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Messages - sailr4

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Main Message Board / San Diego slips
« on: June 11, 2018, 06:50:29 AM »
Hello to all the San Diego members!  We are possibly relocating to San Diego and I would like to know what options are suggested to keep my boat. 



Catalina 34s Parts & Pieces For Sale or Wanted / Re: Hood 915 parts
« on: May 27, 2018, 05:49:43 PM »
Sorry I left you guys hanging. Ed - I sent you an email.  Md - What parts are you interested in?

Main Message Board / Re: Cabin Table
« on: May 07, 2018, 06:34:25 AM »
Here you go...

Main Message Board / Re: Anchor Light Replacement
« on: April 25, 2018, 07:59:53 AM »
It's a great boat for sure.  It's just the little things underneath that make you scratch your head and say WTF were they thinking.  Another example: they taped the main electrical cables running off the battery switch together so they could lead to the batteries.  Now I can't replace one with out replacing All. They definitely keep the boat jobs interesting.

Main Message Board / Re: Anchor Light Replacement
« on: April 24, 2018, 04:12:22 PM »
Thanks.  I searched Anchor light for hours (slow connection).  Finally found under "Mast Light":,6007.msg38353.html#msg38353

I think this answers most of my questions, except, why didn't they leave extra wire above the knot? The more jobs i do on this Catalina, the more I lose faith in the intelligence of Catalina.

Main Message Board / Anchor Light Replacement
« on: April 24, 2018, 10:56:04 AM »
I was up the mast trying to remove the original anchor light and it would not lift off. Has anyone done this job without removing the mast cap? Is the wire just that tight? I feel like I'm overlooking something. 3 screws. Loosen base. Lift up to disconnect wires.

Main Message Board / Re: Luff length with furler upgrade
« on: April 22, 2018, 05:35:10 PM »
Ron: Thank you, I read it a while back.  You replaced with an 808 and were fortunate to have an identical or longer foil length. That is why I posted this. To warn others that may upgrade to the 325 that the foil length is shorter than the 915.

Main Message Board / Re: Luff length with furler upgrade
« on: April 22, 2018, 01:13:37 PM »
To answer my own question (for future generations) - Yes, Virginia. Of course you will have to re-cut your sail. Did you really think that a boat project would go smoothly?  You silly sailor.  For the tall rig, my sail luff is about 5 inches too long.  And that is after buying shorter tack and hoist shackles. Off to the sailmaker I go.  :cry4`

Catalina 34s Parts & Pieces For Sale or Wanted / Hood 915 parts
« on: April 22, 2018, 01:03:12 PM »
I just completed the installation of a new Furler (Hood SeaFurl-5).  My Hood 915 continuous line furler was still in good condition. I upgraded along with the rest of the standing rigging. I'm willing to part with parts for the cost of shipping.

Main Message Board / Re: Universal M25 XP Engine Mounts
« on: March 23, 2018, 05:03:45 AM »
The Vetus K75's are on sale at Defender for $52 each.  I used the K50's all around and had super results.  Of course this was only one season of use, so time will tell.


Main Message Board / Re: Thermostat source
« on: March 21, 2018, 07:09:23 PM »
Yep,thatís less than Kubota dealer retail.

Did it have the temp stamped on it?
Did it have the bypass hole drilled in the flange?


Ken -

Yes, it is stamped 71C. It has one tiny hole in it. So I made it 1/8" and drilled a second.


Main Message Board / Re: Thermostat source
« on: March 19, 2018, 12:12:55 PM »
I ended up getting a pretty good deal from


Main Message Board / Re: Stainless or galvanized bolts
« on: March 05, 2018, 12:51:10 PM »
Thanks Ken.  I have the 25XP. I have not been able to remove the bolt stub yet.  I will try again when the weather warms just a bit.  Might end up drilling out and thru bolting.


Main Message Board / Stainless or galvanized bolts
« on: March 05, 2018, 10:35:35 AM »
In removing my thermostat housing, as others have, I broke one of the bolts. I was wondering if this bolt should be replaced with stainless or some other material since it is attaching mild steel / iron engine parts.


Main Message Board / Re: Standing Rigging lengths
« on: March 05, 2018, 07:15:58 AM »
Here is the "Map" that The Rigging Co. did...

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