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#1
Catalina 34s for Sale / 1988 C-34 WK for sale
Last post by m.pussycat - Yesterday at 07:45:39 AM
1988 Catalina 34 Wing Keel $47,500
all suggested upgrades done, new hoses etc, etc, etc.
Autohem 4000 wheel drive with rudder indicator
Garmin 740S Chart Plotter
Garmin 18HD Radar on pole
Radio Standard Horizon GX2400 with remote mic
2x100W solar panel
464 Amp Hours of house battery
separate start battery
100 Amp alternator
3 stage external alternator controller
Balmar Duo Charger to charge start battery
separate battery switch for start battery
Xantrex 20A battery charger with remote
Xantrex LinkPro Battery monitor
all wires now have fuses and all added wiring is tinned (over $500 in wire)
Negative bus bar mounted near engine
grinder pump for galley sink
Mermaid 16,500 AC with condensator
Vitrifrigo refrigeration for Ice box  110v/12v
900w microwave
1,500 watt inverter
Swim Platform
Davits
Rockna 15 anchor with 25' of chain & 300' rode
Fortress anchor w/15' chain and 100' rode
New Rigging
Boom rebuilt, powder coated and now 10/1 purchase
Harken Roller Furler
Rigid Boom Vang
New traveler car and lines etc.
Mast rebuilt and rewired with new lights
Lazy Jacks
155 Genoa and also have both original sails
double line clutch on port cabin top
Rudder turned into an elliptical rudder
New Dorade vent mechanisms and screw off vents
Salon and stern cabin cushions recovered in solution dyed acrylic
All lights are LED
Counter in Head replaced with "true stone"
Port hole lights replaced
Exhaust replaced
Muffler rebuilt
Engine mounts replaced
Outboard engine holder on stern pulpit
AB rigid bottom inflatable...10'   old, not pretty, but works
#2
Main Message Board / Re: Plumbing Questions
Last post by Ron Hill - May 20, 2024, 05:04:58 PM
Dan : Look at page 4.3.3 (plumbing) and page 4.3.1. (thru hulls) of your owners manual - or the MK 1 manual on our site - Straight forward.
There are a number of owner mods to the galley sink drain and mods to the shower drain as posts on this site.  :thumb:

A few thoughts
#3
Main Message Board / Re: What's under the stern lad...
Last post by MarknCat - May 19, 2024, 12:08:25 PM
Thanks, as you all can see I have a couple of "extra" holes which makes me worry someone stripped a bolt hole and moved the ladder back one hole. I just sealed it up with 4200 for now, was afraid of opening a can of works I couldn't close. I'll circle back to it.
#4
Main Message Board / Re: Plumbing Questions
Last post by Noah - May 18, 2024, 06:34:32 PM
As Alex said, changing the shower drain to PEX (or just replacing the hose at all) is a PIA to access and replace. If you don't have to do it, I wouldn't. Make sure you have a strainer on in the head to clean out debris.  I did change all of my hot water to PEX because the existing hose and hose clamps were not ideal and prone to possible leakage when heated. I also installed a temperature regulator/mixing valve to control hot water temp. I kept the regular nylon reenforced hoses on the cool water lines. Unfortunately I have a lot of stuff going on under the sink with my Echo Charger and negative busbar living under there behind the door as well. Very tight!
#5
Main Message Board / Re: Plumbing Questions
Last post by waughoo - May 18, 2024, 06:14:53 PM
I would use PexA (uponor) to do the boat's domestic plumbing.  I would suggest angle stops/shut offs at all the fixtures as if there is a problem with a fixture it can be isolated while still allowing supply to the others.  I have a plan to put a shut off and drains for the cockpit shower as my boat lives in a non winterizing climate but we do get occasional low temps that I'd prefer to drain that circuit when it isn't summer time.

The shower drain is under the cabin sole and not easily reached without an access port drilled into the floor pan under the teak and holy insert. 
#6
Main Message Board / Plumbing Questions
Last post by melp64 - May 18, 2024, 05:29:22 PM
I am just about to start working on my plumbing. My day job is construction so I have pex that is alway available to me. I am sure lots of you have already done this and I am wondering if you had any tips. I am also wondering were the shower drain goes and how do I get to it.
#7
Main Message Board / Re: Shore Power Circuit Breake...
Last post by KWKloeber - May 17, 2024, 10:02:30 PM
Quote from: Tom Patterson on May 17, 2024, 05:34:23 PMThe challenge will be fitting it into the panel.
They way I viewed it, the CD breaker would need to be mounted upside down because there is no space below the existing hole. (without rearranging the AC side of the panel)

Mine has a bit different layout but same issue -- I preferred to drill a second hole above the existing one and mount a standard two-handle-toggled breaker.


Quotethe GFCI on the light pole in the parking lot that trips when I plug the cord into the boat- regardless of whether the 30 amp breaker on the boat is on or off.
So, could it be that the breaker is "leaking?" even in the off position (maybe thru the reverse polarity light)?
IIWMB, I'd
  • completely disconnect the triplex shore cable at the panel to help isolate what segment the fault is in. 
  • Depending on the "answer" disconnect it at the boatside inlet.  Maybe the smart plug is "leaking?"
Is it an old type (with the thermal breaker in the inlet?)  Those are not ABYC "legal" and have been replaced with a newer non-thermal-fused version.


Quotehoping I was just missing something simple and wouldn't have to go this route on the panel.
Ha, that's a riot.  Thank you. I needed that chuckle. :rolling :rolling :rolling
But no joy, you can't get away with that one.  We all know that
  • On a boat.  ANY boat. There's NOTHING simple when troubleshooting.
  • Before fixing or replacing ANYTHING, two other things will need to be done first.
#8
Main Message Board / Re: ? Sudden overheating?
Last post by oldcatsailor - May 17, 2024, 08:42:24 PM
Had overheating problem screech was coolant pump lock up got back to mooring .removed belt pump was wobbling called Kubota supplier and got new pump installed and problem solved careful ordering pump first one wrong sent photo 2 nd one worked fine.
#9
Main Message Board / Re: Oil/temp warning
Last post by KWKloeber - May 17, 2024, 08:37:50 PM
David
He probably didn't use (or have) the correct crimper frame for heat-shrink-insulated terminals.

Or lost his mind and didn't crimp before heat-shrinking?
Sometimes mechanics get ahead of themselves/distracted and the consequences multiply themselves exponentially.  Not an excuse, just reality.

I have stories!

Great that it all turned out for the better.

 
 
#10
Main Message Board / Re: Shore Power Circuit Breake...
Last post by Noah - May 17, 2024, 06:52:57 PM
 My panel is not OEM but for illustration purposes to show how "today's" modern panels have the AC portion covered.