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Messages - Ekutney

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Main Message Board / Re: Alternator Upgrade
« on: February 25, 2019, 10:24:45 AM »
Engine mount bracket retrofit has been done.

I am in the process of doing some extensive rewiring, many many items from this forum have been very useful.  Replacing all wiring from the alt & cockpit control panel plus many updates to the Power Panel.  Changing SPST to DPDT AC breaker, changing all terminal connectors to marine heat shrink, changing 1/2/BOTH switch & relocating, adding SG200 to monitor 2XT-105 House bank & voltage display for DC at Power Panel.
 

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Main Message Board / Re: Old alternator, new choices
« on: February 24, 2019, 03:59:27 PM »
Thanks for the clarification on the part number, regulator not alternator. I assume alt # is 8MR2049K with additional stamp of 12N-51A-8440.

I plan to update what I have with the Leece-Neville regulator then update the alt for the following season when I add another 2 T-105s.  I am waiting because I also plan to add a SG-200 & have a budget to keep in mind.

Thanks for the comments, I thought explains my use of the boat would be helpful when deciding where to spend the boat bucks.

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Main Message Board / Old alternator, new choices
« on: February 24, 2019, 08:17:32 AM »
I currently have an "original" Motorola 8RG2009A alternator & it took me 2 weeks of PB application & patience to get the pivot bolt free.  It was bonded from the bolt to the alt frame.  PB did the job.

I am looking to have the alt tested & then determine my next step & trying to keep a tight budget.

I have 2 GC T105 & a group 24 for reserve/starting. My use is weekend on the hook & back to marina. Motoring at times for a couple hrs at the most.  I have a Sterling 30 amp charger, excellent purchase from Mainsail. It will keep the batteries maintained & I currently have no solar.

Based on my use & current config can i just put the alt back on if it tests OK or is an external reg the best way to go?  I've searched this topic on older posts & I got the gist this alt does not do a very good job, am I correct?

Any suggestion as to smart choices would be appreciated.

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Main Message Board / Re: Alternator Upgrade
« on: February 24, 2019, 08:04:45 AM »
I currently have an "original" Motorola 8RG2009A alternator & it took me 2 weeks of PB application & patience to get the pivot bolt free.  It was bonded from the bolt to the alt frame.  PB did the job.

I am looking to have the alt tested & then determine my next step & trying to keep a tight budget.

I have 2 GC T105 & a group 24 for reserve/starting. My use is weekend on the hook & back to marina.  I have a Sterling 30 amp charger, excellent purchase from Mainsail. It will keep the batteries maintained so the alt needs are not high.

Any suggestion as to smart choices would be appreciated. 

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Main Message Board / Re: Finding the waterline
« on: February 19, 2019, 04:03:41 PM »
My drain hose coming from the head sink is clear when initiall installed & I marked the water level.

Next time at boat I will take a pic & post.

I think the water line level is below the water input at the nipple on the exhaust riser but it is close.

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Main Message Board / Re: Replacement Circuit Breakers
« on: January 16, 2019, 12:00:49 PM »
Found the following source for the circuit breaker, still under $25 & easy to get with Amazon.

E-T-A Circuit Protection and Control 2-5700-IG1-K10-DD-20A , Circuit Breaker; Therm; Push; Cur-Rtg 20A; Panel; 1 Pole; Vol-Rtg 250/28VAC/VDC
by DISCOUNTLAND
Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DECXBA2/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_UV4pCb8MFEYWX




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Main Message Board / Re: Replacement Circuit Breakers
« on: January 16, 2019, 10:38:54 AM »
I followed the link Ken previously provided & found the following:

https://www.fpmarine.com/Pushbutton-circuit-breaker-for-12-volt-electrical-p/2-5700-ig1-k10-xx-screw.htm

It is the same part number as the picture of the circuit breaker Catalina Direct sells for over $40, the price shown on the link is under $20.  Have not checked yet on availability.

I have an older version of the same AC breaker for my Water Heater, it is convenient to be able to turn it off & does not require panel modification like a switch breaker would require.  I used a push to reset for my AC unit & it was not able to be switched off, that would be very convenient.

I plan to order for my AC unit & Battery Charger so they can be hard wired, the holes are already I  my Power Panel for the additional breakers.


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Main Message Board / Re: 3D Printing, port trim rings
« on: December 13, 2018, 09:20:05 AM »
Go Glenn.

I've worked with 3D printing % it can produce some amazing finished parts made from a number of materials.

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Where located?

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Catalina 34s Parts & Pieces For Sale or Wanted / Teak Eyebrows
« on: October 23, 2018, 08:45:32 AM »
I have original teak eyebrows, decided not to reinstall & they are looking for a good home.  Each long eyebrow is in 2 pieces, they were stored bent in a climate controlled storage locker & broke at one of the screw holes.  A real pain to ship so I would rather sell to someone local to Balt/Annapolis area.

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Catalina 34s Parts & Pieces For Sale or Wanted / Salon table
« on: October 23, 2018, 08:41:49 AM »
I have the original Salon table which was replaced with a smaller table so I have no need for the original table.  Has no hardware because it was used for the smaller table.  Located in the Balt area & would rather deal with somebody local.  Asking $100.

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Main Message Board / Re: arm on a 1986 vberth hatch
« on: October 19, 2018, 08:56:28 AM »
The arm holds fine but I got a great deal on a new arm (round vs flat) & I was able to make it fit.  The old arm would allow the hatch to be entirely wide open because the two pieces came apart.  The new arm does not come completely apart which is preferred for me.

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Main Message Board / Re: arm on a 1986 vberth hatch
« on: October 19, 2018, 07:48:56 AM »
I replaced the entire arm because it was getting sloppy.  I still have the old arm if interested.  Just pay shipping from MD.

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Catalina 34s Parts & Pieces For Sale or Wanted / Re: Hood 915 parts
« on: May 06, 2018, 07:20:54 PM »
I have a 1986 with a Hood roller.  I am located North of Balt but have a gauge tee that lives down near Pax River.   My wife and I were planning on heading down there next weekend 

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Main Message Board / Re: Bow Water Tank
« on: April 24, 2018, 09:07:38 AM »
1986 C34 here hull # 42

Bow water tank under V berth, starboard under setee & it had a 200 liter bladder under the aft berth I plan to reinstall.  I also always seem to have water on the starboard cockpit set when it rains.  I just use a squeegee to clean it off.

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