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    I haven't yet figured out how to get at the...

    I haven't yet figured out how to get at the holding tank connections. I'm not expecting it will be easy. More to come.

    Dave
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    Update on the shower faucet repair. I jumped in...

    Update on the shower faucet repair. I jumped in and opened up the bulkhead in the shower to get at the faucet. Here are some photos of what I found.

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    Shower stall starboard bulkhead and...
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    When I bought my E38-200 the coaming box was...

    When I bought my E38-200 the coaming box was already replaced with a store bought plastic coaming box. It was a shoddy job and needed to be replaced. I made a custom fitted wood box and fitted it...
  4. Thread: Engine Use

    by ddoles
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    Poll: My boat never had, and still does not have, an...

    My boat never had, and still does not have, an engine hour meter. After 30+ years and several owners with the original engine there is no way to even guess total engine hours. For maintenance...
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    When at my home dock, I always leave the dock...

    When at my home dock, I always leave the dock lines at the dock tied to cleats ready to retrieve upon arrival. With this method I can dock my E38-200 single-handed in almost all conditions. The...
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    No, I haven't started the job yet. I've been...

    No, I haven't started the job yet. I've been procrastinating and finding more interesting projects. It seems I will need to remove the bulkhead section where the faucet is mounted. Might not be...
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    Christian, Yes, I had seen your video and that...

    Christian,

    Yes, I had seen your video and that closed the deal on convincing me it would suit my needs. Thanks so much for sharing that.
    Compared to my old "dumb" autopilot, the computer in...
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    I didn't look at hydraulic below deck autopilot...

    I didn't look at hydraulic below deck autopilot systems. That would be a better, stronger, more capable and more expensive and complicated option. I went for simpler and cheaper. For the sailing I...
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    A couple points of response to the above...

    A couple points of response to the above comments. Yes, it is a lot of data coming in. Probably more than I really need. But I found once you start down the path you see what cool stuff there is...
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    New electronics completed

    I'm finally getting around to sharing the electronics upgrade I completed this summer. Previously I had just the basic wind, speed, depth. The new set up includes Raymarine Axiom 9 MFD, AIS,...
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    E38-200 shower faucet leak

    I've discovered a small leak in the shower faucet on my 38-200. It seems the leak is coming from behind the faucet, possibly at the hose connection. The problem is there is no access to the rear of...
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    Thanks, that's what I thought, the welded joints...

    Thanks, that's what I thought, the welded joints are not passable. I'll have to learn to live with some exposed wires, and protect them well.
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    Loren, Yes, good point. I'm planning to mount...

    Loren,
    Yes, good point. I'm planning to mount my radar on a gimballed backstay mount. I can mount the GPS antenna there as well. It just becomes a long wire run which creates other complications....
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    Running wires in the stern rail

    Has anyone tried to run wires for electronics through the horizontal members of the stern rail? I'm planning to install an external GPS antenna for a soon to be installed AIS. My thought was to...
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    I keep my trash bin in the hanging locker aft of...

    I keep my trash bin in the hanging locker aft of the nav station. I don't use this as a hanging locker anyway. The space has been turned over to electronics in the upper portion, trash bin near the...
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    Thanks, that's helpful. I'm thinking to mount...

    Thanks, that's helpful. I'm thinking to mount the pole from the stern rail, but this is another option.
    Cheers,
    Dave
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    I just saw your post and first want to wish you...

    I just saw your post and first want to wish you the best luck with the E38-200. I'm a fellow owner for about 5 years and love the boat. I am planning an upgrade this year to add radar and your...
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    These cushions are Ultasuede. The PO put these...

    These cushions are Ultasuede. The PO put these in new just before I bought the boat. I love the look of the color as it matches great with the headliner. The only problem is the white always makes...
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    Hi Nick, Congrats on your purchase of an...

    Hi Nick,

    Congrats on your purchase of an E38-200. I keep my E38-200 in Jersey City on NY Harbor. I also cruise out to LI Sound several times each year. I'd be glad to help out. You can send me...
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    I've got a 1988 E38-200 with a 5'6" draft. ...

    I've got a 1988 E38-200 with a 5'6" draft. Although I'm on the other end of NJ, in NY Harbor, as a life long NJ sailor I specifically stayed away from anything over 6' draft when I was boat...
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    I agree with bgary that compatibility between the...

    I agree with bgary that compatibility between the old and new paint is a prime suspect for any paint adhesion problems. Also, surface preparation in any paint job is critically important for proper...
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    I've seen on various sites the Scanstrut model...

    I've seen on various sites the Scanstrut model shown on your link or the Questus shown on
    http://www.questusmarine.com/self-leveling-radar-mounts-13.html

    Both seem to be of somewhat similar...
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    Thanks for the additional photos. That's a big...

    Thanks for the additional photos. That's a big help.
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    Thanks for the photo. This looks like a good set...

    Thanks for the photo. This looks like a good set up. Its hard to tell from the photo, but is the pole set up so that the backstay runs through the middle of the pole? Or is the pole mounted fore...
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    Radome mounting on E38-200

    I'm looking to install radar on my E38-200. In principle, I like the idea of the radome mounted on the backstay with a self-leveling mount. The problem I see is exactly how to mount the support...
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    I have a 2 blade folding Martec prop on my boat,...

    I have a 2 blade folding Martec prop on my boat, and on a former boat had a 3 blade feathering Maxprop. I would recommend either for the performance under sail, especially in light wind. As...
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    I had a similar problem on my boat last year. I...

