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  1. Thread: Engine stall

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    Idle speed?

    Thanks for all of your suggestions and I’m going to check things out ASAP. Was out for a sail yesterday but sailed into Back Creek (where my marina is located) before starting the engine and it...
  2. Thread: Engine stall

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    Engine stall

    When I return from a sail I back my E32-3 down the fairway and into the slip. To set that up I bring the boat to a point about 75 feet or so off the fairway entrance and at about a 45 degree angle to...
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    Vesper

    We sail our E32-3 out of Port Annapolis on Back Creek and are there most weekends and now that my better half is going to be retiring, weíll probably be there during the week too! Canít miss our...
  4. :mad: Well, hells bells! Let me try that again....

    :mad: Well, hells bells! Let me try that again.

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    Frame w/o bag

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    Top of frame

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  5. Following this thread I was inspired by the use...

    Following this thread I was inspired by the use of a "standard" kitchen trash can by cutting off the top and using elastic bands to hold the plastic bag in place. So, using stuff laying around my...
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    You only get one first impression

    Iím a ďsemi-retiredĒ commercial photographer (photographers never really retire. We just fade away. Bad old photographerís joke.) When I worked (or still work) with a client, no matter what the...
  7. Thread: Gybe question

    by Bolo
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    Boom break

    I use a boom brake on my E32-3 especially when I single hand the boat and it works great if rigged properly. When it's really blowing it's very difficult, if not impossible to "center up" the boom,...
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    Sporty

    Donít think I ever sailed with a sports coat on before but it does add a bit of class to it all. All that was needed was to also see you puffing on your pipe while underway.
  9. Bag frame?

    On second thought, rather then searching for the right trash can to chop up I think I may just measure the trash compartment opening and build a wooden frame that will fit into the top of the...
  10. I agree! It's one of those, "Why the hell didn't...

    I agree! It's one of those, "Why the hell didn't I think of that" ideas. Going to try it this year on Vesper and see if we can get rid of the plastic trash can the lives under the nav table.
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    Amazon

    Here is the one I used as a replacement on my 32-3. Easy and cheap.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E35UV2/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Good solution!

    I too like the Velcro pins since it looks neat, allows for a quick inspection on the turnbuckle (no tape) and won't rip the side of my leg open when I've gotten too close to a pin. I end up with...
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    Whats in a name?

    Would have been better is they named it the "Rotaderp 2000". (Predator backwards) Even sounds better, like it was made in Bavaria or someplace like that. Could charge more for it. 😁
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    Loud!!!!

    I have a Honda EU2000 that I've used on the job and sometimes to generate power for my house during the rare extended power outages. With lots of extension cables so it was easy to just place the...
  15. Push/Pull

    Awhile back after experience constant starting problems on our 32-3 I narrowed the problem down to the key switch so it had to be replaced. After seeing the Christian Williams posting about...
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    Quite a review of books about sailing, Christian....

    Quite a review of books about sailing, Christian. In fact I'm going to be purchasing, for myself, Calder's book since I need all the help I can get. "Once Is Enough" also sounded interesting along...
  17. Christian, I understand your thoughts on how the...

    Christian, I understand your thoughts on how the recording/movie industry has changed over the years. I've been a professional commercial photographer for over 40 years so I learned "on film" as...
  18. Phil, I like the setup you have and the use of...

    Phil, I like the setup you have and the use of the Whale Gulper 320 which is rated at 5GPM as opposed to the Jabsco Shower Drain and Bilge Pump, rated at just 3GPM, that I have installed under the...
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    I do not have canvas covers over my dodger glass...

    I do not have canvas covers over my dodger glass and not having them don't seem t be a problem. In fact I'm about due for a new dodger (the canvas is a bit shabby) but the plastic glass seems in...
  20. Thread: The Essentials

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    I donít need a bible on board Christian because I...

    I donít need a bible on board Christian because I pray to Him all the time. At times like, ďPlease Lord donít let me screw up this docking!Ē
  21. Thread: The Essentials

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    Boat Water

    Having a good supply of "Boat Water" on board (or some other libations) goes with out saying and should have been on my list. I beg forgiveness.
  22. Thread: The Essentials

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    The Essentials

    There are many things that we find essential in keeping aboard our boats. Life jackets, a good compass, foul weather gear, VHF radio just to name a few. But there are some items that although...
  23. Thread: E32-3 Polars?

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    * Thatís about what we get on our 1987 32-3...

    *

    Thatís about what we get on our 1987 32-3 with a shoal keel also. You say that you donít point well. How close to the wind can you sail? I can usually bring it within 30 degrees and at times a...
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    Because if you have a ďfirst mateĒ (wife) aboard...

    Because if you have a ďfirst mateĒ (wife) aboard who likes to have hot water when you anchor too far from a 120 volt outlet you need to heat your hot water. Thatís why. :egrin: Boiling some on the...
  25. Thread: Sad time of year

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    This will sound like I'm repeating myself...

    This will sound like I'm repeating myself but....the inner scuppers on my boat join together under the cockpit and then a single hose goes to a ball valve under the galley sink. This is the run I...
  26. Thread: Mast Rainwater!

