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    Rusting Swim Ladder

    We probably have owned our Voyage longer than most, but has anyone else had to have their swim ladder welded because of rust?

    We have had ours rewelded twice. First when it was but maybe 4 years...
  2. Re: Norseman 430 water/fuel deck hatch gasket seals

    I'd like to replace the same on our 430, but this is not like what was original.

    Thanks, however, for identifying this company, as something here may work
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    Re: Breaking Docking Lines

    Perhaps you meant to say nylon not polyester. Nylon is preferred for docklines as it better absorbs shock loads. Stronger, lighter, cheaper, too.
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    Re: Multiple depth sounders - what's your view?

    I have had two identical sounders, one in each hull, in two cats dating back 27 years. They never interfered with each other. I suspect the impulse and return are measured in such a tiny fraction of...
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    Re: Fresh air for 1GM inboards

    I would follow what the mfg. says. Many times the boat builder does not. My cooling system is what they call a balanced system where one blower blows air in ( optimally directed at the alternator)...
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    Re: "Toe In" On Rudders?

    This shows the geometry to determine the angle to be used for the steering of a car. I would imagine for a catamaran the middle of the keels, or perhaps a bit forward of the middle would be used as...
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    Re: Emergency Hatch's & Salon Windows

    I have a large Lewmar escape hatch, but my understanding is that they no longer make these because of liability issues.
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    Re: Missing Shell Vents

    If you can't find something suitable, remove the one and use it as a mould to make one out of fiberglass.

    I used a wine glass and a champagne --flute is it?- as moulds to make two different...
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    Re: Have a go at my prop sizing?

    Undersail, passing "hull speed" seems to be smooth, but I've always heard that long skinny hulls don't really have a "hull speed" like a fat displacement hull. And that "hull speed" is not an iron...
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    Re: Have a go at my prop sizing?

    Sorry...16 years old. Boat and props.
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    Re: Have a go at my prop sizing?

    I'm embarrassed to say I'm not sure what rpm I have reached with the pair of 17X13, but I don't think it was more than about 3200 which is too low. I could reach about 8.25 Kn w/both motors.

    I...
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    Re: Have a go at my prop sizing?

    Probably too late to help you (been busy with my own launch w/ w new FoF, and helping deliver a boat) but can share my experience.

    Voyage 430 with same engines, and 17 X13 2 blade FoF. One prop...
  13. Re: Folding Props: Size and Pitch for Voyage 430/440

    I do have that request posed to Flexofold, but I can't help thinking that actual experience with a specific boat/motor might be even more useful.
  14. Folding Props: Size and Pitch for Voyage 430/440

    I'd like to know what size folding props others have on their V430/440 with 3GM30 motors.

    I still have the original Flexofold two blade props which I believe are 17X13, but am faced with replacing...
  15. Thread: Catalac winch

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    Re: Catalac winch

    Gosh, are these Catalac custom winches, or won't a standard winch work?
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    Re: Insurance company collecting taxes for states

    That doesn't sound good.

    What state(s) are you referring to?
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    Re: Hatch handles lock or freewheel outside

    I have Lewmar hatches...15 years old now but I think they are still the same.

    They were advertised as having outside handles that would break (presumably some internal component) before the lock...
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    Re: Mantus Anchors LLC

    I too removed the plastic gate from my Mantus chain hook. It was a pain to use, and I had not previously had the hood to come off anyway. My bridle is not of fixed length, so I can shorten it, which...
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    Re: Racor Fuel Filter

    After removing the Racor and being able to examine it, I now know that Voyage did NOT plumb the Racor backwards.

    In spite of what Racor technical support told me , the older 500s CAN be reversed...
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    Re: Anchor Locker Woes

    Now I didn't just build a tower to simply raise the windlass, I've built a whole new, higher structure that spreads the loads.

