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Messages - Jon W

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Main Message Board / Re: Hard pumping head
« on: October 08, 2021, 03:39:49 PM »
Phil you’re very welcome, and glad it solved your problem.

Thanks to Alex, I just received my new Raritan Super Flush from Marine Sanitation and Supply. Next week’s project. I couldn’t pass on that price.

The willingness of so many, from so many different places, to share their experience and thoughts is why this forum is so great.

Main Message Board / Re: Refitting Polonaise
« on: October 07, 2021, 05:00:45 PM »
To avoid breaking the locking tab on the XAS, don't smack the handle down to close them.

Main Message Board / Re: Hard pumping head
« on: October 06, 2021, 08:30:55 AM »
FWIW - Next time when hard pushing down, check that the empty bowl lever has stayed all the way to the right. Mine sometimes drifts slightly back to the left when pumping. Can't tell it's moved by sight. Pushing the lever back to the right again solves the problem.

Main Message Board / Re: Hard pumping head
« on: October 05, 2021, 06:59:28 AM »
Good price! Did it come with the slow close toilet seat?

Main Message Board / Re: Hard pumping head
« on: October 04, 2021, 07:24:59 PM »
Same here, might as well use a bucket  :shock:. I’m saving for the Raritan SuperFlush household size. Glad to hear from Alex it’s a better piece of equipment and the mounting bolts match the old Jabsco.

Thanks. Slight difference between the two on my AC charger. Maybe not a concern since the digital echo charger is feeding my reserve battery similar to you. Good to know for future replacement.

Kyle, is your house bank AGM?

ptid, with a house bank of 4 T105’s you want your AC charger to be 40 to 50a range. If yours is 50a you’re good.

When I was doing my upgrade I was given the guidance that the AC charger should be sized at ~10% of the bank it is directly charging.

Is your AC charger 20A or is that a typo?

Main Message Board / Re: Replacing standing rigging
« on: September 25, 2021, 12:50:23 PM »
I also had multi decade old standing rigging when I bought the boat. I upgraded to all 5/16" 1 x 19 wire, new turnbuckles, new single and double tangs, pins, etc. Pulled the mast to have it done 5 years ago for ~$2,400.

Main Message Board / Re: Chain Plate Tension Rod Adjustment
« on: September 24, 2021, 01:59:47 PM »
Thanks Logo, appreciate the input and think you're right. Your idea to tighten the nut just enough to take any slack out matches an old post I found last night from 2005 by Roc where he had called Gerry Douglas who said "to make them just snug enough".

This started because I noticed some fore and aft hairline cracks in the gelcoat fillet where the cabin side meets the deck between the port upper and aft lower chain plates. I'm thinking the tension rod isn't "snug enough" so allows the deck to flex and work the old gelcoat.

FWIW - Earlier in the week I asked Warren Pandy at Catalina what the process is for installing them and what does the factory do. In the past he has been very helpful, but I get the sense he's got a lot going on. His response was to torque to 35-40 ft/lbs. which I wasn't comfortable with. No response on how the factory does it, so I posted here and got the right answer. Thanks again.

Main Message Board / Chain Plate Tension Rod Adjustment
« on: September 23, 2021, 01:41:09 PM »
Does anyone know the procedure to adjust/check the chain plate tension rod is installed correctly? Thanks for the help.

Main Message Board / Re: Engine slow turnover
« on: September 21, 2021, 03:34:30 PM »
I believe that Mark is referring to the inrush current of the start motor, not the alternator voltage regulated by the Balmar external voltage regulator in the charging system.

Main Message Board / Re: Wishing Rod a speedy recovery.
« on: September 15, 2021, 10:14:42 AM »
Thanks for the link Stu.

Rod, as I sit here at anchor I know your advice and guidance was key to making it possible. The whole boating community is pulling for you. Get well soon.

Main Message Board / Re: C34 2002 transmission failure…what do I do?
« on: September 05, 2021, 08:32:04 PM »
Les, since you’re replacing your transmission you should know that a couple folks changed to the Twin Disc transmission.

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