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by KenKrawford
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Farewell Coquillage & Free Stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Farewell Coquillage & Free Stuff

Wow Jerry, that's such a sad story. It must have been a heartbreaking sight when you saw her. It's probably due to my poor memory but I seem to recall that hull 350 went through another hurricane - maybe Katrina? Our boats are sisters - I have hull 351. Best of luck wherever this journey takes you a...
by KenKrawford
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Hull, Prop, and Rudder Forum
Topic: Hull ID number
Replies: 6
Views: 4557

Re: Hull ID number

Dana you are correct. The V designates the boat as a 350 model. I believe all Catalina hull numbers conform to the same coding shown below. Hull Identification Number Decoding CTYV0078A303 CTY= First three letters. This is the Manufacturer Identification Code for Catalina Yachts, Inc. It is on all C...
by KenKrawford
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: Fuel System - Problem Solved
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Fuel System - Problem Solved

Chris - welcome to the forum and thanks for your contribution. Interesting story and underscores the need to systematically examine a problem to find a cause. I don't think doubling up with stacked hose clamps would be a good idea. You're just trying to compress something that is relatively incompre...
by KenKrawford
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Refrigerator Forum
Topic: Refrigeration cycling
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Refrigeration cycling

Don there are 2 different types of foam insulation generally sold in big box DIY stores. The "Gaps & Cracks" type is usually considered a minimal-expansion and won't deform the lining of your box as it expands. Check the label of the product you buy to be sure it's this type.
by KenKrawford
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Web Site Announcements
Topic: Members Only Area of Website
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Members Only Area of Website

There seems to be a bit of confusion about the “Members Only” section of our Homepage - WWW.Catalina350.com. This area is only for current paid up members of the Catalina 350 International Association. It requires a username and password that it is different from the username and password used to lo...
by KenKrawford
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: I need a new engine!! ugh
Replies: 36
Views: 1185

Re: I need a new engine!! ugh

Gary, is this the article you need ?
https://catalina350.com/technical/artic ... 0riser.pdf
by KenKrawford
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Rigging Forum
Topic: Topping Lift
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Topping Lift

David I'm pretty sure that a topping lift was standard equipment on C350's. It was on mine. It should be pretty easy to rig one during re-commissioning once your boat reaches its new home.
by KenKrawford
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: Throttle & gear shift lever in steering pedestal
Replies: 7
Views: 1985

Re: Throttle & gear shift lever in steering pedestal

Norm I think this is the update link you need. I've also corrected the link in the original post.
https://edsonmarine.com/content/EB377_8 ... ontrol.pdf
by KenKrawford
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Web Site Announcements
Topic: Daily Digest Update
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Daily Digest Update

For those unfamiliar with the Daily Digest, it is an elective email that registered forum members can receive that contains a summary of recent forum postings. You can elect to receive it daily, weekly or monthly. If there are no new posts since your last update no Daily Digest email is sent. You ca...
by KenKrawford
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Hull, Prop, and Rudder Forum
Topic: Stress Cracks on Anchor Locker Hatch
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Stress Cracks on Anchor Locker Hatch

Charlie I've had some spider cracks around the edge of my anchor locker ever since I bought my boat. On Lake Lanier they won't allow get coat repairs to boats in the water and Frank Butler wouldn't pay to have the boat hauled to make the repair under warranty. If the esthetics aren't too bad I like ...
by KenKrawford
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: I need a new engine!! ugh
Replies: 36
Views: 1185

Re: I need a new engine!! ugh

Ed, depending on the cause of the water intrusion you might want to consider making an insurance claim.
by KenKrawford
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Engine Forum
Topic: Oberdorfer N202M-908 Raw Water Pump Installation
Replies: 28
Views: 9836

Re: Oberdorfer N202M-908 Raw Water Pump Installation

Mike, I’d just put the paper gasket on and snug down the face plate. Run it for a minute and check for leaks. If it leaks and you can’t find a suitable O ring quickly, just put a thin bead of RTV sealant on the face plate and toss the paper gasket. My C34 had a Universal XP with the Orberdorfer pump...
by KenKrawford
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Web Site Announcements
Topic: Anyone Have WordPress Knowledge & Experience?
Replies: 0
Views: 177

Anyone Have WordPress Knowledge & Experience?

We are in need of someone to manage the WordPress part of our web site (http://catalina350.com/). There are no current plans for major changes to this part of the web site - just maintaining it, fixing broken links etc. If you have some experience and are interested, please contact me by private mes...
by KenKrawford
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: Bilge Pump Wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Bilge Pump Wiring

I'm finally able to update this project. There was no problem with the wire or any of the crimp connections starting from the bilge pump circuit breaker all the way to where the wire disappears into a bundle of several dozen others heading away from the electrical panel. I pulled the panel holding t...
by KenKrawford
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: C350 design changes over the years? Pick best yr for us?
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: C350 design changes over the years? Pick best yr for us?

One other MK II change is that the swim ladder telescopes and pulls out of the stern rather than pivoting down. I think there are louvers in the doors to the V berth and the aft cabin to promote air flow. The MK I's don't have them.
by KenKrawford
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: Engine Guages and Tach for M35B
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Engine Guages and Tach for M35B

Can’t add much to Scott’s reply. Nicely done !
by KenKrawford
Wed May 20, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: Bilge Pump Wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Bilge Pump Wiring

jbd, you’ve raised an interesting point. I had a lightning strike several years ago and the in-line fuse for the bilge pump was damaged and I replaced it. I’ll go back and check the crimp on the new one I put in and see if that might be the problem. Brett, I know there’s not a connection at the batt...
by KenKrawford
Wed May 20, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: Bilge Pump Wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Bilge Pump Wiring

My bilge pump has stopped working and there is no power reaching the breaker. I manually cycled the pump a week earlier and everything was fine. I double checked to be sure the breaker was on and the inline fuse tested good. I can't get a voltage reading on the line side of the fuse holder and the w...
by KenKrawford
Tue May 12, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics Forum
Topic: Jump Starter
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Jump Starter

Mike , I don't have any personal experience with a battery pack but there was a great discussion on the C34 message board about them. Look at the 4th response in particular from Mainsail. He's the guy who has the often cited "Marinehowto.com" web site and is quite respected in boating circles. https...
by KenKrawford
Thu May 07, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Boat US Coop?
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: Boat US Coop?

Hi Mike. I’ve sent you a PM regarding the BoatUS code. For all others, the BoatUS membership discount is one of many benefits to being a paid member of the Catalina 350 International Association. To join or renew please go to http://catalina350.com/joining-the-association/ to read about joining or r...