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Please note - the sail has now be given away.

mdidomenico -  The sail does not have any tears.   There are few light stains.  The sail was professionally cleaned in the winter of 2018 and prior years before that on a fairly regular basis.

Giving away a tall rig main from my 1988 C34 since I have limited storage on and off the boat - so can't keep it as a spare.

FULL DISCLOSURE: The sail is well used and Bacon's Sails in Annapolis would not consign / resell it.  It's at least 12 years old.  Could be used a spare.

If you're in the greater Washington DC/Baltimore/Annapolis MD area and want to see it, let me know.

If you're willing to pay for shipping, I'll send it to you.

- Walt Tunnessen

Main Message Board / Re: 2" to 3" Heat Exchanger on Universal M25
« on: June 18, 2019, 02:45:14 PM »
You might consider relocating the HX altogether.  I plan to remount mine further aft to improve access to the transmission fluid dip stick.  Also gets the HX away from the exhaust pipe. There were some post earlier about doing this. I have the flat type of mount and plan to reuse by basically bolting somewhere below the aft berth.  Not sure if I will need some sort of extension.

Main Message Board / Re: Loss of RPM
« on: June 17, 2019, 01:54:54 PM »
Last summer I replaced the injectors and had the fuel pump re-built by a diesel shop. Afterwards, I found I had more power than before. Prior to that, I had noticed what I thought was a slow loss of power over the prior few months before the engine began to stall out.  Your engine is the era as mine, although your engine hours will differ.  The diesel shop re-built my fuel pump in less than a week for a pretty reasonable cost. To pull the fuel pump, I followed the instructions on the message board and tech notes.

Main Message Board / Re: Link 10 Voltage Reading Mystery
« on: May 31, 2019, 12:37:11 PM »
Check the fuses. My battery monitor was also showing high voltage and the problem was with a fuse.

Main Message Board / Relocating the Heat Exchanger (?)
« on: May 02, 2019, 01:12:55 PM »
Curious if anyone has ever relocated the Heat Exchanger off the engine in order to improve access to the transmission dip stick?

In the most recent issue of Mainsheet there is an article from a C355er describing relocating the heat exchanger which made wonder if anyone has consider doing it on a C34?  And what the pros/ cons are/might be?

Noah - I've replaced all fixed light ports with replacement lenses from Catalina and using the Dow Corning 795.

Using the foam spacers is not that problematic. Just make sure there is space around them for the glazing caulk to flow  AND don't hold back with caulk.  Better to put it on too think than too thin.  Be sure to blue tape all areas around the window frame inside and out.  Lastly I did not use screws and have not had any problems.

Main Message Board / Re: Fuel Tank Replacement - Plastic?
« on: September 25, 2018, 09:18:29 AM »
Eastport Rigging in Galesville MD repaired my 10+ year old replacement tank.  In my situation, the tank developed a leak at weld/soldering point.  So depending on where your tank is leaking, you might be able to repair it.  In addition to repairing the tank, they clean it and pressure tested the tank.

Main Message Board / Re: Blower fan
« on: July 24, 2018, 09:20:49 AM »
If you need to get access to the blower itself, the easiest way is to remove the panels in the aft cabin. Since your new to the boat anyways, its not a bad idea to remove the panels and familiarize your self with what is behind there.

Main Message Board / Re: Injector pump rebuilder in Maryland
« on: July 22, 2018, 06:59:41 PM »
Problem Fixed:  After getting the pump re-built at Baltimore Diesel (under $300.00 and fixed w/ in two days) I reinstalled the pump which was very straight forward.  Put all the other parts back, bled the injectors while cracking, got the engine running, and went for a sail.

Below is a picture of the name plate on the injection pump. Baltimore Diesel did a nice job of cleaning it up.

Main Message Board / Re: Injector pump rebuilder in Maryland
« on: July 22, 2018, 06:51:14 PM »
Robert - Thanks for the additional information. I also found the blow up diagram but was not sure what the function of the spring.  In the end, I just left it and just re-installed the pump. Hopefully, it will find it way back to its natural position.

Main Message Board / Re: Injector pump rebuilder in Maryland
« on: July 16, 2018, 02:52:29 PM »
Ron - when you reinstalled the pump, what did you do about the spring shown in this picture. I believe its part of idle adjustment.

Main Message Board / Re: Injector pump rebuilder in Maryland
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:29:05 AM »
Ron - United Diesel is still around but Baltimore Diesel is open on Saturday mornings, so I went there. 

They recognized the pump and said they have worked on them in the past, but usually they are very durable and rarely require service.  On Monday they called to let me know it was done. Since they had the repair kit (like what Robert mentioned) in stock, they were able to do job quickly.  They also confirmed there was a problem with the pump. 

To Robert's point, when I brought the pump in and described the symptoms, they asked me about the shut valve and even suggested taking the shutoff assembly apart to make sure there isn't any crude stuck somewhere there. Not sure I want go that far, but I will double the lever and cable connections when I re-install the pump.

Main Message Board / Re: Injector pump rebuilder in Maryland
« on: July 12, 2018, 01:12:24 PM »
Luke at Hartge's said they've used Baltimore Diesel in Glenn Burnie in the past. I called Baltimore Diesel who thought they could rebuild it but need to see it first.  Plan to take the pump up there on Saturday AM.  Is there anything I should tell the shop other than the engine model and that its a KIKI brand PFR type injector pump with roller tappers?

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