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    Hi Guys, We have been trying to get together...

    Hi Guys,
    We have been trying to get together all summer long. This sounds like a great opportunity.

    Let's check out your itinerary

    MJS
  2. Debonair, 1. That is really good advice. ...

    Debonair,

    1. That is really good advice.
    2. I just spoke with Force Sails and will be receiving quotes soon. Of note: They said they have not attended the Annapolis Sailboat Show for a...
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    Thank you Bob,
    That is good information.

    At this point in the game we have several quotes going into the 2019 Annapolis Fall Sailboat show.

    Things to consider next are customer support...
  4. Tin Kicker, Look for a private message. ...

    Tin Kicker,

    Look for a private message.

    MJS
  5. Ullman Quotes just in 135% Dacron Navigator...

    Ullman Quotes just in


    135% Dacron Navigator Genoa w/ Sunbrella UV and foam luff
    2,444
    20% Discount: 1,955

    135% Dacron Endurance Genoa w/Sunbrella UV and foam luff
    2,844
    20% Discount: 2,275
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    Hi Leslie, I have two quotes from Ullman...

    Hi Leslie,

    I have two quotes from Ullman but they are for 110 and 120% Genoas. I have reached out to request quotes for 135% Genoas and main:

    Navigator Series - INSHORE AND COASTAL...
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    Yes, it will go on the main. First time...

    Yes, it will go on the main.

    First time purchase price of main and 135% Genoa.
    What would you purchase for east coast cruising?

    North Sails has three offerings
    1.Mainsail 3Di NORDAC...
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    Chesapeake Bay Labor Day weekend

    While sailing off Bloody Point going up wind, I crossed paths with another Ericson going down wind.
    I blew two blasts as a hello and a wave.

    If your out there, drop me a line and say hello.

    MJS
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    Ericson logo for new sail

    I need an Ericson logo for a new 135% Genoa I am purchasing.

    Anyone?

    MJS
  10. bolbmw/Navman, Always good to get advice...

    bolbmw/Navman,

    Always good to get advice from another 30+er. Navman, I'll see you at the Annapolis show. Thanks for the tip to write up the specs ahead of time.

    MJS
  11. Tin Kicker I am a cruiser closer to 70 than...

    Tin Kicker

    I am a cruiser closer to 70 than 60 and also sail the Cehsapeake (Annapolis, South River, Eastern Bay, and Solomn Island areas)
    When I purchased Discovery, (1983 Ericson 30+) 5...
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    Hi Steve, Let me know if you are around...

    Hi Steve,

    Let me know if you are around "Thursday's" Saturday or Sunday for a meet and greet.

    MJS
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    Geoff, All valuable lessons begin as...

    Geoff,

    All valuable lessons begin as your adventure has, with mistakes and mis-uderstandings, it's like being married. You learn as you go and if you are in love enough, things work out.
    ...
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    Amen to solitude,summer sun rises and sunsets.

    Amen to solitude,summer sun rises and sunsets.
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    Good afternoon Don, how re the...

    Good afternoon Don,

    how re the fireworks up on Almshouse Creek. Down at Herrington harbor traffic can be tricky.
    MJS
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    Discovery (1983 Ericson 30+) will be heading out...

    Discovery (1983 Ericson 30+) will be heading out Memorial Day morning (5/27/19) will be hailing on 16 from Herrington Harbor North. Heading out to Bloody Point for a few hours. Hope to raise you...
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    [QUOTE=mjsouleman;120469]This is a follow on to...

    [QUOTE=mjsouleman;120469]This is a follow on to earlier discussion on page 1
    (1983 Ericson 30+ boom painting and line replacement)

    It is now mid-March and the weather this weekend brought two...
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    Love it. Now if you can help me get that darn...

    Love it. Now if you can help me get that darn topping lift line hiding in the boom, I would be eternally grateful.

    MJS
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    Putting finishing touches to Discovery's boom...

    Putting finishing touches to Discovery's boom project, with line replacement. Reefing lines were fine, lengths were good but the green/red colors were switched, leaving poor Discovery with a 2nd...
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    Thank you, I am looking into vinyl die cuts...

    Thank you,

    I am looking into vinyl die cuts now.

    MJS
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    Any ideas on where I can find the original...

    Any ideas on where I can find the original Ericson Logos to replace the ones that have self destructed on the stern end of my 1983 30+ ?
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    Thank you Christian, Now if the spray...

    Thank you Christian,

    Now if the spray paint job works well, this 35 year old lady will be another step closer to her prime.

    MJS
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    This is a follow on to earlier discussion on page...

    This is a follow on to earlier discussion on page 1
    (1983 Ericson 30+ boom painting and line replacement)

    It is now mid-March and the weather this weekend brought two days of above 50 and no...
  24. Thread: tank

    by mjsouleman
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    This is easy. Pull out the original tank. There...

    This is easy. Pull out the original tank. There will be a manufacture stamp on the tank.

    1. Do an internet search for the manufacture and give them the code imprinted on the original tank
    ...
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    Ha, I love Boatworks Today. I have watched every...

    Ha, I love Boatworks Today. I have watched every espisode.

    MJS
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    GelCoat Scratches

    Are there any suggestions for Gelcoat putty and applicaitons?

    MJS
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    Fool, This is cool, I was able to look up...

    Fool,

    This is cool, I was able to look up my Discovery 1983 Ericson 30+.... Way cool to find previous owners.
    MJS
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    Hi Keith, Zephyrwerks had the original...

