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Messages - Jeff Kaplan

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Main Message Board / Re: Sole trim
« on: July 06, 2021, 02:28:40 PM »
Eric, my sole looks just like picture Noah sent in. I think the PO did some trimming.

Main Message Board / Re: Sole trim
« on: July 06, 2021, 11:59:56 AM »

 Did you replace the sole, or part of it?  It does look like the sole under the table and the other section was trimmed a little too narrow so it created spaces that can collect dirt and stuff.


Main Message Board / Re: Keel to hull joint
« on: May 01, 2021, 06:38:40 AM »
My '86 has the same crack every year, the Catalina smile. Sometimes the crack is straighter, sometimes it looks like yours.  Each spring, I sand down both sides, usually take a philips screwdriver and open up the area slightly and fill with a 2 part water tite filler. I never get a leak into the bildge, nor does the smile get any longer or wider, just a yearly maintance issue.  I had a C27 years ago and it had the same issue. Good luck.

Main Message Board / Re: plexiglass in the ice box
« on: April 26, 2021, 05:16:12 PM »

I have an '86 #219. There are just 3 plexiglas panels that go in the ice box.  I just cleaned mine last Saturday. Largest piece on bottom, 2 on top. Bottom piece slides up and on frame.

Main Message Board / Re: We lost Guido at Garhauer...
« on: January 13, 2021, 02:42:41 PM »
Wow, thats really sad news, this f'n disease has ruined everything. When I bought Sedona Sunset, 1986,  17 years ago, I worked with Guido to upgrade all turning blocks,main sheet block set up, clutches, new traveler, boom vang blocks, bow spring rollers, he went out of his way to help me.  He was the guru for the older boats, also knew everything  for the newer ones. RIP Guido.

Main Message Board / Re: New Halyard advice
« on: December 04, 2020, 09:44:01 AM »

I replaced old halyards with 7/16" lines. The specs show 3/8", but I like the feel and strength of the 7/16" lines. Don't know where your from, but I got my lines from a company, R&W rope in New Bedford,Ma. Excellent customer service, quality rope and good prices. AS far as the winch covers, Defender or WM.

Main Message Board / Re: fuel pump specs
« on: November 19, 2020, 01:17:00 PM »
Thank you Stu, that is great info, muchly appreciated.

Main Message Board / Re: fuel pump
« on: November 18, 2020, 04:23:58 PM »
Thank you, Ron

Main Message Board / Re: fuel pump
« on: November 18, 2020, 02:10:22 PM »
Stu, I spoke to Paul at Facet the other day hoping there would be an application chart, but not. I mentioned that I wont be to the boat till spring and once on, I'll get the info off the pump and he will tell  me the correct one to use. I will then check on Amazon. Looks like it depends on PSI and flow rate. Happy holidays to all.

Main Message Board / Re: fuel pump
« on: November 16, 2020, 05:03:07 PM »
Thanks to all.  The boat is buttoned up for the winter and I am recovering from knee replacement surgery, so this will wait till spring.  Before removing, I'll check to see if I can feel any vibrations from the pump, if not, off to NAPA I will go.

Main Message Board / fuel pump specs
« on: November 16, 2020, 09:32:06 AM »
Towards the end of sailing season, I no longer heard the clicking sound that the fuel pump makes, which makes me believe that it has or will shortly, fail. In my 16 years of owner ship, I have not changed the pump. I read that a Facet pump was original, but I've seen a NAPA replacement mentioned. Looking for the replacement pump #  for the M25 engine. Thanks....Jeff

Main Message Board / Re: traveller control lines replacement
« on: November 13, 2020, 11:00:36 AM »
Since owning Sedona Sunset,1986,  for 16 seasons now, I have replaced the traveler, boom blocks, all clutches, new blocks for rope vang, deck blocks, from Garhauer., the only item I have not replaced is to a rigid vang, I'm saving that for the next guy.  At the time, all suggested building a relationship Guido as he knows all about the older boats with great knowledge of the up grades. I'll agree with Stu, that by know, all employees at Garhauer all all quite proficient in their knowledge of the Catalina boats, but, I will maintain, that owners of the original C34's MK1's, if an upgrade is needed, ask for Guido, he's the guru.

Main Message Board / Re: traveller control lines replacement
« on: November 13, 2020, 08:13:28 AM »
wingman,  several years ago I bought a new 6:1 traveler from Garhauer, which came with 5/16" rope. I had it set up to lead rope to each side, much easier for crew to man each side. If you want, go to 3/8" line, but as all have stated, 7/16" is too big. The new traveler made a huge improvement in ease of use. I sent to old bar to Guido to use a template so all configured correctly. FWIW....Jeff

Main Message Board / Re: drawing of the floorboards for a 1986
« on: October 29, 2020, 09:35:26 AM »

on the top side, I finished with 3 coats of varnish and 5 coats of poly. Still looks new after 14 years.

Main Message Board / Re: drawing of the floorboards for a 1986
« on: October 29, 2020, 08:56:45 AM »

When I had the new sole made for my 1986 C34, I had the teak/holly ply, 2 4X8, sheets sent to a lumber yard and I brought the old pieces to the yard for the master millwright to use as the template, so all lines match up. There is a multi step procedure to finish the wood, most important to seal bottom and sides, then top. If you need any advice, contact me.  Good luck.

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