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    I’ve gotten many good years out of the EV 100...

    I’ve gotten many good years out of the EV 100 system. Would prefer the hydro but not sure of the space to make it fit a 32.
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    Here’s one that’ll scare you...

    Imagine being on watch on a moonless night and hitting this!

    https://gcaptain.com/abandoned-cargo-ship-found-drifting-in-the-mid-atlantic/
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    Welcome to the best owners group anywhere.

    Welcome to the best owners group anywhere.
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    Don, Thank you for responding. I got my question...

    Don,
    Thank you for responding. I got my question answered yesterday from another member via PM.
    Rick
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    We picked up a crab pot offshore in the gulf....

    We picked up a crab pot offshore in the gulf. Middle of the night, rough weather on a CSY 43. On another delivery the starboard prop on my buddy’s Lagoon Cat picked up about 50 yards of old fishing...
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    Or Atlantic Heights, NJ even.......:egrin:

    Or Atlantic Heights, NJ even.......:egrin:
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    New Jersey Question

    Which of you Vikings lives near Seabright, NJ? I have a question.....

    PM me please.....
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    Sticky: It helps when most are pretty women!

    It helps when most are pretty women!
  9. Come on down the ICW to Florida Steve

    Come on down the ICW to Florida Steve
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    CW, I still crack up every time I paraphrase and...

    CW, I still crack up every time I paraphrase and attempt to share your most eloquent words, “Farming lost two great candidates that day” or something to that effect...


    Being boarded is never a...
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    Sticky: Great looking boat Steve. I may be in Annapolis...

    Great looking boat Steve. I may be in Annapolis in a couple weeks.
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    I will try to post a photo next time I’m aboard....

    I will try to post a photo next time I’m aboard. Our port aft lazarette holds our Honda EU 2000 generator, Magma Grill (when not being used) a canvas bag with power cord and fuel line for the dinghy...
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    Find a new surveyor

    Agree with Bob (above),,,....”””

    In reading your post, I was struck with the thought that your surveyor might be more adept at checking property lines than boats. You have the same design as I do...
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    Break out some boat bucks and buy Bomans. I did...

    Break out some boat bucks and buy Bomans. I did and I’ve never seen a more dry view of high humidity and salt spray from the arid comfort of the 32-200 cabin!
  15. Thread: Chart plotter

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    Late to the party but we have a Garmin 740s...

    Late to the party but we have a Garmin 740s mounted on a custom made ss bracket attached to the starboard side of the binnacle on the platform where the old Datamarine pod was mounted. It has AIS and...
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    Sticky: Wow Geoff! When I started this thread I knew...

    Wow Geoff!

    When I started this thread I knew we’d see beautiful boats. Your photos make me want to hold onto my 32-200. We are looking at a Stevens 47, which is beautiful too but nothing like the...
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    Generator Storage

    I have been using a Honda EU2000 for many years to run our AC. It fits perfectly in the aft lazerette. When in use, I hang it slightly off the deck from the boom which dramatically cuts down on...
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    This was sailing on Pensacola Bay today

    American Magic the 1/2 sized US boat testing for the AC! They have about 40 staff, sailors and engineers in town through May.

    According to the local paper there are also at leas three spies from...
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    She is ready in warm waters for you northerners...

    She is ready in warm waters for you northerners to take a break from winter and sail her home.

    Jean Luc Van Heede May be interested since I learned he selling his boat in France now that he...
  20. One on the forward part of the cockpit well, the...

    One on the forward part of the cockpit well, the other is hanging on the rail port side in a bag.
  21. Our diaphragm pump is on the bulkhead in the...

    Our diaphragm pump is on the bulkhead in the engine compartment. Plenty of room there for both the pump and the strainer.
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    Lol, maybe the pendulum will swing back to the...

    Lol, maybe the pendulum will swing back to the good ole days.
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    Christian, I believe we have firmly succumbed to...

    Christian, I believe we have firmly succumbed to the dire forecast of not long ago when someone said we would devolve into a disposable society. Hardware stores run contrary to that plan. They allow...
  24. Asshat!,,, Lol! Good to hear from you Ryan!

    Asshat!,,, Lol!

    Good to hear from you Ryan!
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    Hurricane Michael

    Well folks, living in paradise has its price.

    We haven’t seen a storm like this since Ivan graced us years ago.

    Amazing that a Cat 4.9 can have such a small, focused impact and yet leave us...
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    Wow Ryan! Thank you for letting us all be a...

    Wow Ryan!

    Thank you for letting us all be a part of the journey from her purchase and refit to the South Pacific. I hope you and your lovely wife are doing well and off to another great...
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    I’m either moving to a 38-200 or a Beneteau 393....

    I’m either moving to a 38-200 or a Beneteau 393. Ericsons are much nicer IMHO. She’s still available. When I finish traveling I will list her with a broker.
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    I put a Garhauer rigid Vang on our 32-200. It...

