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Messages - Ron Hill

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Main Message Board / Re: Online prop sizing calculators
« on: April 19, 2019, 03:06:48 PM »
Guys : I have tried to get a logical explanation to "no avail", of why Catalina's OEM 3 bladed prop is a 15"x 9" for a 21hp engine C34 and the SAME for a 35hp engine C34???  It's like HP is not a factor?!?

Maybe it's the same logic as a linear gage reading for an asymmetrical fuel tank??

As Noah said, "If you don't try another pitch you'll never know"!! 

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Main Message Board / Re: Online prop sizing calculators
« on: April 18, 2019, 04:29:46 PM »
Breaking : The boat builder dictates the prop diameter - to prevent "buffeting" from the blades against the hull.  Very Important!!

BTW, the 3 bladed Michigan Wheel "sailor" props that I have seen, have much large blades (blade cord) than the Catalina 3 bladed "sailor" props!!!!

You need to read my Mainsheet tech note article on "Prop pitch/size and Boat Speed!!

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Main Message Board / Re: V-birth storage
« on: April 16, 2019, 02:16:14 PM »
Paul : There have been a number of Vberth storage ideas in the Mainsheet tech notes.  One foot square teak hatch doors on either side, a rectangle hatch in the center near the flooring and I installed a second "level" shelf above the OEM shelf at the bow end of the Vberth.

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Breaking : Your alternator is on top of the pivot point, so just push down on the alternator case to the correct tension and then tighten that pivot bolt.

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Main Message Board / Re: Fuel gauge calibration
« on: April 14, 2019, 02:17:21 PM »
Jon : Was the hose between the vent on the tank and the vent fitting on the transom - in a straight line or was the transom vent slightly higher or lower (when the boat was level)??

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Main Message Board / Re: CE Category of C34 MK1
« on: April 14, 2019, 02:08:02 PM »
MQ : I heard Gerry Douglas and Frank Butler say many times that "Catalina Yachts are 'Coastal Cruisers' !"

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Main Message Board / Re: Slipping transmission?
« on: April 09, 2019, 02:24:16 PM »
Breakin : Did you ever considered that - in gear and turning the prop by hand you are also probably turning over the engine!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Sickened by what we found
« on: April 09, 2019, 02:19:00 PM »
Mas : I'd definitely consider moving my boat to a different marina to have the insurance work done!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Motor soot
« on: April 07, 2019, 01:37:05 PM »
Guys : Belt dust is NOT found "throughout the engine area".

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Main Message Board / Re: Working on fuel line on M-25XP
« on: April 07, 2019, 12:34:22 PM »
Guys : I use a needle nose vice grips. 
I slid a short piece of hose over each grip and use it to "clamp" off a fuel line!!  Works just fine!

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Main Message Board / Re: 2 very impressive boat cleaners
« on: April 06, 2019, 01:21:32 PM »
Bill : Two other great cleaners are FSR ("Fiberglass Stain Remover") and "Spray-a-way" !!

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Main Message Board / Re: Cabin Led light bulb replacement
« on: April 06, 2019, 01:18:01 PM »
Bob : I changed my old bulbs in the salon slider fixtures with the festoon LEDs from Super Bright LEDs.  They work great!!
In the slider fixture by the Nav table I put one White LED and one Red LED. ( for night operation)

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Main Message Board / Re: M35A Block Coolant Drain
« on: April 04, 2019, 01:32:32 PM »
Mike : Have you tried the obvious?!!
 
Call Joe Joyce Westerbeke Service Manager X234 or Russ Hagen Asst.S M X233 and asked them?!?
1- 508-823-7677 

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Main Message Board / Re: Motor soot
« on: April 03, 2019, 01:33:02 PM »
Salty : Sounds a though you have a problem leak with the exhaust riser.  Start at where the riser connects to the flange on the back of the exhaust manifold and look for leaks - while the engine is running.  Could be a blown flange gasket or the riser itself.

If you don't have water with the soot it's probably in the riser before the raw water mixes in with the exhaust gases going into the muffler.

Good luck tracking that down. 

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Main Message Board / Re: Wiind transducer wirung through mast conduit?
« on: March 31, 2019, 01:38:38 PM »
Bryan : There should be no problem in placing the wind instrument wiring inside the PVC conduit.

You might want to inspect the POP rivets that hold that PVC to the mast and replace/add as necessary!!

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