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  1. Captain.Olives

    C30 MKII main shaft pulley and v belt clearance with the M25XP

    Before I go and start cutting out a notch into the lip of the cabin sole/cabin settee, thought it prudent to ask for some advise. I am going to be replacing both the v belt and the front engine case cover (already acquired a good used one.) The installation of the M25XP in the new to me 1988...
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    Universal M-25XP or M-25 speed control screw or highspeed fuel mixture

    So I got a bit ham fisted when removing my raw water pump this past weekend on my new to me Catalina 30. In the process, I removed the speed control adjusting bolt, number 1 in the parts diagram, red circled item just above the raw water pump in the second picture. From my understanding this...
  3. Captain.Olives

    Fin keel dimensions shoal vs standard

    I'm looking at an 88 C30 where the owner really isn't a sailor or very knowledgeable about boats in general, even his own boat (been using it as a pied de terre of sorts.) He is unsure of the keel, I am only interested in the standard 5'3" draft keel here in the San Francisco Bay. To muddy...
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    C30 MKiii length over all - how did the addition of the sugar scoop swim platform affect length?

    Shopping hard for a C30 MKii or MKiii. I am length limited in my San Francisco slip, and know that a MKii will fit with a small minor modification to the bow pulpit after an in person measurement. Inches do matter to my harbor master, and I don't have much to give over a MKii. I don't have...