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Main Message Board / Groco HF not bringing water into the bowl
« on: May 05, 2021, 09:47:45 AM »
Hi guys, I just took possession of my first boat - 1987 C34. I am totally new at this and within the first couple of hours I have my first project: the Groco HF toilet flushes ok if I pour water into the bowl and pump it (dry flush setting), but in wet flush, pumping does not bring water into the bowl.

What could be some root causes? Would the replacement kits fix this issue?

Thank you!

Main Message Board / Heavy steering?
« on: March 08, 2021, 12:32:57 PM »
I am close to buying a 1987 catalina 34 and the only issue with it from the survey is heavy steering, from stop to stop. The boat is on the hard abd th surveyor didn't give me any clues as to what that could be.

I visited the boat today with the seller and we tried to troubleshoot. For the seller it's not heavy because it's been this way since he bought it 3 years ago. But indeed it's a bit heavy, and it feels there is some friction somewhere.

We removed the compass and the chain looks ok, lubricated. We looked at the sheaves and cable from the aft berth and they look good.

We then saw a fiberglass tube coming down from the emergency tiller head down to the quadrant and it looks like that tube is touching the quadrant. What is that tube? Should it be touching it? If it should be away from the quadrant how do I fix it?


Catalina 34s for Sale / Wanted C34 - Lake Michigan
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:04:10 PM »
I have seen the ones advertised at but thought about posting here to see if there is any one in my area - near Chicago, but anywhere around Lake Michigan, thinking about selling.


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