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  1. New lowered price...

    Now, $400 obo.
  2. You too! Ericsons are fun boats.

    You too! Ericsons are fun boats.
  3. Thanks for your interest BUT (unfortunately) my...

    Thanks for your interest BUT (unfortunately) my sail is too big for your E27. You need a sail with P = 28’ (or smaller) and E = 10’ (or smaller). Mine is roughly 30’x12’.

    Here are the specs for...
  4. Good question, it’s the more common “standard...

    Good question, it’s the more common “standard rig”. The sail was built based on the following measurements...

    I= 36.50
    J= 12.24
    P= 30.54
    E= 12.04
    (all in feet)

    One thing I forgot to...
  5. Now $500 o.b.o.

    Price has been lowered to $500 o.b.o.

    If you have an Ericson 29 with an older mainsail, I’d definitely consider this sail.

    It’s “like new” and roughly 1/4 of the price of a new one.

    Call...
  6. Ericson 29 mainsail (barely used) for sale...

    I have a mainsail off of my last boat (1971 Ericson 29) for sale.

    Long story short, I bought an Ericson 30+ a few years ago after selling my E-29. The latter had major engine issues and a broken...
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    All good advice...and you're right, the chips...

    All good advice...and you're right, the chips (once covered) will be fairly hard to see on the toe rail. I think I'll fill 'em with something easy to sand then match some gelcoat as close as I can...
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    Thanks, Tenders!

    Thanks, Tenders!
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    Thanks for the suggestion...I'm not familiar with...

    Thanks for the suggestion...I'm not familiar with 3m Premium Filler, how does it differ from a thick batch of West System epoxy? I was planing on sanding the epoxy with 220 then something closer to a...
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    How would you compare Marine Tex vs thick batch...

    How would you compare Marine Tex vs thick batch or West System Epoxy?

    Other than color? I do like that the Marine Tex is white(ish).
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    Kind of what I was thinking...mix it up until...

    Kind of what I was thinking...mix it up until it's like peanut butter, fill it, scrape it flush, sand it, paint it (maybe).
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    Repairing chips/holes in gelcoat...

    I’ve got a few chips/holes in my gelcoat along my toe rail. I was going to repair them with a thick mixture of West System epoxy. But then I started to get that second guessing feeling. The holes...
  13. Good info...I wonder which is a better pick...

    Good info...I wonder which is a better pick 15w-40 or 10w-30? I’d guess the latter in cold weather climates.
  14. Solid advice....thanks.

    Solid advice....thanks.
  15. Makes sense to me.

    Makes sense to me.
  16. Yeah, I've heard similar warnings....maybe we...

    Yeah, I've heard similar warnings....maybe we should request that an oil expert set us all straight once and for all.

    I've chosen multi-weight oil mainly because I've read that it has better...
  17. Good call!

    Good call!
  18. Thanks...do you think there are any extra steps...

    Thanks...do you think there are any extra steps to take when changing to a new weight? Or just proceed with the oil change as usual?

    I was thinking I could do (2) quick changes in an effort to...
  19. Thanks Loren, I'll check again but I think...

    Thanks Loren,

    I'll check again but I think it's beyond tight on that side of the engine compartment.

    I'm also trying to imagine how to capture the last of the oil from the pan when I go to...
  20. Shell ROTELLA® T5 10w-40 no longer available?

    Hello all,

    Spring has sprung and I was going to change the oil in my Universal 5416.

    I see that Shell has discontinued manufacturing ROTELLA® T5 synthetic blend (10w-40) and it's now impossible...
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    Good call! Thanks!

    Good call! Thanks!
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    Wow...beautiful setup. Battery envy over here. ...

    Wow...beautiful setup. Battery envy over here.

    One question..does it make a difference if you have your batteries set up in "series" (like yours)? Or would any battery bank benefit from the...
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    All great advice. The pic is old. I took it...

    All great advice. The pic is old. I took it when I last checked the the batteries and then put the hold down straps back in place.

    Slightly silly question (perhaps)...I saw some examples...
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    Great call. I didn't notice the jumper (-)...

    Great call. I didn't notice the jumper (-) issue. I'll move that asap. Thanks.
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    Trickle charger question...

    My Ericson 30+ has never had an onboard battery charger. I’m thinking about eventually installing one but haven’t really felt the need. I recently bought a nice little charger for my car (NOCO...
  26. Thread: E30+ Keel

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    Thanks for the description of your cockpit...

    Thanks for the description of your cockpit scuppers, Graham. Makes sense to me. I'll likely address it when I haul out and paint next spring.

    As for the mainsheet...I hear you. It's nice to...
  27. Thread: E30+ Keel

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    Nice bottom!