    Hi Keith,

    Zephyrwerks had the original sheaves for $38 ea. that is a $20 ea discount from Rig-Rite. Ed Louchard was easy to reach and easy to work with.

    MJS
  29. Thread: Spar Parts

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    Rig-Rite Facts: Cost comparisons with...

    Rig-Rite Facts:

    Cost comparisons with Zephyrwerks for 1" sheaves: Rig-Rite: $58; ZephyrWerks: $38

    Response: Rig-Rite - phone calls between 0900 and 1400 may get a response
    ...
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    I am upgrading my boom Ericson 1983 30+ ...

    I am upgrading my boom Ericson 1983 30+

    Paint:
    AirCraft Spruce: Zinc, Phosphate - Boom primer - $17.5 and PTI white engine enamel - $18.50
    at the suggestion of another Ericson thread. ...
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    Thanks for the information. I will make another...

    Thanks for the information. I will make another trip to the marina when the sun comes out and pull the ends off the boom and have a lookie-lookie then draw pictures and make re-adjustments for...
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    You Guys are funny "I'm sure you've thought of...

    You Guys are funny "I'm sure you've thought of this" ... Of course I haven't. I only measured the original lengths.

    MJS
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    Ericson 30+ Boom maintenance project quotes for new lines

    Here is a quote from APS 20% off sale for replacement lines (boom maintenance project)

    Manufacturer Choices:
    Sta-Set
    XLS
    ULS Yacht Braid

    Notes: I was told
    1. XLS line is being...
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    Hi Ken, I am doing the same boom upgrade on...

    Hi Ken,

    I am doing the same boom upgrade on Discovery (1983 30+ for cruising purposes). All my boom sheaves were spinning fine and in good condition except for the two 1" by 1/2 reefing line...
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    Boom Replacement Parts

    Project: inspect boom, sand and paint, replace lines and boom sheaves as necessary

    As mentioned in an earlier APS has a 20% sale going on at this moment

    Discovery is a 1983 Ericson 30+ with a...
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    Follow up: I asked Amy Stinchcomb from Aircraft...

    Follow up:
    I asked Amy Stinchcomb from Aircraft Spruce about Zinc Phospate and if the engine enamel came in white, her response:

    Zinc Phosphate primer aerosol can for $17.50 per can

    PTI...
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    Sharon, I am sanding and painting my boom...

    Sharon,

    I am sanding and painting my boom and after reading this thread, I contacted Aircraft Spruce for the zinc Chromate and engine enamel and got this reply back:

    I am sold on the Zinc...
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    bgary, Thanks for the heads up. Now...

    bgary,

    Thanks for the heads up. Now for the assistance: I am replacing the sheaves on my 1983 30+ Ericson boom. hadn't thought thru replacing lines but you brought it up.

    ...
  39. One more accolade for Select Plastics. I had...

    One more accolade for Select Plastics. I had both the salon and v-berth hatch lens replaced two years ago. Again, expensive but well worth it, and the owner was more that happy to talk.

    MJS
  40. I for one and I am sure there are several others...

    I for one and I am sure there are several others that have the Catalina kit with lots of left over gaskets and sealants. If you need "stuff" just say so and it's yours.

    MJS
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    Don, Your a better man than I. As you...

    Don,

    Your a better man than I. As you know I hunkered down till the sun came out and the thermometer was above 50.

    MJS
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    mherrcat, Discovery is a 1983 Ericson 30+. ...

    mherrcat,

    Discovery is a 1983 Ericson 30+. the mast electrical connections should be the same.

    You will find the mast electrical connections in your head to the left of the door.

    Look up...
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    Hi Don, It was cold and wet Saturday,...

    Hi Don,

    It was cold and wet Saturday, so I stayed home where it was dry and warm. Sunday was a gift.
    That's me after a rugged afternoon sailing and a glorious November sun trailing...
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    Discovery is also an 83 Ericson 30+ with 16 hp...

    Discovery is also an 83 Ericson 30+ with 16 hp engine.

    I replace the 16 with a 21 hp engine.

    Note: I think Discovery also has a 2 blade 15" prop but I will have to check that when I pull her in...
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    Discovery (1983 Ericson 30+) is similar to others...

    Discovery (1983 Ericson 30+) is similar to others in the way of venting. the hoses are old and cracked and the blowers stopped working years before I bought her in 2014.

    My two cents: I lean...
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    Hi Don, Just sent a quick text. I maybe...

    Hi Don,

    Just sent a quick text. I maybe headed to West River Friday (wind dependent). I would be great to hook up if possible.

    MJS
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    Boat Coffee is not original unless you add a...

    Boat Coffee is not original unless you add a pinch or two of Pusser's Royal Navy Rum

    Discovery is always fully stocked on launch day
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    Congrats Pat and welcome to the (Unofficial)...

    Congrats Pat and welcome to the (Unofficial) Chesapeake Ericsons club.

    Discovery (1983 30+) is located in Herrington Harbor North. Let's plan on getting coffee and adult beverages and talk...
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    Has anyone installed salon Red/White dome lights?...

    Has anyone installed salon Red/White dome lights?

    I found the following on Amazon
    https://www.amazon.com/TH-Marine-LED-51830-DP-Light-Switch/dp/B00AJVLDLU

    TH Marine LED-51830-DP Dome Light...
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    My 0.2 1. Well Bolo, this past weekend Nov 3rd...

    My 0.2

    1. Well Bolo, this past weekend Nov 3rd and 4th, sailing the Chesapeake was fun. I was hoping to watch the Frost Bite race on Sunday but the wind died to 4 knts so I think they postponed,...
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