1. Dave N

    35-2, lower the boom?

    The 35-2 boom and gooseneck seem to be located way too high on the mast. I am aware of the original rating "logic". I am ordering a new main and dropping the gooseneck by 18 inches or so seems like a very good idea. Has anybody done this, and how much did you lower your boom?
  2. R

    Ericson 1970 35-2 - Advice needed

    I've recently purchased and have been restoring an Ericson 35-2 and I'm starting into one of the four big projects that this boat needs done. The first one I want to tackle is the freshwater tank. I don't know too much about ericson's but I have been going through the manual, it looks like this...
  3. Leander

    Wanted: Ericson 35-2 SoCal

    Am in San Diego. Looking for Ericson 35-2 in low price range. Will consider all west coast, but closer is better! Thanks for considering, Leander
  4. R

    1970 E 35-2 Boom Length

    Can anyone tell me what the specs are for the original boom? My 35-2 was modified to a short boom that just comes to the forward edge of the cockpit. I'd like to restore it to the original. So, if anyone knows the manufacturer and dimensions, I would appreciate the information. Thanks.
  5. Commotion

    Water in the keel E 35-2

    I bought this E 35-2 in the yard and while we were stripping the bottom paint off for barrier coat, we found water leaking out of the trailing edge of the keel. It tasted like salt water (yuck) and for the most part was pretty clear. It just kept coming, so I drilled a 1/4" hole... Ended up...
  6. Captnemo8

    How much HP for a 35-2?

    Hello everyone I'm wondering what size diesel engines people have in your 35-2? I presently have a Grays marine gas engine which according to it's manual puts out 31 HP. I'm wanting to switch over to a Diesel and I'm getting all kinds of advice (salesman) as to the amount of HP I need? Any help...
  7. D

    1979 Ericson 35-2 For Sale $22,500

    For Sale: Price reduced to $22,500. Located in Richmond CA. 1979 Ericson 35-2. 23HP, 2 cylinder Volvo. Club-footed jib. Wind Direction and speed, Handheld Garmin GPS with color chart, VHF, Handheld VHF, Depth Sounder. Mast stripped, painted and rewired in 2003. New stainless standing rigging in...
  8. drcam1

    35-2 vs 32-200

    Trying to decide between two boats. Love the classic look of the 35-2. Like the cabin, head and galley arrangement on the 32-200. I will be doing some single-handed sailing or sailing with my younger children. I would have to run the lines to the cockpit and add self-tailing jib sheets to...
  9. Captain Crunch

    Spinnaker Wanted for E 35-2

    Hello all, I am currently in the market for a spinnaker for my E 35-2. I need to know what dimensions am I looking for. If any of you have an old one you would like to turn into money or can point me in the right direction please reply. I am in Victoria, B.C. Thanks, Captain Crunch
  10. D

    1979 Ericson 35-2 For Sale

    For Sale: Price rreduced to $22,500. Located in Richmond CA. 1979 Ericson 35-2. 23HP, 2 cylinder Volvo. Club-footed jib. Wind Direction and speed, Handheld Garmin GPS with color chart, VHF, Handheld VHF, Depth Sounder. Mast stripped, painted and rewired in 2003. New stainless standing rigging...
  11. exoduse35

    Wanted mainsail for a 35-2

    looking for a good used mainsail, If you have one extra let me know exoduse35@yahoo.com thanks Edd
  12. Captnemo8

    35-2 Hot water tank info?

