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    Do you get to keep the truck?

    Do you get to keep the truck?
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    https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?name=forespar...

    https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?name=forespar-line-control-telescoping-whisker-pole&path=-1|118|2358541|2692579&id=103979

    Will West price match?

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  3. The only hope is to try the phone - (774)...

    The only hope is to try the phone - (774) 213-9744
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    I would suggest that trying to clean the contacts...

    I would suggest that trying to clean the contacts on an ignition switch is a fool's errand. The WD-40 won't hurt the switch as much as trying to clean it, IMHO.

    The contacts wipe - make a sliding...
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    A couple of thoughts. The WD-40 didn't cause the...

    A couple of thoughts. The WD-40 didn't cause the switch to short out the batteries. Had the batteries shorted out through the switch there most likely would have been lots of smoke & heat. The...
  6. Dan - Electrical devices, and plumbing too, I...

    Dan - Electrical devices, and plumbing too, I imagine, have at least two terminals: a gazinta and a gozouta terminal. The current gazinta the device and gozouta the device. In the case of the...
  7. A lesson on Ohm's law: My boat has an M-25XP...

    A lesson on Ohm's law: My boat has an M-25XP which has a 1000 watt starter. That's 83 amps @ 12 volts, but it probably uses much less.

    Taking the 83 amps + 21 amps = 104 amps. Add say 10 amps...
  8. 21 amp load plus a margin of safety makes #12 AWG...

    21 amp load plus a margin of safety makes #12 AWG 105*C wire the minimum acceptable size for use in the engine compartment with a 30 amp Maxi fuse. This per the Blue Seas chart I referenced and...
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    Ah... reality rears its ugly head.

    Ah... reality rears its ugly head.
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    I did, but what about all of the others?

    I did, but what about all of the others?
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    OK, it's after cocktail time in the east, but... The gazinta post of the starter solenoid is always energized. A solenoid is a simple relay intended for high current low voltage applications. ...
  12. Wouldn't you need two MOHs? I would loan you...

    Wouldn't you need two MOHs? I would loan you mine, but I don't think my medals had much to do with honor. :cheers:
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    Bruce - I think you are more likely to die at the...

    Bruce - I think you are more likely to die at the hands of a disgruntled husband.
  14. Lots of good advice here and lots not so good. ...

    Lots of good advice here and lots not so good.

    Fusing to protect the wire is a great concept, and that is a requirement, but it is not the be all/end all. It's great that the wire doesn't cause...
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    Poor guys just trying to make a living in the...

    Poor guys just trying to make a living in the Vermont or Oregon wilderness, don't'cha know?

    I think we should go back and blame Loren for hijacking this thread. :0
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    That's where I came in. I built the vacuum pumps...

    That's where I came in. I built the vacuum pumps and gauges back then.
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    Filkee - Better to get the kid up and teach him...

    Filkee - Better to get the kid up and teach him how to make your coffee. You need the time to get the iron genny up and running.
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    Try as hard as we did, we were never able to fit...

    Try as hard as we did, we were never able to fit our vacuum pumps or gauges onto a Kirby. Maybe if I had plaid pants...
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    Be very careful when dealing with a vacuum leak. ...

    Be very careful when dealing with a vacuum leak. While, as Loren points out, it can be frustrating, it can also be dangerous to to breathe the raw vacuum and you don't want to let it come in contact...
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    I had some creaking when walking on the side deck...

    I had some creaking when walking on the side deck of Xanthus not long after I bought it (or another thing the surveyor didn't pick up on). Friend fiberglass guy explained that it was dry or wouldn't...
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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...
  23. 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...
  27. 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...
  29. 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.
  34. Thread: New sailor

    by Tom Metzger
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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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  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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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