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    This was the second time I have raced Osprey. But...

    This was the second time I have raced Osprey. But the first time was last year at the Turkey Shoot and there was no wind at all. This time we had plenty of wind. I learned that she is really fast....
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    Osprey in a Regatta

    We have been doing this one race for a few years. This is the only racing we do. Charity event raises money for the local Hospice. I had a couple of Gopro cameras mounted and filmed some of the...
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    Right, I found my old invoice. It was a Dacron...

    Right, I found my old invoice. It was a Dacron Navigator Series mainsail that I purchased from Ullman. Couldn't remember the model. It was a very nice sail. Invoice description- "Dacron Navigator...
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    First, I would go to Ullman sails. They have a...

    First, I would go to Ullman sails. They have a loft in Annapolis.

    https://annapolis.ullmansails.com/

    They made a main for my CAL 33 that was excellent. And they organize a regatta fundraiser...
  5. I am not familiar with that year e38. Mine is a...

    I am not familiar with that year e38. Mine is a 94 E380 and the tanks are probably all different.

    I suspect you are going to have to carefully demo to get at what you need. Along those lines a...
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    Goes on the main and most sail lofts can generate...

    Goes on the main and most sail lofts can generate all the manufacturers logos. When they did my CAL mainsail they put on the logo.
    And they told me they could make one for my stack pack if I wanted.
  7. There are many things that can go wrong with any...

    There are many things that can go wrong with any boat. Keep emotion in check as you take a hard look at the boat.

    My short list would be something like-

    1. Wet deck from water coming in through...
  8. Not as much fun! I disagree. But that is why...

    Not as much fun! I disagree. But that is why there are so many length boats. Something for everyone.

    Here is Osprey on the way to Onancock earlier this year. 17 - 20 knot winds, with some gusts....
  9. I'm going to jump in here because I did go up in...

    I'm going to jump in here because I did go up in size, wanting more room in the cabin. I sold a 33' CAL and purchased my E-380 (Pacific Seacraft version of the E38). My 33' was really easy to single...
  10. Just remember that something is only worth what...

    Just remember that something is only worth what another will pay for it. When someone is selling a boat, they are done with it. It is either a burden or some other circumstance. It is usually costing...
  11. We replaced all of the original foam in the cabin...

    We replaced all of the original foam in the cabin cushions this summer in our 1994 E-380 (the Pacific Seacraft version of the E-38). It cost a bit over $1000. We removed the foam from the casings and...
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    That's the little bugger. Surprising such a small...

    That's the little bugger. Surprising such a small hose and fittings bringing water out of the heat exchanger into the mixing elbow.
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    I installed the EV-100. It works very well and a...

    I installed the EV-100. It works very well and a plus the electronic compass part of that system puts the heading data onto my NMEA 2000 bus which gets used by my Garmin and keeps the radar happy...
  14. All boats are financial traps. We're insane to...

    All boats are financial traps. We're insane to own them. But it is hard to put into words the joy of ownership.

    I owned a 1982 O'Day 34 for many years. When I bought the boat it was old and there...
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    The fan is noisy, but not horrible. I really have...

    The fan is noisy, but not horrible. I really have not cared and we both sleep fine. Worth the noise for the comfort.

    The pump I installed under the settee in front of the galley sink, so it is...
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    It is really easiest with an autopilot involved....

    It is really easiest with an autopilot involved. I do like having an auto-pilot for when I tack I can complete my turn and then press the autopilot to hold a course while I adjust the head sail. I...
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    Check the small fitting that brings the water...

    Check the small fitting that brings the water into the mixing elbow from the heat exchanger. On my previous boat, CAL 33-2, it had a Yanmar and it started overheating (white smoke/steam out the...
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    Feedback after using the 6,000 btu air conditioning

    So, as some remember I installed a small system, 6,000 btu. My reasons for this was space and electrical load. Ended up the unit I selected fit into the V berth port side hanging locker. And the unit...
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    Does NEOA still exist?

    Hello. Does the National Ericsons Owners Association still exist? The previous owner sent me this flag and I figure it represents that organization.
    Or is this the Northeastern Ericsons Owners...
  20. I have a E380, which is the Pacific Seacraft...

    I have a E380, which is the Pacific Seacraft version of the 38-200. My wife and I love our boat. She sails wonderful. No pounding. Cuts through the water. We vacationed 10 days over the 4th of July...
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    Another pic.

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    Sheer stripe love

    Spent many hours of hard labor this past weekend shining the sheer stripe. The previous owner told me he used Poli-glo each season. This is some type of polymer that ends up clouding up, leaving the...
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    I replaced the sole in our previous boat, a CAL...

    I replaced the sole in our previous boat, a CAL 33-2. For the finish, after first sealing the plywood bottom, top and edges with Smiths penetrating epoxy sealer (http://www.smithandcompany.org/) I...
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    Sticky: Sailing on the Rappahannock River this past...

    Sailing on the Rappahannock River this past Memorial weekend...

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  25. I did more reading and it appears rare that...

    I did more reading and it appears rare that anything gets connected to the Load of the charge controller. Many charge controllers don't even have load terminals as your loads are most always coming...
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    Oh, that #2. I couldn't cut that hole ever. Would...

