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Messages - Jack Hutteball

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Main Message Board / Re: Strut protection
« on: April 05, 2018, 09:24:00 AM »
Yep, installed a zinc on the strut 14 years ago and have never had a problem, even with shore power on my dock.

Main Message Board / Re: Back in the Fleet
« on: February 21, 2018, 07:12:11 PM »
Welcome back Ken.  When my wife thinks we should get a tug as we age, I just remind her that we can motor as fast as most of the Nordic tugs here in the Pacific Northwest at about a tenth of the fuel consumption.  The only downside is that I have to be out in the rain to drive as I don't have a bimini! 


Main Message Board / Re: Accessing M35BC starter and solenoid
« on: January 07, 2018, 05:05:01 PM »
No access door on our MK ll #1555, often wonder what I will have to do when I need to get in there.

Main Message Board / Re: Mainsheet cover photo
« on: December 19, 2017, 09:15:57 PM »
Thanks to all who sent in photos.  I have forwarded all to Jim Holder so and will wait to see if any make the next cover.

Main Message Board / Mainsheet cover photo
« on: December 16, 2017, 07:07:01 PM »
Here is a great opportunity to have one of your great photographs grace the next cover of Mainsheet.  I just received this from Jim Holder, the publisher:
"We donít have a good cover shot for the Spring issue and some of the best covers
have come from your association. Could you please pass the word for some possible
photos that would make a good cover, possibly something dramatic or a serene
sunset. We would really appreciate your efforts.
Thanks for your help,"

It needs to be a high resolution photo, preferably in vertical format like the cover of the magazine.  I am sure you all have some good ones, probably of your boat.  Nice to get a good photo of our great 34's on the cover!

Get them to me at my email at in the next few days and I will submit them for consideration.

Jack Hutteball,
C34 Associate Editor

Main Message Board / Re: waste tank thru hull drain valve lock
« on: December 04, 2017, 02:33:22 PM »
Over the last 10 years at our annual CGA inspection, they have accepted a zip tie on the handle to an adjacent hydronic heat line running through the locker.

Main Message Board / Re: Honda 2000W Gen Set
« on: October 27, 2017, 04:16:24 PM »
Jim, I have a Honda 1000 that I use on our MK ll.  Does not take up that much space in the lazaret and it will power our microwave.  My only regret is that it will not power the water heater, so we use a solar water heater when we are on the hook.

Main Message Board / Re: Stainless tubing bending and fabrication.
« on: October 25, 2017, 02:22:47 PM »
Great helm seat solution Sue.  That would work on our boat nicely.  How do you hold the cushion on the seat, and is it a custom or a standard size?


Main Message Board / Re: Question about M35BC lift pump
« on: July 16, 2017, 04:52:39 PM »
I never run the glow plug circuit for more than about 10 seconds, but I have never heard the pump slow down at all while doing this.  My boat and engine must be similar to yours based on the hull number.


Main Message Board / Re: Difficulty shifting into forward
« on: April 09, 2017, 10:46:24 AM »

I had the same problem with our boat within the first year we bought it.  Had less than 50 hours on the engine.  Had the dealer adjust it twice (not resolved and the lever was not hitting the pedestal guard) It was pulled from the boat twice and worked on by a locale mechanic which did not solve the problem.  It was replaced under warranty as no one could find the problem.  I was fortunate to have that happen the first year.  I have always felt it was a defect in the manufacturing  process, but do not know for certain.


Main Message Board / Re: main halyard length to haul dinghy aboard
« on: March 14, 2017, 07:30:54 PM »
Craig, with any kind of luck it won't be snowing then!

Main Message Board / Re: M-25XP What are these things?
« on: March 14, 2017, 07:26:02 PM »
For what it's worth, our 27' sailboat had a Petter Diesel engine installed.  I could (and had to a couple of times) start the engine by holding down the decompression lever and spinning the flywheel with a crank on the front of the engine, releasing the lever and bang it would fire right up!  Saved me when I ran the Battery down.  Happy to have a robust electrical system now!

Main Message Board / Re: Gradual loss of coolant
« on: November 02, 2016, 11:12:05 AM »
When my HWT connections were leaking, the coolant was always in the aft section of the bilge.  The coolant would run down the underside of the sink cabinet floor and drip off the end right into that section of the bilge.  Look under the cabinet floor with a mirror or feel under from the bilge area and see if you feel any moisture there.


Main Message Board / Re: Gradual loss of coolant
« on: November 01, 2016, 12:30:42 PM »
All of the coolant leaks from our boat have been the connections at the back of the hot water tank.  Very hard to get at!!!


Main Message Board / Re: Espar Heater fuel line
« on: October 08, 2016, 05:03:39 PM »
Poulis, I have no pump form the connection at the Racor filter.  There is a pump in the heater that does te work.  I was told that if the heater is more than 3' above the fuel, then an additional pump is required.  Mine is not.

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