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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 05-03-2022, 08:30
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Will blisters be noticeable after couple years dry storage?

Itís hard to say if you will see blisters after the hull has dried out. If it was me Iíd hammer sound the hull. Get the smallest ball peen (some use hard plastic) hammer at the hardware store. ...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-03-2022, 13:30
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Tsuru
Re: DIY Boatyard in Washington State

Illwaco on the Columbia and Port Angeles. Probably many others.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 04-03-2022, 09:36
Replies: 53
Views: 4,540
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Stuffing box head scratcher
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-02-2022, 09:08
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Help me understand my fuel system

Our last boat had a Universal M35B that used the same lift pump. It was wired to run all the time, but the leads ran through the oil pressure sender. If oil pressure was lost, power to the lift...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 26-02-2022, 10:03
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Electric Winch Motor Enclosure? - Catalina 400mkII

If it was me, I'd look into a padded fabric cover held in place with snaps or velcro. If the goal is to visually cover the winch and provide head knock protection it may work. Do you have a work...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 22-02-2022, 15:10
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Calibrating Thermostat with Adler Barbour Compressor Cycles

Here is my experience, take it for what it's worth. Early last season I struggled with temperature control in our AB cold machine. The unit was 19 years old at the time. I read up on the...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-02-2022, 10:44
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Catalina 30 smile

This is what I believe to be true. On the Catalina 30 model, boats made before 1987 had plywood between the laminates under the keel bolts. After many years the plywood compressed or saturated...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 16-01-2022, 09:08
Replies: 17
Views: 3,196
Posted By Tsuru
Re: What is this button on my force 10?

As I recall it's the gimbal lock. The crossbar lifts to unlock and open the oven door and this button disconnects the gimbal allowing the unit to heel with the boat.
Iíll confirm during a boat...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-12-2021, 14:42
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Winterizing on the Columbia River

I think you are on the right track. We don't sail too much between about now and March so I run some antifreeze through the engine. For the reasons mentioned I leave our water tanks alone...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 21-12-2021, 20:03
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Winterizing on the Columbia River

Hello Doug,
We’ve had a boat in the Hood River Marina on the Columbia for several years. Our winter is a bit colder with slightly more snow than Portland. We are also in a marina that’s not...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 14-12-2021, 18:54
Replies: 42
Views: 3,983
Posted By Tsuru
Re: standing rigging replacement concerns

I've done this exact job and was pleased with the work. West Marine has a measurment form that's available on line. You can take your old wires to any WM shop and they will ship to/from the shops...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 07-11-2021, 19:00
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Companion Way Entrance

I have something like this on our Catalina 36.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-08-2021, 07:33
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Aft keel bolt on a Catalina 36 1983

This would be a great question for the Catalina owners group @
Our 36 is a later model but I suspect the keel bolts, washers, ect. are the same.
The keel bolts are all the same size...
Forum: Marine Electronics 21-08-2021, 07:23
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Cheap digital Barometer

We use one of these and I'm pleased with its operation. Simple to install if you have a NEMA network.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 01-08-2021, 10:44
Replies: 2
Want To Buy: Sherwood G908
Views: 357
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Sherwood G908

Thanks Stu, I appreciate your concern.
That said, I'm still interested in a Sherwood.
Best regards,
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 01-08-2021, 10:33
Replies: 2
Want To Buy: Sherwood G908
Views: 357
Posted By Tsuru
Sherwood G908

I'm looking to purchase a Sherwood G908 raw water pump or rebuildable core. Many Universal diesel (Catalina) owners have switched over to Oberdorfer and hoping to purchase their old Sherwood. ...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 30-07-2021, 13:47
Replies: 49
Views: 5,700
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Heating a 33ft sailboat

We have a Wallace DT40 on our boat, installed in 2006. This unit provides adiquate heat for our 36í sailboat in PNW conditions. The Wallace is expensive but has provided good reliable operation....
Forum: Marine Electronics 27-07-2021, 07:40
Replies: 60
Views: 6,169
Posted By Tsuru
Re: in hull transducer - do they work ok?

I installed one of these on a past boat where the in hull transducer failed. The short story is that it worked seamlessly and I wouldn’t hesitate doing it again.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 20-07-2021, 10:29
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By Tsuru
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 10-07-2021, 11:00
Replies: 15
Views: 2,825
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Mixing Alumin(i)um and Zinc Anodes

Iíve tried to put a little science behind our efforts in regards to mixed anodes. Itís said that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, and my knowledge is indeed minimal. With that in mind, the...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 17-06-2021, 07:07
Replies: 48
Views: 4,668
Posted By Tsuru
Re: new diesel fuel tank

I priced a custom aluminum diesel tank for our boat and the quote wasn’t to bad.
I haven’t ordered yet so I can’t really endorse the company, but in general it is a tested...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 15-06-2021, 14:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,235
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Water & purification tablets in the fuel tank! :(

On our 2002 Catalina 36 the previous owner topped off the diesel tank with water (like the OP). I don't know which is worse but it's easy to do on our boats.

In his case he returned home...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 14-06-2021, 08:33
Replies: 51
Views: 4,930
Posted By Tsuru
Re: engine dies after 2 hour run

We have a Catalina with the Universal M35B. On our boat and probably most Catalinas the electric fuel lift pump shutsdown on low engine oil pressure.
I changed our oil pressure switch last...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 01-06-2021, 08:19
Replies: 11
Views: 571
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Plumbing/tank issue

We owned a 91 Catalina 28 and liked the boat very much. Congratulations.
In general it’s important not to overfill the holding tank and flush the vent line with fresh water at every pump-out. ...
Forum: Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 30-05-2021, 07:41
Replies: 25
Views: 2,660
Posted By Tsuru
Re: Gerry cans for gas, diesel and potable water

We use a shaker siphon to transfer fuel from jerry jugs to the tank. Iím able to set the fuel can near the tank fill, start the siphon and it pretty much does the rest. If I desire to get every...
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