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  1. Yeah I started but never finished the project...

    Yeah I started but never finished the project that I started that other thread on. Simply have not gotten to it. (A couple of years ago, I was working on other boats, and was paying someone to work...
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    I don't know, think about it Randy. At least one...

    I don't know, think about it Randy. At least one bottle should be kept there, due to the fact that once you have accessed that area, you deserve a drink..
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    It IS a functionless hole back there. I virtually...

    It IS a functionless hole back there. I virtually had to dig my way back through the quarter berth to access it. Seems a great spot for propane. Maybe the liquor locker..
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    Randy, I measured the tank at 9 inches tall, 20...

    Randy, I measured the tank at 9 inches tall, 20 inches fore to aft, and 28 1/2" wide. The P.O. glassed in a small shelf to sit it on, and it all looks fairly simple.
    it is offset a little to the...
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    Yeah Randy, give me a minute and I will take...

    Yeah Randy, give me a minute and I will take comprehensive photos, and measurements as well. My tank will carry 21 gallons according to the math, and it will just BARELY squeeze in and out of the...
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    Randy, my fuel tank is right in front of the...

    Randy, my fuel tank is right in front of the rudder post, and holds 21 gallons according to the math. Tight squeeze, I've had it out and cleaned.

    And that port side access under the drawers.....I...
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    You know, here's another idea while I'm thinking...

    You know, here's another idea while I'm thinking on it..

    Go out on a sail with him. By the time a short shakedown is done, typically, you learn about someone's boat lernins..

    just another...
  8. Thread: Keel Damage

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    If the yard guys says, it will 'just fall out', I...

    If the yard guys says, it will 'just fall out', I would be in question of how they apply it. The stuff doesn't just FALL off, or NObody would use it..
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    Dude.....you might be better off talking with his...

    Dude.....you might be better off talking with his neighbors...
  10. I pulled a wheel last year that required a three...

    I pulled a wheel last year that required a three jaw puller. Straight shaft no less. It was crazy, man. I've pulled camshaft gears with less trouble. That wheel creaked and popped the whole way off,...
  11. Thread: Pink plexiglass

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    Yes, a swinging door REQUIRES a removable hinge....

    Yes, a swinging door REQUIRES a removable hinge. I would never do it with a fixed version..
  12. Thread: Pink plexiglass

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    Here is another version that is very easy. 1/4"...

    Here is another version that is very easy. 1/4" plexi, 1/2" wood strips varnished on, an hour maybe. This was supposed to be temporary, but it is still in use. It only slides up a couple of inches...
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    Wow. That is amazing. I wish I had the talent...

    Wow. That is amazing. I wish I had the talent that some of you do..
  14. Thread: fuel filters

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    A 2 micron filter is trouble waiting to happen....

    A 2 micron filter is trouble waiting to happen. The pump and injectors will pass anything under 10 microns, so the additional filtering of the two micron is pointless. Fuels are nasty. Regardless of...
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    The hinges are a two piece design, and they come...

    The hinges are a two piece design, and they come apart by gentle pressure upwards. That way the whole door can be removed for, well, whatever. The offset is achieved by the small plexi block you can...
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    These work great.

    These work great.
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    You know, I can not remember. I do know that on...

    You know, I can not remember. I do know that on an 'engine out', they all got painted liberally with Yanmars paint. Copper would be the way to go though, that particular oil line is number one prone...
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    You done good. That small line in the rear is...

    You done good. That small line in the rear is seriously prone to rusting through, I've replaced a few.
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    If you took the "spiritual platform" out of the...

    If you took the "spiritual platform" out of the equation, it's about a hundred large..
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    Right this moment I am tied up in downtown...

    Right this moment I am tied up in downtown Wilmington, N.C. I sorta hate to say it, but I went this morning and put an extra line around the main, and took the Magma cover off and threw it inside....
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    Adam, I'm wondering about that cap shroud...

    Adam, I'm wondering about that cap shroud measurement??
  22. Thread: Ericson 27 $799.00

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    Haaaaaaahaha. That is the funniest, and truest...

    Haaaaaaahaha. That is the funniest, and truest thing I've read in a week.
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    Those two items went for $12.50, and $11.00...

    Those two items went for $12.50, and $11.00 respectively..

    Wow.
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    Wow, a three year running thread. Evidently...

    Wow, a three year running thread. Evidently drinking coffee has not gone out of style:).

    as I sit here in a motel room in Beaufort drinking some kind of blackish looking substance that came out of...
  25. Yep. It's little more than cardboard, and a paper...

    Yep. It's little more than cardboard, and a paper product generally..

    I've pulled them out of heavy diesels that looked like mush.

    (NOT at a couple hundred hours mind you, I'm talking serious...
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    Brian, have you tried greasing the rudder post?...

    Brian, have you tried greasing the rudder post? There should be a grease fitting, (Zerk), right where the post starts through the floor. Maybe the heat from use combined with salt water causing it to...
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    Blue Chip said a very important thing. Several...

