Catalina 34

General Activities => Main Message Board => Topic started by: KeelsonGraham on August 03, 2021, 12:16:10 PM

Title: Hello Everyone! Joined The Club!
Post by: KeelsonGraham on August 03, 2021, 12:16:10 PM
Hi All,

Greetings from England! Weíre hoping to become owners of a pre-loved 2006 Catalina 34 Mk2 very soon. She looks great and has obviously been well looked after. She comes with Leisurefurl in-boom furling and a bow thruster. However, hereís a small amount of rusty water in the bilge which Iím hoping wonít be a sign of anything serious.

Iíve been lurking for a while reading everything I can but Iím still not completely sure what Catalina-specific items I should point our surveyor at.

The forumís Critical Upgrades seem to apply to older boats. The Ďsmileí is obviously a check item, but what else should I specifically look for?

Thank you,

Graham
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Hoping to Join The Club!
Post by: Ron Hill on August 03, 2021, 02:09:46 PM
Graham : Hopefully we will be welcoming you on board as an owner in the near future!!

The only item that I can think of is to make sure that the emergency till will fit into the slot on the rudder.  Remove the cap and make sure they align (hole in deck & slot).

At one time (long ago) there was a Westerbeke bulletin on the throw adjustment for the M35BC engine transmission shifting arm.  I believe that has all been fixed??

A few thoughts
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Hoping to Join The Club!
Post by: Jim Hardesty on August 03, 2021, 03:06:52 PM
Graham,
Hope to welcome you to the group soon.
I have a 2001 and as Ron noted not much to check on.  On my 2001 was a couple of Westerbeke bulletins, one dealing with the fuel filter bracket, cracking at a too small radius bend and one dealing with a reinforcing sleeve added to the raw water pump drive tang.  Don't think they are addressed on this site but on the Westerbeke site.
Regards,
Jim
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Hoping to Join The Club!
Post by: waughoo on August 03, 2021, 11:17:27 PM
Wow!! A bow thruster in a C34!! Deluxe.  Fingers crossed for a smooth sale.  I want to see some photos of that bow thruster.
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Hoping to Join The Club!
Post by: KeelsonGraham on August 04, 2021, 08:21:04 AM
Thanks guys. Yeah a bow thruster, electric winch, luxury mattresses, in boom furling, heating. The current owner (hopefully soon to be previous owner) certainly didnít want to rough it! My kinda person.

I read something about a potential leak near some waste pipe vent, near the chain plates?? Does that apply to later models?

Graham
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Hoping to Join The Club!
Post by: Stu Jackson on August 04, 2021, 10:20:31 AM
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I read something about a potential leak near some waste pipe vent, near the chain plates?? Does that apply to later models?



Graham,

Welcome,all the best for a smooth sale.

Anytime there is a stanchion base used for venting there is the possibility of a leak.  On our boats that stanchion is also the one normally used by people who get on the boat and grab it, further exacerbating potential leaks at the base of that stanchion.

It is something to check and is easily repairable by rebedding the stanchion.  In addition, skippers have removed the stanchion vent and replaced it with a midships vent high up on the hull.

I'm sure others will find that link for you, I'm heading out to my boat for the day.  If no one has posted it when I get back I'll find it for you.  It could be in the 101 Topics, take a look.
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Hoping to Join The Club!
Post by: KeelsonGraham on August 04, 2021, 11:56:31 AM

Thank you Stu. Yes, that was it! I didnít even know that you could use a stanchion as a vent!
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Hoping to Join The Club!
Post by: Ron Hill on August 04, 2021, 01:26:06 PM
Graham : The IN Boom furling WOW!!!   $$$$$$$$   Sure wish that I had That!!

A thought
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Hoping to Join The Club!
Post by: Stu Jackson on August 04, 2021, 04:59:00 PM

Thank you Stu. Yes, that was it! I didnít even know that you could use a stanchion as a vent!

Yes, it's in the 101 Topics part of the plumbing group of topics:

Second Holding Tank Vent
http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,6861.15.html

Lots of photos!

You can look in the C34 MkII manual in the tech wiki to see how the vents were run OEM.  All the Mark I to 1 1/2 boats used the stanchions.  I doubt Catalina changed it for the Mark IIs, but I personally haven't looked.  Could be a fun journey...  :D  I'm between books!  :D

Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Hoping to Join The Club!
Post by: Stu Jackson on August 06, 2021, 10:13:44 AM

Thank you Stu. Yes, that was it! I didnít even know that you could use a stanchion as a vent!

Yes, it's in the 101 Topics part of the plumbing group of topics:

Second Holding Tank Vent
http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,6861.15.html

Lots of photos!

You can look in the C34 MkII manual in the tech wiki to see how the vents were run OEM.  All the Mark I to 1 1/2 boats used the stanchions.  I doubt Catalina changed it for the Mark IIs, but I personally haven't looked.  Could be a fun journey...  :D  I'm between books!  :D

I did look into the manual.

Page 43 has the diagram of the boat plumbing.

It shows the holding tank vent line as "vent hose to stanchion."
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Hoping to Join The Club!
Post by: KeelsonGraham on August 06, 2021, 11:25:44 AM

I see it! Thanks Stu.

Survey is on Wednesday so Iíll look out for that.
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Hoping to Join The Club!
Post by: KeelsonGraham on August 12, 2021, 12:21:02 PM

Well, we finally became proud owners of a 2005 model Mk 2 yesterday! Lots to do squaring away our stuff before our maiden sail this coming weekend.
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Hoping to Join The Club!
Post by: Noah on August 12, 2021, 01:12:45 PM
Congrats! Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Hoping to Join The Club!
Post by: Stu Jackson on August 12, 2021, 06:05:29 PM
Congratulations.  And another welcome, for the boat in addition to your presence here.  :D
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Hoping to Join The Club!
Post by: KeelsonGraham on August 15, 2021, 06:25:31 AM
Thank you Stu. What a great community this is.

My hull number is 1752. Anyone else close to this?

Graham
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Joined The Club!
Post by: waughoo on August 16, 2021, 08:50:49 AM
Huzzah!!! Does this mean we get photos and a personal tour of all the fancy kit your new boat has?!?!!  Congrqts on the boat and welcome to the show.
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Joined The Club!
Post by: Ron Hill on August 16, 2021, 02:34:34 PM
Graham : Welcome!!  Just make sure that when you ask a question that in your signature you include that your Hull # 1752 is a 20?? MKII so people won't get you confused with with another production year!! and give you a correct answer!!

A thought
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Joined The Club!
Post by: KeelsonGraham on August 16, 2021, 03:00:01 PM
Thank you Ron, Iíll do that. And when I put fancy kit in it Iíll post a pic!

The 55 hp bowthruster is a monster!
Title: Re: Hello Everyone! Joined The Club!
Post by: Robert Mann on August 16, 2021, 04:21:55 PM
Graham, welcome aboard.  You will find a wealth of knowledge in this owner group.  It has helped me countless times.  Mine is No. 1622, built in 2002, a few years difference, but in the MkII not much seems to have changed