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    [32-3] Just braggin' up my dodger [and jackline solutions]

    Maybe you can make tethers with a ring between the hooks that is too small fore the hoods to slide through. Then run the jack line through the ring and stow one of the hooks next to the side of the dodger. When you first transfer from the cockpit tether to the jack line tether you would be...
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    [32-3] Just braggin' up my dodger [and jackline solutions]

    Congrats Geoff! Iverson makes the best dodgers out there and it's really cool to see one on an ericson. Thanks for sharing
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    35-3 Port Chainplate Pics? [Disassembly issue]

    Good info on the penetrating lubricant. My biggest concern with applying heat was having the penetrating oil or anything else used on the threads flash. There's a lot of wood and other stuff in that area that really doesn't need to be around an open flame. BP blaster seemed to work well with...
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    35-3 Port Chainplate Pics? [Disassembly issue]

    Guy, can you proved some more detail on what was done and where the parts were sourced? I've been talking with a few riggers over the last few days and a lot of them said they've done jobs on E 35-3s and similar boats, but I haven't talked with someone who's replaced the whole system. So far...
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    35-3 Port Chainplate Pics? [Disassembly issue]

    Success! I used a small butane torch to heat it up and it came off easily. It looks to be in ok shape. Now to get the actual plate off...
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    35-3 Port Chainplate Pics? [Disassembly issue]

    Sorry, I removed the cotter pin from the end of the tie rod, not the clevis pin. Yes, the plate with the 14 bolts is what I’m aiming to remove, but the whole thing is under tension from the tie rod. I’ve thought about just removing the 14 bolts, but I’m concerned the tension will deform the...
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    35-3 Port Chainplate Pics? [Disassembly issue]

    Thanks for your words of encouragement. Ian was the first to respond to my emails. There's definitely a sailing hole here that's just waiting to be filled. Even a new Waterfront development being built that will probably have a few storefronts available.
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    35-3 Port Chainplate Pics? [Disassembly issue]

    Yup, Clevis pin removed (I'm not beyond making this mistake, I just didn't do it this time;)). I backed off on both cap and intermediate shrouds prior to starting as well. The welding blanket is a good idea, I'm really concerned about applying heat to this area. I might just have to cross my...
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    Diesel repower E-29

    I have a relatively new Yanmar with only 500 hours on it. It starts immediately, zero smoke, and provides adequate power, but I'm still insanely jealous of you and your new Beta 30. It would be nice to have the extra HP and an engine designed with maintenance in mind. Not having to pay the 4x...
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    35-3 Port Chainplate Pics? [Disassembly issue]

    Butch, I haven't removed the bolts yet. I guess I could do one at a time, but that wouldn't allow me to inpspect the chainplate on the aft side of the bulkhead or the backing plate. I need to loosen the tie down rod before I can remove the chainplate and that's where I'm stuck.
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    35-3 Port Chainplate Pics? [Disassembly issue]

    I ran into that issue when I replaced the backstay on my 25+. I was hoping that was not a problem between the tierods and turnbuckles. When you removed your chainplates, did the flats on the tierods fit SAE wrenches or metric? 13mm wrench fits pretty snug, but I could not get a 1/2" to fit...
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    35-3 Port Chainplate Pics? [Disassembly issue]

    The shrouds are still attached to the U-bolts, but I loosened them to take the tension off. The aluminum block looks really clean from the bottom with no sign of water intrusion on the block, underside of the deck, or the back of the headliner. The rod turns in the block when I try to get it to...
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    35-3 Port Chainplate Pics? [Disassembly issue]

    I've been wrestling with the tie rod over the last week and I'm still not able to get it to move. These things kind of seem like a set once and forget kind of thing, so I don't think they've been turned since new. I've been applying pb plaster every day, tried open ended wrenches (surprised...
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    Ericson 35-3 rudder post leak

    That does seem odd, but I guess you have to grease it some way (I stilll haven't got around to it yet). Thanks for the pics.
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