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Well, I removed the old windlass and am in the middle of installing a Maxwell VW10 and do need to move the old one off my bench.   When we bought the boat last year the windlass was wired backwards and not really usable so I doubt it ever saw much use in it's 18 years of life.  The gypsy has all of it's chrome and looks great.   Included is the foot switch but without the chrome ring.    I may remove one of the mounting studs to reuse on the new so that would have to be sourced.  A meter of metric threaded rod will cost 12.85 at Fastenal and you get enough to do the whole windlass with fresh threads.

How about $400 plus shipping from 49686?    Estimate about  26 pounds packaged.

thanks, Dietrich

Main Message Board / Wing keel dimensions
« on: October 04, 2015, 10:15:40 AM »
Does anyone have the fore and aft dimension of the wing keel?

Main Message Board / Source for Cabinet Latches
« on: August 17, 2015, 08:30:41 AM »
After searching this site, the web and calling Catalina Direct I need help.   Two of our galley cabinet doors are held closed with brass bullet catches that are fine until we execute an unplanned 50 degree roll on a rogue and embarrassingly unnoticed  wave and crockery launches itself into the air.    The existing catches around the boat are mostly black plastic push buttons next to a simple U shaped handle.   The galley door design is " with a round teak strip along two edges.   

The nearest I can find to this latch is a Seadog brand,, from Go2marine but I hope to find a latch that is more similar to the originals.   


I am rigging our boat for spinnaker flying and lack a set of 1 1/4" sliding track cars from which to hang a set of snatch blocks.  Might someone have an extra set in the spare parts bin that we all seem to fill over the years?

Main Message Board / M35 Valve Adjustment
« on: June 10, 2015, 07:20:12 AM »
Our M35 has an annoying ticking sound at idle and I am presuming the valves need adjusting.   On the sea trial last year our surveyor did not think it was anything to be concerned about but to is beginning to bug me.   

The actual adjusting procedure is straight forward enough but what I am unsure of is how best to turn over an engine with no compression release and no accessible hex nut to turn with a wrench.   The 30mm nut on the crank shaft has a bent up keeper that precludes using a wrench.   The 18mm splined shaft offers a possibility if I manufacture an adapter or the pulley has three tapped holes that I can adapt to.

OK, there must be a simple solution.   Am I over thinking this one?

Catalina 34s Parts & Pieces For Sale or Wanted / Anchor Roller
« on: June 02, 2015, 09:13:23 AM »
I replaced the original 20" long roller on my 1996 Mark II with the 30" model and need to move the old.   It's roller is is in good shape and spins well, has never seen salt, has old sealant on the bottom and comes with a backing plate.    The photos I think tell the tale.

How about $75 plus shipping?

Main Message Board / Starting/reserve battery size
« on: January 04, 2015, 06:16:58 AM »
I am adding a reserve battery to our 1996 C34 with the M35A.    Our Kobota dealer recommends a 500CCA battery for a 30hp diesel but that is also presuming winter cold weather usage.   Can I use a U1 size battery with half the CCAs and still reliably start the diesel when I goof and let the fridge drag the house bank to nothing?

Dietrich Floeter
#1317 1996

Catalina 34s Parts & Pieces For Sale or Wanted / Hatch Storage Bracket
« on: November 04, 2014, 06:33:36 AM »
I have replaced the Hatch Storage Bracket that mounts on the engine cover.    The old Starboard bracket is now loose and available to anyone who may want it for the cost of shipping.    Attached are some images of the old and new.    8/4 mahogany is a passable complimentary wood to the teak.   

This piece came from a 1996 Mark 2 C34.

Main Message Board / Adding a Washdown Pump
« on: June 24, 2014, 07:31:23 AM »
On our new to us 1996 C34 Mark II I am installing a wash down pump with the line terminating in the anchor locker.    I have mounted the pump on a board outboard of the water heater and hope to use one of the existing through hulls under the galley as a source.  We also lack a sea water pump at the galley and need to plumb this in, somewhere.

As I recall, one of these through hulls is the sink drain and the other handles the ice box and shower sump.   Can I tee the ice box and shower into the sink drain and use their through hull or will there be too much back pressure resulting in a full sink?   I considered teeing into the sink drain meaning I would need to pour enough water down to clear the water column of debris before starting the pump or I would be pumping last night's dirty dish water into the wash down pumps filter.   Eventually I would forget and create a nasty mess.   

Or just wait until we haul this fall and drill a hole?

Dietrich Floeter
1996 C34 Wing
Name TBD

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