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    Pressure Water Issues

    Thanks for the faucet recommendation Loren. My faucet is a wide set 2 hole mount. I'm trying to find one that covers the wide holes or uses them. I was on the boat this weekend and tried to disassemble the faucet to see the hole configuration. I couldn't get anything to budge, so I sprayed...
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    35-2 Compression Post Keel-Step Block Replacement

    I designed it, purchased the material, and had a local fabrication shop build it. It was difficult to tell what the original material was since it was so rotten, but it looked like many pieces of plywood glued together and stood on edge then tabbed in place (not structually laminated). I'm...
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    35-2 Compression Post Keel-Step Block Replacement

    I don't imagine the 35-2 is exactly like the 25+, but they both have a wooden block in the bilge supporting the compression post. Here's what I ended up doing: https://ericsonyachts.org/ie/threads/e25-compression-post-base.12760/ It's held up really well for the past 5 years.
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    E25+ Masthead sheaves seized

    We always did it in the water. It wasn't a deliberate choice, just where the boat was most of the time. I know you probably want to see your boat, but here's a few pics of my old mast head.
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    E25+ Masthead sheaves seized

    The mast on my 1980 25+ had a pivoting mast step that allowed the mast to be lowered forward. It came with guy wires to go between the outside shrouds inline with the pivot to the end of the boom. With the guys attached, you could tighten up the topping lift and/or main halyard to the end of...
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    Pressure Water Issues

    I'm thinking it's a combination of a blocked kitchen faucet and an oversize pump. The pump runs continuously if I have adequate flow which I can get by turning the shower or the kitchen sink and head sink. However, if I turn the kitchen faucet on by itself, I get pulsing and very low flow...
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    Head Door Rebuild

    Perko is crazy expensive and the quality isn't anywhere close to justifying it. I found the hardware on Amazon. It's about the same quality as Perko, but with a price that's more inline with what you get. I really like the latch idea for venting. I'm going to have to incorporate that. Thanks!
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    Head Door Rebuild

    A Win!! It wasn't easy or pretty, but I'm excited to have this one checked off the list. I had to carefully cut the latch housing with a hacksaw, tap it away from the bore with a punch, then tap it out. Overall, it took a few hours just to get it out. The new latch fit the hole perfectly, but...
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    Pressure Water Issues

    Eknebel, The boat is new to me and I didn't operate the old pump in all the configurations. It leaked so bad I didn't want to leave it on to test. I do recall it cycling frequently when the galley sink was on, but not to the point of rapid pulsing.
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    Pressure Water Issues

    I got down to the boat yesterday to troubleshoot the system. To eliminate the vent as an issue, I opened both deck fills, turned on the galley sink and switched between the bow and starboard tanks. There was no change in the flow, pulsing of the pump, or water coming out of the foot pump...
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    Head Door Rebuild

    I probably should have referenced the thread I found the advice on the knob; https://ericsonyachts.org/ie/threads/cabin-door-latch-replacement.15914/ Searching for "Storm Door Latch" at Amazon did the trick. Hopefully it's the same size. Either way, I'm going to have to get the latch body...
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    Pressure Water Issues

    I wasn't able to make it down to the boat last night, but I was racking my brain trying to figure out what could be causing this problem. I started this project because the boat lists to starboard a few degrees and I was trying to figure out why. I assumed the water tank must be full, which it...
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    Head Door Rebuild

    What started off with a simple idea of removing the head door to trim the top has evolved into a complete overhaul. The hinge won’t open past 60 degrees which isn’t necessary due to the mast, but it made me realize just how bad of shape it was in. The latch is completely corroded and useless...
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    Pressure Water Issues

    I'm confused (that's a common state of mind for me). I thought you said you had extreme pulsing at the galley faucet. Was that before you replaced the pump?
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    Pressure Water Issues

    Do you have low flow from the galley faucet too?
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