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  1. Hogdriver

    Ice Chest Insulation

    I use an ICEMULE Classic 15 liters, fits perfectly in my 310, keeps ice for 24-36 hours. $70, Amazon.
  2. Hogdriver

    Electric re-sale value?

    Well, I would like to thank everyone for their thoughtful replies, especially the ones that had some comparative resale numbers or pros and cons. The subject certainly generated some excellent discussion. I am mostly a bay sailor. It's not really an economic proposition, most personal...
  3. Hogdriver

    310 dodger frame

    You know, it is a remarkable combat airplane. If I was a troop, that's what I would want overhead.
  4. Hogdriver

    310 dodger frame

    Retired with 3000 hours, wish they had one at the NAS!
  5. Hogdriver

    310 dodger frame

    Thanks, Tom... we don't use the dodger so it is stored below. While I like grabbing onto the frame, I sang my head on it when coming up from below. It means forward and the smaller part of the frame folds fine, but the main frame is about two inches too long and runs into the traveller. No big...
  6. Hogdriver

    Electric re-sale value?

    Thinking of converting Catalina 310 to electric power. Anyone have thoughts on how that would affect re-sale value?
  7. Hogdriver

    310 dodger frame

    Thank you, I'm keeping it stowed, just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something!
  8. Hogdriver

    310 dodger frame

    My Dodger frame doesn't stow all the way forward, runs into the traveller. The shorter bar folds down, but not the main frame. Any thoughts? Thanks!
  9. Hogdriver

    Saluting Our Veterans

    USAF, A-10 Warthog, The Beach x2, Suwon ROK, PSAB, 1974-2002, proud to keep Catalina 310 "Serenity" at NAS Pensacola Bayou Grande Marina.
  10. Hogdriver

    Boat name poll

    Just renamed mine Serenity.... After the Josh Wheedon movie. Mal: "...I aim to misbehave!"
  11. Hogdriver

    Need help deciding on batteries

    I went the 6 vdc in series golf cart battery route. Easy to handle, two banks of 6v in series, cranks great.
  12. Hogdriver

    Water Pump Question

    Sorry, meant to say bronze!
  13. Hogdriver

    Water Pump Question

    I just did the Oberdorfer switch yesterday after SW seized. Piece of cake with a 3/8" wrench and a 90 degree and straight brass fittings ordered online (you can use the ones off the SW but one has to be ground down a bit for clearance). Close seacock. Works beautifully, about an hour's work.
  14. Hogdriver

    C310 overheating

    So I finally got some boat time & put everyone's thoughts to the test. Pulled the hose off the exhaust elbow... no raw water! Removed Sherwood pump...gears inop. Replaced with Oberdorfer...runs like a champ, 165 degrees, 15 degrees cooler than before she started overheating. Many thanks to all...
  15. Hogdriver

    C310 overheating

    Right, thank you, one has to be ground down a bit for clearance, I've ordered a straight fitting also. Unfortunately I have some commitments and It will be another week or two before I get back to her but I will let you all know how this turns out. Very much appreciate the comments...it is...
  16. Hogdriver

    C310 overheating

    The Catalina 310 is a superb design by Gerry Douglas. He observed larger boats that only had a couple onboard and designed it for the causing couple. It is a wonderful boat!
  17. Hogdriver

    C310 overheating

    Yes it is pretty well laid out. I will use that hose for flow check. I need to learn more about exactly how the raw water /manifold work together and how to remove the elbow. Just disconnect from manifold & exhaust hose output? Bill thanks for your comments...I have a 67 Austin Healey that keeps...
  18. Hogdriver

    C310 overheating

    Thanks, JK--studied up on this and "burped" system first.
  19. Hogdriver

    C310 overheating

    Paul, I removed the thermostat & ran it straight through, results as reported. Put spare thermostat in later, same (original thermostat checked out ok in hot water test). I've only had this boat a few months and I've never really observed much water from the exhaust, just sputtering (I can hear...
  20. Hogdriver

    C310 overheating

    I will study how to take elbow off manifold, thank you! I noticed the HX didn't seem particularly wet either end. I am thinking of replacing Sherwood with Oberdorfer. It will be a while before I get back to boat...very much appreciate your comments and will post resolution.