    I put a Garhauer rigid Vang on our 32-200. It works quite well with no problems. I need to get rid of the superfluous topping lift.
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    Had a close call in heavy fog with a speedboat...

    Had a close call in heavy fog with a speedboat doing 20 knots. Came very close to hitting us. Had the air horn blasting but I’m sure they couldn’t hear over the engines. Our radar helped us prepare.
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    Golden Globe Race

    Christian, the windvanes these racers are using seems to be less robust than yours.

    Philippe Péché and Antoine Cousot to retire from the Race
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    Thanks Steve! I still will after I sell...

    Thanks Steve!

    I still will after I sell her.....
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    Well I’ve had several contacts from landlocked...

    Well I’ve had several contacts from landlocked lookers like Utah, NV and ID.

    Where are my Ericson brethren?

    Bueler, Bueler!
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    1989 32-200 For Sale

    Ready to move up to a bigger boat. I have listed our 32-200 on Sailboat Listings. Thought I’d offer it to my friends here as well.

    Here is a link:
    https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/74818
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    Overkill? Maybe...

    I have two centrifugal bilge pumps, one diaphragm pump with a strainer mounted in the engine compartments and a Whale Gusher!

    It can can troubling when they start running.....where’s the leak?
    ...
  35. I hear you Bill! The Crowhurst documentary was...

    I hear you Bill!

    The Crowhurst documentary was sobering.

    Just finished following the VOR. Our American team Vestas 11 Hour Racing didn’t do too well. They sunk a Chinese fishing boat and...
  36. The 2018 Golden Globe Race - Started today!

    No Crowhurst, Robin Knox Johnson or Moitissier but still keeping with the tradition of the original with no GPS or motoring.

    Should be be fun to follow!

    Rick
  37. Lazyjacks and Tides Strong Track = Bliss

    I love my lazy jacks, had them for several years with no problems. I keep mine deployed full time. With the Strongtrack the sail drops like a dream. Our sail cover does not have slots and buttons...
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    Loss of a fellow Viking - RIP Fred Parry

    Several years ago a fellow 32-200 owner in New York and I began a friendship. Fred Parry had just purchased s/v Luna and being that we owned the same model, we shared ideas, thoughts and even values....
  39. We hang our bag forward of the galley sink and...

    We hang our bag forward of the galley sink and stow larger items in the aft lazerette.
  40. Bob, glad you got the new tranny! Looking forward...

    Bob, glad you got the new tranny! Looking forward to hearing how it works for you. As for the heat exchanger, perhaps you could make a rigid bracket that lifts it up a few inches without a complete...
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    Here are a handful I had in my ipad. Once is...

    Here are a handful I had in my ipad.

    Once is Enough - Miles Smeeton
    Desperate Voyage - John Caldwell
    The Loss of the Ship Essex Sunk by a Whale - Thomas Nickerson & Owen Chase
    God forsaken Sea...
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    Thank you all. The buzzer can mean trouble....

    Thank you all.

    The buzzer can mean trouble. Hopefully it is only the sender.

    The water pump was recently upgraded so water flow shouldn’t be an issue.

    Now, about that that soap in the...
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    Where is everyone around here?

    Where is everyone around here?
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    That is funny Christian, I thought the same thing...

    That is funny Christian, I thought the same thing when I ordered one years ago. It is a very “special”tool indeed!
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    Oil Pressure Alarm Chirping ?

    While pulling into my slip yesterday at the end of a two hour motoring trip that (thanks to zero wind), my oil pressure alarm “chirped”. This only happened at idle while in gear.

    With all lines...
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    Another source

    I had a fresh water leak into the aft cabin years ago that we couldn’t find until my friend used a hose around the cockpit. It turned out to be the stereo speakers mounted under the helm.

    Also,...
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    Enjoy every minute of the experience. Always...

    Enjoy every minute of the experience.

    Always wear a PFD and be clipped in when on deck or or in the cockpit at night. Stay hydrated and bring snacks you can eat on watch like nuts, trail mix,...
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    Ughhh Just dealt with this yesterday. Had a...

    Ughhh

    Just dealt with this yesterday. Had a little water in bildge aft of the mast and smelled kind of bad. I hosed out and pumped the bildge completely a couple times and made it smell much...
  49. Bob, Ive been down the same road my friend. ...

    Bob,

    Ive been down the same road my friend.

    When I purchased our boat all of the fluid leaked out of the crappy old transmission and like you, I was convinced that it could be repaired with...
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    Guy, Build me a guitar and I will deliver the...

    Guy,

    Build me a guitar and I will deliver the stuffing to you! Seriously, it seems as though the rudder stuffing is a mystery to many of us. Christian was able to stop his leak with grease if I...
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