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Main Message Board / Re: Circulating Water Pump (anti-freeze)
« on: Yesterday at 09:00:38 AM »
The OEM air filter assembly is available at CD, although not a bargain, it works. They also sell foam cover replacements.
https://www.catalinadirect.com/shop-by-boat/catalina-350/engine/air-filter-waluminum-honeycomb-universal-diesel/?SearchResults=1

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Main Message Board / Re: Sound proofing
« on: Yesterday at 08:55:59 AM »
Thx. Yes, the steps panel does slide in with clearance however, I just need to be a bit careful when sliding bottom edge past flywheel that it doesn’t catch on way down.

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Main Message Board / Re: Sound proofing
« on: July 20, 2019, 04:49:14 PM »
Some pics of 1 in. Sounddown:

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Main Message Board / Re: Sound proofing
« on: July 19, 2019, 06:01:30 PM »
I recently did mine and 1-inch is maximum in most places and more than efficient—considering that in our Mk1 boats the engine space is open/cut out to the aft cabin, so you can’t insulate/block all sound. To cover all walls, etc. (obsessively), you will need more than one kit. Also, you will have to cut out a notch for the flywheel. Good news is:  it was a BIG improvement in sound blocking and looks, when completed (over my original flattened-out, degraded, crumbling insulation).

Edit:
I used their Sounddown spray adhesive, with self-tapping screws and fender washers (not stud kit)  to attach. You will also need extra mylar/silver tape that you can purchase elsewhere (cheaper) to cover all seams.

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Main Message Board / Re: Core Repair Under Cowl Vents
« on: July 15, 2019, 03:40:06 PM »
Mike-Very sorry if I steered you wrong on the towers being hollow. I said I wasn’t sure, but probably little comfort. However if Warren is correct, then Stu’s comments were important, as perhaps the cracking at the deck inside the tubes was not from your dorade vent cowl at all—as the screws securing those to the tower  went into solid glass—not exposed core. Thus your leak, if you have one, is coming from elsewhere, and showing up in the tube/deck joint. I would just dig from the side in the cracks and see how far you get. And/or drill a few small holes and see what come out in the shavings.

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Main Message Board / Re: Deck/Hull joint torque
« on: July 14, 2019, 04:41:36 PM »
And since you now have that stanchion rebedding “thing” down how‘bout swinging by San Diego and give mine a go, too. BTW-I also need backing plates added. 8)

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Main Message Board / Re: Core Repair Under Cowl Vents
« on: July 13, 2019, 06:20:27 PM »
Stu- Somewhat different issue I believe. I think Mike’s concern was to determine how much the crack in the vent tube at deck level has damaged the core (has it migrated under the cowl tower?)—and how to fix it? But haven’t heard a response from Mike, so I may be all wet here? 8)

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Main Message Board / Re: Core Repair Under Cowl Vents
« on: July 12, 2019, 09:13:30 PM »
The towers for the “dorade boxes/pedestal towers” (whatever you want to call them) I believe are hollow with a 3in. or 4 in. diameter fiberglass tube inserted in the middle that penetrates/intersects through the deck into cabin headliner. Getting to what is inside the deck that is surrounding the tubes, under those hollow towers, is where I see the possible issue. His photos are pretty self explanatory. Unless I am mistaken on how the towers are constructed. 

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Main Message Board / Re: Core Repair Under Cowl Vents
« on: July 12, 2019, 11:32:34 AM »
The solar vent covering is not relative. I believe drilling straight down the cowl vent mounting screw holes won’t reach far enough laterally to determine/fix any creeping core damage, as the vent pedestal is a hollow box that is several inches above the deck level. If water got into the core it has perhaps migrated. You will have to explore and excavate for damage from below sideways where the tube meets the deck crack and if it is soft laterally you will have to drill from outside, further back outside border of the vent tower pedestal or from below—or cut an inspection hole into the pedestal box and repair pedestal afterwards. Not fun.

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Main Message Board / Re: Core Repair Under Cowl Vents
« on: July 11, 2019, 07:50:40 PM »
Maybe he wasn’t aware that the Night and Day Solar vents come in two sizes; 3-inch hole and 4-inch hole. In addition to my firsthand experience with my vent(s), There is plenty of writing on the Internet complaining about the motors/bearings not lasting as long as the originals.

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Main Message Board / Re: New Rudder Oversized?
« on: July 11, 2019, 06:30:52 PM »
Glenn- do you have the drain holes drilled in the bottom as manufacturer recommends?

https://www.catalinadirect.com/high-density-polyethylene-spade-rudders/

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Main Message Board / Re: Core Repair Under Cowl Vents
« on: July 11, 2019, 06:24:19 PM »
Solar vents:
I believe that Marinco bought out Nico Fico and the vents are supposed to be the same—but they are a poorer quality product than they used to be. You can change the batteries and can buy a generic battery replacement online, but the motor bearings eventually wear out after 3-4 years.

On your repair options:
It is a tough area to work on due to the raised hollow pedestal that supports the cowl blocking deck access. And as Glenn said, close proximity to the traveler tower which need to have a strong deck core underneath. I recommend you dig sideways through the tube crack at deck level from bellow (as well as you can) to a see how far the rot goes. You may need to also do some cores/drill exploratory surgery down through the deck and nonskid and/or up from inside to test creep/damaged area of soft core. Once scope of bad area is determined, then go about deciding whether it can be solved by stuffing-in bits/pieces of replacement core material and mish-mash of fibers and thickened epoxy.  Just drilling and injecting epoxy blind could lead to a substandard repair. 

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Main Message Board / Re: Core Repair Under Cowl Vents
« on: July 11, 2019, 05:04:58 PM »
And????

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Main Message Board / Re: Core Repair Under Cowl Vents
« on: July 11, 2019, 04:48:28 PM »
Ok Ken, first tell me/us what the heck “IIWMB” means...?

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Main Message Board / Re: New Rudder Oversized?
« on: July 10, 2019, 06:27:50 PM »
Dan—I believe Glenn has a different size rudder (smaller?) as he says it doesn't extend deeper than the wing nor far aft of the skeg. Also, to clarify, Glenn bought his boat with his current “rectangular blade” rudder installed by the PO, and has only sailed his boat with this rudder—so he has no way to compare it to the original Catalina rudder or judge performance change—only the hearsay of the PO’s widow. On the plus side, Glenn says his boat sails very well and he is happy with the performance, so you may be with your new rudder too. However, if you don’t like it and you ordered the elliptical rudder and instead CD sent you the RudderCraft rudder—then you have recourse to reject it.

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