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    New E23-2 Owner! Have some tech questions

    Hey Guys,

    I bought a '78(?) E23-2 last night and I've got some questions I'm hoping you'll be able to help me with.

    So my understanding is that Ericson went out of business in the '90s. Where can we get parts? I need a new spreader base (casting that's used to mount the spreader to the mast).

    Is there anywhere I can get a manual? I downloaded a copy of the sail plan data and the mast raising guide from the site here but word is there's a manual floating around out there in the ether. I emailed the fellow mentioned in the Sailing Magazine article but who knows how old that info is.

    I have a dent in the starboard side from the trailer bunk as the boat has been out of the water for about 4 years, according to the PO. Has anyone encountered this problem before and is there a good way to rectify the situation?

    Thanks! Looking forward to doing some more reading and posting here

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    Welcome aboard.

    Need to know more about the distortion of the hull. Have you had the boat off the trailer yet? What's the situation look like from the inside?

    You've probably seen these threads. E23 owners will know more.

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexc...cson-23-Manual

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexc...3-owners-group

    When you're ready, just bring up the issues one by one as they appear. Photos really help.
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    Welcome Aboard:
    I am getting ready to see about having spreader castings made. The mast and spreaders are comon to the E 23, 25, and 27. And the castings apperar to be a common failure (& age).
    Good luck, and enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian Williams View Post
    Welcome aboard.

    Need to know more about the distortion of the hull. Have you had the boat off the trailer yet? What's the situation look like from the inside?

    You've probably seen these threads. E23 owners will know more.

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexc...cson-23-Manual

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexc...3-owners-group

    When you're ready, just bring up the issues one by one as they appear. Photos really help.
    Thanks

    Nope, she hasn't been off the trailer yet. Got a guy coming to look at the rigging on Wednesday.

    dent looks fine from the inside. It's actually hard to see. Glass look fine other than being able to kinda tell that it's pushed in.

    Bob Boe just got a hold of me and I'm going to buy a manual from him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond39 View Post
    Welcome Aboard:
    I am getting ready to see about having spreader castings made. The mast and spreaders are comon to the E 23, 25, and 27. And the castings apperar to be a common failure (& age).
    Good luck, and enjoy.
    Bob
    Thanks! Well if you're having spreader castings made put me down for one!! I definitely need a new one!
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    Spreader Bracket Castings

    On my previous 73' E-27 I eliminated the troublesome cast aluminum brackets and spreaders and the mast dimples they cause. I fabricated a stainless steel saddle that fit around the mast and welded on stainless brackets I purchased from Dyer masts. I also purchased Dyer spreaders to fit the new brackets. It was many years ago but I do still have a couple of photos.
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    Good. I would now begin ignoring the dent in the hull. Can't see it in the water. It'll probably disappear anyhow.

    That's my repair strategy whenever possible. It works.
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