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    27226 Spanish Marina fuel dock, North Channel,...

    27226 Spanish Marina fuel dock, North Channel, Lake Huron. Great Lakes at record high levels, note the submerging breakwater. Damp cool spring but we're slowly getting into the 20s (70 F). Five...
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    Twelveth? season in paradise at Spanish Marina on...

    Twelveth? season in paradise at Spanish Marina on the pristine waters of the North Channel. I think I'm the only permanent resident Ericson in my waters but I usually see a few transient Ericsons...
  4. As far as moral support goes you are on the path...

    As far as moral support goes you are on the path to sailboat enlightenment Grasshopper. A two day wiring job x boat time can equal eight days. Simple procedures can easily test the boundaries of...
  5. Don't waste time on mechanics and rocket...

    Don't waste time on mechanics and rocket scientists. Clean and rebuild the carb. Change the spark plugs and syringe a few drops of gas into each cylinder. Bypass your fuel tank with some new fuel...
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    As always thanks for the insights.

    As always thanks for the insights.
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    My current favorite is Project Atticus. It starts...

    My current favorite is Project Atticus. It starts from buying a new old boat, rebuilding and then finally cruising. Entertaining, informative and with good production values. ...
  8. I changed my wire to rope on my E27 as well as...

    I changed my wire to rope on my E27 as well as the sheaves. Ed at Zephyrwerks made the new sheaves and I was very happy with the results. If you call him he may have the sheave sizes on file. I'm...
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    I'm in small town Canada and our local Home...

    I'm in small town Canada and our local Home Hardware has a nice wide range of goods. If they don't have it they will help you find it. If you had some disaster befall you on a Sunday they would open...
  10. FWIW I'm from a different world where there isn't...

    FWIW I'm from a different world where there isn't any tide or very little private property but i carry a couple of 150' shore lines that I tie to trees and rocks when swinging isn't in the cards....
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    Beautiful job and kudos to you for not taking the...

    Beautiful job and kudos to you for not taking the easy route. I've never seen the hatch with slats. Mine is plywood while my buddy's old boat was plexiglass. Over the years the plywood is thinning...
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    One resident E27 in the North Channel.

    One resident E27 in the North Channel.
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    Hi Matt, Is the rudder available? Boom vang?...

    Hi Matt,

    Is the rudder available? Boom vang? I'm also looking for a couple deck mounts for the bow sprit and the anchor locker cover. I have to ask, what happened?

    Gary
  14. Ditto to the multimeter. Battery is likely shot,...

    Ditto to the multimeter. Battery is likely shot, fully charged should be 12.6 + but if reads 12.06 volts it is at 50% and likely never coming back.
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    Thanks for that!
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    Thank you Navman, nice piece of engineering.

    Thank you Navman, nice piece of engineering.
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    Not to take anything away from this incredible...

    Not to take anything away from this incredible resource and home of giants but there is also a E27 Facebook group that compliments this site in it's own way. Best of luck with the renos.
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    I don't recall having too much trouble with mine...

    I don't recall having too much trouble with mine when I did it. A heat gun was handy, I remember that much. While I had it out I added some insulation to the side of the icebox, rebuilt the plumbing...
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    Thanks, I was thinking of dropping my rudder to...

    Thanks, I was thinking of dropping my rudder to do some hull work but want to make sure I have enough room. Should be fine.
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    Hi Mark, if you think of it could you measure the...

    Hi Mark, if you think of it could you measure the length of the rudder post for me. Thank you.
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    Welcome to the Ericson world. I can't answer all...

    Welcome to the Ericson world. I can't answer all your questions but others here likely can. Regarding the batten, if it doesn't fit any other pocket just cut it down and use it in the one missing....
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    FYI, tired 31 being auctioned in NC.

    http://www.countryboysauction.com/auctions/lot/197
  23. ...you're goin, to a hukilau. Fair winds

    ...you're goin, to a hukilau. Fair winds
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    Mine which previously hung on the bulkhead was...

    Mine which previously hung on the bulkhead was 34" x 18" x 28" H with an ugly beige formica top (since changed to wood). A previous owner must have added a 11" wide fold out leaf. I added a 5"...
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    I think the RG58 is pretty standard. FWIW when I...

    I think the RG58 is pretty standard. FWIW when I changed mine (last week) I went with a low loss LMR-400 cable.
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    You are very brave. I've been trying to psyche...

