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Messages - bayates

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Main Message Board / Re: Alternator Upgrade
« on: August 28, 2020, 11:43:00 AM »
All, thanks for the help and info.  I found what I needed with a 90A internally regulated alternator (100-600), adapter bushing (118-2 ) and pulley (24-4103) at Romaine Electric.  It will suit the needs on Hakuna Matata nicely. 


Main Message Board / Alternator Upgrade
« on: August 27, 2020, 09:46:34 AM »
I am sure it has been asked numerous times but want clarification before I purchase the alternator.  I want the 90A internal regulator direct replacement.  We have solar for majority of our power replacement.  I want the direct replacement for the stock 54A unit.  It appears to be the Leece-Neville 90amp 8MR2069TA which I can find.  Is this the correct upgrade unit for plug replacement. We have a 2000 MKII with an M35B engine.  I appreciate the help. 


Phil, I will check size in AM.  Sorry for delayed response.  Just back. 

Catalina 34s Parts & Pieces For Sale or Wanted / C34 3 blade fixed prop
« on: January 05, 2020, 05:12:43 PM »
It is a three blade fixed prop from a C34 MKII. I replaced it with a folding prop.   Asking $35 plus shipping.

Will it fit my M35B?  If so interested.

We added an access door on Hakuna Matata for the HX Zinc.  I was tired of having to be double jointed to get to the zinc.  Now the whole process is 5 minutes.  Find the new zinc, 9/16 wrench, open door, put rags down and remove and replace.  DONE.  Worth the few bucks for the door and time. 

Main Message Board / Re: Fleet for So Cal or Catalina Island Sailors?
« on: March 13, 2019, 08:46:08 AM »

Although not in LA area we go to Two Harbors during the summer on Hakuna Matata.  We will be there in early August for 10 days finishing up a month long trip up the coast and over to CI (first time).  Hope to see you there. 

Hakuna Matata
2000 C34 MKII

Main Message Board / Re: Is the c34 right for us?
« on: May 01, 2018, 11:14:14 AM »
We have a 2000 MKII and love it.  Most times it is 2 to 4 of us very comfortable In the cockpit, but at raft-ups we have had up to 10.  It is tight but as Stu said no one ever goes hungry or thirsty.  We have figured out where to put the wine cellar and bar plus lots of gear and food storage. 

Main Message Board / Re: MK 1 Anchor Windlass - Alternative Installation
« on: January 27, 2018, 02:50:29 PM »
Jon,  nice job, looks great. Just finished the new windlass in our MKII anD loving it. We have 150 of chain and 100 of Rode.

Main Message Board / Re: Installing solar panels
« on: January 25, 2018, 05:45:19 PM »
We installed our 2 100W panels into the bikini. The. Admiral sewed the Velcro on and it works great. Installing 3rd panel over the davits to give that little extra. 

And make sure you know if you need standard link or short link. I thought 8mm was 8mm and now have 150 feet of chain that I cannot use on the new windlass. Ordering new chain and will have Rode spliced on it again. Live and learn.

Main Message Board / Re: rocker switches for cabin lights
« on: November 26, 2017, 04:23:36 AM »
It will be great if you find them. I had the same issue on Hakuna Matata and ended up replacing the entire fixture. I found the original Catalina supplier and originally they sold me the fixture complete for $9 the the following year for $15. So I bought spares. They did not sell The switch separate. I have been looking for just the switch as I have one acting funky right now.

Main Message Board / KIDDE Fire Extinguisher Recall
« on: November 02, 2017, 03:27:33 PM »

I just found there is a safety recall on Kidde fire extinguishers built from 1973 through August this year. There is a chance it may not discharge. Here is the link for you to see if yours is on the list.

One of the ones on Hakuna Matata is on the list so they will replace it.

Main Message Board / Re: Honda 2000W Gen Set
« on: October 31, 2017, 08:43:51 AM »

We use it to top off the batteries.  Ran it once in 8 days as the 200W of solar keep up pretty well. Adding another 100 watt panel in next few weeks. With the new freezer and reefer plus day to day use age should be close to actual usage to recovery.

We do use it to heat water once in a while but we are used to heating water on stove for washing and take shower on shore if available of heat what is needed. I looked at the tankless hw heaters but where do you hang it so not to touch anything, how do you plumb it to feed the water.

Once the next panel is installed I hope the EU2000 is just backup or used during overcast days if too many.

P.S I finished the windlass install and works great.

Main Message Board / Re: Honda 2000W Gen Set
« on: October 29, 2017, 08:11:51 PM »

I have my 2000 in a plastic bin in the port locker on my MKII. It fit perfect with adapters in same bin.  Still lots of extra space in the locker.

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