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E32-2 restoration thread

kapnkd

kapnkd
I have the paper that shows the original rudder superimposed over the new design. Have a look and see what you make of it. The leading edge has been reduced and the aft edge extended. Extended overall length, and the tip has been given a more forward sweep. I didn't weigh either rudder, but this one weighs a fraction of the old one. Either way, its the rudder I have so it will have to work :)View attachment 43133
It should work nicely with minimal differences I would think.

You are lacking a portion forward of the rudder post on the originals at the top that helped reduce turning efforts on the helm.
My guess is the differences will be minimal.
…Anxious to hear your results!
 

cdh4088

Member II
Built a new exhaust system. The old one did not have a drop or a water trap in it at all, it was just horizontal, which explains the rust damage to the valves and seats. I added a drop leg to the new one: KIMG1045.JPG

I was told not to use galvanized for the hot section due to hazardous fumes. The hot section is black iron, the wet section is galvanized. It is heavier than the original so I added a board and double hangars to take the weight: ex2.JPG
The engine compartment is getting awfully cramped to work in. I will be glad when it is all done in there. I did not install a muffler. Its Missouri after all, everyone has a loud exhaust on everything so it is no problem. :D
 
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kapnkd

kapnkd
Built a new exhaust system. The old one did not have a drop or a water trap in it at all, it was just horizontal, which explains the rust damage to the valves and seats. I added a drop leg to the new one: View attachment 43227

I was told not to use galvanized for the hot section due to hazardous fumes. The hot section is black iron, the wet section is galvanized. It is heavier than the original so I added a board and double hangars to take the weight: View attachment 43228
The engine compartment is getting awfully cramped to work in. I will be glad when it is all done in there. I did not install a muffler. Its Missouri after all, everyone has a loud exhaust on everything so it is no problem. :D
LOOKING GOOD!!!

The original standpipe system wasn’t much of a muffler to begin with anyway. When we re-powered with a diesel, we went with an Aqua Lift system which took up a lot less room. Regardless… the 32 engine area is tight and cramped to work in for sure!
 

kapnkd

kapnkd
How is this on sound?
The Aqua Lift system is as (or more quiet) than the original cumbersome “Rube Goldberg” Ericson factory installed standpipe.

…More importantly, it is STILL going strong as ever, yet today, after having been installed way back in ‘91 or ‘92 when we installed our then new diesel!
 

Loren Beach

O34 - Portland, OR
Senior Moderator
Blogs Author
FWIW, when I replaced the OEM water lift muffler in our boat in 2018, because the hose size was different for the new engine, the old muffler looked barely used. Those are a fiberglass/composite construction, and unless you have a failure in the raw water pump and run some straight exhaust thru them and overheat or melt the material, seem to have very long life.
 
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kapnkd

kapnkd
The Aqua Lift system is as (or more quiet) than the original cumbersome “Rub Goldberg” Ericson factory installed standpipe.

…More importantly, it is STILL going strong as ever, yet today, after having been installed way back in ‘91 or ‘92 when we installed our then new diesel!
FWIW, when I replaced the OEM water lift muffler in our boat in 2018, because the hose size was different for the new engine, the old muffler looked barely used. Those are a fiberglass/composite construction, and unless you have a failure in the raw water pump and run some straight exhaust thru them and overheat or melt the material, seem to have very long life.
Loren, as always, GOOD POST!

FYI…For many of us now - WAY - older Ericson’s from the early 70’s, the so called muffler was but a simply designed upright (standpipe) wrapped in (of all things) multiple wrappings of the then legendary anti-fire miracle material of asbestos.

…Ericson even once sent me a standpipe update kit, of sorts, that included another lengthy piece of asbestos wrap …long before the hazards were realized of course!

(Today, when looking back, the USPS would go totally spastic with such a mailing!!! ;-))).)

Ericson certainly had come a long way over the years with addressing these issues. …Yet, for those of us now (can’t believe it) old time owners, or - the new ones of older early 70’s boats; replacement issues abound be it of practical, monetary or optimal concerns.

This IS a good/GREAT thread for said conversations of experiences and solutions for all of us. I feel mine were resolved with the “Aqua Lift” system but am anxious to hear of others’ experience/solutions.
 
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