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Old 04-27-2008, 12:36 PM   #1
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34 Californian Articles, Specs and Factory Options List

Below are a*couple of articles published in Boating Magazine June 1981 and Sea Magazine March 1990 on the 34 Californian Long Range Cruiser.* There is also a*Wellcraft Specs and Equipment List from January 1982.*

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Old 04-27-2008, 01:03 PM   #2
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To reopen an old thread;* I found this while digging thru my boat papers looking for windless paperwork.* Must be from 1982, same dealer that sold my boat when new.*
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:31 AM   #4
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performance is very impressive.

but why does it drop off at 1750 RPM so much?
actually at 1750 the performance is worse than any other power setting, why?
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:28 AM   #5
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I had to look to see what you are refering to.* I see it now.* 1750rpm is the point of maximum hull angle (6deg.).* The is point beyond which it starts to climb out of the hole and plane.* According to the test it topped out at a tad over 25 statute mph.* I have never seen that from mine.* Perhaps it is like a lot of us, and a little heavier than used to be.
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:29 PM   #6
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Craig

Thanks for posting those articles and flyers, you have more info than most of us. *Also you can probably go in and update your biography now. . *. *. *. *. looks like you got her!!

"Been a good boat but it burns an insane amount of gas. In market for a used 30 -40 ft. trawler, practical, not a showpiece."

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I still like that blue hull, really looks great!

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Old 09-08-2011, 06:04 AM   #7
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I do have the 1982 Wellcraft/Californian LRC Owners Manual.* I don't know if it is 34ft. specific, or for all models but many of the schematic drawings indicate they are for the 36,38 and 42.* It is about 40 pages long.* It includes wiring schematics for AC DC and panel, terminal blocks, color codes, flybridge, plumbing, fuel, maintenance reccomendations, torques etc.** If I ever get a couple hours of down time I will the scan the thing and post.***

But, in the mean time, if you need something, let me know and I'll see if I have it.* I can scan and post at least that much.* I have found the electrical info to be very useful as I go electrical gremlin hunting.

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Old 09-08-2011, 07:23 AM   #8
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Craig

That would be great. *Even though Wellcraft took over production by then, I'm sure a lot of us would appreciate having a copy of that manual. *Mine is a 37', but the 38' was essentially the same boat with several inches added to the rear deck to accomodate a rear deck storage hatch.

Also a question that came up recently, do you have a manufactures tag affixed to the top of your wiring/cable tube that goes up to the flybridge from the main cabin? *If so it should have the manufactures name and hull number embossed on it.

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Where would it be?* In the salon?* Mine has a square wood cable chase*that is abouut 6in. sq to the outside.* I'm stopping at the boat on my way tonite, I will look.* Incidently many of the schematic drawings are dated in the seventies so I doubt much changed over the years.* I also have the paperwork for much/most of the OEM equipment as well.*
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:45 PM   #10
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Where would it be?* In the salon?* Mine has a square wood cable chase*that is abouut 6in. sq to the outside.* I'm stopping at the boat on my way tonite, I will look.* Incidently many of the schematic drawings are dated in the seventies so I doubt much changed over the years.* I also have the paperwork for much/most of the OEM equipment as well.*
The cable chase is the same on all models. *If you have a tag, it will be in the salon on the stern facing side, at the top, of the wood cable chase. *However, you may not have one. *My tag is about 1 1/2" x 3' brass with black lettering held on with a brass nail at either end. *Flywright has a 1977 34' Cali and he says he doesn't have one. *Maybe they didn't put them on 34's or maybe they were removed by PO? *Don't know for sure? *I will take a picture of mine and post it next time I'm at the boat. *It will be a while though as I'm leaving town tomorrow on business.*

I agree, I don't think Wellcraft, after taking over from Marshall, made many changes, so anything you have would be valuable to all.

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Old 09-13-2011, 09:59 PM   #11
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I found out tonight that Per has got a tag at the top of his cable chase. DAMHIK...
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RE: 34 Californian Articles, Specs and Factory Options List

Great article, thanks and I look forward to receiving and printing the manual or at least bookmarking it.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:08 PM   #13
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This is the manufactures tag attached at the helm on my 37 Californian. *Sorry for the delay in posting the pic as promised.

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yeah i have one of those on my post also, will see if i remember to take a pic of it.


Edelweiss, i'd love to assist you to scan that manual if you need help !
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yeah i have one of those on my post also, will see if i remember to take a pic of it.


Edelweiss, i'd love to assist you to scan that manual if you need help !
Looks like maybe the 34's don't have a tag. *At least I haven't found one with a tag. *I wish I had the manual Per, it's actually Capn Craig who has it.

How about it Craig, anything we can do to help you?

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so here is my tag.. for what its worth.

guessing it is the 5th 38' manufactured in 1981?

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Old 09-27-2011, 04:55 PM   #17
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Makes me wonder if Marshall Boat Co moved from Santa Ana to Tustin between 1977 and 1981.

Thanks for posting the tag pics.
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Per's is Tustin? *

You can't really see it in my pictures, but mine is the length 37 and the number 055 (which doesn't match the HIN) *Interesting!!

When did Marshal hand over production to Wellcraft and did they move the plant?
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The article above says they sold to Wellcraft in 1982. The Wellcraft brochure effective Jan 1, 1982 has both Tustin, CA and Sarasota, FL addresses.


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So Wellcraft built them in Tustin and Sarasota?*

I saw an interior picture of a 34' over the weekend and I could have sworn there was a tag on the cable chase. *I was going to download it and blow it up larger, but forgot and now I can't find it!!
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