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  1. P

    New Owner with Assorted Questions

    I purchased a wonderfull 1984 30+ last fall. Now with a few days experience with her, I have a few questions I need help with. 1. I suspect some leaking along the rub line, is putting a bead of chaulk along the top seam a solution? Is silicone or polybutylene chalk better? 2. It was...
  2. K

    E-26 New Owner Questions

    just got a 26' sail boat and know nothing about it i have had power boats would love to learn sailing can anyone please give me pointers its in my driveway now i have no owners manual not sure how to find one online thanks
  3. B

    Site "Search" Questions

    I probably have this in the wrong place, but I just can't figure out how to use part of this site. If I want to find an answer...HOW DO I TIGHTEN MY WIDGET, I tried going to mechanical section, typing in Widget and hitting go. All I got was every topic ever discussed in the univers under the...
  4. S

    New owner of a 1978 30-2 questions

    Just recently purchased my first Ericson...I am very happy with the new purchase but she needs work...My main problem is the ports leaking...I want to replace them any ideas???
  5. Sven

    US documentation for cruising, questions

    We're going through the documentation process to let us legally leave US waters and enter other countries. I'm hoping someone here who has gone through the process might help with some of the questions ? 1 - "Endoresements for which application is made" - do we just check off...
  6. M

    E32-III - some questions

    I'm a realtively new owner of a 1987 Ericson 32 and I have a few questions I need help with. - Keel bolts, are all of them visible thru bilge openings in cabin sole or is there one that does not have access forward of the mast ? - Mast/Rigging - I'm not accustomed to the T-ball rigging...
  7. C

    Questions wiring in marine stereo

    I am wiring in a new marine stereo, Sony CDX-M10 (boat did not previously have one) to an '87 32-2. I have a couple of questions: 1. The primary power wire will obviously go the the switch on the DC panel. The secondary power (for the stereo memory) needs to have constant power. Where is the...
  8. S

    E34-T East Coast Coastal Cruising Questions

    Hello, I am new to the site and am a former owner of an E30. Since then, I've owned, sailed and lived aboard a Columbia 50, Comar 43 and Baltic 42DP. I am considering a E34T for an East Coast cruiser... Spending summers in New England and winters as far south as the Bahamas and places in...
  9. S

    E34-T East Coast Coastal Cruising Questions

    Hello, I am new to the site and am a former owner of an E30. Since then, I've owned, sailed and lived aboard a Columbia 50, Comar 43 and Baltic 42DP. I am considering a E34T for an East Coast cruiser... Spending summers in New England and winters as far south as the Bahamas and places in...
  10. S

    New owner E 27 couple of questions

    Hello all, I recently purchased a 1973 e 27 and have a few questions. I got the boat for a song $500, And i joined the yacht club i bought it form (also very reasonable). The boat is equipeed with a roller fuler and a 150 genoa, and a standard mainsail. I noticed there appears to be a block on...
  11. U

    E38 Bulkhead replacement questions galore

    I am replacing pretty much all the bulkheads in my E38 ('83 #77). I'm wondering about the possibility of changing positions (or eliminating) various bulkheads. My plan originally was to restore back to original, but I could also go custom w/ her (I can always change her back)- Obviously I...
  12. J

    M-12 motor questions

    I have a 1987 E-28 with the original M-12 universal diesel motor. I would like to replace the current low oil pressure idiot light with a proper oil pressure gauge. I assume I need to replace the idiot light sending unit with something different. 1. Where would I buy the new sending unit...
  13. R

    35-II Cutlass bearing/strut questions

    Despite the 33oF and wind I have this morning removed the prop shaft from our boat. The boat is powered by an A4 and has a 3/4" shaft -both factory installed as far as I know. I sanded the vast majority of antifouling off the strut end/sleeve but can see no signs of any dimples, recesses, or...
  14. B

    Opening Port Repair Questions

    I have a question about the "swing up" windows on the 32-200. Not the right name I'm sure. Looking at them it would seem you could remove them from the boat...LENS ONLY, take off the hardware and then get Tap Plastic or someone if Lewmar doesn't sell them to cut a new "plastic, acrylic"...
  15. G

    25+ 2 Questions, Saildrive, rudder

    I saw the bottom of my 1980 25+ for the first time this weekend. I bought it last year off a mooring and stored it wet last winter. Boat has saildrive and the unit was two or three layers deep in large barnacles. Barnacles had gotten under the rubber collar that is supposed to lie flat and...
  16. K

    Stern Hull Questions

    I have found some info..so I have canceled this post.
  17. CSMcKillip

    questions

    I spent a couple of nights on our boat this week with my wife and our 7 yr old son. I have some questions about different items. I will also do a search but for the life of me never get the direct results from the search engine on this site. Light bulbs, i need them for the nav. Table - the...
  18. adam

    E29 - Masthead and Bow Light Questions

    Please help solve my confusion. I have switches in my fuse box for a masthead light and bow light. Neither do anything at the moment. But both of them have wires coming off of them. I haven't yet tracked down where they go. There is a light (non-functional) 2/3 of the way up the front of...
  19. mherrcat

    Heat exchanger questions.

    I am going to pull the heat exchanger on my M-18 engine this weekend to inspect and clean. Will a mild muratic acid wash necessitate repainting? Also, I believe there is a rubber gasket in one or both ends; can these be reused or should they be replaced? Where should I look for them? The h/e...
  20. P

    a few questions to help a newbie 29T

    The admiral and I are interested in stepping up and have located a 1979 29T. It has been on the dry for 2+ years, I performed an initial survey and did not notice anything that set off alarms to run away from the boat. Prior to making an offer and paying for an official survey I wanted...
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