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Messages - sailaway

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Main Message Board / Re: Fuel gauge sender question- update
« on: December 31, 2019, 07:00:34 AM »
Your sending unit is bad just take it out and replace with a new one. Done it a few times. They never seem to last. I usually take the wall off in the aft cabin. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Flexible coupling
« on: September 27, 2018, 05:14:03 PM »
flexible coupling doing solve vibration problems. They might help a little bit but the root problem is still there. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Sale of Boat other than our message Bd
« on: August 02, 2018, 04:57:42 AM » works good and is cheaper than most. I just recently sold mine but did it with a for sale sign.

Main Message Board / Re: Engine woes
« on: June 28, 2018, 05:09:36 AM »
Another place to look the electric fuel pump has a screen in side it. I have seen mine it was terrible. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Engine woes
« on: June 27, 2018, 04:54:15 AM »
Did you change the prop if your over pitched it will go slow and smoke. If not its fuel that's all a diesel has. Small micron filters are trouble seen it before. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: how to adjust ST4000 (grey) autopilot
« on: May 29, 2018, 07:00:47 PM »
Had the same problem had to put new rollers in the big wheel . does it make a noise when you turn it. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: What is this part?
« on: May 23, 2018, 01:27:22 PM »
Check valve took all mine out they rarely work properly. Not necessary in a Catalina 34 Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Tuning my mast
« on: May 18, 2018, 05:53:58 PM »
Easy way is stand at the mast and eye ball the sail groove it will tell you where you are at port to starboard. Also if your backstay is too loose the mast will pump at the dock in strong winds. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Drainage in bilge
« on: May 01, 2018, 11:57:11 PM »
Some of the mast base had wood inside them. Depends on the year. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Bow Water Tank
« on: April 22, 2018, 04:46:52 AM »
Dave do you get a small amount of rain water to collect on the starboard set in the cockpit. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Bow Water Tank
« on: April 21, 2018, 03:00:24 PM »
I have Hull 95 1986 and have a water tank under the V-berth.  Also one in the main cabin. I get a little rain water on my starboard seat in the cockpit . I heard they moved the water tank aft to correct the problem. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Mystery Antifreeze - Ideas welcome!
« on: April 12, 2018, 04:54:37 AM »
I have the same problem all summer I don't loose any antifreeze. Ever winter I loose it all. Mine comes from a bolt on the antifreeze circulation pump. just fill up ever summer every things good.  Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Transmission Fluid
« on: March 27, 2018, 05:53:03 PM »
the most important is changing it. I let mine go for a couple years it changed color to gray. That is not good I used a small pump on my drill motor to suck it out. Had to do it more than once to get it clear. If you can go in reverse not forward your clutch  pads are gone . Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Blower motor access
« on: March 26, 2018, 04:20:23 PM »
I have a 1986 they didn't have blowers in them from the factory. Still doesn't have one it's a diesel. Charlie

Main Message Board / Re: Running a DC fridge while connected to shore power
« on: February 28, 2018, 02:56:10 AM »
I leave my fridge on all summer. I also have a 20 amp charger with Walmart wet cell batteries. I don't have any problems my batteries usually last 6 to 8 years leave them in the boat over the winter. Unhook the negative, check  them every spring they read 12.6v. Charlie

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