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    Tuning 34-2 rig guide

    I have tuned my previous sailboat rigs for years including a cutter and I have a gauge that I have purchased from a rigger years ago, and I am confident in performing this and not looking to hire someone to do this task. I am looking for a manufacturer guide on the suggested tensioning...
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    Tuning 34-2 rig guide

    Anyone have a proven seasonal tuning rig guide that they follow with good results for a 34-2? Last year and my first year with the sailboat, I used a 12% to 14% tension on all standing rig. Lowers first, uppers next and forestay and backstay in tandem.
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    Ericson 38 in NJ $16k

    That's odd. When I was looking at my 34-2 November 2018, I could be wrong but I could have sworn I saw this sailboat for sale on Craigslists at that time. It was in the high teens, and I called a few times but eventually I shrugged it off as a sailboat that was more trouble than I wanted to deal...
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    Very Good Cond used racing genoa 3DL 580 Med #1 North Sail from E 34-2

    It's shame having it sit in my garage so hopefully someone will be interested.
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    Very Good Cond used racing genoa 3DL 580 Med #1 North Sail from E 34-2

    Used 3DL 580 medium #1 mylar laminate racing genoa sail made by North Sail. Sail was part of the inventory with my purchase of a 88' Ericson 34-2 over a year ago and is in very good condition. Looks like the previous owner only used the sail during a few races. I have attached a link to the...
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    Racing 34-2

    Thanks for the input. I agree with the intent of racing, in the past, it made me sail and trim better. Since the races I want to do are long distance, as I enjoy these more, I would need to pick up a new spinnaker before the spring.
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    Racing 34-2

    I am considering entering into a few races next year in my 34-2. The previous owner only raced this sailboat, didn't cruise that much at a all (I don't have his contact info as the broker purchase the sailboat from the PO due to that he was ill and than I purchased from him). So when I purchased...
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    Offer accepted E34-2 Survey particulars?

    Congratulations. I recently purchase my 34-2 late last December 2018 and have not regretted the purchase. Sailboat's interior is spacious and I like the aft head and stateroom, especially underway non-stop for a long distance cruise. And the best part is that she sails beautifully and have...
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    35-2 Single Handing, Possible?

    Phil, Very impressive solo sailing experience.
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    35-2 Single Handing, Possible?

    You should be able to single hand your 35-2. I single hand about 90% of the time and although a Autopilot makes it easier, I still sail sometimes without it on. You are more limited on trimming your sails without the Autopilot on and you must reef much earlier when you single hand, at least I do...
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    Show us your recent Ericson photos

    Ericson 34-2 Sailing with my son.
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    Lazy Jack Pros and Cons

    Christian, I am about to install lazy jacks on my 34-2, as I have on previous sailboats but I notice that your sketches shows the initial hanger line that I typically attached to the mast with cheek blocks is on the underside of your hangers with perhaps a small block. I think that would provide...
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    E 34-2 Genoa track manufacturer

    Will do. Once complete and tested, I'll take some pictures.
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    E 34-2 Genoa track manufacturer

    Christian, I have purchased Grahauer E-Z glide adjustable cars (waiting for delivery)... While my kids and wife are just not in to sailing, I single hand mostly and think adjustable cars might work better for my type of sailing. Also I feel it is important to position the cars right for proper...
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