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I have a brand new, never installed, transom seat.
Should fit any Mkii.

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Main Message Board / LINKLITE "GOTCHA" SYNDROME
« on: May 28, 2012, 11:39:19 AM »
Stu, I appreciated the extensive comments covering the above condition. I will reset the default parameters on my recently installed Linklite asap. I have 4 Trojans total 450 amps, one deep cycle starting battery, magnum 2000 charger/inverter with magnum remote control.

I have noticed a recent condition whereby the monitor is flashing "synchronization". I do a manual synchro and the message disappears only to reappear a few minutes later. It seems this has started since I turned on both my Nova Kool fridge and my stand alone Nova Kool freezer while being plugged into shore power.

Can I safely assume this is due to the "gotcha" phenomenon and will disappear once I reset the 15V and 1% parameters?

Thanks

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Main Message Board / CATALINA 355 PROS CONS ISSUES
« on: August 10, 2011, 06:43:29 AM »
Trust some 355 owners are on this site. We are considering a 355 as a replacement for our 2004 MKII which we sold last year.
The 355 has lots of sizzle and adressed many issues we found lacking but certainly correctable in the 34. We lament selling our 34 but as they said in the Godfather, we received an offer we couldn't refuse. In retrospect, it was a wise decision given todays used boat prices.

Tell me what you like, dislike and improvements made. Any warranty issues or gremlins?

Much appreciated.

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Main Message Board / WALLAS DIESEL HEATERS
« on: August 07, 2011, 03:44:36 PM »
What has been your experience with these Finnish heaters if you have installed them in your boat.
Thanks

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Main Message Board / USED 34 WITH LOW ENGINE HOURS - A GOOD THING?
« on: May 27, 2010, 05:33:04 AM »
A buddy is looking at used sailboats in the 32 to 34 range. There is a 2005 C34 with 15 hours on the market. The boat has not been used and I feel this is worse than being used too much. If it is not used then it is not well maintained. What problems can be lurking within the beast? I would want to see service records detailing oil changes, zinc replacements (HX and prop shaft) et cetera. Comments?

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Main Message Board / STORING EXTRA 10LB PROPANE TANK ON A MKII
« on: June 08, 2009, 06:48:16 AM »
Any suggestions where the extra tank can be placed and secured?
Thanks

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Main Message Board / Engine Alarm, Intermittent Buzzing
« on: April 06, 2009, 07:59:48 AM »
We have a 2004 #1678 with a M35B. We took out the boat yesterday for a couple of hours of motoring to calibrate new radar. On the way back I started to hear a very intermittent low volume buzzing sound from the alarm when at cruising speed, about 2600 rpm. The water temp and oil were fine. Engine ran great. Back at the dock I shut the motor down and got a good tone from the alarm before restarting and stopping. Seems everything is OK other than this new irritant. Has this happened to anyone else? Any suggestions?

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Main Message Board / Microwave
« on: March 04, 2009, 03:17:33 PM »
Need advise on where to get a microwave no larger than 16 inches wide.  Also advise on where to install or place microwave on a 2004 34.

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Main Message Board / BENETEAU 34 VANCOUVER BOAT SHOW
« on: February 07, 2009, 04:44:50 PM »
This boat without a heater and dodger was on special for US$165,000. Add another 25% for Canadian funds and another 12% in taxes.  I saw this boat on February 4. Went back yesterday with the Admiral and one of the hinges for the cabinet door under the head sink was already broken. They are using bronze thru hulls rather than Marlon and when you lift the engine compartment cover, the first thing you have to hurdle to get at the engine is two batteries without any type of cover. I can just see dropping a wrench and watching the sparks fly. And a cast iron keel?
Style but no substance.
Like Charlie Chan said.."Your Beneteau like dead fish...cannot stand test of time!
The dealer is dual Beneteau and Catalina. The fact that no new Catalinas were in the show indicates they are more motivated to sell the Beneteaus.
 

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Main Message Board / INSTALLING RADAR TOWER ON 2004 MK II
« on: December 22, 2008, 03:34:26 PM »
Has anyone completed this project on their boat? Your thoughts and sugestions would be appreciated. I am loooking to do a Raymarine C SERIES with a  18" radome. I do not want the radome on the mast or attached to the backstay. I understand Garhauer makes these towers. Any installation tips would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Main Message Board / Edson Pedestal Brake Problem
« on: November 14, 2008, 05:29:34 PM »
Our boat is a 2004. While greasing the chain yesterday, I decided to check as to why our brake has never functioned well. Outside snap ring was in place, both hex screws were tight as were all screws in the housing and there was no grease on the brake material. With the knurled nob tightened, the wheel still turns easily. It seems as if the rod that goes through to the brake is about an 1/8" to short to fully push against the braking mechanism. If I place a screwdriver tip between the brake and the housing then it works fine when tightened.
Anybody with similar experiences. Your comments would be appreciated.
Thanks


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Main Message Board / Carbon Monoxide Monitor
« on: November 14, 2008, 05:17:08 PM »
We have a 2004 MKII #1678. Any comments would be appreciated as to your installation of same. Please advise make and model of monitor , where positioned in the boat and any installation tips.
Thanks

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Main Message Board / SUMMER BOATING MENUS
« on: April 13, 2008, 02:25:48 PM »
FOOD, A TOPIC CLOSE TO MY HEART!
Anyone want to share favorite breakfast, lunch or dinner suggestions?
We are heading up to Desolation Sound and the Broughtons for 6 weeks or more in late May. Buddy boat will be a Catalina 42. We will be doing galley duty every second day.
We hope to subsist on a diet of prawns, crab and salmon once we are there but are open to hot favorites.
Thanks

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Main Message Board / WATER TEMPERATURE SENDER ON M35B
« on: April 13, 2008, 12:40:02 PM »
The threaded portion of this unit on which the wire is secured is spinning within the complete unit. Discovered this when I went to tighten it. Engine temp readings have been fine.
Is this normal or should the complete unit be replaced?

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Main Message Board / WALMART MARINE PRODUCTS
« on: April 07, 2008, 05:09:22 PM »
FYI, our local Walmart carries the Starbrite Non Skid Deck Cleaner for $5.97, the Instant Hull Cleaner for $9.46, the Marine Polish for $8.97 and the Boat Wash for $3.97

The West Marine prices for the same products are $13.99, $19.99, $17.99 and $8.59 respectively!

In the fall, when they clear out their summer products, these items are in the $3 to $4 range.

Caveat Emptor!

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