This page describes C34 owner Ron Hill's
Upgrades to Apache hull # 788.
Great Job Ron!
"Grill Propane storage in the tube"
"Small line around loop, keeps the dock line from
It is easier to loop a dock line over the cleat than it is to
slide under and around.
For safety while using the loop method, I attach a small
1/8" or 3/16" line to the center of the dock line
splice. This small line is slid between the strands or around
the braid and tied in an overhand knot to keep it in place,
(stays with the dock line).
Now when I dock the boat we flop the dock line over the
cleats and when things have settled down, I go back and tie
the 1/8" line around the cleat to guarantee that the loop
will not bounce off the cleat as the boat rocks at the dock.
Notice the "Coolant Recovery System" A 1-qt.
Just behind the alternator is "the
wiring harness upgrade" inside a "Rubbermaid
flat box", fixed to the port side wall. The covered
box keeps everything dry!
Propane Tank Locker, See write-up in projects page under
"Propane Tank Storage"
Added storage in the wasted space in the head.
Under seat and Behind head
"Great lazy jack set up"
The anchor hangs too close to the gelcoat! I used a
sticky-back "Tread Step" to protect the bow.
Don't mess with the bow of this boat!
"This is how the stuffing box can be re-packed while the
boat is in the water."
Ever think about changing the cutlass Bearing yourself?
"YES the shaft does pass by the rudder"
"Great spot for the radio"
Ron! What the XXOO is that in the bilge?
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desirability of suggested modifications or upgrades. Please
obtain assistance from a competent marine mechanic or boatyard
prior to making any significant modifications to your vessel.