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Ahhh, 3 long years off of the water and we finally closed on our new (to us) boat today. A former C22 owner (4 years, loved that boat but needed more space), we moved up to an S2 27 for 2 years before selling due to the birth of additional crew. She will be 4 this year and is ready to go! I look forward to trading stories with all and to picking your collective brains regarding C27 maintanence issues. Our boat is the standard rig, shoal draft model with Universal deisel and wheel. She surveyed well and appears to have been well kept by the P.O.
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Good luck. One thing to monitor is the head seems to have a tendency to siphon water. Lots of info on the net on this issue. seems it could be a stuck backflow vavle or the absence of a siphon break. Just one little reoccuring issue. second is to make sure the keel is properly blocked when on the hard, helps prevent the notorious Catalina smile.
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Mark,
Thank you. This is my first boat with marine head vs. porta potti. Good to know info to avoid what sounds like a potential mess.
Jeff
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Nice! Congrats on the boat. My 5-year-old loves going out with us.
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Congratulations on your new boat!

I had (and lived on) a C27 for a few years.. Great boat!

Post some pictures!

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Thank you! Photos to come. Just spend 4 hours yesterday compounding and waxing. Starboard side looks almost like new. May 2 splash, cant wait!
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One other note on the head, if you don't get the lever pushed all the way down on the pump dry setting it will siphon water back into the bowl and over flow on the heel. I found this the hard way, thought it was down, but wasn't, should go parallel to the waters surface.
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Mark,
Thanks. I was out today with some friends and I noticed that the bilge had a bit more water than usual when we got in. It did smell a little funny, guess we had a little overflow. I have noticed that the bowl does siphon water into it after a flush. I have been keeping the thru hull closed when we arent on the boat as a precaution. Guess a rebuild may be in my future if it continues to siphon in?
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Yikes!!

I hate haviing too many holes in the boat!!
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Make sure the lever on the right hand side is all the way down, pointing toward the hull. again should be parallel to the horizion. doesn't seem to siphon then. Instructions are slim on operations and I will assume other comments, but is seems like if you have the lever in the "up" position, pump in some "fresh" water, turn down and pump dry that you will clean the bowl and stop the siphon. Best.
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