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    Either figure will do for an estimate of sail...

    Either figure will do for an estimate of sail cost or other planning.

    But always measure yourself when it matters. It's easy, and published figures are intentions, not reality.
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    Based on many discussions here on genoa size, I...

    Based on many discussions here on genoa size, I don't think you can go wrong with a 135. Some of us have gone smaller, however.

    The idea is that with roller furling we basically have one...
  3. Overview of Ericson 381 Electrical Plan ...

    Overview of Ericson 381 Electrical Plan

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  4. DC Panel rear Standard AC System Standard DC...

    DC Panel rear
    Standard AC System
    Standard DC System
  5. DC Panel, front AC Panel, front AC Panel, rear...

    DC Panel, front
    AC Panel, front
    AC Panel, rear
    Head and galley hoses
    Icebox drain

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  6. Alcohol stove Bilge Pump System Engine cooling...

    Alcohol stove
    Bilge Pump System
    Engine cooling system
    fuel system
    head and galley plumbing
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  7. Ericson 381 Factory Diagrams Complete (1982)

    Click to enlarge. These are digitized blueprints.

    Water Tanks
    LPG Stove
    Cockpit Scuppers
    CNG Stove
    Head holding tank

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    I understand the original configuration was that...

    I understand the original configuration was that those outboard drains connected to the opposite-side thru-hull. Which would solve the problem of water coming in through the drain

    The trouble is...
  9. All the stemball tangs seem to have fastener...

    All the stemball tangs seem to have fastener holes in them. Is the hole in the mast threaded? If not, perhaps a stainless rivet. If they drilled the old rivet out, that would explain lack of a...
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    Ken, after 30 years whatever caulk was applied is...

    Ken, after 30 years whatever caulk was applied is long gone so anything you do is an improvement. Short screws will do it, with a bit of butyl tape.

    If in doubt just fill the old holes with epoxy...
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    OK, but everyone should think this through before...

    OK, but everyone should think this through before removing a standard and sometimes critical tradition of yacht design.
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    Ask Defender to calculate shipping (WM doesn't...

    Ask Defender to calculate shipping (WM doesn't charge to store). Here's the quote from 2017 for a 12-22 CF pole.

    Thank you for your e-mail to Defender Industries. Here are the rates for Truck...
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    It might be more effective to remove the drain...

    It might be more effective to remove the drain plate, put a membrane over the hole, and replace the drain plate.
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    Aren't cabin-house handrails critical to movement...

    Aren't cabin-house handrails critical to movement on deck? I couldn't live without them.
  15. There are also wheels, as in this thread: ...

    There are also wheels, as in this thread:

    https://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?8450-spreader-boots,
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    I think the CF pole is 12 lbs. and the aluminum...

    I think the CF pole is 12 lbs. and the aluminum about 20.

    That's a whisker pole you're showing in the photo, not a spinnaker pole. Spinnaker poles don't extend.
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    Interesting. Apparently the 25 used a different...

    Interesting. Apparently the 25 used a different style of rub rail than the rest of the boats. E25 owners will know.
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    That does look at bit skinny for the job. ...

    That does look at bit skinny for the job.

    Forespar lists recommendations.

    https://www.forespar.com/whisker2011.shtml#E_LIST

    I chose this Velocity 12-22 line control pole, "maximum boat...
  19. The Sailing Pram (6-minute video)

    A little wooden boat on the foredeck is not without charm.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmqmPi1jjm0

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  20. I think the idea is that sometimes when close...

    I think the idea is that sometimes when close hauled, and always when tacking a big genoa, the sail hits the spreader and chafe can occur.
  21. Personal message Dan, who started this thread,...

    Personal message

    Dan, who started this thread, refers to marinehowto.com.

    That's "Maine Sail," "Rod Collins," "R.C. Collins," and "Compass Marine."

    Whatever entity, R. C. Collins has helped...
  22. Part II of the exciting photo essay: 28038...

    Part II of the exciting photo essay:

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    Four acrylic shelves
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    Refrig lower shelves
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    Top shelf (sliding)
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  23. Ericson 381 Refrigerator/Icebox Reference File Photos

    Here is an artistic photo essay on the stock 1984 Ericson 381 factory refrigerator/icebox installation.

    The Dometic was probably an option. There is a drain for ice water, which exits into the...
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    What year boat and type of rub rail? A...

    What year boat and type of rub rail?

    A cellphone photo helps draw opinions and solutions.

    https://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?12998-Adding-Photos-to-a-Forum-Message
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  25. You can't rotate the picture once it's uploaded. ...

    You can't rotate the picture once it's uploaded. Go to Manage Attachments and remove the current error.

    Place the photo on the desktop in the correct orientation, save it, and upload again. ...
  26. Perfect conditions. This should come out well. ...

