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Messages - glennd3

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Main Message Board / Observations from first weeklong cruise
« on: Yesterday at 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 / Re: cabin sole
« on: June 10, 2019, 06:38:09 PM »
I did mine using west system clear epoxy. Three coats, I am happy with the results so far. You may want to check out Noah's work on his sole, I like his finish too.

Main Message Board / Re: Transmission replacement
« on: June 10, 2019, 06:15:28 PM »
I will have to check mine, thanks for the tip.

Main Message Board / Re: Transmission replacement
« on: June 09, 2019, 05:17:00 PM »
Just a suggestion, if it is possible to align the fuel shut of handle directly under the opening in the cockpit locker it makes getting to it a lot easier. Nice work you do!

Main Message Board / Re: cockpit table
« on: June 06, 2019, 02:14:18 PM »
I will be in Haven Harbor this weekend. I will look around for you.

Main Message Board / Re: cockpit table
« on: June 03, 2019, 06:01:12 PM »
Always welcome aboard!

Main Message Board / Re: cockpit table
« on: June 03, 2019, 05:54:01 PM »
I finally mounted the table, scared to drill holes. Here are some pictures. # 2 son helped.

Main Message Board / Re: Removing old decals on the hull
« on: May 21, 2019, 02:00:12 PM »
I just removed decals that had been on for years, metal razor and mineral spirits for the residual adhesive.

Main Message Board / Re: Prospective Owner Questions
« on: May 18, 2019, 02:59:11 PM »
Just saw the pictures on Yacht world, Very well maintained from the pictures. I think you did very well. I would not worry to much about adding anything until you sail it for a season,then decide what you would like to add if anything. Great looking 34!

Main Message Board / Re: Prospective Owner Questions
« on: May 18, 2019, 02:34:36 PM »
Congratulations :clap!!!!!!!!!!!! We  need pictures and more info about the boat.

Main Message Board / Re: Loss of RPM
« on: May 18, 2019, 02:11:15 PM »
Guys : I ran my M25XP engine with out a lift pump for over a year.  I had wired the electric fuel pump to the blower instead of the ON pole of the ignition switch.  We traveled from the Potomac to Key West and back like that - we did not travel like that with the engine in idle!!
I would periodically turn ON the blower and note if the RPM increased.  It usually didn't - if it did I changed out the Racor filter and then the RPM remained the SAME!!

Jeff : If you have the Racor filter before the fuel pump you do not need the cylindrical fuel pump (with its filter in the cylinder). Buy the cube!!

A few thoughts

Ron that is a good story!

Main Message Board / Re: Prospective Owner Questions
« on: May 10, 2019, 11:29:11 AM »
I like the fact that it only had one owner, I think that is a huge plus on an older boat. It only take one PO to mess one up.

Main Message Board / Re: Prospective Owner Questions
« on: May 08, 2019, 03:01:08 PM »
At 6'4" you be ducking your head in all places except maybe a small area under the hatch.  You will not be able to fully stand in the head shower.  The V-berth is very roomy but at 6'4" you not be able to fully stretch out. It's a great little boat suited well for coastal cruising.  If you can take a 3 or 4 inches off you height, I think you will like a C34.
You will shrink eventually as you get older.

Main Message Board / Re: Air conditioning !990 c34, some pictures
« on: May 07, 2019, 05:21:05 AM »
Just an update, Today it was warm enough to test the unit. The inside of the boat was 83 degrees and it took 35 minutes to lower the temp to 72. The rear cabin cooled very quickly, the head cooled but not nearly as quick, the main salon was the temp tested and the v birth was the slowest. The v birth was very bright as no blinds were used. If I close the door on both births I cannot hear the unit just the fan noise thru the vent. Main salon has the most noise. I can still adjust the fan speed for each of the 6 fan speed levels, I will leave it on the factory setting for the time being. Also I can set the fan to always be running while the unit is on or stop when the temp is achieved. Installer recommends to have the fan always running.

Where are you located? The 12k AC sounds a little undersized for the Southeast. My boat came with a 12k that didn't work. The PO said it really struggled on hot days so I went with a 16k BTU unit which was the largest physical size I could get in the locker under the port side couch. A PO had removed the holding tank and located the HVAC unit there. My only complaint is the noise, but it's better than the alternative of being too hot.

I do like your refrigeration unit in the locker on the starboard side. I will eventually need to replace mine which is currently located in the lazarette hatch. It's too far away from the frig/freezer and too inaccessible.

Congrats on the installation. You did a great job routing that duct to the forward and aft cabins.


James I am on the Chesapeake. I spoke with the AC guys before I bought the 12K. They said with the new units and refrigerants that the 12 K would work best as it would not short cycle. I have not tried the unit yet in the 90s but I have very good air flow in all 4 vents. The refer unit seems to work well in that location, I cannot hear it running in the salon. 

Main Message Board / Re: New Headsail recommendation
« on: May 05, 2019, 01:36:08 PM »
Do you get much weather helm when the wind picks up now with your 150? I believe you may if you have the original rudder and a wing keel. If you have the new elliptical rudder that could play in the decision on which sail to get.

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