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  1. The Garbone

    Is my endcap shot?

    Had my boom end caps cleaned up to powder coat as the are from 1978. This is the end near the gooseneck. Should I replace it?
  2. The Garbone

    Locating a manual bilge pump.

    K folks, I know were my pump is. It is in the cavity aft of the galley. To pump it I have to reach down into the sail locker, insert the handle and away you go. My thought is that is a dumb place for a pump handle as you need to have the hatch open to the weather to dewater. As it is...
  3. The Garbone

    Main Halyard Key Shackle?

    Am in the process of replacing my running rigging. On my old main halyard it one of the POs has put a swivel type shackle with a bowline I want to put a key shackle on. What size is standard for a C30?
  4. The Garbone

    More sheaves than i know what to do with.

    Currently have my mast down and am working on refitting. When purchased the boat had 2 halyards, a mainsail and a jib. I have 4 sheaves at the masthead and only 3 holes at base of the mast for halyards. Should I cut a window and add a second aft halyard or should I just leave well...
  5. The Garbone

    Cockpit floor. StopRot I curse thee!!!

    Today I started my cockpit floor restoration. I cut around the outer edge and proceeded to peal up the skin. Everything was going well until I started in my attempt to remove the rotten core. It appears that a PO had poured a very large volume of stop rot down into the void. A majority of...
  6. The Garbone

    Propeller nut woes...

    Put a new propeller on my 1" shaft. The old propeller was held on by two nuts and no cotter pin. I ordered a castle nut but even utilizing the thinner jam nut I can not get access to the cotter pin hole in the shaft. I need about another 1/4" before the hole lines up and there is too little...
  7. The Garbone

    30 year old Bondo?

    As I posted in an earlier thread I am removing and patching 2 transducers thru hulls. As I was grinding away I came to realize that in the early 80s when they put the waste treatment system in they moved the 1.5" thru hull forward and filled the old hole with green glass impregnated bondo...
  8. The Garbone

    Loose transducer

    My 78 Catalina 30 is on the hard and I am prepping to do the bottom. Today I will finish replacing my last two metal thru hulls with Forespar Marelon. My issue is my old depth transducer seems to be loose with just a hint of deflection. More of a clunk noise when moving it with no visible...
  9. The Garbone

    Vent placement

    My water tank vent is busted. Sometime in the past someone thought it wise to place it directly below the rub rail near the starboard forward portlight / fill plugs. Of course this resulted in it being smashed against the dock and now needs replacement. On the port side in roughly the same...
  10. The Garbone

    Instrument blanks

    Both of the Catalinas I have possess non functioning wind and speed instruments installed in the cockpit bulkhead. Is there a good place to get a blank to facilitate removal of these lumps of metal and clean up the look? I really do not want to do the fiberglass repair thing if there is a...
  11. The Garbone

    Repowering a 1974 C30

    I will be looking at a C30 this weekend that has an outboard. I have yet to hear from the owner but I am running on the assumption that the motor is shot. Assuming I do not run screaming from viewing the boat what would be the best possible motor/transmission to repower this thing with...
  12. The Garbone

    Termites!

    Our somewhat new to us old boat has dry wood termites. We had found them in the plywood hatch covers of the settee uder the seat cushions. Thinking they were just isolated to those we removed all the hatches of that type (about 6) and placed them in the oven for 3 hours at 200 degrees...
  13. The Garbone

    Ice box leaking.

    The bottom of my icebox appears to be leaking. Over our last vacation we noticed it was dripping from the bottom and we never had to open the drain valve even though we fed 80 pounds of ice through it. If i look down inside I can see spider cracks around the drain hole. I must have sprung...
  14. The Garbone

    Power Tiller on outboard, Catalina 27, or something similar

    I asked this question already over at the c27org forum but thought I would also give it a shot here. I found out about these folks in another thread. Has anyone put a Powertiller on on C27 with an outboar in a well? They have a demo here. http://powertiller.com/Demonstration.htm I like...