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    Raymarine Evolution Wheel Pilot Install

    After install performance update: I have owned two autopilots. A C- Tronix below deck powering a hydraulic ram on an Islander Freeport 41 and an ST 2000 on a Catalina 25. Both were quiet, but the EV 100 is quieter. Winds were light but it steers with minimal corrections and couldn’t be happier...
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    Galley Cabinet Removal: Rebedding Leaking Starboard sail track

    Somewhere between hull #1 and hull #281, Catalina stopped through bolting the sail track. In my 2004 310 the sail track is not through bolted. Therefore, it must be bolted into threaded plates glassed into the deck. We had a lot more rain and between storms, I removed the starboard fixed windows...
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    Galley Cabinet Removal: Rebedding Leaking Starboard sail track

    Thanks so much. I’ll check today. That would be a blessing to have them accessible. Very cool you have #1
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    Galley Cabinet Removal: Rebedding Leaking Starboard sail track

    Do you have a Catalina 310? If there are nuts on the bottom, they are hidden by the interior liner. Thanks for the Qtip tip!
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    Galley Cabinet Removal: Rebedding Leaking Starboard sail track

    Sounds like you have 310 #1! It looks to me like the track bolts go into a plate glassed in the deck. So, if it’s leaking the water must be going through the deck to the edge or completely through the deck onto the liner and running down and out. can you provide some info on how you stopped the...
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    Galley Cabinet Removal: Rebedding Leaking Starboard sail track

    Thanks for the replies. I’m needing specific info on the 310.
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    Galley Cabinet Removal: Rebedding Leaking Starboard sail track

    Based on the port side, the track bolts are covered up by the liner. Do you know if it is through bolted or are there plates glassed into the deck?
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    Galley Cabinet Removal: Rebedding Leaking Starboard sail track

    Been a monsoon here in Oklahoma. Found 2” of water in the galley bins. As I have re bedded most of the penetrations on the cabin top, I’m suspecting the sail track and probably both stanchions. Anyone delt with this on a Catalina 310?
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    Raymarine Evolution Wheel Pilot Install

    Just finished the sea trial and setting up the magnetic deviation. What a smart instrument! I used the Seatalk to SeatalkNG buss instead of the ITC-5. The P70 display is showing wind direction and steers to wind direction. The wheel pilot drive is virtually silent. Compared to wheel pilots of...
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    Raymarine Evolution Wheel Pilot Install

    Really valuable info that makes my confidence level go up. I may get the dockside set up done this afternoon.
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    Raymarine Evolution Wheel Pilot Install

    Roger. I’m headed in the right direction!
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    Raymarine Evolution Wheel Pilot Install

    I wish you would have posted sooner! I like that spot a lot. I have not set up the p70 yet so I will set her up to Sail Catamaran and leave everything where it is for now. What Hardover time and other settings were important?
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    Raymarine Evolution Wheel Pilot Install

    Thanks for posting. The more information on different configurations and sea states the better choices people can make in the future. My Sea State data will be limited to those on a 5 sq mile lake in central Oklahoma.
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    Raymarine Evolution Wheel Pilot Install

    Hi Bernie. I concur with Garmin’s analysis hence my comment about high in the bilge just behind the mast being the area with the least movement. Where I have it under the forward berth is about 18” above the waterline and 3’ fore the mast. I can always move it aft and into the upper bilge if I...