Rudder Post Screws

There are three screw holes in the lower rudder post bearing. ¬ According to Warren Pandy at Catalina, these were originally to secure the lower bearing to the hull but for a number of years now they have not been used and are unnecessary. ¬ The lower bearing needs to be secured to the boat using 3M 4200.

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PlasDeck

From Paul, Hull C380, #170 Plasdeck is similar in nature to Nuteak. It is coloured all the way through but the seams are all welded , not glued. Guy came and took all the templates, they are sent to a factory in Ohio where they make each panel. They are shipped here and installed as individual panels.   Chris Aslin from Aslin Boat Builders in Toronto did the work.¬ It took him a good day to make all the templates and about 11/2 days to install. Prep from my side was make sure it was good and clean and dry as well as all dodger/bimini poles that mounted to the deck came off. Taxes in it was $5000CAD. It took about ¬ 5 weeks from when the templates were made till install. The templates are sent to the factory in Ohio and then the finished panels are delivered to the

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Furling Main Issues

A number of members have talked about problems with their furling main becoming difficult to pull out from the mast in spite of following recommendations of keeping tension on the outhaul when pulling it in and keeping the boom relatively at 90 degrees vis a vis the mast. My experience with the same issue after 8 years of sailing my 387 was that the sail itself had stretched out such that it didn’t roll up tightly and consistently over the length of the sail. ¬ This caused a bunching in the slot of the mast. For a while, I had to literally pull it out by hand. ¬ North Sails finally diagnosed the problem for me. ¬ A new sail solved the problem. ¬ Recutting the old one was not cost effective. I have also experienced the furling mechanism getting stuck when the main halyard is not tight and thus

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Catalina 380 Westerbeke overheat

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New to association and getting familiar with boat.¬† Ran across attachment in documents provided by previous owner relating to an overheat problem with the 42B4.¬† Called Westerbeke¬† and Catalina support trying to find out if it applied to my boat, hull 191.¬† Catalina support related that it was discovered in earlier models and fixes were made; Westerbeke¬† said same.¬† I asked if thermostat should still be at 160 degrees if fixes were made.¬† I was advised to keep it at 160 degrees.¬† I¬†had the engine services by my mechanic and he replaced it with¬†a 180 thermostat, as specked by Westerbeke.¬† He argues to keep it at 180; I’m on the fence.¬† Any experienced advice appreciated.

Stage Door Canteen
Bill Poor

 

Westerbeke Overheat 380

New to association and getting familiar with boat.¬ Ran across attachment in documents provided by previous owner relating to an overheat problem with the 42B4.¬ Called Westerbeke¬ and Catalina support trying to find out if it applied to my boat, hull 191.¬ Catalina support related that it was discovered in earlier models and fixes were made; Westerbeke¬ said same.¬ I asked if thermostat should still be at 160 degrees if fixes were made.¬ I was advised to keep it at 160 degrees.¬ I¬ had the engine services by my mechanic and he replaced it with¬ a 180 thermostat, as specked by Westerbeke.¬ He argues to keep it at 180; I’m on the fence.¬ Any experienced advice appreciated. Stage Door Canteen Bill Poot Name(required) Email(required) Website Comment(required) ¬  

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Winterizing the hot water tank

Like to know what other members do to bypass the hot water tank during winterizing the water systems. Thank you Isi and LaMae S/V Windseeker II C387 H128

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Yanmar 3JH4E Cold Weather Starting

The Yanmar 3JH4E does not have glow plugs, but Yanmar instead offers an optional intake Air Heater to help with cold weather starting. The engine on our 387 does not have this optional heater, but I believe the blue “glow plug” wire from the start switch is run all the way through/to the engine wiring harness (the 3-conductor plug on the Yanmar harness), and from there on to the stbd side of the engine block itself.¬ Meaning, I think, that all of the wiring is in place so you could just drop in the optional intake Air Heater and plug it in if you were inclined to. Jeff Houston, TX C387 #90

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