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Messages - Vic Suben

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Main Message Board / Re: Holding Tank
« on: April 16, 2015, 01:44:50 PM »
Thanks for the replies,

Using a wet/dry vac sounds interesting, but they are fairly expensive.  Would I have to throw the vac away when I'm done with this task?

Vic

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Main Message Board / Re: Holding Tank
« on: April 16, 2015, 01:44:15 PM »
Thanks for the replies,

Using a wet/dry vac sounds interesting, but they are fairly expensive.  Would I have to throw the vac away when I'm done with this task?

Vic

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Main Message Board / Holding Tank
« on: April 16, 2015, 04:33:17 AM »
Just before Surprise was hauled at the end of last season, I had the harbor's pump out boat pump out the holding tank.  When I started to replace the holding tank's hoses, I found there is still stuff in the tank.  So i guess the pump out boat is not up to the task of getting everything out of the tank.  I am looking for suggestions as to how to remove the remaining bad stuff (probably several gallons) from the tank.
Thanks,

Vic Suben 8)

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Main Message Board / Re: Cracked Bomar Hatch Lense
« on: January 03, 2015, 09:28:11 AM »
Thanks for the info.  I'll contact Select Plastics.

Vic

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Main Message Board / Cracked Bomar Hatch Lense
« on: January 02, 2015, 01:18:49 PM »
 :sleepy:


The Bomar hatch just aft of the mast in Surprise is cracked at the corner near one of the dogs.  Can the lens itself be replaced, or do I need to replace the entire hatch.  If the lens itself can be replaced, are there any tricks or special metjpds that I need to pay attention to?  Also, where can I get a replacement lens?

Thanks,

Vic

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Main Message Board / Re: Water Pump Impeller
« on: January 02, 2015, 01:12:56 PM »
Thanks for all the information.

Vic

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Main Message Board / Water Pump Impeller
« on: December 18, 2014, 08:33:50 AM »
 :clap  Surprise is a 1987 Mark I Catalina 34 with the M25XP engine.  The engine is fitted with an Oberdorfer raw water pump. I am trying to find an inexpensive source for an impeller for the Oberdorfer pump.

Thanks,

Vic

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Main Message Board / Re: alternator belt replacement
« on: June 30, 2014, 03:58:00 PM »
Thanks Stu,

I'll pick up a 7395 or its NAPA equivalent.

Vic

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Main Message Board / Re: alternator belt replacement
« on: June 30, 2014, 12:59:39 PM »
A few years ago I found a belt that the PO had left.  The belt was encased in a Gates 7405 sleeve, and lacking any other information about the belt, I installed it.  Today I replaced that belt with (you guessed it) at Gates 7405.  When I removed the old belt, I realized it was considerably narrower than the new belt.  Upon closer examination I notice that the old belt has a NAPA part no. 3VX400.  The new belt seems to working very well but I'm not sure which is the correct belt to use.  Does anyone know the correct part no. for the alternator belt?  My engine is the M25XP.

Thanks,

Vic :clap

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Main Message Board / Re: Cold Cranking Amps for M25XP
« on: July 04, 2013, 07:59:57 AM »
Thanks for the information.  The reason for the replacement is that I want to switch to a circuit breaker panel to get rid of the fuses.  When changing to the Blue Seas panels, space becomes a consideration and their m-type battery switch is a better fit than the e-type.

Vic

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Main Message Board / Cold Cranking Amps for M25XP
« on: July 02, 2013, 06:20:40 AM »
I am considering replacing the electrical panel in Surprise a 1987 Catalina 34.  As part of this change, I would also replace the main battery switch.  To select the correct switch, it would be helpful to know the cold cranking amps of the M25XP.

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who knows the current draw of the starting motor.

Thanks,

Vic :sleepy:

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Main Message Board / Re: Navigation Light
« on: May 30, 2013, 04:30:59 PM »
The wire routing goes from the light around to the forward, port side vertical leg of the bow pulpit and then down to come out under the deck in the vicinity of the Beckson port. I was able to thread about 6' of wire from the light into the bow rail.  Unfortunately, the wire didn't make the turn to come down the leg of the pulpit.  I also tried sending seizing wire up the leg, but the wire wouldn't make the bend to get to the part of the rail with the light. 

Vic

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Main Message Board / Re: exhaust riser
« on: May 30, 2013, 04:24:49 PM »
Last year I replaced the riser on my M25XP.  I got the riser from Catalina Direct.  They had exactly the right size (no cutting or adapting needed) and the silver insulation.  The unit comes with the hump hose as well as the insulation.  In my opinion it's better than trying to assemble pipe, nipples ,etc.  The Catalina Direct website gives all the information you need to order the correct riser.

Hope this helps,

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Main Message Board / Re: Navigation Light
« on: May 29, 2013, 08:36:06 AM »
Thanks for all the tips.  Actually going at it with ss seizing wire sounds like my best bet.  What gage seizing wire works best?

At the end of last season a hit-and-sail sailor ran into the bow rail.  The rail had to come off to be repaired and the welder had to remove the old wire for the bow light.  He did leave a messenger, but when I tried to pull the new wire through with the messenger, the wire became detached - hence the need to re-wire.

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Main Message Board / Navigation Light
« on: May 28, 2013, 01:43:25 PM »
Has anyone had to re-wire the navigation light mounted on the bow rail?  If so, how did you get the wire through the rail?

Thanks,

Vic :santa

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