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    There are three vent shutoffs above the tank...

    There are three vent shutoffs above the tank supply line shutoffs under the sink. Make sure they are all open and leave them open. The tank doesn't work without the vent open.
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    A couple of years ago a large Jeanneau hit a...

    A couple of years ago a large Jeanneau hit a container about 250 miles off Neah Bay and it took the keel completely off. Admittidly Jeanneaus are not the best built but???

    He did make it in under...
  3. Welcome aboard from that E34 sailor out in the...

    Welcome aboard from that E34 sailor out in the real sailing area of the North West! Port Angeles on the Straights of Juan de Fuca. When you feel comfortable with the boat, come out and visit. ...
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    Do not terminate the jack line at the stern. ...

    Do not terminate the jack line at the stern. Should you go overboard, you do not want to be drug along behind the boat. It is a sure formula for a drowning. When singlehanding, I keep a loop over...
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    Once upon a time I had one of those "tempory"...

    Once upon a time I had one of those "tempory" brackets fall apart and dump the outboard in the salt chuck. It had a safety line but the "chop line" of the prop on the boat's bottom was costly to...
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    Why not just hire a diver to cut off the...

    Why not just hire a diver to cut off the offending line? Never use a bow line that will reach the prop.
  7. Frank, Hmm could it possibly be the contact on...

    Frank, Hmm could it possibly be the contact on the old battery switch? You mentioned it happens when you switch to both.
  8. Frank, One last question. How are the batteries...

    Frank, One last question. How are the batteries doing? If they are on the older side, a cell could have went bad meaning rapid drain of that bank and big symtoms after a night on the hook.
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    Yup! I nailed one of those in my San Juan in the...

    Yup! I nailed one of those in my San Juan in the Gulf Islands The tree was just below the surface. It bobbed three or four times astern then settled down under the surface again. The big problem ...
  10. Thanks Frank. Loren did a check with an infared...

    Thanks Frank. Loren did a check with an infared temperature sensor on his trailer plugs and found a large temperature gain at the trailer plugs. Somehow that necessary replacement morphed into a...
  11. The solenoid is very old and is the likely cause...

    The solenoid is very old and is the likely cause of the problem. It happens on all vehicles. The magnetic contact "burns" slightly each time the magnetic contact slams closed. Eventually, it looks...
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    ``It is not usual to put a logo on the 135. The...

    ``It is not usual to put a logo on the 135. The sailmaker should be able to make one to your specifications without a problem.
  13. I have lead ingots glassed onto the hull on the...

    I have lead ingots glassed onto the hull on the port side leaving only the centerline route open. Congratulations on completing the job! You look smaller inside the locker than outside it.
  14. Under the fuel tank is about the only way forward...

    Under the fuel tank is about the only way forward on the 34. It's very tight around the tank. There is a price to pay for the generous double cabin in the stern of the boat. :rolleyes:
  15. I did the same but used 1/8 nylon messenger...

    I did the same but used 1/8 nylon messenger line.chinched to the cable. The method worked well. The Edison pedestal was a big pain to get the cables past. Had to break the steering chain to get...
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    This type of thing unfortunately happens up here...

    This type of thing unfortunately happens up here on the Straights on a regular basis. On a beautiful calm day anglers venture out in cockleshell boats to fish. The wind can suddenly come up...
  17. The PHRF Base ratings (150, folding prop,...

    The PHRF Base ratings (150, folding prop, Spinnaker) for:

    Boat PHRF

    32-3 - 156

    34-2 - 123

    35-3 - ...
  18. It's way cheaper than the Awlgrip that I used to...

    It's way cheaper than the Awlgrip that I used to respray my other boat. $220 a gallon.
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    My proposall is to sell the current boat intact...

    My proposall is to sell the current boat intact and take the money and buy an outboard powered boat. The outboard powered one should be worth less. There is no money spent repairing the hull and...
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    It may cost a lot less to sell the diesel boat...

    It may cost a lot less to sell the diesel boat and buy an outboard powered one. It would certainly be a lot less work.
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    Uh? I'll bite. If you have an engine that is...

    Uh? I'll bite. If you have an engine that is running, why change it for a less satisfactory alternative? I had a San Juan 26 on S.F. Bay for many years and used inboard and outboard power over the...
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    15-20hp would be way overpowered. 8hp should...

    15-20hp would be way overpowered. 8hp should easily give you hull speed +. You don't want to consentrate too much weight in the very stern of the boat. It will negatively affect the sailing...
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    I am comfortable with the halyard solution as a...

    I am comfortable with the halyard solution as a temporary solution but I always used two halyards and tied them with a bowline reather than useing the snap shackle or shackle at the end. I know they...
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    Thanks Mark. I'll pass this on to the people...

    Thanks Mark. I'll pass this on to the people taking care of the problem. Toddster had already pointed they way to get started. I like the idea of using epoxy. even if it dosen't add strength, it...
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    I got two pics from our Rear Commodore, Ericka. ...

    I got two pics from our Rear Commodore, Ericka. They aren't the greatest but pics are interesting to take when swinging at the top of the mast.

