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Main Message Board / Circulating Water Pump (anti-freeze)
« on: July 13, 2019, 10:07:57 AM »

I am looking to replace my circulating water pump... I have the Universal M25 engine which Catalina used for one year before going to the XP engine.  Stu Jackson gave me the source of Depco Pumps which I used for my water pump last year... will call them on Monday.  Any further ideas?

Mark Cassidy

Main Message Board / macerator pump
« on: September 22, 2018, 01:13:27 AM »
My macerator is blowing fuses... it is not the original ... I put in a new one about 10 years back... it is a Jabsco 18590-1000.  I see a kit for servicing that model but they say 2015 or later... mine older than that ... I see a lot of service kits for the 1000..  Most if not all of 18590 series are 2092.  Prices are all over the map.

Suggestions?  Help!


Main Message Board / Starter
« on: September 09, 2018, 04:21:29 AM »
Long story short, last day of cruise engine would not start... checked wires, fuse... finally rapped on starter and she fired up.  Took out starter, what a bear that was, friend says to take to local shop and have them go over brushes, celluloid and armature.... anything else?

Main Message Board / Oberdorfer Impeller kit
« on: June 18, 2018, 12:25:57 PM »
Is there a specific part number for the Oberdorfer impeller kit for the M25 Universal engine.... I think I have a spare but would like a back up.


Main Message Board / Maintenance list
« on: May 03, 2018, 08:52:48 AM »
Some time back I tried to download a suggested maintenance list from the 380 Ass., couldn't do it.... any suggestions.  I have the manual but supposedly that was a good source.


Main Message Board / Head replacement
« on: May 04, 2016, 10:41:53 AM »
I am in need of replacing my head... I read the posts from a couple years back of Stu's and company with pics etc.... seems the Raritan PH11 has been replaced with a new model... any suggestions?


Main Message Board / Vetus dorade cowl vent
« on: December 03, 2015, 10:51:41 AM »
I am looking to replace my dorade... I know some like the stainless but they are not to forgiving when a jib sheet fouls or crew takes a dive...

I see four models but none seem to measure what mine is... I get a six inch diameter on the fastening ring and app. 9" height....


Main Message Board / Fuel filter
« on: September 23, 2015, 06:51:09 AM »
I am looking to replace the "bulb" on my Dahl model 60 fuel filter.... it appears this model is no longer available any thoughts on a replacement... I also used cartridge 64 ...


Main Message Board / oil change
« on: September 14, 2015, 04:41:36 PM »
I have always used 30 weight oil for my M25 diesel.... I seem to recall some suggestions for something new... I would welcome suggestions.  Going to do the pre haul maintenance in a couple weeks.


Catalina 34s Parts & Pieces For Sale or Wanted / 150 Genoa For Sale
« on: August 08, 2015, 05:54:38 AM »
I have a Dacron 150 genoa tall rig for sale.  Used four seasons, very good shape.  $600.00


Main Message Board / Cetol
« on: June 05, 2015, 05:02:27 AM »
I have been working on my brightwork... three coats of cetol light put on followed by two coats of clear... Everything was fine after the first coat of clear.  After the second coat of clear I went to the boat the next day and some of the "flat" surfaces were a bit "milky" and I could detect some tiny bubbles... I am thinking the finish was still tacky when a heavy dew settled on the surfaces.  Also we are under a lot of trees and the pollen is a bit brutal this season... Any suggestions?


Main Message Board / Furler failure
« on: May 26, 2014, 05:22:50 AM »
Thought I would share a little anecdote with the forum.  I left my mast up for the first time over the Winter since purchasing the boat in 2001. After launching last Tuesday we were going to put the boom and sails on this past Saturday. When my wife was attempting to run the furling line back to the cockpit it would pull out about 8 feet then run back into the drum.... after several puzzled tugs we concluded something was binding on the head stay.

After much discussion on Saturday.... I took the boat over to the Club yesterday morning... a friend of mine climbed on-board and started taking the drum off and the assorted fittings at the bottom... with the comment, "lets start here...." Another  had said.... " I think it's at the bottom."  (where it was binding) this comment was one of many opines as to "kink sightings, top, middle or bottom culprits etc. etc..... " boat yard blather.

After taking off the drum and the other assorted black fittings and exposing the innards the swage fitting had become completely unthreaded.... the only thing keeping the thing attached to the bow was the plastic fittings. Luckily I am keel stepped.  Apparently no lock tight had been used when first assembled app 14 years ago.  The last couple of threads had been pulled off but they were able to get it back together ... with lock tight applied.  The only thing we had done differently from previous seasons was leave the mast up .... all that did was cloud the issue.

I had visions of mast pulling and very $$$$ rigger charges etc. etc.  A couple buddies saved my bacon!!  Needless to say lunch a beers at the Club were on me!  I'm off to the races this morning.


Diameter:  40", 5 spoke, Stainless Steel, flat wheel, Tapered 1" shaft
Cover Material:  Navy Blue leather
Originally designed for "Catalina Yachts" as an OEM Wheel
New in box, did not fit our boat
List Price:  $951.00  SELL FOR:  $350 or BO plus shipping
Email: or Call 716-778-9028
Mark Cassidy

Main Message Board / exhaust flap assembly
« on: July 12, 2013, 05:05:03 AM »
Has anyone installed or heard about this item from Catalina Direct?

The exhaust flap assembly allows you to easily verify that your engine is protected.  

I tried to copy the picture but no go....

Main Message Board / mast collar blocks
« on: June 12, 2013, 08:09:13 AM »
Has anyone replaced the blocks at the base of the mast?  The ones the halyards go through before the organizer and back to the cockpit.  I looked garhauer but sizes did not seem to match up to what I have


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