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    I have these on my E-34 on the port side just...

    I have these on my E-34 on the port side just ahead of the fuel tank. My ingots are completely glassed in. I have heard that the factory did glass in balancing weights when pool testing the new...
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    Be careful. The E-34 measurements are not for...

    Be careful. The E-34 measurements are not for the 34-2. Use the 35-3 measurements to get the right pole sizes.
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    Hey-A family of three on a 29 live aboard would...

    Hey-A family of three on a 29 live aboard would be a real challenge. Are they all still alive?

    One problem with teeing the condensate line would be that you can't then close the thru hull off. ...
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    From having a waterlogged boat that needed many...

    From having a waterlogged boat that needed many thorough rinsings, I can state that they do work surperbly. I got the humidity down to 20%. There is a big problem though. Most all dehumidifiers...
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    What is the evidence of shorting?

    What is the evidence of shorting?
  7. Tom, I agree with your calcs. 100%. The problem...

    Tom, I agree with your calcs. 100%. The problem is that OLM's law does not take into consideration sea fuzz otherwise known as corrosion. You and I maintain our electricals. Many of us don't. ...
  8. Dan, I always thought a "tin kicker" should be...

    Dan, I always thought a "tin kicker" should be called a tin bleeder. As an old General Contractor, my hands always looked like mincemeat after a tin job. Getting zapped in the electrical area (I...
  9. The power for the glow plugs can be pulled off...

    The power for the glow plugs can be pulled off the hot side of the starter solenoid but that is a less than ideal situation. When the starter is engaged, the circuit is already pulling 21 amps. ...
  10. Oh! I really like those clear bottom shelfs. ...

    Oh! I really like those clear bottom shelfs. Gonna copy them for both boxes.
  11. Hey Tom, thanks. I really sat down and read this...

    Hey Tom, thanks. I really sat down and read this one. This proposed system needs to go back to the drawing boards. You cannot pull the power off the starter solenoid for the glow plugs. They must...
  12. A solionid is not really the right application...

    A solionid is not really the right application here. a relay is more appropiate. The relay on Terra Nova has been working well for five years now. The total run from the battery to glow plug is...
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    Putting it in the cockpit anywhere invites fumes...

    Putting it in the cockpit anywhere invites fumes below. Putting it anywhere on deck is dangerous as the fumes can enter through hatches, ports, and the main hatch. Putting it on the bow invites...
  14. Thread: Engine Use

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    Poll: Bruce, My consumption worked out to .42 gal per...

    Bruce, My consumption worked out to .42 gal per hour. I have pushed the engine fairly hard trying to make the windows for various passes and rapids. That puts owners in the ballpark of what they...
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    I had the same problem several years back. I...

    I had the same problem several years back. I located it by bypassing each system one at a time. My curiosity made me take the filter apart and I found a crack in the aluminum body of the filter.
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    When asked if my sails needed cleaning by a sail...

    When asked if my sails needed cleaning by a sail cleaning firm at the Seattle Boat Show, I said no. She asked if I cleaned them. I said no, I take them off the boat every winter and store them in...
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    I had to pull my tank up to get at my lower...

    I had to pull my tank up to get at my lower connections and route the lower lines. Empty it was not difficult to remove once all the clutter and the shelf above it were removed. I imagine the 38...
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    I used Trident 101 when I replaced my sanitation...

    I used Trident 101 when I replaced my sanitation hoses. I'm totally satisfied but it was a real challenge to replace them. I had to pull the black water tank to add a 90 bend at the bottom. The...
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    Taking a little closer look at the 25+, you have...

    Taking a little closer look at the 25+, you have an aft lower and a center lower. There is no foreward lower, That makes mast raising and lowering easier. You do not have to loosen and detach any...
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    I am a little confused by the description...

    I am a little confused by the description "twisted mast" Do you mean it twists a little like a corkscrew does or do you mean it bends in a fore and aft manner? If it twists, that is bad. If it...
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    Two reasons for the enhanced licence. It fits in...

    Two reasons for the enhanced licence. It fits in the wallet and you always carry your wallet. The passport is an awkward size. More importantly, the Washington Drivers Licence is no longer...
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    I'm happy to say that the only creaking comming...

    I'm happy to say that the only creaking comming from my 34 is from the joints of the old skipper.
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    First try a moisture meter on the deck. If it...

    First try a moisture meter on the deck. If it says wet, you have a problem. For the cruder, use a hammer to tap the deck. A duller sound indicates rot. If there is rot, it is repaired from the...
  24. My policy is about the same cost and value as...

    My policy is about the same cost and value as Loren's policy which kinda suprises me. After all, I had a huge claim about three years ago. I guess I won't gripe even though Insurance is everyone's...
  25. Hey Loren! You have a 34 foot boat AND you...

    Hey Loren! You have a 34 foot boat AND you belong to a Yacht Club. That makes you filthy rich according to most folks and they despise you.
  26. Wow! There will be caos for awhile. Most US...

    Wow! There will be caos for awhile. Most US boaters will not know of these new requirements. After that, there should be lots of empty berths for those of us who actually do have the umbrella...
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    I layed out the chute on the parking pad for my...

