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    Very valid point, to which I'll add a nuance. ...

    Very valid point, to which I'll add a nuance.

    A local boat might need a lot of "refreshing" (sails, electronics, covers, upholstery, deferred maintenance, etc, etc, etc), which can cost a lot of...
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    I'm probably the outlier on this (as with most...

    I'm probably the outlier on this (as with most things).... I use oil and (so far) am fairly happy with it.

    Couple of years ago I sanded, bleached and oiled. Since then, all I've done is refresh...
  3. can't help on the water heater question That...

    can't help on the water heater question

    That tang on the mast below deck, though, is probably for a "tie-rod". If you think about the loads on the boat when sailing, the shrouds put upward...
  4. Thread: Mainsheet twist

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    Blame the winch. When you put wraps on a winch...

    Blame the winch.

    When you put wraps on a winch drum, the non-load side of the tail picks up some twist. And, later, when you ease or release the line, that twist makes it "upstream" into the...
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    When I was doing deliveries - young and immortal...

    When I was doing deliveries - young and immortal - I used to trail about 100' of poly-pro line behind the boat. At the trailing end was a small fender, the forward end was tied to the throttle...
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    ...or, your deadweight will break the gooseneck,...

    ...or, your deadweight will break the gooseneck, tear the main across a seam, and you'll be in the water weighed down by the boom, tangled in the vang and mainsheet, while your boat sails merrily...
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    Interesting (and mildly terrifying...) thread. ...

    Interesting (and mildly terrifying...) thread.

    I've thought about how to jury-rig a patch for a blown bellows, but don't really have any great ideas from the things that I have on the boat. I've...
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    Those lines, that interior.... wow.

    Those lines, that interior....

    wow.
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    A couple of random thoughts (worth everything...

    A couple of random thoughts (worth everything you've paid for them)

    -- I wouldn't remove the vent hose. I'd reposition the top end (it doesn't have to be straight, it just needs to let air come...
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    I did the same thing this spring, with the same...

    I did the same thing this spring, with the same result. I also put a shaft-clamp forward of the collar, just as a belt-and-suspenders measure.

    I DID use new set-screws, largely because they (PYI)...
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    That was/is my belief. I thought I had...

    That was/is my belief.

    I thought I had previously seen someone on the forums with a 39, who showed a photo of a big thick cored section after drilling for a thru-hull . And there are a couple...
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    Generally true, but there are some outliers. The...

    Generally true, but there are some outliers. The original (1977) Ericson 34 (later called the 34R/34X) had a cored hull (Airex, IIRC).

    I've "heard" that the earlier Ericson-39 and Ericson-46 had...
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    Yeah, because the 32-III is a light-air rocket! ...

    Yeah, because the 32-III is a light-air rocket!

    the 32-III has ~90% the waterline length of the 35-III, and only ~75% of the weight.

    Anything other than hull-speed conditions, we're going to...
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    Hey! That seems intolerant of my lifestyle...

    Hey! That seems intolerant of my lifestyle choices...

    :egrin:
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    i did. Probably wasn’t necessary, given the...

    i did. Probably wasn’t necessary, given the quality of the boat and the reputation of the seller, but given that I was unfamiliar with the process and, in my case, 1000 miles away from the boat, it...
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    No.... it's impossible. Ericson went out of...

    No.... it's impossible. Ericson went out of business ~25 years ago. And many of the suppliers they used (masts, engines, etc.) are similarly in the dust-bin of history.

    That's not unique to...
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    +1 on MarineBeam. Not only are they great to...

    +1 on MarineBeam.

    Not only are they great to work with, their LEDs have some sort of magic built into them (voltage regulator circuitry?) that allows them to work across voltage variations.
    ...
  18. Thread: screen "door"

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    screen "door"

    Over the past several jaunts, I've realized I had a problem. With a solid hatch-board, I basically have to choose between air-flow at night, or privacy.

    I fussed around a bit last weekend with...
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    Is a good healthy stream of water coming out with...

    Is a good healthy stream of water coming out with the exhaust?

    If no, there could be other things.... debris in the water intake thru-hull, or in the raw-water strainer (if there is one), or...
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    I went with Harken 57mm blocks for my mainsheet...

    I went with Harken 57mm blocks for my mainsheet (Ericson 32-III). 800lb working load, ~2500lb breaking strength, more than strong enough in my opinion.
    ...
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    5/16" all-line would be just fine. I'd...

    5/16" all-line would be just fine.

    I'd probably recommend against the Amsteel, though, as it is pretty slippery (can be hard on the hands) and it doesn't have the best UV protection. Plus samson...
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    Sticky: No kidding! I had 7 on board a few weeks back,...

    No kidding! I had 7 on board a few weeks back, but apparently I was reverse-discriminating. I bet Christian's group smelled nicer, too.

    27610
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    Sure it's transmission fluid and not diesel?...

    Sure it's transmission fluid and not diesel? (also red)

    On the M25, the transmission dipstick is on the top of the transmission, port-side. the drain-plug is on the bottom of the transmission,...
  24. All other things being equal, ^^^this is the...

    All other things being equal, ^^^this is the tie-breaker.

    Just about any sailmaker can make sails that fit and have the right shape. Just about all of them have access to the same sources of...
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    Easier to put a double (or fiddle) block on the...

    Easier to put a double (or fiddle) block on the aft bail, then use a single block on the forward bail just to redirect the line forward under the boom.

    $.02
    Bruce
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    APS 25% off all line, hardware

    APS has apparently decided to focus on apparel, and is closing out all their stock of line, hardware and "accessories" (including books, tools, navigation gear...).

