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Main Message Board / Re: Crazing and spider cracking.
« on: October 12, 2019, 05:38:55 PM »
  Thanks again Jim and kk for pointing out these products. I think I will look into it a little more and then try it on a almost out of sight spider crack. When and if I do I will return and give a review of my results.

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Main Message Board / Crazing and spider cracking.
« on: October 11, 2019, 06:38:18 AM »

  On another thread we moved onto the subject of crazing a d spider cracking. I was hoping by copying and posting a reply to Jim here I could coax out a reply from other members here., I sure could use the advice from actual C34 owners.

   
Re: Rear Pulpit seats.
Reply #8 on: Today at 06:25:34 AM

  Hi Jim
  Thanks for pointing out Magicezy, I also seen this product. I searched for some reviews and they were very mixed with the old timers expressing  that nothing can replace the hard work and rewards of grindging out and filling the old fashioned way. I was hoping for a quicker effective method that would protect my boat while I allowed other cracks to show themselves. This way if quite a few showed up in the year ahead I could paint the deck and even the upper hull one time and not regret jumping on the job to quickly.  As I said in another reply my boat although very nice sat for a good few years, I think maybe my enthusiasm for sailing, me being a newbie and all has had this boat out way more often than it has for many years. I just replaced my standing and running rigging and hope to replace my sails in the next 4 months. Jim, I think I will copy and paste my reply to you and start a new thread about crazing and spider cracks, I sure would like as much input as possible

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Main Message Board / Re: Rear Pulpit seats.
« on: October 11, 2019, 06:25:34 AM »

  Hi Jim
  Thanks for pointing out Magicezy, I also seen this product. I searched for some reviews and they were very mixed with the old timers expressing  that nothing can replace the hard work and rewards of grindging out and filling the old fashioned way. I was hoping for a quicker effective method that would protect my boat while I allowed other cracks to show themselves. This way if quite a few showed up in the year ahead I could paint the deck and even the upper hull one time and not regret jumping on the job to quickly.  As I said in another reply my boat although very nice sat for a good few years, I think maybe my enthusiasm for sailing, me being a newbie and all has had this boat out way more often than it has for many years. I just replaced my standing and running rigging and hope to replace my sails in the next 4 months. Jim, I think I will copy and paste my reply to you and start a new thread about crazing and spider cracks, I sure would like as much input as possible.

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Main Message Board / Re: Rear Pulpit seats.
« on: October 10, 2019, 01:12:57 PM »

  Thanks everyone for the reference to rail makers I will be looking into them. I hope to be posting a new thread soon about spider cracks. I've owned my boat now 4 months and a few of them started to show up after taking her out and sailing. My boat sat much of the last 10 years yet was kept in wonderful condition. I hope you guys will join me on my new thread soon. There is so much  for a newbie to learn. I must admit im having an awesome time all the way.

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Main Message Board / Re: Rear Pulpit seats.
« on: October 09, 2019, 08:56:28 AM »
  Thanks for taking the time to respond and pointing out the same company as Noah, I will differently check them out next week when i get back from visiting my daughter in Georgia.

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Main Message Board / Re: Rear Pulpit seats.
« on: October 08, 2019, 08:53:10 PM »

  Thanks Noah, thank you for pointing out that company in my area I will give them a try.

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Main Message Board / Rear Pulpit seats.
« on: October 08, 2019, 01:10:35 PM »
  Has anyone personally seen or have had any experience with the rear pulpits from Catalina Direct? On their website they show replacement rear pulpit where the tubing has been extended towards the back of the boat to accommodate seating. I was wondering if anyone has purchased this or knows anyone who has and if they're happy. A month back while moored out at Catalina Island a guy pulling into his Mooring his wife fell in, he left the helm to check on her and ran into the back of me bending and kinking my Pulpit bars.
  I'm located in Alamitos Bay California and I got a bid from the local marina for $1,600 to straighten it and to replace one of the uprights. Then I went online and for about $2,000 I can get a complete new Pulpit both sides with new seating areas. The guy who hit me cut me a check to cover my Pulpit bars my barbecue mount am I a outboard motor mount so there's no longer a problem there. Also if anybody has seen the seats I'm 6-3 and weigh 230 lb so I'm hoping they have some size to them if not I'm hoping they would fit my average guest.


