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Catalina 34s for Sale / C34 1986 Many Upgrades
« on: May 06, 2018, 07:00:57 PM »
"Inspiration" #221 is on the market.  Tall Rig, Fin Keel.  After 14 years with her I'm ready to move up in size.  She is in Fantastic condition with many of the upgrades from this website.  Located in Hampton VA.  $37,000.

Main Message Board / radar
« on: February 25, 2017, 03:12:57 PM »
Haven't seen anything recently on radar mounting options.  Thinking of Questus on backstay with hydraulic leveling.  Any thoughts or experience?

Main Message Board / Engine replacement
« on: November 30, 2010, 08:20:35 PM »
I'm ready to swap out my 25 year old M25 for a M25XPB and before I take the plunge would like some updated feedback on a few issues.

1.  I have the original M25 not the XP.  Has anyone made the jump to the XPB and what was your experience with the need for engine bed or companionway modifications.  Would a lower profile mount avoided the need to cut away the engine bed rails as Ron described in the 2009 tech notes.

2.  Does anyone have the M25 Basic dimensions.  I've made some measurements but have not been able to get my hands on the published dimensions for comparison to the XPB?

3.  Ken Roy at Catalina thinks I'll need to replace the original engine panel.  Any thoughts to the contrary?

4.  I re-wired Inspiration in 2005 as per Jim Moe's excellent instructions on this website (except no glow plug relay) and have been very happy with the result.  I would like to keep my Balmar alternator and external regulator.  Does anyone have a wiring diagram with the M25XPB Admiral Panel, Jim's electrical system revisions and the Balmar Alternator.

5.  The M25XPB manual suggests a flexible coupling.  Is this mandatory mandatory or nice to have?  I'm concerned about distance between PSS shaft seal and the coupling. 

Inspiration 221

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