Recent content by SteveB

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    Merriman Pedestal Top Plate

    Before I fashion my own top plate from Starboard, thought I would ask one more time if anyone has found an after-market top plate that fits the old Merriman YS pedestals on H34 (see photos). I'm replacing pedestal guard with 1.125 tubing at 9.5" OC.
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    Wall Fabric Alternatives?

    Thank you Mike and Whatfiero. I was not aware of the hull blanket material nor that truck bed liner came in white. I can use each in different sections of the boat. Much appreciated.
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    Wall Fabric Alternatives?

    Time to replace the fixed windows. Sneaky leak rotted out bottom of portside cabinets (see pic). Will follow Allan Hadad's and Rich Bryers good directions on window replacement. Any ideas on alternatives to the old gray fabric sidewall covers? Jerry Koto's tongue in groove siding looks good in...
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    Packing gland how often to replace

    Just back from two days in the boat yard. Thanks to everyone who offered perspective. You guys are right on the money. Short version--took forever to loosen the nut from the gland. Had to borrow big boy tools from trawler capt. Once loose, water did come in but real problem was not enough...
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    Packing gland how often to replace

    Thanks, Justin. That's what I suspected.
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    Packing gland how often to replace

    Back to drip rate; I'm getting 7-10 drips per minute NOT underway (i.e., tied up at dock with motor off). Locking nut flush against packing gland. Does that mean time to repack?
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    Splice Mast Bonding Wire?

    Yeah, I'll measure it tomorrow. Boat is a 1984 Hunter 34.
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    Splice Mast Bonding Wire?

    Sorry, granger, I meant lightening protection system. Wire looks like 4/0 but I'll measure for sure tomorrow.
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    Splice Mast Bonding Wire?

    Thanks, Justsome... wasn't looking forward to locating the keel connection. Splice will be easier.
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    Splice Mast Bonding Wire?

    I inadvertently cut the mast ground wire during unstepping process (see photo). Can I splice this wire or should it be replaced? Thanks in advance for any advice.
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    Cal 2-25 - Mast Compression

    compression posts
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    Shifter Cable Replacement on H34

    Got it. Thank you, Claude.
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    Shifter Cable Replacement on H34

    Thank you, Woody. Thank you, Ilanortho; worth a thousand words.
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    Shifter Cable Replacement on H34

    Started to remove the old broken shifter cable in preparation for replacement. However, I cannot either pull down through or pull up through a sleeve in the pedestal next to the steering wheel hub that, I assume, keeps the cable from touching the steering wheel shaft. I've annotated the attached...
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    Can't Shift

    Stu, Victor, Kloudie, Thank you for the prompt and informative replies. Had my brother work the shift lever and got the reaction you described. Thanks, Kloudie for the sources. I have he compass out and will check that thoroughly this morning. Thanks for the part blow-ups. will be ordering...