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Main Message Board / Re: Prospective Owner Questions
« on: June 10, 2019, 04:40:57 PM »
  Thanks, and I will start a thread when I can. So many loose ends still, the Marina, the broker still and Insurance.
  My exhaust leak is between the engine manifold and the muffler. I received a price discount for its repair, I think $600.00 it may just needs some bolts tightened, I will find out by this weekend. I will be sure to post what I find out. I always love to hear idea's, new boat smell? I am sure my girl friend would like a can of that, she liked this boat because it did not smell Lol.

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Main Message Board / Re: Prospective Owner Questions
« on: June 09, 2019, 03:31:33 PM »
  Thank you for the link. I have a feeling mine may have the same problem. My boat has sat for awhile do to the owner having some health issues, the reason for the sale. I thought I heard the belt slipping, the electronics were on, all lit up and the motor was trying to run. By the way nice boat in your picture, mines more of an off white, you cant have it all. Yet I feel it's been awhile since she was buffed out, that should spruce her up.

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Main Message Board / Re: Prospective Owner Questions
« on: June 09, 2019, 10:01:09 AM »
  Thanks Kevin, the old owners are moving out their stuff this weekend, we will be moving over to 17-8 or 14, I will find out on Monday and move the boat Wednesday. I will take you up on your offer and drop by and see you real soon. By the way much of what you pointed out was right and my final offer reflected all the many great pointers offered here. There is no looking back for me now, it's my boat come what may, I will make her mine now. I can see I have a good foundation but a lot of work ahead, especially learning to sail again. It's been 15 years and most of my experience was on smaller boats.

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Main Message Board / Re: Prospective Owner Questions
« on: June 09, 2019, 04:49:13 AM »
 Thanks Lori and Brian, Jim your right I can be obsessive  at times so it's nice to have a new friend point out the need to proceed with a little caution and to give this new adventure some time to till me what it needs before blindly throwing money at it. I maybe got a little pixie  dust in my eyes Lol. That  what we use to say about new employees starting at Disneyland, so much enthusiasm.

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Main Message Board / Re: Prospective Owner Questions
« on: June 08, 2019, 10:01:18 PM »
  Another long day, at least today ended with my final purchase of my Catalina 34. thanks everyone for your help, now the real work begins.
  First thing is repair an exhaust
Leak, all new rigging and the repair of the refrigerator, wish me luck. Did I mention the surveyor said above average condition, pride of ownership? Yet still I can see me sinking in $10,000 to get this boat to its hay day. I'm looking forword to the journey with all of your help here God willing.

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Main Message Board / Re: Prospective Owner Questions
« on: June 07, 2019, 06:24:07 PM »
  Thanks guys.
  As of now we're still haggling at 6:30 p.m. California time. It looks like this may close tomorrow if all goes well. The old autopilot will have to do for now I asked for $400 for repairs to it, if not the money I'll go to my future new one. I hope I'm back on tomorrow saying I have myself a boat.

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Main Message Board / Re: Prospective Owner Questions
« on: June 06, 2019, 09:08:40 PM »
  Thanks Noah.
  About the autopilot, that was it is my understanding the cost for a new one installed is about $1500.00 I will be lucky if it needs replaced to get $750.00 taken off my purchase price. I hope to be the owner before the week is out.

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Main Message Board / Re: Prospective Owner Questions
« on: June 06, 2019, 07:23:22 PM »
  Hello all.
  I just wanted to give a follow up on my boat buying process. It's been a learning process. 6-5-19 survey day, my possible new 1987 Catalina 34 was taken out of the water, no Catalina smile and no blisters. The surveyor of my choosing said both the hull and deck looked great, no hull blisters, it did have a few on the keel, the surveyor said no worries if on the keel. We did find an exhaust leak between the engine and muffler, that is being fixed. The original 4000 autopilot tried to work but it either had likely a belt problem or a motor problem, Ether way they said, owner and broker it would be fixed or a price adjustment, yes I heard $1500.00. The standing rigging is good but old and should be replaced and adjustments to price is happening. The main sail has plenty of life left but the front sail, jib or Genoa Sail? has been repaired a few times and only has a few seasons left. I get the survey back tomorrow 6-7-19 and will have the surveyors evaluation to go to bat with. I almost wished I did not meet the owners, beautiful people. On a second thought it doesn't matter, good business is when all parties are happy or should be in the light of reality.
  Again thanks guys and gals for all your feed back during this newbies boat buying process.
  George

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