Recent content by Mike Brockman

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    E41 Restoration

    I am a Patreon of their site, unfortunately Yulian has gotten throat cancer and they are no longer doing videos. They have a Gofundme site...
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    Read a terrific non-fiction book you will certainly enjoy!

    I will have to check out "Hard on the Wind" as I am just about through my current book. One of my all time favorite sailing books is "Philosophy of Sailing" by Christian Williams (a fellow member on this site). I have raced from the West coast to Hawaii twice and have done lots of single...
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    Experience with flex water tanks.

    Thanks for the responses, I wasn't expecting such a positive response about the flex tanks but they will make this project a lot easier.
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    Experience with flex water tanks.

    I am almost finished with replacing the cabin sole and at the point where I have to decide on what to do about the water tank. Originally the boat had a stainless steel water tank that set on the keel. The tank was very corroded and beyond repair. A flexible tank would simplify everything and be...
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    Ice box drainage

    Just replace my cabin sole due to the ice box drain which was supposed to drain into the bilge had been plugged years ago and the water just drained onto the cabin sole under the icebox causing a large area of the cabin sole to dry rot.
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    Replacing Chainplates on a Ericson 41

    I'd remain alert to the age of the rig the same way I remain alert to the age of myself Well in my mind I am still 25, I don't care what the mirror says. :egrin:<strike></strike>
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    Replacing Chainplates on a Ericson 41

    I have tried that before and it doesn't work for me. I did a Pacific Cup years ago and was amazed at how every creak and groan that I had ignored before once I was 500 miles offshore (in my mind) became a impending rig failure. I don't think I completely slept for 10 days. I really need to know...
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    Replacing Chainplates on a Ericson 41

    I am considering doing that. The upper chain plates line up with the main bulkhead and adding knees for the forward and aft shrouds may not be that big of deal. Do you have a naval architect you could recommend?
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    Replacing Chainplates on a Ericson 41

    This is the forward chain plate on the port side which is the easy one to get to, all the rest are going to require removing stuff to get access. I think the current plan is to replace with new stainless and glass them back in like Ericson did. If they last another 50 years it won't be my...
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    Replacing Chainplates on a Ericson 41

    Ended up purchasing the boat and had it trucked to my property this Fall for a refit. Spent the evening cutting out one of the chain plates. It was not buried as deep as I had thought.
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    Rebuiding 1970 E41

    Challenge is a good discription. The PO had done a pretty extensive job rebuilding her 25 years ago recoring a lot of the deck and dog house, new Yanmar and V drive, barrier coat on the hull, new wiring and electrical panels, hardware and lines. Unfortunatly after 25 years it all needs to be...
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    Rebuiding 1970 E41

    Purchased a 1970 E41 and had it hauled home this Fall for a major restoration. Would love to hear from other E41 owners. Currently have it on the hard on my property and have spent the last couple of months building a shelter over it and slowly gutting everything out of the interior. The deck...
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    Replacing Chainplates on a Ericson 41

    Thanks for the info, I really would prefer not adding external plates. The galvanic issues between the stainless and titanium is interesting I would probably go back with stainless steel. Where there any bolts also embedded in the fiberglass to hold the chain plates or where the old chain plates...
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    Replacing Chainplates on a Ericson 41

    Thats a name I remember from the past, yes I used to race J24s on the Columbia. How is Loren?
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    Replacing Chainplates on a Ericson 41

    I have been looking at Ericson 41s for a over a year and getting close to pulling the trigger on one. One of my concerns is replacing the chainplates which are fiberglassed into the hull. Has anyone done that job before? I have searched YouTube and the internet but nothing for the Ericson 41...
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