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    Christian, youíre such a rebel. :cool:

    Christian, youíre such a rebel. :cool:
  27. Thread: Sad time of year

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    Iím positive that the inner set of scuppers...

    Iím positive that the inner set of scuppers attach to the ďYĒ fitting that goes onto the ball valve under the sink. Think outer ones drain out without going through a valve.
  28. Thread: Sad time of year

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    Winterizing Inner scuppers.

    Port A does have de-icers around the docks but I've still have seem some ice encroaching around the hull in the coldest months. One other thing worth mentioning, I think, is winterizing the inner...
  29. Thread: Sad time of year

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    I too have almost always kept Vesper in the water...

    I too have almost always kept Vesper in the water during the winter months for many of the same reasons that Mark states. In fact, Mark use to be a dock neighbor of mine when he was at Port A. The...
  30. Jabsco Shower Drain and Bilge Pump

    My E-32 has two bilges, a main and a mast/shower bilge, as you probably know. The mast bilge almost always has water in it from the mast and at one time I even had a one-way valve installed (Yes, it...
  31. Thread: Sad time of year

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    It's just a number

    Mark, It's OK to pull my leg about just about anything! As for age, it's just a number, and what counts is how much you move around. Sailboats (either sailing or maintaining them) get you moving...
  32. Thread: Sad time of year

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    I did get out for a few nice solo sailing trips...

    I did get out for a few nice solo sailing trips this fall but being a freelance photographer, at the ripe old age of 67, doesnít necessarily mean that Iím retired and can spend all my time on a boat....
  33. Thread: Sad time of year

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    Sad time of year

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    Well, itís that time of year again but it comes earlier this year for me because of future commitments. Iím talking about winterizing Vesper here in Annapolis, Md. Just pulled, flaked and...
  34. Zinc check

    Toddster, I was going to move the HX off the engine too at first but decided to keep it basically in the same area so that I could check the end caps and easily reach the zinc which I replace every...
  35. Photos of the modified HX bracket

    Here are photos from the earlier posting that I linked to.

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    Here you can see just the modified bracket (without the heat exchanger) above the bell housing. I used a length of 2" square...
  36. Drivesaver

    Like I noted in my posting it was model 404A with the part number being 01-12-0050. I didn't have a hand in selecting it. That was left to the marina that installed the transmission.
  37. Dustin: You're traveling the same road I was...

    Dustin: You're traveling the same road I was down this last spring. In fact, I've been down that road TWICE, first with a rebuild of my old HBW-50 (big mistake) and second with replacing it by...
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    Jib halyard moved.

    I completed my work in moving the jib halyard, on the port side, out of the cockpit and back to the mast, since this line is rarely used. This opened a path for me to install a 1st reef downhaul...
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    Boat name on the side, not the stern

    I stripped off the boat graphics on our 32-3 early this year when I had an extensive polish job done to the hull. I took that time to have the boat graphics redone. Instead of putting the same...
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    A Short Sailing Trip

    Recently I took a cheap knock-off version of a Go-Pro along with me while solo sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. I wanted to create a vid that I could show to my mother who's in her 90's and can't come...
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    Christian, Thanks for the photo, makes me feel...

    Christian, Thanks for the photo, makes me feel better. I probably wasn't clear enough in my description. I'm not adding a winch for the downhaul. The added winch is for the spinnaker halyard that...
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    1st and 2nd reef downhaul

    I own a 32-3 and I'm in the process of moving the spinnaker and jib halyards from the cockpit to the mast to make room for 1st and 2nd reef downhauls. There are a few reasons for doing this that I...
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    Water heater

    Geoff: I too own a 32-3 (1987) and all the suggestions made so far are good one's including cleaning up the bilge before trying to track down the nasty "popcorn" smell. But one other thing you...
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    Many years ago my brother owned a small (inboard...

    Many years ago my brother owned a small (inboard powered) fishing boat that he use to take out through at Barnegat Light and it was challenging at times depending on the tides and ocean conditions. ...
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    I own a 32-3 and sail on the Chesapeake Bay where...

    I own a 32-3 and sail on the Chesapeake Bay where having a shoal keel (mine is 4'-3") really does come in handy but it's not a necessity, of course. You just have to be aware of your surroundings. ...
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    I'll need to wait and see what the lewmar 8 I...

    I'll need to wait and see what the lewmar 8 I bought on eBay looks like. I didn't know that about the winch handles. If it doesn't fit then it's going back.
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    Lewmar #8

    I just picked up one of the winches I need, a Lewmar #8 single speed non trailing, on ebay for a good price and it has a working load of 1000 pounds so I think it can handle rasing a spinnaker (which...
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    Will a Barient 10 work on a E-32-3

    I own a E32-3 and am looking to move both the spinnaker and jib halyards to the mast from the cockpit, so this thread is of interest to me. I see that a Barient #10 winch was used for this purpose...
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    Coot

    Good point Christian. This is getting a bit off subject but the wood dinghy we bought is a "Coot" which is a pram design made from plans....
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    Too much chain?

    There is an Ericson 32 with a windlass installed (on this site) on the foredeck but I can't find the images. It was awhile back. I'm still thinking of installing it in the anchor lock, like the...
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