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I suspect the PO of my boat let the windless do all the heavy lifting instead of the boat.  My motor is almost completely fried.  Looking to buy a replacement as I opened it up and itís likely beyond a rebuild.   Has anyone upgraded their windless and has a spare vw500 motor for the model which includes the 1/4 inch chain gypsy? 
PM me if you do.

Main Message Board / Re: Engine lift mounting question.
« on: June 24, 2020, 07:39:31 AM »
Thanks Ken,
You bring up some good points.  Iím pretty new to drilling holes in my boat.    I had planned to use the 4200 to seal around the outside fitting But thanks for the reminder of the benefit of butyl tape.  I will def go that route.   I was under the impression that epoxy potting was for filling existing holes when resealing existing fittings.   I guess the idea for doing it would be to create a threaded almost air tight hole for the new screws?  I believe itís just one layer of glass and gelcoat without any void as itís unfinished on the inside but Iím not 100%. I was going to add a layer of epoxy over the  wood before install and then the metal backing plate after it was dry.  I just figured this would be a more solid backing than just the stainless plate?  Is this overkill when you already have a stainless plate?   Again, Iím pretty knew at this kind of install hence the post looking for guidance. 


Admittedly I am ignorant of the transom construction -- is it solid or an inner/outer skin? (mine on the 30 has a void)

Other than that it sounds like a fair plan, though not sure where you propose to use the Devil's adhesive?  Between the ply and fiberglass, not on the backing plate (I hope.) 
I'd use butyl on the topside (after properly epoxy potting and countersinking the holes of course.) 
Ply would be epoxy sealed?


Main Message Board / Engine lift mounting question.
« on: June 23, 2020, 09:48:00 AM »
Would love input into the best way to mount my new engine lift to the transom.  I was thinking of the plate at the bottom of the pole directly to the fibreglass and then piece of  plywood between fibreglass and backing plate on the inside.  4200 before tightening up.  Would love to hear if you had a better plan?  The end of the mop handle indicates where I plan to install the base.  Lifting a 2 stroke 9.9 so there will be a good 80 lbs on it while operating.   The other end of the lift has a mounting bracket on the stern rail.

Even though the Sherwood 9000K impeller looks identical to my current impeller, it won't go on the shaft? From everything Iíve read, this is the right size for a 2003 era M35B. Has anyone else had this experience?  Do they ever screw up the sizing and put out bad products?

Main Message Board / Re: C34 MKII 1000 Islands Video/Drone shots
« on: March 02, 2019, 09:01:54 AM »

Hey Dale,
My main sail rolls in and out quite nicely so I havenít felt the need to adjust anything.  Iíll keep an eye on it though.   I have a Phantom 4 Pro drone.  I only got it at the end of the sailing season so I look forward to flying it a lot more this season.  Keep in mind that you will want to know about updating your home point and turning off collision avoidance if you fly it from a moving boat! 

Hi Scott,
Love the video, saw the whole thing. Nice family and great vacation_sailing area. I have the same boat, furling main and all. I noticed your main outhaul car was more forward than mine. I adjusted mine back to ease the roll out. I think it helped but have only one season on her.

I'm thinking of a drone as well and noticed how you snatched yours. Nice job!

What drone did you get?


Main Message Board / Re: C34 MKII 1000 Islands Video/Drone shots
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:35:45 PM »
Very nice.  I love the Optimist Dinghy sailing.  Wow, a C34 and a CS34 in the same family.  The CS was high on our list of boats when we ended up buying our Catalina 34 as we had a CS27 previously.  Well built boats ahead of their time.

Yes, the CS34 is a well built boat.  They have a great stand up shower in the head. My MKII feels twice as big in the cockpit and inside though.  And Iím a little faster 😜

Just wanted to see if anyone has installed a Raritan PH Superflush with the larger household bowl in a Mark II?  The price is close to the same as the compact model so I would love a larger seat if the option was there? 


Main Message Board / Re: C34 MKII 1000 Islands Video/Drone shots
« on: February 03, 2019, 04:56:48 AM »
Nice video, any smallmouth bass?

Yes.. small and large. Also a big Muskie fishing area.

Main Message Board / C34 MKII 1000 Islands Video/Drone shots
« on: February 01, 2019, 01:44:09 PM »
I usually cut a yearly video of my summer sailing in 1000 Islands Ontario/NY State and fall in Toronto.  Thought I would share in case some members wanted to see what the area is like.  Note, this is a family video so you will have to sit through the odd shot of some of my family members.  I ended up buying a drone at the end of The season which is why there is limited drone footage.  The other boat is my brotherís CS34


Main Message Board / Re: Spinnaker track
« on: January 22, 2019, 11:03:39 PM »
Do you think itís easier to tap the mast and install the  track with the mast up or down on saw horses?


I installed a 1.25" x 6' track a couple of years ago for my whisker pole.  I don't see the need for 1.5" track.  I purchased the track from Garhauer and had them make me a ring car for it as well.  Very solid work and way less expensive than anyone else.  I went with 6' for a few reasons: 1) I wasn't planning on storing my pole on the mast (if you planning to store it on the mast, it will be much easier to install a much longer track to allow you to slide the mast end of the pole up the mast while affixed to the car and then secure the outboard end to the base of the mast or a chock on deck right in front of the mast); 2) 6' more than covered the range of sails I expected to pole out (you'll want the pole in a horizontal position when in use, so consider how high your various headsail clews are); and 3) I installed it myself when the mast was stepped so I wanted to limit the number of tappings and the height of the work.  Since then, I've decided I do, in fact, want to store the pole on the mast, so I am regretting that I didn't install a longer track originally.  Instead, I flip the usual process and lower the car with the inboard end of the pole attached and then swing the outboard end up to a mast ring I installed up the mast.  The process is cumbersome and even using the topping lift to guide the end, this is tough and not viable in any significant seas.  I don't recommend it, and it is only a stopgap measure for me.  I will change to a longer track when I next pull the stick.  Hope that helps.


Main Message Board / Re: Hot water tank mystery 2003 MKII??
« on: September 24, 2018, 08:26:25 AM »
Thanks everyone!

Main Message Board / Hot water tank mystery 2003 MKII??
« on: September 23, 2018, 11:06:52 AM »
Any plumbing wizards out there that can tell me why my hot water tank starts dumping water out of the indicated hose when I try and charge the water system?  Its a steady stream out of the rear valve/black hose. Any help would be appreciated.  Iím really dumb with this stiff.  Pics attached.

Main Message Board / Re: Companionway Screeching New stocked Available
« on: April 09, 2018, 01:53:23 PM »
Can someone tell me if this fix works on a newer 2003 MKII?   My main issue isn't so much the noise but the fact that my hatch will stick and not want to open if it's cold outside and I have a heater running inside.  Any kind of temperature variable locks down the hatch.   

I put in the T 125 Trojan batteries and the T 105 are the same height.  Thought the T 145 were to tall.  Might check the height of these.

There was plenty of space in my Mk II for the T 145's. They are less than an inch taller than the T 125's.

Main Message Board / Re: Shore Power No Battery Question
« on: April 08, 2017, 09:49:35 AM »
Because they run off the 12 V system, and you removed the batteries!!

 Is your question  "Why isn't my shore charger powering the panel?"?


Yes..  I thought the panel was powered by shore power once hooked up? I know its a dumb question but I just bought the boat and my previous c&c27 was never hooked up to any shore power.

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