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 on: Yesterday at 12:52:23 PM 
Started by britinusa - Last post by Noah
Thx, but take a look at Jon W.’s boat wiring. He did himself,  and did a much more “together” job (well labeled, etc.) than mine. While I did a lot of new electrical stuff, some of the l original non-tinned boat wiring and crimps still remain, as seen on my photos of the right-side negative buss behind panel, etc.

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 on: Yesterday at 12:51:38 PM 
Started by Jon W - Last post by Jon W
How did you get the stuff loose without access plates?

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 on: Yesterday at 12:26:47 PM 
Started by britinusa - Last post by britinusa
Thanks Noah.
Reason? If you saw the multi generational rats nest behind my panel, then seeing something like yours is pretty close to ... well you know ... pretty awesome.

It's on my list.

Paul

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 on: Yesterday at 12:21:50 PM 
Started by Jon W - Last post by britinusa
Thanks for posting those pics. I had cleaned out my tank using similar process (simple green) but did not add the access plates.

Here's a pic of the stuff I extracted - just in case anyone needs another nudge to go check their tanks! :)

I know, it looks more like a beach - but it's the swill from the tank in a bucket.


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 on: Yesterday at 09:35:17 AM 
Started by glennd3 - Last post by Bill Shreeves
Let's put it this way, there is an old lap strake former military hull near the store that may have been used as a patrol boat at one time.   It's not the well known PT (Patrol Torpedo) boat like the famous PT 109 that Kennedy patrolled in.  There are very few of them left in the world.  If memory serves, in the single digits.  There used to be a couple at the Jersey shore that took people out on short cruises, I think in Wildwood but I think they're now gone. To the best of my knowledge, they were all plywood hulls for rapid construction / deployment not lap strake.

If you want more info on the hull, I'm sure a call to Tom Warner at the marina will get you some more info.  I think Wednesday & Thursdays are his days off.

I expect to have my boat back @ Worton Creek next weekend and I could take a few pics if you like

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 on: Yesterday at 06:51:37 AM 
Started by Jim Hardesty - Last post by KWKloeber
Jim I’ve never seen one before but on a long shot, try RigRite.

Or Ed can probably fab one out of Delrin if you send the old one.
https://www.zephyrwerks.com/
edlouchard@gmail.com

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 on: Yesterday at 06:32:57 AM 
Started by Jim Hardesty - Last post by Jim Hardesty
Shamrock is a 2001 with in-mast furling from Charleston Spar.  There is a plastic stud? that prevents the top swivel from rotating, it has seen better days.  I've contacted Catalina, they suggested trying Charleston Spar.  Didn't get any help there, think ownership has changed.  It's simple enough I could make or have it made but buying is easier.  Has anyone replaced it or have a place to buy it.  Hope the pictures show well enough, they are with the mast down and stored.
Thanks,
Jim

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 on: April 20, 2019, 08:20:37 PM 
Started by Breakin Away - Last post by Breakin Away
I though I'd close the loop on this, since I've learned some interesting things since I last posted that will be of interest to anyone else who needs to source a strut in the future.
<<However, I realize it's also possible that Buck Algonquin might have an identical one to the Catalina/CatalinaDirect, and might even make it for them. >>

Why not ask CTY parts, should be the first go-to for parts.

Alternatively ask BA if they supplied the strut to CTY.
I finally found the phone number for Buck Algonquin and called. The guy said they didn't make a strut for Catalina 34.

Then I called Catalina Yachts, and they told me they no longer carry struts because they had gotten rid of them in all their current boat designs. He told me that Buck Algonquin made them for Catalina, and I should call them. (Go figure!)

So I called the guy back at Buck Algonquin to tell them what Catalina told me. He told me he's only been there a few years, and hadn't heard of any struts for them, but there's another guy who has been there for 20 years who would know. Unfortunately, he's out until Monday or Tuesday. I asked if there's any chance they had them in stock, and he said that if they did he'd probably know about it, so I'm most likely looking at 5 to 7 weeks to have one made.

I wasn't going to wait half a week on such a long-shot chance, so I called CatalinaDirect, who had four in stock, and the part will arrive on Monday. I suspect they get them from Buck Algonquin (which is in Stevensville, MD, only about an hour away from my boat), but it's quicker to get it from California.

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 on: April 20, 2019, 05:43:21 PM 
Started by glennd3 - Last post by glennd3
Bill I hear there is a PT boat at Worton Creek Marina. Have you seen it?

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 on: April 20, 2019, 05:26:26 PM 
Started by Jon W - Last post by Bill Shreeves
I didn't notice the corners notched.  Thanks for bringing it to my attention...

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