    Good morning all: I'm presently in the process of purchasing a 1972 35-2. So far the only real problem the surveyor has come across is a leaky hot water tank which he believes to be aluminum? Has anyone out there dealt with this issue? Or have any idea's where I might find some info??? Thanks...
  13. E

    Ericson 35-2 Lower Spreader Replacement

    Inspection of the lower spreaders on my 1977 Ericson 35-2 has revealed some wear/deformation at inner end of the aluminium tappered spreader (that bolts onto protruding mounting hub welded to spar). Has anyone else experienced this problem and can recommend a suggested repair or better yet can...
  14. boethius27

    35-2 main needed

    Hi everyone. Our boat came with a couple of used mainsails off of unknown boats. Neither of them fit well and Jenny and I are trying to find a proper fitting one. We don't quite have the cash to run out and grab a new one, though we may be pressed to do so by next summer. In the meantime...
  15. C

    1971 Ericson 35-2 For Sale - Project Boat - $7k

    Warbonnet is for sale... She has a storied past and a bright future if the right person looking for a project boat comes along. http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1971/Ericson-Sloop-2085703/Scituate/MA/United-States I lack the skills and patience to redo her myself, and instead opted to...
  16. boethius27

    New battery bank on a 35-2

    Currently our 35-2 only has 2 dual purpose batteries, located under the quarterberth. These are barely enough to get us through a weekend at the islands. Or at the least, I don't feel safe using just these two for anything much longer than that. I've come across a good deal on 4 Trojan 6...
  17. Captain Crunch

    Spinnaker or drifter for 35-2

    Im looking for a used sail resource in the Vancouver/Victoria BC area. I would like to get a spin or a drifter. Any suggestions?
  18. R

    Ericson 35-2 Polar Diagrams . . .

    Anyone have these? I have gotten into racing pretty seriously over the last few years and I figure it would be nice to have these for my boat. I'd be willing to pay a reasonable fee (less than the US Sailing charge!) for these to help defray your former cost! rolf
  19. Captain Crunch

    Mast Rake E 35-2

    What should the mast rake be on my E 35-2? I believe it is measured by plumb bobbing down from the top of the mast to the deck and measuring from the base of the mast to the plumb bob.
  20. J

    35-2 folks

    I'm finally going to drop my mast and try to paint it to resemble the job that was done for Cordelia. Where are the connectors for the wires in the mast??? What type of connectors are they? Does the collar need to be replaced? If so are replacements available? Would it help to Liquid...
  21. L

    New-to-Me 35-2

    She's not home yet, but we are the proud new owners of a 1975 Ericson 35-2. I was reading with interest Eric Miller's posting on buying First Lady, but the last post I saw was in April. Does anyone know - did is go through with the purchase? We are both in Maryland and we had to both be...
  22. J

    35-2 Thruhulls? Hose runs?

    I'm trying to clean up the hose runs and cockpit scuppers on the 35-2 in rehab and wondering where the hoses connect. The P.O had everything connected to 1.25" drain close to the keel just behind door that accesses under the cockpit. Can you kind folks offer some clues as to how the 4...
  23. B

    35-2 Shaft strut

    Hi, I will need to replace the shaft strut and was wondering if anyone knows where I can procure one. Apparently mine is broken completely according to the diver. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Brett
  24. JMS

    FS: 1973 Ericson 35-2 in Long Beach,CA

    Don't see a way to delete posts. Thanks to everyone who expressed interest in our boat. It now has a new owner. 1973 Ericson 35-2 No. 288 located in Long Beach, CA. * Wheel steering (also has tiller and tiller head assembly) * Navico autopilot * Atomic Four auxiliary * Pressure water system *...
  25. C

    Bimini Frame For Ericson 35-2

    I am looking for a bimini frame for our Ericson 35-2. I don't care if it has the canvas or not, or color of canvas if it has one. I can have a canvas made once I get the frame installed. Thanks, any lead would be helpful! cduer on WindShadow in cold Ohio:egrin:
  26. B

    Rub Rail for 35-2

    Yesterday I ordered a replacement Rub Rail for my Ericson and it will be delivered in two or three weeks. The Boat was built in 1971 and the existing rail is more like steel than rubber. I'm looking for some suggestions on the removal. Does anyone have any easy solutions?
  27. C

    Bimini For Ericson 35-2

    Has anyone built or had made a helmsman bimini for an ER 35-2. We sail on Lake Erie and believe it or not, there are many hot,sunny days when a little shade would come in handy. I'm fairly handy with buiding projects and know a good seamstress if there are plans out there somewhere. Or if...
  28. exoduse35

    looking for boom& mainsail for 35-2

    the boom on our '71 35mkll has been cut down. it has been a SF bay boat all it's life so kinda understand why but as we plan the open ended point west, and need new main sail anyway... would any one have an original laying around? does any one have info on the manufacturer of the original...
  29. G

    Anyone near their 35-2 this weekend?

