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c111angels
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New Boat

Well we are Catalina 36 owners-still waiting form the satisfaction of ship's mortgage for the sellers loan and then we document with the USCG.

The original Universal 25 XP had a bad cylinder and the water pump was leaking into the engine block. When we removed this engine we also discovered that there was a significant hole in the exhaust elbow which could not be found by the surveyor; the prior owners was pumping CO2 into the aft stateroom and did not know it

We are re-powering with a new Beta Marine 25 HP diesel-we are waiting for the engine to be shipped from England

Charles E. Lapp, III & JoAnne Lapp
Class Sea "M"
1990 C36 MK1
Sail # 1053
Great South Bay, Long Island
Peconic Bay, Gardiners Bay
Eastern end of Long Island

 

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Charles E. Lapp, III & JoAnne Lapp
Class Sea "M"
1990 C36 MK1
Sail # 1053
Great South Bay, Long Island
Peconic Bay, Gardiners Bay
Eastern end of Long Island

 
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HowLin
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Welcome to the group!

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Chachere
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[quote=c111angels]When we removed this engine we also discovered that there was a significant hole in the exhaust elbow which could not be found by the surveyor; the prior owners was pumping CO2 into the aft stateroom and did not know it. We are re-powering with a new Beta Marine 25 HP diesel-we are waiting for the engine to be shipped from England[/quote]
     And probably pumping CO as well into the cabin (a rather more toxic threat!)
     If you are replacing the engine, I'd take a guess that there is a significant likelihood that the old exhaust riser dimensions would not have worked anyway with the new engine.   There are, however, quite a number of prior threads on this site with details of how to fabricate a replacement (or get one made up for you) -- its one of those repair things that seems to invariably come along (usually at the worst time -- don't ask how I know!).
   Good luck  and welcome to the C36IA
 

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Matthew Chachère
s/v ¡Que Chévere! #466
1985 C36 MKI tall rig fin keel M25
Homeported in eastern Long Island, NY

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LeslieTroyer
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Welcome - if you are a paid member - there is a great writeup of someone swapping a Beta into their 36 located in the Members technical section.

Les

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Les & Trish Troyer
Mahalo 
Everett, WA
1983 C-36 Hull #0094
C-36 MK 1 Technical Editor. 
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