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Messages - rirvine

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Main Message Board / Water in the bilge
« on: July 04, 2002, 03:14:28 PM »
After an extensive search (using paper and then water-soluble markers) for where the salt water was coming from into my bilge, I finally tracked it down.  It is coming through around the aft most keel bolt.   Has anybody had the same problem?  If so, how did you go about fixing it?     Thank you all..

Main Message Board / New position for the instruments
« on: June 30, 2002, 09:09:30 PM »
 I usually sit well down on the leeward side to drive.  Although they have a very good angle of view, it is not easy to read them from about 80 degrees.

Main Message Board / New position for the instruments
« on: June 28, 2002, 03:43:45 PM »
Like most Catalinas, my instruments are mounted on the pedestal guard where neither the driver nor the crew can see them.  I am looking to move them forward to the top of the cabin at the front edge of the companionway – so they can be seen by all.    Does anybody have any experience in doing this project?  If so what were the major problems and how were they solved?   As I see it the most puzzling problem is how and where it run the wires so they are protected and not in the way.
 Thank you, Ray

Main Message Board / headsails
« on: June 23, 2002, 03:24:44 PM »
I have had very good results from a 130% jib that I got for the sail warehouse last year - once we learned how to sheet it.

Main Message Board / Traveler controls
« on: June 05, 2002, 10:27:33 AM »
 I have a 1997 C34 that came with a 6:1 man traveler control systems. It used Garheaur 3 sheaves control block mounted in front of the traveler and 2 sheaves blocks mounted on the traveler car.  The original 3 sheaves blocks froze up this year and Garheaur replacement them with two new blocks (free – Garheaur are great to deal with).  The control block at the end of the traveler are mounted on a plat the runs under the traveler.
 The original scheme used cam cleats mount on the backside of the main traveler – hell to get un-cleat and allow the main to be played.   I changed mine to run from the 3 sheave control block to a return block mounted in the cabin roof – just forward on the traveler and then back to a cam cleats mounted towards the back of the cabin top – inboard of the winches and aft of them.  This allows the main traveler to played from the wind ward rail and by my wife without the use of the winches.
 Hope this helps.

Main Message Board / Water from the shower drain
« on: May 17, 2002, 03:55:29 PM »
I had a similar problem and chased it down by closing all the through hulls and then opening one at a time until the water showed up on the shower floor and hence in the drain. In my case the water was coming out of the head – only happened on port tack in heavy weather.   As the warning label says, always close the head values when the head is not in use.
 Hope this helps.

Main Message Board / Zincs Disappearing
« on: May 07, 2002, 07:28:07 AM »
Isolators come under various name.  This web page has a description on one such unit"

Main Message Board / Class rules
« on: April 08, 2002, 01:31:19 PM »
Dave:  Thank you,  Ray

Main Message Board / Class Rules
« on: April 03, 2002, 06:57:46 AM »
 Thank you - my e-mail address is   My plans are to be at the Nationals in September.r

Main Message Board / Catalina 34 International Association Class Rule
« on: April 02, 2002, 05:16:15 PM »
Can somebody tell me where I might find a copy of the class rules.  Thank youl

Main Message Board / Switches
« on: November 08, 2001, 05:02:22 PM »
Ken/Vicki:    I have had very good luck getting switches etc for the electrical panels from the manufacturer of the existing panel - on my boat their name phone number is on the back of the electical panel.

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