I have a 1977 E27 Hull #120. Are the Builder's Plates still available? As someone has mentioned previously, there is nothing on the boat indicating who built it other than the HIN on the transom. I would like one. PM me or e-mail the particulars: firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Thanksgiving to you all and soon I'll say Merry Christmas. For me, it has been an event to be fully thankful for and everyday is Christmas since I became the third owner of "ENCOUNTER".
Here is the deal:
I finally perfected a way to cast them 4 at a time instead of 1 at a time.
Just after I had done a test casting of 4 at a time; my furnace, and all of my casting tools, crucibles, etc, were stolen by the person who's building they were being used in. Which has set me back significant amounts of money, and time getting it all together again. Along with somewhere that I can safely run a furnace that spews out 2400 degree air...... Sigh.......
I have the beginnings of the new furnace done, and am working on collecting all the pieces that I need to cast again. I need to pick up a new crucible, fashion some crucible tongs etc.
I am not complaining or whining: I don't make any money making these. Even at 4 at time casting they are all made one at a time when it comes to cutting them off of the runners and sprues etc.
I am going to try to get it all rolling again this winter. When I do, I plan on making them a bunch of them and then putting them back on here for people to purchase. I am trying to get more of them done as I know you guys liked them. The theft of all the tools and supplies needed to make it happen has back winded the project.
Right now it isn't raining and I am working on the boat.
Sent you a message back channel here...Hope a 'thread bump' is OK. I would so much like to have a plaque/plate for our boat. Cast or even engraved or laser produced (?). Actually, bronze is still #1 choice due to tradition, but other metals might be just fine.
(AFAIK, Ericson did not start putting these on until '89 or '90.)