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    Took the Ericson out for a full throttle one hour exercise run today

    I was suggesting that the tach was reading low, nothing else, because your performance sounds like it is just fine.
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    Took the Ericson out for a full throttle one hour exercise run today

    Mine idles at ~850, and max RPM is 3000. Max is governed, I think your tach is reading low. I think there is an adjustment switch in the back of the tach, but I don't remember for sure.
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    Sailing with headsail only

    Thanks for sharing. Menger used to say you could heave-to in his catboats, but I have no experience with attempting to heave-to with one sail.
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    Empty CNG tanks

    My boat has a propane storage locker under the starboard stern seat, but it has CNG from the factory.
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    Empty CNG tanks

    CNG was called SAFGAS by the people who marketed it. It was because a leak was considered safe since it is lighter than air and floats away instead of settling in the bilge as a flammable pocket of gas like propane leaks do.
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    Chesapeake Ericson club

    It’s been crazy! 2020 is 2020...
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    32-3 Halyard replacement

    All my replacements are 10mm (3/8"). New England Ropes VPC, 105'.
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    Sailing with headsail only

    This is the first sloop I owned and didn’t just crew on. At first I think it felt like cheating - sailing on the jib alone, but it works so well when the wind is 12 or more that I’ve come to accept it as the way to single hand my boat. Which is what I do 95 percent of the sailing season.
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    Knocking after replacing fuel injectors

    Compression test might show something if you have not done that yet.
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    Knocking after replacing fuel injectors

    While I am certainly no expert, I suggest taking the filter off (it is the RACOR filter right?) dumping it, and filling it with diesel. Also did you change the filter at the engine too? MAke sure the racor is on tight, a little intermittent air leak will drive you crazy.
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    Finally ready to sail 2020

    Thanks, It is an old sail, it knows what it is doing :egrin: . Also this helps - https://www.westmarine.com/buy/star-brite--sail-lash-centipede--4480380
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    Finally ready to sail 2020

    Unfortunately strong NNW winds kept me pinned in the slip this morning (singlehanded). Still no 2020 shakedown cruise. Thanks for all of your kind comments!
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    Finally ready to sail 2020

    Canvas and sails finally on and ready for sailing 2020 - hope to get out tomorrow.
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    Empty CNG tanks

    Unfortunately Dometic stopped Origo manufacturing in 2018 (or thereabout).
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    Empty CNG tanks

    Hi Vikings! - This is not an argument, I know a propane system is in my future eventually, but I was able to fill my CNG tank from 0 - 2200 psi for $1.40 at an EXXON self-serve station in King of Prussia PA. this morning. As long as I can do that I will.
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