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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Plane Engine Explodes Kills Passenger

    Ugh. When the flight-attendant got sucked out the hole on Aloha flight 243, I remember thinking "what a dreadful way to go. free-fall from 20k feet (or whatever), wide awake and aware of the complete lack of options, the whole way down."
  2. In mast main furler noise when docked

    Innnnteresting. On my 80s-era Ericson, the stock Kenyon spar has an extruded mast-track that slides into a slot in the back edge of the section. It rattles at dock when it is breezy and (occasionally) makes me a little nuts. I wonder if a flute stopper (or something similar) would make a difference....?
  3. best 2018 Handheld?

    I was in West Marine earlier today, they have the ICOM M73 marked down to $169 right now. No GPS or DSC, but that's a pretty great price for a good solid handheld... $.02
  4. Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    Anytime! And feel free to join the forums, if you want. It's all-Ericsons, all the time, and a remarkably helpful community. A number of other E23 owners there.
  5. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    I particularly request you scan and post them. Please? ;-)
  6. Tohatsu 3.5 hp outboard motor

    Yeah, it is. https://www.defender.com/product3.jsp?path=-1|215570|1794283|1794305&id=3967283 https://onlineoutboards.com/honda-2-3-hp-outboards.html
  7. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Me too. I wonder about Larry from time to time, hope he's...okay.
  8. Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    Yeah, near Duncan, across from Cowichan Bay Had about 25 Ericsons at the 2017 rendezvous in Langley (it alternates between US and Canada). Should have about the same number this year. There are a couple of threads on the Ericson forums if interested. http://www.ericsonyachts.org/infoexchange/forumdisplay.php?4-Ericsons-Northwest-amp-British-Columbia
  9. Went to look at a Catalina 22....

    Be sure to add to the list... "go to the 2018 Ericson rendezvous, Genoa Bay, July..."
  10. best 2018 Handheld?

    I don't know about the handhelds, but most of the West fixed-mount VHFs are made by Uniden.
  11. best 2018 Handheld?

    +1 on ICOM. I have an M73, very happy with it, no problem finding spare batteries. All my "ham" gear is ICOM, too. They make good radios.
  12. North sails ,pricing, discounts

    2014 http://www.oceannavigator.com/May-June-2014/North-Sails-sold/
  13. North sails ,pricing, discounts

    ^^^ must be geographically driven. Or something. I got great service from UK/Bellingham, great personalized attention from Ullman/Anacortes, but never got the courtesy of an returned call, let alone a quote, from the Seattle North loft.... ...maybe that's just me.
  14. C&C 36...will it float?

    Nice boats. Lots of room, well laid out, very pleasant to sail I looked at one fairly seriously when I couldn't find the Ericson I really wanted. The thing that ultimately made me walk away was core issues in the topsides - the seller (apparently well into his 80s) had adopted a docking-by-braille approach to getting back in his slip, and there were multiple places where the outer skin had cracked and allowed water into the core. That plus a number of dead-spots in the cored deckIt was more than I wanted to take on. Other than that, it was a fairly typical 1980s boat with all the typical needs - needed some upgrades, some re-wiring, some re-plumbing, and a fair amount of deferred TLC. If I'd found one without core issues, I'd probably be posting on the C&C list instead of the Ericson forums these days...
  15. PFD advice

    ^^^ good thread.