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Messages - Dave DeAre

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Main Message Board / Re: Universal M35B steam at 2500 rpm
« on: October 03, 2019, 04:48:15 AM »
Derek, three of your four points are good, but the M-35 will run all day at 2500-2800 at 160. Check for impeller remnants.

Main Message Board / Re: Does anyone know what this is?
« on: August 24, 2019, 05:14:02 AM »
If you have a Charleston Spar roller furling main, it may be the remains of a vertical cotter pin from the gooseneck. If so, the boom will be loose on the gooseneck. This pin is not obvious when it is missing and boom could separate from gooseneck. This happened on my boat, several years ago. If you can, check out a sister ship, missing pin on yours should be obvious.

Main Message Board / Re: Changing the furling mainsail downhaul line
« on: January 28, 2018, 06:25:19 AM »
I changed mine several years ago. Used an impact driver. Worked for me.

Main Message Board / Re: Groco HF China Bowl Replacement
« on: September 02, 2017, 05:10:18 AM »
I just installed the Raritan Superflush in my MK-11, really works well, amazing difference. Shop around, got mine from Amazon.

Main Message Board / Re: Raritan PH Superflush Head
« on: July 26, 2017, 04:35:37 AM »
My installation has the vented loop, from the pump to the bowl, exactly as originally installed by Catalina. The hoses are inside the head wall, accessed by the toilet paper door. This is the original set up for the updated MKll.

Main Message Board / Re: Raritan PH Superflush Head
« on: July 25, 2017, 04:01:19 PM »
I just listed a Headmate 1460 rebuild kit in the C34 for sale forum.

Main Message Board / Raritan PH Superflush Head
« on: July 25, 2017, 03:58:38 PM »
I just replaced a Headmate 1460 with a Raritan Superflush head in my 2002 MKll. Installation was not difficult, but some alterations had to be made, including: None of the mounting holes lined up so I had to drill 4 new holes, the Raritan covered the original holes completely and there was solid plywood where I had to drill. Only the waste hose was long enough to reuse, so I needed 12 ft. of new water hose to complete.

Seems to work very well, a little larger that the Headmate 1460, but the Raritan fits comfortably in the space.

I have sailed my 2002 with in mast furling for the past 10 years. No jamming, no winches needed. First year with the original Catalina sail was not good. Sail was baggy and boat would not point well. Had a new Doyle vertical batten sail made. Works perfectly, no problems.
I had the chance to buy a C-28 to keep in Florida, but passed because it was not in mast furling. Others may disagree, but I would not have a boat for cruising the was not in mast.

Main Message Board / Re: Standare C-34mkII salon table
« on: February 08, 2016, 04:32:47 AM »
Yes, I would like to see the photos of the completed table project.

Main Message Board / Re: Replacing Hurth HBW 50 with Twin Disc TMC 40?
« on: December 02, 2015, 06:29:56 AM »
Chris, Yes, my ZF is still available. I just sent you a PM with history.

Main Message Board / Re: Recommendation for new Napa electric fuel lift pump
« on: September 01, 2015, 05:30:04 AM »
When the lift pump failed on my 2002 34 MK II, the engine would not run, the tank was full. Replaced the pump and it started right up.

Main Message Board / Re: Replacing Hurth HBW 50 with Twin Disc TMC 40?
« on: August 10, 2015, 06:34:38 AM »
Rob, I have a good used ZF-10 that I would be willing to sell to a forum member. I just sent you a PM
Dave DeAre

Main Message Board / Re: Catalina 34 Tall Rig vs MK-II`
« on: July 28, 2015, 08:52:48 AM »
I have a tall rig 2002 MK2 with a roller furling mast. My understanding is that all MK2's with a roller furling mast were tall rigs. This info came from Doyle Sails who built a vertical batten main to replace the sad Catalina original sail.

Main Message Board / 4D batteries on a 2002 Mk2
« on: June 14, 2015, 12:46:38 PM »
I just replaced the 4d batteries on my 2002 Mk2 with 2 NAPA #8274, cost $206.10 ea. Over the years I have read the advantages of golf cart batteries, but after measuring the existing 4d battery trays and looking at the wiring currently on the boat, I decided on the 4d, NAPA marine, deep cycle batteries. They were delivered to my local store, were dated May, 2015 and fit perfectly, easy installation.

My old 4d batteries lasted 9 years for my type of sailing and I hope to get the same with the new ones. Not sure anyone has mentioned NAPA as a source for 4d's.

Main Message Board / Re: M-25xp loosing power.
« on: August 08, 2014, 12:59:35 PM »
I had the same problem with the M35 on my 2002, eventually it would not start. A replacement fuel lift pump solved the problem and it has not returned. The tank was full and there was no fuel in the line at the pump. My engine would not run with a faulty fuel lift pump.

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