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Forum: C30   11-22-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,540
Posted By kaptaindave
Re: Catalina 30 Rudder

How about my elliprical rudder? Benefits include: backs easily to port or starboard, point higher / more lift lift from a NACA 012 hydrofoil cross-section, lighter helm... especially while motoring,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 9,725
Posted By kaptaindave
After getting the starter rebuilt and rewiring...

After getting the starter rebuilt and rewiring the engine to ABYC standards, tractor motor started up fine. It did, however, cough a little smoke when I revved it up. The smoke was black with a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-13-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 9,725
Posted By kaptaindave
Update... still not right... different problem

Ok... I misread the clearances last time. A gap of .007 IS fine. The marking of 1TDC IS really 3TDC. That little raised bump at 11 o'clock on the engine's rear vertical HAS TO be the timing mark...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 9,725
Posted By kaptaindave
Hey wait a minute. Just looked at the link...

Hey wait a minute. Just looked at the link again. It says the gap should be .145. That's gotta be it. Oh and if that mysteries raised ?timing? mark is at 11 o'clock, then perhaps something lines...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 9,725
Posted By kaptaindave
No Bellhousing

This engine had no transmission. I refered to that same drawing when I set the valves on my friends 5411!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 9,725
Posted By kaptaindave
Red face Universal M25XP / Kubota D950 question

Ok... so here's the deal. I have a M25XP that's seized and a running Kubota D950 tractor motor. There is countless information on the 'Net about the fact that the M25XP is a marinised D950 and for...
Forum: Living Aboard   02-10-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 7,845
Posted By kaptaindave
San Fran Liveaboard

Currently I live on my Catalina 30 in the Southern California area. In the spring, however, I plan to move to the San Francisco area.

My basic questions are these: 1) How available is dockage? ...
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