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Messages - Ron Hill

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Main Message Board / Re: New Lewmar 65 Installation
« on: Today at 01:24:21 PM »
Patches : You didn't give your production year or hull #.  I'll guess that your C34 is a 1988 thru 1991.
I wrote a Mainsheet tech Note article on replacing the lens in my 1988 Rollstop Vberth Hatch.  I removed the hatch lens in its frame and sent it to Select Plastics.  I also purchased (I believe from them) a Rollstop hatch repair kit.  Select did a great job and then I installed the repair kit.

In my article I point out that the MAIN problem with the Roll Stop hatches is that the hatch MUST only be in one of the 4? hatch positions. In any other position the detents get worn and then eventually will not hold the weight of the hatch!!!
 
I also pointed out that I made a Gray Sunbrella cover for the hatch to keep the UV from crazing it.   :thumb:

A few thoughts

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Main Message Board / Re: Mast-up wind transducer installation
« on: April 02, 2020, 03:06:42 PM »
Guys : It wasn't that hard to do with the mast up.  Just follow what I did in that Mainsheet tech note article!!

A thought

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Guys  : I too wanted another solar vent, but I put mine thru the deck between the mast and the top of the Vberth hatch.  Did that way back in the 1990s and wrote a Mainsheet tech note article w/pictures. 

Thought I'd like to circulate the air thur both the salon and the Vberth.

Another thought.

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Main Message Board / Re: Covid bored project
« on: March 29, 2020, 03:02:47 PM »
Good Looking Work  :thumb:

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Main Message Board / Re: Mast-up wind transducer installation
« on: March 29, 2020, 03:00:24 PM »
Kyle : If you look in the older Mainsheet tech notes you'll find an article that I wrote where I installed a Data Marine wind instrument on the top of the mast with the mast up and the boat in the water!!!

My experience with the wireless wind units has been that the Captain is usually up the mast replacing it & sending it back!!  Maybe the wireless units now are better than they were 4/5 years ago??

A few thoughts

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Main Message Board / Re: Leak in hull to deck joint
« on: March 24, 2020, 02:58:00 PM »
Chris : The leak is definitely from the rub-rail channel bolt.  Here's what you might try first before removing the vinyl and recaulking the bolt!

Cut a slot in the end of the bolt.  Then take a box end wrench and put it on the nut.  Take a common screw driver put it in the cut slot, hold the screwdriver taunt and then tighten the nut.  It's worth a try to see if that tightens up and stops the leak!??

If not you'll have to remove or might as well replace the vinyl inset , recaulk the bolt and reinstall the vinyl!!  Not that hard, but time consuming and done when it is warm outside!!

A few thoughts     :clap

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Main Message Board / Re: Air filter on M35B
« on: March 22, 2020, 03:00:26 PM »
I agree with Stu - I vented my oil pan breather in to a cut off Budweiser can filled with foam - for over 20 years.  Cleaned it out twice a season!  Kept the engine compartment almost spotless !!

A thought   :thumb:

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Guys : Having to back into a slip sucks for many maneuvering, tide current, and wind reasons.  Those are obvious, but the gawkers walking down the dock surprised me looking straight into the salon!  :cry4`
 
Had to make a top hatch board out of smoky lexan and put it into the companion way to block their view.   :clap

A thought

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Guys : I Always try to get a slip with the full length or finger pier on the port side.  That way slowing down in reverse pulls you nicely into the pier!   :thumb:
Always thought that to be the primary concern over power boxes and water hookups. 

A thought 

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Kurt : I hope that you checked to make sure that the pins in the idler pulleys were not the original bronze pins, but the new stainless pins.
Edson put out a bulletin and it was in the Mainsheet tech notes on that a while back (older C34s)!!   :shock:

A thought

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Main Message Board / Re: Deck fill O-ring
« on: March 14, 2020, 12:49:51 PM »
Guys : Treat the "O" rings with silicon spray or plumbers grease and when you tighten them down "snug" is all that is needed!!

A few thoughts

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Main Message Board / Re: Companionway Stairs
« on: March 14, 2020, 10:16:45 AM »
Guys : A number of years ago I wrote an article in the Mainsheet tech notes with a picture.

I cut White anti-skid strips (sticky backed) and put them on the teak steps.  I cleaned the teak (that would be under the strips) with lacquer thinner to get all the natural oil out before mounting the strips.
I put two strips on the top and bottom steps - easy to see at night and one strip on the outside of the center steps.  They worked great and are still in place years later.  Periodically I clean them so they stayed white!!

A few thoughts   :thumb:

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Kurt : Before I'd take on that Project I'd call Edson @ 508-955-9711 and talk with Will Keen.  Just to make sure I had the correct procedure.

You didn't mention your Hull# and what kind of transom you have!!

A thought

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Main Message Board / Re: organized anchor locker
« on: March 11, 2020, 02:37:16 PM »
Jim : If you have a windlass it dictates the size of the chain.  I have 50' of 1/4"HT chain and 200' of nylon braid on braid rode.  I found the B on B rode to be stronger, but more important it will NOT get stiff over the years!!!

Look in the Mainsheet Tech notes and you'll find a number of articles I wrote on separating the anchor well, power, windlass installation, extra anchor storage, etc.

A few thoughts

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Main Message Board / Re: Racor R15P vs. R20P
« on: March 07, 2020, 01:01:59 PM »
Breaking : Why not give the 20P a try? and then report back to us on your findings?

I did that on hundreds of items. It was either an "At-a-Boy" or an "Aw Shi_" 

A thought   :thumb:

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