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Messages - Jon W

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Main Message Board / Re: High gas prices, who cares!
« on: Today at 06:58:18 AM »
Topped off the tank Friday. The local gas station is $6.40 per gallon of diesel #2. Thought the fuel dock near my marina would be cheaper. Nope, $7 per gallon there. Attendant told me no road tax, but the Port Authority and marina eat up the savings.

Hi Noah, I've used PacWest on Shelter Island a few times with good success. They did the engine survey when I was buying my boat, and they replaced the exhaust riser a few years ago.

Main Message Board / Re: Haulout Time
« on: May 09, 2022, 12:59:07 PM »
Maybe heís talking about the hose clamped onto the shaft log that the packing gland attaches to.

Main Message Board / Re: Disappearing coolant
« on: May 04, 2022, 02:46:58 PM »
John - There is a drain on the Aqualift muffler. Check the petcock drain valve before you try to open it. If it looks bad, have a new one on hand to replace it. Catalina Direct sells one. It's a little pricey, but it's a better quality valve. I think mine was the 1/4" valve. FYI - It needs to be able to be opened to drain the muffler if your engine doesn't start after a couple tries to avoid flooding your engine with water, and it needs to be able to close so no leaks.

If you haven't changed your HX anode in a while, checking for coolant by removing that plug is a good idea too. Then you can check for both.

Main Message Board / Re: Rockfish and Crab Imperial, Chesapeake Bay
« on: May 03, 2022, 04:39:29 PM »
A lot of meals out of those fish. Whatís your recipe for the crab topping?

Main Message Board / Re: Bilge Hose Question
« on: April 27, 2022, 05:04:48 PM »
I have a MK1, but think the area your talking about is the same. All that was there was the bilge hose you've removed, the 1/2" hot and cold water lines to the head sink, and maybe some wire are lying on the hull. I added a second electric bilge pump with a 1 1/2" hose run alongside the manual 1 1/2" hose. I used a borescope to look under the floor and clear a path, but I did not have to cut any access holes.

Main Message Board / Re: Running Rigging
« on: April 14, 2022, 05:05:10 PM »
I have a 1987 std rig. My mast set up is:

Port side - spinnaker stored at mast with it's own rope clutch; jib stored at the mast with it's own rope clutch; spare main led back to cockpit and it's own rope clutch.

Starboard side - primary main led back to the cockpit and it's own rope clutch; whisker pole stored at mast with it's own rope clutch.

My whisker pole is stored on a track on the mast similar to yours. It is not OEM and yours may not be either so you will need to take your own measurements or have a rigger come out and do it for you. I can take photo's of my set up tomorrow and post if you think it would help.

Iíve been using Shell Rotella T4 which is 15w-40.

Main Message Board / Re: monitor mount
« on: March 31, 2022, 04:21:18 PM »
LogoFreak, Does the tv run off the 12vdc or do you run the tv on AC from an inverter?

A few years ago I bought a new bow fixture and LED bulb from Catalina Direct. PN is Z1235 for the fixture and Z2508 for the LED bulb. If your fixture is ok, the LED bulb should fit as a bulb replacement.

Main Message Board / Re: Alternator upgrade from Catalina direct.
« on: March 20, 2022, 12:07:58 PM »
I wondered the same thing Ken. Could it be to shut the power off in the engine compartment for maintenance?

Main Message Board / Re: transom lights elec diagram
« on: March 17, 2022, 08:23:02 AM »
What is NTTAWWT?

Main Message Board / Re: Alternator upgrade from Catalina direct.
« on: March 10, 2022, 10:43:20 AM »
This may be better as a separate post topic, but sounds like you're asking for feedback.

Regarding your windlass, the size of windlass for your need depends on the windlass manufacturer. When I added mine, I looked at Lewmar and Maxwell. To pick the right windlass, Lewmar said to multipy the total ground tackle by 4. Maxwell said to multiply the total ground tackle by 3.

Your ground tackle is 100 feet of 5/16" G4 HT chain ~ 1.1 lb/foot, plus 200 feet of 5/8" rope ~ .1 lb/ft., plus your anchor weight. Your total ground tackle is ~130 lbs. plus your anchor weight. What anchor do you have? Look up the specs for your windlass and that should answer your question about sizing.

Main Message Board / Re: Alternator upgrade from Catalina direct.
« on: March 09, 2022, 09:32:21 AM »
One of the rules of boat work is - If you can see it, then you can only touch it with one hand. If you can touch it with two hands, then you can't see it.

Main Message Board / Re: Alternator upgrade from Catalina direct.
« on: March 06, 2022, 09:49:30 AM »
I believe the MC-618 is the new version of the MC-614. One nice new feature is that it can connect to your phone with an app for programming or status display.

I attached an old spec sheet for the L-N 105a alternator I have for your reference. It says the L-N 105a alternator is item# 8MR2401UA, sales number 110-567. Noah may have data for the 90a. I'm guessing the L-N 90a sales number may be 110-602.

I don't think the L-N external regulator conversion kit is available anymore, but the PN was 114-307, Kit 1070 as reference if you want to ask around about putting together your own version of it. I bought my kit from ASE Supply.

Just did quick internet search of the PN and I came up with a webste called that says it has the conversion kit for $9.99. Don't know anything about the site or if it's still in business. They could still have the kit for sale, or it could be an old add and they don't. If they're in business and don't have it anymore, maybe they could put one together for you. Worth calling and asking.

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