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Old 02-16-2013, 05:37 PM   #21
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Just in the seat locker. Factory or PO mounted two half height BBQ style tanks to a piece of plywood. Works good for my needs.

Any issues with your PT over the years? Fuel tanks ok?
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Old 02-16-2013, 05:38 PM   #22
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Mine doesn't have propane but I'm interested to hear that's where yours is. How does the line get to the stove? Through the starboard side chase down past the lower helm?
PG, you have enough power on that boat to power the whole dock, you don't need propane!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:44 PM   #23
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PT35 Issues

I've owned my 1985 PT35 since 1991. About 12 years ago the engine's (Lehman 225HP) gear driven oil pump suffered a shaft failure. The pump and crankshaft bearings were replaced. Luckily, my insurance covered most of the bill.
Water leaks from some windows were mostly fixed.
Rollers on salon doors had to be reinstalled with epoxy.
Replaced SS holding tank with one made of poly.
Replaced sanitation hose.
Replaced venturi windshield on FB.
Replaced bilge and pressure water pumps and water heater.
Fuel tanks are fine.

Overall, I'm very happy with Refuge and look forward to her re-launching in May.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:48 PM   #24
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Forgot to mention that I believe the propane tank line is run through the port side chase down to the galley.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:12 PM   #25
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Forgot to mention that I believe the propane tank line is run through the port side chase down to the galley.
I know it is running down the port chase as I added a second line for the Dickinson fireplace in the starboard aft corner of the salon.

Water leaks from some windows were fixed.
Rollers on salon doors replaced
Replaced SS holding tank with one made of poly.
Replaced sanitation hose.
Replaced pressure water pump.
Cleaned fuel tanks, Ok but always a concern in the future.
Repaired port side water tank at bottom shutoff valve.
Replace mixing elbow on Perkins 6.355M with SS one after 20 years.
Replaced shaft seal to PSS.
Replaced stove and fridge.
Plus upgrades of electronics.

Love the boat, she has been good to us
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:34 PM   #26
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I've owned my 1985 PT35 since 1991. About 12 years ago the engine's (Lehman 225HP) gear driven oil pump suffered a shaft failure. The pump and crankshaft bearings were replaced. Luckily, my insurance covered most of the bill.
Water leaks from some windows were mostly fixed.
Rollers on salon doors had to be reinstalled with epoxy.
Replaced SS holding tank with one made of poly.
Replaced sanitation hose.
Replaced venturi windshield on FB.
Replaced bilge and pressure water pumps and water heater.
Fuel tanks are fine.

Overall, I'm very happy with Refuge and look forward to her re-launching in May.
Bueno, I've got some window leads but I can live with the ones that are left. I did have to replace the four front portlights, that stung a bit. The PO had replaced the holding tank and did a half hearted job of it.

How did you fix the salon doors? PG eliminated the rollers and has her door riding on some plastic strip that works really well.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:36 PM   #27
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[QUOTE=rochepoint;135354]I know it is running down the port chase as I added a second line for the Dickinson fireplace in the starboard aft corner of the salon.


Rollers on salon doors replaced

Mike, how did you replace the rollers?
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On the side door I replaced the bronze wheels with roller bearings in the same housing and the previous owner had already done the back door with a nylon strip which works fine if you wax the track every six months.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:20 PM   #29
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The interior corners of the sliding door appeared to be rotting out and were not solid enough to hold the screws for the roller assemblies. I dug out the rotted area and drilled some holes then filled the area with epoxy resin. When cured, it proved to be strong enough to reinstall the roller assemblies.
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I too have a PT35 called a Polarus in Australia. I have 2 propane tanks set in a custom made holder and it is vented via a pipe to the port side of the flybridge. There is a flame stop on the stove and an off switch by the stove, together with a cutoff in the cupboard under the stove and of course the ability to swich off at the bottles. By the way we use the cupboard under the stove for pots and pans which was difficult for my wife in particular to get to so I have converted it to a pot drawer and it makes it a lot easier to access.

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John; where are your propane tanks located? A photo perhaps? What engine/engines are in your boat?
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The tanks are under the port side flybridge seats with the vent on the outside of the flybridge. I am not able to get to the boat until Saturday so will try to get some photos then. We will be on board for a month cruising Sydney harbour and doing some easy maintenance along the way so looking forward to catching up with family and friends goingto the fish markets and hanging out in some nice bays along the way.

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:26 PM   #33
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Sorry Bensjoy I forgot to mention I have twin 135hp N/A Perkins that at 1900hrs still keep ticking over very well. Just a little smoke when they are started. I am often away from the boat for up to 3 months at a time but so far they start 1st press of the button each time.

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Old 03-12-2013, 04:38 PM   #34
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Propane set up

Here are the photos promised. We are now onthe boat for another 3 weeks
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Very interesting, especially the tag which shows the tanks were added after market. Food for thought, though I just ordered a new electric cooktop.
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Propane set up

You are right Jennifer , they are after market in that the local authority need to check the system after a certain length of time and ours are now coming up to that time. We will get the relevant authority to recommend a licenced gas fitter to check our system to ensure it conforms to specification.
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I would like to contact any other owners of a pt35. Mine is a 1985 sundeck model with a single lehman 225hp engine.
Hi Ben?,This is a query from a old post. re your 35 PT, I am checking on a 1993 36 PT Sundeck, Does it have a full keel, or at least reasonable protection for the underwater running gear, also what is bridge clearance with everything folded down, Hope you can help, I know it is a newer model but it looks identical to yours, Cheers Colin
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I purchased my 1985 PT35 in 1991. She does not have a full keel which would offer propeller protection. The propeller is exposed. If you navigate carefully, this shouldn't present a problem. I am satisfied with the speed that the single 225HP Lehman provides. I usually cruise very economically at 7.5 to 8.5 kts but can do over 10 kts. I feel that if it had a full keel I wouldn't be able to attain these speeds. The interior design is very livable. I believe the newer versions were built in China. Mine was built in Taiwan. Where is the PT35 you are interested in located? I believe I saw one listed in a Florida boating magazine for about 110K but don't remember the year. I believe is was built after 2000.
I'll try to email you a photo of the underbody of mine.
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Hi I am buying one this week.1981 PT 38' sundeck model.Will talk. Need information.Mine has twin 135 Perkins..Tomt223
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