2011 Catalina 42 Rendezvous
|Jeff, Rita, and Ken, our outgoing National C42 org president|
on Solaria from Anacortes Marina. Solaria, Mk II (2005)
|Bill 'Bling' Ling and Count Enrico Ferrari from Anacortes.|
Jah Mon, Mk I, (1994 the last year of the Mk I)
- Transmission oil should be NON detergent single weight (30 wt)
- Change out impeller every 2 years. Use Johnson Pump impellers and soap for installation lube.
- Oil changes every 100 hours or each year for sure. The age of the oil is more important than the hours so when I put 150 hours on in two months, that was not an issue.
- Injectors, valves, and heads looked over every 2500 hours.
- Check engine mounts for cracking after 5 years. Replace if seen.
- Run Wide Open Throttle for 15 minutes every 5 hours. The engines love to be run hard. IF you cannot get 3400 RPM at WOT you may be propped a bit strong. ( I can rev to 3600 but only ran at 3400 for the burn off 15 minutes). Cruising revs should be around 2500, but 2800 is no worries.
- Check hoses and belts regularly for cracks and soft bulges, replace if seen. Use Yanmar hoses as they are preformed for the correct shape. Belts from auto stores are fine.
- If there is white dust in your engine compartment, check the heat exchange exhaust riser. Replace if there are micro holes. (This is where the white dust (salt) comes from.) Catalina can supply you with the stainless risers or get the cast iron from Yanmar.
- Stana Dyne was a recommended engine additive, but I cannot remember why.
- Biocides in fuel are a good idea.
- Fuel stabilizers are good if the boat is not to be used in a year. Diesel is good for one year apparently.
- DO NOT SAIL in REVERSE GEAR. For feathering props, put them in reverse to get the feather and then put them in the CORRECT (from Yanmar Advisory MSA08-003) position of neutral!
Genoa Bay Marina put on a continental breakfast of fancy pastries, fruit, and coffee. It was very pretty and tasty! A good way to start the day and made me like this marina even more! Again, this bit of extra food was over budget for my waistline.
|The fleet is just visible at the tree line.|
|Rita and Bling looking southwest toward Duncan on |
|The wind and cheese party apres shot. Simon on the left|
with his lovely wife. You can see a bit of the roofed
gathering area for the dock.
|A Cooper 41 hull hanging in the living room! Full size.|
|Count Ferrari in the front room admiring the America's Cup|
Illustration with the Aussie Dame Patti and the US Defender.
|You can see Bob walking under the boat and he is 6'!|
Don Paget had coffee for all and then some. He is to be congratulated on setting up a fantastic and fun rendezvous. I know I will be coming back to this dock with anyone who will go with me. Don and Bill took off from here to go up to Chatterbox Falls in Princess Louisa Inlet which is a very fine and famous sight among cruisers here in the NW.
|The path home, all in one day and it was pretty easy! Some 55 km...|
The question, after doing something like this... Would I do it again? ABSOLUTELY!!!