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Main Message Board / Re: Winterization anit-freeze for two winters
« on: December 13, 2019, 04:55:24 PM »
Thanks Robert for the post.  4 years is quite a long time for things to be idle.  When I winterize, I don't cut corners and use much more pink AF than most people I've seen.  Every spring, things start up well.  Hoping this coming spring is no different!

Main Message Board / Re: C34MkII fuel tank maintenance
« on: December 10, 2019, 03:51:45 AM »
Ha!!  Noah, you're right  :D

Main Message Board / Re: C34MkII fuel tank maintenance
« on: December 08, 2019, 11:33:14 AM »
I know what you mean, Jim, about the lawyer designed spouts.  They think they are helping by making them safe, but people are more prone to be spilling gas.  Wonder how many people blow themselves up by igniting spilled fuel!!  I have pre-regulation gas cans with normal spouts.  I hope they last forever.

Interesting about the website about the siphon pump.  It shows siphoning out of a car.  I remember during Hurricane Sandy, gas was just about impossible to get (no electricity, no way for stations to pump gas).  I had to fill the tank on a generator for my house so I tried to siphon some gas out of my car.  I couldn't.  I later found out that cars have an anti-siphon design, so nobody can steal gas out of a car. 

Main Message Board / Re: Garhauer Rope Clutch Spring
« on: November 30, 2019, 09:45:31 AM »
Hi Graham
You might try to call Garhauer and see what they say.  They may ask you to send it back.  For the price of shipping it (should fit in a small USPS box at around $5-$6), they may upgrade it for a small fee.  Worth asking....

Main Message Board / Re: Winterization anit-freeze for two winters
« on: November 17, 2019, 02:53:11 PM »
Thanks for the tips...  the transmission is overfilled.  I do it every fall, so that's set.  I plan on changing the impeller in the spring, but good tip about difficulty getting out.  My guess is the rubber could get stuck in the housing.  I guess I'll see.  The batteries are topped off.  I was there two weeks ago to give the boat an overall check and had the charger plugged in.  I have a custom canvas winter cover which does not trap in moisture like a plastic shrink wrap could.  Also, I've kept up with keeping the damp rid moisture absorbers changed throughout the summer and I also used tea tree oil.  I freshened both those a couple weeks ago.  Never get water in the bilge, deck stepped mast.  Just in case, I pour a few cups of pink antifreeze in the bilge.

Main Message Board / Winterization anit-freeze for two winters
« on: November 15, 2019, 12:36:33 PM »
Hi everyone,
This past season we didn't put Sea Life in the water.  With other plans over the summer, we decided to take a hiatus.  Everything was winterized for last winter and over the summer, we did not do or change anything to the systems.  I'm thinking since everything has been untouched, we can go through another winter.  Any thoughts if I'm missing something?

The chatter I hear (it is quite loud and sounds horrible, like someone flailing maracas), has been like that since the boat was new when idling in gear.  It has not changed.  It disappears at around 1000-1100 rpm.  If I'm moving at idle, I usually toggle between forward and neutral anyway.  Or if I need to keep moving at idle, I just inch up the throttle at just the point of becoming quiet.  I don't like to keep the boat in gear at idle just because I don't like the sound and I'm thinking having it chatter extensively, can't be doing any good.  But it is normal.  I understand there are newer damper plates of a different design that don't chatter, or at least much less intense, than the one's in our boats.  I'm guessing the damper plate is an old design, and newer Catalinas probably use the most current design without the chatter.  Also, if the diesel is Yanmar, or other brand than the "Universal" in ours, that trans design must be different and may not chatter.

Main Message Board / Re: New Dodger
« on: November 04, 2019, 08:44:12 AM »
I remember seeing a thread on this site from someone that bought all new canvas directly from Catalina Yachts.  They have OEM patterns and if you give them your hull number, they would make the exact OEM design for your boat.  I remember the post said if you don't mind the same canvas with no "upgrades" the price was very good.  Not sure if you searched this site for a post like that.

Not sure if the boat is new to you, but there is a normal chattering of the damper plate at idle and goes away at the RPMs you state.  What you may hearing is normal.

Main Message Board / Re: Vibration
« on: October 29, 2019, 09:10:09 AM »
looks to me your vibration is the broken motor mount and not the transmission.  You may want to try this site for motor mounts.  They used to carry OEM motor mounts.

Main Message Board / Re: Find a link
« on: October 29, 2019, 09:07:58 AM »
Hi Andre
I remember in a Tech Notes Mainsheet article  several years back, there was someone that did a damper plate change on a C36.  I remember is was very well written with each step along the way with pictures.  You might want to do a search.

Did you try taking the cedar panels out?  That might give you a couple inches here and there.  No need to keep them if you're putting an A/C in there.

Main Message Board / Re: Finding the waterline
« on: October 11, 2019, 01:54:24 PM »
All the best with the new boat...  last year friends at the marina with a Hylas 48, sold it and went to the "dark side" and bought a Saberline 54.  Guess what they named it......  Dark Side  :thumb:

Main Message Board / Re: Universal M35B steam at 2500 rpm
« on: October 11, 2019, 01:40:55 PM »
I have the same, MkII....  run the engine all the time at 2500.  That's what I set the RPMs during motoring. 

Main Message Board / Re: Crazing and spider cracking.
« on: October 11, 2019, 11:27:20 AM »
Interesting product....  wonder how you would know if the crack is more than 6mm deep..

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