    You are very brave. I've been trying to psyche myself into redoing my panel for years. "If it ain't broke don't fix it" has been the excuse for years but it's a rats nest. Some day....
  27. Not sure how busy it is in your cruising grounds...

    Not sure how busy it is in your cruising grounds but a radar reflector might be handy. Some of that silicon tape that fuses to itself is handy if they have any. If you have an inboard check the...
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    Congrats, you have a real looker there. Fair winds

    Congrats, you have a real looker there. Fair winds
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    Always setting the bar high.

    Always setting the bar high.
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    Switched my E27 to all rope and no regrets. If...

    Switched my E27 to all rope and no regrets. If you go that route you should think about changing your masthead sheaves. The groove is a different configuration for ropes. Not critical but I upgraded...
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    OK, comedians aside, ideally the dryer hose...

    OK, comedians aside, ideally the dryer hose should be vented outdoors. Keeps fumes and lint to a minimum.
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    Regarding an environment to do varnishing, last...

    Regarding an environment to do varnishing, last winter I McGyvered a work space with my dryer hose and a small inline fan cannabalized from a old computer.
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    Welcome Chris, You can't go wrong with the E27...

    Welcome Chris,

    You can't go wrong with the E27 but as mentioned the engine is of primary concern. There's a saying that at this vintage you are really buying an engine with a boat thrown in. I...
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    Last summer a group of us got together and...

    Last summer a group of us got together and projected the farewell concert of Tragically Hip (it's a Canadian thing) on 14' x 20' tarps at the Main Harbour of the Benjamin Islands, Lake Huron. It was...
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    My E27 is in my yard. I'll grab a pix this...

    My E27 is in my yard. I'll grab a pix this weekend if nothing else surfaces.
  36. As mentioned previously don't fill the canisters...

    As mentioned previously don't fill the canisters up, only enough to get you through the trip. I use methyl hydrate because it's cheap and a 30 ml (1 oz) syringe (no needle) to fill. I also recommend...
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    Any reputable alternator shop should be able to...

    Any reputable alternator shop should be able to fix you up for considerably less. Bring your old one with you.
  38. Awesome job! Keep on Chooglin'. "It was...

    Awesome job! Keep on Chooglin'.




    "It was just a fun expression that I made up. It wasn't a real word but I wanted to have a word that sounded kind of like "rockin," "shufflin," "boogie," kind...
  39. Thanks for the blog, very helpful and much...

    Thanks for the blog, very helpful and much appreciated. Fair winds and sunny skies. Cheers
  40. Congrats, well done!

    Congrats, well done!
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    Great for retrieving stray halyards! Cordless...

    Great for retrieving stray halyards!

    Cordless drill, solar panel, sunblock, mix
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    I have an E27 on Huron and I'll use one can. That...

    I have an E27 on Huron and I'll use one can. That being said I start on the waterline (where I get the most fouling) and work around and down from there. I also do the rudder and the leading edge of...
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    Mark, OMG, that is the nicest galley I've ever...

    Mark, OMG, that is the nicest galley I've ever seen! I was re-varnishing mine and was going to put it back together but now I'm inspired. Only 73 days to launch. What to do...
    Ionokai, mine has an...
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    For the time being get a $25 portable butane....

    For the time being get a $25 portable butane. Fastest heat around, perked coffee in no time. Use mine all the time and I have a propane Kuuma BBQ and an Origo as well.

    Gary
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    It would be good multi year project if it was...

    It would be good multi year project if it was free, if sails were good and it was a fresh water boat. You won't get the family to buy in if they have to put in that much sweat equity. The E27 is a...
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    Congrats, the good thing about an adventure like...

    Congrats, the good thing about an adventure like that is now you both have an idea what the other can do. Good bonding experience. Fair winds.
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    Welcome, you'll love the E27. Cheers, gare

    Welcome, you'll love the E27.

    Cheers, gare
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    Thanx Dan, I appreciate it. Part of my problem is...

    Thanx Dan, I appreciate it. Part of my problem is I'm reusing the leaf from the original table cause it's nicely figured and tiger striped. Today at the Home Hardware store I stumbled onto Virola...
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    Thanks for the link Alan, awesome blog. ...

    Thanks for the link Alan, awesome blog.

    Cheers, gare
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    Thanks Christian, I've been looking at...

    Thanks Christian, I've been looking at veneersupplies.com, they seem to be user friendly albeit sales driven but I'll have a look at Rockler. Much appreciated.

    Cheers, gare
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