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    1981 E38 Speed and Depth Sensor

    I am installing new speed and depth transducers in my 1981 E38. When I got the boat they were originally mounted on the port side of the boat about 1 foot from the keel (underneath the rear port dining seat). I would like to install the new ones forward in the hull ahead of the keel. The...
  2. Afrakes

    1981 e-29

    I'm looking at a 1981 E-29. It has been on the hard for at least 4 years. Mast down and everything shrink wrapped. It was winterized when it was closed up. Looked in the archives and it seems that the information available is for earlier models. Can anyone direct me towards info on the...
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    e38 - 1981 - Mast Spreader Bars

    Hi All I need some help in trying to replace my mast spreader bars on a 1981 38' Ericson. I had read someplace the mast was manufactures by Lefiell, but I spoke with them and they claim not to have manufactured it and have no spreader bars. The bars look like a basic Aluminum rectangle bar...
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    Head portlight for E30+ 1981

    Hi everyone. I want to replace the small portlight in my head (the old corroded sliding one that hasn't slid for decades I'm sure). Measurements of the cabin cutout are 5 1/4" X 13 1/4". I was wondering if anyone has done this and recalls which company they used for the replacement, type of...
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    e38 - 1981 - rudder motion stiff

    I am curious as to the amount of force it should take to turn the rudder. The boat I have was on the hard when I got it and the rudder was very stiff. Have dropped the rudder and cleaned out alot of old caked grease and debris. Replaced the Rudder packing with new. 1/4" packing was to small, did...
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    e38 - 1981 - prop shaft stuffing box hose replacement

    Looking for some advice on replacement of the prop shaft stuffing box hose. The original stuffing box and shaft log seem to be 1 5/8". The original stuffing box hose was 4 ply. The 1 5/8" does not seem to be a common size for stuffing box replacements so a new 4 ply hose does not seem to be...
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    Sole Replacement Project - Ericson 28+ 1981

    Hello all, I'm in the midst of replacing the sole on my '81 E28+. I had a few soft spots that weren't getting any harder, plus some water seepage from an unknown source appearing at the bast of the galley, so here we go: The floor came up in strips, chips, and fibers, much as has been...
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    1981 e28+

    We are considering purchasing this boat. Can anyone tell us the purpose of the zippers in the cabin head liner? (ceiling) also, any pros and/or cons about this boat?
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    38' 1981 rub rail insert replacement?

    Like everyone else, my white rub rail is past the pale and I am inclined to replace it rather than try to paint it. I'd appreciate any info on manufacturer and specific insert number or designation for anyone who has done this on an '81 38 footer. The cost would also be helpful. Also was it...
  10. S

    Universal 18 electric lift pump - E28+ - 1981

    Does anyone know the specs for the electric fuel lift pump option for the Universal 18? I would like to have a spare pump (the current looks original) on hand and am not sure if any "generic" pump would work or if there are specific pressure/flow requirements.
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    1981 E38 anchor locker / bow cleats advice w/pictures

    1981 E38 anchor locker / bow cleats advice (PICTURES) So as most projects go I started this with the intent of finishing in a day. I wanted to replace the forward bow cleats and re-bed all forward hardware. The PO has installed a custom aluminum bracket under the weak anchor pan. He wanted it...
  12. markvone

    1981 Ericson 38 Monterey, CA $35K!

    I saw this on Craigs List: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/boa/1647313066.html Lots of pics, looks pretty nice! No connection to the boat or seller. Mark
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    1981 Ericson 30+ $17,500

    A great boat located in Baltimore MD area. We're moving up to an E38. 4ft draft, wheel steering, 16hp diesel, roller furling, spinnaker and pole, updated interior, electric head. The 30 is strong and sturdy and always ready to sail. A great weekender or whatever. Are you sitting at...
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    heat exchanger zinc in 1981 E38?

    I recently read about another boat that had a zinc in the heat echanger. It was at or part of the drain plug. Does anyone know if a 1981 Ericson 38 has a zinc in it's heat exchanger? It would save me some time and effort of going and looking. Thanks.

    1981 E-36 Ron Holland

    Considering a E-36 RH. Its a 28+ years old. So, what are the potential pitfalls unique to an E-36 a survey needs to concentrate on. Is there balsa core below the water line, Lifeline stantion/balsa core deck issues, hull/keel joint, rudder post, standing rigging/mast?
  16. mark reed

    1981 E38 for sale in Seattle for $79k

    Just came across this Craigslist post: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/600692635.html
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    1981 38 For Sale $29,000 OBO - Mass.

    1981 38 Must Sell $19,900 - Mass. Time's running out, Storage yard closing June 30, Serious Sale Must sell our Ericson 38. Great Project boat. Needs some work. Check out. http://home.comcast.net/~allidy/ or email me direct
  18. noproblemo2

    1981 E-38 For Sale

    Well as I said in an earlier post, the time is now here for us to sell our beloved E-38. We are the original owners and she has many numerous updates, both in and out She is ready & aching to cruise. If anyone would like more info or pics, our email is noproblemo2@yahoo.com or phone...
  19. rbonilla

    1981 - 38-200 pros/cons

    can anyone bring me "up to date" on the 1981 e38-200's? * good points * bad points * what to watch for when lookin' at used ones... what year did ericson inc. change the molds to include rounded edges in the cockpit seats? rounded backs to the port / stbd cockpit seatbacks and the camel...
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    elecrical service light E38 1981

    I checked on the boat today and found that the service light was flickering as opposed to being on steady. Nothing felt warm and although it flickered less if I turned everything off it still flickered. Items plugged into the outlets seem to work fine as well as the battery charger Does...
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    For Sale 1981 Ericson 25+ "PIPE DREAM"

    1981 Ericson 25+ "PIPE DREAM" includes slip My 1981 25+ is for sale. OMC Saildrive in excellent running cond. This year- new water pump kit, new drive shaft seals, new 3 blade prop, complete strip and paint of lower unit, new bottom paint, new zincs, new head gasket, thermostat, voltage...
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    1981 Ericson 28 +

    Very good condition, fully batten main, 150% and 130% genoas, JSI drifter with chute scoop, 1994 Yanmar 2 GM 18 HP diesel. All teak interior(varnished) Signet depth and knot meter, Garmin map GPS, Asking 18,000.00 Rascal is located in Key West Florida. Contact Gary at: 305-304-3384 or e-mail...
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    1981 Ericson 28 +

    Very good condition, fully batten main, 150% and 130% Genoas, JSI Drifter with chute scoop, 1994 Yanmar 2 GM 18 HP Diesel, All teak interior(varnished) Signet Depth and Knot meter, Garmin Map GPS, Asking $18,000.00 "Rascal" is located in Key West, Florida. Contact Gary at: 305-304-3384 or...
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    1981 E38 For Sale

    I have placed my 1981 E38, FAIR WINDS up for sale. She was in the boat yard in early October and has 2 fresh coats of bottom paint, buffed and waxed topsides. A detailed ad with pictures can be seen at the boattraderonline.com web site. My asking price is $59000.
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    1981 Ericson 38 for Sale

    1981 Ericson 38 for Sale Located on Lake Washington in Seattle, WA I have photos and equipment list if interested. I am asking $72,500 Regards, Tom Hayes 425-704-5923 thayes@microsoft.com [Edited by Tom Hayes on 03-14-2001 at 05:11 PM]