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  • in reply to: 424 Plan C brochure #226041
    Ryan Doyle
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    Yikes, my apologies for all the duplicate threads. I got 3 timeout notices before this went through. Trying to figure out how to delete the duplicates…

    in reply to: Cored hulls? #225905
    Ryan Doyle
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    Juniper is a 1983 ketch and she is a solid hull as well. I’ve replaced through hulls, but have also replaced fittings all around the hull and have never encountered core. She has 1/2″ solid glass on the thinnest areas (the transom) and much thicker solid glass on the lower parts of her hull. The deck does have a wood core, of course.

    in reply to: Mack Sails in Stuart, FL #225876
    Ryan Doyle
    Participant

    No problem. Our main is likely a lot smaller than yours. Ours is fully battened with two reefs and is 8.62 oz Challenge Marblehead Premium Dacron W/ adjustable battslide fittings. It was 3,277.64 before a 15% discount on our whole order total.

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    in reply to: Mack Sails in Stuart, FL #225874
    Ryan Doyle
    Participant

    We got a new main, mizzen, lazy jacks, and covers for both from them two years ago. Great customer service. Nice folks who know the 424. We got a great deal on very high quality sail cloth as well. The sails, hardware, and everything has been great. We will absolutely go back to them when we replace our genoa.

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    in reply to: Hot Water heater tpe/placement #225845
    Ryan Doyle
    Participant

    Hi Rich,

    I did this same job last spring. Ours is a different layout boat, so our water heater is behind the bulkhead aft of our nav station on the starboard side. I just replaced with the new version of the Raritan that was there as I wanted to make sure it fit and the fittings would all reconnect without hassle.

    I’m pretty sure the old one lasted 20+ years.

    Ryan and Kathleen
    Juniper
    1983 Plan C Ketch

    in reply to: Advice needed: All original 424 going to sea trial ! #225728
    Ryan Doyle
    Participant

    Hi Eduardo,

    We are still on our original engine and V-drive (our W58 was rebuilt in the late 1990’s). If these diesels are well maintained, kept clean, and checked regularly for issues (and those issues are fixed when they pop up), it’s entirely possible to have a well-running original diesel well past 5000 hrs. Our motor is approaching 6000 hrs.

    We purchased our boat in 2016 and put about 2000 miles a summer on the boat cruising from New York to Maine.

    Our W58 and v-drive runs very well, but we keep it painted, we don’t abuse it by running it without loads or good water flow, we check for issues regularly, and stay on top of maintenance (oil and filter changes at the end of every season, impellers, etc.). We noticed we were losing coolant this summer and replaced our heat exchanger after discovering that had rusted through and started to leak. I did the job myself and now she doesn’t lose coolant.

    My suggestion is to clean and paint the motor. It will get you acquainted with the motor and it makes the engine compartment less frightening. It also makes issues like leaking oil or coolant easier to spot.

    Another excellent upgrade is an exhaust temperature alarm such as the Aqualarm. It’s only $50 and it just clamps around your exhaust and warns you if the motor is getting hot.

    Best of luck.

    Ryan

    • This reply was modified 11 months, 2 weeks ago by Ryan Doyle.
    in reply to: Solar arch for a ketch #225676
    Ryan Doyle
    Participant

    Awesome. Thanks Bryan. I’m not at the boat now, but I’ll take the shot tomorrow. Appreciate the help!

    in reply to: Solar arch for a ketch #225673
    Ryan Doyle
    Participant

    Hi Bryan,

    Thanks so much. How do you guys like the Arch in a box?

    Below is a more side-on picture of our stern. The mizzen sticks out about 3 feet from the transom. We met with a local fabricator who is giving us a quote for a custom 316 stainless arch that will go under our mizzen boom and aft of our mizzen sheet blocks.

    My plan at the moment, is to put two 370 watt monocrystalline panels on this arch.

    Eager to see where the quote comes in for the custom job.

    Ryan and Kathleen
    Juniper
    1983 Plan C Ketch

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    in reply to: Cutter Ketch inner stay position #225366
    Ryan Doyle
    Participant

    A closer photo

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    in reply to: Cutter Ketch inner stay position #225363
    Ryan Doyle
    Participant

    Hi Chris and John,

    We have a detachable inner stay on our 1983 424 ketch Juniper.

    We have not used it yet, but here is a photo of the attachment point right behind where our furler/forestay attaches.

    We know this as a Solent stay. Whether that’s the correct term, I’m not sure. The stay is wire and has a large lever and clasp that attaches to that point For easy hookup. Tension is adjusted by a halyard at the base of the main.

    I hope this is helpful. The boat is currently wrapped up on the hard otherwise I’d make a little video and show you how it attaches.

    Regards,
    Ryan and Kathleen
    Juniper

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    in reply to: MAX PROP Propeller Recommendation #225092
    Ryan Doyle
    Participant

    Hi Ben,

    We have a 19” 3-blade max prop on a 1.5” shaft and a Westerbeke 58 with the v-drive. We cruise at 6.5kts at 1800rpm.

    I have not had to rebuild my max prop, but Rick raises a good point. Our max prop came with our boat (so not sure of its age) but we have been very happy with its performance for over 3 years and it is still in quite excellent shape. I have found max prop to be responsive to my questions via email. Attached is a photo of the prop before we splashed this year – the grey color is from an anti barnacle spray.

    Ryan

    Juniper
    1983 424 Ketch “C” Layout
    New York

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    in reply to: What refrigeration setup do you have? #225067
    Ryan Doyle
    Participant

    Juniper is a plan C ketch. Not sure if fridge sizes varied between boat layouts.

    Is there a Plan C Ketch? I thought they were all cutters. Do you have the galley to starboard? Just curious.

    We have a plan C and a “SEA FROST BD 12 with AEO” air cooled system and I don’t have any complaints although haven’t gotten to the energy audit part of the refit yet.

    Hmm… I believe it’s called a “plan c”, though I could be wrong. Galley is to starboard, we don’t have the second companionway, we have enclosed aft berth with its own head, and she’s definitely got two masts 😉

    I’ll attach some photos here. She is a 1983.

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    in reply to: What refrigeration setup do you have? #225066
    Ryan Doyle
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    We are on Jubilee a Plan C cutter and are also taking bids on refrigeration now. Our ice box had been modified with a 2 inch or so purple type insulation. The problem was that there is a drain underneath that was clogged and not working so it developed an odor as water became trapped underneath the foam. We removed all the foam and now the measured cubic feet according to one tech who is putting together a bid for us is 13 cubic feet. We had an Alder Barbor with the ice box and want to go with a cold plate system that has two cold plates. We should have some bids back soon and will let you know what systems they are suggesting. Apparently there is a switch on this Plan C under the sink that allows the ice box to drain if water melts in it but ours was non functional. It supposedly works by using the foot pump?

    Interesting. Thanks for the reply Chris. I’d be really curious to see your quote. Just curious why you are going with two cold plates? Are you doing a separate fridge and freezer section? Or does the volume of the box require two?

    in reply to: What refrigeration setup do you have? #225060
    Ryan Doyle
    Participant

    Juniper is a plan C ketch. Not sure if fridge sizes varied between boat layouts.

    in reply to: What refrigeration setup do you have? #225059
    Ryan Doyle
    Participant

    Hi Rick and Patrick. Thanks very much. I’ll look into both units. Did you modify your iceboxes at all?

    Also, I’m looking into sizing the units and I’m estimating our ice box volume to be more than 10 cubic feet. Do you know what size ice box your units are designed to cool?

    Thanks again for the info!

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