    I would appreciate it if anyone could measure the width of the top of the cockpit cubby holes, I am trying to choose some new winches, and am wondering if there is a size limit. Gareth Freyja E35 #241 1972
  30. B

    35-2 Steering chain and cable specs

    Does anyone know the specs for the steering chain and cable on an E-35? ie: what size sprocket chain, how many feet, how many fet of cable on each end of that. I want to put a fresh made up set away for emergency replacement. I could take the whole thing out and have it duplicated, but I'm...
  31. J

    E 35-2 Hull#268 (Moving...)

    Hi Folks...I've been lurking for about 3 months now and looks like I'm going to join the club. Made an offer on 1972 E-35 Hull#268. She's well used but not abused - setup for crusing and liveaboard. I have a unique problem in that I live in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. - Look...
  32. ChrisS

    Fire damaged 35-2 on Ebay

    There's a little more than a day left on this auction, is a relisting. It's an interesting process to watch, and it's unfortunate that e-bay doesn't require all questions asked of the seller to be posted. Check out the seller's perspective on repair costs...
  33. J

    35-2 (78)Cabin Cushion Patterns Wanted to Buy

    I am restoring an Ericson 35-2 (78) and am looking for a set of patterns for the cabin cushions. My Ericson has the Engine under the Setee. I am willing to pay $200. I am also interested in Ericson decals. Let me know if you can help me. jayne jhlobert@ comcast.net :egrin:
  34. S

    Head floor drain pan ? 35-2

    I am replacing the cabinets in the head of my 35-2, and, upon removal of old cabinets, noticed that the drain pan in the floor of the head does not lay flush against the hull...there is a running gap of 1.5in forward down to about .5 in aft. Is this gap there by design, or can I close fill the...
  35. J

    35-2 : Electrical Panel Question

    My electrical panel is stock and I read alot about isolating the DC and AC connections with plastic shields. Has anyone got any pictures of this retrofit? Seems from all I read here on the exchange it would be a safety issue that needs addressing?
  36. B

    Monitor on 35-2

    I installed a Monitor wind vane on Edythe (E35-2) over the Christmas break. Wow, the thing is miraculous. Really tames the boat even in a down hill slop. I don't know what took me so long. This thing is way beyond gear. It's a sailing buddy. I thought there would be a learning curve and that it...
  37. G

    35-2 For Sale

    Selling Huckleberry. 1970 e 35-2. New this year, shrouds, spreaders, spreader bases, tangs, mast wiring, mast head vhf antena and cable, combo mast head tri light anchor light, mast mount for radome, deck level nav lights. 5 sails -main with 3 reef points -110 -150...
  38. C

    Ericson 35-2 Spinnaker for Sale

    We are accepting offers for a spinnaker from our E-35 II. The sail is from the mid 70's, but has been used ONCE since 1984. It saw some use with the previous owner, but how much can not be determined. After an inspection while in the bag, the sail looks to be in good condition. It is red and...
  39. B

    E 35-2 owners manual

    Does anyone know where I can find an owners manual for an Ericson 35-2. I have a 1977, but would be happy with a copy of the original manual from any of the production years (1969-1982) Thanks in advance, Michael B
  40. H

    Ericson 35-2 specs

    Hi. Recently bought a 1972 E-35/2 and am looking for the rig specs. there are numbers on this site for the 35-3 but not the -2. anyone have the I J P E etc. Also if anyone has a good set of numbers for tuning the rig I would appreciate it. Cheers Pat
  41. K

    35-2 Traveller

    I have 1977 Ericson 35-2. I would like to move the traveller from the cockpit to just forward of the Main Hatch. I had planned on using the Gaurhauer traveller system with thier stand off brackets. With proper backing plates, do you think that the cabin top structure can support the traveller...
  42. E

