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LogoFreak

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Refitting Polonaise
« on: February 22, 2021, 08:16:47 AM »

Figured I’d started a thread to compile all the different project into one place, I’ll probably sit down and add links to the various threads I started previously here.

Bottom job is done, painted and ready to go. This week is just final assembly of all essential systems before I get back in the water on Friday.

The boat had several blisters that needed attention and as previously stated in another thread I eliminated some thru hulls and relocated others.
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Antoni - Vancouver BC
1992 Catalina 34 Tall rig fin keel mk 1.5 “Polonaise”
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Re: Refitting Polonaise
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 08:21:05 AM »

More pictures
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1992 Catalina 34 Tall rig fin keel mk 1.5 “Polonaise”
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Re: Refitting Polonaise
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 08:23:24 AM »

Painting
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1992 Catalina 34 Tall rig fin keel mk 1.5 “Polonaise”
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Re: Refitting Polonaise
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 08:26:24 AM »

More pics
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1992 Catalina 34 Tall rig fin keel mk 1.5 “Polonaise”
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Re: Refitting Polonaise
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2021, 08:59:12 AM »

Looking forward to updates to this thread.  I have considered doing one for my boat as well (called a build thread in the car forum world).  I would enjoy sharing it and likely it would result in some discussion.  Please keep your photos coming.
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Re: Refitting Polonaise
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2021, 09:18:37 AM »

great pics and updates, keep 'em coming.
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Re: Refitting Polonaise
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2021, 12:45:42 PM »

New prop (Campbell sailor, D14 RH P8), new zincs, new SS coupling, new R&D flexible coupling.
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Antoni - Vancouver BC
1992 Catalina 34 Tall rig fin keel mk 1.5 “Polonaise”
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Re: Refitting Polonaise
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2021, 01:06:53 PM »

All new Trudesign ball valves with load bearing collars.
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Antoni - Vancouver BC
1992 Catalina 34 Tall rig fin keel mk 1.5 “Polonaise”
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Re: Refitting Polonaise
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2021, 01:28:55 PM »

Today I’m working on putting the rudder back on and re assembling the steering system. Custom top rudder bearing going in, setting it down on a bead of thickened epoxy just so it sits perfectly flush and square to the rudder stock.
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Antoni - Vancouver BC
1992 Catalina 34 Tall rig fin keel mk 1.5 “Polonaise”
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Re: Refitting Polonaise
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2021, 01:58:34 PM »

Knowing what is entailed in all that work, I'm going to go take 4 ibuprofen--and maybe crack a beer-- just looking at your photos.

Looks good.

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Re: Refitting Polonaise
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2021, 02:48:41 PM »

Antoni : I noted your prop 14"diameter 8" pitch - if I read it correctly.  Why didn't you go to a 15" D & 10" P ? 
Just off hand the cord surface area looks to be much less than the Catalina Sailor prop.

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Re: Refitting Polonaise
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2021, 05:50:20 PM »

It was a recommendation from Campbell sailor, I tested the prop last season and it performed very well.
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1992 Catalina 34 Tall rig fin keel mk 1.5 “Polonaise”
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Re: Refitting Polonaise
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2021, 06:30:32 PM »

All ball valves installed today.
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1992 Catalina 34 Tall rig fin keel mk 1.5 “Polonaise”
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Re: Refitting Polonaise
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2021, 10:49:03 PM »

Rudder and steering system back together today, couple of hiccups but all worked out in the end. Thickened epoxy cured over night, now I have a base that is square to the rudder shaft and the top collar that holds the rudder in place was also turned on a lathe to be perfectly square to the shaft. Radial drive installed and steering cables attached and tensioned. The rudder feels amazing, 200% smoother than before and I have no rudder play.
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1992 Catalina 34 Tall rig fin keel mk 1.5 “Polonaise”
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Re: Refitting Polonaise
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2021, 04:20:57 PM »

Nice work!  I forgot where I read this, but I think you should put your shaft zincs closer to the skeg. 
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