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    I was curious about synthetic under the furler...

    I was curious about synthetic under the furler foil. Wire under all the spinning furler stuff sounds like a good idea! Good luck with the replacement!
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    Hi Pajo, Are you using synthetic for the...

    Hi Pajo,

    Are you using synthetic for the forestay? I forget, do you have a headsail furler?
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    Looks like you can get just the coupler

    Looks like you can get just the coupler
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    I could not find my “in progress”’photos of the...

    I could not find my “in progress”’photos of the masthead repair but had the mast lowered for some bulb replacement and took some photos. I think the aluminum is T6 6061 and 1/4” thick.
  5. Thanks Everyone. It's kind of fun that there...

    Thanks Everyone.

    It's kind of fun that there are multiple EP folks on this thread. SolAire, Cinderella, Lotus Flower and Celerity's older sister ;-)

    BTW, Pajo, how about an update?
  6. Thanks Chris. So the steaming light replacement...

    Thanks Chris. So the steaming light replacement is a 360 deg. projection "bulb" and limited to 225 deg. by the light housing/mast. Now I get it.
  7. Hi Frank, Chris is right - electric drive so...

    Hi Frank,

    Chris is right - electric drive so no alternator. Additionally I want to replace the anchor light. The current bulb for the anchor light is 10 watts @12 volts festoon (with indentations...
  8. Forespar steaming/deck light led replacement

    Has anyone replaced the bulbs on a Forespar steaming/deck light fixture with LED's? I'm trying to find LED replacements and having a hard time finding the top (steaming) light.
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    Hi Bob, I don't think you would want to climb...

    Hi Bob,

    I don't think you would want to climb the mast without the fore stay, doctor prescribed or not!
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    Hi Bob, I had that same failure on my E27,...

    Hi Bob,

    I had that same failure on my E27, pretty exciting! Todd's suggestion of side plates is the route I took for repair. I used 6061 t6 1/4" (maybe 3/16") aluminum plate for the cheeks and...
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    I haven't used this method of gel coat matching...

    I haven't used this method of gel coat matching yet but when I do I will be watching this video again;
    https://www.boatworkstoday.com/videos/gelcoat-color-matching-part-2/
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    Hi Eric, Do you have any photos of the...

    Hi Eric,

    Do you have any photos of the windless setup on your E27?
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    Plus one on the Boatworks tutorials...

    Plus one on the Boatworks tutorials...
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    Hi Rande, This access hole came with my 1976...

    Hi Rande,

    This access hole came with my 1976 E27. Looks pretty rough but I'm guessing it was there for the Atomic 4 that used to be on my boat (before I owned it). I think you would be okay...
  15. Hi Kevin, Have you seen this Craigslist ad?...

    Hi Kevin,

    Have you seen this Craigslist ad? https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bpo/d/oakland-parting-out-ericson-27-atomic-4/6862785088.html
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    Hey Loren, Is that the guy from Southern...

    Hey Loren,

    Is that the guy from Southern California?
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    Hi Sgwright67, Sorry to hear about your boat...

    Hi Sgwright67,

    Sorry to hear about your boat buying problem. I had a similar thing happen to me when buying my E27 - Agreed on a price (asking price), set up a day to meet and pay (the earliest...
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    Hi Stefan, Looks like the next AC will be mono...

    Hi Stefan,

    Looks like the next AC will be mono hulls.
    https://www.americascup.com/en/video/76_MEET-THE-MULE
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    Hi Peter, I got the inspection hatch at West...

    Hi Peter,

    I got the inspection hatch at West Marine. It is a Bomar 8812.
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    The hatch I installed is 15.5" x 12.5" outside...

    The hatch I installed is 15.5" x 12.5" outside dimensions.
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    Hi Peter, The stove probably came with foam...

    Hi Peter,

    The stove probably came with foam rubber gaskets to cover the canister openings when not in use. You can buy them but they are around $20! You can do something like what RCsailfast...
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    Hi Jay, I found this photo on my computer....

    Hi Jay,

    I found this photo on my computer. I'll try to remember to get a size later today.
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    Hi Jay, Cutting the inspection hole bigger to...

    Hi Jay,

    Cutting the inspection hole bigger to fit an off the shelf sealing hatch cover is fine. I did that on my boat and do not have any leaks there. I'll get a photo and size when I'm at the...
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    Thanks Sean! Finally got off my procrastinating...

    Thanks Sean! Finally got off my procrastinating butt and tapped on a few buttons to donate to the cause!
    bump; http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/content.php?137-Donation-Policy
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    Something I have heard while racing is a few...

    Something I have heard while racing is a few degrees of weather helm and resulting rudder deflected to the direction of the boat was advantageous to pointing because the rudder creates a small amount...
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    That was some textured air in that hang gliding...

