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    sounds like a weird place to put the refrigerator...

    sounds like a weird place to put the refrigerator compressor unit. My compressor is located on the other side of the bulkhead, i.e. you get to it by removing the wood access hatch just under the...
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    I have a good friend with a Tartan 34 who had...

    I have a good friend with a Tartan 34 who had broken his mast twice, I will skip the unfortunate details, but he was able to replace his mast at low cost twice. The first time the yard had a broken...
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    I had a soft area under the stanchions in from of...

    I had a soft area under the stanchions in from of the mast, poor bedding. The PO left if thinking that a for keel stepped mast, no big deal. Certainly I disagreed. I removed the three stanchions...
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    Poll: your E34 sounds like it was made at Pacific...

    your E34 sounds like it was made at Pacific Seacraft and I understand that they switched from the Universal M25XP to a Volvo engine so I agree that the Yanmar sounds like a repower, probably a much...
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    Poll: Christian and Bob, thanks for your thoughtful...

    Christian and Bob, thanks for your thoughtful comments. The Previous Owner installed the three bladed fixed prop when he went cruising to Mexico. I am sure based upon the several winning race...
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    Poll: Bob, I have never been able to make 7 kt even in...

    Bob, I have never been able to make 7 kt even in smooth water, does the pitch on my three blade fixed prob of 15-8 sound too high?
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    Poll: Christian, in flat waters with little wind, I can...

    Christian, in flat waters with little wind, I can make about 6.3kt but in some chop and some wind, I have trouble making more than 5.5kt at 2200 rpm, dont know if that is typical or not.

    Regarding...
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    Poll: My 87 E34 had about 2300 hours when we purchased...

    My 87 E34 had about 2300 hours when we purchased it about 6 years ago and now has about 2550. Mostly in and out of the slip/harbor. I cannot get the rpm up to the ~3200 listed in the manual, it...
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    My 1987 E34 was sailed on Lake Mead and San...

    My 1987 E34 was sailed on Lake Mead and San Diego in the1990's and has four race plaques on the nav table for first and second place wins. I do not race but I agree it is a very fast boat. Not...
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    Tom, it looks like my concern that filling either...

    Tom, it looks like my concern that filling either the port or starboard water tanks would also fill (somewhat) the bow tank was not a concern. OK good to know. I may just keep all the isolation...
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    Tom, I agree with you, my 87 E34 did not have...

    Tom, I agree with you, my 87 E34 did not have isolation valves and all three vent tubes were connected to the spigot on the sink, But after a closer look at the heights of the tanks and the spigot,...
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    On my 87 E34, there are three tubes for the three...

    On my 87 E34, there are three tubes for the three water tanks all connected to dump into the sink, with no shut off valves. I added a shut off valve to each vent tube so that I could isolate each...
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    The mistake I made trying to heave to on my E34...

    The mistake I made trying to heave to on my E34 was not sheeting in the jib tightly before tacking. I had too much belly in the jib and and the boat just sailed down wind. So now aside from rolling...
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    my question may be a little off the topic but I...

    my question may be a little off the topic but I saw the remark on the "magic wire" and have a question about a wire connected to the DC panel breaker labeled "refrigeration". I have a Frigoboat ...
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    Dave,thanks for the info, if I cannot find that...

    Dave,thanks for the info, if I cannot find that exact product, I will look for other polyurethane varnish products.
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    I know this is an old thread but can you tell me...

    I know this is an old thread but can you tell me what product was used as the final finish, polyurethane, epoxy, varnish, etc?
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    many thanks Tom.

    many thanks Tom.
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    thanks for the info, I guess I will take the old...

    thanks for the info, I guess I will take the old battered one to the hardware store and try to fit one.

    I agree, old age has its problems but just think of the alternative!
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    O ring for deck fittings

    Looking for the O-ring size for the waste pump out cap on my 87 E34. It looks to be 1/16 inch thick and about one inch in diameter. It is the same one used on the water tank fill caps and probably...
  20. the three blade fixed prop on my 87 E34 is 15x8R,...

    the three blade fixed prop on my 87 E34 is 15x8R, probably Campbell Sailor but there is no marking on it to identity the manufacturer. Those numbers are stamped on the hub and are probably the...
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    I bought my 87 E34 about 4 years ago and paid...

    I bought my 87 E34 about 4 years ago and paid $45K. I put in another $7k to fix an engine water lead, new hoses, etc. and this year another $9k to replace standing and running rigging and do some...
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    there is a Yankee 38 named Bullet for sale in...

    there is a Yankee 38 named Bullet for sale in Washington, do you think it is the same one listed? Looks to be in great shape.
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    All these discussions about simple models trying...

    All these discussions about simple models trying to describe complex phenomena remind me of the simple model of the atom being much like the planets orbiting the sun. Electrons orbiting the nucleus...
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    I used very cheap irrigation valves to isolate...

    I used very cheap irrigation valves to isolate the drain lines from all three of my water tanks, works fine.
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    The standard explanation for how lift is produced...

    The standard explanation for how lift is produced by an airfoil certainly works for high speed, i.e. aircraft, but is inadequate for slow speed like sailing. Clearly the standard explanation that a...
  26. i also changed my main and jib halyards on my E34...

    i also changed my main and jib halyards on my E34 from wire/rope to all rope (line) low stretch but 3/8" diameter. The clutch now does not hold under full tension, it pops up, so I need to either re...
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    I made the Sailrite sailpack for my 87 E34, best...

