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Forum: Boat Reviews   11-21-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 11,939
Posted By bigchump
@smp: I got your PM but I am unable to reply...

@smp:
I got your PM but I am unable to reply because I don't have enough posts.
PM me again with your email.

Jeff
Forum: C & C   04-15-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,327
Posted By bigchump
The pump is a Jabsco 2760-0001. I replaced the...

The pump is a Jabsco 2760-0001.
I replaced the gasket but no joy, it still leaks.
The rebuild kit costs more than a new pump (go figure).
With a 29 year old engine this is probably just the tip of...
Forum: C & C   04-13-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,327
Posted By bigchump
Thanks for the reply. I will pull that thing...

Thanks for the reply.
I will pull that thing tomorrow and take some pics.
Forum: C & C   04-13-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,327
Posted By bigchump
C&C 32 raw water pump for 2gm yanmar

Anyone have any idea who made the raw water pump (upper left black pulley)?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/bigchump/aCC32yanmar2gm.jpg
All I need is the gasket that fits on the back.
My...
Forum: C & C   06-23-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,543
Posted By bigchump
Go at low tide!

My 32 has a 45 foot mast height plus another three for the VHF antenna which is fiberglass and not flexible. I also have expensive windex sending units up there. I would avoid that bridge if at all...
Forum: Boat Reviews   06-15-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 11,939
Posted By bigchump
Hi Scrapf: My ports do not leak and I am in...

Hi Scrapf:
My ports do not leak and I am in Portland Or. where rain is a way of life.
I get a drop or two down the mast but that goes directly into the bilge.
I have 13 bags of premium North sails...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   05-20-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,988
Posted By bigchump
Hi Imagine: The fuel tank is level and sits...

Hi Imagine:
The fuel tank is level and sits under a setee.
It's a steel tank that is fiberglassed in place.
I could be wrong but I don't think plastic tanks are legal for inboards?
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   05-20-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,988
Posted By bigchump
To insure that the problem was with the tank we...

To insure that the problem was with the tank we ran the engine off a five gallon fuel jug.
What really surprised me was how fast that fuel can drained -- it was empty in minutes because the return...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   05-13-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,988
Posted By bigchump
Thanks for the info Imagine. I just payed a...

Thanks for the info Imagine.
I just payed a surveyor $442 and he tells me I have a fiberglass tank.
The boatyard guys say noooooo, it's a metal tank.
The fuel system was converted to diesel in...
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   05-13-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,988
Posted By bigchump
Please tell me about your grief!!!! It may be...

Please tell me about your grief!!!!
It may be the same grief I'm having right now.
Thanx
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   05-13-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,988
Posted By bigchump
1974, hull # 287. ...

1974, hull # 287.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/bigchump/2050280_161.jpg
Forum: Columbia & Coronado   05-12-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 2,988
Posted By bigchump
Columbia 34-2 fuel tank material

Hi all:
Can anyone tell me whether the original fuel tank on the C34 MKII was fiberglass or metal?

Thanx in advance,
Jeff
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,700
Posted By bigchump
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/bigchump/20...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v248/bigchump/2050280_161.jpg

My dinghy is on davits behind a full dodger.
My wife doesn't need a life vest because she won't get on the boat anymore.
My anchor...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,700
Posted By bigchump
I suspect it might be something electrical...

I suspect it might be something electrical because of the fuel guage going dead.
I'm going to check the connections at the fuel pump tomorrow.
It runs fine under full load at the dock...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,700
Posted By bigchump
Diesel quits in rough water or tight turn

Hi All:
I just bought a '74 Columbia 34 with a 1989 Westerbeke 30b.
The diesel has only 150 hours -- less than 10 hours per year!
The PO swears he started the engine at least once per month.
I...
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