    I layed out the chute on the parking pad for my garage which is which is 40 X 47.5 and it takes up approx. 38 X 48 less the rounded portions. The PO's 1732sf doesn't seem far off.



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    Hmm! I took the word of the PO on length. ...

    Hmm! I took the word of the PO on length. Perhaps I should actually measure it. I took over his rating also
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    Good news. When the time comes? I will attempt...

    Good news. When the time comes? I will attempt to remove it first. All boats have the charastic that they resist maintenance. I will be extra nice to her before pulling that tank and maybe she...
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    There are two ways to gybe a symettrical...

    There are two ways to gybe a symettrical spinnaker. Dip pole and end to end. I always use the end to end on boats to about 30'. I tried it once on my 34 and never again. That 16' pole and 1700sq...
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    I have lead ingots fiberglassed in on the port...

    I have lead ingots fiberglassed in on the port side just ahead of the fuel tank. Looks like they were factory installed. The same could be done aftermarket.
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    The San Juan 26 I have has a 1 1/4" track. I...

    The San Juan 26 I have has a 1 1/4" track. I would not go any smaller.
  33. Hi Christian, I missed where to order your...

    Hi Christian,

    I missed where to order your book (doddering old age, I suspect). I just dug around and found it. I will order today. It will be good to read something worthwhile instead of the...
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    For those with future replacements of tanks in...

    For those with future replacements of tanks in the 34 (me?), I would remove the trim around the aft cabin door so I could remove and replace it intact. The trim removal is not that difficult.
  35. Thread: Engine Use

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    Poll: The interesting thing is that not all Volvos are...

    The interesting thing is that not all Volvos are Volvos. There is a Volvo D-1-13 saildrive in the SJ26 in the yard. The engine is actually a Perkins attached to a Volvo saildrive.
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    Unfortunatly "Lady Jane" is history so we are one...

    Unfortunatly "Lady Jane" is history so we are one less. Bruce is not happy.
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    This sounds like a linkage problem rather than a...

    This sounds like a linkage problem rather than a transmission problem. Netural should not be sloppy. A misadjusted linkage can burn out a tranny if it doesn't allow the transmission to fully shift...
  38. Thread: Engine Use

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    Poll: Hi Tom, I use mine to know when to refuel. The...

    Hi Tom, I use mine to know when to refuel. The fuel gauge in the 34 is totally useless. That's because there is 14 1/2 gallons in the top 3" of the tank and 1 gallon in the bottom 3". I now have...
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    Christian, the adjustable pole dosen't matter if...

    Christian, the adjustable pole dosen't matter if you are setting a wisker pole but it is absolutly necessary if you are flying symetrical spinnakers. From a guy who loves his chutes.
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    Poll: Oh! I forgot to say that you can re-pitch your...

    Oh! I forgot to say that you can re-pitch your present prop. There is no need to buy a new one.
  41. Thread: Engine Use

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    Poll: Hi Christian, The proper pitching has less to do...

    Hi Christian, The proper pitching has less to do with the extra 1/2 knot than the potential for overheating and wear and tear on the engine. We had an overheat problem with one of our club member's...
  42. Thread: Engine Use

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    Poll: Herb, I have never hit seven knots either. ...

    Herb, I have never hit seven knots either. Apparently I've come close. My knot meter said 6 1/2. The knot meter is another source of error. I would go with Loren's one every time. The chart...
  43. Thread: Engine Use

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    Poll: The cruise for the XP is 2200 to 2600. I...

    The cruise for the XP is 2200 to 2600. I normally cruise mine at 2400-2500. 2,000 is a bit slow. The first thing to check is to see if the tac is accurate or reading low. That can be done with a...
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    The toll went up a little. The Westport took out...

    The toll went up a little. The Westport took out six boats in all. One, a classic wood boat only lost the upper quarter of it's mastl Lots of splinters. No way to tell how much damage the...
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    Got a few pictures of Lady Jane today. She's a...

    Got a few pictures of Lady Jane today. She's a gonner. The 40 meter took out four boats and a substantial amount of dock. Apperantly, the 40 meter tied up to the fuel dock and the engines were...
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    Christian, Neat! That will be a good thread. ...

    Christian, Neat! That will be a good thread. We'll find out how many people use their Ericsons as a power boat and how many have forgotten how to start the engine.
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    I went down to the scene today and think I can be...

    I went down to the scene today and think I can be sure the 125 (40 meter) boat is still a Westport boat. The scene was totally cleaned up except for the bent over steel piling. I'm sure the 125 is...
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    Have you done the basic checks on the old engine...

    Have you done the basic checks on the old engine first? A compression check to ensure the rings are ok? A leakdown test to ensure the valves are seating? The injectors for sure will need replacing...
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    Ericson 35-2 "Lady Jane"

    We may have lost one of ours yesterday. In Port Angeles, a brand new Westport 125 (not even named yet) was at the fuel dock. For an unknown reason, it pulled off the fuel dock and crashed into my...
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    Two sailboats going the same direction at the...

    Two sailboats going the same direction at the same time equals race.
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