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    Seeking a MKII Fantasia 35

    Hi... Another one is available in Bellingham WA, so once again wrong coast, but a better price. US$ 21,500. Going by the year it should be a MkI, but looking at the photos it has a bowsprit, so it may have the complete MkII modification. The engine appears to be a 40hp Isuzu 3AB1 with the Pieces...
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    HIN Number Location? Fantasia MkI

    At least your teak should be well maintained. Did it come nicely varnished? I’m in Canada, but bought a California boat in Oregon. Because I needed to keep it in Oregon for a while, I needed OR stickers. Tricky if you’re not a resident. They’re suspicious because their stickers are way cheaper...
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    Fantasia 35 electrical diagram schematic ?

    Wow! It looks like The same hand writing as on the drawings I have. Any chance you can get a higher res photo? When I zoom in I can’t actually read the print. I saw your reply about the HIN. I’m replying there to keep the thread going.
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    Shaft removal

    Just read it again. I see you’re only lifting, and then holding up with the winches. It’s the ropes that lower it back You are not putting your hands near while the basketball is supporting things, so it’s not as risky as I first thought. In my case I have a center cockpit, so my winches are a...
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    Shaft removal

    Interesting thought. I’d be a bit concerned about conrol over deflating the ball. That’s a lot of weight to be dealing with, and I’m not convinced a basketball is engineered to deal with the 300lbs of one end of the engine.
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    Fantasia engine swap?

    Hi. I’m looking for someone who has seen an engine swap on a Fantasia. I’ve got a badly leaking rear crankshaft seal. I need to pull the transmission and then the flywheel, to get access to the seal. It’s been suggested I should be able to slide the tranny and shaft back by about 6 inches...
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    HIN Number Location? Fantasia MkI

    Hi “She Persisted”... Funny you should ask that. I discovered it about 1 week ago! I had her on the hard, and buffed the hull, and pressure washed the cap rail. Then I treated the cap and rub rail teak with oxalic acid bleach. Put it in the water about 2 months back. I was working on engine...
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    So they dropped my boat!

    Wow, that's one sketchy marina! This one says they're not respanible for "sling damage" but that means minor strap scuffing, not dropping it out of the sling. Insurance covers it, so I don't need lawyers. I'm in Canada, where the judges tend to not put up with BS arguments, so a sane person...
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    So they dropped my boat!

    Hah. I have produced literally 1000's of videos over my 40 odd year television career. Sometimes I just want to watch stuff with my own eyes. The boat is supposed to get me away from work!
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    So they dropped my boat!

    I think they underestimate weight. A strap was tied between the two carry straps, but I think it was at the center point of the bow radius, so when it stretched, it went around rather than tightening. I wondered if it was too far forward, but figured they knew their job!
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    So they dropped my boat!

    I was having my Fantasia 35 hauled out yesterday for a refit, on a travel-lift. They managed to drop the boat out of the front sling, and the bow dropped about 3 feet onto concrete. Ouch! The Fantasia is a heavy bluewater boat, with parts of the hull being 1 inch thick. I've looked at the...
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    So... they dropped my boat!

    I was having my Fantasia 35 hauled out yesterday, for a refit, on a travel-lift. They managed to drop the boat out of the front sling, and the bow dropped about 3 feet onto concrete. Ouch! I've looked at the "Lamination Schedule" for the boat, and an outline of the "Accommodation Design", both...
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    Fantasia 35 electrical diagram schematic ?

    Does anyone have a Fantasia 35 electrical diagram or schematic? I have a Mk I, and it came with all sorts of documentation, but no schematic for power. A Mk II diagram would be better than nothing. I'm taking out a lot of wire that was obviously not original, where there are two bare ends...
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    HIN Number Location? Fantasia MkI

    Hi there... I'm the new owner of what I believe is Fantasia 35 hull #45. This is a Mk I version. I've searched all over, but for the life of me I cannot find the HIN number anywhere on the hull. I have a reference document from the USCG where they provided the manufacturer HIN, but the...
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    Junking a Boat

    Fix it, or donate to a buddy! Your boat is fiberglass. It's like a canoe left out in the rain for the winter. If it froze solid yes, but in Carolina? I don't believe it's going to affect the structure. Not like it would with a small power-boat, where the stringers will rot out. Your kids...
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    Lancer 28 Mast Stepping Help?

    Lancer 28 Mast Stepping - WARNING - Not easy! I finally did my mast work, and thought I would mention some issues. I took the mainsail mainsheet blocks off and reattached them akin to the diagram in the manual, to the end of the boom, with the topping lift also attached directly to the boom...
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    Depth Sounder / Transom Type

    I have a Lancer 28. Does anyone any experience mounting a transom style sounder transducer in shoot-thru-hull mode? I purchased a Lowrance Mark-5X Pro dual frequency fishfinder at a great price, when I was told that this works. You apparently simply set it in epoxy. My question is, will...
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    1979 Lancer 28 ----Mounting Disc Antenna on Mast

    Manual is here: Sorry, I forgot to mention that the owner manual is here: http://sbo.sailboatowners.com/index.php?option=com_mtree&task=viewlink&link_id=6300&Itemid=257 There are instructions in the manual. BTW... Do not use a ladder! I've done it to reach my mast light, which is only half...
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    1979 Lancer 28 ----Mounting Disc Antenna on Mast

    Mast lowering info I recieved Hi Nevermoor... I asked the same question a while back. You can find the discussion at: http://forums.sbo.sailboatowners.com/showthread.php?t=146329 I have not had a chance to get it done yet because of the non-stop rain. I really would like to see a video of...
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    Lancer 28 Layout..

    Lancer 28 Layout.. yes I have a 1980 Lancer 28, and yes, I have no mast support pole either. I'm working on replacing my VHF antenna wires, and that required digging under the headliner, just aft of the head doorway. Directly below the mast, there is a large beam laminated into the deck...