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Messages - kurt

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Main Message Board / Re: Mast boot is beat...
« on: September 06, 2011, 06:49:25 PM »
Hi Michael,
Yes, I have the clamps too.  (I must of ordered this from Catalina Direct as the box has C-34/C-36 part coded on it and the clamps were included...)
Just email if interested.

Main Message Board / Re: Mast boot is beat...
« on: September 01, 2011, 09:20:28 AM »
My rigger who was tuning my rig used some black rigging tape (self-amalgamating) to replace my uv damaged mast boot.

I had previously ordered the below and never got around to using it - if interested I would ship it out for nominal fee...  Just email if interested...|118|319697|311636|312066&id=75482


Main Message Board / Re: Replacement for short/toy bow roller
« on: August 07, 2011, 06:13:42 PM »
Ron - that is certainly plan B.   I'm trying to avoid losing my center cleat and then also needing to add the two side cleats.  Much simpler if I can make toy bow roller work with a small stainless patch...  Kurt

Main Message Board / Re: Replacement for short/toy bow roller
« on: August 07, 2011, 05:18:23 PM »
Hello folks,

I just took delivery on a Rocna 15 (33lb) and have the "toy" bow rollers which I would like to continue to use unless I can't get a solid way to ensure the anchor is stable on the bow.  Looks like a few of you have good experience working through the issues on this. 

Question 1 - Right now the anchor does rub the gelcoat a bit when snugged up on the bow-roller and so my plan to try to get a small stainless piece to afix to my bow on top of which the anchor can rub.  I'd like to avoid putting any screws/bolts in if at all possible.  Is there a good strong way to attach a small 1/8" to 1/4" thick 3x4 inches stainless pad to gelcoat/fiberglass?

Question 2 - Because the anchor hits the side of the hull a bit it tends to twist the shank a bit so it is out of vertical - the shank ends up resting a bit on the headstay fitting.  I don't think this is a big issue but who knows when slamming to weather what could be happening up there.  Anyone have this issue with there set ups?  (I think it is straightforward to create a temporary shim to be used when sailing within the roller itself to force the shank into a more vertical position and off the headstay fitting.)



Main Message Board / Re: Needed 3 blade prop
« on: August 29, 2010, 05:57:54 PM »
Hi - I have a 15x10R 3-blade serving as a nautical paperweight since upgrading to a folder a while ago on my 88 C34 M25xp.

Please email me if you may be interested in possibly purchasing.

Main Message Board / Re: globe impeller for oberdorfer
« on: April 20, 2010, 09:19:45 AM »
I as well had an issue of occasionally failing to prime at all or taking some time to prime with the globe impeller on the oberdorfer water pump.

Went back to oem impeller and priming problems ceased.


Main Message Board / Re: Flex-o-Fold Folding Prop
« on: April 12, 2010, 10:31:11 AM »

Added a Flex-O-Fold 3 blade folder a couple years back and have been pleased with it.  I selected the 10 inch pitch based upon FoF recommendation for the M25xp.  Regarding 9 or 10 inch pitch you can see my results at the link below:,4298.msg25546.html#msg25546


Main Message Board / Re: Attaching Cheek Block to Boom
« on: March 16, 2010, 09:35:58 PM »
Thanks everyone.

Now starting to wonder now if the Schaefer Marine Cheek Block 2" Sheeve with 1750 lbs breaking strenght is strong enough.

Yes, I could go with internal reefing for the second reef but this would force me to add a block at the mast, change to a 3 or double deck organizer, add another clutch, modify the dodger to allow room for 3 lines...   For a reef (second) I use once or twice a year thought the MkI approach would be simpler and get the job done as it did for both reefs previously.

Thanks again,


Main Message Board / Attaching Cheek Block to Boom
« on: March 16, 2010, 01:30:29 PM »
Hello everyone,

Replaced my MKI w a MKII boom sourced from Catalina.  Would like to attach a cheek block permanently for Reef #2 a al MKI style reefing to the boom.  (Using the internal single line setup for Reef #1.)  Don't want to install a track like the MKI's.

