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Messages - Vic Suben

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Main Message Board / Re: Raw water leak behind raw water pump
« on: May 11, 2019, 04:03:37 PM »
here is a picture of the corroded nut and stud I hope the picture shows up.  It did not appear in the preview.

Vic

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Main Message Board / Re: Raw water leak behind raw water pump
« on: May 10, 2019, 12:45:46 PM »
Here is a picture of the corroded nut and stud.

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Main Message Board / Re: Raw water leak behind raw water pump
« on: May 08, 2019, 05:16:02 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions. I replaced the pump assembly 7 or 8 years ago.  Next time I'm at the boat, I'll take some pictures of the situation and post them here.

Vic

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Main Message Board / Raw water leak behind raw water pump
« on: May 07, 2019, 06:24:08 AM »
After running the M25XP engine after the winter layup, I noticed a slight water leak coming from the area where the raw water pump assembly mounts to the engine block.  When I looked closer, and stuck my hand in the area, one of the nuts securing the pump to the block disintegrated in my hand.  Also, it looks as though the threads on the stud are  corroded.  I'm looking for a material that could be used as a temporary repair until the mechanic can come out and do the repair properly.  Thanks for your suggestions.

Vic

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Main Message Board / Re: Lewmar 30 self tailing winch
« on: May 07, 2019, 06:15:13 AM »
Thanks for all the replies.  Pulling the spindle up worked.  The tab on each collet slid into the slot and all the holes lined up.

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Main Message Board / Lewmar 30 self tailing winch
« on: May 04, 2019, 01:23:19 PM »
Surprise is a 1987 Catalina 34, hull no. 453.  I started to disassemble the Lewmar 30 self tailing winch to lubricate it to stop the occasional squeal when the winch was under load.  When I checked the Lewmar website to find out about lubricants I found that the pictures and descriptions are different from the winch I have.  On my winch, there is a top plate  secured by four screws.  The screws go through the top plate, and the stripper before entering the threaded holes in the winch body.  When I tried to put the winch back together I was unable to get the holes in the brass plate to line up with the threaded holes in the winch body.  I would like any suggestions on ways to get the holes to line up. (Photo attached)
Thanks,

Vic

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Main Message Board / pock marked gel coat
« on: October 19, 2018, 01:25:31 PM »
I wonder if anyone has seen localized pock marks in the gel coat.  In Surprise, the pock marks are in the water line strip and also just above the stripe.  This is only on the port side.  Any suggestions as to the probable cause and a cure are welcome. :clap

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Main Message Board / Roller Furler
« on: July 08, 2018, 05:42:52 AM »
Surprise is 1987 Mark I boat with a standard rig and a Furlex roller furler.  Last year I bought a used jib (~116) in good condition.  I used the jib in the last half of the season last year, and although the sail's luff is not as long as the 155 I had been using, I had no problem furling and unfurling it.  This year is a different story.  I've had problems furling and unfurling the sail.  When I observed that the halyard was wrapping around the headstay, I added a pennant at the tack to get the sail's head closer to the fitting just below the sheave.  This set up worked once.  Now the furler jams when I try to roll up the sail.  I am looking for suggestions as to how to solve this problem.

Thanks,

Vic

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Main Message Board / window frames at opening ports
« on: June 19, 2017, 12:35:19 PM »
 :clap

Surprise is a 1987 Catalina 34.  The plastic frames at some of the opening ports in the main cabin and v-berth keep coming off.  Although i replaced the velcro, the frames still come off.  I am trying to find out if there is another way to secure the frames.

Thanks,

Vic

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Main Message Board / Re: Propeller Shaft
« on: August 29, 2015, 04:37:26 AM »
Several years ago I made a tool to remove and install the cutless bearing.  I use the same tool to remove the prop.  I wonder if I could use the same tool to press the shaft out of the coupling.

Vic


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Main Message Board / Re: Propeller Shaft
« on: August 17, 2015, 10:22:30 AM »
Cutting the shaft won't help:  In order to  get the correct length shaft from Catalina Direct, I need to get the exact length of the existing shaft.

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Main Message Board / Propeller Shaft
« on: August 17, 2015, 04:51:35 AM »
 :abd: When Surprise is hauled for winter storage, I will need to replace the prop shaft. I am planning to start by loosening the set screws holding the shaft in the coupling and then  the stuffing box gland nut.  The next step would be to get the cutless bearing out of the skeg. By tapping the propeller's hub I am hoping to get the shaft out of the coupling.  Finally, I would remove the prop and the cutless bearing and pull the shaft completely out of the boat. If you have pulled the prop shaft, please let me know if my planned procedure will work.

Thanks,

Vic

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Main Message Board / Re: Holding Tank Plumbing
« on: May 18, 2015, 03:33:41 PM »
Thanks,

Here's a picture.

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Main Message Board / Holding Tank Plumbing
« on: May 18, 2015, 11:07:01 AM »
 :cry4`I was about to start replalcing the hose leading from the holding tank to the "Y" valve, the hose  from the "Y" valve to the through-hull fitting and also to the deck fitting.  Although I had seen the plumbing many times during the years I have owned Surprise, I never really LOOKED at it until I was ready to start this project.  I found the plumbing arrangement in Surprise is counter-intuitive.  The head discharge goes into the bottom of the tank.  A hose from a point near the top of the tank goes to the "Y" valve, and from the valve other hoses connect to the macerator, the through hull and the deck pump out fitting.

I am curious to know if anyone else has seen this sort of arrangement in their boat.  Please let me know.

Vic

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Main Message Board / Re: Holding Tank
« on: April 16, 2015, 01:44:50 PM »
Thanks for the replies,

Using a wet/dry vac sounds interesting, but they are fairly expensive.  Would I have to throw the vac away when I'm done with this task?

Vic

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