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Messages - sailaway

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Main Message Board / Re: Fuel Vent Overflow
« on: February 21, 2018, 06:13:32 PM »
Guys I use a paper towel over the vent hole when I am filling. My right hand is on the fuel fill, my left hand covers the vent with a paper towel. I have a 1986 mk1. Some of the Canada Marina I visit have an absorbing pad on a stick they are very picky about over flow. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Marine VHF Radio: Repair or Replace?
« on: February 05, 2018, 04:35:51 PM »
If your transmission is  screechy you have a problem of interference from your boat. Most likey a refrigeration unit. Some of the new refrig units have variable speed motors that are a problem. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: New Forestay - Old Furler?
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:49:12 PM »
 HI replaced my original profurl with a Schafer jib furler.  Couldn't get the forestay to untread from the pro furl drum. So I had to cut it off. Measured the length  3 times then had the yard swedge on a new end. I put in a turnbuckle so I can adjust the forestay length. The turnbuckle adds extra length to make up what I cut off.  Measure the original length then set the turnbuckle in the middle so you can go either way. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: replacing tall vetus cowl
« on: January 23, 2018, 06:25:46 PM »
I replaced my vetus cowl vents with new vetus  , just the top part.  Wasted my money with in a few years they had a big brown spot on the top. They were the white ones with red interior. Charlie

I agree with mainsail you need to check the feed back wire for a corroded connection at one of the terminals.  Corroded connections are the number one source of electrical problems.  Charlie

Main Message Board / How many Catalina 34s were made
« on: January 15, 2018, 03:14:56 AM »
I wonder how many 34 where made I seen a number of 1400 the other day. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Bilge Layout
« on: December 03, 2017, 07:40:24 PM »
I have a 1986 with no limber hole under the v berth. I usually don't water up there but when I do I have a small bilge pump with a hose into the main bilge. I have a water tank in the v berth one time the inspection port leaked. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Youtube Video of C34 Survey
« on: December 03, 2017, 11:54:13 AM »
Great you tube survey always nice to look at another 34 and see what they have done customize there boat. The trash can idea ok but for us bigger people it might get in the way. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Crimping Tool for 8 and 6 AWG Wire
« on: October 18, 2017, 04:54:28 AM »
They make lugs that have a screw type compression. They work great in some times better than crimping.  They can also be reused. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Fresh water pump
« on: October 17, 2017, 05:50:42 PM »
Bought one threw a Kubota parts warehouse for around $79 + shipping came with a gasket. Some times the ones from universal don't come with a gasket. Plus they are $399 Charlie

Have the same problem. What I do is take dip stick 1/2 out break the air seal put it back in. Then it reads ok. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Upgrading Roller Furler
« on: October 12, 2017, 06:47:47 PM »
Can't really reply to sail shape when reefed. Mine is ok but I have a 150% jib which the sail shape is only good when all the way out. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Upgrading Roller Furler
« on: October 12, 2017, 02:43:48 PM »
upgraded to the Schaefer 2100 very happy with it can furl my jib with 2 fingers. the hard part is ordering the right forestay diameter you can order different height for the drum. I ended up replacing the forestay putting a turnbuckle to adjust  the length of the forestay. You have to measure and  measure again . Schaefer instructions are very good .  Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: antifreeze?
« on: October 07, 2017, 07:44:35 PM »
  Don't understand about the engine antifrezze just the fresh water . I unhook the fresh water from the hot water tank.. bypass the hot water tank then run pink antifrezze threw the water system into the faucets  Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Cutting the Salon Table
« on: July 09, 2017, 07:18:00 PM »
Went there the same problem. First made a copy of the table out of 3/4 plywood for the double berth varnished and cut a carrying hole in the plywood. Second went to hobby lobby a craft type store and bought a kidney shaped coffee table took the legs off and mounted it to the table frame. saved the old table top for the next owner. Charlie

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