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 on: Today at 01:12:53 PM 
Started by Noah - Last post by Dave Spencer
Yes, the continuous shelving would introduce a challenge if you wanted to add salon ports.  We have 2 other C34s at my marina, both are pre 1988 without portlights.  Although a bit darker below, they certainly have more stowage where my portlights are.
I've attached port and stbd side pics of my boat at anchor.  Asymmetrical to be sure but, after walking around the Toronto Boat Show for a few days in January, there were lots of symmetrical... but ugly power boats.   :shock:

 on: Today at 12:44:49 PM 
Started by Noah - Last post by Noah
Thx, Dave SPENCER! Your boat does look beautiful. Some of the history dates/facts on the site may be a bit fuzzy, as mine is a 1990 Mk1.25 (sugar scoop/walk-over transom) and does not have hull portlights. I also believe due to my interior layout, hull portlights in the main salon aren't feasible, with the continous shelving covered by plexi sliding doors.

 on: Today at 12:32:08 PM 
Started by Noah - Last post by Dave Spencer
Hi Noah,
According to the history of the C34 from the main page, it looks like ports were added approx 1989 on the Mk 1.25.
I have two hull ports in the salon.  I think they are symmetrical.  There is only an aft port on the stbd side in the aft cabin.  I understand your concern about introducing a non-symmetrical element to the boat but realistically, you can only look at one side of the boat at a time.  I've never seen the aft port as an aesthetic detriment and I'm very keen to ensure my boat "looks good".  :thumb: (If I was on a mooring, I would definitely look twice or three times at our beautiful C34 as I was rowing away from it!  I've certainly taken enough glamour shots of the boat in anchorages all over Georgian Bay and the North Channel).
Ref your last post, I'm flattered to be called Dave Sanner - the technical genius that keeps this board running but, alas, I'm not.   :D

 on: Today at 12:01:19 PM 
Started by anaisdog - Last post by Noah
Dave- great pics. Close reaching under spinnaker (while towing a dinghy!?)!! :clap I have a question about your hull portlights that I posed in a new thread.

 on: Today at 11:58:37 AM 
Started by Noah - Last post by Noah
Please educate me. Does anyone know the history/what year fixed ports were added to the hull/topsides? Has anyone retrofitted/added them as a modification? I've been toying with adding a fixed portlight to the aft cabin, but having trouble wrapping my head around the aesthetics of ending up with a non-symmetrical look, with adding a portlight to only the starboard side aft. It looks like Dave Spencer's Mk1.5, may have topside ports in different positions on both the port and starboard, but it may be a depth of field distortion in his photos (great sailing pic close reaching with spinnaker) he posted on the "buffing paint" thread today.

 on: Today at 11:02:34 AM 
Started by Sue Clancy - Last post by Sue Clancy

 on: Today at 10:21:37 AM 
Started by anaisdog - Last post by Dave Spencer
Hi Noah,
Our PO Awlgripped the whole hull and left a narrow white gelcoat bootstripe along the waterline.  It looks great and except for a few spots with a bit of fender rash that i'm working on with Awl Polish, there is still a mirror finish.

 on: Today at 09:51:25 AM 
Started by anaisdog - Last post by Noah
Dave- was your Awlgrip painted bootstipe OEM on your Mk 1.5, or done at a later date?

 on: Today at 09:22:41 AM 
Started by Paulus - Last post by Paulus
Fred, thanks for the advice, intend to follow a very careful path and might end up doing nothing.   I did wash with soap and water.   I have contacted 3 makers of flexible panels and spoke with one of them by phone.  He had heard of this issue, but not from their customers.   

 on: Today at 08:50:43 AM 
Started by Paulus - Last post by Fred Koehlmann
Before you try a cleaner, have you tried just using warm water and a mild dish detergent. It might just be a layer of air pollutants that have collected on the surface.

Since you point out that the charge out put has not been affected, i'd be careful using something that would coat the surface with a wax and potentially get between the light and the panel surface.

If you really want to do it, you could do a test one just one panel and see if there is a difference between the two?

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