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Messages - Ron Hill

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Main Message Board / Re: stored bow down
« on: Yesterday at 04:45:14 PM »
Becki : Got to your owners manual page 5.2   It shows the measurements of the shipping cradle.  Measure and you can confirm if the boat is or is not in the cradle correctly!! 
The bow should be 5' 5" ground to pad and the stern should be 4' 11" ground to pad!
The bow cradle verticals are angled inward and the stern verticals are straight.

You should show the yard manager a picture of that page.

Guys: You should always keep a picture of that page onboard to show the yard - so they know where to position the lifting straps!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Water Heater Question
« on: November 14, 2019, 03:11:13 PM »
Guys : What Ken is talking about in the WH "back flow" prevention valve is "run-a-way" overheating when you are plugged into shore power!   :cry4`

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Main Message Board / Re: Water Heater Question
« on: November 12, 2019, 02:54:09 PM »
Breaking : It takes me less than 15 minutes to winterize the WH - rather than screwing around with new plumbing!! 

As Stu says "your boat- your choice" !!
 
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Main Message Board / Re: New Dodger
« on: November 12, 2019, 02:50:47 PM »
Cliff : If you want zippers to last (damage from the UV) use black zippers NOT white.

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Main Message Board / Re: Water Heater Question
« on: November 11, 2019, 02:53:00 PM »
Guys : Hard for me to understand why someone would want to bypass the WH except for an emergency!!
If you have ever done extensive sailing in a boat that does NOT have a water heater, it is a "Luxury" to have a C34 with a WH. 
Screwing around with a "Sun Shower" Blatter is a real pain or having to get used to a COLD shower is even worse!!  :cry4`

My 1st Mate and I found that there is nothing like a nice warm shower just before hitting the Vberth in the evening!!  :clap

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Main Message Board / Re: Alarm Buzzer Chirping
« on: November 10, 2019, 02:36:28 PM »
Kyle : You might look at the connection of those spade connectors on the oil pressure switch.
I'm a believer in soldering connecters to insure a good electrical contact.

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Main Message Board / Re: Plumbing of hot water heater in MkII models
« on: November 09, 2019, 12:41:38 PM »
Breaking : After you pressurize the Water heater and get out all of the water I still recommend adding a cup or so of the potable antifreeze to the Water heater.

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Main Message Board / Re: Hour meter
« on: November 09, 2019, 12:33:30 PM »
Dwayne : I've even heard of some that wired an hour meter to the blower switch!, but to the fuel pump is the best in my mind!!

You can also see if soldering the existing wire connectors to the tach might help for a better connection?

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Main Message Board / Re: Lithium Ion Jump Start Battery Thoughts
« on: November 07, 2019, 02:12:24 PM »
Mike : I too thought of a "jumpstart" battery as a backup- just in case.  However, it was impossible to tell the status of the backup?? -- especially when it just sits there waiting to be used!! 
Instead I went to a Honda 1KW and have used it MANY times especially at anchor/on a mooring). But never for a jump start, but it was there incase I ever needed it!   :thumb:

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Main Message Board / Re: New Dodger
« on: November 04, 2019, 02:06:26 PM »
Paul : The "life of the material thread" is Gortex or PTFE thread. It is well worth the extra money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :thumb:

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Main Message Board / Re: Vibration
« on: November 02, 2019, 04:23:28 PM »
Caio : Don't worry about it - as you don't have an M35 engine!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Vibration
« on: November 01, 2019, 01:25:25 PM »
Ciao : I believe what they did was take a flat piece of metal cut into the shape of the engine mount and then bent it 90 degrees. 
That bend was stressed and that's what failed.  It worked for the M25 series engines, but the 4th cylinder made the engine that much heavier!!  The fix was a gusset welded to "support" that bend!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Vibration
« on: October 30, 2019, 02:16:38 PM »
Guys : The problem with the M35 engine mount brackets - that 1/4" was just bent metal and the bend was over stressed!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Vibration
« on: October 29, 2019, 02:57:06 PM »
Old Cat : Don't know about the M35 engine mounts, but if the OEM mounts were like those on the M25XP I'd look elsewhere for a Much Better engine mounts!! 
The M25XP OEM mounts were almost like the old Atomic Four - attached straight to the bed!

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Main Message Board / Re: Air draft?
« on: October 28, 2019, 03:09:56 PM »
Jim : They do that in Florida all the time going form the east to the west coast!!   LOW fixed RR bridge.

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