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    Leaking Portlights

    I'm in the middle of this repair now - some pics on my blog. It's a big job to fix it right. The wood damage on my boat was significant enough I didn't think I could just repair it. Pulled the portlights and stripped off the wood from bulkhead to bulkhead. I replaced with new marine ply and...
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    Leaking Portlights

    Did you replace the glass inside the frames with plexiglass or did you create plexiglass portlights and attach them to the outside of the cabin? How does it look? Have pics? Going through that decision-making now that I've taken all the portlights out to rebed.
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    E30-2 Interior refit/repair

    Took on a bigger project than I bargained for. The initial reason was water damaged/rotted sidewalls and some damage to the headliner in the main cabin. Figured it would be no big deal to replace the wood and rebuild the headliner. Not exactly the case. Things I've learned: 1. Multi-tool...
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    30+ Hull 605 refit

    Bought an '83 Ericson 30+ a few years ago and ended up with more of a project boat than I anticipated. Using this winter to address the cabin and damaged side-panels, headliner, and floor-boards. Showing the progress here in case it helps others figure out their approach or maybe avoid the refit...
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    Question about E30+ mast/spinnaker setup

    Thanks so much for posting this. Very helpful. Gives me a number of ideas to improve the situation.
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    Question about E30+ mast/spinnaker setup

    This is very helpful. wonder if you have a picture of the deck hardware between the mast and the port side clutches. Interested in how you get the two reefing lines to one side. Currently, I have appropriate turning blocks and clutches for 3 lines on port and 3 on starboard. Don't need a...
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    Question about E30+ mast/spinnaker setup

    Very helpful. Very applicable. I have the same project in mind for replacing the wire lines on the pole as well. I can't tell from the picture how you have the downhaul attached to the pole. Is it a loop on line or some other connection? One of the POs has done some other modifications...
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    Loose ground wires chain-plates

    Issue resolved: Finally got an ohm-meter on the wires and was able to trace them to a wire attached to the keel bolt. Am assuming these are grounds that are intended to be connected to the chain-plate assemblies which is the only thing in the vicinity of the connector that they could connect to.
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    Repainting boom end fittings?

    Wondering if anyone has experience painting the gooseneck end of the boom. Original is a Kenyon which was originally painted black with epoxy paint. At this point, paint is almost all gone, there is some pitting and I'm doing other repairs on the boom - replacing some of the sheaves. Wondering...
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    Loose ground wires chain-plates

    Second pic. Thanks. The plan document is helpful. One of the POs has done a fair amount of electrical work so not everything lines up with the plan. They replaced the wiring to the mast. Based on the plan you sent, looks like I've been able to sort out 4 unused wires in the head as the original...
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    Loose ground wires chain-plates

    The refit continues for my '86 Ericson 30+. Now am above the headliner and found one loose single wire on either side of the cabin just aft of the main bulkhead. Both wires are white and have the kind of connector that can go around a 1/4" screw. I haven't yet been able to trace them back...
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    Shower drain/sump on E30+

    These replies are very helpful. Now that I have the boat more apart, here's what I've found. 1. There is a hose that comes from the stern underneath the port settees and into the head under the sink. It is plugged/dead-ended. Am assuming that is the hose for the shower drain. 2, There are a set...
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    Removing cabin walls from cabin roof - help

    Thanks. I have one side down to the bare fiberglass and am waiting for shrink wrapping to take the windows out - bezels off already. I have scarfed a piece of plywood to use as a replacement. Slow going but basically took the approach you mentioned with a multitool. Found an abrasive disc...
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    Shower drain/sump on E30+

    Wondering if anyone can help me figure out the best way to deal with the shower drain on my '86 E30+. I'm in the process of doing some refit work - including possibly replacing the cabin sole - and trying to get it more ready for some short distance cruising. I've never used the shower. If I...
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    Question about E30+ mast/spinnaker setup

    Hope I can get some insight from one of you about the purpose of a forward-facing sheave on the mast - 4 feet or so below the sheaves for the spinnaker and jib halyard exits. My boat is setup for a spinnaker (although I haven't yet used it) and one of the POs had done some enhancements to a few...
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