Originally Posted by tenuki
everyone is gonna poop on me for saying this, but if the winds are light just hand the tiller to someone reliable and go up there sit or laydown and wank on the sheet right near the clew to check out all sorts of things.
I've been sailing catalina 25s a lot the last few years and they are nice little boats, I found the bigger head sail was required though. Do you have the tall rig? What are the prevailing conditions where you sail?
No, I have the standard rig. I would like to have the tall rig and use the standard main on it so I could raise my boom and install a bimini. (I would also like to run my lines inside the mast, but a new spar isn't in the books anytime soon.)
Interestingly enough, I just picked up a Garmin Etrx Legend C
this weekend. I justifie it in that it will work for both the non existent compass and the non existent knotmeter that my boat came with. I can also use it on my motorcycle, and in the car. Nice unit actually.