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Sails and Canvas / Re: Full cockpit enclosure
« on: February 15, 2020, 10:23:24 AM »
I have a normal dodger. I have a Bimini that zips to the back edge of dodger. It has a sleeve at the rear the I slide a stainless rod through, keeping the rod aft of the rear shroud. Have an acrylic window in rear of Bimini so if it is up while sailing, I can view the vane at the masthead. I also have zippers running the length of the three sides of the Bimini that I can zip panels on to. These panels extend down to the lower life line. In a downpour I can sail and keep pretty dry underneath.

Engine and Drive Train / Re: Instrument panel Volvo MD IIC
« on: September 15, 2019, 07:02:27 PM »
I can send you photos of each instrument back. This site won't allow attachment so give me e-mail address. I'm

Engine and Drive Train / Re: Tach sender for Volvo MD11
« on: August 26, 2019, 02:55:18 PM »
I have an MD 11 in my garage. Send a photo of what you need. Mine was fine when I changed motors 2 years ago. Have tach, also.

Interior Structures / Re: Interior bulkheads and assorted woodwork
« on: March 02, 2019, 11:47:55 AM »
I've been thinking of doing the same. What is the prep necessary to make sure varnish goes on properly? And if wood is washed out in some areas, does teak oil remedy that and then does varnish stick to teak oil?

That is the throttle. Mine was a cable off other end that went to Edson pedestal. Yours looks like a back up cable going the other direction. My choke is the red button you push down to start. Piece you look to replace is similar to a cable extender I bought for my 73 VW Beetle. Empi part but guess any good part store will have it.

Still have it. Got a picture of what you need?

Sails and Canvas / Sail Cleaning
« on: September 17, 2018, 04:20:03 PM »
Need advise on what to soak asymmetrical in to clean and remove some light mildew.

Engine and Drive Train / Re: Tachometer Quit
« on: August 06, 2018, 06:11:04 PM »
I have a complete MD 11 and instrument panel in my garage. Let me know what you need.

I have an MD11c in my garage which came out of my boat earlier this year. Fresh water parts to include the alternator.

P31 / Re: Water logged sole over the bilge.
« on: October 19, 2017, 03:05:30 PM »
I took my floor out two years ago. Pain, chipping out all the bungs and removing screws. Heat gunned off old finish, light sanding, five coats satin polyurethane. I fastened the floor by flush sinking some inserts into fiberglass and then flush fastening some shouldered brass washers in the wood. Then took some flat head brass screws to fasten floor. Looks great, brass and nautical. And I can take up floor any time by removing screws instead of hammering out bungs again.

Sails and Canvas / Re: waterproofing bimini
« on: June 23, 2017, 08:27:57 AM »
Rustoleum makes a product, Never Wet, which is more or less 303 Protectant at a fraction of the price. Non silicone, compatible with Sunbrella. Got mine at Home Depot.

Plumbing and Galley Systems / Galley Pump
« on: June 12, 2017, 10:14:10 PM »
Have a Peters and Russell hand pump in my galley. Any idea where to get parts?

Interior Structures / Re: Table Post
« on: May 22, 2017, 09:38:08 PM »
Another 323 in my Marina never had the post. I took mine out. Local welding shop cut me a three foot or so post that I mount the table on top of when needed. When the table and post are stowed, it's like you have double the interior. Wish I had done it years ago.

Engine and Drive Train / Re: Fuel tank
« on: May 09, 2017, 08:35:52 AM »
Pulled my tank in fall of 2015. Easy to remove out of port side. Pumped about two gallons of a substance that is best described as thick and looking like diarrhea. Pressure washed inside of tank. Also cleaned copper pick up tube that was virtually closed with deposits. Tank is aluminum and like new. Peace of mind knowing tank is without issues now.

I just yanked the MD 11c out of my boat. If you need parts. Always in fresh water.

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