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    Frank - You have the same boat. Which way does...

    Frank - You have the same boat. Which way does the water leave you settees? Forward or aft? That was the question that needs an answer. Surely you have hosed out the cockpit.
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    Just a thought... everybody is concerned about...

    Just a thought... everybody is concerned about the port-starboard trim. Are you trying to get the water to pool on both sides equally? I would suggest getting some weight out of the bow so the...
  3. Thread: Engine Use

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    Poll: I find it interesting that only 19 people have...

    I find it interesting that only 19 people have responded to the survey. Are most boats, like mine and my previous boat, without Hobbs meters?

    I have never felt the need for one as I know roughly...
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    While I'm not a rigging expert, I've been running...

    While I'm not a rigging expert, I've been running rope halyards through the sheaves made for wire on my '87 E-34 for many years and not had a problem. The rope halyards have lasted much longer than...
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    The bow tank may also be a little higher than the...

    The bow tank may also be a little higher than the other two. I'm not sure, and the boat is closed up for the year.
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    There is an owner's manual for the E-32-3 here: ...

    There is an owner's manual for the E-32-3 here:

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/vbdownloads.php?do=download&downloadid=103

    It's not exactly the same as the -200, but close enough...
  7. It's called 'T molding' or 'Tee moulding' by...

    It's called 'T molding' or 'Tee moulding' by Outwater Plastics where I bought it years ago. I believe what I bought was 3/4" teak wood grain: https://www.outwater.com/products/zz-105-679/

    I...
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    I have the optional bow tank which I really...

    I have the optional bow tank which I really wanted when I bought the boat. I have filled it once. I decided that adding 170# to the bow acted like an excellent drogue when sailing and, being a...
  9. Would Airmar make a compatible transducer that...

    Would Airmar make a compatible transducer that would fit the Data Marine housing? Just a thought.
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    This from the E-34 manual: 27829 There...

    This from the E-34 manual:

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    There are no vent isolation valves on my '87 E-34 #234.
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    Because of real estate limitations my marina...

    Because of real estate limitations my marina charges much more for using jack stands. They don't want to leave space for the travel lift to set boats. When the price got high enough I bought a used...
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    Use strippers with adjustable cutting guide:...

    Use strippers with adjustable cutting guide: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Southwire-V-Notch-Wire-Strippers/50081548

    or strippers with separate notches for different wire sizes:...
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    In these times touching bottoms can get one in a...

    In these times touching bottoms can get one in a lot of trouble.

    The same goes for V-belts. They must run on their sides, not the bottom of the groove.
  14. Thread: New sailor

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    I know the feeling. 5 year old Chase has a...

    I know the feeling. 5 year old Chase has a little more experience.

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  15. Thread: Finally...

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    Finally...

    Finally after several years I was able to shame Filkee into coming through.

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    The beer was very cold, delicious Green State, and it was a pleasure meeting him and his family. Aylwin is a...
  16. Frank - This is from your original post. You...

    Frank - This is from your original post. You still believe it, but still want to retest everything except what is suggested.

    Even though they have, presumably, been properly maintained get rid of...
  17. It reminds me a little of my dear old sister. ...

    It reminds me a little of my dear old sister. She had never had a sick day in her life, and then one day... Bang! She was pregnant!

    If you don't want to listen to Bob listen to me. CHECK THE...
  18. Dan - The diagram does look a little familiar. ...

    Dan - The diagram does look a little familiar. Here is the text to go with the diagram.

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?12178-Universal-Diesel-Wiring-Modifications-How-To
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    Loren - I agree completely. I have an account...

    Loren - I agree completely. I have an account with an email address I use for nothing else and a fake name. I want to be able to see ads from companies that don't have web sites. I never post &...
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    Ericson 36 for sale

    An Ericson 36 is for sale on Lk Champlain on the NY side. I know nothing about the boat except that the owner died and that he has had it in fresh water for many, many years if not since new.

    Lk...
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    Amen to that!

    Amen to that!
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    DebonAir - Yes, I have the ammeter, but I have...

    DebonAir - Yes, I have the ammeter, but I have eliminated the problems you mentioned. If you check out the link in post #10 you will find that "Change A" removes all but the engine power from the...
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    I know that everyone hates the ammeter on the...

    I know that everyone hates the ammeter on the engine panel, but that is what it is good for. When the glow plugs are energized the needle moves. It is just about the only reason to have the meter. ...
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    This problem sounds like a classic Universal...

