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Messages - patrice

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Main Message Board / Re: Cabin Table
« on: February 17, 2018, 04:07:13 PM »
Another option is to just remove the table.  Really opens up the cabin.  If not eating at the cockpit table, we ate on trays.  We don't play cards or games so it wasn't needed for that. Seldom needed the extra bed, if we did brought it to the boat for the duration.  Try it you might like it.

This is close to what we do.
I made a new table using the original one as template with the side 2in. shorter for easier access around.
But this one sit in the aft room.
I made what we call our cocktail table, it's 12" x 16".  It make the inside bigger.

Main Message Board / Re: Marine VHF Radio: Repair or Replace?
« on: December 29, 2017, 08:32:14 PM »
In the same option as ken said.  If there is oxydation on the potentiometer contact, sometime with radio off.  Turn the knob from one end to the other many times.
This might help removing some oxyde.

Main Message Board / Re: Oil "breather" hose to Air intake
« on: December 07, 2017, 08:43:24 AM »

Nicely done     :clap

Main Message Board / Re: Galley overhaul
« on: December 06, 2017, 06:21:43 AM »

Great winter project you started.

Hope you took some pictured to share with us.

Main Message Board / Re: Plastic slider door. Removal and replacement?
« on: December 06, 2017, 06:17:19 AM »
Same problem with mine.
To remove, slide in the middle and while someone lift on the top shelf you should be able to lift the sliding door and pull the bottom toward you.

Since the door overlap each other, I replace the brocken door in the back track and the brocken section in the middle, so the front door hide it.

I also light sanded one side of the acrylic door and painted.  Make a huge difference make the inside brighter.

Main Message Board / Re: Disconnect prop shaft from tranny before hauling?
« on: November 21, 2017, 03:34:24 PM »
Also, the question the other site was asked by an oday boat owner.

Main Message Board / Re: Disconnect prop shaft from tranny before hauling?
« on: November 21, 2017, 06:00:37 AM »

As said, I never heard anyone here doing this every fall.   All boats being hauled out.

But, if this would be required because of the hull flexing while being pulled out of the water and then having it stand on stands.

What about the hull during navigation in waves.  Having the hull going up and down.  Sorry but the water pressure applied on the hull is not equaly distributed at this situation.

But, not being a naval architect ....

Main Message Board / Re: Disconnect prop shaft from tranny before hauling?
« on: November 19, 2017, 07:07:46 AM »
I do haul out every year and never did this.

Main Message Board / Re: Washdown/rain leaks... grrr, donít feel alone.
« on: November 13, 2017, 12:48:09 PM »

The cushion being wet, is it on top, water droping or the underside of the cushion.

It happened to me, top only, and found out that the opening ports screen had been put back upside down after removing them for cleaning week before.
There is a gasket around the screen that is not continuous.  The joint had been placed at the bottom, so it left a little gap for water to make it's way.

Always fun to track leaks.
Good luck

Main Message Board / Re: Southern / Mid-Atlantic Winterization
« on: November 10, 2017, 05:20:53 AM »

If you winterize all the water system + Wh as it should be, you wll be fine for this part.

For the engine, you should have a heat exchanger, so no issue of a crack engine block.

But the T fitting between the thru hull and strainer is great.  Every fall I keep telling my self "I have to do this"
I take off the hose from the thru hull and put it in the antifreeze bottle.  Take 2 min to winterize HX.

Main Message Board / Re: Honda 2000W Gen Set
« on: October 30, 2017, 03:24:07 PM »

I understand that everyone needs are different.
But on the boat, I try to not use equipment requiring electricity.  Help to relax.

Have solar panel that keep batteries full, and frigo running all summer.

One thing to consider, is that noise travel easy and clear on the water.  Your neighbors at ancor might not enjoy your gen.

Main Message Board / Re: Catalina Mk I 1/4 "Sugar Scoop"
« on: October 30, 2017, 03:17:10 PM »

       Do you know if the C34 the only model Catalina sugar scooped ?

I believe they made some 42 also.

Main Message Board / Re: want a cradle
« on: October 29, 2017, 09:18:56 AM »
Was there any type of identification on the cradle.
All the cradle i saw, have ths owner's boat name printed on it

Main Message Board / Re: want a cradle
« on: October 23, 2017, 05:03:59 AM »
As Jim mention, there is a drawing in the manual.  Take it to a local welding shop and they will be able to give you a manufacturing price.
Then call a transport company to have it delivered to the marina.  Even some towing guys with there flat bed could transport.

The marina cannot rent you jack stand.  Most of the marina here have them and rent them for the winter time.
The beauty of stand.  Are easier to bring them to  different marina if you decide to change the next year.

Main Message Board / Re: Fresh water pump
« on: October 18, 2017, 01:24:27 PM »

Found the message

With paart number and company,7832.msg54155.html#msg54155

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