    She looks like a beauty! Here's a pic of my '81 30+ Cetus...these boats really look nice from this angle!

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    I had a question (and possible suggestion) for you...

    -You mentioned changing...
  28. Great idea! Thanks!

    Great idea! Thanks!
  29. Funny thing (and I think I'm going to chalk this...

    Funny thing (and I think I'm going to chalk this one up as a miracle)...I went down to the boat today to do the investigative part of the project. I pulled apart the v-berth and removed all the...
  30. T(h)anks! I missed this earlier. I'll do this...

    T(h)anks! I missed this earlier. I'll do this since it's been a while. Seems like a good starting point.
  31. I found this advice online....

    anyone ever try it? Liquid Calgon Water Softener?


    Keeping the Holding Tank Clean (click to open Jamestown article)
  32. Thanks again...I've got a couple questions.... ...

    Thanks again...I've got a couple questions....

    I googled "citrus cleaner" and the word citrus seems to be added to every type of cleaner. I'm assuming nothing foaming (like citrus soaps) or...
  33. Thank you Christian, this is great advice. Just...

    Thank you Christian, this is great advice. Just what I was looking for!
  34. A few questions about head cleaning/maintence....

    Spring is in the air and so is the smell coming from my head.

    I never use the head. I bought the boat 3 years ago and have basically never opened the door to the head. The bucket takes the brunt...
  35. I was in the same boat at first... ...

    I was in the same boat at first...

    http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by jacksonkev...
  36. Thank you, Frank. I'll be doing the same in the...

    Thank you, Frank. I'll be doing the same in the spring.
  37. Funny, I tried McLube on an old duffel with stuck...

    Funny, I tried McLube on an old duffel with stuck zips and it didn't work. Maybe I need to let it soak overnight?

    I've also read about PB Blaster or white vinegar and a toothbrush. Thoughts?
  38. Sure thing...here's where I found the pump...

    Sure thing...here's where I found the pump assembly replacement:

    http://www.downwindmarine.com/Wilcox-Crittenden-Headmate-Pump-Assembly-p-91001224.html

    And here's the service kit for about $60...
  39. Very true, Glyn, okay...I'm on it. I found a...

    Very true, Glyn, okay...I'm on it. I found a rebuild kit for the pump online (I also found a new and assembled replacement pump for not much more). Now, what's this 50/50 acid water trick? I'm...
  40. Frank, I meant to ask you, does your E30+ have a...

    Frank, I meant to ask you, does your E30+ have a vinyl headliner in the cabin? If so, are your access zippers frozen shut like mine? If not, have you found a good way to free them up? I would like...
  41. Hi Loren, when I reread your comment about your...

    Hi Loren, when I reread your comment about your keel stepped mast I didn't catch that you had an Olson 34. :thinker:
  42. Also, I meant to mention...I still have the...

    Also, I meant to mention...I still have the original Wilcox Crittenden "Head-Mate", it doesn't work great. So, I have actually never used it. Just did a couple fill and flushes when I bought the...
  43. Thanks for the pics, Loren. I'll have to do some...

    Thanks for the pics, Loren. I'll have to do some more investigating.

    And yes, I would be completely lost without my sandwich hand!
  44. Thank you...makes a lot of sense. I wonder...

    Thank you...makes a lot of sense. I wonder when/why they changed it from my version to the newer version?
  45. All true, in thinking about it though...while...

    All true, in thinking about it though...while I've owned this boat for 2+ drought conditions years, the boat shows zero signs of water leaking in other than a few drips coming from the underside of...
  46. So true! For a minute (really only a minute) I...

    So true! For a minute (really only a minute) I thought...what's worse, the drought? or my bilge issues?
  47. Thanks Loren! I'm learning a lot about my boat...

    Thanks Loren! I'm learning a lot about my boat today!

    First, my mast is deck stepped with a wooden post. Yours is keel stepped? Also, I think you may be onto something...I've noticed some...
  48. Thank you, Frank. I'm a little puzzed by the...

    Thank you, Frank. I'm a little puzzed by the amount of water in the bilge too. To be honest, the bilge (directly below the dinette...see above video) is always bone dry. So, I almost never run the...
  49. Thanks but wow, you're not kidding...my bilge...

    Thanks but wow, you're not kidding...my bilge doesn't even resemble yours. I don't have any pics (yet) but I'm attaching a video I took with my one good hand yesterday. FYI-my bilge pump is remotely...
  50. Help needed....bilge/plumbing questions (and could use a diagram?)

    Hi all,

    I have a newish to me 1980 E30+. I bought her a few years ago and we've had drought conditions in California since. This year, there have been some huge storms and my bilge/pump setup is...
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