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    e38 Shaft Tube Size?

    Quite the fauxpology. Atomic - I don't have a ton of info for you and no firsthand experience, but I do have the E38-200 manual. You should not need to remove the rudder to pull the shaft, as it's at a slight angle and should just clear the rudder (to starboard, which incidentally might also...
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    E38-200 companionway width?

    I have considered it. But for now I have some 1/2" acrylic scraps leftover after replacing my hatch lenses that will make nice dropboards, but not enough for a full door. I also don't really mind taking in and out the individuals boards, and there's really handy storage for them in the aft-cabin...
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    E38-200 companionway width?

    If anyone is at their boat in the next couple of days, or has dropboards laying around, or perhaps old plans or drawings - What is the maximum width of the companionway on the 38-200? I want to bring the dropboards home for the winter to refinish, and as templates to router new acrylic boards...
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    38-200 tankage question

    Hello and welcome Louis! I've owned a 1989 E38-200 for a little over a year now, and here's what I think I know: The listed capacities for freshwater tankage in the E38-200 factory manual are: Starboard: 22 gals. Port: 40 gals. Forward Vee Berth (optional): 35 gals. For a total of 97 gallons...
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    Winterizing after a year on the hard

    Hey Bob. We're storing at Great Lakes Marine in Port Washington, but sail out of McKinley Marina in Milwaukee. We chartered a C&C 29 for a week in the Apostles a couple years ago, and took the ASA 103/4 course out of your harbor with a sail out to Big Bay. I love your cruising grounds up there...
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    Winterizing after a year on the hard

    Hi everyone. Last winter we were in indoor storage, so didn't have to worry about winterizing. We decided not to launch this spring given the uncertainty of the pandemic, but did move outside. We will be outside in this Wisconsin winter. So I'm wondering, given that the boat has been out of the...
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    Should I keep my old standing rigging?

    That's a brilliant idea Butch, but we already told the riggers to scrap it. Maybe they, like you, have a worthy recipient though? One can hope.
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    Should I keep my old standing rigging?

    Thanks for chiming in everyone. Since we've already got new lifelines it's destined for scrap instead of dust mouse collection.
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    Should I keep my old standing rigging?

    Wasn't sure what the proper forum for this was, so wonderful mods please feel free to move... We're having our original 30 year old rod rigging completely replaced, fittings and all, so we're switching to wire. The riggers are asking if we want to keep the old rigging. That has spawned a...
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    WEBCAMS of Member Home Ports

    http://www.lakefrontcam.com/cameras/north-shore-cam/ One can control the camera. I can zoom right in and check my dock lines, which is nice since I'm an hour and a half away.
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    E38-200 Shower Sump float switch wiring

    Thank you all, and sorry for a slow response. I've gotten side tracked by many other projects that seem more pressing before fall. We've been on the hard all summer (Covid indecision) and I needed to re-wire the mast before it gets buried in by others as boats start coming out. I also stupidly...
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    E38-200 Shower Sump float switch wiring

    My shower sump pump isn't working and I'm blaming the switches. Went to replace the float switch first and this wiring is wild! Three way bare metal junction in a tube of goo! I think that must be the original install. But I don't see an easy alternative. Is there a way to get the float switch...
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    Mainsheet routing

    What about working loads though? I ordered a Schaefer series 5 fiddle block because it should take my 7/16ths sheet, and it was 1/2 off, and aestitically will go nice with the lewmars that are already on there. But then I started looking at Schaefer spec sheets and this seems drastically...
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    Mainsheet routing

    What size block? I'll take those 2 cents all the way to the bank. That makes perfect sense. Now the question is what size fiddle block do I need? All the different manufacturers call different sizes different things. Garhauer seems affordable and is mentioned elsewhere on the forum, but...
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    Mainsheet routing

    Does a double block fix it? Unfortunately no, there isn't a third bail on the boom behind the vang, just the 2. If I lead the mainsheet fair past the vang, it seems like I need a double block on the forward bail order to make the right number of turns and not have lines crossing. Does anyone...
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