Recent content by JSM

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    fuel tank alum tabs

    Had this problem on my 34-2. Two of the forward tabs welds were broken and the tank was resting on the hull. I bought a diesel transfer pump from Harbor Freight and removed the fuel. The tank came out easily and made it thru the companion way. I took the tank to a shop does work on semi truck...
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    Deck Hatch - 1/2" Acrylic vs. 1/2" Polycarbonate

    Re glazed the three hatches on my 34-2 four years ago. Local shop charged me $200 to replicate the old lenses and I bedded them with Dow Corning 795. Have been leak free so far.
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    Adding breakers to the DC panel for Raymarine ev-100 auto pilot installation.

    Had the same question when I installed my EV100 last month. Called an electrician friend who told me that the bare wire was a chassis ground and that I should ignore it. Hooked up the red and black and everything worked just fine.
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    Removing raw water pump for maintenance.

    There are two seals that are pressed into the body of the pump. The water seal is pressed into the front of the pump , the oil seal is pressed into the rear of the pump and the shaft passes thru both of the seals. The water seal keeps water from migrating into the crankcase and the oil seal...
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    Removing raw water pump for maintenance.

    No need to drain the oil. Fairly easy job did mine last year. Needed a shop press to press in the new seals. Local tire shop did it for $10.00
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    What is the interior plywood?

    Don't know what was used back then, but when I replaced a panel in my nav station the closest match I could find was mahogany plywood that I darkened up a bit with some Minwax stain.
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    ISO Easylock Midi Rope Clutch Handle (Old style).

    Easylock off. Lewmar on.....What was I thinking?
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    ISO Easylock Midi Rope Clutch Handle (Old style).

    Thanks. Think I'll put the broken Easylock on Ebay and spring for a new Lewmar.
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    ISO Easylock Midi Rope Clutch Handle (Old style).

    Broke a handle on my Easylock Midi double clutch. These are the old style handles and are no longer available from Rig Rite. If anyone here has an old style clutch or handle that they would be willing to part with please pm me with the price. Thanks
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    Installing Refrigerator Kit in E34-2 Galley.

    Guess I'm just a belt and suspenders kind of guy.
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    Installing Refrigerator Kit in E34-2 Galley.

    The unit I installed is a Norcold SCQT 4408 L. It runs on both AC and DC. I have a Refrigerator switch on the DC side and wired the AC side to the spare breaker on the AC panel. When we're out sailing I run it on 12V (or not) and back at the dock it converts to 110V as soon as the shore power is...
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    Installing Refrigerator Kit in E34-2 Galley.

    Thanks All. The compressor fit nicely into the area that the trash bin occupied. Unit is running whisper quiet and seems to be getting enough ventilation. Pure joy to arrive at the boat and have frosty beer waiting !
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    EV100 Installation for E34-2

    Thanks All for the info, just what I needed. mbp, at the present time the EV-100 is the first NMEA 2000 instrument on the boat. This year is refrigeration and the new autopilot. Next toy on the list is a Raymarine Axiom 9. Chicago harbors finally open today, time to install the EV-100 and make...
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    32-3 Halyard replacement

    Replaced all of the rope and wire halyards on our 34-2 with 3/8" rope with no problems. Used Novabraid XLE from Cajunropes.com.
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    EV100 Installation for E34-2

    I probably shoud have been a bit more specific in my original post. I was wondering where the optimal places to mount the actuator and the sensor on a E34-2 might be.
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