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    I also have the Legacy SCAD tank monitor. Mine's...

    I also have the Legacy SCAD tank monitor. Mine's over 5 years old and works fine. It looks like just the display has been changed in the current model. The two external metal strips are easy to...
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    Geoff, I have the same unit minus the lower...

    Geoff,
    I have the same unit minus the lower chain gypsy. The locking tooth gets frozen on mine from zero use. Spray it and wait a bit. Maybe a light tap with a plastic hammer at the most. The tooth...
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    I didn't do anything to my radiator cap when I...

    I didn't do anything to my radiator cap when I changed to the 3 inch HE. There's no connection between the HE and coolant pressure, it won't raise the pressure. I'd run the spec cap and ignore the...
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    My new Mrcool 3 inch HE fit right on the saddle...

    My new Mrcool 3 inch HE fit right on the saddle of my 5424 where the 2 inch was with no issues. My saddle is flat with a lip.

    Mark
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    If you have an inflatable, a hip tie, tug boat...

    If you have an inflatable, a hip tie, tug boat style will get you in/out of the marina in good weather depending on how confined the slip space is. See post #6 here for results with 8 hp and E34:
    ...
  6. Hi Frank, My trailer plugs were in great shape...

    Hi Frank,

    My trailer plugs were in great shape when I finally cut them out a few years ago. My wires did not have a lot of slack at either end. I only added a bus bar at the engine control panel...
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    The near VERTICAL cabin sides where all my ports...

    The near VERTICAL cabin sides where all my ports are located (opening and fixed) is solid glass ~ 1/2 inch thick. The horizontal surfaces, cabin top and side decks, are cored which is thicker. I...
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    What Brad said. This E-26/2 states a 37.5 foot...

    What Brad said.

    This E-26/2 states a 37.5 foot air draft.

    https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/79552

    Main hoist is 31.5 feet. Shelman measured his 26-2 mast length at 34 feet. I'd...
  9. A couple of buddies did the trip from Mystic, CT...

    A couple of buddies did the trip from Mystic, CT in eastern Long Island Sound to Champlain in a 40+ foot single diesel downeast power yacht in a long weekend. They (one was the owner) were...
  10. The Champlain Canal guide states bridge clearance...

    The Champlain Canal guide states bridge clearance at 17 feet. This is the section from Albany 60 miles to the southern end of Lake Champlain. The trip from Annapolis to Albany will not require a...
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    My early 1984 E26 (basically a slightly modified...

    My early 1984 E26 (basically a slightly modified 25+ (deck, interior) with a new model name) had the Kenyon mast. The gooseneck looked like the D section parts in the Rig-rite link Bruce posted.
    ...
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    Hi Randy, You mentioned removing the core of...

    Hi Randy,

    You mentioned removing the core of the furling line and using the jacket. The strong part of the line is the core. The jacket is for protection of the core (UV and abrasion) and to...
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    My new ice box handles here: ...

    My new ice box handles here:

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?15608-Ice-Box-Lid-Handles

    Easy to do if you are handy with a wood chisel.

    Sanding the teak trim around...
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    What are the dimensions? Expanding the cutout...

    What are the dimensions? Expanding the cutout (slightly) to a standard opening port would be the typical upgrade EXCEPT as Loren has stated, there are no opening ports that can handle a curved...
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    Autopilot

    Hi,

    I single hand my E36EH 90% of the time. My main traveler is on the bridge deck out of reach from the wheel and my primaries are next to it in the forward cockpit. I have a 48 inch diameter...
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    Hi Doug, I had to replace my battery charger...

    Hi Doug,

    I had to replace my battery charger a couple of years ago and switched to the 20 amp Sterling with the remote panel option. Expensive, but basically install and forget. A replacement is...
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    Hi Brad, Can you provide some details on your...

    Hi Brad,

    Can you provide some details on your wing to fin keel conversion? Sounds like you added lead back to the bottom of the fin vs adding it to both sides of the existing fin (as a bulb)? ...
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    Doug, What you are describing sounds like the...

    Doug,

    What you are describing sounds like the typical volt meter and toggle switch installed in the factory DC panel (left picture) to monotor the batteries. The switch is the AC breaker is to...
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    We will be out by noon on Saturday from Back...

    We will be out by noon on Saturday from Back Creek to the Severn/Bay for certain. We will keep a lookout!
    Mark
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    Page 5 of Bruce's shipping blog states he...

    Page 5 of Bruce's shipping blog states he measured 13 feet. Looks like the cabintop dorade and stainless guard can stay on.
    ...
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    AC Ice Maker

    Kevin,

    I have one of these:

    https://www.amazon.com/Koldfront-KIM202W-Ultra-Compact-Portable/dp/B013XXTFKG

    This is for plugged in at the dock. It works OK. It would work much better in a...
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    One of the attractions of the two Holland...

    One of the attractions of the two Holland designed boats is the open salon with no dinette even though it is narrow by several feet due to the pilot berths. It's amazing the difference removing the...
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    My boat came with a 12vDC Adler Barbour (now...

    My boat came with a 12vDC Adler Barbour (now Dometic) CU-200 Super Cold Machine. I have the cold plate vs the small box evaporator. It keeps my E36RH ice box near freezing set on '1' of 10 on 90...
  24. Hi Roger, I rigged my E26 vang upside down...

    Hi Roger,

    I rigged my E26 vang upside down just like yours to make it easier to operate.

    My E36RH came with a rigid Hall Quickvang, my first experience with a rigid vang. It operates great as...
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    Hi Newbie, My 1984 E26-2 was the 3' 11" shoal...

    Hi Newbie,

    My 1984 E26-2 was the 3' 11" shoal keel. I sailed to all those places with no problems. The shoal keel versions of all the Ericsons have nearly the same stability as the deep keels. ...
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    Hi HewbieSailor, I didn't mean to imply that...

