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Messages - Jack Hutteball

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Main Message Board / Re: Gradual loss of coolant
« on: November 02, 2016, 11:12:05 AM »
When my HWT connections were leaking, the coolant was always in the aft section of the bilge.  The coolant would run down the underside of the sink cabinet floor and drip off the end right into that section of the bilge.  Look under the cabinet floor with a mirror or feel under from the bilge area and see if you feel any moisture there.


Main Message Board / Re: Gradual loss of coolant
« on: November 01, 2016, 12:30:42 PM »
All of the coolant leaks from our boat have been the connections at the back of the hot water tank.  Very hard to get at!!!


Main Message Board / Re: Espar Heater fuel line
« on: October 08, 2016, 05:03:39 PM »
Poulis, I have no pump form the connection at the Racor filter.  There is a pump in the heater that does te work.  I was told that if the heater is more than 3' above the fuel, then an additional pump is required.  Mine is not.

Main Message Board / Re: Espar Heater fuel line
« on: October 05, 2016, 09:42:09 PM »
Paul, not quite sure about your installation relative to mine.  My fuel line comes straight off the Racor filter and runs to the heater.  Gradual incline all the way.  The pump in the heater does the work.

Main Message Board / Re: Espar Heater fuel line
« on: October 05, 2016, 04:31:01 PM »
I have the Espar plastic tube on mine.  The Coast Guard Aux gives me a safety inspection every year and has never said anything.  Maybe they haven't noticed.  The tube is so small I doubt it would contribute much of anything in a fire.


Main Message Board / Re: Rudder post stuffing box
« on: October 03, 2016, 07:57:51 PM »
How about an article with pictures for the Mainsheet Magazine!
Jack Hutteball
C34 Associate Editor

Main Message Board / Re: How to troubleshoot and fix low oil pressure alarm?
« on: September 29, 2016, 10:05:52 AM »
Based on your hull numbers, mine must be ready to go!


Main Message Board / Re: Trip to British Columbia
« on: September 29, 2016, 10:03:19 AM »
As a long time NW sailor kk has it right! Single handing, get a midship line around first, then worry about both ends.  Nice thing about them, gives you an easy step up to board on a C34.  I am not sure how to tie up to a dock with regular cleats. :lol:

Main Message Board / Re: Propane question
« on: September 27, 2016, 04:56:07 PM »
On another note, I worry more about propane settling in the bilge as it is heavier than air.  There have been cases where boat explosions have occurred when owners have left a unlit burner open and gas escapes to the bilge.  As a safety precaution I keep the valve closed at the tank and the solenoid to the stove closes at all times when not using the stove.  I immediately close both solenoid and valve when we are thru cooking.  Gives me piece of mind.


Main Message Board / Re: Mast fair leads
« on: September 07, 2016, 10:00:40 PM »
Roc, no fairleads on my 2001 #1555.

Main Message Board / Re: mast tuning
« on: August 05, 2016, 05:57:06 PM »
My tall rig came set up with a slight aft bend in it when we purchased the boat.  Left it as I thought it was supposed to be that way.


Main Message Board / Re: 88' draft of wing keel and rudder
« on: July 21, 2016, 11:26:00 AM »
I have been OK at a minus 1.5' tide at the end of the new dock on the west, and just touched on the outside end of the north dock, same conditions.  I have a fin keel.


Main Message Board / Re: Replacing a circuit on the electrical panel
« on: April 19, 2016, 03:15:42 PM »
Tony, Jim,

My 2001 MKll does not have the plastic protector either.


Main Message Board / Re: Could my boat be twisted?
« on: April 15, 2016, 08:04:40 PM »
Steve, You don't say if you have a MKll.  I am in the water all year hear in Anacortes Washington.  My cabin doors get tight just due to additional moisture in the winter.  Never not able to close them however.  Look to see if the cabin walls are spreading apart at the motor enclosure.  With a MKll you can see the gaps on both sides of the top engine hatch getting wider than normal.  I would bet it is how the boat is blocked and it will come out when back in the water.


Main Message Board / Re: boat slowing down
« on: October 09, 2015, 07:59:34 PM »
When we bought our MK ll in 2001, within the first year the boat would slow sometimes.  I could see the shaft slow while watching it with the engine running at constant RPM.  Dealer insisted it was shift connection on the transmission and adjusted it several times.  Problem not solved.  Transmission was removed from the boat twice and checked in a shop, who could find no problems with it.  Seemed to work on the workbench.  Put it back in the boat, still the same problem.  Long and short of it,  Catalina replaced the transmission.  No more problems 14 years later.

Maybe a similar problem with your transmission?

C34 MK ll 2001, FK/TR M35BC

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