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    Ah, yeah, I get that. What I did was email...

    Ah, yeah, I get that.

    What I did was email the manual to my "Kindle". Means that I can pull up any part of it, on pretty much any device, anytime, anywhere....
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    The owner's manual for the 32-3 is in the...

    The owner's manual for the 32-3 is in the download section of the site, and contains most (all?) of the equivalent drawings and diagrams

    Bruce
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    MareLube

    I'm not aware of a spray... but Lewmar makes a lube specifically for Marelon thru-hulls called MareLube

    https://www.fisheriessupply.com/sitesearch.aspx?keyword=marelube&sitesearch=true

    It comes...
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    I go a slightly different direction.... I cover...

    I go a slightly different direction.... I cover the plates with "preservation tape" (I love that stuff!), which does an adequate job of sealing them, and then I close the thru-hull under the sink. ...
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    I don't know, he's looking pretty stressed. I...

    I don't know, he's looking pretty stressed. I hope he can find some way to relax a little.... :egrin:
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    "Eva-Dry" dehumidifiers

    I'm constantly trying to keep humidity down in the boat, especially this time of year.

    Current mode is a "flying saucer" passive/low-wattage dehumidifer in the v-berth, with a fan going to keep...
  7. In software state-management, there are three...

    In software state-management, there are three states to consider: "was-ness", "is-ness" and "ought-ness"

    if is-ness isn't the same as ought-ness, something got honked up (<-- that's a technical...
  8. Thread: Washing dishes?

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    Hmmmm.... I guess the "vig" adds up on all the...

    Hmmmm.... I guess the "vig" adds up on all the martinis I owe you?
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    Hey! I thought you'd called off the hit?!? ...

    Hey! I thought you'd called off the hit?!?

    :egrin:
  10. Thread: Washing dishes?

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    Washing dishes?

    One of the things I pondered during the summer's Grand Cruise (tm, patent pending) was.... what's the best way to wash dishes on a boat?

    At present, I do a first pass with the seawater footpump...
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    Good tip. I did mine with wire ties (white),...

    Good tip.

    I did mine with wire ties (white), but then covered them with self-amalgamating tape.

    They've held up pretty well, at least between more-or-less annual check and re-wrap cycles.
    ...
  12. Thread: Engine Use

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    Poll: Random datapoint, on the occasion of my annual...

    Random datapoint, on the occasion of my annual fill-up-the-tank-before-winter craziness....

    Over the past 4 years, I've put 150.3 hours on the Hobbs meter, and consumed 61.9g of fuel. That works...
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    you can also google it this way:...

    you can also google it this way: "site:ericsonyachts.org fuel tank replacement"

    that'll limit the search so that it only returns matching results from this site.
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    Sweet! Is that the new headsail? Looks very...

    Sweet!

    Is that the new headsail? Looks very nice...

    Bruce
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    Another option, perhaps, is to repurpose the...

    Another option, perhaps, is to repurpose the space under the galley drawers.

    There's a tilt-out bin there, but that tilt-out is a ridiculously inefficient use of space. Someone (KennethK?) pulled...
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    Sticky: May want to add Genoa Bay to the list. I know we...

    May want to add Genoa Bay to the list. I know we were there in 2018, but it was a lovely quiet spot with everything we need (a gathering place, a restaurant, a shop, things to see/do in the area,...
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    Despite being a semi-avid HAM, and having a...

    Despite being a semi-avid HAM, and having a lovely ICOM M802 SSB somewhere in the garage... I concur.

    SSB might be a decent fallback, but the downsides are
    -- complex to install, tune and keep...
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    First time I ever sailed in Puget Sound it...

    First time I ever sailed in Puget Sound it snowed. Working bow on a 6-meter, and those things are hard enough to stay on when they're level and dry...
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    I pull mine (I did it last weekend). They're...

    I pull mine (I did it last weekend). They're currently sitting dry and folded in my (semi-heated) workshop.

    I also "tie up" my halyards - I pull them out of the deck organizer and tie them up off...
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    revisiting 2019

    I seem to have lost my list of attendees at the 2019 Rendezvous, and... being more than a little OCD, that bugs me

    I remember:
    -- Achates / Tom and Karin / E38
    -- Gloria Jean / Jim and Gloria /...
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    I have a NEXUS (US/CAN trusted traveler) card,...

    I have a NEXUS (US/CAN trusted traveler) card, and a DTOPS sticker.

    Between the two, I've been able to check in by phone on each of my border crossings - 2 clearing into BC, and 2 clearing back...
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    Yeah, judging by the two portlights, you're...

    Yeah, judging by the two portlights, you're probably right.

    Sad.
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    I heard back from my insurance guy, he said that...

    I heard back from my insurance guy, he said that it would cost me about $80/year to increase my liability coverage to $2M, and that he could do it any time (i.e., he could do it in June before my...
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    Hmmm.... you have a little better coverage-limits...

    Hmmm.... you have a little better coverage-limits than me, but not 2x better....

    27963
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    Verrrry interesting. Thanks for the info,...

    Verrrry interesting.

    Thanks for the info, Loren...

    I've reached out to my insurance guy to see how much it would cost to update my coverage. My current policy is $300k in liability coverage...
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    I used one of these kits ...

    I used one of these kits

    https://www.fisheriessupply.com/sailing-specialities-universal-mast-boots

    A little bit of a pain to get the joint glued (it's basically contact cement, so no matter...
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    Sticky: I have to be somewhere else the weekend of...

