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    Yeah, I figured 9 years was long enough...still...

    Yeah, I figured 9 years was long enough...still have the boat though!

    :nerd:
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    Better late than never... Turns out the...

    Better late than never...

    Turns out the problem was just that the LED light that was replaced in the foredeck light fixture is polarized; it has to be plugged in correctly. I was having some...
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    Wow, lots of Ericson 30+'s for sale right now. I...

    Wow, lots of Ericson 30+'s for sale right now. I just saw three listed in the current issue of Latitude 38...one of them was even featured in an article because it had been repowered with an electric...
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    I bought the replacement parts and never...

    I bought the replacement parts and never installed them. Everything I read about the failures was related to the M25 engine; I could find no mention of the failure ever having occurred on the M18. (I...
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    Do you really think they are personally visiting...

    Do you really think they are personally visiting each boatyard to give them this information? I guess they haven't heard about the U. S. Postal Service...
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    There is a graphic file somewhere here on the...

    There is a graphic file somewhere here on the site. You'll probably have to take it to a local decal/sign maker to have some made. Run off a hundred or so and you could probably sell some here...
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    Do you think they would still go? Then why...

    Do you think they would still go?



    Then why didn't the distributor do more marketing for the film? And why is Redford complaining about the marketing when he never did much to help promote it...
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    [/COLOR] Sorry if I was incorrect about the...

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    Sorry if I was incorrect about the manufacturer; my boat is 1985 and it has a Kenyon mast and boom.

    BTW, do not order anything from Rig Right if you can avoid it. You will pay 3x the...
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    Maybe someone could direct a few of those whales...

    Maybe someone could direct a few of those whales to come up into the East Santa Barbara Channel. I used to see them all the time 5 years ago; now, not hardly at all. But I keep hearing on the news...
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    Probably Kenyon.

    Probably Kenyon.
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    I have no idea the age of my sails, but I suspect...

    I have no idea the age of my sails, but I suspect like most everything else on the boat the main could be original. The jib is definitely newer. Main = Hood; Jib = Rolly Tasker. I took the main to...
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    I have that radio, or maybe the previous model....

    I have that radio, or maybe the previous model. It is kinda cool that you can highlight a target, get the name of the vessel and with DSC call them directly.



    Yeah, when a woman is getting...
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    I have brought up the Race Cell Lithium Iron...

    I have brought up the Race Cell Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries here a few times, but no one seems to have any direct experience with them. I like the idea of the brick-sized battery as a dedicated...
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    This is exactly what one of the guys at West...

    This is exactly what one of the guys at West Marine said when I took my batteries in for testing.

    BTW, my problem has been solved by replacing the batteries. (See separate thread. I started the...
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    I wish I could fit Group 27 batteries in my boat...

    I wish I could fit Group 27 batteries in my boat but there just isn't any room. It would be nice even to add an additional Group 24, but again, no room.

    I was reading a book about marine and RV...
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    The 30+ has a big mainsail. With no reef in the...

    The 30+ has a big mainsail. With no reef in the main, when the wind starts getting into the 15 knot range it seems to me that it starts to get a little overpowered. I tend to leave a reef in the main...
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    I was confused until I got to the end of your...

    I was confused until I got to the end of your post and realized the WM you were referring to was Walmart, not West Marine. Pretty funny.

    My battery charger finally kicked over into float mode, so...
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    Thanks. I figured about the same. I took my old...

    Thanks. I figured about the same. I took my old batteries to WM; the "battery health" tested "0". They said the batteries would take a charge but when a load is applied they would quickly go flat....
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    Another battery question

    What is the difference between a "deep cycle" battery and a "starting/deep cycle" battery? Could a deep cycle battery be used to start an M18 engine if it has the cranking amps?
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    Dangerous battery situation?

    I usually leave the boat connected to shore power with the battery charger on when I am away from it and while I am there if I am not sailing. Normally the battery charger will show it to be in...
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    Oops... Makes you wonder about the...

    Oops...

    Makes you wonder about the dehumidifiers people leave on their boats, too.

    I have a small space heater that I bring down to the boat. Only use it while I'm on the boat; never leave it...
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    The guy must have gotten spooked; he removed the...

    The guy must have gotten spooked; he removed the ad...
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    Of course, the real question is, which one is...

    Of course, the real question is, which one is Fred and which one is Ginger...

    The kit you show is the same one I bought at Joann Fabrics. I found the pulls in that kit to not work well even though...
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    Ooops. I was thinking about a post I replied to...

    Ooops. I was thinking about a post I replied to about removing the fuel tank from a '67 E30...
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    I didn't even think of this before, but you...

    I didn't even think of this before, but you didn't mention if the engine is gasoline or diesel. I have a Universal diesel engine and don't know if having a gasoline engine, probably Atomic 4 in your...
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    Don't know about the '67 E30 but I removed the...

