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    Same guys probably constructed our boats! :egrin:

    Same guys probably constructed our boats!
    :egrin:
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    Mystery Lead Weight

    I have opened up the whole "bilge" area of our boat when refinishing the sole pieces. No lead bits.
    I have never even heard of them in another Olson.

    Yours are right in front of the V berth, and...
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    Great video reminder of the 'joy of sailing'. ...

    Great video reminder of the 'joy of sailing'.
    Thanks again!
    :)
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    "Round up the usual suspects"

    Leaping easily and maybe too rapidly to a conclusion.... I suspect that key switch.
    Then again, maybe a coincidence...., but I note that when the police investigate a crime scene they never believe...
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    Being clean, and ... tidy

    There are probably a whole sink full of "right answers" to this question. :rolleyes:

    Our boat has an SS double sink. We use the hot water from the tank, if washing 8 hours or less from turning off...
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    Acorn nuts are liable to put your skull into the...

    Acorn nuts are liable to put your skull into the ER, at some point in time.
    Plan B, perhaps: Carefully over-drill after the epoxy plug cures and put in flush "barrel nuts" instead. They are...
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    This is the Time...

    If having a new tank fabricated be Sure to have a cleanup port or two put in. Also an opportunity to have a Wema gauge sender installed for the new electric fuel gauge readout you are installing at...
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    https://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/entry.php?671-New-Hour-Meter-amp-Halon-Status-light-(part-1)
    Our new (2018) hour meter continues to work. Since the engine that accompanied the original...
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    Beware, Loose Thread

    Well, when very young, once I did try selling encyclopedias for a week or three. While the product was 'real' the memorized selling patter bordered on cringe worthy (even then, by my slow-evolving...
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    Not many sailing sites anywhere can casually...

    Not many sailing sites anywhere can casually invoke a reference to H P Lovecraft...
    Cool!
    :devil:
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    This might be a contender

    A friend who does buffing (among other boating work) really trusts the "White Knight" line of products, and one of them has the PTFE you are looking for....
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    This earlier thread has my experiences with a...

    This earlier thread has my experiences with a difficult-to-find leak. And nowadays, over a decade later I finally do have the stronger /better designed Racor 500 in place....
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    Sticky: Genoa Bay

    We visited Genoa Bay in 2014, after the Rendezvous. Pretty inlet and a friendly marina.
    Loren
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    When it's good, it's very good

    Sailing this "late" in the fall has its good days tho. Yesterday afternoon I and a couple of friends took our boat out for about 2 hours. Only used - or needed - the 97% jib. Winds in high teens to...
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    Decisions, decisions

    Is this the boat referenced in the first thread message?
    I wonder if the "mishap" was due to ancient rigging, and if there might be other deferred maintenance on the boat?
    Good news is that an...
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    As Bob points out, our damp and cool NW weather...

    As Bob points out, our damp and cool NW weather is not kind to sails left on. I take off our RF jib in late November, each year, for 25 years.
    I used to take off the main also, but a few years ago...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks, Geoff.
    I will take your word for it!
    While it is possible that someday I might hand over my private life to "Facebook" I do not see it happening any time soon. :p
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    Sailmaker (in Seattle) question

    Has anyone done any business with Ballard Sails in Seattle?
    Considering a new sail, and some references would be helpful.
    (a friend has stated representing them which prompts my curiosity)
    ...
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    panel and wiring examples

    Welcome! This topic comes up regularly.
    You will find related threads going back more than a decade. Sometimes when you find some narrative that you want to save, use the Thread Tools for 'show...
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    We'll, this is how it probably started out...

    Have a look at reply 12 in this prior thread:
    https://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?152-Qest-tubing-(drinking-water-system)&referrerid=28
    Similar Ericson.

    My Olson 34 water...
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    Sticky: Rendezvous Planning: October version...

    If you put the word 'rendezvous' into the site search box you will get some links to past discussion threads.
    Actually the Google search engine works better....
    Start with 'ericsonyachts.org' and...
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    Apropos of Whatever..... While the outside...

    Apropos of Whatever.....

    While the outside trim can be teak, the inside box could easily be fabricated in G10 with epoxy fill to join the edges. Leave it plain or paint any color you like.
    Photos...
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    Basic "sticker" info

    https://www.cbp.gov/trade/basic-import-export/uftd-info

    Note the we sailors of small/mid-size boats got swept up in a program aimed at regular boarder crossers.
    I really doubt that anyone in...
  24. And... the issue is (mostly) laid to rest

    WE are not overreacting, but for whatever reason(s) that remain a mystery, Anne Clarke, Reciprocal Chair, Maple Bay Yacht Club, is certainly wanting us to all get excited.
    While there certainly be...
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    Oh. My. Heavens.

    Some very odd contradictions there. Nice appearing woodwork, along with some questionable structure ideas. This person was no engineer, and I can picture Bruce King rolling his eyes and sighing....
  26. It appears that, compared to us, you pay a lot...

