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heliraf

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Buyer's guide to older C34s????
« on: January 18, 2013, 01:06:01 AM »

Hello fellow C34 owners and future owners,

I'm selling my C34, and I started to write a spec sheet for the sale.  Then I started to add photos of projects I've done on it, and it ended up being quite a large document and something that might even be called a "buyer's guide to older C34s", or possibly "buying an older C34 for dummies". Anyhow, I know how some of you like projects and such, so you might be interested in having a look at this document.  And anyhow, over the years I've got a lot of good info and ideas from this website, so thank you for that, and it would be great if I could reciprocate and if you got something useful from my endeavors.  Here's the link:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-noW8PUQNCcNFRfR21WMzBWRUU/edit

All the Best,

Raf
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Re: Buyer's guide to older C34s????
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 05:03:53 PM »

------great presentation for a great boat. Good luck selling her.
Ken
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Re: Buyer's guide to older C34s????
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 05:55:43 PM »

Great write up.  Gave me some ideas for future projects.  Good luck selling her.
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Re: Buyer's guide to older C34s????
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 07:32:24 PM »

The build up of the muffler is especially well done.
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Re: Buyer's guide to older C34s????
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 05:06:00 AM »

Great write up.  Exuse me if I missed it, but, for my 2 cents, think about adding a referance to this site.  I think this organization adds value to owning a Catalina 34.  It has for me.
Jim
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Re: Buyer's guide to older C34s????
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 09:00:12 PM »

Well done!!  May I suggest that this be added to the WIKI section?
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Re: Buyer's guide to older C34s????
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 10:18:05 AM »

Well done!!  May I suggest that this be added to the WIKI section?

Done, under Topics
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Re: Buyer's guide to older C34s????
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 02:31:04 PM »

Raf : You did a Superb job of documenting your changes and upgrades.

You make me wish I'd done something half that good!
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Re: Buyer's guide to older C34s????
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013, 03:09:31 PM »

Thanks very much for the nice comments about my write up.

And to Jim H. above, yes I did reference this website and the tech wiki too.  That's one of the best things about owning the C34, the support from this excellent website, just great.

Cheers,

Raf
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Re: Buyer's guide to older C34s????
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2013, 09:44:47 AM »

Raf,
Great information. You certainly were busy upgrading Giggles.... I really appreciate this contribution to the site. Lot's of great information.

Les
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Re: Buyer's guide to older C34s????
« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2013, 06:48:50 AM »

Lots of interesting ideas for additional storage, might be good for somebody who was living aboard.  I like the spice rack on the back of the aft cabin door, but doesn't that impede getting in and out of the aft cabin?
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2013, 12:06:12 AM »

No, doesn't impede getting in and out of the cabin at all.  Like everything, you get used to where things are and avoid them.  They are actually very useful.  One of those additions that's cheap, quick to do, and handy.  Wish all projects were like that!
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Re: Buyer's guide to older C34s????
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2013, 04:37:06 PM »

Wow, what a great and thorough write-up!

+1 on letting people know about this site-the online community in any hobby can increase the enjoyment exponentially. I have a sports car fetish, and I've got a similar forum to help support that, and has helped me through many years of upgrades and repair.
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