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Messages - rmbrown

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Main Message Board / Re: Holding Tank Second Vent
« on: September 19, 2020, 08:17:18 PM »
I had the vent line off on a recent trip... because I was using the elbow access to view inside tank to determine level... and had a thunderstorm.  When the rain really started to fall, and the scuppers stopped being able to keep up, I was shocked to get water flowing back down my vent line.  Has anyone else seen this?

Main Message Board / Re: Stemhead Removal
« on: September 19, 2020, 07:32:32 PM »
I got mine from Garhauer... Doug rocks!

Main Message Board / Re: Bilge Pump Not (Always) Priming
« on: August 05, 2020, 12:05:09 PM »
Mainesail...  i'm looking forward to it!

Main Message Board / Re: Bow light wiring
« on: July 28, 2020, 12:04:17 PM »
I'll check again later today but I swear there's no hole for wiring under my port forward pulpit leg!

Main Message Board / Re: Aft lazerette thru hull
« on: July 25, 2020, 07:27:30 PM »
Sorry I didn't read the signature block first!  I love my 1.5's walkthrough but envy that lazarette!

Main Message Board / Re: Aft lazerette thru hull
« on: July 25, 2020, 02:39:59 PM »
My bilge pump outlet is center of the lower transom.

I can't picture the starboard of the aft lazarette.  My aft lazarette is port side, so the starboard side of that is in the cockpit?

Main Message Board / Bow light wiring
« on: July 25, 2020, 01:27:31 PM »
Can anyone tell me how the wiring for the bow light runs in the bow pulpit?  My PO rewired on the outside of the pulpit into the anchor locker and into the permanently open inspection port.   I'd like to correct it.

I can feel the bottoms of the front legs of the pulpit inside the inspection port and I feel the tips of screws?  The rear legs I can't access without pulling the bulkhead

Main Message Board / Re: Rudder misaligned from factory?
« on: June 11, 2020, 05:53:46 PM »
December 92, hull 1251

Main Message Board / Re: Mast rake
« on: February 18, 2020, 12:25:22 PM »
Sure makes sense in theory... anyone know if there's some part of our boat that happens to be parallel with the design waterline so a level could be used instead of my eye? :)

Main Message Board / Re: Mast rake
« on: February 18, 2020, 03:10:02 AM »
I'm assuming, maybe incorrectly, that mast rake is measured relative to the boat, and so the boat must be trimmed properly for and aft.   Is there a spot on our boats that should be level before starting this process?

Main Message Board / Re: Smallest plumbing pipe diameter
« on: February 13, 2020, 04:11:26 AM »
Looking forward to this... I think I'll put this on my pre-trip to-do list.  I'll be drinking out of this stuff for 4 months straight!

Main Message Board / Re: Normal Operating Temp M35
« on: February 13, 2020, 04:08:05 AM »
Because it may help someone in the future... I've been using the boat for 3 years and could always work around the temp fine... 2100-2200 gave me nearly hull speed and I didn't need wide open throttle or to cruise at 2600, but if I tried, the engine would start heating up and as it started to pass 190 without slowing up, I'd slow down.  Since I got the boat, I've increased the size of the thru-hull, the strainer, the hose to the engine, replaced both the impeller and then the raw water pump, I've replaced all hoses so I'm comfortable none are blocked, I've taken apart the heat exchanger and cleaned it out, I've replace the exhaust elbow and riser, I've even replaced the coolant pump (because it failed, not for this reason)...

With any luck, I'm about to take the boat on a 4 month trip in 6 weeks so I brought in a pro.  He spent some time with me going over the engine but ultimately, he had me replaced the coolant cap (I'd pressure tested both the cap and the system) and he cleaned out the (embarrassingly nasty) air filter which was oily and full of insulation dust, and the engine never gets above 165 even at WOT.  Runs like a top.

Main Message Board / Re: Engine Spares for a Long Cruise
« on: February 05, 2020, 03:53:03 AM »
I'm going to start searching for waterdog posts to read... who cares about the actual topic... man, you are funny!   Oh, and I had nearly the same lost day due to my fuel pump last June.  :)

Main Message Board / Re: Upper shroud pin size for top fitting
« on: January 23, 2020, 11:23:12 AM »
Reasonable questions both... 

I am working with a local rigger, and he's more than willing to go up the mast for me, but he's booked for the next couple of weeks and I wanted to get a jump on things.  One of us will go up before an order is placed. 

No local shop, honestly... but he has several sources that he uses that will make and ship, though.  He's great about getting wholesale prices and passing the savings along to me.  He doesn't make his money reselling, he makes it when I pay for his time.  To that end, I was working up a list of what I needed so we could use it to get quotes from three different vendors, both swaged top and bottom (in which case I'd send them my old stuff) and mechanical terminals at the bottom (in which case, I'd just have to go up and measure the pin).

Main Message Board / Re: Upper shroud pin size for top fitting
« on: January 23, 2020, 05:47:03 AM »
That matches what Catalina Direct sells but not what their drawings (or mine) show.  Probably just a drawing error but COULD be, I suppose, something that varied from boat to boat.  I guess I'll be pulling my rigging down and measuring before ordering, if I go with mechanical terminals at the bottom.  If I go with swaged terminals at the bottom, I'll just send them the old stuff. :)

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