    Ericson 35-2 water leak around chainplate

    I'm seriously thinking of purchasing a 1981 Ericson 35-2. I looked at the boat today, and liked the boat. However, I noticed some discoloration of wood around the windows. Although the chainplates seem to be ok (as far as I can tell, as I couldn't disassemble the whole thing to get a true...
  43. K

    35-2 hatch

    I need to rebuild my main hatch on my 77 35-2. Would anyone be kind enough to send me some digital shots of what the original looked like Thanks Krocha@smithwick-ins.com
  44. K

    35-2 portlights

    I would like to replace all my portlights, including the larger angled rectangular back aft. Has anyone found a product line with similar dimensions. krocha@smithwick-ins.com
  45. D

    1973 Ericson 35-2 For Sale

    I am selling my Ericson 35-2. It has a Yanmar 2GM20FC diesel w/ 1000hrs, Shaeffer RF, ST 1000 AP, DS, Main, 2 genoas, staysail and spinnaker w/ hardware, bronze thru-hulls and seacocks. It has backing blocks under enlarged bow cleats, bow and stern rails and stock stern cleats; a bow roller...
  46. B

    35-2 diesel repower

    I have a 35-2 with the u shaped dining plan. Translation, the engine is under the seat with no clearance for a taller engine. Does anyone have any advise on an engine choice for this situation. I don't want to have to reconfigure or raise the lid noticably because my boat is sort of bristal...
  47. K

    35-2 hatch

    I need to fabricate a new main hatch, the one that came with the boat is not original. Does anyone have plans, drawings, pictures, etc, of the original that they can forward. I can reciprocate with diesel installation, hot water, rudder mod, bulkhead renewal, info
  48. K

    35-2 portlights

    has anyone replaced the 4 trapazoidal portlights on 35-2.
  49. K

    35-2 strut

    While I was being hauled last year, the lifting strap was on the shaft slightly bending the strut. I would like to heat it and attempt to tweak with a large pipe wrench. I am wondering about the structural integrity of the strut. Has anyone had a reason to remove/replace/straighten. thanks
  50. B

    35-2 diesel repower

    I have the 35-2 plan with the engine under the dining seat. I would like to switch out the old Atomic 4 with a diesel. Has anyone accomplished this and fit it in the existing box without cabinet modifications? If anyone can shed light on the best engine to select and what I can expect in terms...
  51. K

    35-2 rudder modification

    I would like to increase the size of my rudder. Foss Foam recommends either the ericson 38, or the cal 40. all comments greatly appreciated.
  52. B

    35-2 Cutter rigged

    I would like to cutter rig my 35-2. Any input on specifications for the rigging hardware, placement etc.
  53. K

    35-2 water heater

    Has anybody added a hot water heater to the 35-2. If so where did you place it. thank you
  54. K

    35-2 rudder

    Looking for information on the much talked about rudder modification for the 35-2. Any an all info appreciated
  55. K

    35-2 engine replacement

    I am replacing my a 4 with yanmar 3 gm. My engine is located in the salon. Has anyone done this replacement before, particularlly interested in installation of new stringers.
  56. B

    35-2 roller furling

    This may be a stupid question, but It seems that the old roller furling system(not sure which brand) on my 1973 E35, turns the forestay when you furl it. At first I thought maybe the roller was just frozen, but at second glance, I'm a bit confused. The other thing that I noticed is that the...
  57. B

    35-2 Wheel Steering Adjustment

    Has any one adjusted the play out of the wheel steering on this boat? If so I'm looking for pointers. Thanks, Brett
  58. B

    Prospective 35-2 owner

    Hi all, I am new to the Ericson website and discussion group, but I am hoping to find some help here. I am contemplating the purchase of a 1973 Ericson 35(I'm guessing it's a MK2?), hull # 275. I'm seeking advice on what to look for on this particular boat before purchasing it. The boat has...