    I made the Sailrite sailpack for my 87 E34, best decision I ever made. The instructions were pretty clear and nothing more than straight stitches. The only problem is that you need to be straight...
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    I am interested in your remark that the Utrafeed...

    I am interested in your remark that the Utrafeed machine is not professional quality.

    I know that my cheapie knock off machine and the real Ultrafeed have oscillating bobbins versus rotating...
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    has anyone used Ultrasuede, I know it is very...

    has anyone used Ultrasuede, I know it is very expensive, $99 per yd at Sailrite? But I can sew cushions and this gives me a good reason to upgrade my cheap knock off model to the better Ultrafeed...
  30. The PO changed the prop to a three blade fixed...

    The PO changed the prop to a three blade fixed prop on y 87 E34 for cruising, will have to measure the diameter when I haul out next month. But I significant pull to starboard in forward and no...
  31. regarding Bob's comment that the raw water hose...

    regarding Bob's comment that the raw water hose from the galley under the sink to the engine, was hard to replace. that is correct. When I bought my 87 E34, I directed the yard to replace that and...
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    attached is a white paper written by the head of...

    attached is a white paper written by the head of Marinebeam, an electrical engineer, who explains why more complex circuitry is needed for our marine applications. They are more expensive but well...
  33. my previous boat was a 72 Tartan 30 which was...

    my previous boat was a 72 Tartan 30 which was well build, far about production boats like Catalinas or Hunters. My E34 is Tartan quality, the only misgiving I have is that the Universal M35XP is...
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    super, many thanks, my new handheld (Sandard...

    super, many thanks, my new handheld (Sandard Horizon does indeed have an SMA port to connect to a ship's antenna. Now I just need to see what the connector at the back of my fixed VHF is to see which...
  35. A friend at the YC has an 87 Olsen built by...

    A friend at the YC has an 87 Olsen built by Ericson, and the construction details look identical. Not that it much matters but I gather that Olsens were built by Olsen and others before they were...
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    That idea of connecting a handheld VHF to the...

    That idea of connecting a handheld VHF to the antenna is great. I just purchased a handheld as a backup so all I need is that connector. Any idea where to track such a connector down??
  37. someone told me that the TAFG was designed by...

    someone told me that the TAFG was designed by Olsen, is that true?
  38. The E34 is 34'10", I dont know what the exact...

    The E34 is 34'10", I dont know what the exact length of the 35-3 is or if they are the same hull. The main difference is the tri axial grid in the E34, I think 1987 was the first year for that.
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  39. I have the deep keel and I agree it points well...

    I have the deep keel and I agree it points well and does fine in light air but in SF that occurs in the dead of winter, in summer 25-30 kts in the slot every day. The 6'2" draft is a problem in some...
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    I checked the ICOM website, the flat rate charge...

    I checked the ICOM website, the flat rate charge for out of warranty repair is about $90 plus parts and shipping the unit to them. Not sure if that pays since a new radio is about twice that cost. ...
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    I thought about corrosion at the coax connector...

    I thought about corrosion at the coax connector and will disconnect it and spray some tuner cleaner but the fact that other channels are clear leads me to believe this is not the problem. But the...
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    Ahh, I see from Christian and Bob's replies that...

    Ahh, I see from Christian and Bob's replies that even among the mavens, there is a difference of opinion regarding the orientation of the jaws for the output end of the whisker pole. I guess I should...
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    VHF static

    I have a lot of static on my ICOM VHF fixed mount radio on Ch. 16. Squelch and volume adjustments of no help. The weather channel and other channels are pretty clear, just static on Ch 16. Any...
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    Jaws up or jaws down

    The PO on my E34 rigged the whisker pole with a ring fixture for the topping lift clamped to the outboard end so that the jaws face down. The outboard jaw has a "trigger" mechanism so that when you...
  45. I like by 87 E34 and agree with all the positive...

    I like by 87 E34 and agree with all the positive comments. The only minor negatives are the inaccessibility of the "chain plate" connections, it is hard to view them, and the vinyl headliner with...
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    My 1987 E34 also has a strong pull to (bow) port...

    My 1987 E34 also has a strong pull to (bow) port under full engine power, so much so that my auto pilot cannot keep a straight course but swings widely from side to side. But strangely enough, in...
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    Christian, I cannot easily tell from the photo...

    Christian, I cannot easily tell from the photo which bilge area is being shown, is the area before or aft of the mast?
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    I too have main halyard winch issues on my E34. ...

    I too have main halyard winch issues on my E34. There is so much friction on the main halyard and the 2 speed self tailing Barient winch dedicated to the main halyard (inside the dodger on the...
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    My 1987 E34 was bought in SCal and has several...

    My 1987 E34 was bought in SCal and has several first place award plaques circa early 1990's on the nav table. The last previous owner set it up for cruising with Air Conditioning, TV, radar, etc so...
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    I use Ace's floor stripper which is probably very...

    I use Ace's floor stripper which is probably very similar. The instructions say to dilute the stripper, apply and let stand but on our vertical surfaces, I find that insufficient. I generally use a...
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