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Old 10-31-2008
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To all I thank you for your kind welcome!
Please excuse me if I am not asking or replying in better form
Although I have read many postinds and comments and know how it be done, I am acting as a novice and will improve and make my request as direct as possible.

Hello Sailingdog
Yes. you are right. I should be more to the point. I am planning to sail around NorthEast mostly. ? Is it even a idea to think about crossing any sea with E32? & About 4 to 6 people the most in general will be on the boat, I am thinking. Lastly, I am hoping to learn more about the cons/pros of Ericson 32 from 1973 and the special problems that this boat has that many boat this age does not have. In another words, what should I take special care and time investigating on the 1973 E32.

Hellow Canadianseamonkey
The Atomic 4 gas engine was replaced by Universal desiel about ten yrs ago and has been running very well the last three years after standing for many before (some rust here and there can be seen)
Only think that came up in the survey done few years back showed a narrow crack on the deck, I am told the crack was more a surface and was sealed and has not given or seem to be a possible structure problem. The boat has been dry dock each season (cleaned, spot painted, and basic maintainess done). Furthermore the boat has beeen very activily sailed in the past three year in the coastal area without any noted problems.

Hello CBinRI
The seller states - The boat's hall is good and does not really need to be painted, just cleaned and polished, but the deck's paint is origional and should be painted. He is not sure about the T-holes if gate/origional or replaced. He will take a better look for me. He will also take a look inside the cabinets and hull/deck joints with better care and let me know any signs of possible water leak problem. He seams like very straight forward and nice. I have requested some more detail info because I am hours aways from the boat.

Hello Camaraderie
I tried EY.org but just can nav the site very well and has not been very helpful. I read all that I could find about E32 on the sailnet and on the web. However, all I seem to find is, in general, the boat is fairly well built and many people are happy with the boats. I also have read the Surveying trip tips and found it very good learning experience. I am at this time trying to learn what and how to better exam E32.

Hello Perithead
Thank you for your response and I will take a look some time today after work.

Thank you everyone - I am hoping I can lean on sailnet members for good advice and wise suggestions now and in the future.

Seamedic
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