    That was some textured air in that hang gliding video! In reference to Christian's comment on variable geometry on a hang glider, here is a video of a flight at Yosemite, at the one minute mark the...
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    Great thread. It is fun watching the video...

    Great thread.

    It is fun watching the video quality and production value go up over time. For me it started with SV Delos. In addition to some of the above:
    ...
  28. Thread: E27 parting out

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    E27 parting out

    Just saw this;
    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bpo/d/parting-out-ericson-27/6770580689.html
  29. Thread: Boat damage

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    Hi Bill, Looking good. I just watched the...

    Hi Bill,

    Looking good. I just watched the YouTube link you posted for your A4. I also checked out some of your other videos. Your E27 is nice! Did you install the seahood? Did you put the cubby in...
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    Rigging Doctor sailing vlog has a good discussion...

    Rigging Doctor sailing vlog has a good discussion on their impressions of their EP system after crossing the Atlantic.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWgbM9DoA7A
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    I try not to comment on the EP/ICE for sailboat...

    I try not to comment on the EP/ICE for sailboat auxiliary propulsion debate. It usually doesn't end up being productive. I'm telling myself out load right now, "put the iPad away!". We'll see if I...
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    Hi Sway, I have been asked to update my blog...

    Hi Sway,

    I have been asked to update my blog that Christian referenced above... one of these days I will. There does seem to be a small trend of switching to electric propulsion. Here are some...
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    Hi Dave, Have you sen this?...

    Hi Dave,

    Have you sen this? https://galveston.craigslist.org/boa/d/ericson-25-sailboat/6683100070.html
  34. (With non self-tailing, or as I prefer to think...

    (With non self-tailing, or as I prefer to think of them "artisanal tailing" winches.)

    Ha!
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    Hi Pajo, Hopefully Guy will check in at some...

    Hi Pajo,

    Hopefully Guy will check in at some point (They are currently sailing towards Tahiti). I remember him talking about Dyneema rigging in the past. Do I remember the issue with replacing the...
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    Hi Pajo, Damn that sucks. Good thing it didn't...

    Hi Pajo,

    Damn that sucks. Good thing it didn't happen in the middle of your Pacific crossing!!! Any progress?
  37. Something to keep in mind is that West Marine...

    Something to keep in mind is that West Marine will price match. I have pulled up prices on my phone in the store and they matched it.
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    Hi davidisrael, Welcome to the website. In the...

    Hi davidisrael,

    Welcome to the website. In the header above is the Downloads & Galleries tab and in that section there is this;...
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    Hi Glenn, Something to look for when...

    Hi Glenn,

    Something to look for when inspecting the rubrail is a 1" piece of wood between the flanges of the deck/hull joint. I think I remember someone here mentioning that some early 35-2's had...
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    Hi Matt, I'm not looking for anything in...

    Hi Matt,

    I'm not looking for anything in particular, just thought photos might help you garner interest.
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    Hi Matt, Do you have any photos of the parts...

    Hi Matt,

    Do you have any photos of the parts for sale?
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    E35-2 for sale in Santa Cruz

    I have no connection to this boat other than I have admired it for years, very nicely maintained;
    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/boa/d/ericson/6631774604.html
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    Hi Pajo, Nice! Interesting that you ran onto...

    Hi Pajo,

    Nice! Interesting that you ran onto the PO that did all of the mods on Cinderella the day you left for the Marquesas. When you were here in Santa Cruz I was impressed with all the...
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    Hi dshort, You might be able to find the...

    Hi dshort,

    You might be able to find the gasket locally at a glass store that does shower doors.
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    Looks like Pajo and Ava are about 27 days into...

    Looks like Pajo and Ava are about 27 days into their Pacific crossing. Currently moving along nicely at over 6 knots.
    http://www.sailingcinderella.com/where-are-we-now
  46. Hi Kevin, Nice!

    Hi Kevin, Nice!
  47. Does it look like this? The pin in the center of...

    Does it look like this? The pin in the center of the fitting broke on my boat. I was able to force it out and replace with a 3/8" bolt.
  48. Hi Gary, Welcome to the site. Where did the...

    Hi Gary,

    Welcome to the site. Where did the gooseneck fail? By any chance was it the main horizonal bolt? Do you have any photos?
  49. Hi Cajunspike, If you are thinking about pulling...

    Hi Cajunspike,
    If you are thinking about pulling your fuel tank through the bulkhead/firewall behind the engine it is possible. I just removed the gas tank in my 1976 E27. You will need to cut the...
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    “Once is enough” by Miles Smeeton

    “Once is enough” by Miles Smeeton
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