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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 1,737
Posted By noctaluca
captain''''s license

Try this web address: It worked for me.

http://www.houstonmarine.com/
Good luck
Bill
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-24-2001
Replies: 9
Views: 1,737
Posted By noctaluca
captain''''s license

I agree with the above. Just a bit more info. A "sea service day" is defined as a minimum of four hours in which the boat leaves the dock. An example could be as follows, One hour at the dock to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-22-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By noctaluca
Need a little help in the plumbing department!!

I can recomend the idea of using a smaller second pump with check valve. If there is no room for a second pump you can install a non submersable pump. This type of pump can be located neerer the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 1,590
Posted By noctaluca
Mast corrison

I agree with the previous authers. Also, orient the winch on the pad such that the water will drain out of the inside. This may not make sence until you look at the inside of the winch pressed up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-14-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 5,383
Posted By noctaluca
Old diesel

Look in your local marine advertisment sections for companies who will clean the fuel for you. The process of cleaning and resoring fuel is called " polishing". I have tried to dispose of diesel...
Forum: Learning to Sail   04-14-2001
Replies: 2
Views: 2,216
Posted By noctaluca
Ericson''''s

Ericson was purchased by Pacific Seacraft. Robin is the costomer serice rep. there. I think he actually worked for Ericson. Anyway, try them. 1(888)393-1610. You may want to have ready your hull...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-26-2001
Replies: 3
Views: 2,234
Posted By noctaluca
Wire tube in mast

To instal a conduit tube up mast:
Use at least 1" PVC tube. I ran large vhf radio wire, and two, three stranded cables up to masthead. This almost maxed the 1" tube out. Electrical conduit with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-17-2001
Replies: 5
Views: 1,446
Posted By noctaluca
Sandblasting?

If you end up sanding, try using a liquid stripper for the initial paint removal. In California I use Jasco stripper purchased at home depot. Apply it liberaly and let it sit till it realy bubbles...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-14-2001
Replies: 14
Views: 3,918
Posted By noctaluca
Electrolysis / Keel stepped mast

Just an additional thought.
I use a electric fan dryer to keep the boat air dry. It is sold by West Marine and called the "turbo dryer". I run it year round 24 hours a day. It has worked now for 5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-13-2001
Replies: 14
Views: 3,918
Posted By noctaluca
Electrolysis / Keel stepped mast

I have had same problem. The cure is to clean mast paint with two part epoxy paint, then keep the water away from the area. Instal a bilge pump that keeps the water to the absolute lowest point....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-13-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,957
Posted By noctaluca
cleat/cam question

On my Ericson 35, the winches have welded backing plates that hold the big load durring hoisting and continues to hold the load when the halyard is up and cleated off. Think of it this way. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2001
Replies: 4
Views: 4,201
Posted By noctaluca
Ericson - Water Damage To Interior Teak Paneling

I have an Ericson 35 and have recently replaced the main bulkhead just aft of the head. The bulkhead was rotten from years of water leaking in from the chain plates. I also have water leaking in from...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-10-2001
Replies: 7
Views: 1,957
Posted By noctaluca
cleat/cam question

I have an Ericson 35 with a roller furling jib. I am currently putting in a ridged boom vang (marine products, pnumatic), and running lines aft to cockpit. I plan on not running the jib halyard back...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-31-2000
Replies: 2
Views: 4,572
Posted By noctaluca
Ericson- Mast Compression Problem

I have an 1971 E-35. I just replaced the main bulkhead due to water leaking in the chain plates. The damage was localized at the chain plate and at the bottom of the bulkhead where it rests on the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-11-2000
Replies: 4
Views: 2,502
Posted By noctaluca
Is 21HP on the Ericson 35 ok?

I have a 1972 E-35. I repowered with a Yanmar 3GM (28hp)with a three bladed prop. I wanted the extra power in San Francisco Bay for the 8-12 miles back to the dock in the south bay from the central...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-07-2000
Replies: 6
Views: 4,220
Posted By noctaluca
ManOverboard

Subj: life sling final
I think the best way in most situations is a quick circle back to the MOB with a downwind approach. This usualy allows for more a controlled aproach. Below is a summery of...
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