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Messages - Dave DeAre

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Main Message Board / Re: WOT too low. Speed down significantly
« on: August 10, 2020, 06:21:45 AM »
My 2002 MK 2 also would not run over 2,000 rpm. Replaced the electric lift pump and has been fine for 5 years. Check the pump.

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Main Message Board / Re: Transmission failure
« on: July 01, 2020, 12:05:26 PM »
I replaced the transmission on my 2002. Yes, the aft cabin must be empty, the "box" can be easily removed with 4 or 6 screws. Coupling disconnected and the shaft pushed back for clearance. Linkage disconnected and then the transmission bolts are accessed with a socket wrench and extension. Job is easy, unless any fasteners are corroded or frozen. It probably took me 4 hours total to do the job. Replace the damper at the same time.

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Main Message Board / Re: Universal M35B steam at 2500 rpm
« on: October 03, 2019, 04:48:15 AM »
Derek, three of your four points are good, but the M-35 will run all day at 2500-2800 at 160. Check for impeller remnants.

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Main Message Board / Re: Does anyone know what this is?
« on: August 24, 2019, 05:14:02 AM »
If you have a Charleston Spar roller furling main, it may be the remains of a vertical cotter pin from the gooseneck. If so, the boom will be loose on the gooseneck. This pin is not obvious when it is missing and boom could separate from gooseneck. This happened on my boat, several years ago. If you can, check out a sister ship, missing pin on yours should be obvious.

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Main Message Board / Re: Changing the furling mainsail downhaul line
« on: January 28, 2018, 06:25:19 AM »
I changed mine several years ago. Used an impact driver. Worked for me.

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Main Message Board / Re: Groco HF China Bowl Replacement
« on: September 02, 2017, 05:10:18 AM »
I just installed the Raritan Superflush in my MK-11, really works well, amazing difference. Shop around, got mine from Amazon.

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Main Message Board / Re: Raritan PH Superflush Head
« on: July 26, 2017, 04:35:37 AM »
My installation has the vented loop, from the pump to the bowl, exactly as originally installed by Catalina. The hoses are inside the head wall, accessed by the toilet paper door. This is the original set up for the updated MKll.

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Main Message Board / Re: Raritan PH Superflush Head
« on: July 25, 2017, 04:01:19 PM »
I just listed a Headmate 1460 rebuild kit in the C34 for sale forum.

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Main Message Board / Raritan PH Superflush Head
« on: July 25, 2017, 03:58:38 PM »
I just replaced a Headmate 1460 with a Raritan Superflush head in my 2002 MKll. Installation was not difficult, but some alterations had to be made, including: None of the mounting holes lined up so I had to drill 4 new holes, the Raritan covered the original holes completely and there was solid plywood where I had to drill. Only the waste hose was long enough to reuse, so I needed 12 ft. of new water hose to complete.

Seems to work very well, a little larger that the Headmate 1460, but the Raritan fits comfortably in the space.

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I have sailed my 2002 with in mast furling for the past 10 years. No jamming, no winches needed. First year with the original Catalina sail was not good. Sail was baggy and boat would not point well. Had a new Doyle vertical batten sail made. Works perfectly, no problems.
I had the chance to buy a C-28 to keep in Florida, but passed because it was not in mast furling. Others may disagree, but I would not have a boat for cruising the was not in mast.

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Main Message Board / Re: Standare C-34mkII salon table
« on: February 08, 2016, 04:32:47 AM »
Yes, I would like to see the photos of the completed table project.

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Main Message Board / Re: Replacing Hurth HBW 50 with Twin Disc TMC 40?
« on: December 02, 2015, 06:29:56 AM »
Chris, Yes, my ZF is still available. I just sent you a PM with history.
Dave

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Main Message Board / Re: Recommendation for new Napa electric fuel lift pump
« on: September 01, 2015, 05:30:04 AM »
When the lift pump failed on my 2002 34 MK II, the engine would not run, the tank was full. Replaced the pump and it started right up.

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Main Message Board / Re: Replacing Hurth HBW 50 with Twin Disc TMC 40?
« on: August 10, 2015, 06:34:38 AM »
Rob, I have a good used ZF-10 that I would be willing to sell to a forum member. I just sent you a PM
Dave DeAre

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Main Message Board / Re: Catalina 34 Tall Rig vs MK-II`
« on: July 28, 2015, 08:52:48 AM »
I have a tall rig 2002 MK2 with a roller furling mast. My understanding is that all MK2's with a roller furling mast were tall rigs. This info came from Doyle Sails who built a vertical batten main to replace the sad Catalina original sail.

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