    But it needed to be bolted in place so it could be removed should...
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    Re: Anchor Locker Woes

    My anchor locker/windlass base project is 97% finished, but at this point I am very happy with it. It was a big project, but I enjoyed most of it (not the grinding off of unwanted fiberglass...
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    Re: Racor Fuel Filter

    Hi Tom
    I was hoping to post some preliminary photos here for you now, but the battery in my iPad is about dead.

    The problem with the installation on all the Voyage cats I've seen is that...
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    Racor Fuel Filter

    This winter I totally rebuilt the windlass structure to give more depth for the chain fall, and other advantages. I'm real happy with the results, and will post pictures when the job is completely...
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    Re: EVERYONE PLEASE READ

    Thanks Paul!
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    Re: Anchor Locker Woes

    Though I have issues with the height of my anchor locker, it is pretty well sealed. I do crack the hatch open for air flow when possible/necessary, so I have no problem with the windlass sited there....
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    Re: Anchor Locker Woes

    Paul
    Thanks. What is the distance, approximately, that the chain has to fall to the "floor" directly below the windlass?

    I had also wondered about a cone (or pyramid) but, and this also applies...
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    Re: Anchor Locker Woes

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    Thanks! I sort of remember this post now. I guess I didn't pay much attention then as I was ignoring the fact that my crew was aging out (growing up) and I'd have to start operating the...
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    Re: Anchor Locker Woes

    I was not aware of the mods to Duetto, but I knew Stuart Bell had raised the windlass on Shearwater.

    Raising the windlass makes the biggest improvement, and I am planning on that right now. And it...
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    Anchor Locker Woes

    With the windlass located inside a locker on the bridge deck, it is well protected from the elements, but the chain fall distance is so limited (if I read my notes correctly, there are only about 14...
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    Re: voyage 500 sliding doors

    I had a bit of squeaking going go down there so blasted it with McLube. Took care of the problem.

    But I looked at it with "what if it needs to have something major done" in mind. And I didn't see...
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    Re: What is wrong with some powerboaters?

    Keep a video camera close at hand.

    The sight of you aiming at actions like that might cause perp. to back off, or if not, would be good evidence.

    I have seen some really sorry behavior from...
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    Re: Voyage 440 Boom Lift Line Replacement

    Hi Bill,

    Ronstan has a great assortment of sheaves to choose from. Check out their website. I think I ordered sheaves from Sound Boatworks, but West marine can get them as well, I think. Or maybe...
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    Re: Voyage 440 Boom Lift Line Replacement

    I have not replaced that red line, but I have removed the derrick for another reason, so could have.

    If no one else chimes in, from my memory (dangerous!) you need to support the boom with the...
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    Re: any tips for improving pointing ?

    Thanks for the comments.

    The ease of a Mack Pack (or others) is most appreciated when out for a daysail or just overnight. But I'm thinking it just isn't worth it.

    My original sail cover had...
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    Re: any tips for improving pointing ?

    I seem to be late to this thread, but something I've thinking about doing away with (and not to hijack the thread, too much) that has to have some negative impact on windward performance, is my...
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    Re: Gasket Seals For Locker Lids

    I see that McMaster does have some foam seals, but I'm not sure they will fit too well. I'll look closer.
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    Re: Gasket Seals For Locker Lids

    Thanks. I will look there. But at first blush, it looks like they may have only rubber and foam stock, and I need (or want) a molded product like what is on the lid frame now. It wraps around the...
  38. Re: Where to haul and work on your cat on US East Cost

    I found something like 25.6 feet for the beam. Is that correct?

    Jarrett Bay Boatworks just north of Beaufort NC has a big travelift that I'm sure can haul you. Not sure about DIY but would...
  39. Re: Where to haul and work on your cat on US East Cost

    Yes, how wide is your cat?
    I know of several places, depending on your beam.
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    Gasket Seals For Locker Lids

    Sometime in the near future, I should replace these rubber seals.

    Has anyone found a source in the US for something suitable?
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