Recent content by matt_southbound

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    Heaving To E28+

    For some reason I can't quite get my boat to heave to correctly. I sheet in the main, backwond the jib,and lock the wheel all the way over, but the bow falls way off the wind. This brings me beam to the waves, with the boat bouncing around quite a bit. I tried furling the jib to take some...
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    Universal 5411 - randomly won't start!

    Thanks for all the replies. Despite having checked the cables many times, I took the advice here and checked again. Went around with a voltmeter while the engine was hot (probably should have been doing this all along, as that's when the trouble occurred most of the time), and found there...
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    Universal 5411 - randomly won't start!

    Hi all, I've got a 1981 Universal 5411 11HP inside my Ericson 28+. About 2 weeks ago, trying to come out of a lock after killing the engine to wait, my engine wouldn't start - very unpleasant. After a bit of troubleshooting (checking connections, trying to jump the solenoid) nothing would...
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    Mainsail Ripped Ericson 28+

    <style type="text/css">p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica}p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px}</style>I'm traveling south on the ICW, and split my mainsail in the Pamlico sound. About 2/3 up at the seam on top of a batten...
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    Bow Anchor Roller on E28+

    Wondering if anyone has experience with mounting an anchor roller on an E28+. There doesn't seem to be any room to work with, as the lifeline stanchion bases are pretty much directly behind the forestay. The anchor locker is too shallow for anything other than a Danforth, and I'd really like...