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Messages - kh3412

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Main Message Board / Re: Filling small aft hull depression
« on: May 02, 2021, 03:52:23 PM »
Ok found most of my water coming down the rudder shaft. To control the water coming from there installed a second nylon washer under the emergency cap that was epoxied to the deck. This gives me a 1/4" lip so water does not run right down.
Also had a leak in the rear water tank. Lot of places for water to get there as you can not see in that area, leaks at rails, dash panel,lazarets, and pedestal. But found most of mine coming down the rudder shaft.

Main Message Board / Re: Filling small aft hull depression
« on: May 02, 2021, 05:57:45 AM »
I cleaned and ground the cracked area and applied 5 layers of biaxial glass with west system. Then poured a two part expanding foam into the areas and let it work. Came back the next day and ground sanded the foam down so the allow the water to run toward the bilge. This was covered with a few layers of fiberglass and sanded. Finished the project with bilge paint.
I believe that this may also cause some of the leaks people have gotten from the rudder post as it forms the back of the depression as it would be the thinnest fiberglass that the ice would push against.
This issue only really affects boats up north in freshwater.
The two part expanding foam was for, pour in floatation so I feel would be ok
Think this could be mentioned in the critical updates.


Main Message Board / Re: Filling small aft hull depression
« on: May 02, 2021, 05:37:20 AM »
This was done on the boat as part of the transmission replacement. As part of the replacement had to remove the shaft. So wanted to put a new bushing in the strut but found the strut eaten away from electrolysis. So this had me looking at the strut to replace. As taking the strut off, kept getting a drip of water in the area. This lead me to grind some more looking for the source. What I found, the heavy roving that forms the hull in that area is covered with a finish fiberglass cap that has nice squared edges something the roving could not do. there is voids that water was in dripping out where the strut come out of the hull. This led me inside the boat where I found the area you want to fill. Pictures of that area show the cracks i had in the bottom that the water was coming from. There is a second area behind the rudder post also. this area holds water also and would recommend filling also.

Main Message Board / Re: Engine Mounts
« on: March 06, 2021, 09:05:48 AM »
When the mounts were replaced last year I went with a "lag/stud"
You can bed the lag part in some epoxy so it will not loosen and have machine nuts on the mount.
This gives me peace of mind when the motor has to come out in the future that the stringer holes won't get to loose
to hold.

Main Message Board / Re: Sliding Panels
« on: January 15, 2021, 05:15:50 AM »
Did you remove the teak trim ti install?

Did my panel area with carbon fiber. The slider above is in carbon fiber also if the admiral approves will do the main sliders.
Glenn no did not remove the panels to install. Lift up and a little prying and they came out. made the new ones a tad shorter so they go in easier.
Did my panel area with carbon fiber. The slider above is in carbon fiber also if the admiral approves will do the main sliders.

Another vote for this being slick!!  Is this a film?  I also noted that you did the same over the electrical panel backing board.  I might have to consider that!
This is carbon fiber panels laid up the one for the panels myself and bought the ones for the sliders from McMaster-carr. Don not have a mirror long enough to lay up the sliders so bought the sheet.

Main Message Board / Re: Sliding Panels
« on: January 13, 2021, 07:39:59 AM »
Did my panel area with carbon fiber. The slider above is in carbon fiber also if the admiral approves will do the main sliders.

Main Message Board / Re: Parting out
« on: November 27, 2020, 12:30:14 PM »
Okay I started a list and will try to find out answers to questions and prices. The boat is an hour and a half away and we have snow coming so it may take some time.
Guessing nothing will happen till spring.

Main Message Board / Parting out
« on: November 22, 2020, 05:30:57 AM »
Ok Had a thread about our boats getting older (along with us) well the person cutting it up gave the go ahead to offer parts for sale.
He has ask me to handle this.
So if anybody has a need for parts please let me know. The boat will probably get cut up in the spring as winter has been showing its
ugly face.
The boat is a MKl, Keel stepped, do not know the year as of yet.
Please understand this is not a commercial operation and the boat is three hours driving away.
I will try to get a list of what people want and get pictures of those items.
Again remember this a fundraiser for the Sea scouts  and not a business.

Main Message Board / Re: Gauge cleaning
« on: November 21, 2020, 05:07:17 AM »
Very nice

Main Message Board / Re: As they age
« on: October 27, 2020, 02:11:30 PM »
The boat is on lake Erie. The marina allows him to cut the boats up for salvage to help fund the sea scouts. Do not believe he has the space or time to store parts for future sale. As I understand it the marina keeps the engine and transmission. I guess the point of my post originally was to highlight that the boats are not getting any younger and insurance companies are happy to scrap them for what used to be repairable.

Main Message Board / As they age
« on: October 26, 2020, 04:50:19 PM »
I know most of us love our 34's but they are aging as we all are.
Sad to say came across one that is destined to be cut up :cry4`.
Thought I would share some photos before it meets its end.
Story is that it grounded hard and cracked the bilge floor, it has also has what appears to be keel bolt corrosion.
Jumped up on it to see how sad it was, nothing a good cleaning would not take care of.
Went below (sorry no pictures) and found the mast step rotted and the stringers rotted with cracks in the keel floor.
Both the mast step and the strings had the glass off them and just mush wood.
The plus side is the fellow that cuts them up uses the money as a fundraiser for the Sea Scouts.
Guess the moral is enjoy and maintain our boats.

Main Message Board / Re: Sunshade
« on: September 08, 2020, 08:34:27 AM »
Jim that looks fantastic

Main Message Board / Re: Transmission replacement
« on: June 21, 2020, 02:30:44 PM »
Some more pictures

Main Message Board / Re: Transmission replacement
« on: June 21, 2020, 02:25:57 PM »
Well exciting week.
Boat is finally in the water.
Close to two years later, I launched the boat this week in spite of all the effort to screw it up.
Finished the dc rewire and made an appointment for launch last Thursday. Thinking I can tackle the ac side in the water.
So getting ready for launch and decided to check the trans to see if needs oil. Found out they had shipped it dry.
Not wanting to make a mess thought of different ways to fill it and came up with using a meat syringe.
This worked perfect, controlled amounts, a little at a time, checking all along. Then as I was just giving it the last little to land me on the full line
the tip came off the syringe and fell to the bottom :cry4`
After some discussion abouts options walked over to office and cancelled my launch.
Well after being talked out of using firearms I started the task of removing the transmission-1:00pm
Fought it out in about 4 hours doing it without removing any wires or hoses just the exhaust-5:00pm
Removed the side cover for shifter and the piece fell out-5:07pm
Reinstalled all that was removed-7:20pm
Drank much beer-1:00am
So a two year project to replace the tranny should have taken 7 hours.
It was the extras that killed the job, new shaft, new rear water tank, new fuel tank, new strut and bearing, new motor mounts, crack in hull by strut, new rudder and refinish the keel.
So again thanks to all as this site is an invaluable resource.
And yes they launched me after much ribbing.

Catalina 34s Parts & Pieces For Sale or Wanted / transmission
« on: June 04, 2020, 06:33:48 AM »
Used transmission worked but did not snap into gear.
50.00$ and shipping.

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