    Don't know about the '67 E30 but I removed the tank from my '85 E30+ in one piece. It required some imaginative twisting and turning of the tank to get it in the right orientation to pass through the...
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    I would also pull the pickup fitting on the tank...

    I would also pull the pickup fitting on the tank to check the tube. When I replaced my fuel tank several years ago I discovered that the pickup tube in the original tank was made of some kind of...
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    This can be done, but the cost in tools and parts...

    This can be done, but the cost in tools and parts might be prohibitive if you are only doing a single installation. This is what you would need:

    13014
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    I have a bunch of USGS maps for areas of the Kern...

    I have a bunch of USGS maps for areas of the Kern River that I used to fish. They are the mainland equivalent of nautical charts, but I don't think they are updated as frequently.
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    Woo-hoo!!! Just discovered that I can now edit...

    Woo-hoo!!! Just discovered that I can now edit posts from my iPhone! Sorry for my digression, but several years of frustration has just ended!
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    I ran into this issue trying to connect a GPS...

    I ran into this issue trying to connect a GPS receiver (antenna) to my new VHS radio; the individual signal wires from the GPS receiver were tiny. I connected them to a terminal strip that also...
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    I guess that means the U. S. Geological Survey is...

    I guess that means the U. S. Geological Survey is going to stop selling lithographic maps, too.

    http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/
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    Here is a link to the type of battery I was...

    Here is a link to the type of battery I was referring to:

    http://antigravitybatteries.com/small-case-batteries/

    Some of them have over 400 cranking amps, but I wonder if they could be...
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    So how many "cranking amps" are necessary to...

    So how many "cranking amps" are necessary to start a two or three cylinder diesel engine? I have been thinking for a while about adding a dedicated starting battery but have very little room for an...
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    Forgot to ask, how does one go about "cleaning...

    Forgot to ask, how does one go about "cleaning and polishing" the rigging?

    In Channel Islands Harbor there can be a lot of dust/dirt in the air from all the agricultural activity in the area; it...
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    That turnbuckle price seems high. Was there some...

    That turnbuckle price seems high. Was there some reason you could not reuse the existing turnbuckle and toggle fork?

    I just had my uppers, lowers, backstay and backstay bridles replaced and used...
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    I couldn’t see any evidence of stress, like sharp...

    I couldn’t see any evidence of stress, like sharp bending or abrasion, of any kind. My theory is that it was just age-related (sun/weather exposure) and maybe some moisture intrusion due to breakdown...
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    Bzzzzzzzztt!!!

    That's the sound I heard outside my boat at about 9 PM Friday night as the AC power went completely dead. My first thought was, "I hope my fire extinguishers all work..." I grabbed a flashlight and...
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    I have been using the type of spreader boot Guy...

    I have been using the type of spreader boot Guy mentions at the end of his post. When I first had them installed while replacing the intermediate shrouds the rigger tried to give me a hard time about...
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    I had to source Amphenol connectors for a motion...

    I had to source Amphenol connectors for a motion control camera system many years ago and IIRC they are pretty pricey...
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    You should do the Michael Bay version; kinda like...

    You should do the Michael Bay version; kinda like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKNDml12Big
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    Sid & Nancy That's a good one! :)

    Sid & Nancy

    That's a good one!

    :)
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    The Baja Ha Ha starts at the end of the month;...

    The Baja Ha Ha starts at the end of the month; should be a few boats down in Cabo about a week later. I imagine some of them will head up into the Sea of Cortez.

    Sven has apparently stopped...
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    Yes, it is true that it looks like the owners of...

    Yes, it is true that it looks like the owners of the SV BeBe have no need to pinch pennies, beginning with their choice of boat...
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    These are exactly the kinds of thoughts that go...

    These are exactly the kinds of thoughts that go through my mind very regularly. One other reward I would add is the feeling that your are accomplishing something. I'm the kind of person who needs to...
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    Here's a cruiser's blog with a series of posts...

    Here's a cruiser's blog with a series of posts following the transport of their Amel Super Maramu that I found interesteing. This is not the complete series of posts nor is it completely...
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    I don't think you even need the wraparound piece...

    I don't think you even need the wraparound piece and it looks better without it. My 30+ looks essentially like that pic...minus the damage. :) Where you see the rub rail ending in that pic, my rub...
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    My 30+ has a topping lift with block and tackle...

    My 30+ has a topping lift with block and tackle internal to the boom. A fixed length of wire (I think it is 7x7 wire) is attached at the masthead and has a Nicopress eye at the bottom near the boom....
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    Well, I have a 30ft boat and I wish I had a...

    Well, I have a 30ft boat and I wish I had a bigger one. The only thing stopping me is the cost; for the boat and the additional cost of maintenance, slip fees, insurance, taxes, etc. I think that's...
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    I have the same stanchion block on my 30+ for the...

    I have the same stanchion block on my 30+ for the furling line. There is a nylon cleat on top and near the back of the coaming. I did have to raise the block a little higher on the stanchion because...
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