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    Previous place we used had that exact cone type...

    Previous place we used had that exact cone type system. I think the difference is this new place uses a manual pump (itís a diy type thing). So without power it is hard to keep that suction and the...
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    Love to find out the answer to this as today we...

    Love to find out the answer to this as today we ran into the same problem with our 35-3. Marina we will be using all the time had six adaptors. None of which fit our socket?!
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    Keep water heater drained

    This might be a dumb question, but is there any reason why I canít keep my water heater bypassed? We really donít motor enough for it to stay hot and are on a mooring all the time so no shore power....
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    I happened to be lounging in my aft lazarette...

    I happened to be lounging in my aft lazarette yesterday as one is oft to do and noticed a wire running by on my port side with a butt splice in it. Traced one end to my gas filler I assumed as a...
  5. We are just going through an overhaul of our...

    We are just going through an overhaul of our battery management / charge management systems on our boat. Looking at your schematic it seems like a KISS setup that will work. My only comment is one...
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    Looks good. Nice job!

    Looks good. Nice job!
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    Be careful with the wefco. We just had to replace...

    Be careful with the wefco. We just had to replace our port side. The insert was a dead match. The channel was a match by profile and color, but they now make it out of the same rubber as the insert,...
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    Trimmed all of the fiberglass, sanded, and first...

    Trimmed all of the fiberglass, sanded, and first coat of primer is on.

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  9. Currently we just pull the outhaul tight when we...

    Currently we just pull the outhaul tight when we install the sail, cleat it and sail. Even if we had a loose footed sail I would probably continue to do that but I would be concerned that to get the...
  10. This is my concern. I mean my only experience...

    This is my concern. I mean my only experience with adjusting an outhaul is dinghy sailing, but I would think the outhaul on our 35-3 would have enough tension on it that I wouldnít be able to work it...
  11. Just went to the site and checked out the...

    Just went to the site and checked out the lazycradle. That looks like a really nice compromise.
  12. Loose Footed Main and Sail Covers (35-3)

    Our boat came with a Doyle stack pack sail. We have enjoyed the ease of raising and lowering with the stack pack, normal issues like having to be directly in the wind non withstanding. However the...
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    Whelp, some interesting developments in this...

    Whelp, some interesting developments in this story. I took the pedestal over to my friends who had the blast cabinet, and we started trying to remove paint. Trying was the operative word here,...
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    Some good ideas there. I would say that was one...

    Some good ideas there. I would say that was one of the big takeaways is this is one of the tricks, getting the resin out of the layers. Looking at the picture just before I covered it, you can see...
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    It is amazing on how expensive it ends up, though...

    It is amazing on how expensive it ends up, though I am sure I would be shocked at the price to have this done professionally. It is satisfying having done it myself as well.
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    So at this point I realized that I was going to...

    So at this point I realized that I was going to basically have to wet lay up the entire cover in one go, so I mixed up some regular epoxy and painted the bottom of the balsa so it wouldn't starve for...
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    Well, went for broke this weekend and fully...

    Well, went for broke this weekend and fully launched into hatch repair time. My plan, (which was thrown out the window pretty fast) was to wet down a few layers of glass, one by where the hatch had...
  18. I would personally probably go for the self...

    I would personally probably go for the self contained alcohol stove and then maybe supplement with an electric hot plate when you are at the dock? This would keep your cost of fuel down, and even a...
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    Christian, after reading your deck organizer...

    Christian, after reading your deck organizer blog, I went looking. Seems like I have a choice of pure Delrin sheaves or ones with a bronze bushing if I just want to replace them as you mention. The...
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    Makes a lot of sense when you put it that way...

    Makes a lot of sense when you put it that way...
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    As usual your contributions are numerous, thanks...

    As usual your contributions are numerous, thanks Christian.
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    Good to know! That will help tremendously. ...

    Good to know! That will help tremendously.

    Separate but somewhat related, I looked through my boom and none of the reefing lines or the outhaul are run through any kind of multiplication device....
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    Do people know if the modern Schaefer stuff has...

    Do people know if the modern Schaefer stuff has the same mounting pattern as the old stuff? Took our deck organizer off this weekend because for one, one sheave was for a wire, and second, that...
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    Well, I have the first and most important one...

    Well, I have the first and most important one off. My axel gloriously came out with little fuss, and the screw even gave me little challenge! The axel measures between .369 and .3705 depending on...
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    Wow....yep thatís all I got to say

    Wow....yep thatís all I got to say
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    Re-looking at my lid the handle doesnít go...

    Re-looking at my lid the handle doesnít go through a hole on the lid, so that isnít a worry.

