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Messages - Terry Forshier

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Main Message Board / Re: Catalina island
« on: May 07, 2021, 09:41:20 AM »
I guess I should have been more specific. I am going to catalina Isald to visit a relative for a week or two. Flying from Florida and then the ferry. Not sailing my C34.  Looking for things to do there and thought of leasing a boat for a day or two. Just wondering about others experiences.
Thanks, Terry

Main Message Board / Catalina island
« on: May 02, 2021, 08:45:39 AM »
I am going to Catalina island this summer and wondering about the marina there and the sailing opportunities. Have any of you had any experience there?

Main Message Board / Catalina Electrical control panel
« on: June 19, 2018, 01:35:14 PM »
I got hit by lightning a couple days ago. I have had the surveyors and tech people out and have my claim started with boatus. One item that was damaged was the electrical  control panel over the chart table. I have seen these for sale somewhere but ? Cannot remember where and really want the correct panel. The tech guys said they were not sure where to get one. I have a C34. 1988

Main Message Board / Re: Companionway Screeching New stocked Available
« on: September 30, 2017, 05:16:49 AM »
Mark. I sent you $12 by pay pal.  for the hatch strips. Send to Terry Forshier, 1750 Sandpiper St, Naples Fl 34102

Main Message Board / Re: New lens for lew,ar ports
« on: February 15, 2017, 06:45:34 AM »
I have a 1988 C34...need the porthole lenses

Main Message Board / New lens for lewar ports
« on: February 15, 2017, 05:14:44 AM »
I think someone on this site had someone who made replacement lenses for the ports in the Catalina 34 a few years ago and offered to sell some. Mine are so crazed it is hard to see out sunny days. Would like to ge new ones.
On another note i found a retired guy who does canvass and sewing projects here and he agreed to make me replacement curtains. He is using the set up and materials from the sailnet people. I will post them when i get the finished product. .

Main Message Board / curtains for Catalina 34
« on: February 02, 2017, 10:05:28 AM »
I want to replace the original curtains on my C34 in the main cabin.. they are the ones that slide on a track and have vertical pleats on them. Anyone know if anyone still makes them? as replacement parts?

I have gotten all I can from the original curtains on my 34. I would like to replace them with identical ones. they are the slide on horizontal ones, with vertical pleats, that fit on a track. Anyone know where I can get a new set. ?

Main Message Board / Re: Air Conditioning - Condensate Discharge
« on: December 16, 2015, 07:27:43 AM »
I have one of the mermaid systems and it works well. You need to check it now and then to make sure it is running free and not clogging up.

« on: October 31, 2015, 06:34:07 AM »
I am having my 1988 hull sodium blasted next week when it comes out for bottom paint.They use a little glass bead or something that is gentile with the hull and have been very busy with this in this area. I went over and checked out the process viewing boats being blasted, boats done and with the first coat of barrier coat on them and then the finished product. It does appear they have this system working well. I have always put interlux  micron 66 on my bottom and get 3 years on it. However, the boat yard said my canal gets a lot of fresh water run off in it and this paint (they said) does not like fresh water. It may be the cause of the paint flaking in some areas. (which is why I am doing the blasting, to take it off.)
They are recommending a sherman Williams paint that is about 1/2 the cost and would be a savings of about $450 on the job. I am in tropical climate here in Naples Florida and have had this boat for 9 years with good results. Anyone of you have any recomendations or thoughts I might swant to consider? (I have NO BLISTERS) They start on Monday so if you have input please respond.
Thanks, Terry

Main Message Board / Re: installing a masthead wind transducer
« on: April 14, 2015, 07:52:01 AM »
I installed the tack tick wireless ones. they have worked well. I did have to have a new spinner part replaced after the 4th year. (the cups that spin around telling speed. the bearing wore out) I like them. No wires up the mast and you can take the displays below at night and still see the wind speed, direction etc. No problem with the solar batteries. I think ray marine bought them out now.

Main Message Board / Re: Cracked Bomar Hatch Lense
« on: January 02, 2015, 01:44:29 PM »
I bought a new hatch from bowmar a few years ago very cheap. You might search the site here for cost and sites. I think several people have already been thru this.

Main Message Board / Re: Xantrex Truecharge 20
« on: August 11, 2014, 04:10:35 PM »
I have a xantrex 40, this after 3 promariner chargers , a 15 , a20 then a40. All failed within a few months. This was years ago but have to say the xantrex has done the job for me. I bought it after a big discussion on this forum regarding battery chargers.

Main Message Board / Re: HAUNTED C34
« on: July 21, 2014, 09:14:28 AM »
Could your stays or shrouds be too tight and flexing with the temperature? Maybe they are moving the mast or maybe they are actually stressing the fiberglass? you might check their tension with a gauge. It appears from your posts the sounds are coming from stress on the boat somewhere.
Having lived in a house in a cemetery for many years (no more though) I know "haunted" and I don't think this sounds like it is a haunted boat. ( that is another story)

Main Message Board / Re: Zinc life
« on: June 04, 2014, 12:54:33 PM »
I added a galvonic isolater in my boat to stop eating zincs. I was putting on 2 thinking it would last longer. Not the case. I asked the owner of the "yard" here who said he thought that adding extra zinc accelerated the problem. Just what happened to me.

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