Our 2003 C310!

JRT

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Feb 14, 2017
1,970
Catalina 310 211 Lake Guntersville, AL
Thanks, I have a good idea on the size and pictures, but my wife has to see it how she wants to use it. The current owners have been super nice a accommodating. We couldn't make this week work due to my daughters performance schedules so we are now planning for next Wednesday. Life is difficult to align everything.
 
May 2, 2012
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Catalina 310 Toronto
John ......... in your collection of pictures you show a new ProNautic 12-40P, where was this installed. I'm looking for a better place to put mine instead of the place the old charger was back in the stern.

Cheers
2 Old Pirates
 
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JRT

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Feb 14, 2017
1,970
Catalina 310 211 Lake Guntersville, AL
John ......... in your collection of pictures you show a new ProNautic 12-40P, where was this installed. I'm looking for a better place to put mine instead of the place the old charger was back in the stern.

Cheers
2 Old Pirates
It was installed on the aft side of the bulkhead behind the engine. The previous owner installed the Catalina Insulated Access panel for the engine, so it is on the port side of this hatch. The wiring and runs were shockingly neat and clean with proper ties, chafe protection and clean professional installation. The current owner did this upgrade and maintenance last year including all new batteries. I've seen a lot of hack installs, this was very nice. I'm not sure if the location will need protection when using the aft berth, but that is an easy enough problem to solve if it turns out to be problem.
 
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Oct 3, 2011
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Anam Cara Catalina 310 Hull #155 155 Lake Erie/Catawba Island
Trying to visualize where you put it....
Our boat is still on the hard and the new charger and Batteries are on the to do list this year.. prior to the season really getting under way.
Our Charles charger is back on the port side stern lazarette.
we are going with the pronautic 12-40P and 2-4D AGM batteries
 
Nov 18, 2010
2,441
Catalina 310 Hingham, MA
Trying to visualize where you put it....
Our boat is still on the hard and the new charger and Batteries are on the to do list this year.. prior to the season really getting under way.
Our Charles charger is back on the port side stern lazarette.
we are going with the pronautic 12-40P and 2-4D AGM batteries
The bulkhead between the head and the foot area of the aft berth. So still on the starboard side but in a more protected area. This is where I have my watermaker and Balmar regulator.
 
May 2, 2012
233
Catalina 310 Toronto
Thanks for the feed back. Going over this weekend to remove batteries and plan layout and cables I'll need.
Cheers All
2 Old Pirates
 
Oct 3, 2011
794
Anam Cara Catalina 310 Hull #155 155 Lake Erie/Catawba Island
Thanks for the feed back. Going over this weekend to remove batteries and plan layout and cables I'll need.
Cheers All
2 Old Pirates
Let us know how things go, pics would be great!-BTW you must still have SNOW!
 
May 2, 2012
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Catalina 310 Toronto
:banghead::yikes::banghead: Just lots of thick ice ......... taking forever to melt.

Has anyone ever had a nut seize up on a Post terminal before. Tried WD 40 and can't get it to move. May have to cut it off. Any other suggestion would be appreciated.
 
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DaveJ

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Apr 2, 2013
381
Catalina 310 Niagara-on-the-Lake
If it is seized then it will continue to give you issues. I'd replace the complete terminal, they are not that much $$$$.
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Cut the bolt and spread the terminal apart.
Not sure if these are rated for marine use, but I used the picture just for the explanation.
Cheers
 
May 2, 2012
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Catalina 310 Toronto
Terminal Post Claps.jpg :dancing: DaveJ......... that's what I was looking at a few minutes ago. These are for marine use.
 
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May 20, 2016
2,995
Catalina 36 MK1 94 Everett, WA
Wytekwire.com sells just the bolt. Do yourself a favor and only use crimped battery cables.
 
May 2, 2012
233
Catalina 310 Toronto
Just talked to the supplier of batteries and he said just to cut it off. Doesn't matter if it is missing. Their recycling the batteries.
 

JRT

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Feb 14, 2017
1,970
Catalina 310 211 Lake Guntersville, AL
Are you talking cutting the posts or the cables? I'd cut the cables as cutting the post is risky with puncturing the battery
 

JRT

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Feb 14, 2017
1,970
Catalina 310 211 Lake Guntersville, AL
Don't have a deal yet, hope to work it out Thursday.

Did review logs, cutlass and bottom was painted in 2014 right before sale to current owner, it was the third bottom paint since new. They put a little over 100 hours on the motor since they bought. Batteries are 4 golf cart 6V plus a starter battery.