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Main Message Board / Watch the aerosol can caps
« on: July 15, 2019, 11:15:34 AM »
Just a reminder to watch the caps on aerosol cans. I have a collection of spray cans in my cockpit locker. I happened to somehow put something on top of a can of PB Blaster which then discharged completely. Nice mess and odor to deal with. I went thru and have thrown away a lot of junk/cleaners I had not used in 2 years. Looking at the bright side I have more room and a cleaner locker. I have a new project now to paint the interior lockers and hull.

Main Message Board / Observations from first weeklong cruise
« on: June 24, 2019, 12:44:17 PM »
Spent last week on the Chesapeake with 8 other boats. The group had the option of marinas or anchoring every night. I went to a marina every night.

No problem with water usage , although I showered off the boat.
New refer unit worked fine, put a half a block of ice at bottom of chest and that lasted 3 days.
Had enough room for food in the chest for week, we did keep another cooler under nav station for drinks.
AC worked great, mounted in locker near nav, vents in both berths worked fine.
AC noise when running is noticeable in salon. When doors are closed in births they are quiet.
Feature of the AC that I had not realized is that when the temp is acquired and the AC shuts off the fan continues at a low speed which keeps the births from seeming stuffy from the doors being closed. Made a difference.
Sailing in wind less than 5 knots is doable not desirable.
5 to 10 works , but you have to trim/work the sails, I enjoy that.
10 to 15 off to the races.
15 and more , need to reef.
Used the spinnaker that came with the boat for the first time. Had it up for a couple of hours on one tack. I need to work on the sheets and running rigging for the spinnaker. I am cautious when using a spinnaker, sort of figure if something is going to happen it will be with that sail!  Had a wind off less than 10 knots and with just the spinnaker cruised around 5 knots.
Head and holding tank work fine, again being in a marina daily helps.
Oven and stove worked fine.


Main Message Board / Home Page Pictures
« on: April 26, 2019, 11:50:48 AM »
I have found myself going back and forth thru the 4 sets of photos of our boats in SF. I don't know who's boats they are or the photographer but they sure are nice.

Main Message Board / Finally found oil leak
« on: April 22, 2019, 06:42:06 PM »
I noticed oil leaking last summer but could not find the source. Boat was launched today so was able to run the engine. I believe my oil sending unit is the culprit. Very hard to see but I can see oil on the tip of it.  I had thought it was the oil pan gasket or rear main seal so this is actually good. I have looked around on the site but have not found the procedure yet. I think I can remove the alternator and be able to get to it. While I am in this area of the engine is there anything else I should  check or perform maintenance on ? m25xp

Main Message Board / PT Boat Worton Creek, Bill Shreaves
« on: April 20, 2019, 05:43:21 PM »
Bill I hear there is a PT boat at Worton Creek Marina. Have you seen it?

Main Message Board / Topside Cleaning
« on: April 18, 2019, 05:55:21 PM »
Just  a question, when scrubbing the topsides do you start at the bow or stern? I start at the bow however when I finish in the cockpit area I always leave foot prints. 

Main Message Board / cockpit table
« on: March 14, 2019, 06:51:48 PM »
I am having a cockpit table made and the man making the table is going to send pictures of the process so I thought it would be nice to watch the process. I will post them as I get them.

Main Message Board / Air conditioning !990 c34, some pictures
« on: March 04, 2019, 11:04:23 AM »
Here are some pictures of a new installation

Main Message Board / 3D Printing, port trim rings
« on: December 11, 2018, 03:32:57 PM »
I am looking into using 3D printing to make the trim rings for my ports that are no longer available. My son is attending the local university and has friends that are computer majors. They are checking to see if I give them one for a template if they can make it by 3D printers. I fear I will have to buy a lot of beer.

I have replaced my cushions so my old ones are available for free. 1990 mk 1.5 Chesapeake area.

Main Message Board / Thanks to this site
« on: December 08, 2018, 05:02:37 AM »
I want to thank the people who keep this site working and the c 34 club . I have found it to be very helpful to me. I purchased a 1990 34 last spring and as I have been going through the boat system by system or project by project I always come here to check first.

Projects so far

Refinish teak floor in cabin, west system, almost satisfied with outcome

Remove and refinish wood handrails and eyebrows on cabin top, cetol.

Replace Heat exchanger, Straight forward took about an 2 hours, been a while since I contorted myself like that!

Just had bottom soda blasted to remove years of bottom paint, looks good and revealed no problems with bottom, now researching info on barrier coat and paint, Any advice welcomed.

Cushions- These used many boat units!$$, Went to Annapolis boat show, the real capt wanted cushions.  We had Island Nautical from FLA. make new V birth and quarter birth cushions. The cushions are 6 inches thick with the top 2 being memory foam. They had the templates for the cushions because they had made them for my model before. We also made cockpit and a hump cushion .  If anyone around MD wants my old cushions for free let me know.

I have AC being installed this winter. I debated on doing it myself but the capt said no and I agreed. Dometic 12K BTU installed in nav station hanging locker with vents in V birth, main salon, head and Qbirth.

I am installing a refer unit I purchased at the show, compressor is going under starboard settee in front of water tank, unit is 10x6x6.

I have an ongoing project of refinishing the interior teak, after many different processes I am going with cetol teak for many reasons. I have removed the doors on the Qbirth and head , brought home, stripped old wax and polish, and varnish off, sanded then applied cetol. I do 3 coats and I am happy with results. I have also done the folding doors and the wood around the main hatch and steps and the galley and nav station. I cannot apply cetol now as the temp is too cold, cetol needs to be above 50 degrees.

Previous owner replaced water heater, fuel tank and elliptical rudder. I was concerned that with a tall rig and wing keel I would have weather helm, which I did on my cat 30 with the same set up, however I experienced no weather helm this summer and I feel the rudder made a difference.

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