    This problem sounds like a classic Universal starting problem. I addressed this situation twenty years ago, but assume there are lots of engines out there that still have the problems. See...
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    Seaward Products water heaters have no warning...

    Seaward Products water heaters have no warning about running the engine without water in the tank. The current version warns about turning on power when empty, but also has a thermal breaker to...
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    Meaning of words change with time

    I know the feeling...:esad:
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    The Adler-Barbour Cold Machine has a low voltage...

    The Adler-Barbour Cold Machine has a low voltage cutoff that shuts down at 11 volts. That doesn't kill your batteries. I believe most other brands do the same thing.
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    I have Kubota service & parts books for D-950...

    I have Kubota service & parts books for D-950 block engines. The service books also includes all of their 70mm stroke engines in the series. M-15/5411 through M-35, I believe.

    The same info can...
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    For the price of postage I will send you a piece...

    For the price of postage I will send you a piece of 3/4" T & H plywood so you can make a new hatch cover. It's the new standard, 2 3/8" teak and 1/4" Holly. Yours is likely not 3/4" thick nor the...
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    Remember, you promised.

    Remember, you promised.
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    I've had welding done at a fabricator south of...

    I've had welding done at a fabricator south of downtown Burlington by the lake a long time ago. No idea of the name, but a Google search turned up a few places you can try. I do remember that it...
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    Several years ago Maine Sail had a post on SBO ...

    Several years ago Maine Sail had a post on SBO
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    The O rings I use are 3/32 x 1 1/2 x 1 11/16" for...

    The O rings I use are 3/32 x 1 1/2 x 1 11/16" for my 1 1/4" deck fills.
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    Herb - I don't have the size at home. I got...

    Herb - I don't have the size at home. I got excited when I found the receipt for the Lewmar portlight handle o-rings, but you don't want to know #014 1/16"x1/2"x5/8".

    My 1 1/4" deck fills use a...
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    And the proper sealant is???

    And the proper sealant is???
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    Patrick - I'm 99% sure you are correct - #1, but...

    Patrick - I'm 99% sure you are correct - #1, but here are the dimensions. I assume you are talking about the "old standard" with the 2 piece frame.
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    Are the handles the same as on the $2 plastic...

    Are the handles the same as on the $2 plastic valves at the hardware store?
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    This is definitely not a deep cycle application....

    This is definitely not a deep cycle application. If you plan to use the windlass like most of us do - only use it with the engine running - it's not necessary to have a dedicated battery. Install a...
  39. Here is a very good discussion of AGM vs Flooded...

    Here is a very good discussion of AGM vs Flooded cell batteries for sailboats by Maine Sail:

    https://forums.sailboatowners.com/index.php?threads/agm-batteries-making-the-choice.124973/

    My...
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    Go to a Kubota dealer with the part #s from page...

    Go to a Kubota dealer with the part #s from page 30. If they want the block # it's D-850.
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    Here is a guide: ...

    Here is a guide: http://www.apsltd.com/line-resources#ClubRacing

    I looked at how they compare to my boat per the rigging list in the manual and they are very generous. Of course, if you are at...
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    James - I have no idea why no one has responded...

    James - I have no idea why no one has responded yet, and I can't give you specifics of ID or OD. That said, cutlass bearings are built to a standard and the OD is measured in 1/8" steps for N....
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    I'd talk to both of them. Both of them have done...

    I'd talk to both of them. Both of them have done well for me. Ed Trombley recently and Bill Fastiggi back in the Shore Sails days. I'm still using Bill's main which has decent shape after all of...
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    Promises, promises...

    Promises, promises...
  45. You might also want to wire the glow plugs to the...

    You might also want to wire the glow plugs to the accessory terminal. :0
  46. The full current does go through the key switch...

    The full current does go through the key switch on universal engines. They typically use Cole Hersee M-489 10 amp switches. They last for many years because they are not switching the glow plug...
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    Mike - You did well. Congratulations. Whats...

    Mike - You did well. Congratulations. Whats next?
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    Congratulations! I noticed that you didn't...

    Congratulations!

    I noticed that you didn't mention that you had a tail wind behind you all the way. :0
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    The rules on lighting have not changed in many,...

    The rules on lighting have not changed in many, many years. In the 70s, and probably the 80s, no production boat builders put tricolor masthead lights on their boats. They had to have deck level...
  50. No, but I don't drive from the back seat or on...

    No, but I don't drive from the back seat or on the hood. I'm sitting in front of the instrument panel where I can see the warning lights and panels. Not like on my boat where I can't see the...
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