    Kiwi-

    Did you put any kind of bevel on your balsa? How did you get the glass to wrap over the...
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    Maybe a further reduction

    After replying I took a second look at Harken, they only recommend double stacking in way of a solid deck or cored deck with g10 insert. This makes me think that if I went for a double stacked...
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    In all honesty I have not found an exact number...

    In all honesty I have not found an exact number for Schaefer double deck organizers, but have concerns since they rate their 5 series double cheek block as 1750# capacity but do state explicitly with...
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    Yeah, running into additional challenges with the...

    Yeah, running into additional challenges with the lower of the double organizers being the only ones rated for high load. I have found load calculators for sheet loads, but does anyone know how to...
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    Yep, same as ours including the attached foam, so...

    Yep, same as ours including the attached foam, so that sounds like factory standard to me. Once I take the clutches off I will know more about the deck thickness, looking like that might be a...
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    Well started to lay out the new deck hardware and...

    Well started to lay out the new deck hardware and have a few issues. The new clutches are much wider than the old ones, so although I might be able to pass three lines on the starboard side, the...
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    Thanks! I enjoyed reading your tale of a...

    Thanks!

    I enjoyed reading your tale of a ďcouple of weeksĒ project. It was very informative. I actually think I had read it before but for some reason didnít put 2 and 2 together. Good to know we...
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    [E35-3] Masthead Sheave Removal

    I have read through a few people’s threads on here and everyone seems to have a “Kenyon” (sp?) spar. The masthead pictured always seems to have a large welded assembly at the top. Our 35-3 seems to...
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    I will have to double check the through hole in...

    I will have to double check the through hole in the lid and see if there is coring there, if so I will remove it. It is on my spring repair list to fill the hole the pin goes into on the boat proper...
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    Both of your blog posts were incredibly helpful...

    Both of your blog posts were incredibly helpful to me getting started on this. So thank you. One question, how did you recreate the non skid when you moved the chain hole?
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    Actually because of (I think) the back of the lid...

    Actually because of (I think) the back of the lid being in such bad shape coring wise, a crack happened on the back flange (before I started work). This allows the lid to fully relax to a flat...
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    Filler?

    Also wondering if anyone else has run into this kind of filler like material. It is brittle, and cuts into a brown / reddish powder. Is this what Ericson originally used as filler, or is this a...
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    E35-3 Anchor Locker Lid Repair

    One of the things I knew we had to tackle this winter was the anchor locker lid. During the purchase survey it was noted that it had significant water in the core, and this was after the boat had...
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    Thanks Christian for the food for thought. It is...

    Thanks Christian for the food for thought. It is true that it is easy to get buried in the details, and you have certainly proved that ideal is far from what is needed. I might expand on my thoughts...
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    Interesting. I had chatted with a interlux rep...

    Interesting. I had chatted with a interlux rep and he basically said for any lasting solution I needed to have it sandblasted to get a profile on the aluminum that would allow the primer (and thus...
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    Press Fit?

    Trying to get the pedistal ready for the sandblasting booth, and it seemed to me like a good idea to take the axel the wheel and sprocket ride on out so the surfaces don’t get damaged by accident. I...
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    Interesting. Reading up on strontium chromate...

    Interesting. Reading up on strontium chromate brought me to this product

    http://www.totalboat.com/product/strontium-chromate-epoxy-primer/

    anyone had had experience with total boat products?
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    And Loren has already basically found it for me. ...

    And Loren has already basically found it for me. It was TKR that redid his mast. Good read on his site.

    http://tkronaboat.com/mast-refinish.html
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    Thanks Christian for turning that picture in that...

    Thanks Christian for turning that picture in that post. I have to try and figure out how to fix them when posting from my Phone, seems like you have no control over orientation.

    Parrot, I have...
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    Gave some to help keep this going. Been...

    Gave some to help keep this going. Been invaluable! Thanks.
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    Thanks for all the help. We successfully got the...

    Thanks for all the help. We successfully got the pedistal off the boat today. Luckily the corrosion seems to just be on the surface so we will be able to clean it up and repaint it. We havenít...
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    We did get the brake off. Just screwed right out...

    We did get the brake off. Just screwed right out no work on the set screw required! :esad:

    I will undo the quadrant tomorrow and see how it goes. I am a little daunted about trying to retension...
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    Hey guys! So we have been trying to take apart...

    Hey guys!

    So we have been trying to take apart the pedestal on our boat so we can do a full repaint and make sure everything is tip top. I have gotten it down to the steering sprocket and chain,...
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    Through hull sender sizes

    This might go under the heading of ďStupid question #14376Ē but are all of the through hull senders the same size for depth and speed? I have two in the bow right now that slide in and out of...
  50. Ok, I will check the chain in more detail, I...

    Ok, I will check the chain in more detail, I didnít see one that looked like it came apart, but I didnít move the rudder a lot either. Maybe my master link is on one side or the other and not near...
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