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Messages - Ron Hill

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Main Message Board / Re: Leak in hull to deck joint
« on: March 24, 2020, 02:58:00 PM »
Chris : The leak is definitely from the rub-rail channel bolt.  Here's what you might try first before removing the vinyl and recaulking the bolt!

Cut a slot in the end of the bolt.  Then take a box end wrench and put it on the nut.  Take a common screw driver put it in the cut slot, hold the screwdriver taunt and then tighten the nut.  It's worth a try to see if that tightens up and stops the leak!??

If not you'll have to remove or might as well replace the vinyl inset , recaulk the bolt and reinstall the vinyl!!  Not that hard, but time consuming and done when it is warm outside!!

A few thoughts     :clap

Main Message Board / Re: Air filter on M35B
« on: March 22, 2020, 03:00:26 PM »
I agree with Stu - I vented my oil pan breather in to a cut off Budweiser can filled with foam - for over 20 years.  Cleaned it out twice a season!  Kept the engine compartment almost spotless !!

A thought   :thumb:

Guys : Having to back into a slip sucks for many maneuvering, tide current, and wind reasons.  Those are obvious, but the gawkers walking down the dock surprised me looking straight into the salon!  :cry4`
Had to make a top hatch board out of smoky lexan and put it into the companion way to block their view.   :clap

A thought

Guys : I Always try to get a slip with the full length or finger pier on the port side.  That way slowing down in reverse pulls you nicely into the pier!   :thumb:
Always thought that to be the primary concern over power boxes and water hookups. 

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Kurt : I hope that you checked to make sure that the pins in the idler pulleys were not the original bronze pins, but the new stainless pins.
Edson put out a bulletin and it was in the Mainsheet tech notes on that a while back (older C34s)!!   :shock:

A thought

Main Message Board / Re: Deck fill O-ring
« on: March 14, 2020, 12:49:51 PM »
Guys : Treat the "O" rings with silicon spray or plumbers grease and when you tighten them down "snug" is all that is needed!!

A few thoughts

Main Message Board / Re: Companionway Stairs
« on: March 14, 2020, 10:16:45 AM »
Guys : A number of years ago I wrote an article in the Mainsheet tech notes with a picture.

I cut White anti-skid strips (sticky backed) and put them on the teak steps.  I cleaned the teak (that would be under the strips) with lacquer thinner to get all the natural oil out before mounting the strips.
I put two strips on the top and bottom steps - easy to see at night and one strip on the outside of the center steps.  They worked great and are still in place years later.  Periodically I clean them so they stayed white!!

A few thoughts   :thumb:

Kurt : Before I'd take on that Project I'd call Edson @ 508-955-9711 and talk with Will Keen.  Just to make sure I had the correct procedure.

You didn't mention your Hull# and what kind of transom you have!!

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Main Message Board / Re: organized anchor locker
« on: March 11, 2020, 02:37:16 PM »
Jim : If you have a windlass it dictates the size of the chain.  I have 50' of 1/4"HT chain and 200' of nylon braid on braid rode.  I found the B on B rode to be stronger, but more important it will NOT get stiff over the years!!!

Look in the Mainsheet Tech notes and you'll find a number of articles I wrote on separating the anchor well, power, windlass installation, extra anchor storage, etc.

A few thoughts

Main Message Board / Re: Racor R15P vs. R20P
« on: March 07, 2020, 01:01:59 PM »
Breaking : Why not give the 20P a try? and then report back to us on your findings?

I did that on hundreds of items. It was either an "At-a-Boy" or an "Aw Shi_" 

A thought   :thumb:

Main Message Board / Re: Cracked Salon Hatch - need to replace
« on: February 25, 2020, 03:02:00 PM »
Breaking : Look in the Annapolis "Port Book" and see it there is anyone listed.

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Main Message Board / Re: Cracked Salon Hatch - need to replace
« on: February 24, 2020, 04:52:38 PM »
Breaking : I also used and would recommend Select Plastics - they did a great job.
However, I'm sure that in the Annapolis area there must be someone that does that same work - check with a local Marina or Faucetts.

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Main Message Board / Re: Engine bogs down under load
« on: February 20, 2020, 04:21:13 PM »
Roland : Then do as I mentioned. 
Remove your engine filter from the engine and put it before the Racor filter!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Engine bogs down under load
« on: February 18, 2020, 04:15:16 PM »
Guys : There are C34 owners with the M25XP engine that have removed the "course" engine mounted fuel filter from the engine and remounted it before the 'fine" Racor filter!!

Once again- I ran my engine on gravity feed alone for over a year (at least 500hrs!!).  I connected the fuel pump to the blower switch and could check if the engine RPM increased when the fuel pump was ON (Rational - I used that setup to check for a clogging/clogged Racor filter)

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Main Message Board / Re: Mast rake
« on: February 18, 2020, 03:21:25 PM »
Mike : I know my boat is "level" with the aft tank full and there is no standing water (rain or washing) on the cockpit floor as it all drains out the scuppers!!  That "level" also matches my water line.

That's the way I determine it !!  A thought

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