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Main Message Board / Installing Raymarine wind instruments
« on: October 06, 2021, 12:16:19 PM »
Hi all, I have reached out to local vendor to install Raymarine i60 Wind Pack, with Short Arm Vane Transducer on my 1988 C34. Vendor asked for 2K to do the install. Does this sound reasonable? asking as a newbie

Main Message Board / Electric winch for mainsail starboard side
« on: August 27, 2021, 06:20:18 AM »
Hi All, I have searched Tech Wiki and the overall site, but could not find any articles or threads on replacing starboard side manual winch with an electric one. Has anyone done it? Any feedback on the best way to install?

Main Message Board / cracks in the keel
« on: June 20, 2021, 07:06:38 AM »
Hi all, finally got the bottom blasted and it revealed a number of cracks in the keel and one crack in the hull above prop. As a newbie to sailboats I need some advice as to what to do. Is it reparable? Can the whole thing be replaced? 1988 C34 wing keel. Photos are here:

Main Message Board / Newbie question - 3 blade Prop
« on: May 20, 2021, 12:35:26 PM »
Looking to replace original 2 blade prop on the new to me 1988 C34 M25X diesel. So far the reading I have done here points to 15 - 10 prop. I am leaning towards a fixed blade prop as I heard/read issues with folding props not engaging when put in reverse. Curious what the group is using for both fixed and folding as far as brand, size, pitch, size of the blade (sailor thinner or regular larger blade).

Main Message Board / winch on the mast
« on: April 01, 2021, 06:46:07 AM »
Another newbie question. I am working with a local rigger to change my setup for a short handed sailing. He recommended to move both spinnaker and headsail halyards to the boom to free up port side for other needs, such as vang, reefing, etc. I was thinking if it could make sense to move my non self-tailing winch to the mast and install a self-tailer to port. Has anyone done this? Good idea? Bad idea?

Main Message Board / "Ultimate" rigging and sails for TR/WK
« on: February 03, 2021, 01:17:57 PM »
As a newby to both sailing and specifically C34s I am looking for the wisdom of the community. I have purchased a 1988 C34 tall rig with the wing keel, and while the boat is an overall good condition it needs new standing and running rigging, as well as, new sails. If you had the opportunity to refit your boat, what would be the "ultimate" setup? One of the biggest problems I am trying to figure out is ability to reef from the cockpit. I am planning to single hand this boat primarily on the Chesapeake, but also want to set it up so I can take it coastal cruising. Looking through technical notes and reading posts here I am getting a bit overwhelmed. I am about to make a significant investment and planning to keep this boat for 5-8 years, so would like to get it "right" without having the practical knowledge. My experience with sailing is ASA 101-104, sailing on a sail only 24 foot boat with hank on sails, Bene 41 with everything furling and autopilot, and Seawind 1190 catamaran for a week last May.

Main Message Board / Lightwind sails/setup for Chesapeake
« on: January 08, 2021, 08:03:35 AM »
Just purchased 1988 Catalina C34 Tall Rig with Wing keel. Looking for advice for light wind sails and setup for the Chesapeake. Should I invest in a bow sprit, mast modification to run furling Code 0 for example or just get 135-140% Genoa?

Main Message Board / C34 Windlass and AC installer on Chesapeake
« on: January 07, 2021, 12:27:02 PM »
Hi all, I just purchased a 1988 C34 and have few projects that I want to do on the boat, one of them being windlass and another AC. Anyone can recommend an installer/yard on the Chesapeake?

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