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  1. Thread: Butyl Tape

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    "I and others have used the 3M butyl ribbon...

    "I and others have used the 3M butyl ribbon product"
    Be very careful with this stuff, speaking from personal experience. It does the job well but if you get even the slightest smear of it on your...
  2. Thread: Stanchion Bases

    by garryh
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    just a quick comment on stanchion bases as I am...

    just a quick comment on stanchion bases as I am dealing with this now in a recore project. All the stanchion bases on my 35-2 are 'closed'... as in the SS tube is welded all around onto the base...
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    Kerry those rails look good... I am going to look...

    Kerry those rails look good... I am going to look into the PlasTeak rails for sure. Is your sliding hatch made out of PlasTeak as well...? am also going to consider that, since mine is toast.
    The...
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    just back from a sailing weekend. When I arrived...

    just back from a sailing weekend. When I arrived at the marina on thursday I saw a buddy's (ex) boat (as in subsequently sold) on the hard and wondered why. Turns out the galley sink drain hose...
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    "Primarily, so that plumbing can be accessed,...

    "Primarily, so that plumbing can be accessed, worked on, removed or replaced."
    yes this of course... agreed. The above was an oversimplification. But most plumbing repairs etc are done between...
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    of course the bilge pump should be in good...

    of course the bilge pump should be in good working order (I have yet to tackle this as there is nowhere obvious to put it and no access on the 35-2)
    But it is just good form to shut off all seacocks...
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    also, the main cockpit slopes forward to drain so...

    also, the main cockpit slopes forward to drain so a lot of water would need to accumulate before it would drain aft... and it would not drain the forward portion ever
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    I have not got into the project but just visually...

    I have not got into the project but just visually it looks like there should be enough drop. Does not need much and not talking about a lot of water.
    I don't think the limber hole plan would work...
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    "That way I can close the scupper seacocks"...

    "That way I can close the scupper seacocks"
    Dealing with drains and seacocks on my 35-2 is on my list, I really do not like leaving seacocks open when I am away from the boat. But what about...
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    interesting, the same sentiments from so many...

    interesting, the same sentiments from so many owners of so many different models. My 35-2 is the mid engine model... to go forward you had to squidge by the engine compartment, on a sloped surface...
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    thanks Loren. I tried to rotate in my library but...

    thanks Loren. I tried to rotate in my library but it seems to always want to 'send' in its original orientation no matter what I do to it : /
    Yes I have considered that option... spray the non-skid...
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    Gico Flexmold

    after some back and forth with Gibco (they had the wrong pattern registered for the Ericsons), we determined that GFS115 was the matching pattern. This stuff is NOT cheap (kinda $60/SF ... U.S...!)...
  13. Thread: Winter Cover

    by garryh
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    an old thread that I just came across but will...

    an old thread that I just came across but will add to it to keep info in one place.
    I use half rings of 1.5" black plastic (ABS) drainage tubing over a 2X4 ridge pole with maybe three intermediate...
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    no idea about the 29 mast, but it sure would be...

    no idea about the 29 mast, but it sure would be nice to have some adjustment. Just none available with the 35-2 mast. I do have a backstay adjuster sitting here but there is no point in installing it.
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    "seems like beat-up paint would look worse than...

    "seems like beat-up paint would look worse than beat-up bare aluminum"
    how true is this! Seems the PO of my 35 took a paintbrush to the mast with what may be Brightside and nowhere near enough...
  16. it will be a very quick fix Kevin for anyone who...

    it will be a very quick fix Kevin for anyone who knows what they are doing. You already know it runs.. it is simply in the installation of the cap or points or condenser, maybe a mismatched part....
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    hi Kevin... sorry about your luck and I feel your...

    hi Kevin... sorry about your luck and I feel your pain! And your mechanics were idiots; incompetent or disinterested or both.
    The above advice is all good- these are tough and very simple engines....
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    that is precisely how I envision the proper way...

    that is precisely how I envision the proper way to lift a mast by a competent yard. I have been talking to the owner of a local spar manufacturer (Toronto) and he made a few good points. He cited the...
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    yes, the yard guys just want it done asap and do...

    yes, the yard guys just want it done asap and do not care about potential damage or best practices. I think you have to have to have the cojones to request certain procedures if you are paying for...
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    I lower mine down every fall and raise every...

    I lower mine down every fall and raise every Spring as well, much to the consternation of the yard who would like less work than more. But I cannot be convinced that leaving a mast up all winter on...
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    misread your point about the deck step but even...

    misread your point about the deck step but even when deck mounted, if the mast is inserted onto the base and then moves around for whatever reason, it could damage the integrity of the attachment of...
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    yes, deck stepped. I am simply astounded by the...

    yes, deck stepped.
    I am simply astounded by the weight of the 35-2 mast. On my previous P30, two people could carry the mast. With the 35-2 mast, three very strong people are struggling. The rigging...
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    something like this might work on the existing...

    something like this might work on the existing flange
    https://www.westmarine.com/buy/vetus--magnus-heavy-duty-aluminum-hatches--P012802096?recordNum=8
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    totally agree Kerry... trying to enlarge the...

    totally agree Kerry... trying to enlarge the opening beyond the existing f/g moulding would be a huge job and involve some structural engineering and basically be way more trouble than it is worth....
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    it will be either 3/4 or 7/8. Loren's idea will...

    it will be either 3/4 or 7/8. Loren's idea will work, and if no parallel rules or micrometer, take some cereal box cardboard and cut out small rectangular areas of both widths and see which slips...
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    there would also be more 'wiggle room' with a...

    there would also be more 'wiggle room' with a rectangular hatch on the diagonal vs the max circular hatch you could install
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    I think a circular hatch would be an expensive...

