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Messages - glennd3

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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 / Re: cockpit table
« on: April 17, 2019, 04:53:05 AM »
Glenn, beautiful work. Are you going to be afraid to use it?

I am afraid to mount it!

Main Message Board / Re: cockpit table
« on: April 16, 2019, 07:09:51 PM »
Here are some pictures after the fifth coat.

Main Message Board / Re: Slipping transmission?
« on: April 15, 2019, 06:25:29 PM »
BA,   I read the thread where you were having your prop checked back in January and then more recently about your trans slipping.  Did you have it fixed and was there a problem with it that could have caused the problem you have now? How did you confirm hitting the log? Just asking because maybe there is another issue to consider.

Main Message Board / Re: CE Category of C34 MK1
« on: April 14, 2019, 01:15:38 PM »
Ce rating is 48.5

Main Message Board / Re: Slipping transmission?
« on: April 10, 2019, 03:43:24 PM »
If I remember this weekend I will try mine as I am still on the hard, I painted it Saturday and it turned freely so I am assuming it was in neutral. When are you launching over on the eastern shore? We had some boats go in this week.

Main Message Board / Re: Sickened by what we found
« on: April 10, 2019, 03:38:10 PM »
Hopefully the pictures come out, I'm somewhat impaired when it comes to resizing them.

To answer a few questions. We were there when the boat was pulled out of the water and we pointed out that it was set on the cradle to far aft and it would have to be moved forward in the cradle which we assured they would take care of. It was the end of the day and the boat was going to be by the travel lift until the next day. I had to leave the next morning and was going to be out of state for an extended period and my better half said she would check on the boat. A couple of days later she informed me that it didn't look like they had reset the boat on the cradle and where they placed it, it looked to be bow down. I contacted the yard and told them that it was imperative that it be placed bow up and was assured they would take care of it. Last year it was stored very slightly bow down and we had about an inch of ice that had frozen in the cockpit and I explained that it can not be stored that way again. Again I told them in no uncertain terms to make sure it was bow up when it was stored this last year. The owner said that it didn't matter because it would be shrink wrapped and I again told them that I was paying for it and I wanted it done right.

By the time I got back to check on the boat the weather had moved in and because of all the ice and snow the tug couldn't get to the boat to move it. I told them that this was unacceptable and they told me that because of the slight grade in the yard they couldn't get it bow up. I told them that all they had to do was set the boat down and move the tug around and back the boat in and it would have been bow up because of the grade. They said that would have been a lot of work and I told them it's also a lot of money. We had a very bad winter here in northern Michigan and once the weather set in there was nothing that could be done. We received so much snow that Lake Michigan is up 11 inches from last year.

So anyway the short version is the insurance adjuster will be coming out this week and I've hired a surveyor to inspect it and give us an estimate on the cost of repairs if it can be repaired.

I have never seen a keel blocked like that in the 4 th picture. I mostly see cradles with 4 pads on the hull and then wood under the front and rear of the keel.

It is a shame what happened to you but maybe in time you will end up in a better situation. Just trying to be a little positive, easier said than done.

it is the one on top

Main Message Board / Re: Sickened by what we found
« on: April 08, 2019, 05:07:14 PM »

Main Message Board / Re: cockpit table
« on: April 06, 2019, 04:26:36 PM »
Thank you Noah


 Noah does nice work, I would use his advice.

Main Message Board / Re: cockpit table
« on: April 06, 2019, 04:05:19 PM »
     Both of those tables are beautiful but they both look gigantic. Is there any room for humans in the cockpit  when they are fully deployed?

With the extension on the length is 40 inches which 4 people can eat on comfortably. Without the ext. it is 28 inches which is normal for a cockpit table. I think the angle of the pictures make them look longer than they are. Hopefully anyway!

Main Message Board / Re: cockpit table
« on: April 06, 2019, 05:41:17 AM »
Your Table is beautiful, very nice work. I cannot answer your question but I will inquire when he sends me the next batch of photos. I would not use cetol though on your table. I think it needs a nicer finish. I had the option of doing the finish myself but opted not to. I realized from refinishing some of my interior woodwork just how difficult a table with folding leaves would be to do. Each piece of the table basically has 6 sides to seal/finish and I did not have confidence that I could do it correctly. It looks like you clearly have more skill than I so please post more pictures of your work.

Main Message Board / Re: M35A Block Coolant Drain
« on: April 03, 2019, 04:02:48 PM »
Mike you say that the leak is there when you come back to the boat. Just thinking out load here so don't hold me to this but when you stop the motor that is when you have the greatest pressure in the cooling system because the circulation stops. That being said that is why you may not see the leak while it is running. Also do not discount a pinhole in the hoses near the plug. Just throwing darts.

Main Message Board / Re: Engine kill pull at helm
« on: April 03, 2019, 03:57:05 PM »
Actually look down two threads and look at the picture of the leaking plug. You can see his kill cable and the clamp that holds it to the block with 2 screws.

Main Message Board / Re: Engine kill pull at helm
« on: April 03, 2019, 03:53:14 PM »
I am not sure about your cable however usually these types of set ups have some kind of fastener that holds the outer casing of the cable. Try to find it and see if you can re attach it.

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