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Messages - Ron Hill

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Main Message Board / Re: Alternator problem
« on: Yesterday at 11:56:56 AM »
Dwayne : You'll never know about a rebuild until you take the alternator to a shop and have them look at it!!  Get a new alternator and you maybe looking at a new problem of mounting and getting it aligned. Rebuild the old alternator and you eliminated that mounting problem!!

BTW, the tach gets it signal from the alternator.  So not surprised that the tach and hour meter are not working.

Even though I went up to 120A alternator, thru the voltage regulator I "dumbed" it down to 100A.  Just so I didn't eat up belts!!              Best look at your voltage regulator manual and learn what you already have!

Look at your solar panel/s and I sure that they will charge the batteries as well as keeping them topped off.  You may need a regulator depending how "large"(Watts) the solar panels are ?

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Main Message Board / Re: Fuel Guage Not Working
« on: Yesterday at 11:37:57 AM »
Mark : I'll guess that your original sending unit finally failed!!  You can check your wiring and make sure all is connected.  Look in the Mainsheet tech notes for an article on How to replace the Fuel sending unit. 

Also many posts on that topic here on this form!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Alternator problem
« on: July 10, 2020, 03:15:09 PM »
Dwayne : Take your Balmar to an alternator shop and have it rebuilt.  They can tell you what size they can rebuild to.  I went from a 75A to 120A.  Don't know what you have for an external voltage regulator or what it maybe set at?, but look at an ARS 5 or MAX.

If you are eating up belts you also need to look at the belt alignment.  The alternator case might need to be moved back or fwd beside looking at twist of the case/pulley. 

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Main Message Board / Re: Hello
« on: July 09, 2020, 01:53:09 PM »
Wingman : Welcome Aboard, :D

List you Hull # and production year so we all can easily ID your C34 and give you a correct answer to any of your questions !!

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Main Message Board / Re: Which Exhaust Riser to order from CD?
« on: July 08, 2020, 02:33:23 PM »
Guys : At one time when Catalina made replacement risers, they wanted your old one to match!! 

Randy just be a where that Catalina makes C34s that are similar NOT exact !

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Main Message Board / Re: now a prop question
« on: July 08, 2020, 02:17:49 PM »
Jeff : Most of the C34 owners with a 3 bladed fixed (sailor) 15"x9" prop have re-pitched to 15"X10"!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Thru Stanchion Vent for Head Issue
« on: July 08, 2020, 02:11:31 PM »
Chuck : How about taking a picture of that "metal?" over the hole in the stanchion?  Then maybe we can help?

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Main Message Board / Re: exhaust riser and manifold for mark 2 1997
« on: July 07, 2020, 03:02:15 PM »
Randy : I believe that Ken is correct.  If it is the Gasket between the exhaust flange and the exhaust manifold all you need is a $5 gasket!!

Can't recall when Gerry Douglas said the hump hose was standard C34 production - thought it was with the first MKII hull # 1295?

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Main Message Board / Re: Water heater leak at safety valve
« on: July 07, 2020, 02:49:18 PM »
Guys : I've posted this before!!  The pressure relief valve is NOT a drain valve - I've never had a relief valve reseat and not leak if I've ever opened it!!  Seems the smallest piece of anything will cause it to not seat and then leak a drip or two.   :cry4`
 
Learned this from a plumber and experience with W heaters at home. 

As for the length of time to leave the AC heater element ON?  Like any electrical filament the longer it's ON - the shorter its life !!

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Main Message Board / Re: Water heater leak at safety valve
« on: July 06, 2020, 03:19:38 PM »
Guys : LOOK AT IT THIS WAY  - You are only heating 6 gallons of water that is already at the outside ambient temperature !!!
If you had run the engine the HW heater water temp is even higher!!  :shock:

30 minutes is more than long enough to have the shore power AC ON!!

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Main Message Board / Re: Alternator Belt Tensioner Home Made
« on: July 04, 2020, 12:18:19 PM »
Randy : The "rule of thumb" for belt tension is that you cannot twist the belt (between finger and thumb) more than 180 degrees!  :thumb:

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Main Message Board / Re: Another transmission question
« on: July 03, 2020, 01:05:24 PM »
Jeff : I believe that you picked up something on your Prop and it's setting up a imbalance!!  Go swimming and check!!

I once picked up the plastic wrap from a case of bottled water!!  It did the same thing.  Was a Bit_h to get off because I had to motor in to an anchorage and that plastic tried to melt itself around the prop, strut and shaft!!   :cry4`

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Main Message Board / Re: Mystery pieces
« on: July 03, 2020, 12:57:53 PM »
Kyle : The caps are from the fridge installation
The wooden "Y" is a wrench that tightens the nut for the wheel steering!!   :clap

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Main Message Board / Re: Head vent issues 1992 mk1.5
« on: July 03, 2020, 12:54:08 PM »
WBev : Beside all of the vents, You might check and see if the Joker valve is "inside out" !! 
Also You might also check to see if the large flapper valve under the pump is working OK.

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Main Message Board / Re: Rust stains on gel coat & non-skid
« on: July 03, 2020, 12:48:01 PM »
Vic : Oxalic acid does the trick - either Bar Keepers Friend (cheaper and in the grocery store) or Fiberglass Stain Remover (Marine store and more expensive)   Your choice!!  :D

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