    I think a circular hatch would be an expensive non-standard purchase AND you would be losing a lot of surface area vs a rectangular hatch.
    These are downloaded pics of replaced hatches on a 35-2...
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    Thoughts on lifting masts?

    I have always had a problem with the way masts are lifted into place. Standard procedure is to loop a strop under the spreader basess and lift away with a trailing guy rope on the bottom for control...
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    I have not done this but it is definitely on my...

    I have not done this but it is definitely on my list. The hatch is far too small for egress and I would like more light in the V berth.
    And while I love the lines and appearance of the 35-2, I find...
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    "slip 19 at Hansen Marina in the river during...

    "slip 19 at Hansen Marina in the river during season"
    if you meant Harsen's marina, that is where my 35-2 was located when I bought it
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    I bought my 35-2 from a marina at the top end of...

    I bought my 35-2 from a marina at the top end of Lake St Clair. Would have loved to have sailed it back to Georgian Bay but a bit too adventurous in an unknown older boat that had been sitting for...
  32. Thread: 35-2 Lifelines

    by garryh
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    I think far too thick for the lifeline fittings....

    I think far too thick for the lifeline fittings. My stays are 9/32
  33. Thread: 35-2 Lifelines

    by garryh
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    "Also, take a look at the pulpit and pushpit...

    "Also, take a look at the pulpit and pushpit connection. My lifelines connect to nice shiny 30-year-old wire loops welded to the tubing. I conclude that this is crazy, as the entire integrity...
  34. Thread: 35-2 Lifelines

    by garryh
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    I think going with uncoated wire is a good...

    I think going with uncoated wire is a good idea... all the new boats are going that way it seems. It does not answer your question but there have been previous threads about the 'missing stanchion'...
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    "Is it common for skippers to only paint the deck...

    "Is it common for skippers to only paint the deck and hull at separate times?"
    Chris- both of these paint jobs are HUGE.... like, seriously huge... and also technically demanding and require a LOT...
  36. very nice job! did you make the actual panel...

    very nice job!
    did you make the actual panel moulding as well..? if so, what did you use as a plug?
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    "DC only kills you if you deserve it. AC kills...

    "DC only kills you if you deserve it. AC kills you just to see you die."
    that made me lol : )
    I have been a home inspector for nearly 20 years... the things I see are just scary. People think...
  38. and whoever made that recessed panel should be in...

    and whoever made that recessed panel should be in business selling them ; )
  39. thanks a lot... good info! I will check on the...

    thanks a lot... good info! I will check on the Moyer site, liking it a lot.
    But definitely some skills there I do not have!
    Regards
  40. Parrothead is that super nifty instrument panel...

    Parrothead is that super nifty instrument panel A4 specific? available on the Moyer site..? (even if just the five light indicator module)
  41. absolutely agree Al. They don't call them...

    absolutely agree Al.
    They don't call them 'idiot lights' in autos for nothing ; )
    Nothing replaces care and attention.
  42. also maybe get rid of those annoying high water...

    also maybe get rid of those annoying high water bilge alarms and just check the water level regularly
  43. yes to all of that, and milk used to be delivered...

    yes to all of that, and milk used to be delivered by trucks with blocks of ice.
    Why intentionally circumvent a designed safety feature?
  44. not too much of a stretch to see how this very...

    not too much of a stretch to see how this very simple mod could cost someone a diesel engine
  45. "I'm worried." agree.... necessary equipment...

    "I'm worried."
    agree.... necessary equipment there for a very good reason, should not be played with.
    As annoying as it might be.... just a few seconds
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    if I do construct a box I will likely 'cheat' on...

    if I do construct a box I will likely 'cheat' on this a bit and make room to store two small 16 oz propane canisters which I like to have as back-up and for portability but which also require similar...
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    this is another thread I cam across which I...

    this is another thread I cam across which I liked... looks like the top is a large beckson type inspection port. He used something like a large cardboard sono tube (for pouting concrete posts)25840...
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    yes, I think on the 35-2 the 'neatest' option...

    yes, I think on the 35-2 the 'neatest' option would be to install under the seat in the stern lazarette which is under-utilized. I am going to look at some derelict boats in the hopes of finding a...
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    an old thread but just doing searches for an...

    an old thread but just doing searches for an upcoming 'wishlist' mod on my boat (E35-2)
    "cockpit water drains there would fulfill gravity venting."
    This actually does not work on the 35-2...
  50. "I used good old white 3m silicon seal" just to...

    "I used good old white 3m silicon seal"
    just to clarify... quite often people use the term 'silicone' as a generic term for 'goop in a tube'.
    But- caulking material actually containing silicone...
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