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E32-3 Boom rehab
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Another Novice Note: After some initial sails and testing, I came up with a list of updates that I wanted to make to my boom. Planning 1. Remove & replace the frozen reef line sheave at the aft cap end. (Replace both sheaves as they are of similar original vintage) 2. Remove & replace the...
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Since taking ownership of my E38 "Kiwi" a few years ago I've been looking at the old rusty engine mounts and dreading the thought of having to replace them so they have been low on my to-do list. However, after installing a new Force 10 stove two seasons ago I started noticing a rattling noise...
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General Research So the Ericson 32 choice narrowed down my search. I did some internet reading. There’s plenty of comment on message boards, but here’s a great article from Practical Sailor: https://www.practical-sailor.com/sailboat-reviews/used_sailboats/ericson-32...
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It starts with me hiding from the authorities in a hotel bedroom. By the authorities, I mean my belligerent children and exasperated wife. We were in Hawaii in the summer of 2019 and on vacation. Near the end of a long afternoon of sun, I absconded to some version of isolation with a plea...
goldenstate
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The spoiler/takeaway/TLDR is that if the wheel brake or engine controls in an Edson pedestal are difficult to operate, consider the condition of the plastic Delrin bushings as a likely source of 'stickiness.' When I write my great Florida-noir novel in the spirit of Elmore Leonard, the flawed...
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This winter, I’ve been doing a lot of little boat projects in the evenings. Many of them have been “finishing” off the port-side details on my E29. Well, getting there, anyway. I kind of like Texlan’s idea of making this area into a “chaise lounge,” but it won’t work with my layout. I need...
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After tackling the Block Improvements (see Blog entry: "E35-3 Traveler Upgrades (Control-Ends & Blocks)", which will add 4:1 purchase, ball-bearing sheaves for friction reduction and added block durability (resistance to "parallelogramming"), and better lead-in for an un-cleated line to aid...
When we first took delivery of our E35-3 one of the first things we noticed was the horribly difficult-to-operate Traveler. Upon further inspection we found that 2 of the existing control-end sheaves had been siezed, and as a result the control line had completely chewed through and flattened...
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A recent upgrade to the rear quarters of our boat are Schaefer SS cast chocks. Beautifully rounded castings and mirror-polished to minimize chafe. I found these on sale at Downwind Marine, so the delivered price was a little over $100. for both. There are many other chocks on the market, but...
goldenstate
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So I had tied my dogbones and wanted to practice some reefing techniques. As I usually do when faced with a sailing challenge, I asked myself, "What would Lord Nelson do?" I decided that to work on his reefing skills "Big Nellie" would bring bring his dog, and a couple of kids out in Small...
Welcome to the Blogs Module at EricsonYachts.org, v.5.0! Whether you are here just to read the existing blogs, or are interested in blogging yourself, we hope that you find this experience useful in the ongoing care, maintenance and enjoyment of your Ericson hull. This set of guidelines is...
My boat came with a set of new-ish crispy Dacron sails. The broker who joined me and the seller on the sea trial was enthusiastic about helping up on the cabin top to "jump the halyard" as we raised the main sail. "Good Man" I thought. Good man who was helping to gloss over the situation...
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My boat came with a Forespar Anodized Aluminum whisker pole that had been little used in recent years. I believe it is model 407100, adjustable between 7 and 17 feet in length. The pole consists of three parts, and I believe that after one has determined the desired length of use, one is...
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