    Oh, that #2. I couldn't cut that hole ever. Would need to totally seal the cavity first.
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    It is hard coming to terms cutting a hole through...

    It is hard coming to terms cutting a hole through the hull. I just added two thru hulls in the V berth area for condensate and circulation water for the air conditioning. Just did a lot of measuring...
  28. Mine has a bluetooth module, I just didn't get...

    Mine has a bluetooth module, I just didn't get around to installing that yet. It also came with a remote panel. I want to have both, so plan to route a 4 pair twisted shielded wire, then split off to...
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    I like having a completely dry bilge. Definitely...

    I like having a completely dry bilge. Definitely wouldn't want the grey/black mud from the Chesapeake Bay all down in my bilge. I installed a washdown pump soon after purchasing our E380. Very glad I...
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    I've contemplated a windlass, but the E380 (E38)...

    I've contemplated a windlass, but the E380 (E38) isn't setup for a windless it seems without a lot of modifications to the anchor locker. And I don't want to add a lot of chain weight in the bow, so...
  31. Installed Solar panels and charge controller

    Well, I went on to the next project and installed Solar panels, charge controller. Just finished yesterday. This didn't take too long...last weekend I installed the solar panels on top the bimini and...
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    Mine would be a picture of the bottom of the...

    Mine would be a picture of the bottom of the lazarette with the bottom being the lid of the tank having a million screws holding it in place. You could maybe glass in a box to hold a bladder in the...
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    My E380 has a 47 gallon tank in the bow that is...

    My E380 has a 47 gallon tank in the bow that is molded in the hull. Under the settee in front of the sink is a 27 gallon plastic tank and in the bottom of the starboard cockpit lazarette is another...
  34. I just had a very poor experience with Discount...

    I just had a very poor experience with Discount Marine Supplies. I would never use them again. For the couple bucks lower price it just isn't worth the hassle.

    My experience went like this....
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    [QUOTE=CPeregord;122142] Thanks. My first time...

    Thanks. My first time installing air conditioning into a boat. Lots of planning as I could not find a good thread on what to do for an E38.

    IMPORTANT !! DO NOT ORDER ANYTHING FROM DISCOUNT MARINE...
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    Have just about finished the air conditioning...

    Have just about finished the air conditioning installation. Again, it is a 6,000 BTU unit, so small. But, we are just wanting to knock down the humidity a bit on the worse days. So far it has cooled...
  37. I tested that the new chainplate would slip into...

    I tested that the new chainplate would slip into the plate inside the cabin before proceeding today.
    I think the rig-rite chainplates, which are 2-1/8" center to center would have not fit without...
  38. Replaced one chainplate today. Used my slide...

    Replaced one chainplate today. Used my slide hammer to remove the old one. Epoxy sealed the holes. Used Bed-it buytl tape for sealer.
    The Garhauer chainplates are exact fit for my boat.

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    50:50 Acetone and automatic transmission fluid...

    50:50 Acetone and automatic transmission fluid makes an excellent penetrating mix. I have used it often on various seized metal parts with success. Once I had a set of Caterpillar D2 track chains...
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    Hi. I was lucky and was able to remove the solid...

    Hi. I was lucky and was able to remove the solid wood trim pieces from the old floor sections and then glued them in place. I was also lucky in that I re-used the very center sections of floor. The...
  41. Sure. I am hoping to start swapping some...

    Sure. I am hoping to start swapping some chainplates this coming weekend. Saturday is looking OK for most of the day. Rain coming in late in the day. I was waiting on my bedding compound which...
  42. Raft-up on Antipoison Creek off the Chesapeake Bay

    Met some friends this past weekend at Antipoison Creek for an overnight stay. Ended up staying rafted up all night. Had some heavy rain in the middle of the night, but well protected in that creek...
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    That looks like a good method. I mentioned brown...

    That looks like a good method. I mentioned brown paper because the piece that fit below the V berth in my CAL was a crazy shape and the wood was destroyed trying to remove it as it was glued down....
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    Looks fine. Seems snaps would hold better, but...

    Looks fine. Seems snaps would hold better, but good velcro is probably good too. You could screw snap studs into the wood and sew some loops on the cushion backs for the other part of the snap.
  45. New chainplate bolts arrived from Garhauer. They...

    New chainplate bolts arrived from Garhauer. They did an excellent job. $591 delivered for 8 bolts with nuts. As compared to the quote from Rig-rite that was insane for 8.

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    I've not done an Ericson sole, but did the sole...

    I've not done an Ericson sole, but did the sole in my previous boat, a Cal 33. The job would be the same for any boat. I was able to demo and use the old sole as a template. but even with templates...
  48. Question is was that instruction written by the...

    Question is was that instruction written by the boat builder or is that from the engine manufacturer.
    Plus, you do what works best. These diesels are meant to run hard, so blowing out some carbon...
  49. I know Yanmar recommends that you gun the...

    I know Yanmar recommends that you gun the throttle several times before shutting down the engine after idling to cool down. After letting my engine idle a few minutes after docking, before shutting...
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    I would use a multimeter and check the ignition...

    I would use a multimeter and check the ignition switch terminals to see if the +12v was hot all the time, no matter the key position. Sounds like yes the ignition switch is faulty. I often use a very...
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