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Old 04-20-2021, 02:33 AM   #21
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I had a 1985 35 for years. There where only 12 of them built and mine had twin Super 90 Ford Tractor engines with a 5.0 Westy generator. Over the years I did many upgrades and major maintenance. The toughest being replacing both iron fuel tanks. From my research 3 of these boats where on the east coast, when I sold mine it ended up in South Carolina.
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Old 04-20-2021, 03:02 AM   #22
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:46 AM   #23
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12 1985s built, or 12 total 35s built? Mine is a four owner boat, all in NC. Can you elaborate on your fuel tank replacement. Pretty sure I will have to do that on mine in the future. My boat has a single 165hp Volvo tamd 40B
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Old 05-02-2021, 09:54 PM   #24
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No bath tub in the aft head. I would like to see a picture of your tiny tub.

My engine is a Lehman 2715E.

Thanks for the suggested pronunciation.

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I have a 1986 version of the same boat. Does yours have the tiny little bathtub in the aft head? My research indicates the company was named after the founder, T.A. Chiao (pronounced like "meow.") What diesel engine do you have?
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I would think that replacing the fuel tanks with dual engines would require pulling the engines. It looks like with a single you might be able to remove the tanks with the engine in place. I hope to never find this out.

It would be interesting to hear about your experience with the fuel tanks replacement. Also, is there a general area where the tanks tend to fail?

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Over the years I did many upgrades and major maintenance. The toughest being replacing both iron fuel tanks. From my research 3 of these boats where on the east coast, when I sold mine it ended up in South Carolina.
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Old 06-20-2021, 09:48 PM   #26
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Hi Guys. I just joined the club and bought a Ta Chiao ct35 sundeck trawler. It sounds like a small club, but hoping we can share some knowledge and experiences. Mine's a 1986 -twin with SP90s. Anyone got any good mods or improvements they'd like to share? Common problems (other than the usual Taiwanese boat issues)?
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Hi Guys. I just joined the club and bought a Ta Chiao ct35 sundeck trawler. It sounds like a small club, but hoping we can share some knowledge and experiences. Mine's a 1986 -twin with SP90s. Anyone got any good mods or improvements they'd like to share? Common problems (other than the usual Taiwanese boat issues)?
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I'd like to hear what "usual Taiwanese boat issues" are.
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Old 06-22-2021, 08:23 AM   #29
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Hi,

Welcome, what year is your trawler?

Fergus Ontario?

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