    I had a similar problem on my boat last year. I never had a problem, then suddenly the slugs were getting stuck on the way up or down. Over a period of a couples weeks it got steadily worse. I...
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    I also use the Schaefer cleats. When I first put...

    I also use the Schaefer cleats. When I first put it on it was not sliding freely and I thought it was just a bit too small. After fiddling with it I found that there is a little vertical play...
  29. Thread: COG vs. Heading

    by ddoles
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    If you wish to be a bit more precise there is one...

    If you wish to be a bit more precise there is one additional factor involved, compass deviation. If you are determining your heading by reading from your compass it is not actually giving you the...
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    I use this same spring line technique and it is...

    I use this same spring line technique and it is great when singlehanding or sailing with inexperienced crew. I leave my dock lines at the dock and upon returning simply pick up the spring line with...
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    I just replaced the genoa on my E38-200 last...

    I just replaced the genoa on my E38-200 last year. When I bought the boat a few years ago it came with a 150. After consulting with a sail maker I went with a 130. The E38 will certainly sail well...
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    I had the same problem last year and went through...

    I had the same problem last year and went through some of the same troubleshooting. Checked connections, cleaned surfaces, etc., but still had the problem of random non-starting. Following advise...
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    The best thing to do with the heat exchanger is...

    The best thing to do with the heat exchanger is take it to a radiator shop and have them clean it. They put it in a solution specifically designed to clean out the scale and other crud in the small...
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    I bought my E38-200 in 2013 and used Peter...

    I bought my E38-200 in 2013 and used Peter Hartoft who is in Annapolis. His e-mail is Peter@HartoftMarineSurvey.com. I was pleased with his thoroughness, discussion of any issues found and final...
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    New cockpit coaming box

    I thought I'd share a winter/spring project that I finally took the time to get a good photo. The old coaming box was a plastic store bought replacement installed by the PO with good intentions and...
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    Another option in the area is Lockwood Boatworks...

    Another option in the area is Lockwood Boatworks in South Amboy, NJ. Its across the bay from you. They are a full service marina, yard and store, family owned and have been around for years. Can...
  37. Thread: Rigging

    by ddoles
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    On my E38-200 the boat has a slight starboard...

    On my E38-200 the boat has a slight starboard list. I've since learned that this is common on some Ericson models. I've done some experimenting and figure I would need maybe 300 lbs of ballast on...
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    Sticky: Sweet sailing aboard Dark Star. On a reach...

    Sweet sailing aboard Dark Star. On a reach northbound heading toward the Verrazano Narrows and New York Harbor....
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    Here are some photos of the bimini recently...

    Here are some photos of the bimini recently installed on our E 38-200. Not shown is the connector piece that runs from the bimini to the dodger and side and rear panels to block the sun when low in...
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    Mark, I just had a bimini installed on my 1988...

    Mark,

    I just had a bimini installed on my 1988 E38-200 this spring. I can get some photos this weekend when I'm at the boat. But to give you some key measurements, I have 6'4" headroom from the...
  41. Thread: bimini

    by ddoles
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    Don, I just moved the boat from Rock Hall to...

    Don,

    I just moved the boat from Rock Hall to Jersey City, NJ which is much closer to home. If not the raft up would have been a great idea.

    If you're interested, I can send you some photos of...
  42. Thread: bimini

    by ddoles
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    Don, I just had a bimini made for my 1988...

    Don,

    I just had a bimini made for my 1988 E38-200 and it turned out great. It included the connector to the dodger and there is no interference with the winches. I had it made while the boat...
  43. Thread: New owners

    by ddoles
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    I bought my 1988 E38-200 in 2013 from a broker on...

    I bought my 1988 E38-200 in 2013 from a broker on the Chesapeake and have since kept her in Rock Hall. The 38 is a great boat and I've had fun hitting most of the highlights in that part of the bay....
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    I bought my 1988 E38-200 a couple years ago in...

    I bought my 1988 E38-200 a couple years ago in Kent island,MD. On surveying it had the blister problems mentioned. I negotiated a lower price and the first winter had the hull stripped, blisters...
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    I've got the ATN Topclimber which is now about 10...

    I've got the ATN Topclimber which is now about 10 years old and a different design than shown in the above photo. It has no removable pin and is simpler from that perspective. You have to thread...
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    Yes, exactly correct. And you will need to look...

    Yes, exactly correct. And you will need to look closely to read the numbers since it is embossed into the hull, it is not a plate.
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    E38-200 Owner's Manual

    I bought my 1988 E38-200 last year and the PO thoughtfully left an old worn copy of the owner's manual. As I look through it I realize the various pages were published from 1984-1986 when the boat...
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    Ryan, Thanks for the photo, it looks great. I...

    Ryan,

    Thanks for the photo, it looks great. I was thinking this would be the right place to mount it especially for easy access. Now I'm motivated to get this one crossed off the list.

    Dave
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    Ryan, Sounds like some great upgrades. I...

    Ryan,

    Sounds like some great upgrades. I bought an E38-200 last year and a project on my list is to install a raw water intake strainer. I am still amazed that there isn't one installed. What...
  50. I've got a 1988 E38-200 and just recently ran...

    I've got a 1988 E38-200 and just recently ran wire similar to what you're trying to do. The big difference is I was running much smaller wire, I think AWG 14. I also had existing wires making this...
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