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  1. I did, and the broker treated me as well as he...

    I did, and the broker treated me as well as he would have if I were buying a $150,000 boat vs. a $30,000 boat. I was happy to have the broker to talk to as this was my first boat purchase. He...
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    My rigger installed this...

    My rigger installed this https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1%7C65136%7C2709015&id=2715573
    To help make the total bill easier I also had him install new (were missing) spreader boots,...
  4. When it is time for sails I will be certainly be...

    When it is time for sails I will be certainly be in Annapolis!
  5. I probably need new sails as well, by Ullman do...

    I probably need new sails as well, by Ullman do you mean Ulmer (UK Sails)? I know that they made sails for Christian Williams former Thelonius (probably not at Annapolis though) and I would talk to...
  6. I love beer, therefore I love Vermont. Usually it...

    I love beer, therefore I love Vermont. Usually it is a winter road trip for my stepson and I to taste and aquire new and favorite brews. And enjoy fantastic food. And beers. But the lake looks...
  7. I love beer, therefore I love Vermont. Usually it...

    I love beer, therefore I love Vermont. Usually it is a winter road trip for my stepson and I to taste and aquire new and favorite brews. And enjoy fantastic food. And beers. But the lake looks...
  8. That might be easier to navigate! Maybe better to...

    That might be easier to navigate! Maybe better to contemplate the Lake Champlain trip on a trawler.
  9. Thanks Mark!

    Thanks Mark!
  10. Destination Lake Champlain from the Chesapeake Bay

    I know it would be a long trip from the Chesapeake , and it crosses into Canada and back. Does it require pulling the mast at any point?
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    The Edson gadget looks neat, will a Yacht...

    The Edson gadget looks neat, will a Yacht Specialties wheel fit?
    Wait, I’m gonna “just” convert to tiller :egrin:.
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    Great tips! Thanks Bob.

    Great tips! Thanks Bob.
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    OK - I'll ask. Where do you put the wheel during...

    OK - I'll ask. Where do you put the wheel during the party?
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    Did you do that with the mast in place?

    Did you do that with the mast in place?
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    Thanks for that info. Maybe I should check into...

    Thanks for that info. Maybe I should check into pulling the Mast this winter and doing the job (and other Jobs) then.
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    Thanks Sharonov, that is encouraging.

    Thanks Sharonov, that is encouraging.
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    Thanks Mike.

    Thanks Mike.
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    I asked Mike this, but you have a 32-III so it is...

    I asked Mike this, but you have a 32-III so it is more relevant - did you have to drill/tap new holes?
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    Did you have to drill/tap new holes in the mast?

    Did you have to drill/tap new holes in the mast?
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    Thanks, I appreciate the offer, but if you...

    Thanks,

    I appreciate the offer, but if you couldn't make it fit, I'm sure I won't be able to make it fit either.
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    Interesting. It looks like Marinebeam...

    Interesting. It looks like Marinebeam manufactures their own unit - anyone here have experience with it?
    https://store.marinebeam.com/led-masthead-foredeck-combination-light/
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    Good information Bruce, thank you. With regards...

    Good information Bruce, thank you. With regards to what the light is called, on my panel it is labeled “Bow light”. Yes we are talking about the same thing. Do you know what leds you bought for yours?
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    Thanks Ken!

    Thanks Ken!
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    Masthead/Deck light combo replacement

    My masthead deck light combo housing needs to be replaced (the lights only come on when it rains). The led offerings are a major investment now, so they warrant research. I am soliciting opinions on...
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    I found this article helpful....

    I found this article helpful.
    http://realitycheck.me/removing-and-reinstalling-the-heat-exchanger.htm#refill
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    Sticky: Any sailor visiting Annapolis must visit the...

    Any sailor visiting Annapolis must visit the Boatyard Bar & Grill in Eastport. https://boatyardbarandgrill.com/
    Great food and great America’s Cup and other sailing memorabilia.
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    Sticky: Annapolis on a mooring

    On a mooring in Annapolis
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    I’m not so sure that you aren’t compliant, but...

