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Main Message Board / Another new owner
« on: October 22, 2012, 10:20:23 AM »
Well, it's official.  Hull #81 is now mine.  Should be delivered to my marina on Thursday.  I'm glad to be here.  Seems like a great community with a ton of information.


Main Message Board / Hull number
« on: October 16, 2012, 12:50:20 PM »
The 34 I'm about to purchase  has this hull number.  CTYB0081L586.  Is it hull #81 or #586.  Thanks.

Main Message Board / Completed Survey Yesterday
« on: October 11, 2012, 05:55:00 PM »
Had the survey on the 1986 I've been looking at.  A couple of issues which I didn't plan on.  Turns out the leak in the holding tank vent stanchion rotted out the internal shelf directly under it, the shelf below that (shelf right above the elec. panel), water traveled to the bulkhead in the head, rotted the lower half of the bulkhead totally, luckily the lower half on the cabin side is fiberglass which is solid.  From the bulkhead, the leak ran onto the L shaped shelf in the head so all that also has to be replaced.  On the good side, hull is solid, engine is in great shape (although needs a good exterior cleaning, deck is pretty solid, and rigging is good.
If things go well, hope to have the boat bought and either trucked or delivered to my marina by next weekend.

Now the only decision is when to tell my wife we have a new boat.  :shock: :shock:

Main Message Board / Surveyor on north shore, MA
« on: September 22, 2012, 09:55:09 AM »
Could anyone recommend a surveyor in or around the north shore of Mass.


Main Message Board / First look at 1986 C-34 today
« on: September 21, 2012, 12:59:41 PM »
On first look, the boat looks in pretty good shape.  Needs a good cleaning, re-finishing of exterior teak and the sole at the least needs to be sanded and refinished but probably replaced eventually.  Some of the running rigging is brand new.  Didn't notice any rust or cracks on the standard rigging. Gelcoat looked in great shape.  Only a couple of spider cracks.  Looked at the bottoms of all the lockers.  All appeared to be clean, no water stains or mold.

The engine is a Universal Medalist 25.  There was a serial number? 412934.  Heat x was 2".

There was water in the bilge.  Looked black at first but on closer look, the liquid was clear but there was a black film on the bottom of the bilge.  Don't think it was oil but not sure.  I would think oil would be on the surface.  Also, in the engine bay there was an oil sorbent pad under the oil pan which was clean and dry.

In the cabin on the port and starboard sides, it appears the vented stanchions leaked because the paneling under the galley sheving had been replaced and there were water stains on the shelving right above the dining seating.  On the port side, I could see a drip on the vent fitting going up through the stanchion.  Didn't notice any other staining at the other stanchions.

Broker said the boat had a hard grounding about 5 years ago.  Owner had the boat repaired.  There was a piece of the floor, which sits on one of the bilge stringers which was cracked but the stringer appears to be intact.  Didn't look like it had been repaired.

When we motored away, noticed the boat was tilted bow down while at the mooring.

I'll post some pictures when I get home tonight.

Main Message Board / Known issues between 1986 and 1989 MK I
« on: September 14, 2012, 01:01:36 PM »
I'm looking at a couple of 1986 and 1989 models.  Are there any known issues that were rectified between the 1986 and 1989 models that would push me to the '89 vs the '86.  I currently have a '78 C-30.  I know that after 1986 they replaced the wood mast block with a solid fiberglass one to prevent compression.  Wondering if there were any production items like this between these years.

Main Message Board / Engine hours
« on: September 14, 2012, 08:59:24 AM »
I'm going to look at an '86 with a Universal 25XP 23 horsepower motor.  1700 hours.  Is that a lot of hours for a motor?

Main Message Board / Rotted Sole
« on: August 19, 2012, 03:55:14 PM »
Any ideas of what to look for that would cause this type of rot in the sole.  Was looking at a 1986 34 on a brokers site.  There was mention the sole needed replacing and this picture was attached.
I'm thinking the mast boot was leaking so maybe I should check the deck to see if the core is wet?

Sorry, can't get the picture to pop up.  It's linked below.  Thanks.

Main Message Board / Upgrading from Cat 30
« on: September 25, 2011, 04:25:47 PM »
I currently have a Cat 30 and was thinking of upgrading to a 34.  Just wondering if anyone else has gone up from a 30 and how they would compare it.  My primary reason is just to have a bit more space.  My '78 C30 cockpit gets pretty tight when you have more than 4 adults aboard.  Also, we are a family of four and while the v-berth is big enough, trying to sleep on the dinette table berth with one of the kids is too tight for me.  And unless you like the feel of sleeping in a casket, the aft berth under the cockpit isn't a great place either.
I've been looking online at some 1986-89/90 boats.  They appear to be in my budget range.  I'm planning on going to see my first 34 next week that a local broker has for sale.  Anything know issues with the boats in this range?



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