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Messages - Stu Jackson

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Main Message Board / Hump Hose
« on: January 28, 2003, 03:16:20 PM »
K & A
 Unusual for such a new boat.
 Check out this message board post:
 Also try doing searches on the message board and the main site under hump hose.

Main Message Board / Water & Identification
« on: January 15, 2003, 09:02:54 PM »
Ron makes a good point about helping us all out by identifying your particular hull and features.
 I had posted a well received (at least, well replied-to) message, about identifying your vessel's characteristics automatically in your sign in name, some time ago.
 The quick link to that old, LOOOOOONG thread is:
 It may be time to re-up that message and I may  do that.
 The referenced link does include instructions as to how to adjust your sign in name to include your hull number and other requested information.
 In any event, to find out more information about the "stuff behind the name," just click on the "file folder" looking icon on each post which should include the basics of our membership's vital statistics (assuming y'all included that information when you oringially signed in).
 The link to the old post (way at the bottom) has specific instrcutions as to how to update the information.  Thanks to Dan Harrington for the step-by-step!
 [This message was edited by Stu Jackson #224 1986 "Aquavite" on January 15, 2003 at 09:11 PM.]

Main Message Board / Port List
« on: January 11, 2003, 06:09:49 PM »
 Suggest you use the helpful webiste search engine.  If you use the main 'site engine, and type in port list, search for exact phrase, you get to:

Main Message Board / M25 Coolant Cap
« on: January 17, 2003, 09:01:20 AM »
My inventory list says:  ´╗┐Engine: Coolant Cap Universal Installed 1/3/99 Use # SKE SK3516 small #14 DON'T Use #SEN6582 #15
 I was given the wrong one originally by our local Universal parts dealer, and had to go back and switch to the right one.  If you have a local dealer, bring the old one in.
 Also check the Universal website:

Main Message Board / British Columbia
« on: January 09, 2003, 05:12:40 PM »
 There are a number of C34s in Vancouver, and on the island(s).  I know for sure of one in Sidney, and one on the island just north of Active Pass, since I visited with them last year.  There are at least three back on the mainland in Vancouver itself.  
 We were just up visiting my in-laws in Cobble Hill.
 I understand DAMP!!!
 There's not much different with a C34 that other yachtsmen with other manufacturer's boats haven't figured out for your environment.  If anything, the passive ventilation on a C34, especially an older one with the dorade vents, is superior to most boats, and should aid in reducing mildew and mold.
 If you'd like to get in contact with the two owners on the island, please let me know directly by email off this board, and I'll get in contact with them and ask them to contact you directly.
 Best regards,
 Stu Jackson
 IAC34 Secretary

Main Message Board / CNG vs Propane
« on: November 25, 2002, 05:24:09 PM »
 Jim's right.
 I, however, still have CNG because within a five minute WALK from my marina is a chandlery that still sells CNG ($16.24 swap out per cannister) and we have a backup cannister on board in the port settee).  I take the car with the cannister or hoof it over with a dock cart!!!
 There is a lot of material on the 'site about switching out from CNG to propane.  Some of it is in the Mainsheet articles (both online and on your CD).  
 Search on the 'site and it will hit on the tech notes index.  Go from there.  If I recall, there is just a (relatively small) adjustment that needs to be made to the burners (don't forget the oven section).  
 Ron Hill did the best ever job of describing how to install the larger NEW tanks with the "our government made it safer but more difficult" connectors in Projects.
 If you choose NOT to switch you should consider getting a backup cannister or TWO to reduce travel time for refills.  I record that we use one cannister (torpedo tube is more like it!) every six months or so (coffee weeeknds, occaissional dinners during the summer, relatively light, NOT liveaboard use).

Main Message Board / Fear Factor
« on: December 06, 2002, 07:34:24 PM »
 Have you tried a Google search?

Main Message Board / Woops
« on: December 16, 2002, 11:10:50 AM »
 I agree with Jack.  The gasoline fuel burns differently and could cause serious harm to the engine, since gasoline works on electronic or spark ignition and diesels work on pressure ignition inside to move the pistons up and down.
 Drain it all out and start over.  We had an experience where a local garage inadvertently filled up my father-in-law's diesel car with gasoline.  He drained it out right away and refilled with diesel.

Main Message Board / Kubota References
« on: December 15, 2002, 10:38:24 AM »
 For your searches, check the spelling of Kubota.
 I don't know if the M25XP has a different Kubota #, but it should.
 I also copied this from another website:
 ´╗┐Kubota vs M-25
 Submitted by Ed van Kessel of Port Elgin, Ontario on 08/28/2002 at 12:05PM regarding
 Catalina 30.
 I am reading a lot about Kubota tractor parts working on a M-25 engine.
 Is there an equivalent Kubota engine number for the M-25?
 Ed  #4900
 Submitted by John Visser of Westport, MA on 08/28 at 01:48PM regarding Catalina 30
 Kubota D850.

Main Message Board / Source
« on: December 12, 2002, 08:49:17 AM »
 Try this link:
 I don't have the Kubota #, I believe those #s are still state secrets.

Main Message Board / Got Heat?
« on: December 08, 2002, 10:04:40 AM »
 The way you get heat out of 38 degree water in the winter is the same way you get cooling out of your heat pump on your boat (or your car's air conditioner) when it's 95 or 100 degrees outside during the summer.
 Only backwards...

Main Message Board / Watermakers on C34s
« on: December 06, 2002, 07:37:03 PM »
Has anyone installed one?  
 If so, what brand?  
 Centralized or decentralized (modular)?  
 Where did you install it and what piping was associated with it.
 What reasons led to the installation?

Main Message Board / Spreader Block Mounting
« on: October 28, 2002, 12:14:38 PM »
Whatever you choose to do, remember about dissimilar metals.
 When we had our mast down last year, I had to clean up around the rivets.
 Suggest you use lanocote on whatver you choose to use for mounting the block.
 Don't know if ours came from Catalina that way or if the PO did it, but both port and starboard halyard blocjks are still working after 14 years. ;)

Main Message Board / Engine manuals on-line
« on: November 11, 2002, 12:10:14 PM »
Sorry I didn't notice this sooner.
 Try this link for on-line engine manuals.

Main Message Board / Manuals
« on: October 30, 2002, 06:31:39 PM »
 What a great idea.  Thanks so much.
 I suggest that you contact Mark Elkin, our Projects and FAQ associate webmaster.  His email address is on the main website.
 He can post them on the main site for everyone's use, either by creating a new heading (like, "Manuals") or in the History section.
 Thanks again.
 IAC34 Secretary

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