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Forum: Other Trawler Systems 11-19-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,940
Posted By poczatek
Just an additional thought. I use a Sunbeam...

Just an additional thought. I use a Sunbeam heating blanket which uses about 50 watts. Very little power needed and nice and warm. I know this is not a direct answer to your question about heaters,...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 09-23-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,299
Posted By poczatek
I have the same boat, except mine in a 1974, yet...

I have the same boat, except mine in a 1974, yet most everything is the same. Mine may have been in a little worse condition, but similar when I bought it last year. I had to replace most of the teak...
Forum: Liveaboards 09-23-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By poczatek
stay aboard marinas near washington NC.

What are some of the best stay aboard marinas in the Washington, N.C. area during the winter months? We have a 34 ft. Marine Trader, and retired with limited income. So we are looking for a lower...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 328
Posted By poczatek
Active Captain Marina Search

Does anyone know if the Active Captain Marina Search is up and running? I tried to get on it and could only get on the Active Captain Garmin site.
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 05-20-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,255
Posted By poczatek
Very nice. I'm working on restoring a 74 34' MT....

Very nice. I'm working on restoring a 74 34' MT. I'm into about 10k in the woodwork and just getting going. I'm inspired with your accomplishment.
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 02-27-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By poczatek
Joe, I found my leak in the aft cabin came...

Joe,
I found my leak in the aft cabin came from around the mast base support. The water leaked in around it and ran down the center stringer, into some of the plywood. Luky for me, the boat has...
Forum: Electrical and Electronics & Navigation 02-21-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,642
Posted By poczatek
Thanks for the reminder. Cheap is tempting; but...

Thanks for the reminder. Cheap is tempting; but as you have clearly pointed out, not worth the gamble. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: General Maintenance 02-19-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By poczatek
Thanks for all the input; I appreciate it.

Thanks for all the input; I appreciate it.
Forum: General Maintenance 02-19-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By poczatek
Mystery solved. I have a paragon transmission....

Mystery solved. I have a paragon transmission. Well, it's been in the boat for 40 years and working so I guess they must be ok. I've never had one of these before. I wiped off a bunch of oil/dirt and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,216
Posted By poczatek
Good Luck. I have a 1974, D.C. myself. Enjoy!

Good Luck. I have a 1974, D.C. myself. Enjoy!
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 02-19-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,998
Posted By poczatek
Saw this on the Albany, N.Y. Craigslist today. ...

Saw this on the Albany, N.Y. Craigslist today. C.L title: - This is a Live A Board CLASSIC 1977 Marinette 32.6' X 12' - $39000 (Queensbury/Lake George)
Forum: General Maintenance 02-19-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By poczatek
Thanks Old Dan. I've been searching until my...

Thanks Old Dan. I've been searching until my eyeballs were bugging out last night; but I'll go to the boat today and look closer for some ID numbers. I did find a velvet drive site that gave some...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 02-19-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By poczatek
I should think any good two part epoxy or resin...

I should think any good two part epoxy or resin would work will to plug small nail holes. West Marine has a fairly new product, which is a two part epoxy in one caulking gun style tube which comes...
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 02-19-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By poczatek
I'm working on a 1974 34 DC Marine Trader as...

I'm working on a 1974 34 DC Marine Trader as well. Replacing the deck on the right side of the aft cabin. Mine is leaking through the mast mount base fixture area. By the looks of the dark wet teak...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-19-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By poczatek
I'm trying to figure out if it is a 70c, 71c or...

I'm trying to figure out if it is a 70c, 71c or which one it may be; and I haven't found any tags or numbers on the transmission yet. I'll look a little closer today. I don't have any paperwork for...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-18-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By poczatek
what model velvet drive do i have?

I have what I believe is a velvet drive straight drive transmission in my 1974 34 marine trader mounted to a lehman ford 120 hp diesel engine. I think it is the original engine and transmission....
Forum: General Maintenance 02-02-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By poczatek
Greg, I believe the tanks are either Stainless...

Greg, I believe the tanks are either Stainless Steel (not galvanized) or Aluminum. My bad describing them as galvanized, as they probably are not. They have been in there for a few years and there...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-02-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By poczatek
Yes, teak decks. I've got some damage, in the...

Yes, teak decks. I've got some damage, in the front between the hatch and the starboard windshield base. I've got most of it removed. Also, the mast base has a leak and there was a small amount of...
Forum: General Maintenance 02-02-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By poczatek
Question marine trader fuel tank

I began the rebuild of my 1974 MT 34 double cabin. While taking a closer look at the fuel tanks, I noticed they are in good condition, no apparent rust of any kind. But i also noticed that they seem...
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 01-31-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By poczatek
Thanks for the help. There we go. Along the way...

Thanks for the help. There we go. Along the way to a two year rebuild on my Marine Trader 34. Not sure I'll get it done in two years; but planning to cruise it to Florida and keep her there.
Forum: How To Use The Forum, Site News & Account Concerns 01-31-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By poczatek
Profile pic

How do I get my profile pic on my posts. Thanks
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 01-31-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,323
Posted By poczatek
Good info here.

Good info here.
Forum: Liveaboards 01-18-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 17,666
Posted By poczatek
I to really appreciate the input here. My wife...

I to really appreciate the input here. My wife and I have cruised quite a bit over the years; but no long stays on the boat. We're planning to stay in Florida in the winters and go back home to the...
Forum: Boating Safety and Concerns 01-10-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,384
Posted By poczatek
The diesel is designed to have much more...

The diesel is designed to have much more longevity. The cost of diesel should always be lower and yes, gasoline is more explosive that diesel fuel; but both are of course flammable. And the value of...
Forum: Power Systems 01-10-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,896
Posted By poczatek
Let me add, I do like the method O C Diver has...

Let me add, I do like the method O C Diver has posted; but if your doing it at the dock, well, -
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