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  1. Lew Love

    Let's plan a 2016 Spring Rendezvous on Lake Murray

    calling all Catalina boat owners on Lake Murray, send me an email letting me know you wish to participate. Lew
  2. Lew Love

    Companionway door

    I paid around $900 for the zarcor doors, I think. They have you tube installations guides as well. They have some cool ways to install that I did not consider. It's worth the look. Lew
  3. Lew Love

    propane tank

    Oops, here is picture. It holds 4 canisters, off the port side of the cockpit.
  4. Lew Love

    propane tank

    I agree with other post. CNG is safer and hard to find. I have magna grill and use the small green propane canisters. See attached picture. I attached PVC tube to stachion
  5. Lew Love

    Companionway door

    I have a 1987 C 30. I ordered doors from John at Zarcor at the Annapolis Boat Show. I asked him to customize the doors where they will fold against the cabin instead of against the seat. By doing so, the doors fold back 180 degrees instead of 90 degrees. I feel I will not lose the 10" seating...
  6. Lew Love

    Instrument panel

    Again, for my 87 Catalina 30... If you are asking about the cockpit instrument panel, you again can call on Seaward. Here are before and after pictures and the bad wiring harness from the panel to the engine components. Their harness has connectors on each end for ease of installation. The...
  7. Lew Love

    Instrument panel

    I have a 1987 Catalina 30. Here are before and after pictures ofvthe repair to the electrical panel at the navigation station. The panel was purchased directly from Seaward. You can send them the names of the function of the breaker, as well. I customized the panel to meet my needs. Seaward...
  8. Lew Love

    Edson Binnacle Steering Lubrication

    You may find it here.
  9. Lew Love

    Eno Stove Top

    Norm, Have you considered a local cabinet maker? I found one who cannot wait for my next projects as boats are a challenge to him because there are few similar corresponding angles on a boat. In the meantime, you can get card board and mock up the look you want. Try different configurations...
  10. Lew Love

    How I made my M25XP quiet.

    Greeting to all, I have a 87 Catalina 30. After reading all of this thread over the months, I purchased the Kubota air Intake and did a dry fit. Interestingly, the motor was a little quieter at 1000 RPMs and significantly quieter at 1800 RPMs and above. I will install it just right of the...
  11. Lew Love

    AC Condensate Diversion

    To Marco, I am very interested in your pictures especially the run from the bilge to the Venturi and beyond. If I understand this correctly, the Venturi is removing the small amount of water in the bilge that the sump pumps can not get to... Thank you in advance, lew
  12. Lew Love

    Control panel access to wiring

    You should be able to remove the four screws which holds the panel to the fiberglass of the recessed area to gain access. The rear lazerette does not provide much access and the large port lazerette has a rear wall just before the cockpit panel. This explanation is based on 1987 Mark II design...
  13. Lew Love

    Sweet spot in diesel

    I am on fresh water. Lake Murray in Columbia, SC. The lake has 500 miles of shoreline. It's 13 miles long and 3.5 miles wide at the widest part. We typically raft up with four other sailboats at a cove named hurricane hole, 4 miles from my marina. Usually sail there and stay as long as...
  14. Lew Love

    Sweet spot in diesel

    Two things: Install new motor mounts for vibration reduction Install air filter system that Aaron discussed in previous thread to reduce engine noise I plan on going on the hard to bottom paint early next Spring. Will review shaft and propeller then. My Cat 30 gets the shakes around 1800,too...
  15. Lew Love

    Holding tank vent

    Here is a vent from Beneteau that made sense to me. They have them at the Marion SC plant. They have starboard and port vents so decide how you are going to run your hose before you order if you like this style. The hose can be routed to the top of the vent or straight from the bottom. I think...
  16. Lew Love

    Replace life lines

    I just replaced my lifelines and used the white coated wire as well. I used a local heavy equipment company to do the swages. They turned out great and it was fairly inexpensive and made the boat look great. While doing this I reversed the gates on starboard and port sides so I can board boat...
  17. Lew Love

    How I made my M25XP quiet.

    I have a 1987 Catalina 30. My mechanic and i have been working off and on for three weeks on engine area. I am going to try this as well. Will post results in a few weeks. I am also installing sheets of sound abatement around engine and bilge. Also replacing motor mounts to reduce...
  18. Lew Love

    CNG 2 Burner vs Propane

    I have CNG also. Natural gas is lighter than air and drifts up. Propane is heavier than air whereby it seeks the lowest point on boat if not properly vented. One CNG tank lasts at least six months as I'm more of a weekend sailor.. I travel by car a good bit in my business. I live in Columbia SC...
  19. Lew Love

    Photos of Upgrades or Updates

    Here are a few modifications I made to 87 Catalina 30. I used this forum to give me confidence to do a lot of the work! 18,000 btu hvac with three vents - 2 in settee area, 1 - in v-berth New refrigerator compressor with plates and new insulation Digital tv which can get 21 stations in open...
  20. Lew Love

    Looking for help

    Send me your email and I will forward the information provided to all of the attendees at the Rendezvous.