    I’m not so sure that you aren’t compliant, but that has been heavily litigated on other forums.
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    Thanks Chris. I see your 500 is without the...

    Thanks Chris. I see your 500 is without the bottom metal shield, which makes sense. I am only changing since my solid fuel lines developed a crack, and I can’t get the fittings off of the old Racor...
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    Thanks Chris. I see your 500 is without the...

    Thanks Chris. I see your 500 is without the bottom metal shield, which makes sense. I am only changing since my solid fuel lines developed a crack, and I can’t get the fittings of of the old Racor...
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    Racor 500 series on 32-3?

    Will a Racor 500 series fit in the default location for the 200 series on a 32-3?
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    I added a check valve at the input of the water...

    I added a check valve at the input of the water heater. That works good on my boat with no accumulator. Also no super heated water from the cold side after motoring.
    ...
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    This is good information, thank you all for your...

    This is good information, thank you all for your responses. I have sometimes raised an eyebrow while reading a PS article, but I enjoy the content and lack of advertisements. It is always good to...
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    Me too, I just want to make sure I can change the...

    Me too, I just want to make sure I can change the Fram out for whatever (probably NAPA) without doing a full oil change. It seems like an obvious answer, but I've done stupid things before that I...
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    Thanks Keith.

    Thanks Keith.
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    Sounds like a good project for next winter, but...

    Sounds like a good project for next winter, but I’ve got enough projects for the time being :egrin:.
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    Practical Sailor and Fram

    Many of us use a Fram PH3593A oil filter, it fits behind the M25/M25XP improved alternator bracket. The July 2019 Practical Sailor seems to agree with “The Internet” that the filter is poorly...
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    Here is what I ended up doing (photos taken...

    Here is what I ended up doing (photos taken before the wires were tidy):
    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?14812-Ericson-32-3-Refrigeration&p=121961&viewfull=1#post121961
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    I second the Starbrite deck cleaner -...

    I second the Starbrite deck cleaner - https://www.westmarine.com/buy/star-brite--nonskid-deck-cleaner-with-ptef-quart--539189?recordNum=1
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    Sticky: Looking good Osprey!

    Looking good Osprey!
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    Sticky: Sailing out of Rock Hall Md. 5/25/2019

    Probably didn’t need a reef, but it worked really well.
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    Just break all of the plastic off of that...

    Just break all of the plastic off of that adjuster knob. That leaves a nice nut you can use a 17mm or 11/16" ratchet with. It works much better. Just don't over tighten.

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  43. Gee, thanks Tom! Seriously, good food for...

    Gee, thanks Tom! Seriously, good food for thought, thank you.
  44. Thanks Christian for sharing this strategy.

    Thanks Christian for sharing this strategy.
  45. Thanks Tin Kicker - I appreciate the data points...

    Thanks Tin Kicker - I appreciate the data points and will take them into consideration.
  46. Thank you everyone for your thoughtful replies....

    Thank you everyone for your thoughtful replies. If I do replace the flooded batteries this season I will use AGM batteries. I can then plan on upgrading the alternator and regulator next season.
  47. M25 XP Stock Alternator and AGM batteries?

    I know this must have been asked many times, but my search terms are failing me. Can I safely replace flooded batteries with AGMs using the M25 XP stock alternator? I know it is not optimal, but I...
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    Installed and runs great

    I think I don’t need that isotherm lid, it seems to be cosmetic. Otherwise this is a straightforward installation. I may need to upgrade my batteries, but that remains to be seen. Also a selfie...
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    My brothers and I used to put one on anything...

    My brothers and I used to put one on anything that would float, and go fishing. I don’t know why it wouldn’t work on a dinghy. Storing the battery and lifting the battery on and off of the boat could...
  50. Nice work Bob!

    Nice work Bob!
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