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Search: Posts Made By: Cal31Windchaser
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 39
Views: 2,061
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

I fully understand. My 31 will not go back into the water until this winter, so for right now my water in the bilge mystery will have to wait. Meantime I have rebedded everything on deck with butyl...
Forum: Cal 1 Week Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 19,357
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Cal 31

Jeflaba, was thinking about refrigeration. I put a 12volt Adler Barber in the icebox on my previous Cal35 and was a little underwhelmed with the performance. I think the box was too big for the...
Forum: Cal 1 Week Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 19,357
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Cal 31

Jeflaba, thanks for the response back. I did some more measuring and think I have a plan that will fit a 6' long bimini from the mainsheet, which is connected at the bridgedeck like yours, to just...
Forum: Electronics 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 134
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Need a Simrad HR22 Autopilot Remote

Anyone have an HR22 remote for sale? I would like to use it with a TP32 tillerpilot.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blistering

DeniseO30, thanks for responding again with the clarification. I will just have to plan on taking the time to wash and sand as I am not a fast worker.

I like your idea about mixing fillers. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blistering

RichH, I have read Pascoe's stuff. However, thanks for the lead.

I have the time and money to do the work now. The boat is blocked in a yard and can stay there as long as needed. Since I have...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blistering

DeniseO30, thank you for the input. I was wondering about the blush. Mas Epoxy says their's doesn't but...

If I apply the filler in layers, will I have to sand in between or can I apply when the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blistering

Shinook and Mitiempo, thank you for the quick responses. I liked how
Watertite sounded, but was put off by manufacturer's statement that it must be covered with Interprotect. Doesn't make sense...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Blistering

I just ground out the blisters. Mostly in the gelcoat and outer layer of mat. I think I want to pre-seal each ground blister site with epoxy before applying the epoxy filler to better seal the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Alcolhol Stove Burner oscillating

Thanks everyone for the information. The suggestions give me at least a good start in curing the problem.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Alcolhol Stove Burner oscillating

JimsCAL, can you provide more information on pumping the tank up properly? I have the Kenyon Homestrand stove/oven with a remotely mounted tank. I use a bicycle air pump to add pressure via a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-21-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 2,746
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Battery consumption. It's a mystery.

Northoceanbeach, It probably cost you a bit (so you are not the harbor freight kind of guy) to use LEDs but was a great decision when it comes to power use. When cruising in open water for long...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,061
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Mystery water in bilge in CAL-29

Did you ever find out what the source of leak was? I have a Cal31 and have the same mystery. The boat is dry stored right now so can't look for a leak. However, I do intend to shake all the hoses...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: newb question re-diaphram pump!

Definitely check the check valves. Since you just took it apart and found nothing wrong, there is a high probability they didn't get put back in right.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 2,746
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Battery consumption. It's a mystery.

Northoceanbeach, you really need to do a simple calculation to verify that your system will work. I say that after re-reading your post where you are running an autopilot, lights and nav equipment. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,388
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Securing extra fuel and water tanks for coastal cruising

Alex W., what size engine and boat do you have? 18.75 nm per gallon is very high. My Cal 31 with a 16hp diesel cruises at 5 kts and gets 13-14 nm per gallon.

Also have to consider fuel used...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Alcolhol Stove Burner oscillating

My stove burners don't burn at a constant rate. They rhythmically oscillate, getting stronger than weaker, then stronger.

Any ideas as to what would cause this? They work fine otherwise and all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: water tanks

I used regular household bleach at rate of 6 fluid ounces per 10 gallons of water. Be careful to read the bottle. There is a new product that has bleach and cleaner in it that is not at all...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: How get reefing line back thru boom?

I ditto the fish tape. I just replaced the line in my boom. A 50' fish tape from Lowes was about $20. I had to cut the hook off the end of the tape as it and the temporarilly connected line would...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: fresh water pump system

Just replaced the pump on my Cal 31 with a plain West Marine 3 gallons per minute pump. Ditto on checking the outlet/hose size. I had to convert the outlet size. Not hard, just meant another trip...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,392
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Fuel tank sending units / gauges

I changed the sender in January. It was a universal type and had to read the directions several times as there are two ways to install it. I thought I had the sender fully tightened down to the...
Forum: Cal 05-16-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 19,357
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Cal 31

I need as big a bimini i can fit on my 31 with accomodation for the split backstay and bridgedeck mounted main sheet.
Forum: Cal 05-16-2014
Replies: 51
Views: 19,357
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Re: Cal 31

I purchased a Cal 31 in January 2014. It didn't have a bimini. Just spent 20 days on inland waters (about 500 miles traveled). Definately need shade in the hot southern sun. Cockpit shade is a...
Forum: Cal 03-09-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 628
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
Holding Tank for Cal 31

Want to replace current 9 gallon holding tank in bow with larger (25 - 35 gallon) tank. Any ideas on where it could be located? I have looked into the bow area and not a good option. Available bow...
Forum: Cal 02-05-2014
Replies: 0
Views: 593
Posted By Cal31Windchaser
1980 Cal31 Deck Leaks

Just purchased a 1980 Cal 31. Found that all the deck teak (handrails, hatch slides) were leaking and loose. Took off the headliner and the wood backing had some damage/rot/mildew. Disassembled...
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