I am not sure yet if I can reach into the boom and hold the nuts for screws to attach the cheek block to the boom.   If I can will use screws.  If not, considering aluminum pop rivets.   Had good success pop riveting my new steaming light in last weekend and think this may be a good solution here as well.  Am I missing anything here?  Seems like the rivets should more than handle the sheer loads generated?  



Main Message Board / Re: VHF Reception Issue
« on: July 27, 2009, 04:14:24 PM »
Thanks everyone for the recommendations.  Fortunately, this turned out to be a user error.  The good folks at West Marine have seen this problem frequently on the Uniden radios - there is a MemUIC button which makes it very easy to toggle between USA Canada and International VHF frequencies.  In my case, it was running on  International VHF band whatever those are which created the disconnect regarding frequencies.  Now if all my boating problems could be so easy to fix.   Thanks again,   Kurt

Main Message Board / VHF Reception Issue
« on: July 26, 2009, 11:05:48 AM »
Hello everyone,

My uniden fixed mount vhf radio appears to not be able to recieve communication on channels 17 through 66 - did not check if transmitting worked on these channels which I will do another day as the thought just hit me.  Channels 67 and above and 16 and below do recieve and transmit based upon previous working history - did check antenna connection at the radio and all looked fine.  Did a quick glance at the manual and didn't see any european configuration settings or things like that being user accessable.

I didn't discover this issue until a race when committee was using 66 2 weeks ago - I suspect the issue has been in place since first install 2.5 years ago.

I suppose antenna, antenna cable, and radio are the only possible suspects here.  I plan to swap out the antenna as that is the least expensive choice of fixes and go from there. 

Any one have any other thoughts re diagnosis or fix?


'88 C34 796

Main Message Board / Re: Mainsheet Blocks & Routing
« on: July 22, 2009, 09:23:41 PM »
My Mk1 boom snapped into two pieces at the 3rd bail this past weekend and will be doing the upgrade to the Mk II boom which will have two bales.

When referring to two blocks in this thread do I need to get two blocks for each bale connection or 1 double block per bale?

Also, the Mk II boom will have internal reefing that has the lines coming out of the top of the boom at the gooseneck side to run to the reef cringle and back aft for single line reefing.  Personally, I like my current MkI reefing setup which uses two lines and keeps the lines out of the cockpit.  I suppose I can take reef 1 aft to the cockpit and possibly leave reef 2 up front and tie off on the cleat on the mast that the Mk1's use for the reefing cringle line.  However is the winch helpfull when using a single line reefing when led aft or not necessary? 



Main Message Board / Re: foaming diesel
« on: November 24, 2008, 02:17:18 PM »
Thanks Stu.  Good to know.   Your 1/2 gallon per our is a good conservative metric I will use.  FYI, my logs have me at about ~.3 GPH w my cruise at ~2100 rpm.  Kurt

Main Message Board / foaming diesel
« on: November 24, 2008, 08:47:29 AM »

About 1 of every 2 fill ups I get foaming diesel which forces me to very gradually fill the tank.  I've checked the fuel tank vent - no problem.   Also, I do add a bit of FPPF Total Power prior to every fill.   Is there any way to mitigate this or just live with it?


'88 #796 M25XP

Main Message Board / Re: Folding props
« on: November 13, 2008, 01:30:51 PM »
I recently went from a 15x9 fixed 3 blade to a 15x10 3 blade folder from flexofold on my '88 25xp.  Net-net when motoring, I can't tell it is a folder which was the reason I selected 3 blades - maybe a bit less prop walk in reverse but small amount that one forgets quickly.  While when sailing, performance has become very noticeable especially in the light stuff < 12 knots which is unforgettable.  Finally, the hub of the prop is quite sizeable when in hand vs. photos on the web.  Wouldn't surprise me that it is a bit heavier than the fixed orop...


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