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Main Message Board / Snappy New Message Board
February 08, 2024, 11:40:55 AM

Love the new look well done. But the Catalina logo picture is a mess. If a mod wants to contact me, I'd be happy to do a better one.
Main Message Board / Re: Reassembly of Cooling System
February 02, 2024, 01:16:27 AM
Hi Ron,

Thanks for the tip about pipe dope. What was what was concerning me, was how to get a leak-proof fit with the bronze elbows pointing in the right direction.
Main Message Board / Re: Reassembly of Cooling System
February 01, 2024, 09:55:19 AM

Thank you all.
Main Message Board / Reassembly of Cooling System
February 01, 2024, 05:30:14 AM
Hi all,

I'm about to start reassembling my cooling system with a new pump and new hoses. I have a couple of questions.

When screwing in the old hose elbow joints to the new pump I plan to use just PTFE tape. Should I also use a thread lock solution?

When attaching new hoses is it best to grease the nipples with silicone or vaseline or some such, or should I just push them on dry?

Many thanks
Yes, this happens on my MkII. No wires exit at deck level, only at the base of the compression post.

The mounting point at the foot of the post has a small channel to take cables from the mast. This isn't deep enough to take the very chunky plug on the Raymarine radar, so I opted for the wi fi connection between that and my Axiom mounted at the helm. This works perfectly OK.

If wi fi can handle complex video data from a radar unit, then it should't have the slightest difficulty with a bit of wind data. Tac Tik built a whole business on wi fi transmitted data.

Thank you. That's good to know. It'll certainly add a major cost to the conversion to lithium.

It's because I read somewhere that you need an alternator with an external regulator for a lithium setup. So, I was going to ask the OP what he did about this aspect of the install.
Hi Seniorquill, I know this is an old thread but a quick question. Did you replace your alternator for an externally regulated one as part of this install?
I've got no experience of wifi wind instruments, but I do have a wifi connection to my Quantum radar. It works just fine - except when the boom is dead central.
Navionics runs just fine on my latest gen Axiom Pro.
Thank you Ed. I'll look for that here in the UK. I'm also seriously considering blanking off the whole thing. 🤔
I'd love to know what the internal diameter of that hose was.
Hi Jim,

Definitely coming from aft, somewhere near the transom. It could be the lockers but my money is on the scuppers.
Here ya go. I don't have a photo of the cockpit floor, not something I bother imaging. But this shows the two scupper drain holes in the transom. The drains in the cockpit are in the far aft corners in the gap between the aft lockers and the side benches. I know LA Lady isn't the only MkII to have them!

I guess they're there because of the option to fill the gap in the transom with a solid walled seat. I have it but never use it.
Quote from: Dave Spencer on November 17, 2023, 01:42:27 PM
What makes you think you need to replace your scupper hoses?  Mark II C34s don't have scupper hoses.

Mine has scupper hoses! This oddity has been discussed on other forums.

I think they're the source of water in the bilge. Probably rainwater and washdown water seeping through small cracks. I've not actually seen this happen but I have seen water running down from the stern towards the engine bay when the missus is up tops cleaning. Pretty certain its not caused by leaky cockpit lockers. Furthermore, after taping over the scuppers the bilge is now much drier.

The hoses are OEM so now nearly 18 years old. Definitely time to replace them. The problem is, they're probably sized to US measures not metric. Thus very difficult/impossible for me to get here in the UK.