    I have to be somewhere else the weekend of 7/11-12 next year.

    Not that the Rendezvous should be planned around "me", but would love to attend if possible. Either the prior weekend or the...
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    "it depends". At the top end, the track...

    "it depends".

    At the top end, the track needs to be at least high enough so that when the butt end is raised, the tip end can clear through the foretriangle in a gibe. It doesn't hurt to go a...
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    No idea if any are relevant, but there appear to...

    No idea if any are relevant, but there appear to be a bunch of Simpson-Lawrence manuals here:

    http://www.slspares.co.uk/instruction-manuals-pdf.php

    B
  30. Read it last night. Loved it! (made especially...

    Read it last night. Loved it! (made especially good by being able to hear your voice in my head while I read)

    Really great to read a novel, too, where the author gets the sailing stuff right.
    ...
  31. last call for foam "bottoms"

    Covers are boxed up and ready to ship.

    Still have the 5 "bottom" foam pieces. Last call if anyone local wants them (they're in good shape, and might, at least, be good for repurposing as cockpit...
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    I walked around the docks a bit. Neither of the...

    I walked around the docks a bit. Neither of the 35-3s on B-dock are rigged for spinnaker. Both the 32-2 and the 35-2 have 1-1/4" track, as does the Catalina 320 and the Cal-31.

    The only 1"...
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    I'd be willing to bet it is 1-1/4" I think...

    I'd be willing to bet it is 1-1/4"

    I think Geoff's 32-III is set up for spinnaker, he'd know. Failing that, I can measure the track on a 35-3 across the dock from me, tomorrow...

    Bruce
  34. On its way to my iPad. Can't wait to read it! ...

    On its way to my iPad. Can't wait to read it!

    (I have no idea how you do all you do. I barely have enough time to read a book, let alone write one.)
  35. You are! And, happy to hear they have a home. I...

    You are! And, happy to hear they have a home. I hated the idea of just throwing them in the recycle bin, if there was a chance another owner could use them.

    I'm traveling this week, will box...
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    Generally speaking, no problem. I'd recommend...

    Generally speaking, no problem. I'd recommend two things

    -- when you go aloft next, check the sheave for any burrs or sharp edges around the groove for the wire. Those kinds of things have more...
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    Poll: Mine had 1898 on the clock when I got the keys,...

    Mine had 1898 on the clock when I got the keys, and has 2044 now, so I've added ~150 in a little under 4 years.

    Notably, a good chunk of that was motoring on the "grand cruise" to Genoa Bay for...
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    "in general", the basic 32 rig has 4 masthead...

    "in general", the basic 32 rig has 4 masthead halyards - main halyard on the aft side of the mast, and three (port/spinnaker, centerline/jib and starboard/spinnaker) on the forward side of the...
  39. 32-III mid-cabin upholstery... ready for adoption

    I had new cushions made for the main salon (dinette and settee) on Makana, and have no use for the old cushion covers.

    I think they're original - the nice blue fabric with white "dot" pattern -...
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    Very valid point, to which I'll add a nuance. ...

    Very valid point, to which I'll add a nuance.

    A local boat might need a lot of "refreshing" (sails, electronics, covers, upholstery, deferred maintenance, etc, etc, etc), which can cost a lot of...
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    I'm probably the outlier on this (as with most...

    I'm probably the outlier on this (as with most things).... I use oil and (so far) am fairly happy with it.

    Couple of years ago I sanded, bleached and oiled. Since then, all I've done is refresh...
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    can't help on the water heater question

    That tang on the mast below deck, though, is probably for a "tie-rod". If you think about the loads on the boat when sailing, the shrouds put upward...
  43. Thread: Mainsheet twist

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    Blame the winch. When you put wraps on a winch...

    Blame the winch.

    When you put wraps on a winch drum, the non-load side of the tail picks up some twist. And, later, when you ease or release the line, that twist makes it "upstream" into the...
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    When I was doing deliveries - young and immortal...

    When I was doing deliveries - young and immortal - I used to trail about 100' of poly-pro line behind the boat. At the trailing end was a small fender, the forward end was tied to the throttle...
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    ...or, your deadweight will break the gooseneck,...

    ...or, your deadweight will break the gooseneck, tear the main across a seam, and you'll be in the water weighed down by the boom, tangled in the vang and mainsheet, while your boat sails merrily...
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    Interesting (and mildly terrifying...) thread. ...

    Interesting (and mildly terrifying...) thread.

    I've thought about how to jury-rig a patch for a blown bellows, but don't really have any great ideas from the things that I have on the boat. I've...
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    Those lines, that interior.... wow.

    Those lines, that interior....

    wow.
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    A couple of random thoughts (worth everything...

    A couple of random thoughts (worth everything you've paid for them)

    -- I wouldn't remove the vent hose. I'd reposition the top end (it doesn't have to be straight, it just needs to let air come...
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    I did the same thing this spring, with the same...

    I did the same thing this spring, with the same result. I also put a shaft-clamp forward of the collar, just as a belt-and-suspenders measure.

    I DID use new set-screws, largely because they (PYI)...
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    That was/is my belief. I thought I had...

    That was/is my belief.

    I thought I had previously seen someone on the forums with a 39, who showed a photo of a big thick cored section after drilling for a thru-hull . And there are a couple...
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