    It appears that it is welded on. The fix that I...
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    E29 Masthead Replacement

    Our club's E29 has had a masthead failure. It appears that the masthead is pretty well corroded out. Does anyone have experience with replacing it?
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    Welcome aboard Susan. I've actually never seen a...

    Welcome aboard Susan. I've actually never seen a E34T in real life. Enjoy it and beware the shallows on the river!
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    Ah! Geez! I'm getting embarresed into doing...

    Ah! Geez! I'm getting embarresed into doing something classier. I think i can dig through all my accumulated spares for something that will work and not have to cough up the $135 for the "fancy"...
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    Hi Loren, That thing looks way too...

    Hi Loren,

    That thing looks way too sophisticated for my cheap Scottish ways. Neat solution, though. I would love to switch to a tiller but the "T" shaped cockpit bench arrangement would not work...
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    Hey G'pa. I got grand kids hanging all over the...

    Hey G'pa. I got grand kids hanging all over the boat also. Mine are 2 and 5. Great fun! :devil: When I remove the wheel, I take it up to the shrouds on the side away from the finger dock and tie...
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    One little side note: You do have to remove the...

    One little side note: You do have to remove the wheel to use the emergency tiller on most models. It would be good to remove the nut and wheel and grease the hub and threads every couple of years. ...
  32. Sticky: Good news. Thanks for everything.

    Good news. Thanks for everything.
  33. Frank. What type of paint are you using?

    Frank. What type of paint are you using?
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    Used to do very well tacking immediately on the...

    Used to do very well tacking immediately on the shifts in lighter air. Had a worn out crew, though.
  35. Me too!!!!!!

    Me too!!!!!!
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    I stow a 9'6" inflatable on thhe foredeck of my...

    I stow a 9'6" inflatable on thhe foredeck of my E34 so a 10' should fit on the 38. It is raised with the spinnaker halyard and winch and flipped upside down on the foredeck when it is aboard. The...
  37. Thread: Dock Queen

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    ​Woah, Christian! I'm not ready for the full...

    ​Woah, Christian! I'm not ready for the full size versions of the 5 year old and the two year old. I just want them to be slightly taller! Nature takes it's course.
  38. Thread: Dock Queen

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    Christian, I can hardly wait for the redhead...

    Christian,

    I can hardly wait for the redhead to grow enough to reach the spinnaker pole bail. He's going to be tall and willowy. Perfect as a foredeck guy.

    The blond guy is going to be short...
  39. Thread: Dock Queen

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    As promised, some pics. Great first day even if ...

    As promised, some pics. Great first day even if

    I couln'nt lift the broadsword and had to content myself with the training model. 274342743227433
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    Hi from a long time trailer sailor. I towed and...

    Hi from a long time trailer sailor. I towed and launched a 26 footer weighing 6200lbs for 30 + years (Hate to admit that!). It was never kept wet. The advantages were that I could decide to head...
  41. Thread: Dock Queen

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    We snuck out on a heavy fishing day so the Coast...

    We snuck out on a heavy fishing day so the Coast Guard was busy rescuing errent anglers on the Straights. The mountains go straight up behind Port Angeles so the timid could'nt flee!
  42. Thread: Dock Queen

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    Dock Queen

    After 22 months tied up at the dock, the "Dock Queen" err I mean "Terra Nova" ventured out of the Marina appropriately with family. The five year old and two year old were particularly enthusiastic!...
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    The voltmeter is a much better guage of...

    The voltmeter is a much better guage of alternator health than the ammeter. It shows battery state at rest 12.7 at rest and lesser amounts like 12.3 if only partially charged. The voltage instantly...
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    I believe that I used a Yanmar type replacement...

    I believe that I used a Yanmar type replacement that I sourced out of the Midwest reasonably. Unfortanuatly, I can't assess my records at the moment. Perhaps someone else that has replaced their...
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    Do you have a screen on the outside of the...

    Do you have a screen on the outside of the thru-hull? If so remove it. If not replace the mixing elbow. Mine was plugged causing overheating. All of us should replace these old mixing elbows. At...
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    When I rewired and put the relay in, I changed...

    When I rewired and put the relay in, I changed the ammeter to a voltmeter. The ammeter at ankle level was rarely looked at. The voltmeter told me the alternator was working at a glance. A glance...
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    Actually, I had forgotten about the misery the...

    Actually, I had forgotten about the misery the glow plug switch had caused me (Forget the problems. Let the good times roll.). I had four switch failures. Three caused the system not to work and...
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    Sticky: Awesome!! The Rendezvous was perfect after all!

    Awesome!! The Rendezvous was perfect after all!
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    Oh! also take a careful look at your ground...

    Oh! also take a careful look at your ground wires. Corrosion at the terminals is a real problem. If theyare corroded, you don't get full voltage.
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    A full battery charge is 12.7 volts. While...

    A full battery charge is 12.7 volts. While charging, it should be 13.5 to 14.1 volts. If the reading is 12.0 volts, the batteries are severely discharged. When there is about 11.5 volts to 12...
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