    It appears that, compared to us, you pay a lot more $ for under half the 'agreed value' coverage. You may want to look into this further.
  27. We are at 300K

    Note that our BoatUS policy is for an "agreed upon value". Also note that the premium $ is about 1% of the face amount. I have been told that this ratio is common in the industry, but have no...
  28. Not sure where you are coming from. This is all...

    Not sure where you are coming from.
    This is all about the insurance industry, and individual yacht clubs and marinas changing their requirements for visiting boaters to qualify to moor for a night.
  29. What? Are you implying that they only love me for...

    What? Are you implying that they only love me for my Money?
    :devil:
  30. New Insurance Requirements for BC boating

    This thread is sort of related to the thread about choosing a Rendezvous destination for 2020, nominally the year we would all happily meet again in BC waters. Kathy and I are eager to return, but a...
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    Thanks for the photo. Those are almost identical...

    Thanks for the photo. Those are almost identical to the much smaller ones I made out of scrap bits of teak over 20 years ago. The little 'lip' on the top of each keeps them from falling thru.

    I...
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    Boots and Wedges

    A recurring topic.
    https://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?12915-leak-at-mast-collar&referrerid=28

    Matter of fact I do need to take off our lovely sunbrella cover and see why...
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    Sticky: When? and also the Where?

    If we want to use the weekend adjacent to the holiday weekend, there may be conflicts with the plans of other owners, and perhaps more important there may be very fewer destinations that are not...
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    Sticky: We get an invitation

    While waiting for some input from the BC Viking contingent, we need to keep this thread active.
    Choosing a destination is important.
    While it is customary for us to meet on the US side of the...
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    Wonder if using a level for the cockpit and also...

    Wonder if using a level for the cockpit and also for the vertical mast would give some useful data?
    For instance, even if the hull is (or can be made to be) floating level, you would still have some...
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    All is good - video, editing, stills. :egrin: ...

    All is good - video, editing, stills. :egrin:

    Lots of 'traffic'. Did the boats that forced you off when you were on Starboard all do their circles?

    Racing must be a popular way to get out on...
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    I dragged it off to the desktop and rotated it in...

    I dragged it off to the desktop and rotated it in Preview.
    Nice paint!
    Same color as a sister ship that used to show up on this site regularly, IIRC.
    Paint formulators usually like to put a 'name'...
  38. I cannot make out the brand on top. Can you tell...

    I cannot make out the brand on top. Can you tell us what the make (and model) is?

    Not sure how the bottom part functions, but it looks kind of like a ratcheting pawl of some sort.
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    Progress...

    Thru time, some things remain similar.. looks like your tank has what looks to be the original (?) float-connected analog fuel gauge that was read on a little dial gauge on the top of the tank, like...
  40. Thread: Engine Use

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    Poll: A good friend with an '86 E-38-200, has a factory...

    A good friend with an '86 E-38-200, has a factory Yanmar. EY generally installed Universal's, but would put in other brands if the buyer wanted. An experienced mechanic might be able to perform an...
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    The nautical Rumor Mill seems to say that ZF...

    The nautical Rumor Mill seems to say that ZF acquired Hurth, but since the ZF-10 is a 'stronger' model than the old model 50, it should work fine for that engine.
    I remain clueless. :rolleyes:

    I...
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    https://coastlinemarinetanks.com I bought my...

    https://coastlinemarinetanks.com

    I bought my custom-shape 19 gallon tank from these folks in 2008, and just received a quote (precautionary) for a replacement one when planning to fix a recent...
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    Risk and Reward

    You are right, of course. But perhaps it is also good to view this with some perspective. Otherwise you may construct a "strength graph" with only two vessels: a heavy and ponderous Westsail 32 at...
  44. Thread: Engine Use

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    Poll: You might want to see what pitch prop is on Bob's...

    You might want to see what pitch prop is on Bob's E-34.
    I have paced him for miles at a time, at a little under 7 kts, in smooth water.
  45. Thread: Engine Use

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    Poll: How many hours

    Our boat's factory Hobbs meter was working when we became the second owner in 1994. Approx 1000 hrs, and it had been used quite a bit for a big sailing club on SF Bay.
    When I replaced the original...
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    As the saying goes, "to reiterate again..." While...

    As the saying goes, "to reiterate again..." While the payout from the large yacht builder will be relatively very small, the only party with leverage in this is the owner's insurer.
    If he has an...
  47. Looks easier than my solution, altho there was a...

    Looks easier than my solution, altho there was a requirement for us to remove the old oil and dirt first.
    https://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/entry.php?107-Another-Fall-Another-Bulkhead
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    Why buy someone else's problems?

    The start of our project is mentioned here:
    https://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/showthread.php?15453-Universal-M25XP-for-sale-used

    And, I have several Blog entries on this site about the...
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    Out of control Monster

    https://komonews.com/news/local/125-foot-yacht-slams-into-dock-at-port-angeles-marina
    :boohoo:
    Given the situation, either a full repair or a fat check is in the offing for your friend...
    Perhaps...
  50. Nice!

    Our EY boats successfully combined the "classic yacht interior" with a contemporary and still-modern exterior performance envelope.
    Their long production runs, at the higher end of the price...
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