    Blue Chip said a very important thing. Several actually, but the removal of the thing, and rebuild in in some modicum of comfort, as opposed to the cramped quarters of the boat is a big thing. Four...
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    Mine works like a champ. I'm a fresh water...

    Mine works like a champ. I'm a fresh water flusher though, and there is zero smell or problem. They can be rebuild stone drunk with a coat hanger in a hurricane.
    That's the way I do it anyways..:)
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    Hey Adam, that is very relevant information,...

    Hey Adam, that is very relevant information, thanks big time man.
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    I guess more or less. I am going to pursue the...

    I guess more or less. I am going to pursue the bridged traveller in the near future, and I keep hearing noise about the boom will not hold up or something. If another 29 can do it, I can. Anyway,...
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    Hey Adam, you got any pictures of that bridged...

    Hey Adam, you got any pictures of that bridged traveller? That is high on my list to get this aggravating sheet out of my cockpit..
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    New cabin top winch on a 29'

    So, has anyone here done this? I'm putting a small Forespar winch on the starboard side of the cabin, and a clutch in front of that. It's an attempt to put the main halyard in the cockpit, and I...
  33. I relented and did the Kiwi Grip myself. Love it....

    I relented and did the Kiwi Grip myself. Love it. Wish I had done it sooner. The factory deck was like walking on ice when wet; that problem is resolved. Incredibly easy to apply.
  34. Thread: E29 sails

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    I have found that the tall rig has twin...

    I have found that the tall rig has twin spreaders, while the standard rig has one set.
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    Random stuff. How'd ya like that pic of the...

    Random stuff. How'd ya like that pic of the extractor? That was a one in a million shot..
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    Haaaaaa ha. Seriously, you won't believe it; just...

    Haaaaaa ha. Seriously, you won't believe it; just last week this bloke is showing me his bayliner boat, had put PLYWOOD hatch doors on it, and a couple of coats of polyurethane on them, and remarked,...
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    Oh yeah, I took dozens. Gimme a minute to compile...

    Oh yeah, I took dozens. Gimme a minute to compile them and post. I meant to anyway for the future use of this forum and have not got around to it.

    I was kind of hoping someone would shoot me down...
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    Somewhere in all that, you've probably got a...

    Somewhere in all that, you've probably got a shroud or stay 'leaking' to ground. The VHF coax was your best ground going, but the removal of the PL259 broke that circuit. Even then it's curious. The...
  39. Rick, the 'soy sauce' is generally indicative of...

    Rick, the 'soy sauce' is generally indicative of rotten wood. Friend number one wins the job.:)
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    Another way to answer your question is, yes. I've...

    Another way to answer your question is, yes. I've switched the batt switches back and forth from 1-2-both so many times the finish is shiny on the knob. Zero broken alternators yet..
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    Size differences aside, the only reason that I...

    Size differences aside, the only reason that I could see for wanting a boat without a liner, is if you want to gut it back to the hull and start over. And then, a sailor will really have to be UP on...
  42. Your number two will work. Number one is clearly,...

    Your number two will work. Number one is clearly, (and hotly), wrong. You could have ended up exploding the battery...lucky break.
  43. Thread: Bilge Wine Rack?

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    Oh, so ya'll are about to get all uppity about my...

    Oh, so ya'll are about to get all uppity about my holding tank wine rack?:0
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    The handrails will also cause it. I had reseated...

    The handrails will also cause it. I had reseated the windows, chainplates, and stanchions, STILL water. I read on here, I think Randy Rutledge said it, but the handrails are a culprit. Sure enough, I...
  45. Thread: Prop Speed

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    Well, I hesitate to say this, I typically won't...

    Well, I hesitate to say this, I typically won't get caught up in the bottom paint debates, along with varnishes and anchors. However, I hauled a boat last year that had Propspeed on it, and the jist...
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    If the scurrilous scoundrels get through all...

    If the scurrilous scoundrels get through all that, they deserve the motor. And thanks Loren, I have been snapping a lock across those little handles like you describe, and never thought how...
  47. Thread: PSC and Ericson

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    Man would I like to find one of those. A plug...

    Man would I like to find one of those. A plug even. 57 acres of boatyard here, I would HAVE to try and see if I couldn't cast one. It's a minor dream actually. I've built some rough boats, I MEAN...
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    I was impressed with the liberation of the winch....

    I was impressed with the liberation of the winch. Adapt and improvise, mate.
  49. Thread: Ericson Glasses

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    Well that is absolutely fabulous. It is! When...

    Well that is absolutely fabulous. It is! When most of 'our' age group runs around denying everything of the past, a hero steps up to the plate.

    'America, I did not even peck that little fat girl...
  50. Thread: Ericson Glasses

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    I've.....gotta know about the 'Reefer' part:). ...

    I've.....gotta know about the 'Reefer' part:).

    Very nice glasses.
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