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#91
Main Message Board / Re: stainless shaft
Last post by Ron Hill - February 21, 2024, 04:25:54 PM
Woody : It is best to remove your old shaft and measure it. With that said you need to decide if you will add a flexible coupling and if so what added length that it may add - that you have to subtract from the shaft length.

The length of the shaft is important so the shaft maker cuts an adequate key way.

BTW, Most flexible couplings do NOT use the shaft key way!!

A few thoughts
#92
Main Message Board / Re: stainless shaft
Last post by Noah - February 21, 2024, 11:49:54 AM
Eric— did you get the new coupler faced and shaft lap fit to match your prop at a machine shop locally or do it yourself?
If still need to do it here is a "how to"
https://marinehowto.com/lap-fitting-a-propeller/
#93
Main Message Board / Re: stainless shaft
Last post by ewengstrom - February 21, 2024, 11:27:01 AM
I just replaced our original bronze shaft with a stainless one from General Propeller out of Florida. I'd recommend removing the old shaft and getting exact measurements. I'd added a flexible coupling which pushed the shaft back a full 1" so I simply shortened the original shaft by that and it fits nicely.
The new shaft arrived quickly and included both keys and new bronze prop nuts.
I'm quite happy with this experience.
#94
Main Message Board / stainless shaft
Last post by woodysca - February 21, 2024, 11:00:07 AM
I'm planning to replace the shaft on my 1986 C34 at next haul-out/bottom paint. Is there a preferred vendor (e.g. Catalina Direct)? Is there a universal size or do I need measurements before ordering?

TIA,
Woody
San Diego
#95
Main Message Board / Re: MK II Full Bimini Tips - I...
Last post by Jim Hardesty - February 21, 2024, 08:08:05 AM
QuoteRon makes an excellent point here and I want to second that motion.

I agree with that.  Also go with the better isinglass, think the trade name used on mine was stratiglass.  It's still nice and clear after 6 seasons.  Also haven't restitched anything.
Jim
#96
Main Message Board / Re: MK II Full Bimini Tips - I...
Last post by ewengstrom - February 21, 2024, 06:09:06 AM
Quote from: Ron Hill on February 20, 2024, 03:33:05 PMGulf and Guys : Whenever you have canvas made Make sure that you specify that the shop use "life of the material thread". You'd be surprised how fast the UV eats up regular thread!!

Ron makes an excellent point here and I want to second that motion. I sewed all my canvas with PTFE thread from Sailrite and am thoroughly pleased with the results. A very dear friend used white "outdoor" polyester thread on his green canvas and he was re-stitching in one year.
My labor was worth the extra cost...and that honestly wasn't much. One large cone did the entire bimini, dodger, connector, three hatch covers, hand rail covers, cockpit coaming compartment covers, engine panel cover and four winch covers and I still have some left on the cone for other projects yet to be thought up.
#97
Main Message Board / Re: Engine Mounts
Last post by justinsteele - February 20, 2024, 05:26:50 PM
Quote from: Jim Hardesty on February 20, 2024, 04:08:38 AMWas yours rated that way?  Were you present at the survey?

Yes and Yes. Cutlass bearing and a broken thru-hull were a must replace before launch and mounts were a high priority because they are completely rusted and deteriorating. One of them has a nut that worked its way almost off years ago and rusted in place. I need to clean up the oil pan, replace cutlass bearing, rebuild water pump etc so it's all going to happen as part of the initial engine overhaul that will hopefully carry me through for many trouble free years to come.
#98
Main Message Board / Re: Engine Mounts
Last post by justinsteele - February 20, 2024, 05:22:21 PM
Quote from: ewengstrom on February 20, 2024, 04:05:02 AMI don't see any specs that mention an elongated hole in one of the mount holes.

Do the 75's have an elongated hole? I feel like I read that this was a problem for some people but can be modified.
#99
Main Message Board / Re: MK II Full Bimini Tips - I...
Last post by Ron Hill - February 20, 2024, 03:33:05 PM
Gulf and Guys : Whenever you have canvas made Make sure that you specify that the shop use "life of the material thread". You'd be surprised how fast the UV eats up regular thread!!

A thought
#100
Main Message Board / Re: Change double ended mainsh...
Last post by Jim Hardesty - February 20, 2024, 09:16:03 AM
QuoteIt was surprising to me to find our NTU C34 with a double ended mainsheet with jamb cleats. I think I will rig ours as a single line on the port cabin top with an added Garhauer clutch.

The way I sail Shamrock, MKll double ended mainsheet, is I rarely adjust the port side of the mainsheet.  I adjust the starboard side and when things get hard to adjust I use the cabin top winch, the mainsheet just pops out of the jamb cleat.  If the winch in needed for something else it's easy enough to ease the sheet into the jamb cleat.  That works well for me.
Jim