    Perfect conditions. This should come out well.

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    Poll: Right, and even the 4-cylinder U5432 burned only...

    Right, and even the 4-cylinder U5432 burned only .49 gallons/hour in a 120 hour test, much of it motoring at only 5 knots. Amazing range have our diesels.
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    RenDe, I think that if somebody plans to...

    RenDe,


    I think that if somebody plans to actually use the shower, a simple in-line basket filter is all you need. That would guard against Rapunzel's Law, which states that the probability of a...
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    Ryan Levinson (E38), as I recall, managed to pump...

    Ryan Levinson (E38), as I recall, managed to pump his chain locker out the original bow drain in the stem.

    Unfortunately, his photos were apparently on another server, and have now disappeared....
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    Here's the 381 shower sump (before I cleaned it...

    Here's the 381 shower sump (before I cleaned it up). It's small. It has a water level sensor and auto switch.

    That's a lot of gear in a small space and subject to clogging just from human hair,...
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    Use Google to make the search: for example,...

    Use Google to make the search: for example, "Ericson Yacht forum fuel tank replacement".

    Forum search engines can't compete with the big search players.

    Here's a start, other members will help...
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    I did it one summer. We trained with a...

    I did it one summer.

    We trained with a 300-page manual and ritual chanting. Kirby's target was the infirm, the credulous, the ignorant and the impure of heart. The whole gig was a scam. We...
  33. Audiobook now up at...

    Audiobook now up at https://www.amazon.com/Rarotonga-A-Novel/dp/B07ZQW5X7K/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

    Sample on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCxlMVzDrK4

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  34. Here's a couple of threads. Search with...

    Here's a couple of threads. Search with Google--just add "Ericson Forum" or similar to the search topic.
    ...
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    Here are some threads: ...

    Here are some threads:

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?8403-Whats-in-the-boom
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  36. I guess I'd look at it this way: how much chain...

    I guess I'd look at it this way: how much chain is expected locally? There's no coral in SF, but maybe other factors exists. If not, chain/Nylon combo if possible, for weight.

    We all know...
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    I sold vacuums, I don't just talk about them. ...

    I sold vacuums, I don't just talk about them. Kirby Home Sanitation Unit, door to door wearing plaid pants. Value $279 in 1965 dollars. So I know what I'm talking about.

    If you have a leak, here...
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    Me too. Crack in Racor 200-series aluminum...

    Me too. Crack in Racor 200-series aluminum housing. Absolutely invisible. Replace Racor.
  39. The only adjustment I make is to make sure the...

    The only adjustment I make is to make sure the cable provides the full throw for the transmission shift lever. Once set the job ought to be finished.

    If the cables aren't working correctly, the...
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    I would stick with Maine Sail's product. More...

    I would stick with Maine Sail's product. More expensive, yes.

    But you want your roll of this stuff to be around for five or ten years, and his is guaranteed (in my experience) to still be usable....
  41. Here's what mine looked like before replacement...

    Here's what mine looked like before replacement of the Teleflex cable.

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    If I broke my mast, I'd fix it too. I just...

    If I broke my mast, I'd fix it too.

    I just worry about resale value of any yacht with a sleeved or non-standard mast.

    That would put me off big-time, as the kids say. (Or used to say)
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    Offshore Communication Options

    Offshore communication today is important and easy and relatively cheap, but does require coping with options.

    If not a single-sideband aficionado, a satellite telephone is the way to go, and...
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    Yep, I reckon so.

    Yep, I reckon so.
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    Well, for what it's worth, 95 percent of the...

    Well, for what it's worth, 95 percent of the cruising boats around me leave sails on all year. Includes me.

    I get nervous if the sails aren't aired at least once a month (but then this isn't a...
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    Bending 1" stainless tubing is not easy, and it...

    Bending 1" stainless tubing is not easy, and it would be interesting to hear from someone who has successfully done it at home.

    The reason my binnacle guard is two right angle bends is because...
  47. Very pretty. Draft 5'2" -- that's a wing keel?

    Very pretty. Draft 5'2" -- that's a wing keel?
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    Welcome aboard. If there is a specific 32-200...

    Welcome aboard.

    If there is a specific 32-200 manual available someone here will point to it.

    The E32-III manual has information (see 5.1) that probably applies: ...
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    UV light is tough on the bottom of the cubby. I...

    UV light is tough on the bottom of the cubby. I reinforced the plastic floor with epoxy on one boat.

    To protect the varnish and the floor, I made a Sunbrella cover with two upper snaps.

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    Creaking: Sharp, squeaky, rending... The 381...

    Creaking: Sharp, squeaky, rending...

    The 381 creaks like crazy under certain conditions, function of water tank weight, point of sail, and lotsa furniture and sole joinery.

    I would think core...
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