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    What make/size of Anchor for 2005 Hunter 33?

    Hi - I am doing some work for a client with a 2005 Hunter 33. When they bought the boat, the PO gave them an anchor which was way too big for the anchor roller - the tip of the anchor was hitting the hull. The length of the roller on the '05 33 is pretty short. Does anyone have a line on an...
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    Accessing the raw water pump?

    I'm working on a friend's 1971 C&C 35 Mk 1. The boat has an atomic 4 engine. The water pump is on the back of the engine with no decent access. It looks like you can access the back of the engine via the starboard cockpit locker - but it appears one of the PO's may have installed a DYI...
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    Fixing a ding in a lead keel

    A friend put a ding on the leading edge of the lead keel on his C&C 35 (grounding). I'm helping him with the repair...I think some heat (propane plumbing torch) and a ball pine hammer should be able to roughly reshape the ding (wearing proper PPE of course) and then fairing with an epoxy-based...
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    Lightning Protection

    Hi - I was told that Catalina does not put lightning protection systems into their boats. is this true? while my preference would be to not be on the boat during a storm, is there anything I can do? Can I buy an aftermarket one? I have heard some boaters attach a set of jumper cables to the...
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    Holding Tank Troubles

    Does anyone have experience with holding tank contents slowly backing up into the head? I pump out the head and put some fresh water in it...several hours later it seems that some of the holding tank contents have slowly seeped back into the head. is there a one-way valve that might need to be...
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    My Galley Sink Drain

    Hi. The water seems to be going down very slowly in my galley drain. (much slower than it used to). I have twin sinks which drain into a 1" hose which goes down to the thru-hull. I suspect this 1" hose might be clogged. If I were to 'snake' the drain would it damage the thru-hull? I am...
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    Prop Size Question

    Hi. I have a Catalina 34 MK II (Year 2000 - Hull 1494). The previous owner put on an after-market Gori folding 3-blade prop (15"x9" RH - Reduction ratio 1.88:1). A diesel mechanic was checking out my engine and says the engine is very healthy but he can't figure why I cant get the RPM's more...