Originally Posted by chef2sail
..Dont you also have some connection in your job with the Catalina Company?..
I know CD well enough to know that he equally respects your input and would take no offense at your post or any differences of opinion.
But in case Brian/CD is absent for a while (as he sometimes is nowadays with being a full-time live-aboard), I just wanted to reply to the point about CD being employed by Catalina.
To the best of my knowledge, CD has no affiliation with Catalina other than being a loyal owner (he's on what, his 3rd or 4th Catalina?) and a Technical Editor for the C400 Association newsletter. That Tech Ed position is to the best of my knowledge a volunteer slot for the C400 Association. Probably pays about as well as these Sailnet moderator positions.
Unless CD chimes in and says otherwise, I wouldn't want anyone assuming he's on the Catalina corporate payroll.