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    Renaming an Ericson 32 [video]

    Congratulations!!
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    Renaming an Ericson 32 [video]

    Welcome @peaman! And, is a 'congratulations' in order for your new boat..?
  3. Fuel System Refit with a Racor 500

    E32-3 Fuel System Refit with a Racor 500

    Intro When I started thinking about the fuel system on Rumour, I realized there were a few things to consider. I heard a number of recommendations to remove the old metal fuel supply lines and check or replace the old Racor 200 series primary fuel filter/water separator assembly. Both are...
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    Installing a new Racor 500 on an E32

    Great notes @debonAir -- I had a leaky banjo bolt too, but it wound up being a piece of engine fairy dust or something. Because after I cleaned the banjo and the crush washer, it sealed back up nicely. I'm going to have try your Simple Green trick! I finished the install of the Racor 500...
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    Installing a new Racor 500 on an E32

    Thoughts Good call on the lines. I've been meaning to relocate them or lash them down to prohibit their mobility inboard towards the spinning things. If that photo scares you, save the next one for Halloween.. This is looking down in the starboard lazerette of the E32. I'm thinking of...
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    Installing a new Racor 500 on an E32

    While I'm overthinking everything with this install.. wondering if it would be reasonable to run the egress fuel lines from the 500 to the starboard side of the engine bay and mount the lift pump over there as well? I'll be rewiring my engine instrument panel soon, so running a new wire is...
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    Installing a new Racor 500 on an E32

    Thanks Ken! Maybe this is good material for a blog post when it's finished. It's too bad Parker/Racor doesn't make a smaller version of the 500 with the same geometry and top-loading feature.
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    Installing a new Racor 500 on an E32

    I went ahead and changed the location of the Racor 500. I'm not very good at fabricating things. I'm happy I got experience doing this twice this weekend -- even if it was for the same task. The mount is made of oak, stainless steel L-brackets and tee-nuts for easy wrenching from the front...
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    Installing a new Racor 500 on an E32

    I noticed a few things about the entire pre-engine-block fuel supply system: The spin-on filters are tough to change. I wanted easier changes. Fuel lines were still solid metal. I've heard stories about these cracking and causing issues. The one non-metal fuel line was pinched in a hose clamp...
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    Installing a new Racor 500 on an E32

    "Everything is awkward in the aft quarter-berth" I feel like laser-engraving a placard and mounting it somewhere nearby. Christian, I saw your previous suggestion about putting the 500 somewhere above the engine like on the E381, but I couldn't find a place which would allow other common engine...
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    Installing a new Racor 500 on an E32

    Refitting the fuel supply system on Rumour this weekend and trying to figure out how to mount the new Racor 500 in the same location as the old Racor 220R -- behind the engine just below the sliding board in the aft quarter-berth. Here's the current layout of primary filter and pump: Curious...
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    Renaming an Ericson 32 [video]

    Ha! I'm rolling my eyes at myself because I know how competitive I can be :p
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    Renaming an Ericson 32 [video]

    Will have to remember that if I become 'competitive' in beer cans :rolleyes:
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    Renaming an Ericson 32 [video]

    I haven't found a good use for those inboard tracks on the cabintop yet. What would those be for? As a cost-saving measure, I've been running an old J/105 racing jib that ends up being ~100% on the E32. Jib sheets run through fairleads on deck-mounted tracks just next to the cabin.
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    Renaming an Ericson 32 [video]

    @HerbertFriedman do you think it could have been this exact boat? The stories line up perfectly...
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