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CP-27's / Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Last post by relamb on Yesterday at 10:30:17 PM »
Actually the sending unit in the tank is this, it bolted right on top.
But I believe after I bought it I found that the original in the tank was already capable of driving the gauge.  There's a magnet in the tank that moves the needle.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MT95EQ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 
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CP-27's / Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Last post by relamb on Yesterday at 10:22:55 PM »
My (1988 CP27)  tank is 13 gallons and is 12" tall, 14"w x18" L manufactured by AFP.
They are still in business as RDS Manufacturing.  http://www.rdsaluminum.com/marine-stock-below.html







When I put it back I can measure if needed, but you could probably fit a tank 2" taller, 2" longer, and quite a bit wider.  On the port side you can see the top of the creme colored water heater, if you don't have a water heater you could fit a second tank there of similar size.

Note the wires to the tank gauge, I was able to wire the existing tank sender without modification to this gauge, and it works great.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MTI16E/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The tank was in good shape after almost 3 years, except for the crud growing in the bottom of it which I've cleaned out with muratic acid.  Unlike the holding tank (same manufacturer) which has corroded through.
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chris, great boat and fantastic upgrades. hoped to see you at the rendezvous this year but we wish you well on the sale
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Sun Cats / Simrad TP10 repair question
« Last post by ghsfusioneer on Yesterday at 09:27:44 PM »
Does anyone have a recommendation for getting a Simrad TP10 repaired?  Mine shuts down after about 20 minutes operation and my troubleshooting points to something internal (it's not the fuse, cable or battery).  I will contact Simrad to inquire about availability of repair, but I was wondering if there any others with experience? 
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CP-27's / Re: Fuel tank replacement
« Last post by deisher6 on Yesterday at 09:04:27 PM »
Hey Steve:
Congratulations on the new boat.

I would go with cleaning the old tank.  It is easy to get out and clean up.  You are on the right track on starting with the fuel tank.  Like Rick I fill up from fuel purchased at gas stations where I can see how clean it is. 

Also remove the inline filter that Rick mentioned in his recent posts.

I have been happy with the fuel capacity of the stock tank.  The tank holds 13-14 gallons.  Only once did I wish that I had a larger tank. Motor sailing with plenty of wind and less than a quarter of a tank did not work out.

regards charlie


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Group Outings and Com-pac Events / Re: Carolinas pocket cruiser group forming
« Last post by Tom L. on Yesterday at 08:05:40 PM »
One of the best areas the group goes to in that area is Cayo Costa. We anchor/beach just inside Pelican Bay on the sand spit. Very spectacular beach and for any young ones they can hike acrossCayo Costa to the Gulf.

Haven't made it to the Panama Beer cruise but hope to some day. Others we sail with really enjoy the party and it is a big party.

Check out the link I put in and take a look at the picks. The areas we sail are generally part of the ICW on both coast and the inland lakes of Florida. That means shallow water but perfect for our skinny water boats.

Tom L.
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Group Outings and Com-pac Events / Re: Carolinas pocket cruiser group forming
« Last post by Neil D on Yesterday at 06:45:14 PM »
Tom, how is the sailing / camp cruising around Captiva and Sanibel Islands?

Also at some point, perhaps in a year or two, I would like to check out the BEER cruise our of Pensacola.
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Group Outings and Com-pac Events / Re: Carolinas pocket cruiser group forming
« Last post by Tom L. on Yesterday at 06:30:20 PM »
Neil good luck on your newly formed club.  We here in Florida have a group of trailer sailors with a similar goal. It's called WCTSSS which stands for West Coast Trailer Sailor Squadron founded by Ron Hoddinott. West coast being West Coast of Florida. The group is very active and plans regular get togethers all over Florida from Key Biscane to Panama City and everything in between.
There are a number of Sun Cats and other Com Pacs involved along with many others from sea pearls to home builts to Potters and MacGeregors.
The key is to set a date and place and they will come. Ron publishes the dates early in the sailing season. Down here that's winter so we are winding down right now.
Check out the WCTSS web site everyone is welcome all the time.  http://members.ij.net/wctss/wctss/index.htm

Again Good Luck.

Tom L.
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Group Outings and Com-pac Events / Re: Carolinas pocket cruiser group forming
« Last post by BruceW on Yesterday at 06:28:12 PM »
I will try to keep apprised of the locations where yawl will be sailing, in case I can bring my runabout WR 17.

Totally understand the drive times.

Lake Jordan would be a good place; what about Kerr Lake? It is bigger, further from town, so less crowded. Campsites, also are nice.
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CP-23's / Re: help with cp23 upper & lower shroud lengths
« Last post by Bob23 on Yesterday at 06:01:43 PM »
Have you tried the factory? I wonder if they differ year to year for some reason. Can't see why but there is a lot I don't know!
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