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Main Message Board / Re: Installing Raymarine wind instruments
« on: October 25, 2021, 04:30:12 AM »
Hi all, I have reached out to local vendor to install Raymarine i60 Wind Pack, with Short Arm Vane Transducer on my 1988 C34. Vendor asked for 2K to do the install. Does this sound reasonable? asking as a newbie

Hi Medved. I’ve just installed a new Raymarine wind instrument. My riggers charged me about $200 to fit the masthead unit. I did the rest myself even though I’m new to boat ownership.

Running the wiring involves a bit of boat yoga and some patience mousing the cable up through the Edson guard rail. You’ll need a large hole saw and powerful mains powered drill to make the hole for the instrument. None of it is difficult. $2k bucks seems way over the top.

MaineSail has written a good piece about how to drill holes in NavPods. I followed his advice exactly and it worked out just fine.

I had rigger install the wind vane transducer and run the cable through the mast last week for few hundred based on suggestions here, so I don't know how that other vendor got to 2K. I am now trying to figure out how to run the cable to the instruments. Any further details or pictures from your install would be greatly appreciated.

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Main Message Board / Re: Installing Raymarine wind instruments
« on: October 09, 2021, 03:05:46 AM »
@Ron I tried to search for it, but could not find it. Can you post a link?

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Main Message Board / Re: Installing Raymarine wind instruments
« on: October 07, 2021, 02:03:23 AM »
Medved--Last summer I replaced my Datamarine instruments with an i70s wind/depth/speed pack.  It took me a couple of weekends (10-20 hours?) to remove old and install new, including running new wiring.  A rigger charged $200 to install the wind instrument only, mast up (I connected it).  I didn't have an existing wind instrument so he used the VHF coax to bring a messenger line up through the mast conduit and pull the wind cable down.  It took him and a helper an hour or less for the job.  He said it went as smoothly as it could.  My 1990 has a keel stepped mast.

I agree with Noah that there are a lot of variables to the cost, including hourly rate and bid type (hourly estimate or fixed bid).

My apologies for not providing all the info up front, but it is a tall rig with a keel step and no previous wind instrument and the mast is up/boat in the water. What this vendor described to me, is exactly what Kyle did using VHF cable to bring a messenger. I reached out to a rigger to see what they would charge to do this.

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Main Message Board / Installing Raymarine wind instruments
« on: October 06, 2021, 12:16:19 PM »
Hi all, I have reached out to local vendor to install Raymarine i60 Wind Pack, with Short Arm Vane Transducer on my 1988 C34. Vendor asked for 2K to do the install. Does this sound reasonable? asking as a newbie

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Main Message Board / Electric winch for mainsail starboard side
« on: August 27, 2021, 06:20:18 AM »
Hi All, I have searched Tech Wiki and the overall site, but could not find any articles or threads on replacing starboard side manual winch with an electric one. Has anyone done it? Any feedback on the best way to install?

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Main Message Board / Re: cracks in the keel
« on: June 21, 2021, 11:53:33 AM »
Met with the boat yard today and all are correct that this is the “smile” issue and they told me it is not a big deal and just a “maintenance” item every few years. They said I will be back in the water by next week :)

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Main Message Board / Re: cracks in the keel
« on: June 20, 2021, 10:26:59 AM »
This issues shown in the pictures appear to be easily repairable. Do a search for “Catalina Smile”. The minor separation you see at the keel is common on our boat and not a cause for alarm.
I think the crack near your prop strut is also covered on this site. Do some searching and I’m certain you’ll find helpful information.

thank you Dave. What about the back of the keel? it looks pretty bad from my perspective

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Main Message Board / cracks in the keel
« on: June 20, 2021, 07:06:38 AM »
Hi all, finally got the bottom blasted and it revealed a number of cracks in the keel and one crack in the hull above prop. As a newbie to sailboats I need some advice as to what to do. Is it reparable? Can the whole thing be replaced? 1988 C34 wing keel. Photos are here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ztwfap48tNRYNu5t9

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Main Message Board / Re: Newbie question - 3 blade Prop
« on: May 24, 2021, 08:26:36 AM »
Medved,
Not sure where you are located, but I bought my Flexofold a number of years ago from their Marblehead Ma dealer. That is their US base, or was. Not sure if it is still active. Look up “Flexofold Marblehead” for contact info.
Regards,
Ed

Found a contact on cruiser forum Hensen Marine. Placed an order today, should get it after Memorial Day.

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Main Message Board / Re: Newbie question - 3 blade Prop
« on: May 21, 2021, 03:01:47 AM »
I have a Flexofold as pictured. Jim has Max Prop.

Sorry, mixed them up. Noah, any advice on where to buy flexofold these days? I did some googling and did not see much.

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Main Message Board / Re: Newbie question - 3 blade Prop
« on: May 20, 2021, 04:36:52 PM »
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Curious what the group is using for both fixed and folding as far as brand, size, pitch, size of the blade

I have a 3 blade Maxiprop.  Never had a problem with blades engaging or feathering, it's been trouble free 15 seasons.  Motors at near hull speed.  I think of it as the best sail change I've made.  Disadvantage $$
Jim

Is this the one you have? I am assuming 15 diameter and 10 pitch? https://flexofold.com/folding-propellers/5-shaft-propellers/17-3-blade-shaft-folding-propeller/

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Main Message Board / Re: Newbie question - 3 blade Prop
« on: May 20, 2021, 04:34:44 PM »
April 2015  Haulout 6 (I'm up to 8 now).

What brand of prop is it? Again, newbie here :)

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Main Message Board / Newbie question - 3 blade Prop
« on: May 20, 2021, 12:35:26 PM »
Looking to replace original 2 blade prop on the new to me 1988 C34 M25X diesel. So far the reading I have done here points to 15 - 10 prop. I am leaning towards a fixed blade prop as I heard/read issues with folding props not engaging when put in reverse. Curious what the group is using for both fixed and folding as far as brand, size, pitch, size of the blade (sailor thinner or regular larger blade).

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Main Message Board / winch on the mast
« on: April 01, 2021, 06:46:07 AM »
Another newbie question. I am working with a local rigger to change my setup for a short handed sailing. He recommended to move both spinnaker and headsail halyards to the boom to free up port side for other needs, such as vang, reefing, etc. I was thinking if it could make sense to move my non self-tailing winch to the mast and install a self-tailer to port. Has anyone done this? Good idea? Bad idea?

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Main Message Board / Re: "Ultimate" rigging and sails for TR/WK
« on: February 17, 2021, 04:55:47 AM »
Thank you WTunnessen for the tips. I sent you a PM not sure if you got it.

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