Catalina 34

General Activities => Main Message Board => Topic started by: Breakin Away on October 10, 2021, 09:46:27 AM

Title: Removing engine cabinet on MkII
Post by: Breakin Away on October 10, 2021, 09:46:27 AM
Hi all,

I have some work coming up on my C34MkII that will be a lot easier if I can remove the forward engine cabinet. I've managed to remove the aft berth cabinet many times for easy access to HX and transmission. However, every time I've tried to remove the forward cabinet, it was blocked in by the corner molding/aft berth door jamb on the starboard side and/or the port side corner molding along the head. Removing that glued-in molding looks like it could cause severe damage, especially if it breaks on the way out.

Have any of you figured out a better way to get the forward engine cabinet out? I believe that this is specific to the MkII boat models, since I've heard of it coming out more easily on the earlier boats.