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  1. Black smoke in exhaust while in gear > 2000RPM

    Diesel
    Calling all mechanics for ideas :) I have a 1990 Catalina 30 with a Universal M3-20 (18hp) engine. I discovered about 3 seasons ago if you run the engine in gear over 2000 rpm there is black smoke/soot/particulate matter in the exhaust. Since then I've only run the engine up to 2000 rpm and can...
  2. Catalina 30 or O'Day 34 Biiger is Better?

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Catalina 30 or O'Day 34 Bigger is Better? Hello All Ready to buy! Looking for 'wisdom'. Lake Erie, weekend most often single, but need room for wife and teenagers. Good selection of '82-'85 C-30 in $15k-20k and O'Day 34 in 25k-30k range. I consider them 'identical' in terms of handling...
  3. Getting back to sailing. Stepping up to a keel boat.

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi, not new to sailing but will be new to "big" boat ownership if my plan comes to fruition. I grew up in England sailing Mirror dinghies and Lightnings with my cousins while on our summer vacations, and that planted the lifelong love of sailing deep within me! Then spent a couple of seasons...
  4. First Boat Help: 1984 Hunter 34 or 1983 Catalina 30

    Boat Review and Purchase Forum
    Hello, Could use some advice on a purchase I'm looking to make soon that entails a choice between two boats. The first is a 1984 Hunter 34 with the compression post repaired in 2012, the second is a Catalina 30 that is also in decent condition. I'll have survey's done as recommended, but can...
  5. Catalina 30 Universal 5411 fuel pump replacement

    Diesel
    My 1981 Catalina 30 Universal 5411 died on the way into the slip but will usually restart after bleeding at fuel injector pump but eventually just dies again. I replaced several of the fuel lines and fuel filters. The fuel pump looks newer. I have had the boat for about 1 1/2 years. I took the...
  6. Non-skid worn down to fiberglass

    Gear & Maintenance
    I'm looking to buy a '78 Catalina 30 that appears to have some issues with the non-skid. I'm trying to get an idea of how extensive the fix may be. Is it a basic new non-skid application or even more significant top-side work? Has anyone seen something like this and can offer some advice...
  7. Anchor Locker Hatch for Catalina 30

    C30
    I'm looking to replace the hatch on my anchor locker. I know about having Catalina make one and may resort to that route but wanted to search around and see if I can find a used one in reasonable shape.
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