    Hi HewbieSailor,

    I didn't mean to imply that there was anything unacceptable or dangerous about the design of the E26 with a wing keel or wheel steering, just not my preference. For $3000, the...
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    Also determine the tractor (or bobcat, lawnmower, excavator) model

    I have read in many posts that having the tractor (skid steer, forklift, etc) model is also the key to ordering Kubota parts at the dealer. The dealer parts are organized by model. My 1981 5424 is a...
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    Billie, If Tom's piece of T&H ply doesn't work...

    Billie,

    If Tom's piece of T&H ply doesn't work or you just want to use your original floor pieces, I would get a piece of new marine plywood, plane it to the correct thickness (if needed) and glue...
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    I've seen this boat for sale for a few years at a...

    I've seen this boat for sale for a few years at a slowly decreasing price. I think I remember the owners "aged out" of sailing. Once the price vs hassle of selling gets to a point, the donation and...
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    You should figure at least $10k - 12k to ship a...

    You should figure at least $10k - 12k to ship a yacht this size cross country. Mine was $6800 in 2011. Add the haul out/launch, unrig and pack up and re-rig at both ends. FWIW, paying a delivery...
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    Bob, The shoal draft versions of most Ericsons...

    Bob,

    The shoal draft versions of most Ericsons have nearly the same stability as the deep keel versions. The shoal keels are thicker and often have a vertical aft edge vice a forward tapered...
  32. The E-25 and the E25+ (and the identical hull...

    The E-25 and the E25+ (and the identical hull E-26 with HINs 200 - 299, 1984 - 1986/7) all have internal ballast and no keel bolts. The 300 series E26, 1987 and up, have bolted on keels which...
  33. Bruce, Also see post #26. Mark

    Bruce,

    Also see post #26.

    Mark
  34. The hole(s) are important on marine applications...

    The hole(s) are important on marine applications that have wet exhaust vs dry exhaust which is designed to run hotter. See Universal/Westerbeke Service Bulletin 107.

    Mark
  35. I only use the paper gasket. Which is only $1.10...

    I only use the paper gasket. Which is only $1.10 from Universal, Kubota may be even less.

    FWIW, I reused the paper gasket which was completely intact and un-stuck from both surfaces when I had...
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    You can get mast bend on a keel stepped masthead...

    You can get mast bend on a keel stepped masthead rig with a reasonably flexible mast section if you set it up with a few tweaks. You position the mast base all the way aft on the keel step. Mine...
  37. Brian, Start with the Perkos. I got the...

    Brian,

    Start with the Perkos. I got the Seadogs and the size is perfect but the mounting hole diameter is slightly smaller (1/8 - 1/4"). I had to fill and re-drill. The old holes are hidden...
  38. Bruce, The coolant temp is the running temp...

    Bruce,

    The coolant temp is the running temp and the temp sender should be sending that temp to the gauge. The metal parts of the engine (block and heads, manifolds) transfer heat very well to the...
  39. Bruce, My temp gauge sender is in the...

    Bruce,

    My temp gauge sender is in the thermostat housing cap (the black cylinder in the pic in post #30). My IR temp readings are 145F on the housing but the gauge is barely off the 120F peg, so...
  40. Bruce, You need to find out why you are...

    Bruce,

    You need to find out why you are running colder than the 160F setting first. This just makes the light load/low temp running diesel issue worse. I have the same problem. I verify...
  41. 44mm Thermostat Info - 180F

    My 1981 E36RH has the Universal 5424 3 cylinder diesel which predates the M-25. The manual clearly states the operating temperature range is 175 - 190 degrees F and in another location, 80 degrees C...
  42. Thread: Gybe question

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    Doug, Any time you come across an event or...

    Doug,

    Any time you come across an event or procedure while sailing that seems too violent or requires too much force there is probably another easier and safer method or tip that can help....
  43. Thread: Gybe question

    by markvone
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    What Al said!

    My first step for a gybe: center traveller on main track and lock in place. Second step: sheet in main to centerline. Reverse steps after headsail is across.
    If a dedicated person is on the main,...
  44. a) Per sailboat data P = 43' 3". b) Measure...

    a) Per sailboat data P = 43' 3". b) Measure tack to deck and mast base to cockpit. c) 86' 6" + b) + a little margin for tail and or error = main halyard length

    You could also hoist the end of...
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    Geoff, My refrigeration is way oversized to...

    Geoff,

    My refrigeration is way oversized to support cruising in Mexico and maybe operating as a freezer. I've found adding insulation between the cold plate and the rest of the box keeps stuff...
  46. Kevin, For those of us old enough to have...

    Kevin,

    For those of us old enough to have worked on cars with points and watched the transition to electronic ignition, no distributor and total computer control, the points were the weak link by...
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    Ken and Hagar, Have you considered moving one...

    Ken and Hagar,

    Have you considered moving one of the halyards (main or jib, whichever suits your limited space arrangement at the clutches) to exit to other side of the mast? It's just a matter...
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    I replaced my four fixed portlights with...

    I replaced my four fixed portlights with identical replacements from Mark Plastics in Corona, CA, a still operating original supplier to Ericson. Details including pricing in post #9 & 11 here:
    ...
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    Sticky: Steve, My 36RH has custom triple stripes from...

    Steve,

    My 36RH has custom triple stripes from the factory which I have not seen on another Ericson. The raised cove area is still molded into the hull even though the stripes don't relate to that...
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    I've got two automatic bilge pumps that I always...

    I've got two automatic bilge pumps that I always leave on. I don't want to accidently turn them off and I want to verify that they are powered when I leave the boat. Also I don't want to hunt for a...
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