a couple fans on my boat, and would like to have everything running off the "Cabin Lights" breaker switch for simplicity. i figured...
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    The friend who left was a romantic interest of...

    The friend who left was a romantic interest of mine; we had been exchanging pen-pal letters for almost a year planning and anticipating this trip. My other two friends are longtime pals who I have...
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    Day 3 - Hunter Bay to Friday Harbor, San Juan...

    Day 3 - Hunter Bay to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
    12.8 NM, 3:21hrs

    I got up early to pull in the anchor and get us underway to Friday Harbor for some much needed shore time. There wasn't much...
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    From what I've seen, my boat included, the DC...

    From what I've seen, my boat included, the DC panel inevitably becomes a nightmare of tangled wires unless some enterprising owner (like you) gets in there and does a DC re-wire. Christian Williams...
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    Ok, wow, I got pretty distracted. Or maybe...

    Ok, wow, I got pretty distracted. Or maybe daunted by the amount of story left to type here. Let's keep going.

    Day 2 - Langley to Hunter Bay, Lopez IS
    42 NM, 12:45hrs

    This is one of those...
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    Looks nice and clean, would love to see some more...

    Looks nice and clean, would love to see some more pics if you have them.
  41. I'm definitely interested, will text.

    I'm definitely interested, will text.
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    E32-3 for sale in Puget Sound

    Don't see these come up often around here. This one looks very nicely appointed.

    https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/boa/d/olympia-ericson-32-3-sailboat/6933763901.html
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    2019 SJI Trip Report

    Hi all,

    After all the assistance in helping me plan my first major cruise I thought I would write up a little report to share what happened, and maybe it'll be of use to future skippers and...
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    Good reminder to practice our "urgent" skipper...

    Good reminder to practice our "urgent" skipper calls. I do my best to keep my cool, but sometimes a big puff starts knocking us over while I'm letting others take over and I don't have the mental...
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    I'm seeing it now houses 200-something...

    I'm seeing it now houses 200-something "civilly-committed" sex offenders.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/oct/03/dangerous-sex-offenders-mcneil-island-commitment-center
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    Filucy Bay was a great trip. Tides were perfectly...

    Filucy Bay was a great trip. Tides were perfectly such so that leaving Eagle Harbor early in the morning I had to fight Colvos Passage slightly (-1.5kts) but once I hit the Narrows I was doing...
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    Sticky: 27241 At anchor this weekend in Filucy Bay, WA

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    At anchor this weekend in Filucy Bay, WA
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    Sticky: My coworkers and I agreed we were not going to...

    My coworkers and I agreed we were not going to succeed in our bicycling plans, so I will be making the rendezvous after all!
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    Nice looking sail. Glad to hear you got some new...

    Nice looking sail. Glad to hear you got some new point, and I agree that it looks great inside the lifelines there. Is it a pain to skirt it?

    I went sailing by myself recently and after a...
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    Puget Sound: South: Filucy Bay

    Looking to see if anyone has info on Filucy Bay and anchoring in the general vicinity. I've consulted the great cruising guides around but looking for anyone's experience here, as well.

    Looks...
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