    25% off everything in those...
  27. Thread: 25 + Mast 1983

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    if it is original, highly likely it is Kenyon. ...

    if it is original, highly likely it is Kenyon.

    RigRite may have a part-number (with picture), the odds they'll actually have one for sale are pretty low but at least it'll be info...



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    No (recent, relevant) experience. But,...

    No (recent, relevant) experience.

    But, depending on the mast section and the way the masthead is attached, you may be able to find an aftermarket masthead casting and fit it in place.

    Catalina...
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    Good catch! I vaguely remember noticing that...

    Good catch! I vaguely remember noticing that when I uploaded the image, but (obviously) forgot to fix it. It is now fixed.... thanks!




    Spot on (true both upwind and down)

    Bruce
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    Dave Ullman once told me “nothing good ever...

    Dave Ullman once told me “nothing good ever happens in a corner”

    ....but...but....I think I see a shift, and nobody’s out there, so I can have it to myself and cross the whole fleet and look like...
  31. I second the motion!

    I second the motion!
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    I've given that some thought. Will probably make...

    I've given that some thought. Will probably make it down there within the next couple of years.

    But probably not by myself, so... I guess I should start learning how to make friends. Or...
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    South Sound mini-rendezvous in 2020?

    I know there's already a thread started for planning the 2020 Puget Sound rendezvous, but I thought I'd re-float an idea... any interest in a South Sound mini-rendezvous?

    I know there are a fair...
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    Really enjoying your saga. Can't wait for the...

    Really enjoying your saga. Can't wait for the next episode!



    Probably a good call. Fisherman was a zoo.

    I timed my trip to arrive Fisherman an hour or two into a rising tide. It wasn't...
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    I'll see if I can find the thread when I get to a...

    I'll see if I can find the thread when I get to a real keyboard, but IIRC Pajo (Sailing Cinderella) recently replaced at least some of their standing rigging with Dux, and are very happy with it.
    ...
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    I maaaaaaay have one in the garage. IIRC I...

    I maaaaaaay have one in the garage. IIRC I ordered one, drilled a couple of holes to match the existing holes, and then couldn't make it fit. And because I'd modified it, it wasn't returnable.

    I...
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    For the Perko unit, I used a MarineBeam FS-42-30C...

    For the Perko unit, I used a MarineBeam FS-42-30C for the "steaming light", and a MarineBeam BA-9S-5W for the "foredeck light"
    ...
  38. Thread: Dock Queen

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    Woohoo! That's AWESOME news, Bob! Bruce

    Woohoo! That's AWESOME news, Bob!

    Bruce
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    A bit of (unsolicited) input to consider. The...

    A bit of (unsolicited) input to consider.

    The light at the masthead is typically a 360-degree white light, aka "anchor light".

    The light on the front of the mast is generally a 225-degree white...
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    As I'm sure you know, there's a drain-valve on...

    As I'm sure you know, there's a drain-valve on the starboard side of the M25 block, low.

    I put a length of hose onto that (5/16" ID, IIRC) and drained coolant out through that valve into a jug. ...
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    Yeah. I raced on that boat (OEX) years ago...

    Yeah.

    I raced on that boat (OEX) years ago when it was "Silver Bullet". Those things are very well built, and Sangmeister kept her in an amazing state of prep. Better than new, in every way you...
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    Probably badly-out-of-date info, but the last...

    Probably badly-out-of-date info, but the last time I looked at the E32-III population, it included Luna as a 32-200, hull #804, built 1988, homeport Fair Haven NY, owned by "Brian K"

    Bruce
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    It is a great boat! Had the occasion to spend...

    It is a great boat! Had the occasion to spend time with Mike and Ester at least year's Rendezvous, and later at Rosario (the under-sail photos in their listing are from our buddy-boat leg across the...
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    Leaky hatch dogs/handles?

    It rained pretty hard in Rosario last night, and I noticed that both my Lewmar deck hatches had a periodic drip. Nothing dramatic, but annoying nonetheless, as one of the drips was right over my...
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    Sticky: Not sailing....yet, but FINALLY done with work...

    Not sailing....yet, but FINALLY done with work for the year (our year ends June 30), and can’t tell you how much I enjoyed getting off the dock and around Possession Point on the way outa Dodge this...
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    Sticky: Very sorry to hear that, Bob. on a related...

    Very sorry to hear that, Bob.

    on a related note, I’m heading from PT to Fisherman tomorrow for the fireworks. Could easily swing by Port Angeles and pick up you and Mrs. Super on the way... not...
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    Sticky: Boat is ready Gear is ready Food is ready to...

    Boat is ready
    Gear is ready
    Food is ready to load
    I'm ready

    Why, WHY did I agree to work Monday and Tuesday????

    I want to goooooooooo....
  48. What I've never understood is... how, exactly,...

    What I've never understood is... how, exactly, did they line up the stadia in the window?

    With a sextant, your eye position is fixed relative to the mirrors. In a space capsule, (presumably)...
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    (laughing) I was a hardcore adherent of the...

    (laughing) I was a hardcore adherent of the Franklin/Covey "dayplanner" movement, before electronics (remember the PalmPilot?) made it possible to have everything in the palm of your hand.

    Old...
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    I measured a couple of different ways before my...

    I measured a couple of different ways before my boat (a 32-III) was loaded on the truck

    Aft, from top of stern pulpit to bottom of keel was 11'-4" (with a couple inches added in "just to be safe")...
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