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Main Message Board / Alternator upgrade from Catalina direct.
« on: March 02, 2022, 06:12:58 AM »
  Most often I'm just a reader here and not much of a poster. Yet I want to thank everyone here for all your contributions that has helped me to repair and upgrade my Catalina 34 during the last 2 1/2 years. I just installed 4 Trojan 105's and a new starting battery. I have installed Victron smart chargers, a DC to DC charger for battery isolation and charging and a Bluetooth shunt. My question is this: I seen that do to health the mainsail sight is no longer offering the parts to upgrade our alternators. Can anyone guide me to upgrading my alternator? I seen that Catalina direct offers a 105 amp alternator but does not offer a catalog number or a regulator kit. Does anyone have a good option and catalog numbers for both alternator and regulator, it would be deeply appreciated.

Main Message Board / Crazing and spider cracking.
« on: October 11, 2019, 06:38:18 AM »

  On another thread we moved onto the subject of crazing a d spider cracking. I was hoping by copying and posting a reply to Jim here I could coax out a reply from other members here., I sure could use the advice from actual C34 owners.

Re: Rear Pulpit seats.
Reply #8 on: Today at 06:25:34 AM

  Hi Jim
  Thanks for pointing out Magicezy, I also seen this product. I searched for some reviews and they were very mixed with the old timers expressing  that nothing can replace the hard work and rewards of grindging out and filling the old fashioned way. I was hoping for a quicker effective method that would protect my boat while I allowed other cracks to show themselves. This way if quite a few showed up in the year ahead I could paint the deck and even the upper hull one time and not regret jumping on the job to quickly.  As I said in another reply my boat although very nice sat for a good few years, I think maybe my enthusiasm for sailing, me being a newbie and all has had this boat out way more often than it has for many years. I just replaced my standing and running rigging and hope to replace my sails in the next 4 months. Jim, I think I will copy and paste my reply to you and start a new thread about crazing and spider cracks, I sure would like as much input as possible

Main Message Board / Rear Pulpit seats.
« on: October 08, 2019, 01:10:35 PM »
  Has anyone personally seen or have had any experience with the rear pulpits from Catalina Direct? On their website they show replacement rear pulpit where the tubing has been extended towards the back of the boat to accommodate seating. I was wondering if anyone has purchased this or knows anyone who has and if they're happy. A month back while moored out at Catalina Island a guy pulling into his Mooring his wife fell in, he left the helm to check on her and ran into the back of me bending and kinking my Pulpit bars.
  I'm located in Alamitos Bay California and I got a bid from the local marina for $1,600 to straighten it and to replace one of the uprights. Then I went online and for about $2,000 I can get a complete new Pulpit both sides with new seating areas. The guy who hit me cut me a check to cover my Pulpit bars my barbecue mount am I a outboard motor mount so there's no longer a problem there. Also if anybody has seen the seats I'm 6-3 and weigh 230 lb so I'm hoping they have some size to them if not I'm hoping they would fit my average guest.

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