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    Alternator Pulley Removal M25XP 51A (Motorola)

    My new Leece Neville Alternator as replacement for my Motorola 51A one on my Catalina 30 M25Xp came without a pulley. I tried to get this center nut on the old one loose, tried a metal stick trough the fan wheels (bend a few blades), but all to no avail, I found some posts in car forums talking...
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    Engine Panel, what's this buzzer doing ?

    I had the suspicion that my Catalina 30 (87) engine panel was wired by a maniac, and the repairs for the lightning strike gives me a change to really get my head into that. I have new buzzers and warning lights, new bulbs etc and made sense of most of the wiring. But this thing still puzzles me...
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    Automac Replacement

    Hi, I searched the forum including the 101 basics about electrical topics, but I'm left with one question. After a lightning strike into the mast antenna of my Catalina 30 (1985) fried/destroyed all electronics and the some, I'm back running. The old Weems&Plath Automac's part looking like a...
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    Shut off handle at engine panel

    Hi, wish we had a search function with "include ALL keywords", but after now scanning 396 entries containing anything from "off" to "handle", I think I must ask myself: Shouldn't the shut off t-handle come off the metal rod by unscrewing it ?. I have a Catalina 30, M25-XP, shut-off comes out...
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    Muffler drain

    Hi all, I'm fixing my Catalina 30 and found that it seems that the "handle" of the drain valve of the muffler is more or less gone (rotted away). What I see is a nut standing out of the mufflers surface and a threaded screw body sticking out from there with the top rotted away. I assume...
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    Navico Depth Sounder

    Hi all, I just bought a 85 30' Catalina with a thru hull transducer from NAVICO, that is defectiv and gives erratic or no readings. I learned that this company is out of business and there successors don't support that brand anymore. From your expertise, what road should I follow ? - Are...